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Sunday, April 6, 2014

(All day)

ChessAre 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. 

Email troy.bent@dc.gov for more information or call 202-727-0321.

(All day)

Like writing haikus?
Submit one for our contest
Maybe you will win!

See the blog post for details.

(All day)

Prom dressresHelp someone’s wish to go to prom come true!

Rosedale and Bellevue Neighborhood Library will be collecting gently-used prom dresses and prom accessories for financially challenged DC are teens until April 19. We aim to accumulate 100 donated items for our Prom Come True event to be held at the Rosedale Recreation Center on April 26. During this exciting event teens will come shop, win prizes and learn Do-It-Yourself grooming tips any prom queen or king can use!

With the stress of final grade point averages, acceptance letters and graduation fees, the pressures and costs of the prom could prove to be financially challenging for some families. DC Public Library is happy to announce that we are there for our youth community!

From now until Saturday, April 19, please donate:

  • Gently-used prom/formal wear (all sizes are welcome)
  • Prom shoes (for females and males)
  • Other formal wear accessories (for females and males)
  • In-kind prizes/certificates/services

For more information about contributing the above-listed goods/services, please contact:
Jasmin Jackson, Rosedale Neighborhood Library

Monisa Waters, William O. Lockridge/Bellevue Neighborhood Library

1:00 p.m.

Come play with us! We will provide classic board and card games, as well as Duplo blocks!

All day Sunday (1-5 p.m.) in the Children’s Room.

1:00 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.

1:00 p.m.

This series introduces technologies that keep us connected to family, friends, the news, the D.C. community and the educational resources available online.
Week 1: Intro to Facebook and Twitter
Week 2: DC Online
Week 3: Intro to Google Tools
Week 4: Intro to Online Learning

For all workshops, students can sign up by either registering ahead of time with Byte Back (202-529-3395) or by showing up at the workshop the day it is scheduled. Registration is first come, first served.

Students who register ahead of time will have a saved spot in the workshop that expires at the start of the class. If a registered student is not in their seat at the start of the class, they may lose their spot to a walk-in student.  

IMLS logoByteBack logoCurriculum and training provided by ByteBack.

Technology for this program made possible through a grant from the Institute for Museum and Library Services.

1:00 p.m.

bookmanJoin us for a book-tastic  time filled with fun!

A book club just for kids promoting literacy and love for reading in children!

An open program for children ages 3-8.

1:00 p.m.

Family Math, Engineering and Science Sundays is a bi-weekly program that encourages children 3-12 to learn more about the world around them through experiments, building and other activities.

Parental/caregiver participation is suggested.

1:00 p.m.

Come and watch the film and stay for a discussion on civil disobedience.

1:30 p.m.
People walking image

Part of our Mature & Motivated program for our patrons who are 50+, Petworth Pacers is a walking fitness program to help you add a little more pep to your step! Look and feel great and make new friends as we explore the neighborhood, share best practices and use library resources to further our knowledge on health and well-being.

Wear comfortable, movement-oriented clothing.  

This program meets in the Second-Floor Program Room and then we'll be going out into the neighborhood for our walk.

Please call 202-243-1187 or stop by to register. 


2:00 p.m.

All ages arts and crafts.

2:00 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.

2:00 p.m.

Crafts at the librarySunday afternoons are for crafts and coloring at Francis Gregory library. Come in and make something to take home - craft, sketch, color, draw or paint!

Children ages 12 and younger and their caregivers are welcome, and all craft supplies will be provided. 

This program is intended for children ages 4-12 and their families. 

2:00 p.m.

Zinio Read digital issues of your favorite magazines with Zinio, the ultimate one-stop shop for magazine lovers, completely FREE with your DC Public Library card. Access 175 titles and counting of your favorite print magazines, available online to view in your browser or to download to your device. And with Zinio apps for Apple, Android, Kindle Fire, Blackberry, Nook and Windows products, you can take your digital issue on the run!

With titles available in English and Spanish, you won't find DC Public Library's Zinio collection wanting. With a Zinio account, you won't have to worry about stacks of print magazines around your home, because it saves your digital check-outs, and with new issues being available each month as well as back issues on some titles, you won't have to sacrifice your lust for reading due to lack of physical space. Zinio for Libraries

All you need to begin is your library card number, simply register for a Zinio account, and browse DC Public Library's Zinio collection to get started. Visit DC Public Library's homepage or read our Librarian-created LibGuide on getting started with Zinio. Step-by-step instructions for accessing and using Zinio are available here or if you desire visual instruction, stop by the Francis A. Gregory Library for hands-on help.

2:00 p.m.

Nick MannJoin us as locally-based author Nick Mann reads from his 2013 novel Forgetful and discusses the writing and publishing processes, as well as the pleasures and challenges of setting a story in Washington, D.C.

Copies of Forgetful will be available for purchase and signing. 

2:00 p.m.

Come join us in a Knit and Crochet Club, where you can practice and learn this fun hobby! 


2:00 p.m.

Chevy Chase Library's "Classics Revisited" discussion series will continue in April with How Proust Can Change Your Life By Alain De Botton.

Copies of the book at available on a display near the reference desk.

The group will meet in the small meeting room.

2:00 p.m.

Come spend a Sunday afternoon at the library and watch family movies.

For ages 5-12.

2:00 p.m.

bikesThis week's Sunday Art Time theme will be Bike Safety! We will discuss bikes and bike safety, and review bike safety hand signals. There will also be a bike-related craft!

Children who bring in their own bike helmets can decorate them using our craft supplies.

This event is open to children from ages 6-12, and parents are also welcome.

2:00 p.m.

Kids paintingIt's time for the Mt. Pleasant Youth Arts Fair!

Every year, Mt. Pleasant hosts a public art exhibition of work by local students, so everyone in the community can see what talented kids we have in your midst. The theme for this year's Art Fair is "New in Mt. Pleasant." Kids ages 4-18 are invited to create one work of art the reflects the theme in anyway. 

During Family Funday Sunday this week, we will a have an open art workshop for kids to get creative and make some art! If you choose, you can submit your artwork to the Art Fair. Artwork can be submitted during the workshop or by bringing it to the library on April 11-13.

If selected, your artwork will be on display for everyone in the community to see! Student's work will be featured at the Mt. Pleasant Library and other local businesses May 5-31.

2:30 p.m.

DivasbcFor girls ages 9 through 12 or grades 4 through 6.

Come read and discuss great books with the Reading Divas Girls Book Club.

2:30 p.m.

Image of seedlingsEver wonder how to start a garden?  It all begins with a single seed!

Join us at the library for stories and poems about gardens.  Stick around to plant your very own seed to take home!  All ages welcome from 2:30-4pm.

Looking for some great books about gardening?  Here are some of our favorites:

Image of "Weslandia" book cover Image of book cover for "How to grow practically everything" Image of "Muncha, Muncha, Muncha" book cover Link to "Grow it, Cook it" in the library catalog

3:00 p.m.

Join us at every Sunday afternoon to play fun board games against your friends or learn chess!

For kids 10 and older.

3:00 p.m.

Nihao pengyouAre you learning Chinese in school or speak it with family at home? Practice your Chinese, meet other Chinese speaking families, and make new friends at our Chinese Conversation Corner for children and their families. Participants should know some Chinese already and are encouraged to use Chinese exclusively during conversations.

We will meet in the Children's Area. 

你在学校学汉语或者在家与家人说汉语吗? 请到我们的孩子和家庭汉语角, 练习汉语或认识其他的汉语家庭.

3:00 p.m.

Cat and mouse readingJoin us for a book-tastic time filled with fun!

A book club just for kids promoting literacy and love for reading in children! We will read books and talk about them, make crafts, and have snacks.

An open program for children ages 3-8.