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Sunday, September 28, 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.

1:00 p.m.
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Come to the library to learn about YOUR legal rights—both criminal and civil—as a crime victim. Crimes covered include domestic violence, sexual assault, identity theft, hate crimes, physical assault, homicide, stalking, intimate partner violence, and more. Legal rights will be explained by trained volunteers of the Network for Victim Recovery of DC.

Adults and Teens

3:00 p.m.

volunteerCome volunteer at Francis Gregory Library. Volunteer hours will go towards a DC Public School graduation requirement

Every other Sunday, come learn how to shelve books, make displays, or help plan programs. To participate, fill out the Teen and High School Community Service Application. Have a parent or guardian sign the form, scan, and e-mail to Lisa.Warwick@dc.gov. You can also drop off a copy at Francis Gregory Library. Get your forms in today!

This volunteer opportunity is for teens between the ages of 13-19.

Monday, September 29, 2014

3:00 p.m.

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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.

3:30 p.m.

Words Liive Promotional PagePetworth Library presents Words Liive, a program that uses hip-hop music to help teens understand the typical structures used by fiction writers. Students will annotate [add critical or explanatory notes] to song lyrics and then apply those structures to classic literature. In addition, students will write and record their own compositions. 

Space is limited.  Call 202-243-1187 to register or for more information. 

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.

4:30 p.m.

chessChildren and teens learn winning strategies for playing chess.
Best ages 7- 19

6:15 p.m.

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Join the Georgetown Neighborhood Library for a variety of yoga classes taught by teachers from Yoga Activist

Celebrate health and wellness this month at Georgetown with our two teen yoga classes for ages 13-19. Refreshments will be served and community yoga mats are available. Waivers must be signed by a parent prior to the class(es). 

To RSVP for any or all classes, send Erika Rydberg or Porchia Ifill an email with the class(es) you're interested in registering for. 

Please RSVP to Porchia.Ifill@dc.gov or Erika.Rydberg@dc.gov.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

3:30 p.m.

Words Liive Promotional PagePetworth Library presents Words Liive, a program that uses hip-hop music to help teens understand the typical structures used by fiction writers. Students will annotate [add critical or explanatory notes] to song lyrics and then apply those structures to classic literature. In addition, students will write and record their own compositions. 

Space is limited.  Call 202-243-1187 to register or for more information. 

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.
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In remembrance of the flooding of New Orleans nine years ago, we will be reading and discussing A.D.: New Orleans After the Deluge by Josh Neufeld. A.D. follows the lives of five real people from different parts of the city - some who stay through Hurricane Katrina, and others who evacuate - from Aug. 27 until Sept. 1.

We will be meeting in the second floor conference room. All ages welcome.


Wednesday, October 1, 2014

3:30 p.m.
Teen Movie Night

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. 

Photo courtesy of popturfdotcom on Flickr.

4:00 p.m.

Wii Wednesdays at MLK Teen Space 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...

4:00 p.m.

Whether they're working on a school paper or itching for new ways to write poems or stories, the Writer's Resource Hour offers kids and teens the opportunity to receive help and advice with:

  • Research
  • Citing sourcesWriting
  • Essay writing
  • Writing exercises
  • Creative writing
  • Creative-writing prompts
  • Inspiration
  • Publishing


4:00 p.m.

Join us every first Wednesday of the month for a teen program.

Each month we'll have something different - arts and crafts, computer skills, science experiments and more.

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 in their mobile unit in the parking lot of Parklands-Turner the first Wednesday 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 first Wednesday 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
  • Benning - third Thursday of each month
6:00 p.m.

tower of DVDsPatrons are invited to kick back and enjoy a screening of a film. We’ll provide the popcorn if you provide the enthusiasm! 

Screenings will start promptly at 6:05 p.m. in the meeting room on the Lower Level.

Patrons ages 13-19 welcome. 

Please call 202-698-0183 for questions or concerns about the titles being screened. 

6:00 p.m.

pen and paperIt's your time to shine at the library!

Recite a poem, short story, or song at our Open Mic Night being held on select Wednesday nights from 6 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Show off something you've been working on or share an old favorite.

The sign-up sheet will be posted from Wednesday afternoon until 5:45 p.m. First-come, first-served.

We will meet in the board room upstairs. All ages.

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, October 2, 2014

(All day)

LOL Movie at MLK Teen SpaceJoin us at the MLK Teen Space for a great movie in our Teen Lounge on the first and third Thursday of every month. 

We show many popular movies as soon as they are released on DVD and are in the library collection. We also show an occasional anime show or movie to tie into the Manga Club program at Teen Space.  

Ages 13-19.

(All day)

Comic Book Club 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.

Please send an email, call 202-698-0183, or come into the library to register and request a copy of the book. For the month of June we will be reading, Page by Paige.


Ages 13-19.


Book club takes place in the conference room on the Mezzanine level. 

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!
 

3:30 p.m.

gamesWant to beat your friends at your favorite games?
Team up to conquer the world?
Or just hang out with other people your age?

Join us every Thursday after school, 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m., and get your game on!

This program is for Teens and Tweens only. 

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
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.

5:00 p.m.

Wii PlayerLove games? So do we!

Challenge yourself to entertaining and exciting competition with your peers using board games, Wii, PS2 and more!

Come use the library's brand new board games like Apples to Apples!

Just in time for the school year! Game nights are now scheduled for every Thursday at 5 p.m!

(Photo by Hachimaki on Flickr)

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.

Join us in the first floor Meeting Room for Teen Movie Night!

6:00 p.m.

Central Library 1961Two great things are happening at DC Public Library: We are celebrating the new DC Punk Archive in Special Collections and the MLK Jr. Memorial Library is undergoing a major renovation project.

Join us in A-5 while it's still a proper dive for the DC Punk Archive Basement Show with local bands Joy ButtonsFlamers, and Hemlines. Doors are open at 6 p.m., music will be over by 8:30 pm. 

This show is all ages and free, because it's the library and it always is!

Shout if you're excited! 

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.