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Saturday, April 30, 2016

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Saturday Morning Story Time

Takoma Park Library

10 a.m.
DC Public Library has partnered with the Junior League of Washington to offer Read Aloud time for ages 2-5 every Saturday at 10 a.m.  Join us to enjoy stories, rhymes and finger plays in front of the fireplace! 
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Spanish Conversation Club

Georgetown Library

10 a.m.
Looking to grow, revive, or begin to develop your Spanish skills? Join us for these weekly casual conversation hours, led by instructor Luz Verost. Questions? Email julia.strusienski@dc.gov.

Spring Book Sale

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

10 a.m.
Please join the Friends of the Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library for their spring book sale. Proceeds help support the library's programs and events. Downstairs on the lower level from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
LEGO

LEGO Time

Mt. Pleasant Library

10 a.m.
Build, explore, and play with LEGOs and DUPLOs in the Children's Room from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. every Saturday. This program is designed for children ages 3-12 years old and their caregivers.  

Construction Junction

Anacostia Library

Enjoy a weekly play time for young children with constructive play.
LEGO'S

LEGO Time - Booktalk

Benning (Dorothy I. Height) Library

10 a.m.
Saturday is Family Play Time!  Come to the Library and build, explore, and play with LEGOs and share a favorite booktalk in the Children's Room from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. every other Saturday.  This program is designed for children ages 5-13 years old.
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ESL Conversation Circle

Tenley-Friendship Library

10 a.m.
Practice English with other adults. Volunteer teachers from the Washington English Center will facilitate ninety-minute sessions for those who already have some conversation skills. This is a free event.
Meditation Yoga

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.
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Let's Communicate in American Sign Language: Beginning Level

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

10:15 a.m.
Join us in this beginners-level class, which covers 100+ ASL vocabulary words and rules of grammar. Any skill level is welcome to join the class to review what you know, learn new signs, and practice conversation. The class is FREE and open to the public, and there's no need to register Instructor: TBA.   Location: Meeting Room #1 in the Digital Commons on the 1st Floor.   Questions? Email: lbph.dcpl@dc.gov or call: 202-559-5368  
Family Story Time

Family Story Time

Petworth Library

10:30 a.m.
Story time fun for the entire family, these 30-40 minutes 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

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

10:30 a.m.
Story time fun for the entire family, these 30-40 minutes 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

Cleveland Park Library

10:30 a.m.
Story time fun for the entire family, these 30-40 minutes 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

Tenley-Friendship Library

10:30 a.m.
Story time fun for the entire family, this 30-40 minute 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 caregivers are encouraged to actively engage and participate with the stories and activities during the program.   
Dog Paw Print

Doggie Storytime with PAL

Petworth Library

10:30 a.m.
Join us for a doggie-themed story time.  We’ll read some dog-related stories and have books on display for you to check out and take home. 
Family Story Time

Family Story Time

Northeast 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. Please call 202-698-0183 with any questions. Family Story Time takes place on the second floor.

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 30-40 minute programs are designed to promote language and listening skills, expand children’s imaginations and arouse their curiosity about the world around them.
Happy 20th Día!

Celebrate Día in the District

Southeast Library

11 a.m.
Join us for a bilingual musical performance to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Día - El Día de los Niños/El Día de los Libros = Children's Day/Book Day. Music and fun will be provided by Uno, Dos, Trés con Andrés at 11:00 a.m. in the Meeting Room on the library's Lower Level. Made possible by the generosity of the Friends of the Southeast Library.
Chucho Valdes

Jazz Day Performance: Chucho Valdés

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

11 a.m.
Celebrate International Jazz Day with a live performance in the Great Hall by Grammy Award Winning pianist Chucho Valdés!  Chucho Valdés has won five Grammy Awards and three Latin Grammy Awards. He also founded one of Cuba's most popular Latin jazz bands, Irakere. Do not miss out on this live performance with the most influential figure in modern Afro-Cuban Jazz. 
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Weekend Story Time

Francis A. Gregory Library

11 a.m.
Come in for weekend story time as we read, sing and rhyme! This program recommended for families with children ages 0-5. Join us afterwards for our Imaginative Play program. 
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Yoga at Your Library

Petworth Library

11 a.m.
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, and 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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Lego Club

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

11 a.m.
Open Lego Duplo block play time for children ages 2 to 5 years and their caregivers. 

Weekend Story Time

Francis A. Gregory Library

Come in for weekend story time as we read, sing and rhyme.This program recommended for families with children ages 0-5.Join us afterwards for our Imaginative Play program. 
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Family Story Time

Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library

11 a.m.
Story time fun for entire family, these 30-40 minutes 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.  All programs are free and open to the public.
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Playing With Words ~ A Children's Poetry Month Activity

Lamond-Riggs Library

11 a.m.
Do any of your children like reading or writing poetry? Have you noticed your child has a particular gift with words? Are your family and friends receiving custom hand-written greeting cards from your child(ren)? Would you like to help your children discover their hidden poetic gift? If you answered “YES” to any of these questions, you and your child are encouraged to join our poetry program (and if you answered "no," come and explore poetry with us anyway!).  
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Trading Card Meetup

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

12 p.m.
Can't get enough of Yu-Gi-Oh, Pokemon, or Magic: The Gathering? Prepare to exhibit your trading card prowess at this day-long event. Enjoy swapability at the expense of your opponents and win weekly bragging rights.  Players will meet until 5 p.m. in Gallery A-6, located on the Lower Level. Games are open to adults and teens and tournaments will be held twice a year. So, come one, come all; just come ready.
So You've Been Publicly Shamed by Jon Ronson

So You've Been Publicly Shamed by Jon Ronson

Southwest Library

1 p.m.
You are cordially invited to attend the Southwest Book Discussion on Sat., April 30 at 1 p.m.  Copies of this month's selection, So You've Been Publicly Shamed by Jon Ronson, are available for checkout at the information desk.
(Dancers: Servan Yigit and Zeynep Aktar, photo by Serdar Kaplan)

The Tango Untangled: An Early History of the Argentine Dance

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

1 p.m.
Where did the Tango come from?   S. Alexandra Russell will discuss this quintessential Argentine art form in a lecture titled “The Tango Untangled: An Early History of the Argentine Dance.”
Jazz, poetry, karaoke

Jazz and Poetry Karaoke

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

2 p.m.
In recognition of both Jazz Appreciation Month and National Poetry Month, teens will take the mic to scat out a melody, belt out a jazz standard or recite a favorite poem!! Eat fun snacks and win prizes for the best jazz vocals & most creative, original poem. *All Teens (13-19) welcome - regardless of experience - An Open Mind is the only requirement!    

Battle Subway Pokémon League

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

2 p.m.
If you love Pokémon, you won't want to miss this!  Battle Subway is an official league of the Pokémon Company International. Players will meet on Saturdays from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. in Room A-9, located on the Library's lower level. Games are open to Pokémon lovers of all ages and League Leaders will be on hand to moderate.