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Friday, Oct. 31, 2014

Halloween

Northeast Library

(All day)
Stop by the children's floor to make fun Halloween crafts and go trick-or-treating in the library. We look forward to seeing you! This program is intended for children ages 3 and up. Please call 202-698-0183 with any questions or concerns. 
Michael Keaton as "Beetlejuice"

Halloween Movie Spooktacular

Tenley-Friendship Library

9:45 a.m.
The Tenley Library will be showing Halloween movies all day in the Large Conference Room. Call the Library at 727-1225 for the complete list of movies and showtimes.

Happy Halloween!

Petworth Library

4 p.m.
Trick or treat!Join us for our annual Halloween party.We will enjoy spooky stories, dance the monster mash, and trick or treat in the library.This program is for all ages.

Halloween Party!

Mt. Pleasant Library

4 p.m.
Excited about Halloween? Come show off your costume and celebrate with us! We'll have games, music and lots of fun!Children of all ages and their parents and caregivers are invited to attend the event. 

DC Reads: Logan Circle Walking Tour

Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library

10 a.m.
NOTE: This is an off-site event.  Meet at 6 p.m. in Logan Circle for the walking tour.
Halloween Is Cover

Family Fun Time: Halloween Party!

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

2 p.m.
Join us in the Children's Room and celebrate Halloween! Bring the whole family for crafts, games, stories, and more! Be sure to dress in costume for library trick-or-treating. If you have any questions, please contact the Children's Department at 202-7271248.  

Family Story Time

Mt. Pleasant Library

2 p.m.
Join us for an all-ages story time with singing, dancing and lots of fun!

Halloween Bash

Tenley-Friendship Library

2 p.m.
Come in your favorite costume and celebrate Halloween with: Games & PrizesPhotoboothCraftsRefreshmentsMusicAnd more fun!  

Sunday, Nov. 2, 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.

Family Funday Sunday

Mt. Pleasant Library

2 p.m.
A variety of family friendly programs that may include dance, music, movement, movies, sign language and much more.Recommended for ages 0-12.

Monday, Nov. 3, 2014

NEW: LGBTQ Youth MeetUp

Dorothy I. Height/Benning Library

6 p.m.
Join us at the Dorothy I. Height/Benning Neighborhood Library for our LGBTQ Youth Meetup!Every First Monday of the month, LGBTQ youth will be provided an outlet to connect in this safe space with their peers and engage in fun and expressive activities. We'll meet in the large meeting room.See you there! 

Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014

Lion in Paris by Beatrice Alemagna

Favorite French Stories

Takoma Park Library

10:30 a.m.
As part of the Kids Euro Fest, come celebrate French culture with a special story time for ages 2-5.  
Nika Solce and her Slovenian puppets

About the Fox and Other Forest Animals

Takoma Park Library

2:30 p.m.
Takoma Park Library is glad to host Nika Solce and her Slovenian puppets for "About the Fox and Other Forest Animals" as part of the Kids Euro Festival.   Appropriate for ages 2 and older.

DC Reads: African Film Series

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6 p.m.
DC Public Library has lined up two special documentary films about life of African immigrants in the United States and their connection to the complex issues facing their home countries. Both shows start at 6 p.m. in Room A-5.

Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014

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.  

CCH Book Club: 'The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears'

Chevy Chase Library

7 p.m.
The CCHDC Book Club will discuss the DC Reads selection, The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears by Dinaw Mengestu at the Chevy Chase Community Center.All are welcome!

DC Reads: Book Discussion

Chevy Chase Library

7 p.m.
As part of the month-long celebration of DC Reads, we will be reading and discussing Dinaw Mengestu's book 

Pre-School Story Time

Mt. Pleasant Library

10 a.m.
Stories, songs, and rhymes for ages 2-5, with their caregivers.For safety's sake, there is a limit of 75 participants for each story time.

Pre-K Stories on Africa

Lamond-Riggs Library

10:30 a.m.
As part of DC Reads, we will explore Africa through stories, music and a craft.

Pre-School Story Time

Mt. Pleasant Library

11 a.m.
Stories, songs, and rhymes for ages 2-5, with their caregivers.For safety's sake, there is a limit of 75 participants for each story time.

DC Reads: Book Discussion

Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library

6:30 p.m.
As part of the month-long celebration of DC Reads, we will be reading and discussing Dinaw Mengestu's book 

Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014

Denmark and Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen

Petworth Library

7 p.m.
Children will enjoy a Danish lesson, fairy tales by Hans Christian Andersen, a snack and a craft.
"The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears" by Dinaw Mengetsu

'The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears' Presentation and Discussion

Takoma Park Library

7 p.m.
To celebrate and explore this year's DC Reads selection, The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears by Dinaw Mengestu, The Takoma Park Neighborhood Library is hosting a presentation and discussion on the Washington, D.C.-set novel, along with some samples of Ethiopian food kindly donated by the Nile Market and Kitchen and the Friends of the Takoma Park Library! 

Village Book Club: DC Reads

Palisades Library

1:30 p.m.
Join us to discuss 2014 DC Reads book, The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears by Dinaw Mengestu.

Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014

Family Story Time

Mt. Pleasant Library

2 p.m.
Join us for an all-ages story time with singing, dancing and lots of fun!
Sanna ValvanneKids jumping

Sing and Shine Around the Globe

Georgetown Library

4 p.m.
Explore Finland with Sanna Valvanne in "Sing and Shine Around the Globe."

Sunday, Nov. 9, 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.