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Saturday, April 29, 2017

Portraits

Learn How to Take Portraits

Petworth Library

9:30 a.m.
Learn how to take stunning portraits with your camera or cell phone. Disposable cameras can also be provided.  This workshop will last two hours and will be taught by photography teacher Amanda Archibald
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 noon every Saturday. This program is designed for children ages 3-12 years old and their caregivers.  
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Adult Learning Lab

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

10 a.m.
Skill assessments for adults who need a high school diploma (GED or National External Diploma) and tutoring for those with skills at the high school level. Assessments on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Tutoring on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays.  Tuesday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
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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ESL Conversation Circle

Tenley-Friendship Library

10 a.m.
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 90 minutes long and is seated on a first-come, first-served basis.
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Family Story Time

Petworth 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

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

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.
Pacific Rhythm

Pacific Rhythm

Chevy Chase Library

10:30 a.m.
Experience the culture of the Pacific Islands through music and dance. See traditional dances from Hawaii, Tahiti, New Zealand, Fiji, Cook Islands and Samoa performed with authentic costumes and learn some Polynesian dances. All Ages.  

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

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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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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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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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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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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Family Story Time

Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library

Story time fun for 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.  All programs are free and open to the public.
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Line Dancing

Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) Library

11 a.m.
Please come out with your dancing shoes on and join Patricia Sanker as she teaches us the latest line dances.  Patricia Sanker is a Certified Instructor in Line Dancing, Zumba,  Aerobics Rector, and Pound Certified/Coach Life Wellness. Lessons will be held at Bellevue Neighborhood Library 11 a.m. - noon on Saturdays: April 22, 29, 2017​ May 13, 20, 2017 Main Meeting Room (Adults)
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Civics 101

Mt. Pleasant Library

1 p.m.
Since last November’s election, many people have felt lost and overwhelmed by the political situation. There are so many different calls to action and ways to get involved, but not as much information about what it all means. As a policy staffer in Congress, Michelle will give an overview of how our government is actually supposed to function. She will focus on checks and balances, separation of powers, and the different roles played by local, state, and federal governments.

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.

Go Fly a Kite!

Benning (Dorothy I. Height) Library

2 p.m.
Join us in the Dorothy I. Height/Benning Library Children's Room to create and design your very own kite. Ages 6-10 This program is free and open to the public. 

Zinio, Overdrive, and Freegal Drop-In Clinics

Francis A. Gregory Library

2 p.m.
Read digital issues of your favorite magazines with Zinio, the ultimate one-stop shop for magazine lovers, completely FREE with your DC Public Library card. Access 175 titles and counting of your favorite print magazines, available online to view in your browser or to download to your device.
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.       
How Animals Work

How Animals Work

Southwest Library

3 p.m.
The Zoo meets the Makerspace!  Build a simple machine based on a real, living snake - that you can see and touch. Children under 9 years old must be accompanied by a caregiver. Questions? Call 202-724-4691.
Cubetto

Meet Cubetto!

Southeast Library

4 p.m.
Come meet the Library's newest robot - Cubetto!Cubetto is a play system designed for young children to discover coding and problem solving without screens. Cubetto is designed with pre-literacy in mind and is easy to use! Children can come play with the small wooden robot and take it on adventures with colorful themed maps and an intuitive control board. Cubetto goes where you tell it to! Drop in anytime between 4 - 5 p.m. to explore! 

Sunday, April 30, 2017

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Save Your History: a Digital Preservation Workshop

Mt. Pleasant Library

1 p.m.
Do you ever wonder what to do with old family photos and crumbling albums? Think about if you'll ever be able to watch or listen to your home movies and old recordings ever again? What about how to manage and preserve your social media accounts, emails and digital files? We invite you, your families, and friends to attend this special presentation on preserving your history through personal archiving. Learn why personal archiving matters, and learn how to save:
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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.  
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.  
Yarn

Knitting and Crocheting Circle

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

3 p.m.
Join us from 3 p.m. for a knitting and crocheting circle. All experience levels welcome, and we will offer introductory knitting instruction to beginners. In-house training materials will be provided, but please bring needles and yarn for your own take-home projects.

Monday, May 1, 2017

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Parklands-Turner Junior Comic Book Club

Parklands-Turner Library

(All day)
The Parklands-Turner Neighborhood Library has a terrific collection of comic books and graphic novels.  Each month, library staff will select a popular title for you to enjoy. Children are encouraged to visit and read in the library, or check out the selected comics on display.  Better still, kids can select any comic titles from any library across the city and have them delivered to Parklands-Turner, especially for you!