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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. 

LGBTQ Pride Buttons

Northwest One Library

(All day)
For the first two weeks of June, drop by Northwest One Neighborhood Library and tell us what makes you proud to be lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans*, queer, or an ally and get a button to show off your Pride. Get one early enough and you can wear it during Capital Pride week!

Business Planning Process Workshop

Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) Library

10 a.m.
Are you thinking of starting your own business?  Don't know how to begin?Come to this free 2-hour seminar by the DC Small Business Development Center.  This workshop will give you an overview of the thought process that goes into the development of a business plan and a discussion of the reasons why. Please pre-register with DCSBDC to attend this program.

Self-Paced Online Training (SPOT) Lab

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

10 a.m.
Enhance your computer software and webpage development skills with self-paced online training that offer video presentations and step-by-step instructions.Instructor: D. GreenComputer Lab, Room 311Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well and basic mouse and keyboarding skills.

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.

French Preschool Story Time

Southeast Library

10 a.m.
Come join us a for a special bilingual story time in French and English!Ages 2-5.

Construction Junction

Anacostia Library

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

Cleveland Park Library

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

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.

Preschool Storytime

Georgetown Library

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

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.

Meditation for Healthy Living

Southwest Library

11 a.m.
Karin Silverman has been practicing meditation for more than 40 years.
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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. 
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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.

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. 

Computer Basics Workshops

Francis A. Gregory Library

11 a.m.
This 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 GmailFor all workshops, students can sign up by either registering ahead of time with Byte Back (202-529-3395) or by showing up at the workshop the day it is scheduled. Registration is first come, first served.

Intro to XML

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

11:30 a.m.
Learn the basics of the extensible markup language (XML) encoding language. In this class, you'll learn about the basics of XML, how to create a record declaration and a brief record in the XML standard.Although not necessary, some experience with encoding languages (i.e. HTML) will be useful.

Tumblr for Beginners

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

11:30 a.m.
Wondering how Tumblr works, but feel intimidated by likes and reblogs?This beginner’s class will give you an insider’s look at the Tumblr community, along with a tour of the Dashboard and hashtags. 

Résumé Writing and Cover Letter Workshop and Lab

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

12:15 p.m.
This workshop will feature how to maximize the use of Microsoft Word résumé templates to create a dynamic résumé that sets yours apart from the thousands received by an employer.  Several websites will be explored to expand your knowledge and effective use of keywords and action verbs, with an emphasis on why both are important to your résumé construction.

Yoga for Adults and Teens

Southwest Library

1 p.m.
Namaste!Come to Southwest Library for free yoga! This 60-minute class is geared toward beginners, but everyone ages 13 and up are welcome to attend. Mats are available on site, but feel free to bring your own.Namaste!

First-Time Home Buyers Seminar

Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) Library

1 p.m.
Join us in the Main Meeting Room Saturday June 14, 2014 from 1 to 3 p.m. for a free training seminar about the Home Buying Process! Don't just dream about owning a home, you may be ready to buy Right Now!

Computer Basics Workshops

Lamond-Riggs Library

1:30 p.m.
This 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 GmailFor all workshops, students can sign up by either registering ahead of time with Byte Back (202-529-3395) or by showing up at the workshop the day it is scheduled. Registration is first come, first served.

Tumblr 101

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

1:30 p.m.
Wondering how Tumblr works, but feel intimidated by likes and reblogs?This hour-long beginner’s class will give you an insider’s look at the Tumblr community, along with a tour of the Dashboard and hashtags. ____________________________

DC Read In

Benning (Dorothy I. Height) Library

1:30 p.m.
DC Read In, from Stone Age to Digital Age.Walk away with a piece of the past.For ages 12 and younger.

Dog-Catcher! Dog-Catcher! A History of the Pound in D.C.

Northeast Library

2 p.m.
Local historian Hayden Wetzel will describe the history of animal control and the city pound from the establishment of the District of Columbia, when citizens and police were expected to take stray animals off the streets, to the organization of a District pound in 1872, and into the twentieth century. 

Wellness Weeks at Southwest: Breast Cancer

Southwest Library

2 p.m.
Wellness Weeks at Southwest Library! Local activist Thelma Jones will discuss her experience as a breast cancer survivor, followed by a question-and-answer session.

Family Story Time

Mt. Pleasant Library

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