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Sunday, March 24, 2019

Legos, legos, all around

Lego Club

Northeast Library

1 p.m.
Get brains thinking and fingers building with the Northeast Library Lego Club. We'll have challenges and free play to get the ideas flowing. Recommended for ages 5-12. This program is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Northeast Library.   
craft supplies

I Made It Myself

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

2 p.m.
Join us for simple arts and crafts. Recommended for children ages 2-8.  
Books

Book Swap

Mt. Pleasant Library

2 p.m.
Spring cleaning season is here! Getting rid of books you'll (probably) never read again is a great way to welcome the warmer weather. But if you're interested in removing old books, AND getting new ones, visit Mt. Pleasant Library to participate in a Sunday Book Swap. Put a quick note about its virtues into a book you're saying "good-bye" to, and drop it off to become someone else's new favorite. Coffee will be provided and the program will run until 4 p.m.  
Sonja Williams

Meet Professor Sonja Williams and learn about Richard Durham

Woodridge Library

3 p.m.
Richard Durham paved the way for Black  journalists as a dramatist, a star investigative reporter and editor for the pioneering Black newspapers the Chicago Defender and Muhammed Speaks. Word Warrior tells the story of this tireless champion of African  American freedom, equality and justice during an epoch that forever changed a nation. Posthumously inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame in 2007, Richard Durham creatively chronicled and brought to life the significant events of his times.  

Monday, March 25, 2019

Newspaper Club Flyer

Newspaper Club

Petworth Library

10 a.m.
Do you like keeping up with the news? Do you enjoy reading print newspapers? Or maybe you just want someone to do the crossword with?  Come read the paper and discuss the news over a cup of coffee at the Petworth Newspaper Club. The club will meet in the Non-Fiction Reading Room on the second floor. Newspapers will be provided. Coffee will occasionally be provided as well. 
Baby Toddler Storytime

Baby and Toddler Storytime

West End Library

10 a.m.
These 20-to-30-minute story times are full of books, songs, rhymes and fingerplays for children birth to 2 years old. Our Baby and Toddler Story Time is a great way to introduce your child to language skills in a positive and fun environment. With slightly more activity and movement than our lap times, children and their grownups are encouraged engage with the books and songs and to actively participate in the program.
Baby/Toddler

Baby and Toddler Story Time (Registration Required)

Northeast Library

10 a.m.
Advance registration is required for this story time.  Please see below for more information.
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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
English Conversation Group

Morning English Conversation Groups

Georgetown Library

10 a.m.
English Conversation Group meets on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Georgetown Library.  Volunteer teachers from the Washington English Center will facilitate the sessions. For more information, please call 202-727-0232.  
Author Denise Fleming

Let's Celebrate

Mt. Pleasant Library

10 a.m.
Join us as we celebrate reading by revisiting favorite children’s book characters. This celebration will include books, music & movement and a craft project. In celebration of Women’s History Month, we will focus on popular female author/illustrator Denise Fleming.  Ages 2 and up welcome.    
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English Conversation Circle

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

10 a.m.
A drop-in group for adult speakers of other languages to improve their oral skills in English and gain more confidence in speaking. Participants should have at least a working knowledge of English.
Free Tax Help

Tax Assistance

Capitol View Library

10 a.m.
Through April 15, 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.
Sing Talk and Read DC

Baby and Toddler Story Time

Rosedale Library

10 a.m.
These 20-to-30-minute story times are full of books, songs, rhymes and finger plays for children birth to 2 years old. Our Baby and Toddler Story Time is a great way to introduce your child to language skills in a positive and fun environment. With slightly more activity and movement than our lap times, children and their grownups are encouraged to engage with the books and songs and to actively participate in the program. 
Neighborhood Legal Services Program

Free Legal Help at DC Public Library

Benning (Dorothy I. Height) Library

10 a.m.
Neighborhood Legal Services Program brings free legal help to DC Public Library branches in neighborhoods throughout the city. At the clinics, you can get help with the following:  
Baby and Toddler Story Time

Baby and Toddler Story Time

Cleveland Park Library

10 a.m.
These 20-to-30-minute story times are full of books, songs, rhymes and finger plays for children ages birth to 2 years old. Our Baby and Toddler Story Time is a great way to introduce your child to language skills in a positive and fun environment. With slightly more activity and movement than our lap times, children and their grownups are encouraged to engage with the books and songs and to actively participate in the program.
Baby and Toddler Storytime

Baby and Toddler Story Time

Woodridge Library

10:15 a.m.
Get up and get moving at our Baby and Toddler Story Times. These 20-to-30-minute programs are full of books, songs and fun activities that are designed to help develop your child’s language skills. Children ages 18 to 36 months and their grownups are encouraged to engage with the stories and activities and participate in the program along with the children.
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Toddler Story Time

Palisades Library

10:30 a.m.
These 20 to 30 minute programs are full of books, songs and fun activities designed to help develop your child’s language skills and a love for books. It is a great time for very young children to socialize with others and be prepared to start school. Children ages 18-36 months are encouraged to engage with the stories and activities, and their grownups are encouraged to participate in the program along with the children.      
baby and toddler owls

Baby & Toddler Story Time

Southwest Library

10:30 a.m.
These 20-to-30-minute story times are full of books, songs, rhymes and finger plays for children from birth to 2 years old. Our Baby and Toddler Story Time is a great way to introduce your child to language skills in a positive and fun environment. With slightly more activity and movement than our lap times, children and their grownups are encouraged to engage with the books and songs and to actively participate in the program. If you require elevator assistance to reach the second floor, please call ahead. Questions? Call 202-724-4691.
Hirshhorn Museum logo

Art & Stories with the Hirshhorn Museum

Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) Library

10:30 a.m.
What happens when you run out of paper and can't use your crayons? Join Hirshhorn Museum staff to read A Day with No Crayons by Elizabeth Rusch and explore work by artist Mark Bradford.
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Yoga Mondays

Tenley-Friendship Library

10:30 a.m.
Join us for a gentle yoga class, appropriate for adults of all ages, taught by certified yoga instructors. Please bring your own mat.
baby and toddler owls

Baby and Toddler Story Time

Cleveland Park Library

11 a.m.
These 20-to-30-minute story times are full of books, songs, rhymes and finger plays for children ages birth to 2 years old. Our Baby and Toddler Story Time is a great way to introduce your child to language skills in a positive and fun environment. With slightly more activity and movement than our lap times, children and their grownups are encouraged to engage with the books and songs and to actively participate in the program.
Baby and Toddler Storytime

Baby and Toddler Story Time

Anacostia Library

These 20-to-30-minute story times are full of books, songs, rhymes and finger plays for children birth to 2 years old. Our Baby and Toddler Story Time is a great way to introduce your child to language skills in a positive and fun environment. With slightly more activity and movement than our lap times, children and their grownups are encouraged to engage with the books and songs and to actively participate in the program.
kids playing with blocks

Library Play Group

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

11 a.m.
On weekdays from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.*, the program room is open for free play for caregivers and their young children. Please note, no eating is allowed in this room. After 3 p.m., young children must vacate the room so that it can be used for quiet study.

goDigital - Universal Class Workshop

Computer Classes

11 a.m.
goDigital – Universal Class is a 1.5 hour presentation of a dynamic database, which provides online training in a wide array of subjects, including computer training, office skills, health and medicine, language arts, law/legal/criminal, pet and animal care, real estate and so much more. Each Universal Class course involves lessons, assignments, exams and, if passed, awards Continuing Education Units, which are viable credentials in the workplace. 
Baby and Toddler Storytime

Baby and Toddler Story Time

Woodridge Library

11:15 a.m.
Get up and get moving at our Baby and Toddler Story Times. These 20-to-30-minute programs are full of books, songs and fun activities, and are designed to help develop your child’s language skills. Children ages 18 to 36 months and their grownups are encouraged to engage with the stories and activities and participate in the program along with the children.
Baby and Toddler

Baby and Toddler Story Time

Northeast Library

11:30 a.m.
These 20-to-30-minute story times are full of books, songs, rhymes and finger plays for children birth to 2 years old. Our Baby and Toddler Story Time is a great way to introduce your child to language skills in a positive and fun environment. With slightly more activity and movement than our lap times, children and their grownups are encouraged to engage with the books and songs and to actively participate in the program. This is a drop-in story time; no advance registration is required, and tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. 
Free Tax Help

Tax Assistance

Petworth Library

12 p.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 be provided from 12-4 pm. For more information and to find other sites offering tax assistance, please visit our tax page.
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The Labs Presents: Digital Drop-In

Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library

1 p.m.
Use the Adobe Creative Cloud or work on your audiovisual project at the Studio Lab Express. This Digital Drop-In is only for audiovisual production.
baby lap time owl

Baby Lap Time

Mt. Pleasant Library

1 p.m.
A story time experience for our youngest library users and their caregivers. These 20-to-30-minute story times introduce books, songs, rhymes, tickles and bounces developmentally appropriate for children from birth to when they start walking. Baby Lap Time is a wonderful way to introduce your child to the joys of reading in a positive and fun atmosphere. This story time is designed so the baby will be in their caregiver’s lap and the grownup is actively involved in the program; it is recommended that each child have their own adult with them.
coffee

Coffee + Conversations: Real Stories. Real People. Real Conversations.

Parklands-Turner Library

1 p.m.
Join library users, staff and a local author for coffee and conversation. We will be discussing the stigmas on mental health. We will also be discussing empowerment, resources and tips. Please join us for coffee and conversation and share your story.