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Sign Language for Babies

Saturday, May 27, 2017, 2:00 pm

A baby sign language class taught by an ASL-fluent researcher from Gallaudet's Brain and Language Laboratory. Learn useful signs for communicating with your baby and practice them with the group. Babies as young as 4 months old can start learning!  Join us on the fourth Saturday of every month at 2 p.m. (April 22, May 27, June 24, July 22, August 26, September 23). 
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The World of Ice and Fire

Wednesday, May 31, 2017, 7:00 pm

While we are waiting for the release of The Winds of Winter, the sixth book in the A Song of Ice and Fire series, the book club will be discussing The World of Ice and Fire: the Untold History of Westeros and the Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin. Discussion questions can be found here.
chipotle fundraiser

2017 Chipotle Fundraiser for DC Public Library

Thursday, June 1, 2017 (All day)

Cause an Effect Make eating a selfless act by dining at any Washington, DC Chipotle location on Thursday, June 1 from 10:45 a.m. to 10 p.m. Show the image on this page on your smartphone OR tell the cashier you are supporting the cause to ensure 50% of the proceeds from your meal will be donated to DC Public Library Foundation.
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Portraits for Families

Saturday, June 3, 2017, 12:30 pm

Learn how to take stunning portraits with your camera or cell phone. Disposable cameras can also be provided.  This workshop will last two hours and will be taught by photography teacher Amanda Archibald
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Petworth Playgroup

Monday, June 5, 2017, 10:30 am

Each Monday, we invite our youngest patrons and their caregivers to color, play with Duplos, socialize and more! Supplies provided (but feel free to bring toys to share!). Playgroup meets in our 2nd floor Children's Room. Recommended for ages 4 and under. 

Yoga at Your Library

Tuesday, June 13, 2017, 7:30 pm

Yoga at Your Library is a beginner level yoga class for adults and teens brought to you courtesy of Yoga Activist. No experience is required. The class is free. You can bring your own mat, but if you don’t have one, yoga mats are available for use during the class.
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Open Your World in 3-D

Thursday, June 15, 2017, 3:30 pm

Use Fab Lab 3-D printers to customize and build your own keychain in this two-hour workshop. Maximum 8 participants per session.

Home Buying 101 Workshop

Saturday, June 17, 2017, 10:00 am

Space is limited. Please reserve your space by e-mailing  In one day of training, learn the entire home buying process from start to finish, and how to stay on track as a responsible homeowner. This program will last from 10 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. with a 30 30-minutench break.  You will learn about: Different types of loans
Roxane Gay

Author Roxane Gay @ All Souls Church

Tuesday, June 20, 2017, 6:30 pm

Author Roxane Gay will be in conversation with Alicia Montgomery, editorial director, WAMU. Join DC Public Library for a night of insight and discussion with this prolific author and modern female voice.
Reptiles Alive!

Reptiles Alive!

Thursday, June 22, 2017, 4:00 pm

Enjoy an exciting live animal show! Friendly and professional wildlife presenters will entertain audiences of all ages with funny animal stories and facts while showcasing a colorful variety of exotic animals.