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Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016

Black Explorers

Black Explorers: 2300 BC To the Present

Woodridge Library

7 p.m.
Noted author, lecturer, and historian C. R. Gibbs will lecture on Black explorers. Join us for this engaging and educational lecture and presentation.

Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016

Harry Potter Series

Harry Potter Week!

Georgetown Library

(All day)
It's Harry Potter Week!!! Join us for a week of Harry Potter themed festivities, crafts, book clubs, films and more.  Harry Potter programs are appropriate for children and teen ages 6-18. Film ratings are listed and parents can judge whether the films are appropriate for their child.  If you have any questions about Harry Potter Week please feel free to contact us at 202-727-0257.   Schedule of Events
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BARS - Poetry & Spoken Word Workshops

Mt. Pleasant Library

4 p.m.
BARS is a creative workshop for youth who enjoy rapping and writing spoken word poems.  Join Words, Beats and Life in the Mt. Pleasant Library Large Meeting Room every Thursday at 4 p.m. to write new songs to original beats & poems and to record and perform. Spend your time making art that makes a difference in your community! 
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After-School Workshops with Asian American LEAD

Northwest One Library

4:30 p.m.
AALEAD is an after-school program for middle and high school students with workshops on leadership development, educational empowerment and community.
Game Night

Parklands-Turner Game Night

Parklands-Turner Library

5 p.m.
If you enjoy playing games, then visit the Parklands-Turner Neighborhood Library on Thursday nights at 5:00 p.m. for Game Night! Kids and teens will enjoy a variety of competitive games; from video games, to card games, to board games! Every Thursday will feature a different type of game. Recommended for ages 7-16.
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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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Hand- Sewing & Crafts for Teens & Adults

Lamond-Riggs Library

7 p.m.
These classes will be fun and cover basic sewing skills.  Each class we will make a small hand-crafted sewing project.  We will build our skills week by week.  In this class, adults and teens will be introduced to threading a needle, sewing a button, basic stitching. Adults and teens get to personalize each project through color selection, technique, and embellishments. They will complete projects such as sewing a pillow, headband or scarf.  Also, students can come to class to get basic sewing questions answered.
Gareth Hinds

Author Talk: Gareth Hinds

Tenley-Friendship Library

7:30 p.m.
Please join us for an author talk with incredible graphic novel illustrator Gareth Hinds as he talks about his upcoming title Samurai Rising. Discover the life and world of a real 12th-century, Japanese warrior with the artist who brings him to life for today’s readers.   For ages 11 and up—adults too.  

Friday, Feb. 19, 2016

Harry Potter Series

Harry Potter Week!

Georgetown Library

(All day)
It's Harry Potter Week!!! Join us for a week of Harry Potter themed festivities, crafts, book clubs, films and more.  Harry Potter programs are appropriate for children and teen ages 6-18. Film ratings are listed and parents can judge whether the films are appropriate for their child.  If you have any questions about Harry Potter Week please feel free to contact us at 202-727-0257.   Schedule of Events
My School DC

My School DC School Lottery Info Session

Mt. Pleasant Library

10 a.m.
Join My School DC at your neighborhood library to learn more about how to apply through the common lottery for DCPS and public charter schools! Questions? Call 202-888-6336 or visit MySchoolDC.org
Dragon

Twitter Book Club: Fantasy Fridays

Read Feed

1 p.m.
Too busy to come to book club, but yearning to share your thoughts? Not in D.C. but think the DC Public Library is the coolest? Spend entirely too much time reading fantasy novels? (Just kidding, there's no such thing as too much time spent reading fantasy novels.) Dish about the best and worst of fantasy literature on Twitter! The third Friday of each month, fantasy-loving library staff take over the library's Twitter account to make recommendations, take your suggestions, and talk about all things bookish and magical.   

Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016

Harry Potter Series

Harry Potter Week!

Georgetown Library

(All day)
It's Harry Potter Week!!! Join us for a week of Harry Potter themed festivities, crafts, book clubs, films and more.  Harry Potter programs are appropriate for children and teen ages 6-18. Film ratings are listed and parents can judge whether the films are appropriate for their child.  If you have any questions about Harry Potter Week please feel free to contact us at 202-727-0257.   Schedule of Events
Stitched from the Soul

Black History Month Quilt Making with the William O. Lockridge/ Bellevue Library

Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) Library

10 a.m.
Join the William O. Lockridge/ Bellevue Library as we celebrate the rich history of quilt making in the African- American and African Diaspora tradition by embarking on a 2-week quilt making experience.The Main Meeting Room will be open and available during the following dates and times for Quilt construction:Saturday, February 13, 2016, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m.Sunday, February 14, 2016, 1 p.m.- 3 p.m.Wednesday, February 17, 2016, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m.
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Yoga at Your Library

Petworth Library

11 a.m.
Yoga at Your Library is a beginner level yoga class for adults and teens brought to you courtesy of Yoga Activist. No experience is required, and the class is free. You can bring your own mat, but if you don’t have one yoga mats are available for use during the class.
My School DC

My School DC School Lottery Info Session

Petworth Library

11:30 a.m.
Join My School DC at your neighborhood library to learn more about how to apply through the common lottery for DCPS and public charter schools! Questions? Call 202-888-6336 or visit MySchoolDC.org
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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. Enjoy swapability at the expense of your opponents and win weekly bragging rights.  Players will meet until 5 p.m. in Gallery A-6, located on the Lower Level. Games are open to adults and teens and tournaments will be held twice a year. So, come one, come all; just come ready.

Battle Subway Pokémon League

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

2 p.m.
If you love Pokémon, you won't want to miss this!  Battle Subway is an official league of the Pokémon Company International. Players will meet on Saturdays from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. in Room A-9, located on the Library's lower level. Games are open to Pokémon lovers of all ages and League Leaders will be on hand to moderate.
Genos

Woodridge Anime Club: Winter 2016

Woodridge Library

3 p.m.
Join Woodridge Anime Club on the above date for manga chat and episode viewings throughout Winter 2016. Come for the snacks, then hangout with like-minded Otaku for these popular series! 

Sunday, Feb. 21, 2016

Harry Potter Series

Harry Potter Week!

Georgetown Library

(All day)
It's Harry Potter Week!!! Join us for a week of Harry Potter themed festivities, crafts, book clubs, films and more.  Harry Potter programs are appropriate for children and teen ages 6-18. Film ratings are listed and parents can judge whether the films are appropriate for their child.  If you have any questions about Harry Potter Week please feel free to contact us at 202-727-0257.   Schedule of Events
Stitched from the Soul

Black History Month Quilt Making with the William O. Lockridge/ Bellevue Library

Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) Library

1 p.m.
Join the William O. Lockridge/ Bellevue Library as we celebrate the rich history of quilt making in the African- American and African Diaspora tradition by embarking on a 2-week quilt making experience.The Main Meeting Room will be open and available during the following dates and times for Quilt construction:Saturday, February 13, 2016, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m.Sunday, February 14, 2016, 1 p.m.- 3 p.m.Wednesday, February 17, 2016, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m.
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The Make/Fix Anything Project

Mt. Pleasant Library

1:30 p.m.
You (Yes, YOU!) can make or fix nearly anything. Its true! Ultimately these abilities result from a superpower that lies within each of us: the ability to self instruct. Matt McEntee wants to learn and help others learn. This is why he has made a practice of helping anyone make or fix nearly[1] anything.

Monday, Feb. 22, 2016

Harry Potter Series

Harry Potter Week!

Georgetown Library

(All day)
It's Harry Potter Week!!! Join us for a week of Harry Potter themed festivities, crafts, book clubs, films and more.  Harry Potter programs are appropriate for children and teen ages 6-18. Film ratings are listed and parents can judge whether the films are appropriate for their child.  If you have any questions about Harry Potter Week please feel free to contact us at 202-727-0257.   Schedule of Events
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After-School Workshops with Asian American LEAD

Mt. Pleasant Library

4:30 p.m.
AALEAD is an after-school program for middle and high school students with workshops on leadership development, educational empowerment and community.
Lebanese Kitchen

Feeder's Advisory : A Book Club For Those Who Love Food

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

7 p.m.
Do you love browsing through cookbooks and trying new recipes? Do you enjoy sampling and sharing new dishes?  This month's selection is The Lebanese Kitchen by Salma Hage.
Birmingham Jail Players

Birmingham Jail Players Present

Palisades Library

7:30 p.m.
You are cordially invited to a performance by the Birmingham Jail Players in celebration of Black History Month.  We will be presenting readings by African Americans from the District of Columbia.  Please join us at Palisades Library on Monday, February 22, at 7:30 p.m. The same program will be offered at Bellevue Library on Tuesday, February 16, at 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016

Harry Potter Series

Harry Potter Week!

Georgetown Library

(All day)
It's Harry Potter Week!!! Join us for a week of Harry Potter themed festivities, crafts, book clubs, films and more.  Harry Potter programs are appropriate for children and teen ages 6-18. Film ratings are listed and parents can judge whether the films are appropriate for their child.  If you have any questions about Harry Potter Week please feel free to contact us at 202-727-0257.   Schedule of Events
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Teen Advisory Group

Mt. Pleasant Library

4 p.m.
Come hang out at the library every Tuesday afternoon at our weekly Teen Advisory Group.What is TAG? Teen Advisory Group (TAG) are youth that plan creative library programs and make a difference in the communityWhy should I join? Improve your library | Learn cool things | Make friends | Gain skills to enhance your resume or college applications | Earn community service hours | Have fun | Snacks!
BARS program

BARS

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

4 p.m.
BARS is a creative workshop for youth who enjoy rapping and writing spoken word poems.  Join "Words, Beats and Life" in Teen Space every Tuesday from January until June to write new songs to original beats & poems and to record and perform. Spend your time making art that makes a difference in your community!  The BARS workshop will end in June with a culminating performance by workshop participants. This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
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Art Attack!

Georgetown Library

4 p.m.
Draw, cartoon, make duct tape and bead creations, paint or use pastels all at Teen Art Attack!  Every Tuesday afternoon in the Georgetown Teen Section.

Twitter Book Club: #DCPLnewYA

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

4 p.m.
Do you love Young Adult books?  YA readers of all ages are invited to join DCPL librarians for a twitter book club (#DCPLnewYA) on the 4th Tuesday of the month from 4-5 p.m.  We discuss recent and upcoming YA releases, share our opinions, report on trends in YA fiction, and invite you to share your thoughts.  Looking for your next absorbing read? You just might find it in #DCPLnewYA.   Find us @dcpl