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Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014

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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. 

Petworth Anime Club

Petworth Library

4 p.m.
The Petworth Anime Club gives teens a place to gather, watch and talk about Japanese animation.
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Give Thanks! Party

Mt. Pleasant Library

4 p.m.
Teens - Come by Mt. Pleasant for a Give Thanks! party the day before Thanksgiving. We'll make paper beads, eat pumpkin pie and sip on hot apple cider in the Teen Space. Remember we will be closed on Thanksgiving! Ages 13-19.

Petworth Anime Club

Petworth Library

4 p.m.
The P.E.T. Clique Anime Club gives teens a place to gather, watch, and talk about Japanese animation. Films are shown in Japanese with English subtitles and include classics as well as new releases.  Come check out the latest anime shows and anime/manga magazines or come and share your own fan fiction (writing) and fan art (drawing).  

Teen Game Night

Francis A. Gregory Library

5:30 p.m.
Head to the Teen Space for board games and Wii games.Ages 13 - 19.

Teen Movie Night

Northeast Library

6 p.m.
Patrons are invited to kick back and enjoy a screening of a film. We’ll provide the popcorn if you provide the enthusiasm!  Screenings will start promptly at 6:05 p.m. in the meeting room on the Lower Level. Patrons ages 13-19 welcome.  Please call 202-698-0183 for questions or concerns about the titles being screened. 

Chess Club

Francis A. Gregory Library

7 p.m.
The Francis A. Gregory Library Chess Club meets weekly on Wednesday nights from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. We welcome players of all ages and abilities.This program will be held in the first floor meeting room unless otherwise noted.

Friday, Nov. 28, 2014

Listening Is an Act of Love

National Day of Listening

Southwest Library

(All day)
Commemorate the National Day of Listening at the Southwest Library.  Bring a friend or family member to the library between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 28 to record your own story.  Call the Southwest Information Desk at 724-4298 to make a one hour appointment today.
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Beginners' Amharic

Mt. Pleasant Library

4 p.m.
The principal language of Ethiopia, Amharic is a Semitic language belonging to the Afro-Asiatic family of languages. It takes its name from Amhara, a central province in Ethiopia and is the second-most spoken Semitic language in the world, after Arabic.   Learn the basics of this fascinating language with Ms. Yacob, every Friday afternoon in Conference Room 1 on the lower level. All ages are welcome!  

Board Game Night

Northeast Library

4 p.m.
Teens are invited to start the weekend off right with a little bit of friendly board game competition. Come on over, set aside the technology and enjoy some good, old-fashioned fun. Patrons ages 13-19. Please call 202-698-0183 with any questions.

Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014

Family Story Time

Cleveland Park Library

10:30 a.m.
Storytime fun for the whole family.

Trading Card Meetup

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

12 p.m.
Can't get enough of Yu-Gi-Oh, Pokemon, or Magic: The Gathering?Prepare to exhibit your trading card prowess at this day-long event in the Great Hall. Enjoy swapability at the expense of your opponents and win weekly bragging rights. 

Battle Subway Pokémon League

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

12 p.m.
If you love Pokémon, you won't want to miss this!  Battle Subway is an official league of the Pokémon Company International.
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Teen Book Club

Cleveland Park Library

2 p.m.
Join us at 2 p.m. in the first floor auditorium as we talk about Libba Bray's Beauty Queens!  Light refreshments will be provided. 

Gamers Galore

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

3:30 p.m.
Come to the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library Teen Space to get your game on every Saturday afternoon.  From our variety of board games and trading card games to our stock of video games for the Nintendo Wii and XBox 360, we have something for everyone to play and enjoy!Ages 13-19. 

Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014

Get It Write! Study Hall

Mt. Pleasant Library

1 p.m.
Need help with homework? Want feedback on your creative writing? Stop by the information desk! We’ll set you up in a quiet study space and give you tips on how to ace your assignments. On the lower level, every Sunday.

Teen Mother's Story Time

Capitol View Library

3:30 p.m.
Teen moms and babies, enjoy simple reading, rhymes, music, craft and movement with your baby!

Monday, Dec. 1, 2014

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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. 

Teen Cafe: Homework Help

Palisades Library

3:30 p.m.
Math homework got you stumped? Don't have any earthly idea how to spell logorrhea? Come get homework help at the library!

Art Attack

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

4 p.m.
Want to make great DIY pieces to show off to family and friends? Come to Art Attack in Teen Space!  Stop by and make cool crafts while hanging out with friends. We provide the materials, YOU provide the creativity! Ages 13-19.  

Woodridge Checkmates

Woodridge Library

4:30 p.m.
Children and teens learn winning strategies for playing chess.Best ages 7- 19

Teen Game Night

Juanita E. Thornton/Shepherd Park Library

5:30 p.m.
Join us every Monday evening for Teen Game Night! Every week we will have fun playing the Wii. We also have an assortment of card, dice, and board games to play.

Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014

Art Attack: Digital Piano

Georgetown Library

3:30 p.m.
Come create a digital piano with just pencils, paper and a Makey Makey!    

Tutoring by KIPP

Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library

4 p.m.
Tutoring for elementary, middle, and high school students on all subjects Tuesdays from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Provided by KIPP teachers and geared towards KIPP curriculum, but open and free for all!   Children younger than 9 years of age must have a parent present. 

unWiind

Northeast Library

4 p.m.
Had a rough day at school? Just need an hour or two to socialize and unwind? Join us for exciting times with the Wii. Come play Mario Kart, Smartypants, and more!Patrons ages 13-19.Please call 202-698-0183 with any questions.

Teen Café

Mt. Pleasant Library

4 p.m.
Come hang out at the library every Tuesday afternoon and relax with the Wii and more!Check our online calendar for more Teen events at DC Public Library.Ages 13-19.

DC Youth Slam Team Poetry Workshop

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

4:30 p.m.
Come to the Teen Space every Tuesday afternoon to participate in an exciting poetry workshop and let your imagination soar. Workshop is run as part of the DC Youth Slam Team, a subset of the Split This Rock poets association. Please contact Jonathan Tucker at 202.787.5279 to sign up for the class.