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Tuesday, May 6, 2014

(All day)

Girl playing video gamesHad a rough day at school? Just need an hour or two to socialize and unwind? Join us for exciting times with the Wii. Come play Mario Kart, Smartypants, and more!

Patrons ages 13-19.

Please call 202-698-0183 with any questions.

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.

4:00 p.m.

Always wanted to learn how to knit or crochet? Here's your chance to start!

Learn to CrochetStart to Knit














Northwest One Neighborhood Library is starting a knitting and crochet circle. From beginners to experienced craftsters, all levels are welcome. We will provide yarn, knitting needles, and crochet hooks, and each month we will build on what we learned the previous month.

Ages 10-18.

4:30 p.m.

DC Youth Slam TeamCome 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.

Ages 13-19.

5:00 p.m.

Have some great ideas for teen programs? Want to help plan the next teen party?

Come to the Teen Space for Teen Advisory Group! We meet every Tuesday. 

Call 202-698-6373 for more information.

7:00 p.m.

Namaste!

Adults and teens are welcome to join our new yoga program on Tuesday evenings! The 60-minute class is geared toward beginners, but all are welcome to attend.

Namaste!
starting yoga

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

(All day)

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...

12:00 p.m.

Would you like to take advantage of all of the free digital materials that DC Public Library has to offer, but don’t know where to start? Our staff is here to help!

We will gladly walk you through using your Nook, Kindle, iPad, smartphone, laptop or other electronic device to download books, movies, music and more.

Come to the Deanwood Neighborhood Library between noon and 2 p.m. on Wednesdays, and if possible, bring your device with you.

3:00 p.m.

It's Wednesday after school; need a mid-week break? Come by the Palisades Library to watch a teen movie! 

An activity will be available at 3 p.m.; movies will begin at 3:30 p.m. and be rated PG or PG-13. Snacks will be provided.

Wednesday Movie Night film reel












Photo courtesy of popturfdotcom on Flickr.

4:30 p.m.
DC Youth Poetry Slam Team
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.

The D.C. Youth Poetry Slam Team uses poetry to teach and empower teens from the D.C. metropolitan area to speak up about issues of social justice.
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
5:00 p.m.

Mother's Day CraftMother's Day is coming!

Your mother deserves the best, and we can help you show your love for your Mom! Make a card straight from your heart, and it will be more precious than any gift you can buy. It can also be a lot of fun!

We will provide the materials and inspiration.

Photo by Hannah Banana From Canada

5:30 p.m.

Homework help for teens will be provided in the Georgetown Neighborhood Library Teen Department twice a week -- Wednesdays from 5:30 to 8 p.m. and on Thursdays from 3:30 to 6 p.m.

5:30 p.m.

Homework help for teens will be provided in the Georgetown Library Teen Section twice a week beginning in March 2014!


 

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 every other Wednesday night  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 Tuesday morning until Wednesday at 5:45 p.m. First-come, first-served.

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

7:00 p.m.

book cover artCome join independent author, Roger Engle as he speaks from his memoir, Stories from a Small Town: Remembering My Childhood in Hedgesville, West Virginia, followed by a book sale and signing.

Take a moment and picture your childhood home. Try to visualize a short walk from your doorstep. Can you conjure up your neighborhood, nearby houses or businesses, and the people who lived or worked in them? Can you recall the events that unfolded nearby, or the activities that once filled your childhood world?

Roger Engle took this mental journey throughout his hometown, and in doing so, rediscovered his childhood around every corner. Stories from a Small Town places us in Hedgesville, West Virginia, between the years of 1948 and 1964, and encourages us to meander there at a pace governed by the whimsy of a child. Mr. Engle takes us along on his adventures around town and into the surrounding wilderness, and provides an unfettered and rather amusing view into the life domestic. With tenderness and grit, he reveals both the challenges and opportunities of growing up in a working-class family during self-sufficient times.

Stories from a Small Town offers us a delightfully vivid portrait of childhood, and may very well inspire us to remember, document, and share with future generations the stories of our own lives—while we are still able.
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Thursday, May 8, 2014

(All day)

Movie screen with pizzaOn the second Thursday of each month, come eat pizza, vote on a movie, and then watch it!

This month, it's a battle between vampires, ghosts, and zombies, with both funny and scary contenders to choose from.

3:30 p.m.

Homework help for teens will be provided in the Georgetown Neighborhood Library Teen Department twice a week -- Wednesdays from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. and on Thursdays from 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.


 

4:00 p.m.

On the second Thursday of each month in the Southeast Library basement program room, come eat pizza, vote on a movie and watch it!
Pizza on a movie screen

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
4:30 p.m.

Wii Game ControllersLove games? So do we!

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

Game nights are every Thursday at 4:30 p.m!


Photo by Hachimaki on Flickr
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 welcome 5-8 p.m.

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.

6:30 p.m.

Justice LeagueJoin us for a monthly dialogue on comics and graphic novels!

We will discuss what we have been reading, any recommendations, topics or issues in comics, and anything related that we want to talk about.

So whether you are an avid comic book reader or a newcomer, please join us for fun conversation.

Friday, May 9, 2014

3:30 p.m.

Come hang out with other teens and do fun activities like crafts, scavenger hunts, karaoke and more!

Something different every week.

Recommended for tweens and teens ages 11-15.

4:00 p.m.

Sing or rap to your favorite songs! If you're not sure about stepping up to the mic, be an awesome audience member.microphone

Saturday, May 10, 2014

12:00 p.m.

Trading Card Meetup logoCan'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. 

Players will meet until 5 p.m. in the lounge area in front of the Digital Commons. Games are open to adults and teens and tournaments will be held twice a year.

So, come one, come all; just come ready.

2:00 p.m.

Writopia LabJoin Writopia Lab DC for a fun creative writing workshop including warm-up games to get students inspired, writing exercises led by published instructors, and an end-of-day reading. Writopia Lab focuses on student-driven instruction, so attendees’ writing will be inspired by ideas they’re already interested in. Workshops provide a safe space for writers to create without judgment; students may write in whatever form they wish, and about whatever content they choose. Attendees are encouraged to bring a laptop or iPad if they have one. Pen and paper will be provided. For kids ages 10-13
 

Sunday, May 11, 2014

1:00 p.m.

craft project clip artSundays @the Teen Space are for the creative, the artsy, and the inspired!

From basic bracelet-making to Manga cartooning and duct tape projects, we have a range of fun activities for a perfect crafternoon.

Check the wall calendar in the Teen Space for upcoming projects - suggestions welcome!

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.

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