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Saturday, May 27, 2017

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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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!    
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.  

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

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.
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Family Story Time

Petworth Library

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/ Paws to Read

Petworth Library

10:30 a.m.
Children and families are invited to family story time - including stories, songs, and other early learning activities - with a very special guest: Pepper the dog! Children will have the opportunity to meet and interact with the library's best canine pal, and newly independent readers can practice reading to Pepper after story time.
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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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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. 
Meditation

Mindfulness Meditation 101

Francis A. Gregory Library

11 a.m.
Join us at Francis Gregory Library to learn the steps necessary to practice mindful meditation. Many benefits include:   Increase clarity, alertness and focus  Lower blood pressure  Improve memory  Reduce anxiety and stress  Deepen inner discipline  Slow down your thoughts  Improve work performance
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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.
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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.

Privacy Tools in Action

Mt. Pleasant Library

11:30 a.m.
As Internet Service Providers (ISPs), the largest for-profit engines, applications and social media corporations gain ever greater access to our content and usage of the internet, there have also come into existence creative technologies and best practices that, if put into use, mitigate the view that these organizations have on our internet access.
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Video Basics

Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library

1 p.m.
Come learn the basics of shooting video.In this class, you will learn how to gather footage with a complete video project in mind. You will also get hands-on experience shooting with our video cameras.Limited space is available and sign-up is required.
United States postage stamps issued to commemorate President John F. Kennedy.

John Fitzgerald Kennedy, Who Never Combed Gray Hair, Has His 100th Birthday 

Georgetown Library

1 p.m.
Jamie Stiehm, a Creators Syndicate columnist and contributor to USNEWS.com, discusses how Kennedy hailed from the elite, yet had the common touch.  
Adult Coloring

Peace & Quiet & Coloring Books: Adult Coloring

Francis A. Gregory Library

1:30 p.m.
Feeling stressed? Looking for an outing and an outlet? Then join us every other Saturday beginning on May 13, 2017 for some peace and quiet AND coloring books when we practice coloring inside the lines while we unwind.

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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DiCcion Queer: Bilingual Writing Group for LGBTQ Latin@s

Mt. Pleasant Library

2 p.m.
Do you write poetry, cuentos, plays or creative essays? Join other Latin@ LGBTQ emerging writers to share, read and comment on each other's work. Bring your own writings or stop by to learn about books written by Latin@ Queer Writers. The workshop is free and open to writers of all genres and levels of experience who write in Spanish, Portuguese or English. No prior writing experience is necessary. 
Split Movie

Film Screening: Split

Mt. Pleasant Library

2 p.m.
Split (2016): Three girls are kidnapped by a man with a diagnosed 23 distinct personalities. They must try to escape before the apparent emergence of a frightful new 24th. (via IMDB)
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.       
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). 
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.  
House in the Night by Susan Marie Swanson

Kids' Club - House in the Night

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

3 p.m.
May's Kids' Club theme is "Caldecott Artist of the Week". On May 27, we will read The House in the Night by Susan Marie Swanson. Kids' Club is our book club for readers ages 5-12.  Your child does not have to read the book ahead of time to participate. There are a number of copies available at the children's reference desk for checkout.  
Memorial Day

Flag Crafts

Southwest Library

3 p.m.
In honor of Memorial Day, join us in the Children's Room to make a flag-related craft. For children ages 4-12. Children under 9 must be accompanied by a caregiver. Questions? Call 202-724-4691.   

Sunday, May 28, 2017

A movie camera about to show a film

Family Films

Deanwood Library

2 p.m.
Enjoy a feature family film and books every Sunday at Deanwood Library! Recommended for children and families.  
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.