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Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014

Olaf from Frozen

Winter Movie

Northeast Library

2 p.m.
Although afterschool programs are on hiatus, there's still fun to be had at the Northeast Library. We invite you to watch a movie with us, in place of our regularly scheduled programming. The 2 p.m. screening is intended for audience members 5 and older, and as such, any movie shown will have the MPAA rating of PG. If you have any questions or concerns about this event, please call the library at 202-698-0183.

ESL English Language Club

Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library

7 p.m.
Come to our ESL English Conversation Club, where you can practice your English skills in a casual environment. This conversation group is for English learners at all levels, but participants should have some English knowledge. This is an open group, and you can drop in at anytime between 7 and 8 pm.  

Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015

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.

I Made It Myself

Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library

2 p.m.
All ages arts and crafts.

Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015

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Palisades Winter Readathon Begins!

Palisades Library

(All day)
Only at Palisades Library, join us from Jan. 11 to Feb. 28 to earn prizes in a Winter Readathon!   This program is for children from birth to age 12.  Sign up in the Children's Room starting on Jan. 11!  
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Freedom Songs

Chevy Chase Library

(All day)
To commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. week, teens at Chevy Chase Library can interact with the influential music and lyrics of civil rights movement songs. 

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.

I Made It Myself

Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library

2 p.m.
All ages arts and crafts.

Monday, Jan. 12, 2015

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Freedom Songs

Chevy Chase Library

(All day)
To commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. week, teens at Chevy Chase Library can interact with the influential music and lyrics of civil rights movement songs. 

ASL Story Time

Tenley-Friendship Library

12:30 p.m.
Stories, games, fun in American Sign Language (ASL). Deaf Services Librarian Janice Rosen will read stories about Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.       Ages 3-5.  ASL/voice interpreters and therapy dogs from People Animals Love will be present. Questions? Voice/video at 202-559-5368 or email lbph.dcpl@dc.gov.

Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015

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Freedom Songs

Chevy Chase Library

(All day)
To commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. week, teens at Chevy Chase Library can interact with the influential music and lyrics of civil rights movement songs. 
Little Brother

Orwellian America: Little Brother Book Club

Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library

4:30 p.m.
As part of the library’s Orwellian America program, join us for a discussion of Corey Doctorow's Little Brother, in Conference Room 2. 
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DIY Protest Buttons

Northwest One Library

4:30 p.m.
Join us to honor Dr. King's legacy while advocating for social justice causes. Learn about the March on Washington for Jobs & Freedom and protest art. Then, make your own advocacy/protest buttons.

Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015

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Freedom Songs

Chevy Chase Library

(All day)
To commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. week, teens at Chevy Chase Library can interact with the influential music and lyrics of civil rights movement songs. 
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DIY: Non-Violent Protest

Petworth Library

4 p.m.
“We Shall Overcome” “I Have A Dream” “If not you, then who? If not now, then when?” Teens, it’s time for your voices to be heard. Join the library in creating protest buttons, signs and shirts as we bring the civil rights movement to the 21st century.  
Come celebrate MLK at the library

MLK Week Kick Back

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

4 p.m.
Come celebrate MLK week in Teen Space. We will be having some fun MLK-themed activities. For ages 13-19. See you there!
Karl Racine

The State of U.S. Race Relations: Improved or Worsened?

Capitol View Library

6:30 p.m.
On Aug. 28, 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his famous "I Have a Dream" speech as a part of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. The speech sought an end to racial injustice in America and called for an integrated society. In celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, come out to to hear an enlightening presentation by the Attorney General of the District of Columbia, Karl Racine, on the state of race relations in the United States.

Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015

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Freedom Songs

Chevy Chase Library

(All day)
To commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. week, teens at Chevy Chase Library can interact with the influential music and lyrics of civil rights movement songs. 
Dr. King March on Washington

Dr. King in Washington - Discuss & Collage

Northwest One Library

2 p.m.
Through images and articles, discuss and learn about Dr. King's legacy in Washington, D.C. Identify favorite quotes and submit words and/or art to a collaborative collage in the Library.

Friday, Jan. 16, 2015

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Freedom Songs

Chevy Chase Library

(All day)
To commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. week, teens at Chevy Chase Library can interact with the influential music and lyrics of civil rights movement songs. 
Come to our ASL MLK Jr. Storytime

Martin Luther King Jr. ASL Storytime

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

11 a.m.
Come and enjoy a special Martin Luther King Jr. storytime held in the Children's Room of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library. This special preschool storytime will feature an American Sign Language interpreter. For ages 3-5 and caregivers.

Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015

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Freedom Songs

Chevy Chase Library

(All day)
To commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. week, teens at Chevy Chase Library can interact with the influential music and lyrics of civil rights movement songs. 

ASL Story Time

Southwest Library

11 a.m.
Stories, games, fun in American Sign Language (ASL). Deaf Services Librarian Janice Rosen will read stories about Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.       Ages 3-5.  ASL/voice interpreters and therapy dogs from People Animals Love will be present. Questions? Voice/video 202-559-5368 or email lbph.dcpl@dc.gov.    
Check out the MLK Extravaganza

MLK Extravaganza

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

2 p.m.
Join us to celebrate and honor Martin Luther King Jr. with a day of fantastic activities for kids ages birth to 12 and their family. There will be a puppet show, reader's theatre, crafting time, a video, and an opportunity for kids to recite a part of their favorite speech by Martin Luther King Jr.

Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015

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Palisades Winter Readathon Ongoing!

Palisades Library

(All day)
The Palisades Winter Readathon is in full swing!  Stop by the Children's Room at Palisades Library to sign up, and earn prizes for reading! The Winter Readathon runs from Jan. 11 to Feb. 28.  This program is for children from birth to age 12.
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Freedom Songs

Chevy Chase Library

(All day)
To commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. week, teens at Chevy Chase Library can interact with the influential music and lyrics of civil rights movement songs. 

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.

I Made It Myself

Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library

2 p.m.
All ages arts and crafts.
Children marched with Dr. MLK, Jr.

Story Time and Crafts in Honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Cleveland Park Library

2 p.m.
All ages are encouraged to join us as we make Peace Mobiles and Magnets in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  Parents also will leave with Peace Badges that they can bestow upon their little ones in recognition of noteworthy acts of selflessness.
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Orwellian America: The Internet's Own Boy

Library Takeout

8:30 p.m.
As part of the DC Public Library's series of events on government transperency and personal privacy in the digital age, D.C.’s iconic Black Cat nightclub will be hosting a free screening of The Internet’s Own Boy, the inspiring documentary about the life of Internet activist and political organizer Aaron Swartz.  The screening begins at 8:30 p.m. doors will open at 8 p.m. Join us at Black Cat, 1811 14th St NW.