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Annual Haiku Contest

Cleveland Park Library

(All day)
Like writing haikus?Submit one for our contestMaybe you will win!See the blog post for details.

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. 

Parent-Child Book Club

Takoma Park Library

(All day)
Join us for a book discussion, reader's theater and other activities for children in grades 2-5 and their parents the first Thursday of the month.

Prom Come True

Rosedale Library

(All day)
Help someone’s wish to go to prom come true!

Wonderful Ones

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

10 a.m.
An interactive story time to encourage early literacy skills for one-year-old children through stories, songs and rhymes.Ages 12 - 24 months.

Tales For Twos and Threes

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

11 a.m.
Children will hear short stories, sing, do fingerplays, and dance and move to popular songs. Ages 2-3.

Brown Bag Concert

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

12 p.m.
On the first Thursday of each month, the DC Public Library presents a performance of chamber music. The recital is held at noon in room A-5.  Performers include internationally known, local musicians.For more information, please contact the Information Services Department, 202-727-1291.

Office Software Workshops

Dorothy I. Height/Benning Library

1 p.m.
This series introduces basic office programs used to create and share documents, spreadsheets and presentations.   Week 1: Intro to Microsoft WordWeek 2: Intro to Microsoft ExcelWeek 3: Intro to Microsoft PowerPointWeek 4: Intro to Google Drive

Job Seekers Program

Southwest Library

1 p.m.
Stop by the library in person or call 202-724-4298 to schedule an appointment 1-7 p.m.Help with resumes, cover letters, application forms, and other aspects of the job search process.

Tax Assistance

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

1:30 p.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

Lamond-Riggs Library

1:30 p.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 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Baby Lap Time

Cleveland Park Library

1:30 p.m.
A time of stories, songs, and rhymes designed to foster early literacy in infants.For children ages 0-12 months.Space is limited, please call 202-282-3073 to register.

Music Time

Georgetown Library

2 p.m.
The rhythm and rhyme of reading. Recommended for ages birth to 5.

Excel II Intermediate

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

2 p.m.
Learn more features of this spreadsheet software that can help you further your career. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis.Instructor: D. P. GroganComputer Lab, Room 311Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well, and the skills acquired in PC Basics, Word I Basics, Word II Intermediate and Excel I Basics.You will learn to:

Story Break

Tenley-Friendship Library

2 p.m.
Slow your busy afternoon down with a stop at the Tenley-Friendship Neighborhood Library for a story break for kids.A short story time: a couple books, a couple songs. A nice break!  

The Poetry of Robert Frost

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

2:30 p.m.
On April 3, in honor of National Poetry Month, we will examine some of the poems of Robert Lee Frost.Often using colloquial speech, New England settings, and characters, Frost created a slice of American rural life in early 20th century.

Teen Cafe

Tenley-Friendship Library

3 p.m.
Need a place to sit and chat with friends, play games, or just chill? Come to the teen café at the Tenley-Friendship Neighborhood Library. Use the library's Large Conference Room as a group study room, game space, lounge, and coffee shop!Some board and card games are available!Craft activities, trivia tournaments, video games, and other activities will be available on a rotating basis.

Game On! Teen Game Time

Palisades Library

3 p.m.
Want to beat your friends at your favorite games?Team up to conquer the world?

Homework Help

Georgetown Library

3:30 p.m.
Homework help for teens will be provided in the Georgetown Neighborhood Library Teen Department twice a week -- Wednesdays from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. and on Thursdays from 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. 

Crafty Thursday

William O. Lockridge/Bellevue Library

4 p.m.
Join us at Bellevue Library every Thursday for a fun craft time!This program is for ages 5 and older.

French Storytime

Cleveland Park Library

4 p.m.
Storytime in French for children of all ages and skill levels.

Wii Jueves

Mt. Pleasant Library

4 p.m.
Challenge your friends with FIFA Soccer, improve your tennis and bowling games with Wii Sports and travel the galaxy with LEGO Star Wars.Join us for these games and many more in the Children's Room.Recommended for ages 5-12.

HIV/STI Testing by Metro TeenAIDS

Dorothy I. Height/Benning Library

4:30 p.m.
Metro TeenAIDS (MTA) provides free, quick, and confidential HIV/STI testing every month in the parking lot of the Parklands-Turner Neighborhood Library. Individuals, ages 13-24, will receive sexual health information and materials, and may get referrals to counseling services.

Teen Wii Game Night

Lamond-Riggs Library

4:30 p.m.
Love games? So do we!Challenge yourself to entertaining and exciting games against your peers with board games, Wii, PS2 and more!Game nights are every Thursday at 4:30 p.m!

Teen Wii Game Night

Lamond-Riggs Library

4:30 p.m.
Love games? So do we!Challenge yourself to entertaining and exciting games against your peers with board games, Wii, PS2 and more!Game nights are every Thursday!

Microsoft Excel 2010

Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library

4:30 p.m.
Students learn Microsoft Excel 2010, as well as job readiness skills. This two-hour class meets twice a week for four weeks.  PLEASE NOTE: There will be a break around the Emancipation Day holiday.Prerequisite: PC for Beginners 1 and 2 or successful completion of placement test. Pre-registration is required.To register for classes, please call Byte Back at (202) 529-3395 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.  

After-School Poetry Activity

Woodridge Library

4:30 p.m.
Every Thursday after school during the month of April, we will be creating different kinds of poems in celebration of National Poetry Month.April 3: Ekphrastic Poetry (writing poems from pictures)April 10: Paint Chip PoetryApril 17: Poetry from Cut OutsApril 24: Acrostic PoetryBest for ages 6 - 12.

Wii Game Night

Northwest One Library

5 p.m.
Join us at Northwest One for Wii game night.We provide the Wii, Games and controllers, all you need to do is show up! Game nights are for an hour on Thursdays.

Teen Game Night

Chevy Chase Library

5 p.m.
Sports, dancing, or a little MarioKart?Bring your friends and your A-game for a night of Wii gaming, pizza and snacks. Thursday in the Teen Lounge @ the Folio upstairs!All teens and kids 8 and older are welcome from 5-8 p.m.**This Thursday, September 25th will be our LAST game night until the elevator at Chevy Chase has been repaired. Stay tuned!**

Family Game Night

William O. Lockridge/Bellevue Library

5 p.m.
Join us at Bellevue Library for a fun and exciting family game night!This program is suitable for kids ages 5 and older.