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TableTop Day at Northeast Library

Northeast Library

(All day)
We're excited about participating in this years International TableTop Day!International TableTop Day is a day of celebration for fans of tabletop gaming.It's envisioned as a single day where the world comes together for the common purpose of spending time together and having fun. 

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.

International Tabletop Gaming Day

Mt. Pleasant Library

(All day)
Computer games are cool, but Wil Wheaton has taken to the Internet to tell you how awesome tabletop games are too. Mt. Pleasant Library has taken up his mission, and we're hosting a day of gaming in the library as part of a round of games in homes, coffee shops, community centers, game shops and libraries across the globe.

Prom Come True

Rosedale Library

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.  

Family Story Time

Tenley-Friendship Library

10:30 a.m.
Start your weekend off with a fun family story time filled with songs, rhymes, and good books.

Family Storytime

Palisades Library

10:30 a.m.
Join us on Saturday morning for a fun family story time.Stories and activities  for the whole family!

Family Story Time

Cleveland Park Library

10:30 a.m.
Storytime fun for the whole family.

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. 

Baby/Toddler Lap Time

Southeast Library

11 a.m.
Baby/toddler lap times are story times geared for babies ages birth to 24 months and their caregivers. Have a group? Please call ahead of time to make special arrangements.

Table Top Game Day

Woodridge Library

11 a.m.
Join us in celebrating International Tabletop Day, a day of fun and games for the whole family.  Bring in your favorite game or choose from a variety of table top games we will have on hand for you to enjoy with other people. This is a celebration for all fans of tabletop gaming, where the whole world is brought together in a common purpose of spending time together and having fun.

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. 

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. 

Family Story Time

Juanita E. Thornton/Shepherd Park Library

11 a.m.
Bring mom and dad and join us on Saturday mornings for a fun family story time.Children ages birth to 7 years and their caregivers are welcome.For questions, please contact the Shepherd Park children's librarian at 202-541-6025.    

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.

Mo Willems Saturday

Rosedale Library

11 a.m.
Back by popular demand, a Mo Willems-themed day!There will be a special story time with stories about Pigeon as well as Elephant and Piggie.

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. 

Office Software Workshops

Francis A. Gregory Library

11 a.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

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 in the Great Hall. Enjoy swapability at the expense of your opponents and win weekly bragging rights. 

International Tabletop Game Day

Francis A. Gregory Library

12 p.m.
Join us in celebration of International Tabletop Game Day.Board games and puzzles will be provided.

International TableTop Day

Petworth Library

1 p.m.
All ages are invited to play all kinds of games at the Petworth Library for International TableTop Day! We'll have board games, card games, and more for all ages and skill levels. Don't think we'll have your favorite game? Feel free to bring it and teach it to others!  The event will be in the Meeting Room, 1-4 p.m.   

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.

Computer Basics Workshops

Lamond-Riggs Library

1:30 p.m.
Computer Basics WorkshopsThis series is for people who have never before used a computer.  Participants will learn to use the mouse and keyboard, begin to navigate the Internet and even use email.Week 1: Intro to ComputersWeek 2: Intro to TypingWeek 3: Intro to the InternetWeek 4: Intro to Gmail