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Saturday, March 23, 2019

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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
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.
Free Tax Help

Tax Assistance

Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) Library

10 a.m.
From Feb. 1 through April 18, meet with a qualified AARP tax aide at your local library to help answer your tax questions and prepare your 2018 income tax filing.   For more information and to find other sites offering tax assistance, please visit our tax page.
MS Word 2016

Word II Intermediate

Computer Classes

10 a.m.
In this two hour class, you will learn more features of the MS Word 2016 word processing software that can help you further your career. 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: L. Turner Library Express 1990 K St. NW Computer Lab - Room 102
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Memory Lab Weekend Drop-In

Northeast Library

10 a.m.
Do you have home movies lying around or old photos you’d like to scan? The Memory Lab is just the place for you. This orientation session will help you prepare for a three-hour Memory Lab appointment. Learn how to use lab equipment to digitize video and audio recordings, as well as how to scan photographs, slides and documents. Sign up for the orientation.
Children Building Clip Art

Little Builders

West End Library

10 a.m.
Build, construct, and explore with blocks, DUPLOS, and LEGOs  
Free Tax Help

Tax Assistance

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

10 a.m.
From Feb. 1 through April 18, meet with a qualified AARP tax aide at your local library to help answer your tax questions and prepare your 2018 income tax filing. Tax assistance will take place from 10 am - 2 pm.   For more information and to find other sites offering tax assistance, please visit our tax page.
sign language

Let's Communicate in American Sign Language: Beginning Level

Northeast Library

10 a.m.
Let’s Communicate in American Sign Language: Beginning Level  10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Connecting Hearts seminar and workshop series at Tenley Friendship Library

Lead From The Heart: A Case for Individuals, Communities, and Organizations

Tenley-Friendship Library

10 a.m.
Join for the "Lead From The Heart: A Case for Individuals, Communities, and Organizations” interactive seminar, as we kick-off our "Connecting Hearts" seminars and workshop series. Come to explore how connecting through shared interests and values (the “heart”), can lead to positive outcomes for yourself, organization, and your community.

Tax Assistance

Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) Library

10 a.m.
From Feb. 1 through April 18, meet with a qualified AARP tax aide at your local library to help answer your tax questions and prepare your 2017 income tax filing.   For more information and to find other sites offering tax assistance, please visit our website.
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.
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LEGO fun!

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 2-12 years old and their caregivers.  
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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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.
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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.
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.
Owl art for 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.
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.

Family Story Time

Southeast 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, 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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Let's Communicate in American Sign Language: Intermediate Level

Northeast Library

11 a.m.
Let’s Communicate in American Sign Language: Intermediate Level   11:00 a.m. – noon Join us in this intermediate-level class. Review what you know, learn new signs and practice conversation.  Although focus is on those who already have familiarity with American Sign Language, everyone is welcome to join the class, regardless of skill level.   The class is free. No need to register
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.   
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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. 
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.
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Family Story Time

Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library

11 a.m.
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.
Georgetown DC Reads

Georgetown DC Reads Tutoring

Deanwood Library

11 a.m.
Could you use a little reading practice? Want to practice your skills with with a one-on-one tutoring buddy for free? Come to Georgetown DC Reads at Deanwood Library! Georgetown DC Reads is a tutoring, mentoring and advocacy program that serves K-5th grade students who are a grade level or more behind in literacy skills. A team of student coordinators lead the program through which 100+ Georgetown students a semester have weekly tutoring commitments east of the river in Washington, DC.

Ribbon Cutting & Grand Opening Party

Capitol View Library

11 a.m.
The Capitol View Library reopens Saturday, March 23.  Join Mayor Bowser, Councilmember Gray, Councilmember Grosso, DC Public Library Executive Director Richard Reyes-Gavilan and Library Board of Trustee members for a ribbon cutting ceremony at 11 a.m. followed by a day of family friendly festivities.   Story Time Musical Performance Drop-In Craft Activity Refreshments  
Microsoft Imagine Academy

Microsoft Imagine Academy - Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Exams (Registration Required)

Computer Classes

1 p.m.
The Library is offering free 2016 Microsoft Office Specialist Certification exams to people who first pass a Jasperactive™ Benchmark.
Friends Book Sale

Friends of Palisades Library Book Sale

Palisades Library

1 p.m.
Please visit the Friends of Palisades Library Book Sale on the second floor of the library! Great finds and excellent bargains!
Chess pieces on a chess board

Learn Chess

Deanwood Library

1 p.m.
It's your move! Learn to play chess, improve your game, or practice your moves with other players.   Recommended for families and all ages. 
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Shakespeare for the Young

Southeast Library

1 p.m.
Join Shakespeare for the Young for a special performance of their original production Adventures in Arden! This program will run approximately 30 minutes and is recommended for children ages 2-8. Shakespeare for the Young is a company of puppeteers and designers dedicated to bringing the Bard's stories and poetry to young audiences through the medium of puppets.