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Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017

Image of detective with magnifying glass

Scavenger Hunt!

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

(All day)
Join us in a children’s scavenger hunt!  Follow the clues and make discoveries along the way, saying goodbye to the old Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library, and hello to the new library to come.
Yellah Girl by Francine Haskins

Black Art by Black Artists

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

(All day)
Black Art by Black Artists is an exhibition curated by Black Artists of DC.  Featured artists include Nanno Smith, Carey Francis, Daniel Brooking, Russell Simmons, Gloria Kirk, Francis Haskins, and T. H. Gomillion.  

Tax Assistance

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

10 a.m.
From February 1 through April 18, meet with a qualified AARP tax aide at your local library to help answer your tax questions and prepare your 2016 income tax filing.   For more information and to find other sites offering tax assistance, please visit dclibrary.org/incometax.
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.
PC Basics

PC Basics I - Beginner

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

10 a.m.
For those who need to come into the world of computers, this is the class for you. In this 2-hour class, you will overcome your fears and gain the skills that can get you ready for the workplace. Also take the Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing class as a perfect complement to PC Basics. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis. Instructor: H. Motamarry Computer Lab, Room 311 Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well. You will learn to:

Tax Assistance

Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) Library

10 a.m.
From February 1 through April 18, meet with a qualified AARP tax aide at your local library to help answer your tax questions and prepare your 2016 income tax filing.   For more information and to find other sites offering tax assistance, please visit dclibrary.org/incometax.
LEGO

LEGOs!

Mt. Pleasant Library

10 a.m.
Build, explore, and play with LEGOs and DUPLOs in the Children's Room from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. every Saturday. This program is designed for children ages 3-12 years old and their caregivers.  
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ESL Conversation Circle

Tenley-Friendship Library

Practice your conversational skills with the help of volunteers from the Washington English Center. Please note that the Conversational Circle is designed for people who already have some knowledge of spoken English. Each session is ninety minutes long and is seated on a first-come, first-served basis.
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.
Mary Quattlebaum

Wild About Reading: Family Story Time Featuring Mary Quattlebaum

Tenley-Friendship Library

10:30 a.m.
Join us for a special Family Story Time featuring children's author Mary Quattlebaum (Pirate vs.

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.
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.

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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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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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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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
Bookcover for One Proud Penny By Randy Siegel

Read and Learn

Lamond-Riggs Library

11 a.m.
Celebrate Presidents' Day by exploring the Lincoln penny with a read-aloud story. Learn where to find biographical information in the library and receive a newspaper from Lincoln's time.
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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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Trading Card Meetup

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

12 p.m.
New Meeting Space! 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 from 12 noon until 5 p.m. in the 2nd Floor East Lobby, adjacent to Room 220. Video and card players are welcome. Games are open to adults and teens and tournaments will be held once a year.  So, come one, come all; just come ready.  
Upcycle Art for Children

Upcycled Art: For Kids

Benning (Dorothy I. Height) Library

12 p.m.
Children are invited to join our weekly art workshop with a focus on preserving the environment. Sponsored by EYL (Enjoy Your Life) 365 Project.  This program is free and open to all.    
MS Word 2013

Word I Basics

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

12:15 p.m.
In this 2-hour class, you will learn basic word-processing features that can help you to create letters, résumés, faxes and other documents that are used to apply for jobs. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis. Instructor: I. Kearse Computer Lab, Room 311 Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well and the skills acquired in the PC Basics class. You will learn to: Identify and navigate the basic features and elements of the Microsoft Word window.
The Hemingses of Monticello by Annette Gordon Reed

The Hemingses of Monticello (part 1) by Annette Gordon Reed

Southwest Library

1 p.m.
You are cordially invited to attend the Southwest Book Discussion on Sat., Feb. 25 at 1 p.m.  Copies of the February title, The Hemingses of Monticello by Annette Gordon Reed, are available for checkout at the information desk.
1876 political campaign banner featuring Rutherford B. Hayes (R-Ohio) and Samuel J. Tilden (D-New York)

"The Electoral College Strikes Again"

Georgetown Library

1 p.m.
Jamie Stiehm, a Creators Syndicate columnist and contributor to USNEWS.com, discusses the presidential election of 1876, which installed Rutherford B. Hayes in one of the dirtiest deals in American history.

Battle Subway Pokémon League

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

2 p.m.
New Meeting Room! If you love Pokémon, you won't want to miss this.  Battle Subway is an official league of the Pokémon Company International.
Cover of the Keeper of Lost Cities

Tenley Readers Unite: Keeper of the Lost Cities

Tenley-Friendship Library

2:30 p.m.
12-year-old Sophie learns why she’s so different from everyone else around her - she’s a kind of elf known as a Telepath. Another Telepath, Fritz, finds her and takes her to Eternalia to help her learn to control her abilities. Sophie soon learns that she has abilities considered exceptional even among Telepaths - and that many people would do anything to get a hold of her for them.
Rasheedah Phillips Workshop

AfroFuturist Affair: Octavia Butler’s Kindred and Time Travel

Mt. Pleasant Library

2:30 p.m.
Join Rasheedah Phillips of AfroFuturist Affair for an engaging, time travel workshop on Octavia Butler's historical fiction masterpiece Kindred.
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Grow Your Business with Email & Social Media (Registration Required)

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

2:30 p.m.
Grow Your Business with Email and Social Media: Simple Marketing Strategies for Small Businesses and Nonprofits is a 2.5 hour seminar, sponsored by Constant Contact, Inc., that will show you how to make the most of the combination of email and social media for your business.  Register Now
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.    
S.T.E.A.M.-Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math

STEAM Ahead: Thermochromic Slime

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. This week: Thermochromic Slime! What’s better than making slime? Make heat sensitive slime! For ages 6 and up; however, participants under the age of 9 will require the assistance of a caretaker or parent.