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Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015

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Let's Talk About...

Northeast Library

4 p.m.
Teens are encouraged to use this program as a space to vent, hang out with friends, and discuss hot topics without feeling judged by adults. Topics for discussion might be relationships, fandoms, education, travel, sports, or whatever comes to mind! Let's Talk About... is a place where teens are free to voice their opinions on issues that matter to them. Feel free to stop by and make it your own.
Wii Console

Wednesdays are for Wii

West End Library

4:30 p.m.
West End Interim Library is doing another round of Wii games! Come by for an hour and show off your skills! This program will be for ages 8-14.
Comic Books

Parklands-Turner Comic Book Club

Parklands-Turner Library

5:30 p.m.
The Parklands-Turner Neighborhood Library has a terrific collection of comic books and graphic novels.  Children and teens are encouraged you to come in and enjoy one of the comics on display, or select an item from the catalog from any library in the city and have it delivered to Parklands-turner, epsecially for you!
Film & Popcorn

Teen Movie Night

Cleveland Park Library

6 p.m.
Join us in the first floor meeting room for movie night! Refreshments will be provided. 
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Acing Your College Application with Dr. Victoria Tillson Evans

Chevy Chase Library

6 p.m.
Do you feel lost in the college application process? Are you not sure what your next step should be? Get advice from a professional!  Dr. Victoria Tillson Evans is the Founder and President of Distinctive College Counseling and she will be here to answer your questions! Get advice on subjects such as finding the best fit for you, financial aid questions, how to apply to more elite colleges, how to make the most of your gap year, and many more.  This presentation is open to teens and their parents/guardians. 

Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015

Teen Working

Teen Tutor

Mt. Pleasant Library

(All day)
Need help with your homework? Come by the Teen Space and hang out with our Thursday Teen Tutor! The tutor is available for one-on-one help from 4:30-6:30 p.m. each week. Ages 13-18.
Black Space with Holly Bass

Black Space Art Exhibit

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

(All day)
Black Space is an art exhibition by Holly Bass in the Great Hall of the MLK Library. Black Space is a tiny house in the shape of the District, which has been a center of Black culture since the early 1900s. As D.C. residents, we all occupy black space, regardless of ethnicity or background. Visitors will be invited to share their D.C. memories with the artist and create collaborative responses – photographs, poems, sketches, and oral histories, which will be catalogued and displayed in the house.
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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 Thursdays 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. 
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Joy of Motion Dance: Dance Classes for Adults, Teens and Kids

Mt. Pleasant Library

4 p.m.
In celebration of Black History Month "A Century of Black Life, History, and Culture," DC Public Library is pleased to welcome Joy of Motion Dance Center to several branch locations during February to lead dance instruction for adults, teens, and kids.
Come to Art Attack

Art Attack

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

4 p.m.
Let your artsy side take over in Teen Space Thursdays at 4 p.m. From duct tape crafts, to painting, knitting, scuplting, drawing, and more, Art Attack has something for the artist in everyone. Ages 13-19.
Wii Controller

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)

Teen Game Night

Chevy Chase Library

5 p.m.
Sports, dancing, or a little MarioKart? Bring your friends and your A-game for a night of Wii gaming, pizza and snacks.  Thursday in the Teen Lounge at the Folio upstairs! All teens and kids 8 and older are welcome 5-7 p.m.
Art Club

Drawapalooza: Its an Art Club

Dorothy I. Height/Benning Library

5 p.m.
Art Club for children and teens. Participants will create art usine a variety of media. Meets bi-weekly in the Childrens Room.
Game Night

Parklands-Turner Game Night

Parklands-Turner Library

5 p.m.
If you enjoy playing games, then visit the Parklands-Turner Neighborhood Library on Thursday nights at 5:00pm for Game Night! Kids and teens will enjoy a variety of competitive games; from video games, to card games, to board games! Every Thursday will feature a different type of game. Reccomended for ages 7-16.

Wii Dance Off

William O. Lockridge/Bellevue Library

5:30 p.m.
So you think your moves are HOT!
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Learn to Play Chess

Deanwood Library

6 p.m.
It's your move! Learn to play chess, improve your game, or practice your moves with other players.  This drop-in group is open to all ages and experience levels and meets every Tuesday and Thursday at 6 pm.
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, Feb. 20, 2015

Black Space with Holly Bass

Black Space Art Exhibit

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

(All day)
Black Space is an art exhibition by Holly Bass in the Great Hall of the MLK Library. Black Space is a tiny house in the shape of the District, which has been a center of Black culture since the early 1900s. As D.C. residents, we all occupy black space, regardless of ethnicity or background. Visitors will be invited to share their D.C. memories with the artist and create collaborative responses – photographs, poems, sketches, and oral histories, which will be catalogued and displayed in the house.
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Beginners' Amharic

Mt. Pleasant Library

4 p.m.
The principal language of Ethiopia, Amharic is a Semitic language belonging to the Afro-Asiatic family of languages. It takes its name from Amhara, a central province in Ethiopia and is the second-most spoken Semitic language in the world, after Arabic.   Learn the basics of this fascinating language with Ms. Yacob, every Friday afternoon in Conference Room 1 on the lower level. All ages are welcome!  

Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015

Black Space with Holly Bass

Black Space Art Exhibit

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

(All day)
Black Space is an art exhibition by Holly Bass in the Great Hall of the MLK Library. Black Space is a tiny house in the shape of the District, which has been a center of Black culture since the early 1900s. As D.C. residents, we all occupy black space, regardless of ethnicity or background. Visitors will be invited to share their D.C. memories with the artist and create collaborative responses – photographs, poems, sketches, and oral histories, which will be catalogued and displayed in the house.

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.  

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.
Painting by C.R. Wells of the Jackson Family Art Show

Celebrate Black History Month with the Jackson Family Art Show!

Parklands-Turner Library

2 p.m.
The Jackson Family Art Show celebrates three generation of greatness in art! Come to the Parklands-Turner Library to celebrate Black History Month with an art exhibit, reception, and hands-on art demonstration and art show.  The Jackson Family Art Show will also visit: King Memorial Library on Feb. 5, 6 p.m. Rosedale Library on Feb. 17, 6:30 p.m.
Games Galore

Games Galore

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

3:30 p.m.
Play board games, video games, our new Wii U, and more! Ages 13-19 in Teen Space.

Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015

Black Space with Holly Bass

Black Space Art Exhibit

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

(All day)
Black Space is an art exhibition by Holly Bass in the Great Hall of the MLK Library. Black Space is a tiny house in the shape of the District, which has been a center of Black culture since the early 1900s. As D.C. residents, we all occupy black space, regardless of ethnicity or background. Visitors will be invited to share their D.C. memories with the artist and create collaborative responses – photographs, poems, sketches, and oral histories, which will be catalogued and displayed in the house.

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, Feb. 23, 2015

Black Space with Holly Bass

Black Space Art Exhibit

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

(All day)
Black Space is an art exhibition by Holly Bass in the Great Hall of the MLK Library. Black Space is a tiny house in the shape of the District, which has been a center of Black culture since the early 1900s. As D.C. residents, we all occupy black space, regardless of ethnicity or background. Visitors will be invited to share their D.C. memories with the artist and create collaborative responses – photographs, poems, sketches, and oral histories, which will be catalogued and displayed in the house.
Wii

Wii Night

William O. Lockridge/Bellevue Library

5 p.m.
So you think your moves are hot enough for the game? Come join a friendly competition of dance off! Let's see who has the real dance EXPERIENCE!!! Let's see how well you drive! Come dance your pain away every Monday. Ages 13-19.