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Monday, Dec. 8, 2014

Woodridge Checkmates

Woodridge Library

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

Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014

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.

HIV/STI Testing by Metro TeenAIDS

Anacostia 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.

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.

Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014

Karaoke Fun

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

(All day)
Have 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.

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!An activity will be available at 3 p.m.; a rated PG or PG-13 movies will begin at 3:30 p.m. A small snack will be provided.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 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. 
DIY Newspaper Gift Bags

Teen DIY: Make Your Own Gift Bags

Lamond-Riggs Library

5 p.m.
Now that’s a wrap! Learn how to wrap your gifts by making your own customizable gift bags!  

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.

West End Holiday Party

West End Library

6 p.m.
West End will be hosting a holiday party for all ages! There will be snacks, crafts, games, and an ugly sweater contest. Come in from the cold for a bit and say hi to your neighbors while sipping hot chocolate and enjoying holiday treats.

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. 11, 2014

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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?
Manga Madness

Manga Madness

Tenley-Friendship Library

4 p.m.
Interested in manga, anime and everything Japanese? Join us at Tenley Library on the first Thursday of every month for a celebration of all things otaku. Read manga, watch anime, and have fun! Light refreshments will be served.   Nov. 6: End of Naruto / Shonen Fun Dec. 11: Pokemon Party Jan. 8: Japanese Holidays Feb. 5: Multicultural Comic Book Characters Ages 11-19.

Chess Club

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

4 p.m.
Come to the Teen Space to learn how to play chess and master unique chess strategies from our instructor.Ages 13-19.

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.
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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!
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.   

Friday, Dec. 12, 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. 

Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014

Family Story Time

Cleveland Park Library

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

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.

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. 

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. 14, 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.
Naruto & Sasuke

Anime Sunday

Lamond-Riggs Library

3 p.m.
Are 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! Image Source: PkLucario Dice

Monday, Dec. 15, 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. 

Woodridge Checkmates

Woodridge Library

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

Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014

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Teen Book Club and a Movie: 'Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants' by Ann Brashners

Georgetown Library

4 p.m.
We will begin with a short book discussion of Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares, enjoy pizza and refreshments and watch the movie.