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Thursday, May 26, 2016

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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.
Book to film club

Book to Film Club

Takoma Park Library

6 p.m.
Which is better, the book or the movie? Throw in your two cents at the Book to Film Club. Contact us at 202-576-7252 or email peter.sullivan@dc.gov to discover the most recent title. Popcorn will be provided.
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Zine Lab

Mt. Pleasant Library

6:30 p.m.
At the May workshop, there will be an opportunity for people to share their favorite ways to use text in their zines. Hand lettering, typewriters, cursive, text as a design element! Share what works for you. Get inspired by others. Zine Lab is a monthly workshop where you can do a variety of zine-related things, including:
"The Orchard of Lost Souls" by Nadifa Mohamed

Adult Book Club

Francis A. Gregory Library

6:30 p.m.
Join us to discuss May's book club selection, The Orchard of Lost Souls by Nadifa Mohamed, one of Granta's Best of Young British Novelists on Thursday, May 26th at 6:30 p.m. 
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Ladies Night Book Club

Northwest One Library

6:30 p.m.
Join us at Northwest One Library for a discussion of The Choir Director by Carl Weber. All are welcome, though the titles are chosen with women in mind.
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Foster Care in the District of Columbia: How to Become a Foster Care Parent

Capitol View Library

6:30 p.m.
Are you interested in how to support the foster care community? May is National Foster Care Month.  By proclamation, President Ronald Reagan established the celebration in 1988 to recognize the contributions of foster care families, social workers and other professionals who work with foster care children. On August 28, 2016, President Barack Obama issued the proclamation to the nation.
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Adult Coloring

Georgetown Library

6:30 p.m.
Join us for this springtime series of relaxed coloring sessions. We will provide the coloring sheets and colored pencils, though personal supplies are welcome as well. The sessions will last from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Questions? Email julia.strusienski@dc.gov
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Friends Book Club: "The Shame and Captives"

Southeast Library

7 p.m.
Join the Friends Book Club to discuss Thomas Keneally's 2015 novel The Shame and Captives. Keneally is an Australian novelist who is best known for Schindler's List. This novel also deals with World War II, but this time we examine the war from the Australian perspective. Copies of the novel are available for checkout at the information desk. 
Meditating Man

Stop and Breathe: A Monthly Meditation Workshop

Francis A. Gregory Library

7 p.m.
Join DC Public Library and CALMFIDENCE Institute for a series of monthly meditation workshops.
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Maker's Social Club: Flower Power

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

7 p.m.
Lets celebrate Throwback Thursday and revisit the 60's and 70's, with our flower power madness. You're designing a custom flower in Tinkercad and printing it out on the 3-D printers!  Space is limited, so RSVP at bit.ly/labsclasses  Location: Fab Lab, Rm 219
Inner and Outer Peace through Meditation by Rajinder Singh

Meditation a Tool to Balance Your Life

Lamond-Riggs Library

7 p.m.
Join the Meditation Group every other Thursday at 7 p.m. in the Conference Room. Dates of the meetings are May 12 and 26 and June 9 and 23. 
Inner and Outer Peace through Meditation by Rajinder Singh

Meditation: Balance your Life

Lamond-Riggs Library

7 p.m.
Please join your neighbors on Thursday, 7 p.m. on May 12 and 26 and June 9 and 23 to experience the tranquility of meditation.
Meditating Man

Stop and Breathe: A Monthly Meditation Workshop

Francis A. Gregory Library

7 p.m.
Join DC Public Library and CALMFIDENCE Institute for a series of monthly meditation workshops.
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Yoga at Northwest One

Northwest One Library

7 p.m.
Join us every Thursday evening at 7:00 p.m. for free beginner/intermediate yoga classes. We provide mats and blocks, all you need to do is show up. All adults and teens are welcome. 
Mt. Pleasant Neighborhood Library

Mt. Pleasant Library Book Club

Mt. Pleasant Library

7 p.m.
The Mt. Pleasant Neighborhood Library Book Club meets the fourth Thursday of every month in Conference Room 1 on the lower level. We alternate between fiction and nonfiction each month, with books selected and voted on by members. For more information or to be added to the mailing list, please email staff at mtpleasantlibrary@dc.gov.
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3D Printer Certification

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

7 p.m.
You will need to have passed Fab Lab orientation before taking this class. Learn how to use a Makerbot 3D printer during this hour-long class. Students will learn how to prepare digital files for printing, change filament, and many more essential skills. Once certified you will be able to make reservations on the 3D printers for your personal projects.
Inner and Outer Peace through Meditation by Rajinder Singh

Meditation a Tool to Balance Your Life

Lamond-Riggs Library

7 p.m.
Join the Meditation Group every other Thursday at 7 p.m. in the Conference Room. Dates of the meetings are May 12 and 26 and June 9 and 23. 

Friday, May 27, 2016

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Rush Hour Reads

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

(All day)
Want to read more? A few minutes during your commute or at lunch can really add up.
Coffee

Coffee & Conversation

Northeast Library

10:30 a.m.
Join DCPL customers and staff for coffee, conversation, and sometimes even a craft on the second and fourth Fridays of each month.  
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Coffee and Conversation

Mt. Pleasant Library

11 a.m.
Join us for coffee, conversation, and an activity! This is an opportunity to gather with people who enjoy spending time in the library, and to share interests and ideas with the community. 2nd and 4th Friday of each month  |  11 a.m. - 12 p.m. We look forward to seeing you there!  Questions? Call 202-671-3122.  
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Friday Lunch and Learn

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

12 p.m.
Friday Lunch and Learn is an hour-long bring-your-own brown-bag lunch and Adaptive Technology discussion held in room 215, Center for Accessibility at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library every Friday from 12 noon to 1:00 p.m. It is an opportunity for people enrolled in the JAWS classes to share information.
Parklands-Turner Film Festival

Parklands-Turner Monthly Film Festival

Parklands-Turner Library

12 p.m.
Visit the Parklands-Turner Library every Tuesday and Friday for a cinematic celebration. Each month library staff will select famous films from the library collection in support of the theme for the current month.  Screen Times:  Tuesdays at noon  Fridays at noon and 3:00 p.m. Monthly themes:
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One-on-One Computer Help

Petworth Library

3 p.m.
By appointment only, get personalized computer help. Library staff are available for hour-long sessions to help teach computer skills. We can help with:
Bicycles

Bicycle Drive-in Movie for National Bike Month

Southeast Library

8 p.m.
Join us for an evening of bikes and movies to cap off National Bike Month.

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Rush Hour Reads logo.

Rush Hour Reads

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

(All day)
Want to read more? A few minutes during your commute or at lunch can really add up.
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Spanish Conversation Club

Georgetown Library

10 a.m.
Looking to grow, revive, or begin to develop your Spanish skills? Join us for these weekly casual conversation hours, led by instructor Luz Verost. Questions? Email julia.strusienski@dc.gov.
Meditation Yoga

Saturday Morning Yoga

Mt. Pleasant Library

10 a.m.
Start your Saturdays with Carol, Marjorie and some relaxing, stress-free yoga. Everyone is welcome, beginners especially! Please wear comfortable clothing and bring water. Bring your own yoga mat or use one of ours (limited availability). A signed waiver form is required.
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Yoga at Your Library

Petworth Library

11 a.m.
Yoga at Your Library is a beginner level yoga class for adults and teens brought to you courtesy of Yoga Activist. No experience is required, and the class is free. You can bring your own mat, but if you don’t have one yoga mats are available for use during the class.
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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. Enjoy swapability at the expense of your opponents and win weekly bragging rights.  Players will meet until 5 p.m. in Gallery A-6, located on the Lower Level. Games are open to adults and teens and tournaments will be held twice a year. So, come one, come all; just come ready.