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Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014

DC Reads: Ethiopian Cultural Celebration

Juanita E. Thornton/Shepherd Park Library

2 p.m.
Join Shepherd Park Library for an afternoon celebrating Ethiopian culture and community, inspired by 2014's DC Reads book, The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears by Dinaw Mengestu. The event will feature performances by local musicians and information provided by community organizations. Experience music that is new or cherished and get to know the organizations that serve our community.

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. 16, 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.

Monday, Nov. 17, 2014

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Afterschool Lounge

Tenley-Friendship Library

3 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. 

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!

Teen Space

Southeast Library

4 p.m.
Catch up with friends, do homework, play games, read a magazine, make something, relax, listen to music, whatever. Every Monday afternoon in November, 4-5:30 p.m., the basement program room becomes teen space. 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 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, Nov. 18, 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.

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.
Skim by Mariko Tamaki

Queer Book Club: 'Skim' by Mariko Tamaki

Northeast Library

7 p.m.
Come to the first meeting of a new monthly Queer Book Club at Northeast Neighborhood Library!

Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014

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Afterschool Lounge

Tenley-Friendship Library

3 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. 

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. 

Teen Movie Night

Juanita E. Thornton/Shepherd Park Library

4 p.m.
Join us every third Wednesday for movie night!Movie selections will vary month to month. Snacks will be provided.For ages 8-19.For more information, call 202-541-6100.

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...

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.

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.

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, Nov. 20, 2014

Game On! Teen Game Time

Palisades Library

3:30 p.m.
Want to beat your friends at your favorite games?

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. 
Catching Fire, Mockingjay

Teen Book Club and a Movie: 'Mockingjay' by Suzanne Collins

Georgetown Library

5:30 p.m.
Part 1 of Mockingjay comes out in theaters on Nov. 21! But have your read the book? We are preparing for the release with November’s Teen Book Club and a movie event. We will begin with a short book discussion of Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins, enjoy pizza and refreshments and then catch up on the previous film in the trilogy.

Wii Dance Off

William O. Lockridge/Bellevue Library

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

West End Thanksgiving Party!

West End Library

6:30 p.m.
Come celebrate an early Thanksgiving with Whole Foods and a Thanksgiving movie! Enjoy some Thanksgiving food from Whole Foods, followed by a classic Thanksgiving movie.  

Friday, Nov. 21, 2014

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Afterschool Lounge

Tenley-Friendship Library

3 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, Nov. 22, 2014

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My School DC EdFEST 2014

Library Takeout

11 a.m.
DC Public Library will be at the My School DC EdFEST 2014 to highlight the wide variety of library resources that support students and teachers. The EdFEST is a citywide public school fair, and a key opportunity to learn about the common school lottery process for 2015-2015, and the many schools are participating in the lottery. DC Public Library will be at the event all day, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.Location: DC Armory 2001 East Capitol Street SE

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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Holiday Ornament Sit and Knit (and 3-D print)

Southeast Library

2 p.m.
Need ideas for holiday knitting and decorating? Join us for an afternoon of knitting and 3-D printing. Staff will be on hand to demonstrate some nifty knitting patterns for ornaments. We will also be ready to show you how to use the library's 3-D printer downtown to print out the coolest of decorations. 

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.