04/06/2014

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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. 

Prom Come True

Rosedale Library

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

Super Sunday Fun-Day

Chevy Chase Library

1 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. 

Family M.E.S.S.

William O. Lockridge/Bellevue Library

1 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.

Tax Assistance

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

1 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.

Early Readers' Club!

Capitol View Library

1 p.m.
Join 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.

Staying Connected Workshops

Dorothy I. Height/Benning Library

1 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 TwitterWeek 2: DC OnlineWeek 3: Intro to Google ToolsWeek 4: Intro to Online LearningFor 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.

Gandhi & Civil Disobedience: Film and Discussion

West End Library

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

Petworth Pacers

Petworth Library

1:30 p.m.
Part of our Mature & Motivated program

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.

Classics Revisited: 'How Proust Can Change Your Life' by Alain De Botton

Chevy Chase Library

2 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.

Author Talk with Nick Mann

Georgetown Library

2 p.m.
Join 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 Washi

Zinio: Free Magazines Online

Francis A. Gregory Library

2 p.m.
Read digital issues of your favorite magazines with Zinio, the ultimate one-stop shop for magazine lovers, completely FREE with your

Sunday Movies at Deanwood

Deanwood Library

2 p.m.
Come spend a Sunday afternoon at the library and watch family movies.For ages 5-12.

Family Funday Sunday Art Workshop

Mt. Pleasant Library

2 p.m.
It'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. 

I Made It Myself

Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library

2 p.m.
All ages arts and crafts.

Sunday Knit and Crochet Club

West End Library

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

Crafts & Coloring

Francis A. Gregory Library

2 p.m.
Sunday afternoons are for crafts and coloring at Francis Gregory library. Come in and make something to take home - craft, sketch, color, draw or paint!

Sunday Art Time: Bike Safety

Dorothy I. Height/Benning Library

2 p.m.
This 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.

How Does Your Garden Grow?

Palisades Library

2:30 p.m.
Ever wonder how to start a garden?  It all begins with a single seed!

Reading Divas

Capitol View Library

2:30 p.m.
For girls ages 9 through 12 or grades 4 through 6.Come read and discuss great books with the Reading Divas Girls Book Club.

Early Reader's Club

Capitol View Library

3 p.m.
Join 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. 

Board Game Afternoon

Northwest One Library

3 p.m.
Join us at every Sunday afternoon to play fun board games against your friends or learn chess!For kids 10 and older.
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Family Chinese Conversation Corner

Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library

3 p.m.
Are 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. 地点:我们的儿童读物区.