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Sunday, April 26, 2015

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.

Petworth Friends of the Library Book Sale

Petworth Library

1 p.m.
The Petworth Library cordially invites you to a book sale sponsored by the Friends of the Petworth Library in the lower level meeting room.  Join in the fun 1-4 p.m. You'll find terrific bargains, great books for the whole family, and even a special children's section!
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Soothing Sunday Yoga

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

1:30 p.m.
Presented by Jenny of Yoga Activist, this class is perfect for beginners, featuring soothing Hatha yoga and meditation. No one under 18.  Please bring your own mat or towel. Session takes place in the sunny story time room on the first floor.  
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Build-It Studio

Southwest Library

2 p.m.
Children ages 6-12 are invited to join us in creative, hands-on fun, building structures using everyday materials. Children younger than 9 years old must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver. Please call 202-724-4691 with questions.

Basketmaking Workshop

Takoma Park Library

2 p.m.
Pass a pleasant Sunday afternoon learning how to make a basket. Materials and instruction will be provided by a local artisan. Registration is requested but not required. Please email if you would like to participate.

I Made It Myself

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

2 p.m.
All ages arts and crafts.
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Day Dream: A Dramatic Reading

Francis A. Gregory Library

2 p.m.
Written by Jazz vocalist Barry Morton and HIV activist Rodderick Sheppard, Day Dream is a play inspired by the life of jazz artist and composer Billy Strayhorn. Contrasting Billy's journey with the journey of Andre, an aspiring jazz vocalist, the play is set in two periods: Billy in 1965 and Andre in 2015.
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'Golden Sunday Movie' at Tenley

Tenley-Friendship Library

2 p.m.
Please join us in the Tenley-Friendship Neighborhood Library for our Golden Sunday Movie showing of an American neo-Western thriller based on the book No Country for Old Men by Cormac McCarthy.

Family Funday Sunday

Mt. Pleasant Library

2 p.m.
A variety of family friendly programs that may include dance, music, movement, movies, sign language and much more. Recommended for ages 0-12.  

Sunday Cinema

Anacostia Library

2 p.m.
Please join us in the Anacostia Neighborhood Library children's program room for our weekly showing of a children's movie.
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Words and Rhythm -- Open Mic

Woodridge Library

2:30 p.m.
Open Mic Family Poetry Come enjoy an afternoon of poetry against a backdrop of smooth sounds in celebration of National Poetry and Jazz Appreciation Month. Participants are encouraged to sign up at the Woodridge Interim Library or at by April 19, 2015. Best ages 7 years and up.    
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Piñata Making!

Palisades Library

2:30 p.m.
Join us in making papier-mâché piñatas in preparation for Cinco de Mayo. Help to make one for the library's Cinco de Mayo celebration, or make one to take home! Come prepared to get messy! All ages welcome 2:30-4 p.m. *This is part of a weekly Sunday craft program at Palisades Library. Join us every Sunday for a different craft!

Sunday Crafts

Palisades Library

2:30 p.m.
Please join us every Sunday at the Palisades Library for crafts in the Children's Room! All ages are welcome and crafts will run from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Let's have fun crafting at the library!

Reading Divas Book Club

Capitol View Library

2:30 p.m.
If reading and talking about popular books sounds like fun, our Reading Divas Book Club is for you! The club meets twice a month on Sunday here at Capitol View Library. Our group is lead by Mrs. Wendy, and she loves to see new faces. Join us for some exciting reading fun on April 12 and April 26. Girls ages 10-13 are invited to attend. 

Shaw Knitting Circle

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

3 p.m.
Join us on Sunday afternoons from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. for a knitting (and crochet!) circle.All experience levels welcome, and we will offer introductory instruction to beginners.In-house training materials will be provided, but please bring needles and yarn for your own take-home projects.

Family Craft: Peeps Dioramas

Georgetown Library

4 p.m.
Come and make springtime dioramas with marshmallow peeps! This program is appropriate for children of all ages and families.