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Saturday, April 25, 2015

Yours Naturally: Beauty that grows on you

Yours Naturally: Beauty that grows on you

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

(All day)
Yours Naturally: Beauty that Grows on You is a national photography exhibition produced by photographer Jason Miccolo Johnson. The exhibition celebrates the beauty of women who wear natural hairstyles. The photographs feature women throughout the African Diaspora of various ages, sizes, and complexions. Women representing a variety of professions are photographed both in the studio as well as on stunning locations.
Building Wonder, Designing Dreams: The Bookmaking of Brian Selznick

Building Wonder, Designing Dreams: The Bookmaking of Brian Selznick

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

(All day)
This interactive, multi-media exhibit for all ages celebrates the bookmaking of children’s author and illustrator, Brian Selznick—his exquisite artistry, experimentation with form and narrative and spellbinding storytelling. It is timed to engage visitors with Selznick’s work and themes in anticipation of his May 8 lecture and May 9 family program at the library; visit dclibrary.org/selznick for details.
Center for the Book Logo

Letters About Literature Recognition Ceremony

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

10 a.m.
"How did an author’s work change your view of the world and yourself?”  This ceremony celebrates year’s Letters About Literature writing competition submissions. Participating students, grades 4 – 12, wrote letters to an author of a work that left a lasting impression to explain how their views were changed by the work.

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).

Word II Intermediate

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

10 a.m.
Learn more features of this word-processing software that can help you further your career. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis. Instructor: K. Lewis Computer Lab, Room 311 Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well, and the skills acquired in PC Basics and Word I Basics. You will learn to: Navigate and adjust default settings. Create and insert stylized headers and footers, footnotes, table of contents, indexes and cover pages.

Yoga @ the Library

Benning (Dorothy I. Height) Library

10 a.m.
Join us every Saturday from 10:00am to 11:00am for Adult Yoga Class.Wear some comfortable clothing and bring a mat, but if you don’t have one, yoga mats are available for use during the class.The classes are taught by Yoga Activist and are held on the lower level of the library in the Larger Meeting Room.This class is free and open to the public.
LEGO

LEGOs!

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

10 a.m.
Enjoy a weekly play time for young children with constructive play.
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Dia Family Story Time and Craft

Tenley-Friendship Library

10:30 a.m.
We’ll be having a special Family Story Time celebrating Dia!, AKA Children’s Day, AKA Day of the Book. Listen to stories celebrating our differences and our love of reading, sing some songs. Afterwards, create a "mini-you" reading your favorite book. For all ages.

Family Story Time

Northeast Library

10:30 a.m.
Looking for a fun, family-oriented weekend activity? Look no further! Children and their families are encouraged to let loose and have a ball in the library. Every Saturday, come prepared to laugh, play and have fun! All ages welcome.  
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Family Story Time

Petworth Library

10:30 a.m.
Join us for Family Story Time. We will enjoy stories, songs, finger plays, movement and rhymes. This program is for children ages 0-7 and their caregivers.

Family Story Time

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

10:30 a.m.
Join us for an all-ages story time. 

Preschool Story Time

Georgetown Library

10:30 a.m.
Stories, music, folktales and fun for Preschoolers and Kindergartners. Recommended for ages 3-5. 
A-STEP @ Tenleytown Flyer

Saturday Tutoring and Enrichment at Tenleytown

Tenley-Friendship Library

11 a.m.
Tenley/Friendship Library is partnering with A-STEP (After-School Tutoring and Enrichment Program) to provide a free tutoring and enrichment program for middle and high school students every Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Tutors will be on hand to help with homework and projects in English, history, math, or science.  Drop by to pick up an enrollment form today!
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Baby/Toddler Lap Time

Southeast Library

11 a.m.
Baby/toddler lap times are story times for babies ages birth through 24 months and their caregivers. Come enjoy books, songs, rhymes, fingerplays, bounces, and more! Saturday lap time is held upstairs in the children's area of the main reading room. Tickets are not required. Have a group? Please call ahead of time to make special arrangements.
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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. 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.
Story time

Family Story Time

Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library

11 a.m.
Bring the family and join us on Saturday mornings for a fun, interactive story time followed by open play time at 11:30 a.m.  Children ages birth to 7 years and their caregivers are welcome. For questions, please contact the children's librarian at 202-541-6025.    

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. 

Afro-Beat Dance Party Class

Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) Library

12 p.m.
Looking to add a fun workout to your New Year's resolutions?  Try this dance workout based on traditional African dance, Samba, Salsa and more.  Classes are suitable for all fitness levels.  A signed copy of the Agreement of Release and Waiver of Liability form is required. For ages 16 and older.

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. 
Take a Minute for Poetry

Take a Minute for Poetry

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

12:30 p.m.
The Friends of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library invite you to Take a Minute for Poetry. April is National Poetry Month, designated by the Academy of American Poets in 1996. Each day this month at 12:30 p.m., library staff and special guests will read a poem aloud over the intercom at the. We hope that you will take a minute to listen and celebrate poetry.

Excel III Advanced

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

12:30 p.m.
Learn to calculate, research and display table data using Excel formulas. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis. Instructor: C. Myers Computer Lab, Room 311 Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well, and the skills acquired in PC Basics, Word I Basics, Word II Intermediate, Excel I Basics and Excel II Intermediate. You will learn to: Calculate using the following formulas: SUMIF, SUMIFS, AVERAGEIF, AVERAGEIFS, COUNTIF, COUNTIFS.
Devil in the White City by Erik Larson

'The Devil in the White City' by Erik Larson

Southwest Library

1 p.m.
You are cordially invited to the Southwest Neighborhood Library book discussion. Copies of the April title, The Devil In the White City by Erik Larson, are available for checkout at the information desk.
Lincoln and the Theater

Abraham Lincoln and the Theater

Georgetown Library

1 p.m.
Please join us in the Peabody Room for “Abraham Lincoln & the Theater" by Jamie Stiehm, columnist for Creators Syndicate and contributor to usnews.com. Lincoln's love of plays, notably Shakespeare's, set the stage for his public character. The Peabody Room is located on the third floor of the library. This event is free. For more information, call 202-727-0233 or contact jerry.mccoy@dc.gov.
LEGO bricks

LEGO Club

Southwest Library

2 p.m.
Children ages 6-12 are invited to create, build, and play using LEGO bricks. Children under 9 years old must be accompanied by a parent/caregiver. Please call 202-724-4691 with questions.
Travelwalk by Cary Kamarat

Book Talk With Poet Cary Kamarat: 'Travelwalk'

Georgetown Library

2 p.m.
Poet and photographer Cary Kamarat reads from his new anthology, Travelwalk, a collection of travel poems and related photographs which reviewers have called "...a homage to the traveler in all of us [and] the multilayered experience that is travel." (Amazon.com)  
Book Jacket by Jacques Bodelle

Jacques Bodelle Author Talk

Georgetown Library

3:30 p.m.
The author will discuss his recent work Petite(s) Histoire(s) des Français d’Amérique [A Brief History of the French in America].  This event is part of our festivities held in honor of the Book Hill French Market

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Building Wonder, Designing Dreams: The Bookmaking of Brian Selznick

Building Wonder, Designing Dreams: The Bookmaking of Brian Selznick

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

(All day)
This interactive, multi-media exhibit for all ages celebrates the bookmaking of children’s author and illustrator, Brian Selznick—his exquisite artistry, experimentation with form and narrative and spellbinding storytelling. It is timed to engage visitors with Selznick’s work and themes in anticipation of his May 8 lecture and May 9 family program at the library; visit dclibrary.org/selznick for details.
Yours Naturally: Beauty that grows on you

Yours Naturally: Beauty that grows on you

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

(All day)
Yours Naturally: Beauty that Grows on You is a national photography exhibition produced by photographer Jason Miccolo Johnson. The exhibition celebrates the beauty of women who wear natural hairstyles. The photographs feature women throughout the African Diaspora of various ages, sizes, and complexions. Women representing a variety of professions are photographed both in the studio as well as on stunning locations.
Take a Minute for Poetry

Take a Minute for Poetry

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

12:30 p.m.
The Friends of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library invite you to Take a Minute for Poetry. April is National Poetry Month, designated by the Academy of American Poets in 1996. Each day this month at 12:30 p.m., library staff and special guests will read a poem aloud over the intercom at the. We hope that you will take a minute to listen and celebrate poetry.