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Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020

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.  
Free Tax Help

Tax Assistance

Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) Library

10 a.m.
From Feb. 1 through April 15, meet with a qualified AARP tax aide at your local library to help answer your tax questions and prepare your 2019 income tax filing. Tax assistance will take place from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.   For more information and to find other sites offering tax assistance, please visit our tax page.
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Saturday Morning Yoga

Mt. Pleasant Library

10 a.m.
Start your Saturdays with Carol, Rachel and some relaxing, stress-free yoga. Everyone is welcome, beginners especially. Please wear comfortable clothing and bring an open mind. Bring your own yoga mat or use one of ours (limited availability). A signed waiver form is required.
lego

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. .
Children Building Clip Art

Little Builders

West End Library

10 a.m.
Build, construct, and explore with blocks, DUPLOS, and LEGOs  
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ESL Conversation Circles

Tenley-Friendship Library

10 a.m.
Practice your English conversation skills with a volunteer from the Washington English Center. Participants should be at the Advanced Beginner language level or above. No need to register -- seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.
tutoring

Homework Hour

Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library

10 a.m.
Homework Hour is a space for students grades K-8 to get academic support. The tutors are high school volunteers that are here to help with homework or practice any skill. From reading to math, the student can get support with whatever they need help with. Tutoring will be held on a first come first serve basis.  
Family Story Time

Family Story Time

Tenley-Friendship Library

10:30 a.m.
Fun for the entire family, this 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 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 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.
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.
Preschool owl

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.

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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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

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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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. Jan.18: Friendship Bracelets Jan. 25: Uno Tournament Feb. 4: Origami Yoda Feb. 8: Color Club Feb. 15: Sit & Knit Feb. 22: Uno Tournament Feb. 29: Poetry Party
family of owl's

Family Storytime

Francis A. Gregory Library

11 a.m.
Story time fun for the entire family, these 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.
Two children playing with blocks

Community Play Time

Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library

11 a.m.
Get to know your neighbors in our board books area downstairs for a weekly community play group for children ages 1-5. Toys will be set up for a cozy get together where you can meet other local parents, caregivers and children and practice early literacy in an enjoyable community setting. 
Craft

Craft Time

Takoma Park Library

1 p.m.
Come to Takoma Park Library and create a craft with us every first and last Saturday of the month from 1- 3 p.m. We recommend that kids ages 2-5 with an adult attend this event!  
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Fab Test Lab 101: Safety Orientation

Fab Test Lab

1 p.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.
District Census Logo

2020 Census Drop-in Information Session

Francis A. Gregory Library

1 p.m.
Everyone counts at the library! Come to these drop-in sessions to get information on the Census, learn how to fill out the census, and have your questions answered by library staff. It is best to complete the census online between March 12 - April 20. Participation is a way to ensure that your household and community receive the resources and infrastructure they deserve and need. Census data is confidential and no other government agency will be able to see your information.  
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Saturday Technology Training Sessions

Center for Accessibility

1 p.m.
Saturday Technology Training Sessions (STTS) meet every other Saturday, with some exceptions, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Cleveland Park Library in the upstairs conference room. Specific topics of discussion related to adaptive technology and the DC Public Library are announced over the STTS listserv. Please call 202-727-1335 to get on the listserv. March 28 - May 9 will be a speaker series on the topic of Entrepreneurship, Employment and Accessibility. March 28 -- Finding an Idea April 11 -- Finding Customers April 25 -- Finding the Money
A hand manipulating the white knight above a chess board

Introduction to Chess

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

2 p.m.
Learn the basics of chess with Zivorad "Ziko" Djuric, certified chess teacher and World Chess Federation rank master. Get one-on-one instruction and meet new friends. For ages 4-18. Saturdays Jan. 11 and 25, Feb. 8 and 29 at 2 p.m.
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Fab Test Lab: 90's Black Culture Pop Art

Fab Test Lab

2 p.m.
Decorate 90’s black culture pop art in celebration of Black History Month.  This program will include a safety orientation. Space is limited, so please register at bit.ly/labsclasses to reserve your spot.  *If the class is not showing up in the calendar at the link, registration is full or not yet available (the calendar opens 30 days in advance), but please check back for cancellations and future classes. Late arrivals may lose their spot in the program.  
Little Fires Everywher

Bucket List Book Club: Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

Southwest Library

2 p.m.
Bucket List Book Club: For the Books You've Always Meant to Read Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng tells the story of the delicate balance of a community and how a mother and daughter can burn it all down. Secrets abound in this lauded 2017 novel.  
A Spectral hue

A Spectral Hue - Author Talk with DC Author Craig Gidney

Petworth Library

3 p.m.
Join us for a discussion with D.C. author and Lambda Literary Award nominee Craig Gidney. Gidney will discuss his recent book A Spectral Hue (featured in the NPR Book Concierge) followed by audience Q & A.

Sunday, March 1, 2020

Votes for Women

Rightfully Hers: American Women and the Vote. A Pop-up Exhibit

Tenley-Friendship Library

(All day)
One hundred years ago, the ratification of the 19th Amendment was a landmark moment in American history that dramatically changed the electorate. It enshrined in the United States Constitution fuller citizenship for women and a more expansive democracy for the nation. This pop-up exhibit from the National Archives examines the expansion of the vote to millions of women, before and after the 19th amendment, and its impact today.  
Book March Madness

Book March Madness

Capitol View Library

(All day)
March Madness is in full swing! Stop by the Children’s space and check out the books going head to head in our Book March Madness competition.  Read and vote for your favorite books. You get to choose the winner! Visit the bracket in the Children's Room every week to see who makes it to the next round, and who will be Capitol View Library’s Book March Madness Champion.  
2020 Census Count

2020 Census Count

Deanwood Library

12:45 p.m.
Gear Up To Be Counted. The 2020 Census is gearing up to count everyone and that includes you. This year, for the first time, the 2020 Census can be completed online. Deanwood Neighborhood Library has joined the team to help get the count and we are ready to serve you. We will help you access the Census Website, answer important questions and provide access to computers so you can complete the form online. Come in and be counted!
Clapperboard, popcorn, cinema tickets and a movie reel, computer illustration

Black History Cinema

Deanwood Library

1 p.m.
Deanwood Neighborhood Library is proud to host Black History Cinema to celebrate Black History Month. Come enjoy a variety of  feature films which highlight experiences, achievements and information surrounding and celebrating Black History.