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Wednesday, Dec. 3, 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 Fridays 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. 

Wii Wednesdays

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

4 p.m.
Do you have mad videogame skillz? Come test them out during our Wii Wednesday program, running twice monthly in the MLK Teen Space.Show your platforming prowess in a Mario game, bust a move in Just Dance 3, or have some fun fencing in Wii Sports Resort. The possibilities are endless...

HIV/STI Testing by Metro TeenAIDS

Parklands-Turner Library

4:30 p.m.
Metro 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.

D.C. Youth Poetry Slam Team Workshops

Dorothy I. Height/Benning Library

4:30 p.m.
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.

Kids and Teen Activity Night

Juanita E. Thornton/Shepherd Park Library

5:30 p.m.
Join us every first Wednesday of the month for an older kids and teen program. Each month we'll have something different - arts and crafts, computer skills, science experiments and more. Intended for children and teens age 10 through 18.

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.
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Yoga at Southwest Library

Southwest Library

7 p.m.
Looking to burn off some of those Thanksgiving calories? Come try yoga at Southwest Library! All ability levels welcome; mats provided on site.

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.

Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014

Teen Comic Book Club

Northeast Library

(All day)
 Are you a fan of manga, super hero comics, or other graphic novels? Come to the Northeast neighborhood library's very own teen comic book club. Meetings are on the first Thursday of each month at 5 p.m.
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Teen Beading Club

Georgetown Library

3:30 a.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!

Game On! Teen Game Time

Palisades Library

3:30 p.m.
Want to beat your friends at your favorite games?
Tenleytown Winterfest's masot: a happy Yeti

Tenleytown Winterfest: Teen Movie

Tenley-Friendship Library

4 p.m.
As part of Tenleytown Winterfest, teens are invited to the large conference room to watch a favorite holiday film about a man who journeys to New York City to find his real family after being raised his whole life as one of Santa’s elves.   Food and drinks are welcome. Ages 11 - 19.  
Book cover for Open mic : riffs on life between cultures in ten voices edited by Mitali Perkins

Teen Open Mic Night

Petworth Library

4 p.m.
Are 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.    

HIV/STI Testing by Metro TeenAIDS

Dorothy I. Height/Benning Library

4:30 p.m.
Metro 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.

Movie Madness

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

5 p.m.
Join us at the MLK Teen Space for a great movie in our Teen Lounge on the first and third Thursday of every month. 
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Teen Wii Game Night

Lamond-Riggs Library

5 p.m.
Love games? So do we! Challenge yourself to entertaining and exciting competition with your peers using board games, Wii, PS2 and more! (Photo by Hachimaki on Flickr)

Wii Dance Off

William O. Lockridge/Bellevue Library

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

Family Movie Sing-Along!

Palisades Library

6 p.m.
Visit the world of "pure imagination," where everything is made of candy!

Teen Movie Night

Cleveland Park Library

6 p.m.
Join us in the first floor Meeting Room for Teen Movie Night!
Deanwood Knitting & Craft Club

Knitty by Nature: Deanwood Library's Knitting and Craft Club

Deanwood Library

6:30 p.m.
What do Ryan Gosling, Julia Roberts and Omarosa have in common? They all love to knit!  Drop by the Deanwood Neighborhood Library every Thursday at 6:30 p.m. to learn basic knitting techniques or bring your own project to work on.   

Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014

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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Sock Monkey Mayhem!

Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library

2 p.m.
Bring a pair of bold, colorful, clean socks and some scissors to create a wonderfully unique gift for yourself or a friend -- a sock monkey! Additional materials, such as yarn, thread, and buttons, will be provided. This is an all-ages event that will be limited to the first 20 participants. Tickets will be given out on a first-come, first-served basis just before the monkey-making begins on the day of the event. Hope to see you there!

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, Dec. 7, 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.
Flyer advertising the Winter Craft Workshop at Georgetown, Sunday, December 7, 2014

Winter Craft Workshop

Georgetown Library

2 p.m.
The Georgetown Neighborhood Library will be celebrating the start of the holiday season with an afternoon of winter crafting fun. The doors will open at 1:30 p.m. to give early arrivals a chance to check out our festive decorations and seasonal snacks before the event kicks off at 2 p.m. with a live musical performance by local acapella group GU Harmony.

Monday, Dec. 8, 2014

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!
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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 Fridays 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. 

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.  
 Book cover of Tape it & make it : 101 duct tape activities by Richela Fabian Morgan.

DIY Duct Tape Gifts

Petworth Library

4 p.m.
Come and see just how easy it is to create a beautiful and functional rose pen! Not into flowers? Then how about a duct tape wallet? Come show off your creativity and make an awesome gift in the process.