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Chess Tournament

Sunday, September 15, 2019, 3:00 pm

Calling chess players of all levels and ages! Have you always wanted to learn how to play this ancient board game? Are you looking for a expert player to help you improve your “A-Game”? Do you want to hear how a young man from Southeast DC used chess lessons to transform his life? Are you a biography or DC history buff? Join local chess enthusiasts and Chess Master Eugene Brown (“The Big Chair Chess Club”) for three days of special events for all ages.
Baby and Toddler Storytime

Baby and Toddler Story Time

Monday, September 16, 2019, 11:00 am

These 20-to-30-minute story times are full of books, songs, rhymes and finger plays for children birth to 2 years old. Our Baby and Toddler Story Time is a great way to introduce your child to language skills in a positive and fun environment. With slightly more activity and movement than our lap times, children and their grownups are encouraged to engage with the books and songs and to actively participate in the program.
Preschool StoryTime

Preschool Story Time

Wednesday, September 18, 2019, 10:30 am

Share the fun of reading with your children ages 3-5 years. Children and their caregivers, will explore stories and activities to encourage children to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning. These 30-to-40-minute programs are designed to promote language and listening skills, expand children’s imaginations and arouse their curiosity about the world around them. Class groups and child care centers are welcome at these sessions. Please no children under 2 years of age unless attending with a sibling or class group.
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Anacostia Library Homework Zone

Wednesday, September 19, 2018, 3:30 pm

Welcome to The Homework Zone! The Anacostia Library staff cares about the education and well being of the youth in our neighborhood. In support of scholastic achievement, library staff invite children ages 8 to 15 to visit the Anacostia Library on Wednesdays after school for a unique study hall opportunity. Each Wednesday from 3:30 to 5 p.m., library staff will establish a calm study environment called The Homework Zone in the children's area. 
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Crafternoon: Celebrating, Culture, and Cuentos

Thursday, September 19, 2019, 4:00 pm

Enjoy being creative? Does your inner artist yearn to experiment with new styles?  Then, join us as we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month by creating art in traditional Hispanic forms such as molas, paper flowers, and papel picado. We will be making molas on Sept. 19, paper flowers on Sept. 26, and papel picado on Oct. 3.   Ages 5 to 12 welcome. This event is free.      
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Crafternoon

Thursday, September 19, 2019, 4:00 pm

Come and try your hand at making something. Join us every Thursday for Crafternoon, a fun and simple drop in craft! Parents/Caregivers can make something too! Each week will feature a different activity. All supplies will be provided. Recommended for ages 5 and up.  Supplies are limited, first 15 children will be able to attend. If you have a group with more than eight children, please call ahead at 202-715-7707.  
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COLORS: Adult Coloring Program

Friday, September 20, 2019, 12:00 pm

Coloring can be an incredibly calming and stress relieving activity; it's a simple way to connect with one's creativity and relieve daily anxiety. Just like meditation, coloring also allows us to switch off our brains from other thoughts and focus only on the moment, helping to alleviate worry.  Stop in every Friday at noon and discover why this trend has taken off. Coloring pages and materials will be provided. 
Health

Living Well Self Management Workshops

Saturday, September 21, 2019, 10:00 am

In partnership with DC Health and other major health care providers, the Anacostia Library is offering the Living Well Self Management Workshops. These workshops are free to adults seeking help to manage health conditions such as cancer, depression or anxiety, diabetes, heart disease, obesity and more. The workshops will offer techniques to deal with frustration, fatigue, pain, isolation, poor sleep and living with uncertainty. Living Well Workshops will take place at 10 a.m. every Saturday,  Sept. 7 - Oct. 19.
Baby and Toddler Storytime

Baby and Toddler Story Time

Monday, September 23, 2019, 11:00 am

These 20-to-30-minute story times are full of books, songs, rhymes and finger plays for children birth to 2 years old. Our Baby and Toddler Story Time is a great way to introduce your child to language skills in a positive and fun environment. With slightly more activity and movement than our lap times, children and their grownups are encouraged to engage with the books and songs and to actively participate in the program.
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Northstar Digital Literacy

Tuesday, September 24, 2019, 6:00 pm

Every other Tuesday and Thursday at 6 p.m. the Anacostia Library will host Northstar Digital Literacy training and testing. Tuesday will be for practice sessions, and Thursdays will be for official testing. Earn your Northstar Digital Literacy Certificate in computer basics, Internet, Windows 10, Microsoft Office, social media, email and information literacy. 

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