Shaw (Watha T. Daniel)
Neighborhood Library

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English Conversation Circle

Wednesday, February 27, 2019, 10:00 am

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.
Preschool Story Time

Preschool Story Time

Wednesday, February 27, 2019, 10:00 am

Share the fun of reading with your children ages 3-5 years. Children and their caregivers 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. Class groups and daycares are welcome at these sessions. No children under 2 years of age are permitted unless attending with a sibling or class group.  
Preschool Story Time

Preschool Story Time

Wednesday, February 27, 2019, 10:30 am

Share the fun of reading with your children ages 3-5 years. Children and their caregivers 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. Class groups and daycares are welcome at these sessions. No children under 2 years of age are permitted unless attending with a sibling or class group.  
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Library Play Date

Thursday, February 21, 2019, 11:00 am

From 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays*, the program room is open for free play for caregivers and their young children. Toys will be provided. 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.

Adult Learning Lab

Wednesday, February 27, 2019, 4:00 pm

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. Tutoring takes place on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 4 to 7 p.m. Assessments take place on Wednesdays only. Please note: In order to qualify for tutoring, you must take the assessment first.
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Library Play Date

Wednesday, February 27, 2019, 11:00 am

From 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays*, the program room is open for free play for caregivers and their young children. Toys will be provided. 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.

Lego Challenge!

Thursday, February 28, 2019, 4:00 pm

Come build your best Lego creation. Lego pieces are small. Recommended for ages 5 and older.
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King and the Library: A Vision Session

Thursday, February 28, 2019, 6:00 pm

When the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library reopens in 2020, it will be a space for everyone.   Dr. King advocated for “beloved community” and urged Washingtonians to “prepare to participate” when he spoke at Cardozo High School in 1967.   
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Library Play Date

Thursday, February 28, 2019, 11:00 am

From 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays*, the program room is open for free play for caregivers and their young children. Toys will be provided. 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.
Free Tax Help

Tax Assistance

Saturday, March 2, 2019, 10:00 am

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.

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