04/12/2014

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Tween Scene Art Studio

Petworth Library

(All day)
Tweens, join us for Petworth's new Tween Scene Art Studio. We'll have art supplies set up so you can draw, sketch or color.It's your time to let your creativity shine. We might even put your artwork on display throughout the library!Materials provided.Ages 9-12.

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.

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.

Annual Spring Book Sale

Cleveland Park Library

10 a.m.
You're sure to find treasures in the awesome quantity and excellent quality of books available for sale by the Friends of the Cleveland Park Library. 

Construction Junction

Anacostia Library

10 a.m.
Enjoy a weekly play time for young children. Constructive play and early literacy activities.

Eggstravaganza!

Takoma Park Library

10 a.m.
It's time for our annual Eggstravaganza!Join the egg hunt on the front lawn and make a bunny craft. Hear springtime stories and play games.For ages birth-12 and families. 

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.

Excel I Basics

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

10 a.m.
Learn the basic features of the Microsoft Excel spreadsheet environment that are frequently used for calculation and data entry functions in the workplace. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis.Instructor: C. MyersComputer 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:

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.

Preschool Storytime

Georgetown Library

10:30 a.m.
Stories, music, folktales and fun for Preschoolers and Kindergartners. Recommended for ages 3-5.

Eggstravaganza

Georgetown Library

10:30 a.m.
Celebrate spring and Easter with a themed storytime and egg craft.All ages are welcome. 

Chess Challenge in D.C.: Chess Tournament

Dorothy I. Height/Benning Library

10:30 a.m.
Chess Challenge in DC will host an unrated chess tournament for ages K-12. Register early, space is limited.For more information, call 202-281-2598.This program is free and open to the public.Register online or call the Dorothy I. Height Benning Neighborhood Library for further information.

Writing Winning Proposals

Capitol View Library

10:30 a.m.
Do you want to get in the grant writing game? Join Walter C. Lundy, grants management specialist, for a presentation on writing winning proposals.

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 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. 

Jazzmatazz Family Story Time

Juanita E. Thornton/Shepherd Park Library

11 a.m.
In honor of Jazz Appreciation Month, Shepherd Park Library presents a special jazz-themed story time.Children ages birth to 7 years and their caregivers  are welcome.  

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. 

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.

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

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.

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. 

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. 

Learning OnLine (LOL) Lab

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

12:15 p.m.
Enhance your computer software and webpage development skills with self-paced online tutorials that offer video presentations and step-by-step instructions.Instructor: D. GreenComputer Lab, Room 311Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well and basic mouse and keyboarding skills.

Africana Book Club

Anacostia Library

12:30 p.m.
The Africana Book Club will be discussing the novels and non-fiction works about Kenya.Please join us for a lively discussion and light refreshments.

Africana Book Club: Kenya

Lamond-Riggs Library

12:30 p.m.
The Africana Book Club will be visiting Kenya. Individuals will discuss the country's literature and nonfiction works.Please join us and discover this fascinating land.