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Tuesday, Dec. 16, 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.
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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.

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.
'Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe' by Benjamin Alire Sáenz

Queer Book Club: 'Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe' by Benjamin Alire Sáenz

Northeast Library

7 p.m.
Come to the new monthly Queer Book Club at Northeast Neighborhood Library! We meet on the third Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m.  This December, we will discuss Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz. 

Wednesday, Dec. 17, 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. 

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. 

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.
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Teen Movie Night Premiere Party: The Hobbit

Lamond-Riggs Library

5 p.m.
Are you up for an adventure? Follow Bilbo Baggins as he fights trolls, goblins and even dragons! The final movie The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies will release on Dec. 17. Be prepared by coming to Lamond-Riggs! The premiere party will include a fun trivia from the books and a special showing of the second movie.   Rated PG-13.

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.
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Teen Game Night

Cleveland Park Library

6 p.m.
Join us in the first floor auditorium for game night! Whether you like board games or video games we got you covered!  Light refreshments will be provided. 

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. 18, 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?

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)

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. 

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.   
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Classic Cinema Night

Northeast Library

7 p.m.
At this month's Classic Cinema Night, we'll be watching a Christmas movie based on a literary classic. For the title of the film, please contact Faith.

Friday, Dec. 19, 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. 20, 2014

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. 

Diabetes Support Group

Dorothy I. Height/Benning Library

12 p.m.
For anyone diagnosed with Diabetes, pre-diabetes or caring for a diabetic. Healthcare professionals will give educational information and answer questions on food choices, exercise and medicine. We meet the third Saturday of every month. For email or phone updates, leave your information at the Adult Information Desk. Light refreshments. Every third Saturday at 12pm. This program is free and open to all.  

Sunday, Dec. 21, 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, Dec. 22, 2014

HIV/STI Testing by Metro TeenAIDS

William O. Lockridge/Bellevue Library

4:30 p.m.
Metro TeenAIDS (MTA) provides free, quick,

Tuesday, Dec. 23, 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.

Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014

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.

Teen Movie Night

Northeast Library

6 p.m.
Patrons 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.