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Saturday, September 6, 2014

2:00 p.m.

Curious about the activity going on in the Nonuments Park, across the street from the library? Come hear first-hand from one of the artists! Jennifer Wen Ma will be at Southwest Library to discuss her installation, and will conduct a walk-through of the site afterward.
portrait garden

3:30 p.m.

Gamer's Galore at MLK Library Teen SpaceCome 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, September 7, 2014

1:00 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.

Image of teens holding books in a library.

3:00 p.m.
Naruto and SasukeAre you ready for Anime Sunday?

Get caught up with your favorite anime! Watch the shows, read the manga and play the games!

Show off your knowledge with trivia or demonstrate your drawing skills.

We will also bring in different manga from other libraries just for Anime Sunday! Any new requests can be suggested at the next monthly club meeting!
 
3:30 p.m.

bably1Teen moms and babies, enjoy simple reading, rhymes, music, craft and movement with your baby!

Monday, September 8, 2014

3:00 p.m.

homework

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

Start the school year off right by getting your homework out of the way. Every Monday there will be a knowledgeable adult here to help you figure out what to do once you've divided something by its circumference. 

Meeting in the Teen Space. 

This program is for students 13 -19.

Check out the online resources for homework help. 

CC image courtesy of Mikael Miettinen on flickr.

4:00 p.m.

Rainbow Duct Tape RosesWant 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.

Join us for the following special Art Attack programs during the summer months and earn badges as part of the Teen Summer Reading Program: 

June 30: E-textiles: Teens will create LED cuff bracelets using LEDs, batteries, and conductive thread. Earn the STEM and Get Crafty Badges at this event.

July 7: 
Street Art & Fashion: Teens will have an opportunity to make freezer stenciled tees, chalk spray paint art, or graffiti lettering. Earn the Get Crafty Badge at this event.

August 4: 
Engineering-Paper Roller Coasters: Teens will create paper roller coasters using paper, tape, and marbles. Earn the STEM Badge at this event.

August 11: 
Stop Motion Videos: Teens will create Vine or Instagram videos using weird props & DIY backdrops on their own mobile devices or a DCPL iPad. Earn the STEM and Get Crafty Badges at this event.

4:00 p.m.

Book cover Karaoke culture : essays by Dubravka UgrešićAre you ready to audition for American Idol?

Are you talented enough for the X-Factor?

Well, here is your chance to find out.

Teens, come out and showcase your talent at this month’s Open Mic Night.

5:00 p.m.

Join us every Monday evening for Teen Night!

Every other week will be fun with video and board games. The rest of the time we'll be doing a variety of activities like watching movies, duct tape crafts, homework help, and more!

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

3:30 p.m.

Always wanted to learn how to knit or crochet? Here's your chance to start!

Learn to Crochet
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Northwest One Neighborhood Library is starting a knitting and crochet circle. From beginners to experienced craftsters, all levels are welcome. We will provide yarn, knitting needles, and crochet hooks, and each month we will build on what we learned the previous month.

Second Tuesday of the month.

Ages 10-19.

4:00 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.

4:30 p.m.

Metro Teen AIDSMetro TeenAIDS (MTA) provides free, quick, and confidential HIV/STI testing every month in the parking lot of the Parklands-Turner Neighborhood Library. Individuals, ages 13-24, will receive sexual health information and materials, and may get referrals to counseling services.

Join MTA inside Anacostia the second Tuesday of each month, 4:30-7:30 p.m. For more information about Metro TeenAIDS, visit metroteenaids.org or their teen-centered site realtalkdc.org.

If the second Tuesday of each month doesn't work for your schedule, try another day of the week! MTA provides HIV/STI testing at three other Library locations through December 2014.

  • Bellevue - fourth Monday of each month
  • Benning -third Thursday of each month
  • Parklands-Turner - first Wednesday of each month
5:00 p.m.

Have some great ideas for teen programs? Want to help plan the next teen party?

Come to the Teen Space for Teen Advisory Group! We meet every Tuesday. 

Call 202-698-6373 for more information.

6:00 p.m.

Come and participate in the chess club activities at the Anacostia Neighborhood Library. Every Tuesday, engage your chess moves with other players.
This program is open to youth ages 10 to 16.  Call 202-715-7707 for more information.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

(All day)

Karaoke Fun at MLK Library Teen SpaceHave a great time singing the lyrics from your favorite tunes.  

Choose any song you want and do your best.  

Remember, with Karaoke Fun, it's not about getting all the notes right, it's about having the courage to try.

Ages 13-19.

4:30 p.m.
DC Youth Poetry Slam Team
Teens are invited to participate in weekly poetry and spoken word workshops. The D.C. Youth Poetry Slam Team will host bi-weekly workshops on Wednesday afternoons. Call for specific dates.

The D.C. Youth Poetry Slam Team uses poetry to teach and empower teens from the D.C. metropolitan area to speak up about issues of social justice.
6:00 p.m.

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Don't Eat The Baby: Adventures at Post-Katrina Mardi Gras shows the city of New Orleans banding together to throw the 2005 Mardi Gras celebration just six months after Hurricane Katrina, and the flooding that followed, decimated the city. 

Don't Eat the Baby will be shown in the large meeting room on the second floor on September 10 beginning at 6:00 p.m. Running time is 84 minutes.

The film will be viewed through IndieFlix, one of DC Public Library's new electronic resources. IndieFlix films are not rated by MPAA, but Don't Eat the Baby is listed as appropriate for teens on the IndieFlix website.

7:15 p.m.

Free yoga continues at Southwest Library, but on a new day, new time, and with new Yoga Activist instructor Sandra Flores. As always, all fitness levels are welcome, and mats are provided. For ages 13 and older.

Namaste!

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Thursday, September 11, 2014

3:30 p.m.

Super busy with school and totally stressed?  Come relax at our new teen beading club.  Where we learn to bead and hang out with friends.  We will make key chains, animals, jewelry and anything else you want.  All the materials we will be provided and on going projects can be stored at the library.  There will also be an assortment of snacks!
 

4:00 p.m.

Chess Club at MLK Library Teen SpaceCome to the Teen Space to learn how to play chess and master unique chess strategies from our instructor.

Ages 13-19.

4:30 p.m.

Metro Teen AIDSMetro TeenAIDS (MTA) provides free, quick, and confidential HIV/STI testing every month in the parking lot of the Parklands-Turner Neighborhood Library. Individuals, ages 13-24, will receive sexual health information and materials, and may get referrals to counseling services.

Join MTA inside Benning the third Thursday of each month, 4:30-7:30 p.m. For more information about Metro TeenAIDS, visit metroteenaids.org or their teen-centered site realtalkdc.org.

If the third Thursday of each month doesn't work for your schedule, try another day of the week! MTA provides HIV/STI testing at three other Library locations through December 2014.

  • Anacostia - second Tuesday of each month
  • Bellevue - fourth Monday of each month
  • Parklands-Turner - first Wednesday of each month
4:30 p.m.

DC Jobseekers image

The Teens of Distinction application deadline is fast approaching, with all materials due Friday Sept 12, 2014. 

This Teen Job Seekers Clinic will help with resume and application prep, and provide helpful tips for the interview process.

To apply, you have to:

  • be a D.C. resident
  • have and maintain at least a 2.5 grade point average
  • be 16 to 19 years old
  • be able to work 12 hours per week
  • be able to commit to working for DC Public Library for at least nine months

Click here for more information on Teen of Distinction opportunities at the library.   

5:00 p.m.

clip art nintendo controllerSports, dancing, or a little MarioKart?

Bring your friends and your A-game for a night of Wii gaming, pizza and snacks. 

Every Thursday in the Teen Lounge @ the Folio upstairs!

All teens and kids 8 and older are welcome from 5-8 p.m.

5:30 p.m.

So you think your moves are HOT!

Come join a friendly competition; a dance off
using the Wii!

Come dance your pain away

Every Thursday night at 5:30pm


Wii Dance OffAges 13-19

6:00 p.m.

Come and participate in the chess club activities at the Anacostia Neighborhood Library. Every Thursday, engage your chess moves with other players.
This program is open to youth ages 10 to 16.  Call 202-715-7707 for more information.

6:30 p.m.

cartoon people playing video gameCome join the Southwest Neighborhood Library for game nights!

Come play a host of Wii video games or enjoy a nice board game.

Game nights will be every Monday and Wednesday night.

6:30 p.m.

GNG Guitars Not Guns is a free national music program that uses music as a catalyst to encourage children and teens. This music program fosters personal development and encourage youths to use their creativity to divert themselves from self destructive influences to positive self empowerment. Participants who finish the program of 10 weeks will be rewarded with their very own personal guitar!

Parent or guardian permission is required to attend this class. Each class consists of a maximum of 10 students so please sign up early!

Ages 8-18

Saturday, September 13, 2014

9:30 a.m.

Banned Book WeekIn celebration of Banned Book Week, a celebration of the freedom to read,  we welcome customers to participate in our Caught Reading a Banned Book photo exhibit. Adults, Children and Teens are invited to pose for a “Mug Shot” with a banned book. Photos will be taken September 13-19. Photos will be displayed in the library during Banned Book Week. Participants will be asked to sign a photo release form.

10:00 a.m.

Image of a blind man and a young girl reading a print braille bookAdaptive Services Division is accepting applications for their Braille literacy class on Saturdays at 10 a.m. starting August 9, 2014 – September 27, 2014.

This class is for beginning braille users (All ages).

Space is limited. For more information, please call 202-727-2142, or email lbph.dcpl@dc.gov .

12:00 p.m.

Trading Card Meetup logoCan'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. 

Players will meet until 5 p.m. in the lounge area in front of the Digital Commons. Games are open to adults and teens and tournaments will be held twice a year.

So, come one, come all; just come ready.