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TableTop Day at Northeast Library

Northeast Library

(All day)
We're excited about participating in this years International TableTop Day!International TableTop Day is a day of celebration for fans of tabletop gaming.It's envisioned as a single day where the world comes together for the common purpose of spending time together and having fun. 

Come Play Chess!

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

(All day)
Are you interested in playing Chess?We have chess sets available for use during normal operating hours. Come to the desk in Popular Services and pick one up!For beginners, advanced, or just curious players, the "game of kings" offers endless hours of fun and can be highly educational. All ages are welcome. 

Annual Haiku Contest

Cleveland Park Library

(All day)
Like writing haikus?Submit one for our contestMaybe you will win!See the blog post for details.

International Tabletop Gaming Day

Mt. Pleasant Library

(All day)
Computer games are cool, but Wil Wheaton has taken to the Internet to tell you how awesome tabletop games are too. Mt. Pleasant Library has taken up his mission, and we're hosting a day of gaming in the library as part of a round of games in homes, coffee shops, community centers, game shops and libraries across the globe.

Prom Come True

Rosedale Library

(All day)
Help someone’s wish to go to prom come true!

Tax Assistance

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

9:30 a.m.
From Feb. 1 through April 15, you can meet with a qualified tax aide from Community Tax Aid who can help answer your questions and prepare your 2013 filing.  Program is limited to individuals with less than $35,000 in income (taxable and non-taxable) and Families with less than $52,000 in income (taxable and non-taxable).Tax sessions at MLK are available:Mondays-Wednesdays, 4:30-8 p.m.Thursdays, 1:30-4:30 p.m.Saturdays, 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.Sundays, 1-4 p.m.Rooms A-9 and A-10.

Tax Assistance

Mt. Pleasant Library

10 a.m.
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is available free to taxpayers with low and moderate income, with special attention to those 60 and older. Through a cadre of trained volunteers, AARP Foundation Tax-Aide has helped low- to moderate-income individuals for more than 40 years in every state and the District of Columbia.Come and meet with a trained AARP tax aide provider today.Service available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Construction Junction

Anacostia Library

10 a.m.
Enjoy a weekly play time for young children. Constructive play and early literacy activities.

Yoga @ the Library

Benning (Dorothy I. Height) Library

10 a.m.
Join us every Saturday from 10:00am to 11:00am for Adult Yoga Class.Wear some comfortable clothing and bring a mat, but if you don’t have one, yoga mats are available for use during the class.The classes are taught by Yoga Activist and are held on the lower level of the library in the Larger Meeting Room.This class is free and open to the public.

Family Story Time

Cleveland Park Library

10:30 a.m.
Storytime fun for the whole family.
Family Story Time

Family Story Time

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

10:30 a.m.
Join us for an all-ages story time.  We will not meet on Sept. 12 and Sept. 19.

Family Story Time

Tenley-Friendship Library

10:30 a.m.
Start your weekend off with a fun family story time filled with songs, rhymes and good books.

Family Storytime

Palisades Library

10:30 a.m.
Join us on Saturday morning for a fun family story time.Stories and activities  for the whole family!

Preschool Storytime

Georgetown Library

10:30 a.m.
Stories, music, folktales and fun for Preschoolers and Kindergartners. Recommended for ages 3-5.

Braille Book Club for Kids

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

Join our Braille Book Club for Kids which is for children in grades 1-6 (and their parents) who are Braille readers. This program is sponsored in partnership with Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind.The Braille Book Club for Kids meets the first Saturday of every month, at 11 a.m. (except holidays or as advertised) in the Adaptive Services Division, Room 215.For more information, contact the Adaptive Services Division at 202-727-2142 or lbph.dcpl@dc.gov.

Read Aloud Time

Takoma Park Library

11 a.m.
Join a rotating team of readers every Saturday for stories, action rhymes and songs.For ages 2 - 5 and caregivers. 

Baby/Toddler Lap Time

Southeast Library

11 a.m.
Baby/toddler lap times are story times geared for babies ages birth to 24 months and their caregivers. Have a group? Please call ahead of time to make special arrangements.

Table Top Game Day

Woodridge Library

11 a.m.
Join us in celebrating International Tabletop Day, a day of fun and games for the whole family.  Bring in your favorite game or choose from a variety of table top games we will have on hand for you to enjoy with other people. This is a celebration for all fans of tabletop gaming, where the whole world is brought together in a common purpose of spending time together and having fun.

Office Software Workshops

Francis A. Gregory Library

11 a.m.
This series introduces basic office programs used to create and share documents, spreadsheets and presentations.   Week 1: Intro to Microsoft WordWeek 2: Intro to Microsoft ExcelWeek 3: Intro to Microsoft PowerPointWeek 4: Intro to Google Drive
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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.

Family Fun Time

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

11 a.m.
Looking for a fun, family oriented, weekend activity? Look no further!Children and their families are encouraged to let loose and have a ball in the library. Every Saturday, come prepared to laugh, play and have fun!Please call the Children's Desk at 202-727-1248 to find out the specific theme for the week. 
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Lego Club

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

11 a.m.
Open Lego Duplo block play time for children ages 2 to 5 years and their caregivers. 

Weekend Story Time

Francis A. Gregory Library

11 a.m.
Come in for weekend story time as we read, sing and rhyme.This program recommended for families with children ages 0-5.Join us afterwards for our Imaginative Play program. 

Mo Willems Saturday

Rosedale Library

11 a.m.
Back by popular demand, a Mo Willems-themed day!There will be a special story time with stories about Pigeon as well as Elephant and Piggie.

International Tabletop Game Day

Francis A. Gregory Library

12 p.m.
Join us in celebration of International Tabletop Game Day.Board games and puzzles will be provided.

International TableTop Day

Petworth Library

1 p.m.
All ages are invited to play all kinds of games at the Petworth Library for International TableTop Day! We'll have board games, card games, and more for all ages and skill levels. Don't think we'll have your favorite game? Feel free to bring it and teach it to others!  The event will be in the Meeting Room, 1-4 p.m.   

Computer Basics Workshops

Lamond-Riggs Library

1:30 p.m.
Computer Basics WorkshopsThis series is for people who have never before used a computer.  Participants will learn to use the mouse and keyboard, begin to navigate the Internet and even use email.Week 1: Intro to ComputersWeek 2: Intro to TypingWeek 3: Intro to the InternetWeek 4: Intro to Gmail

Family Story Time

Benning (Dorothy I. Height) Library

2 p.m.
We will read some books, sing some songs, and perform some finger plays!Family Story time is for children ages 2-5 with their adults (but older and younger children are also welcome).The program will last approximately 20-30 minutes and will take place in the Children's Story Circle.

Teen Space Prom Expo 2014

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

2 p.m.
Come to the 2014 Prom Expo at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library Teen Space, and get everything you need to prepare for prom or your next school dance.  

Matinee Saturdays

Chevy Chase Library

2 p.m.
Teen Movie Afternoon!Join us for Saturday afternoon movies at Chevy Chase.We'll be showing all kinds of popular films every Saturday afternoon, with pizza and snacks.Attendees will be given the chance to vote on upcoming films!Ages 12-19 only.