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Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017

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.  
The words Build It spelled out in lego letters

Build It!

Deanwood Library

10 a.m.
Design, construct, build, and play at Build It!  Put your STEAM skills and imagination to work and create one of a kind structures and projects with colorful building blocks, magnetic tiles, recycled objects, every day craft materials and more!    
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ESL Conversation Circle

Tenley-Friendship Library

10 a.m.
Volunteers from the Washington English Center will facilitate practice sessions for speakers with previously acquired English language skills. No need to pre-register - the group is seated on a first-come, first-served basis.  
E-MAIL Basics

E-mail Basics

Computer Classes

10 a.m.
In this 2-hour class, you will learn to use the basic features of Web-based email and the significant function of attaching a document, such as your résumé, to your email transmission. The job search process requires that you have an established email account. Seats are limited to 12 participants and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.  Please arrive a half-hour early to sign-in for a seat at one of the 12 workstations. ​ Instructor: D. GreenLibrary Express
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Let's Communicate in American Sign Language: Beginning Level

Northeast Library

10 a.m.
Join us in this beginning level class, which covers 100+ ASL vocabulary words and rules of grammar. Review what you know, learn new signs, and practice conversation. Although the focus is on beginners, everyone is welcome to join the class, regardless of skill level. Saturdays 10 - 11 a.m. August 5 - September 30, 2017 The class is FREE. No need to register. Questions?  Contact Janice Rosen, Librarian, Library Express, 202-559-5368 or email lbph.dcpl@dc.gov  
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.
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.   

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

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. .  
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.
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Family Story Time

Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library

11 a.m.
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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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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Let's Communicate in American Sign Language: Intermediate Level

Northeast Library

11 a.m.
Join us in this intermediate-level class.   Review what you know, learn new signs, and practice conversation.  Although the focus is on those who already have familiarity with American Sign Language, everyone is welcome to join the class, regardless of skill level.   Saturdays 11 a.m. - 12 Noon. August 5 - September 30, 2017. The class is FREE. No need to register. Questions?  Contact Janice Rosen, Librarian, Library Express, 202-559-5368 or email lbph.dcpl@dc.gov  
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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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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. 

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.
MS Word 2013

Word II Intermediate

Computer Classes

12:30 p.m.
In this 2 hour class, you will learn more features of this word-processing software that can help you further your career. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis.  Seats are limited to 12 participants and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.  Please arrive a half-hour early to sign-in for a seat at one of the 12 workstations. Instructor: I. KearseLibrary Express 1990 K Street, NW Computer Lab - Room 102
Baby Signs book cover

Sign Language for Babies

Petworth Library

2 p.m.
A baby sign language class taught by an ASL-fluent researcher from Gallaudet's Brain and Language Laboratory. Learn useful signs for communicating with your baby and practice them with the group. Babies as young as 4 months old can start learning!  Join us on the fourth Saturday of every month at 2 p.m. (April 22, May 27, June 24, July 22, August 26, September 23). 

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.
American Sign Language

Beginners American Sign Language Classes

Francis A. Gregory Library

2 p.m.
Join us in learning the fundamentals of American Sign Language: alphabet, numbers, finger spelling and vocabulary words. For information, call Neil Bailey at 202-698-6373 or email at neil.bailey@dc.gov.
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Drop-In & Gab! (DIG) Book Club

Tenley-Friendship Library

2:30 p.m.
Monthly drop-in book club for grades 4-7 DIG a good story?  Want to DIG a little deeper into a book?  Then come DIG - Drop-In and Gab - about books! This year we will focus on short stories and selections—no reading in advance required.  Join us for stories, snacks, and discussion once a month.   Our first meeting is Sept. 23 at 2:30 p.m. New and returning book clubbers are welcome. This program is not for adults or children under the age of 8.
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Tree Painting

Southwest Library

3 p.m.
Children ages 6-12 are invited to create their own tree masterpiece.  Children under 9 must be accompanied by a caregiver. Questions? Call 202-724-4691. 
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Luis Garay Percussion World Duo

Tenley-Friendship Library

3:30 p.m.
Come join the fun! The Luis Garay Percussion World Duo will give a free concert in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month. We will seat the event on a first-come, first-served basis.  
Art all Night Shaw

Art All Night

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

7 p.m.
Join us for Art All Night, the overnight celebration of the arts! The Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Neighborhood Library will be open from 7 p.m. to midnight. Join us for live performances, create your own paintings, crafts, games and other activities. Performances sponsored by Shaw Main Streets.

Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017

Banned Books Logo

UNCENSORED: Banned Books Week

Deanwood Library

(All day)
Banned Books Week brings together the entire book community in shared support of the freedom to seek & express ideas– even those considered unpopular.  Join us for these events & celebrate your freedom to read!   All Week: All Age Scavenger Hunt Find clues, solve the puzzle, & earn prizes!Recommended for all agesSunday 9/24 at 2 p.m.
craft supplies

I Made It Myself

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

2 p.m.
Simple arts and crafts for children ages 2-8.  
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.    
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

UNCENSORED: Harry Potter and the Prizoner of Azkaban

Deanwood Library

2 p.m.
Celebrate Banned Book Week at Deanwood Library with a special screening of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.  Now in his third year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry Harry Potter, along with friends Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger, investigate Sirius Black, an escaped prisoner from Azkaban Prison whom they believe is one of Lord Voldemort's old allies.  
Image of banned books week logo and fanciful stack of teacups

UNCENSORED: Imaginary Tea Party

Tenley-Friendship Library

2 p.m.
Don't be late for this very important date! Join us as we kick off Banned Books Week with an imaginary tea party!  You bring the imagination, and we'll bring the stories and crafts! For ages 3 and up with their caregivers