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Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019

Home Movie Day postcard

Submit for Home Movie Day

Library Takeout

(All day)
The DC Public Library and Suns Cinema are putting together an event that will knock your socks off, but we need your help to make it happen. Our archivists will be screening your home movies and teaching preservation best practices - submissions only accepted through Oct. 9.  
Legos

LEGO fun!

Mt. Pleasant Library

9:30 a.m.
Build, explore and play with LEGOs and DUPLOs in the Children's Room from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. every Saturday. This program is designed for children ages 2-12 years old and their caregivers.  
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Adult Learning Lab

Library Express

10 a.m.
Join us for 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 take place on Saturday mornings only, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tutoring takes place on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Please note: In order to qualify for tutoring, you must take the assessment first. Library Express
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SE-NE Friends of the Capitol View Library Meeting and Book Sale

Capitol View Library

10 a.m.
SE-NE Friends of the Capitol View Library meetings are held every third Saturday at 10 a.m. in the Friends workroom on the Lower Level. After the meeting, at 11 a.m., there will be a book sale.
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Let's Build

Capitol View Library

10 a.m.
Are you interested in developing skills in constructive problem solving, organization and experimentation? LEGO construction is a great way to achieve this while having fun.  Bring your ideas or develop new ones when you get there. We have the LEGO blocks and are waiting to see what you create.    This program is recommended for children and families, and is free and open to the public. .
ESL Conversation Circles

ESL Conversation Circles

Tenley-Friendship Library

10 a.m.
Volunteers from the Washington English Center facilitate practice sessions for speakers with previously acquired English language skills. The group is seated on a first-come, first-served basis.
Health

Living Well Self Management Workshops

Anacostia Library

10 a.m.
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.
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National Dance Day Latin Dance Class

Mt. Pleasant Library

10 a.m.
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with The Washington Ballet as they Latin Dance to the library! Receive instruction in different Latin dance styles from a Washington Ballet artist in the children's program space. This event is in partnership with The Washington Ballet's fall Dance for All program and is aimed at children 8 years and up and their families.
Yoga Mondays

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

Cleveland Park Library

10:30 a.m.
Story time fun for the entire family. These 30-to-40-minute story times are packed full of books and activities designed to be enjoyed by all ages. Promoting language and literacy skills, 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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PAL Family Story Time

Southeast Library

10:30 a.m.
Please paws for attention: family story time is now even better! Join us as we welcome our friends from PAL (People. Animals. Love) every third Saturday of the month. You can read to a dog or just give them a hug. 
Family Story Time

Family Story Time

Northeast Library

10:30 a.m.
Story time fun for the entire family, these 20-to-30-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. No advanced registration required.
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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-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.
Stuffy Sleepover

Family Story Time: Stuffy Sleepover

Woodridge Library

10:30 a.m.
Bring your favorite stuffed friend for a special Family Story Time! We’ll read stories, sing songs and do a craft to get our stuffy friends ready to sleepover at the library. Participants can pick up their stuffy beginning the next day, and see what fun they got up to overnight.
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Celebrate Neighborhood Day

Lamond-Riggs Library

10:30 a.m.
National Neighborhood Day was established to reinforce the relationships that form the fabric of our communities. It is a day of simple gatherings to share fellowship and fun while re-kindling friendships, welcoming new neighbors, catching up on each others' families, interests and needs. Bringing neighbors together builds connectedness, and connectedness builds more satisfying, self-sufficient and effective communities that strengthen our nation as a whole.   
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Family Story Time

Petworth 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.
Family Story Time

Family Story Time

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

10:30 a.m.
These 30-to-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 note: Due to space constraints, staff may issue tickets on a first-come, first-served basis. Please ask at the children's desk whether tickets are required to enter.
Owl art for Family Story Time

Family Story Time

Tenley-Friendship Library

10:30 a.m.
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.

eCycle Your Used Electronic Equipment at the Library

Lamond-Riggs Library

11 a.m.
Tired of having that stack of old electronic equipment in your home? Not sure when you will have time to take them across town to dispose of them? Bring them to your neighborhood library for recycling. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Learn more by clicking here
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Lego Club

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

11 a.m.
Join us for Lego Duplo block play time. Recommended for children ages 2 to 5 and their caregivers. 
Southwest Saturdays

Southwest Saturdays

Southwest Library

11 a.m.
Do a craft. Play a game. Enjoy a story together. There’s always something fun and new at Southwest Interim Neighborhood Library on Saturdays. Find out what the surprise activity is this Saturday!    Join us for all-ages fun. Children under 9 must be accompanied by a caregiver.  
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Health and Wellness Day 2019

Francis A. Gregory Library

11 a.m.
Join us for Francis A. Gregory Neighborhood Library's second Health and Wellness fair on Sept. 21 from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.  The library is hosting a variety of free activities to appeal to the health minded individual or family including resources focused on physical, mental, emotional and community wellness.  Featuring:  11 a.m. Indoor yoga class for adults Family story time  Essential oils and aromatherapy class Noon:
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Fab Test Lab 101: Safety Orientation

Fab Test Lab

11 a.m.
This class will serve as an introduction to the equipment available in the Fab Lab and how to be safe while using it. Completion of this orientation is required in order to sign up for most classes and certifications in the Lab. Please bring your library card and photo identification with you.
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Family Story Time

Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library

Story time fun for entire family, these 30-to-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. All programs are free and open to the public.
Owl Family

Family Story Time

Francis A. Gregory Library

11 a.m.
Story time fun for the entire family, these 30-to-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.
American Sign Language

ASL Winter-Spring Session

Francis A. Gregory Library

11 a.m.
Join us in learning American Sign Language (ASL). Learn the fundamentals: alphabet, numbers, finger spelling and vocabulary words.  Classes will be held on Thursdays and Saturdays for beginners.   

Fab Test Lab: DIY Jewelry Repair

Fab Test Lab

12 p.m.
Have a favorite bracelet with a broken clasp or a necklace with a snapped chain? Bring it to the Fab Test Lab and we'll help you make it as good as new. Space is limited, so please register at bit.ly/labsclasses to reserve your spot.*
Washington Improv

Improv Classes with Washington Improv Theater

Deanwood Library

1 p.m.
Washington Improv Theater is dedicated to sharing the ideas and spirit of improv with all of DC. WIT’s free introductory Improv For All workshops are high-fun, low-stress classes designed to show you how improvisers create spontaneous, off-the-cuff theater. Our enthusiastic and friendly instructors work to make sure everyone is able to participate in a playful and trusting atmosphere. You don’t need theater experience. You don’t need to be a “funny person.” Just come in ready to have a good time.
Microsoft Imagine Academy

Microsoft Imagine Academy: Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Exam (Registration Required)

Computer Classes

1 p.m.
If you have passed the Jasperactive™ Benchmark in the 2016 Microsoft application for which you are seeking MOS Certification, Register to take the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Exam on this date. The MOS Exam lasts 50 minutes. There are three time slots available between 1:00 p.m. and 5:15 p.m. Seats are limited to 12 workstations per session.  
People and Stories

People and Stories / Gente y Cuentos

Center for Accessibility

2 p.m.
DC Public Library, in partnership with People and Stories/Gente y Cuentos: Reading Deeply in Community, invites you to participate in a program of reading and discussing short stories together for eight weeks.