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Saturday, July 20, 2019

DC Public Library Summer Challenge

Summer Challenge Prize Day!

Southeast Library

9:30 a.m.
First day to collect your July Summer Challenge prizes!  Check in with a librarian, let them know what you've been reading and earn two tickets to see the Washington Nationals!  
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.  
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.
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. .
Yoga

Summer Yoga at the Library

Anacostia Library

10 a.m.
This summer, join us for free yoga at the library with Om Shanti Yoga, a 60-minute Vinyasa Yoga flow that includes restorative meditation and Pranayama breathing. Class is suitable for all levels and includes a soulful rhythmic playlist.   
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.
Excel 2016

Excel I Basics

Computer Classes

10 a.m.
In this two hour class, you will learn the basic features of the Microsoft Excel 2016 spreadsheet environment that are frequently used for calculation and data entry functions in the workplace.  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.
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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
Children Building Clip Art

Little Builders

West End Library

10 a.m.
Build, construct, and explore with blocks, DUPLOS, and LEGOs  
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.
instrument clipart

Postponed: DC Strings Workshop: Instrument Petting Zoo

Francis A. Gregory Library

10:30 a.m.
This date has been postponed until further notice. We apologize for any inconvenience.  
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.
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.
Shark

Family Storytime: Sharks!

Woodridge Library

10:30 a.m.
Bring the family for a story time celebrating all things Sharks! Stick around for the craft activity at the end.
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.
Picture of dog reading

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. 
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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.
lego clipart

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. 
Ball pit with smiley face ball

Sensory Play

Chevy Chase Library

11 a.m.
Learn through hands-on exploration at our sensory play time. Each week will feature of a variety of stations that include sensory elements, process art and imaginative play! Children are free to move through the stations at their own pace, accompanied by a caregiver. These stations may get messy, so make sure to dress appropriately. Ages 2-6 and their families.
Future Makers

Future Makers- Build It: Kinectic Crawlers

Woodridge Library

11 a.m.
Build an extraterrestrial rover on a wind-up base that moves when you add potential energy. Explore how simple mechanical devices can be modified to roll and move in surprising ways. Take your kinetic crawler home to explore on your own.
Mad Science

Mad Science: Up, Up and Away!

Mt. Pleasant Library

11 a.m.
This spellbinding event introduces children to the principles of air and pressure. Hot air balloons, vortex generators and even a hovercraft help children learn about the power of air. This program is recommended for children ages 5 and up.
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.
fab lab logo

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.
Bike Repair Clinic

East of the River Free Bike Repair Clinics

Anacostia Library

12 p.m.
Due to excessive heat, this Saturday's Free Bike Repair Clinic has been RESCHEDULED. The next Free Bike Repair Clinic will take place on Saturday, September 7 - see you then and stay cool this weekend!
People Animals Love

Doggie Story Time

Mt. Pleasant Library

12 p.m.
Join dogs from People Animals Love (P.A.L.) for a special story hour on the third Saturday of each month featuring an opportunity for children to meet and read with dogs. P.A.L. story hours provide a great way for your budding reader to get some reading practice in with an attentive and patient audience. 
Chess for All Ages

Chess for All Ages

Benning (Dorothy I. Height) Library

12 p.m.
Join us every 3rd Saturday during the steamy months for Summer Chess. This program have been designed for play on a stand-alone giant chess board. Bring a friend and learn new skills,experience other players and grow. This program is free for all ages and open to the public. Students of the game under the age of 18 and adults with disabilities are invited to enjoy a free lunch. Lunch will be available after the last week in June.
Microsoft Imagine Academy

Microsoft Imagine Academy: Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Exam (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.
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.
Tim Howard

Senior Care Information Session

Petworth Library

1 p.m.
The Petworth Neighborhood Library will host Timothy Howard, adviser to Senior Advisers Plus, as he leads a free information session on providing care to aging seniors. In this library program attendees will learn the following:  At-home care