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Come Play Chess!

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

(All day)
Are you interested in playing Chess?We have chess sets available for use during normal operating hours. Come to the desk in Popular Services and pick one up!For beginners, advanced, or just curious players, the "game of kings" offers endless hours of fun and can be highly educational. All ages are welcome. 

Tax Assistance

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

9:30 a.m.
From Feb. 1 through April 15, you can meet with a qualified tax aide from Community Tax Aid who can help answer your questions and prepare your 2013 filing.  Program is limited to individuals with less than $35,000 in income (taxable and non-taxable) and Families with less than $52,000 in income (taxable and non-taxable).Tax sessions at MLK are available:Mondays-Wednesdays, 4:30-8 p.m.Thursdays, 1:30-4:30 p.m.Saturdays, 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.Sundays, 1-4 p.m.Rooms A-9 and A-10.

Tax Assistance

Mt. Pleasant Library

10 a.m.
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is available free to taxpayers with low and moderate income, with special attention to those 60 and older. Through a cadre of trained volunteers, AARP Foundation Tax-Aide has helped low- to moderate-income individuals for more than 40 years in every state and the District of Columbia.Come and meet with a trained AARP tax aide provider today.Service available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Construction Junction

Anacostia Library

10 a.m.
Enjoy a weekly play time for young children. Constructive play and early literacy activities.

Yoga @ the Library

Dorothy I. Height/Benning 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.

Family Storytime

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.

DC Health Link Enrollment Center

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

10:30 a.m.
The DC Health Link Enrollment Center is a drop-in enrollment center designed to provide consumers and small business owners with information about the Affordable C

Preschool Storytime

Georgetown Library

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

Family Story Time

Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library

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

Lego Club

Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library

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

DC Health Link Enrollment Day

Mt. Pleasant Library

11 a.m.
Open Enrollment season for health insurance is coming to a close on March 31.  Don't miss your opportunity to get covered today!Join us for a full day of assistance from DC Health Link assisters and brokers so that you can get yourself and your family full health coverage.DC Health Link Enrollment Center is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Read Aloud Time

Takoma Park Library

11 a.m.
Join a rotating team of readers every Saturday for stories, action rhymes and songs.For ages 2 - 5 and caregivers. 

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.

Family Fun Time

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

11 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!Please call the Children's Desk at 202-727-1248 to find out the specific theme for the week. 

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. 

Imaginative Play

Francis A. Gregory Library

12 p.m.
Use your imagination to dress-up, build with blocks, perform with puppets and do puzzles in a weekend play session. Ages 0-12 and families.

Author Talk With Dennean Handfield

Rosedale Library

1 p.m.
Dennean Handfield is a native of Coatesville, Pa. She is a graduate of Temple University, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Broadcast Journalism.

Saturday Technology Training Sessions

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

1 p.m.
Saturday Technology Training Sessions are on the first and third Saturday of each month with a few exceptions for holidays. They are held from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. in the Adaptive Services Division, Room 215.

Kids Yoga

Southwest Library

1 p.m.
Free kids' yoga class led by Yoga Activist teachers every Saturday until April. Appropriate for ages 8-12.A parental permission/release form may be obtained from the children's services staff, and must be turned in before the start of class.

Mardi Gras Party

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

2 p.m.
Come join us as we celebrate Fat Tuesday in the library! Listen to some great Zydeco and Orleans music! Eat a king cake or a moon pie! Decorate a mask and make your own unique set of beads for Tuesday’s parades!Ages 13-19. 

Matinee Saturdays

Chevy Chase Library

2 p.m.
Teen Movie Afternoon!Join us for Saturday afternoon movies at Chevy Chase.We'll be showing all kinds of popular films every Saturday afternoon, with pizza and snacks.Attendees will be given the chance to vote on upcoming films!Ages 12-19 only.

Family Story Time

Mt. Pleasant Library

2 p.m.
Join us for an all-ages story time with singing, dancing and lots of fun!

Imagination Station

William O. Lockridge/Bellevue Library

2 p.m.
Join us at Bellevue for some seriously fun imagination time! Take the prompt and work silently to write, draw or otherwise create a response. Then, share your ideas while listening to others share theirs!Appropriate for ages 5 and older.

Bill German's 'Under Their Thumb'

Petworth Library

2 p.m.
Join us for a conversation with author Bill German as he talks about his book Under Their Thumb: How a Nice Gu

Library Tango Practica

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

2:30 p.m.
Learn and practice the Argentine Tango with Bahman Aryana of Rendezvous Tango.All levels welcome.

Woodridge Anime Club

Woodridge Library

3 p.m.
Join the Woodridge Library for a fun afternoon of anime, discussion, and related activities. The full slate of activities are as follows.Theme of the Week: Characters going BEAST-MODE! Recall your favorite episodes where characters showed supreme dominance in battle.Group Activity: Japanese katakana writing of "anime club" (アニメクラブ) and "beast-mode" (ケダモノモード).

How DC Got Square: Mapping D.C. History Over Space and Time

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

3 p.m.
The United States Constitution called for the formation of a "District (not exceeding ten miles square)...to become the seat of the government of the United States."

Scrabble Hour in the Popular Library

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6:30 p.m.
Join in on our Scrabble Hour in the Popular Library. We'll meet behind the audiobooks.Please bring any Scrabble sets to share!