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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

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AALEAD Workshops for Middle and High School Students

Mt. Pleasant Library

3 p.m.
AALEAD is an after-school program for middle and high school students with workshops on leadership development, educational empowerment, and community. We’ll be meeting after school every week on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3 – 6 p.m. Feb. 18 through August for different activities to hone our leadership skills, technology chops, and other important life skills. Join us!

Teen Movie Night

Palisades Library

3:30 p.m.
  It's Wednesday afternoon; need a mid-week break from school? Come by the Palisades Library to watch a teen movie! Movies will be rated PG or PG-13.  This program is for Teens and Tweens only.  Photo courtesy of popturfdotcom on Flickr.
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Afterschool Lounge

Tenley-Friendship Library

3:30 p.m.
Need a place to sit and chat with friends, play games, or just chill? Come to the Afterschool Lounge on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays and use the library's large conference room as a group study room, game space, lounge and snack area. Board and card games are available. Food and drinks are welcome.  Crafts, trivia tournaments, video games, and other activities will be available on a rotating basis. Ages 11-19. 
Come to Kick Back

Kick Back

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

4 p.m.
Come kick back and relax in Teen Space. Wednesdays at 4 p.m., we will feature movies, talk about books, sing karaoke, hang out, and more. It will be different week to week, so give us a call to find out a certain week's plan 202-727-5535. Ages 13-19. See you there!
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Art Attack: Boondoggle

Georgetown Library

4 p.m.
Boondoggle, scoubidou, lanyard or whatever your name for this fun craft is, join us for Art Attack in the teen space!  

Teen Advisory Group

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

4:30 p.m.
Are you interested in having a say in what services and books the library provides for teens?  Do you need a fun way to earn community service hours?  Teen Advisory Group meets in the Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library teen space every Wednesday from 4:30 -6:30 pm.  All youth ages 13-18 are welcome; you do not need to sign up!   Please contact Anina at 202-717-0971 with any questions.
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Wii Move

Anacostia Library

5:30 p.m.
Wii Move is a fun gaming activity to attend with your friends to get into the action and adventure. So come on make your MOVES!!! Wednesdays, 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Ages 9-14.
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Francis A. Gregory Library Chess Club

Francis A. Gregory Library

6:30 p.m.
Whether you've been playing for years, or are interested in learning, come join us for an evening of chess! All ages and experience levels welcome.  The Chess Club meets in the first floor meeting room. 

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Game On! Teen Game Time

Palisades Library

3:30 p.m.
Want to beat your friends at your favorite games? Team up to conquer the world? Or just hang out with other people your age? Join us every Thursday after school, beginning at 3:30 p.m. and get your game on! This program is for Teens and Tweens only. 
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Afterschool Lounge

Tenley-Friendship Library

3:30 p.m.
Need a place to sit and chat with friends, play games, or just chill? Come to the Afterschool Lounge on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays and use the library's large conference room as a group study room, game space, lounge and snack area. Board and card games are available. Food and drinks are welcome.  Crafts, trivia tournaments, video games, and other activities will be available on a rotating basis. Ages 11-19. 
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Crafty Thursday at Afterschool Lounge!

Tenley-Friendship Library

3:30 p.m.
Come join us in the large meeting room upstairs for a craft during afterschool lounge hours! This week we will be making clothespin picture frames! Ages 11-19.   
Come to Art Attack

Art Attack

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

4 p.m.
Let your artsy side take over in Teen Space Thursdays at 4 p.m. From duct tape crafts, to painting, knitting, scuplting, drawing, and more, Art Attack has something for the artist in everyone. Ages 13-19.
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Build your Skills with Free Hip-Hop Classes!

Deanwood Library

4:30 p.m.
The Words Beats & Life academy is offering free classes in MCing and music production at the Deanwood library. These classes are geared towards teens in the D.C. area who want to build their hip hop skills and knowledge through a non-traditional learning community.  Click here to enroll. Enrollment is also offered onsite at class time.  

Teen Game Night

Chevy Chase Library

5 p.m.
Sports, dancing, or a little MarioKart? Bring your friends and your A-game for a night of Wii gaming, pizza and snacks.  Thursday in the Teen Lounge at the Folio upstairs! All teens and kids 8 and older are welcome 5-7 p.m.

Wii Dance Off

Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) Library

5:30 p.m.
So you think your moves are HOT!
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Teen Game Night

Mt. Pleasant Library

6 p.m.
Join us in the Teen Space for Bananagrams, Uno, Jenga and more! Ages 13-18.
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Learn to Play Chess

Deanwood Library

6 p.m.
It's your move! Learn to play chess, improve your game, or practice your moves with other players. This drop-in group is open to all ages and experience levels and meets every Tuesday and Thursday at 6 p.m.
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Teen Slam Poetry Night

Tenley-Friendship Library

6:30 p.m.
We're bringin' it back! Come out for Tenley's Second Teen Slam Night. Perform your own poem or come listen to your friends. This is an "open mic" slam, which means anyone who attends is welcome to perform. Light refreshments will be served. Ages 14 - 19.
3D Printing for Artists, Designers and Makers

3-D Printing for Bikes: Design Workshop

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

7 p.m.
Are you a DIY enthusiast? Do you like to repair your own bike? For National Bike Month help us brainstorm and design 3-D printed parts and accessories for a bicycle! From cupholders to light fixtures to handlebars, 3-D printers can be an economical solution to upgrading your set of wheels!   

Friday, May 29, 2015

Friday Game Day

Anacostia Library

4 p.m.
After the school day is done, come to the Anacostia Library for some Friday fun!  Join us on last Friday of the every month at 4 p.m. for Game Day in the children's room! There will be board and Wii games available to play and enjoy. Light refreshments will be served.
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Board Game Afternoons

Georgetown Library

4 p.m.
Join us for Board Game fun every Friday afternoon in the Georgetown Children's Room!   These games are appropriate for children ages 5 and older

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Every Hero Has a Story

Every Hero Has a Storybook

Northeast Library

(All day)
As part of DC Public Library's system-wide kickoff for Summer Reading, come to Northeast Library. Check out books about some of Northeast staff's favorite heroes, on display for the day. Then tell us about your favorite heroes. Fill out a word bubble, take a picture of yourself with it, and post it to social media using #whoisyourhero.
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Summer Reading Kick-Off

Northeast Library

(All day)
Celebrate the kick-off of summer reading with a bang! Join the Northeast library staff for fun activities to help get the Summer Reading Program swinging. This year's theme is "Every Hero Has A Story."   Hero storytime 10:30 a.m. second floor 0-5 years Make Your Own Masks
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Summer Reading Kickoff

Petworth Library

(All day)
Start your summer off by signing up for DC Public Library's Summer Reading Program! Swing by the Petworth Neighborhood Library for this fun event and enjoy a day of laughter and sunshine.   At 10:30, we’ll have a special hour long story-time on the lawn with parachute games. Enjoy more festivities from 12-4 p.m.; we’ll have crafts, a movie, an animation workshop, and more!
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Sign up for Summer Reading!

Palisades Library

(All day)
Sign up for Summer Reading, and join us for an action-packed summer! Summer Reading officially begins today, and runs through the end of August. Sign up today, and start earning prizes!
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Summer Reading Kickoff Celebration

Southeast Library

10 a.m.
Join your Southeast Neighborhood Library to celebrate the start of Summer Reading!  10 a.m. to 12 p.m.: All ages can enjoy hero-themed crafts and activities, plus snacks and a superhero photo booth 11 a.m.: Hero story time for families with children ages 0-8. 
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Summer Reading Kick-Off Celebration

Woodridge Library

10 a.m.
Enjoy activities for all ages - arts and crafts, scavenger hunts, freebies, drawing for book sacks, balloon pop for prizes, view a super hero film and maybe a visit from our neighborhood heroes! Come in and sign up! Don't forget your library cards to help you travel through a summer of fantastic good reads. Visit your local library for programs and activities or head to DC Public Library's Summer Reading headquarters for more information.
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Summer Reading Kick-Off

Mt. Pleasant Library

10 a.m.
Celebrate the start of Summer Reading with us! This year, our theme is "Every Hero Has a Story." Our kick-off celebration will take place during our regularly scheduled Saturday LEGOs! program 10 a.m.-12 p.m. in the Children's Room on the second floor. Come build a LEGO city and a superhero to save the day! Plus, sign up for Summer Reading and start earning prizes!
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Summer Reading Kickoff

Petworth Library

10:30 a.m.
Join us on the front lawn to play parachute games and sign up for Summer Reading! Each child will get to choose a book to keep.  This program is for children of all ages.
Super Family Story Time

Super Family Story Time

Tenley-Friendship Library

10:30 a.m.
To kick off Summer Reading, join us for this special Family Story Time, featuring books, songs, and other fun about heroes.  While you are at the library, sign up for Summer Reading. Also, make superhero-themed crafts following story time.   This year's Summer Reading theme is Every Hero Has a Story.