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Saturday, March 25, 2017

Family Story Time

Family Story Time

Northeast Library

10:30 a.m.
Story time fun for the entire family, these 30-40 minute story times are packed full of books and activities designed to be enjoyed by all ages.  Promoting language and literacy skills, these story times are a great way to further your child’s lifelong love of reading and learning. Children and their grownups are encouraged to actively engage and participate with the stories and activities during the program. Please call 202-698-0183 with any questions. Family Story Time takes place on the second floor.
Baby Signs

Baby Sign Language Class

Southwest Library

10:30 a.m.
Parents and babies are invited to a special class hosted by an instructor from Gallaudet University. Babies as young as four months can learn to communicate in signs.  Questions? Call 202-724-4691. 
Family Story Time

Family Story Time

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

10:30 a.m.
Story time fun for the entire family, these 30-40 minutes story times are packed full of books and activities designed to be enjoyed by all ages.  Promoting language and literacy skills, these story times are a great way to further your child’s lifelong love of reading and learning. Children and their grownups are encouraged to actively engage and participate with the stories and activities during the program.

Preschool Story Time

Georgetown Library

10:30 a.m.
Share the fun of reading with your children ages 3-5 years! Children and their grownups will explore stories and activities to encourage children to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning. These 30-40 minute programs are designed to promote language and listening skills, expand children’s imaginations and arouse their curiosity about the world around them.

Bilingual Story Time / Hora de los Cuentos

Petworth Library

10:30 a.m.
Stories, songs, dances, and more in English and Spanish for children ages birth to 5 and their adults. Cuentos, canciones, cailes, y más en inglés y español para niños de 0-5 años y sus adultos.  
Family Story Time

Family Story Time

Tenley-Friendship Library

10:30 a.m.
Story time fun for the entire family, this 30-40 minute story time is packed full of books and activities designed to be enjoyed by all ages. Promoting language and literacy skills, these story times are a great way to further your child’s lifelong love of reading and learning. Children and their caregivers are encouraged to actively engage and participate with the stories and activities during the program.   

Family Story Time

Southeast Library

11 a.m.
Story time fun for the entire family, these 30-40 minutes story times are packed full of books and activities designed to be enjoyed by all ages.  Promoting language and literacy skills, these story times are a great way to further your child’s lifelong love of reading and learning. Children and their grownups are encouraged to actively engage and participate with the stories and activities during the program.
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Saturday Book Sales

Mt. Pleasant Library

11 a.m.
Come by the library every Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for weekly Friends of the Mt. Pleasant Library book sales. The Friends room is up on the 2nd floor across from the entrance to the Children's Room.   All ages
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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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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. 
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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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Parade of Hats

Benning (Dorothy I. Height) Library

12 p.m.
In honor of Dorothy I. Height's birthday, children are invited to join our parade of hats. Decorate and make your own hat in time for Easter. For ages 10 and under. This program is free and open to the public.
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Women's History Month with the Female Re-Enactors of Distinction

Francis A. Gregory Library

1 p.m.
Learn about the past to commemorate Women's History Month. The Female Re-Enactors of Distinction will tell the story of women from another time. All ages.
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Peabody Room Presents "Burleith: From Scotland to Shannon and Luchs"

Georgetown Library

1 p.m.
Co-author Ross Schipper of the newly published book, Burleith (Arcadia Images of America series), takes us on a pictorial history tour of the Burleith neighborhood from 18th century Scotland to the onset of the Shannon and Luchs Burleith development in 1923.
Reading Partners

Reading Partners

Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library

2 p.m.
High school mentors will be available every Saturday afternoon in the children's department from 2 - 4 p.m. to read with kids who want to strengthen reading skills, or who just enjoy reading with new pals. Drop-in program for children ages 4 to 9 years old. No registration required.       
Happy National Poetry Month

The DC Poet Project: Poetry Open Mic & Reading featuring Abdul Ali and Gregory Luce

Anacostia Library

2 p.m.
The DC Poet Project is a poetry open mic and reading series featuring top local authors. At each event the featured poets will select a winning open mic reader for a $100 cash prize and the chance to compete for a book contract. Open mic time is limited. Some spaces are reserved for walk-up performances; to reserve an open mic spot before the event visit dayeight.org/dc-poet-project.About the featured authors:

Battle Subway Pokémon League

Northwest One Library

2 p.m.
New Meeting Space! If you love Pokémon, you won't want to miss this.  Battle Subway is an official league of the Pokémon Company International. Players will meet on Saturdays from 2 - 5 p.m. Games are open to Pokémon lovers of all ages and League Leaders will be on hand to moderate.
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Tenley Readers Unite: The City of Ember

Tenley-Friendship Library

2:30 p.m.
In the year 241, twelve-year-old Lina trades jobs on Assignment Day to be a Messenger to run to new places in her beloved but decaying underground city. Read The City of Ember, then come to the library at the date and time below to talk about it with other kids. Snacks will be provided.    
LEGO'S

LEGO Time - Booktalk

Benning (Dorothy I. Height) Library

2 p.m.
Saturday is Family Play Time!  Come to the Library and build, explore, and play with LEGOs and share a favorite book in the Children's Room from  2 p.m. to 4 p.m. every other Saturday.  This program is designed for children ages 5-13 years old.
Chess for all ages

Chess for All Ages

Benning (Dorothy I. Height) Library

3 p.m.
Players of all ages are invited to play and learn from others in a friendly game of chess on a jumbo chess board. No registration required. This program is free and open to the public. Join us in the lower-level conference room.  Free and open to the public.    
Weekly ALATeen Meeting

Weekly Alateen Meeting

Benning (Dorothy I. Height) Library

3 p.m.
Alateen is a support program for teenagers who are affected by the drinking and related problems of a parent, family member or friend. It is not AA for teens. It is a safe place for teens to gather & share their experiences, strength and hope. This program is free and for ages 13-18. All are invited to join us. Find out more at: www.alateenmddc.com    
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Woodridge Anime Club: Spring 2017

Woodridge Library

3 p.m.
Join Woodridge Anime on the above date for manga chat and episode viewings throughout Spring 2017.  Come for snacks, then hangout with club members to view popular series available on Crunchyroll.com Nanbaka Saga of Tanya the Evil Digimon Adventure Tri
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Kids' Club - The Orange Outlaw

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

3 p.m.
March's Kids' Club theme is :Spy Club". On March 25, we will read The Orange Outlaw by Ron Roy.
S.T.E.A.M.-Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math

STEAM Ahead

Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library

3 p.m.
STEAM involves science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics initiatives for children and teens. Join us every Saturday for an exciting afternoon as we perform an out of this world experiment or reach for new artistic heights. It's time for learning and potential. For ages 6 and up; however, participants under the age of 9 will require the assistance of a caretaker or parent. 

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Jis4Jazz

From the Drum to Bebop

Francis A. Gregory Library

2 p.m.
Join us as the East River Jazz presents an inter-generational initiative offering a series of conversations and performances designed to engage young people,neighborhood elders and adults in their lives interested in sharing their jazz culture stories.  
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I Made It Myself

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

2 p.m.
Simple arts and crafts for children ages 2-8.  
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Create a Memory Book by Janet Minichiello

Georgetown Library

2 p.m.
Learn how to transform an old book into a "memory book" that tells your own story. Use writing, drawing, painting, and/or collage to make a new artistic creation that will help you to both preserve and share special memories. All materials, including old books, will be provided; in addition, you are welcome to bring any of your own photographs, letters, or other mementos you may wish to use.
Historical newspaper clipping of Glover Park

The History of Glover Park

Tenley-Friendship Library

2 p.m.
Learn more about the history of Glover Park with local historian Carlton Fletcher. This event is an Age-Friendly DC activity, but anyone who is interested is welcome to attend. Learn more about Glover Park History by clicking this link: gloverparkhistory.com.
Photo of Janice Rosen, Deaf Services Librarian

American Sign Language (ASL) Story Time!

Mt. Pleasant Library

2 p.m.
Janice Rosen, Deaf Services Librarian, will sign stories in American Sign Language (ASL).   Therapy dogs from People Animals Love (PAL) will join the story time fun.    Story-related activities will follow.    
Family Story Time

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 children from birth to 12 years old.