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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. 

Prom Come True

Rosedale Library

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

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.

Wonderful Ones

Cleveland Park Library

10 a.m.
Books, music and rhymes for 1-year-olds.

Computer Basics

Takoma Park Library

10 a.m.
New to the computer? Learn all the basics of operating a computer and using the Internet, with an emphasis on employment readiness. This drop-in class is perfect for job seekers and seniors, or anyone that wants to brush up their computer skills! You can also bring questions of your own. First Monday of every month: Microsoft Word basicsSecond Monday of every month: Email and Internet basicsThird Monday of every month: Excel and PowerPoint

Morning Glory Stories (Babies, Toddlers & Pre-K3)

Rosedale Library

10 a.m.
Rise, shine and join us for morning glory stories!

Baby & Toddler Story Time

Northeast Library

10 a.m.
An early literacy program that combines doing fingerplays; sharing stories, songs, dances, rhythm activities and baby bounces.  For ages birth to 3. Please call 202-698-0183 with any questions. Story time takes place on the Lower Level.

Microsoft Excel 2010

Anacostia Library

10 a.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 & 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.  

Tax Assistance

Capitol View 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.

Story Time Adventures

Dorothy I. Height/Benning Library

10:15 a.m.
Come explore the world and new ideas through reading stories, movies, arts and/or crafts.All programs are free and open to the public for children ages 2-5 with an adult(s).

Knit Wits is Back!

Parklands-Turner Library

10:15 a.m.
Knitting and crocheting class/club every Monday at 2:30pm

Family Story Time

Capitol View Library

10:30 a.m.
Story time for all ages with stories, songs, crafts and more.For ages birth through 5 years with caregiver.

Preschool Story Time (Ages 1-5)

Palisades Library

10:30 a.m.
Join us for stories, songs, and rhymes selected especially for ages 1-5, when children are first beginning to learn the framework for reading.Click here to learn about what to expect at Story Time.

Monday Movies

Takoma Park Library

10:30 a.m.
Fun films for the little ones, ages 3-5. Second showing at 11:30.If bringing a group, please call 202-576-7252 ahead of time to reserve a spot.

Preschool Storytime

William O. Lockridge/Bellevue Library

10:30 a.m.
Join us for our weekly preschool storytime!Appropriate for ages 0 to 30 months. 

Toddler Story Time

Woodridge Library

10:30 a.m.
Story time recommended for children between the ages of 0 - 3.We read stories from the library's collection, sing songs, and engage in play to encourage early literacy.Please call the library if you plan on bringing a large group.

Around The World Storytime

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

11 a.m.
Come and read, sing and dance with stories and songs from around the world. This story time will be partially in English and also feature songs and stories in a variety of foreign languages.Please call 202-727-1248 for more details.Ages 0-5.

Job Seekers

Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library

11 a.m.
Need help with your job search?Stop by for personalized help with:Creating an email accountPreparing a resumeFilling out online job applicationsMondays until 12 p.m.

Preschool Story Time

West End Library

11 a.m.
Story time for children age 3-5.

Pre-School Story Time

West End Library

11 a.m.
Story time for children age 3 to 5 years old.

Wonderful Ones

Cleveland Park Library

11 a.m.
Stories, music and songs for 1-year-old children.

Baby/Toddler Lap Time

Anacostia Library

11 a.m.
Stories, songs, rhymes, bounces and tickles every Monday for children ages 0-2 and their caregivers.

Baby & Toddler Story Time

Northeast Library

11 a.m.
An early literacy program that combines doing fingerplays; sharing stories, songs, dances, rhythm activities and baby bounces. A short socialization playtime follows the books and music program.For ages birth to 3.Please call 202-698-0183 with questions. Story time takes place on the Lower Level.

Microsoft Excel 2010

Anacostia Library

12:30 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.  

Tax Assistance

Petworth 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.

Career Advancement Workshops

Lamond-Riggs Library

1:30 p.m.
Career Advancement Workshops These days, using the computer is essential to look for and apply to jobs.  Learn to use technology to search and apply for jobs and to use the DC Networks system. Week 1: Online Job SearchingWeek 2: Online Job ApplicationsWeek 3: DC NetworksWeek 4: Online Job Searching

Web I Basics

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

1:30 p.m.
Learn the basic terminology and navigational skills associated with surfing and searching the Internet via the World Wide Web. These skills can help you complete online job applications. 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 and Word I Basics.You will learn to:

Marvelous Movie Mondays

Chevy Chase Library

2 p.m.
Mondays at 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., we have free film showings! The same film is shown at both times.Films are often of a mature and serious nature, and are intended for adults. After each film, you are invited to stay for an optional discussion of the film.All films are shown with subtitles or captions.See you there!

Tech Monday

Northwest One Library

3 p.m.
Tech Monday is a computer class offered at Northwest One library. Come and learn basic computer skills!