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Sunday, May 31, 2015

Board Game Afternoon

Northwest One Library

3 p.m.
Join us at every Sunday afternoon to play fun board games against your friends or learn chess! For kids 10 and older.

Monday, June 1, 2015

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Summer Reading!

Palisades Library

(All day)
Summer Reading is currently ongoing -- don't miss out on all the fun! Stop by the Children's Desk to sign up and get started earning prizes!
June Is Black Music Month

June is Black Music Month

Benning (Dorothy I. Height) Library

1 p.m.
Every Monday in the Lower Level Large Meeting room in June, we will celebrate the legends in Black Music: Gospel, Jazz, Go-Go, R&B and Reggae. Join our listening party and browse our book fair. Learn how to download and stream your favorite music from dclibrary.freegalmusic.com for free.
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AALEAD Workshops for Middle and High School Students

Mt. Pleasant Library

3 p.m.
AALEAD is an after-school program for middle and high school students with workshops on leadership development, educational empowerment, and community. We’ll be meeting after school every week on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3 – 6 p.m. Feb. 18 through August for different activities to hone our leadership skills, technology chops, and other important life skills. Join us!

Teen Cafe: Homework Help

Palisades Library

3:30 p.m.
Math homework got you stumped? Don't have any earthly idea how to spell logorrhea? Come get homework help at the library! Start the week off right by getting your homework out of the way. Every Monday, there will be a knowledgeable adult here to help you figure out what to do once you've divided something by its circumference.  Meeting in the Teen Space.  This program is for students 13-19.
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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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Francis Gregory Neighborhood Library Teen Book Club

Francis A. Gregory Library

4 p.m.
The Francis Gregory Neighborhood Library Teen Book Club meets in the Teen Section on the first floor. The book club meets the first Monday of every month at 4 p.m. Books are appropriate for teens ages 13-19. 
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Summer Book Club: 'Diary of a Wimpy Kid'

Woodridge Library

4 p.m.
Calling all Diary of a Wimpy Kid fans! Please join the Woodridge Library on the above date and time as we open Summer Reading 2015! With your library card, you can checkout the first title within the series while supplies last.
Game Night

Kids and Teen Game Night

Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library

4 p.m.
Join us every Monday for Game Night! Play on the Wii or grab a board game. For children and teens ages 8 to 19.
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Wii Night

Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) 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.
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Superhero Summer Film Series: 'Batman Begins'

Georgetown Library

6:30 p.m.
As a boy a young Bruce Wayne watched in horror as his millionaire parents were slain in front of his eyes. This trauma led him to become obsessed with revenge. After disappearing to the East, where he seeks counsel with a ninja cult leader, he returns to his now decaying Gotham City. The city is now overrun by organized crime and dangerous individuals manipulating the system. The discovery of a cave under his mansion, and a prototype armored suit leads him to take on a new persona. He becomes Batman and strikes fear into the hearts of men who do wrong.
ForestFeast

Feeder's Advisory: A Book Club For Those Who Love Food

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

7 p.m.
Do you love browsing through cookbooks and trying new recipes? Do you enjoy sampling and sharing new dishes? This month’s selection is Erin Gleeson’s The Forest Feast: Simple Vegetarian Recipes from My Cabin in the Woods.
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Kid's Night: The Science of Superpowers

Mt. Pleasant Library

7 p.m.
Join us for a writing workshop led by 826DC.  This workshop implements a fun, baseline understanding of biology, physics and engineering. Participants will explore the science behind everyday superpowers through experiments inspired by poetry that fit the themes. Delve into the science of superpowers by reflecting on origins, as the we learn about DNA and DNA extraction, experiment with basic engineering skills and construct prototypes, and save the day with an egg drop experiment.
Every Hero has a Story

Neighborhood Heroes: Eugene Allen, of 'The Butler: Witness to History'

Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library

7 p.m.
Lee Daniels’ 2014 film The Butler features the story of Cecil Gaines, a black man who dedicates his career to serving the array of Presidents who come through the White House throughout the 1950s, 60s, 70s, and 80s. 

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Teen Game Night

Teen Game Night

Francis A. Gregory Library

4 p.m.
Teen game night is back! Come out and play video games, board games and challenging trivia games every Tuesday in the second floor conference room. 
Come to Tech Tuesday

Tech Tuesday

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

4 p.m.
Come to Tech Tuesday in Teen Space and learn hands-on how you can use technology to make digital art, online games, stop motion animation, music production and more. Each week is a different topic, so give us a call to find out a certain week's plan: 202-727-5535. Ages 13-19. See you there!
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Resume and Cover Letter Help for Teens

Northwest One Library

4:30 p.m.
Calling all teenagers:Applying for a job? Internship? Need help writing a resume and cover letter? 
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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 p.m.
Yoga

Yoga for Adults and Teens

Southwest Library

7 p.m.
All fitness levels welcome for this free yoga program, with Yoga Activist instructor Mary Koehler. Mats are provided, or you can bring your own.
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Yoga for Adults and Teens

Southwest Library

7 p.m.
All fitness levels welcome for this free yoga program, with Yoga Activist instructor Carrie Hsieh. Mats are provided, or you can bring your own.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

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Books & Bites at MLK

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

11 a.m.
The Library is happy to announce the return of Books & Bites!Join us each Wednesday, beginning June 3, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. in front of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library. You can purchase a unique and tasty meal from a food truck, check out the latest hot titles, watch movies from our Criterion collection and sign up for Summer Reading! 
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AALEAD Workshops for Middle and High School Students

Mt. Pleasant Library

3 p.m.
AALEAD is an after-school program for middle and high school students with workshops on leadership development, educational empowerment, and community. We’ll be meeting after school every week on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3 – 6 p.m. Feb. 18 through August for different activities to hone our leadership skills, technology chops, and other important life skills. Join us!
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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. 

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! Movies will be rated PG or PG-13.  This program is for Teens and Tweens only.  Photo courtesy of popturfdotcom on Flickr.
Book cover for the book "Geography Club" by Brent Hartinger.

Teen Film w/ Pride

Petworth Library

4 p.m.
In celebration of Pride Month, teens are invited to come out to view a film that focuses on LGBTQ issues and depicts LGBTQ characters. This is the perfect opportunity to socialize and discuss prevalent issues facing teens today. Attend this program to earn the Film Fanatic badge. Feel free contact us at 202-243-1188 for the film’s title.
Film & Popcorn

Teen Movie Night

Cleveland Park Library

4 p.m.
Join us in the first floor meeting room for movie night! Refreshments provided. 
Come to Kick Back

Kick Back

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

4 p.m.
Come kick back and relax in Teen Space. Wednesdays at 4 p.m., we will feature movies, talk about books, sing karaoke, hang out, and more. It will be different week to week, so give us a call to find out a certain week's plan 202-727-5535. Ages 13-19. See you there!
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Teen Heroes Summer Film Series

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

4:30 p.m.
Mean Girls—2004, rated PG-13, 97 minutes. Cady Heron is a hit with the popular girs her new school, until she makes the mistake of falling for Aaron Samuels, the ex-boyfriend clique leader Regina George. Now Cady has to navigate a confusing social scene and fight bullying before it destroys her friendships. Starring a young Lindsay Lohan.   

Teen Advisory Group

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

4:30 p.m.
Are you interested in having a say in what services and books the library provides for teens?  Do you need a fun way to earn community service hours?  Teen Advisory Group meets in the Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library teen space every Wednesday from 4:30 -6:30 pm.  All youth ages 13-18 are welcome; you do not need to sign up!   Please contact Anina at 202-717-0971 with any questions.
Teen Movie Night

Teen Movie Night

Francis A. Gregory Library

5 p.m.
Come out and watch the latest blockbuster films every Wednesday afternoon in the second floor conference room. Films are appropriate for teens ages 13 and older.