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Tuesday, October 7, 2014

7:00 p.m.
artworks

Artist Michael Koliner, creator of the Nonumental Seating Objects in Nonument Park, will discuss his art, the creative process, and the goals he tries to accomplish with his work.

Following his presentation, he will lead a hands-on activity for participants to make a “nonument."

The program is open to all ages. Children under the age of 9 must be accompanied by a caregiver.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

(All day)

Karaoke Fun at MLK Library Teen SpaceHave a great time singing the lyrics from your favorite tunes.  

Choose any song you want and do your best.  

Remember, with Karaoke Fun, it's not about getting all the notes right, it's about having the courage to try.

Ages 13-19.

(All day)

Movie TicketsWin Free Movie Tickets in The Librarian Challenge Contest

Read ANY teen book between Oct. 1 and Oct. 18 and come to Lamond-Riggs Library to redeem a prize and a raffle ticket to win a pair of free movie tickets! Make sure to ask for Ms. Samantha at the reference desk!

Not sure what's the best time to redeem your prizes? Come in any Wednesday or Thursday night or during any Teen Program!

Ages 13-18.

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.

4:30 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.
6:00 p.m.

TedWhat is TED?

TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less).

TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues — in more than 100 languages.


Best for teens and adults.

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 9, 2014

(All day)

Movie TicketsWin Free Movie Tickets in The Librarian Challenge Contest

Read ANY teen book between Oct. 1 and Oct. 18 and come to Lamond-Riggs Library to redeem a prize and a raffle ticket to win a pair of free movie tickets! Make sure to ask for Ms. Samantha at the reference desk!

Not sure what's the best time to redeem your prizes? Come in any Wednesday or Thursday night or during any Teen Program!

Ages 13-18.

10:00 a.m.

The DC Commission on Persons with Disabilities and community partners present the 2014 Mayor's Annual Disability Awareness Exposition.

This free event, held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., is for:

  • all D.C. residents with a disability
  • advocates
  • caregivers
  • providers

To:

  • share information and valuable resources
  • build new relationships
  • participate in fun, relaxing, and empowering activities.

This event will feature more than 30 public and private programs and service providers.


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. 

4:00 p.m.

Chess Club at MLK Library Teen SpaceCome to the Teen Space to learn how to play chess and master unique chess strategies from our instructor.

Ages 13-19.

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.

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

6:30 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.

Friday, October 10, 2014

(All day)

Movie TicketsWin Free Movie Tickets in The Librarian Challenge Contest

Read ANY teen book between Oct. 1 and Oct. 18 and come to Lamond-Riggs Library to redeem a prize and a raffle ticket to win a pair of free movie tickets! Make sure to ask for Ms. Samantha at the reference desk!

Not sure what's the best time to redeem your prizes? Come in any Wednesday or Thursday night or during any Teen Program!

Ages 13-18.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

(All day)

Movie TicketsWin Free Movie Tickets in The Librarian Challenge Contest

Read ANY teen book between Oct. 1 and Oct. 18 and come to Lamond-Riggs Library to redeem a prize and a raffle ticket to win a pair of free movie tickets! Make sure to ask for Ms. Samantha at the reference desk!

Not sure what's the best time to redeem your prizes? Come in any Wednesday or Thursday night or during any Teen Program!

Ages 13-18.

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.

12:00 p.m.

Battle Subway logo: Rush Hour is a zoo.If you love Pokémon, you won't want to miss this!  Battle Subway is an official league of the Pokémon Company International.

Players will meet on Saturdays from noon until 5 p.m. in the Dream Lab, located in the Digital Commons.  Games are open to Pokémon lovers of all ages and League Leaders will be on hand to moderate.

Participants will gain knowledge and experience in competitive play of the Pokémon video and card games.  Players will also earn free rewards for participation including cards, codes for the Pokémon Trading Card Game Online, and badges. 

So come ready to trade, to meet other Pokémon fans, and to qualify for tournament play.

See you in the Commons!

Follow the group on Twitter and Facebook or follow #MLKPokemon.

 
DCPL logo. Official Pokemon League Logo


3:30 p.m.

Gamer's Galore at MLK Library Teen SpaceCome 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, October 12, 2014

(All day)

Movie TicketsWin Free Movie Tickets in The Librarian Challenge Contest

Read ANY teen book between Oct. 1 and Oct. 18 and come to Lamond-Riggs Library to redeem a prize and a raffle ticket to win a pair of free movie tickets! Make sure to ask for Ms. Samantha at the reference desk!

Not sure what's the best time to redeem your prizes? Come in any Wednesday or Thursday night or during any Teen Program!

Ages 13-18.

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.

3:00 p.m.

Join us at every Sunday afternoon to play fun board games against your friends or learn chess!

For kids 10 and older.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

(All day)

Movie TicketsWin Free Movie Tickets in The Librarian Challenge Contest

Read ANY teen book between Oct. 1 and Oct. 18 and come to Lamond-Riggs Library to redeem a prize and a raffle ticket to win a pair of free movie tickets! Make sure to ask for Ms. Samantha at the reference desk!

Not sure what's the best time to redeem your prizes? Come in any Wednesday or Thursday night or during any Teen Program!

Ages 13-18.

3:30 p.m.

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

Learn to Crochet
Start 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.

Second Tuesday of the month.

Ages 10-19.

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.

Picture of passport and mapCelebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with a fun translation activity where you will translate a poem into English or Spanish!

From Don Quixote and the Odyssey to Inkheart and the Neverending Story, readers of all languages have benefited enormously from the translation of works of literature. Come and get a taste of what it is like to be a translator.

No experience or second-language skills necessary.

Ages 13-19.

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 Anacostia the second Tuesday 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 second Tuesday 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.

  • Bellevue - fourth Monday of each month
  • Benning -third Thursday of each month
  • Parklands-Turner - first Wednesday of each month