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Sunday, April 13, 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

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Stock image of bookmarks with colorful tassles April 13th - 19th is 2014 National Library Week 2014 and we here at Woodridge are celebrating by hosting a bookmark design contest for kids (5-12) and teens (13-18).

Design a bookmark that shows what you love about the library! Bookmarks will be judged by staff based on originality, creativity and application of the theme. Come to the library all day Sunday, April 13 to work on your entry using our craft supplies!

(All day)

Poem in Your Pocket LogoSign up to read a poem aloud at Poem in Your Pocket Night, and win a prize!  With a special schedule for children's, teen, and adult poetry, readers of all ages are welcome.  

Sign-ups will be taken from today through the event date on April 24.

Each person who reads aloud to the group will win a prize!  Just sign up for a time slot with your friendly library staff at Palisades Library.  The evening is scheduled as follows:

  • Children's Poetry - 3-4:30 p.m. - readers win a set of glow-in-the-dark stars!
  • Teen Poetry - 4:30-6 p.m.readers win a multicolored ink pen!
  • Adult Poetry - 6-7:30 p.m.readers win a chalkboard-surfaced mug!

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.

1:30 p.m.

If you didn't get to come Saturday, you haven't missed the Friends of the Cleveland Park Library Annual Spring Book Sale. 

There will still be a large selection, great finds, and, as always, great buys available on Sunday.

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.

Winton Marsalis on AP ImagesJoin us for a special performance in celebration of Jazz Appreciation Month, where bassist Herman Burney -- leading his DC Bass Choir -- will pay tribute to "those who came before us & celebrate those who come after us."

Selections will include compositions by Keter Betts, Steve Novasel, Julian Euell, Christian McBride, James Ling, Michael Bowie, Victor Dvoskin, Corcoran Holt, Rashan Carter, Tarus Mateen and others.

For more information, please call 202-698-6373.

2:00 p.m.

Help Capital View Library celebrate National Library Week with the Friends of the Library Book Sale and Membership Drive.

Find some old favorites, discover new wonders, and learn how you can support the library.

Books for sale

2:00 p.m.

Follow the clues to find the prize!

Join us at Capital View for a Library Scavenger Hunt in honor of National Library Week!

scavenger hunt

2:00 p.m.

Child singing into microphoneCome sing with us! It'll be a karaoke extravaganza!

All ages (0-12) welcome. Join us as we sing classic children's songs... and some new favorites too!

MLK Children's Room, Room 200

For more information, please call 202-727-1248.

2:00 p.m.

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

For ages 5-12.

2:30 p.m.

Stress BallFeeling stressed? Maybe you just like to squeeze things!

Come to Palisades and make your very own squishy ball. Squeeze it when you're feeling stressed or when you're feeling bored!

Recommended age is 7 years and older.

3:00 p.m.

chair stretchRelax, relate and release as you tone and stretch while practicing yoga using chairs.

This program is especially tailored to adults aged 50+ and persons with limited mobility who have doctor consent. All participants are required to sign a liability waiver on their first day of attendance.

Mark your calendars... we will meet thereafter every second and fourth Sunday! Please call 202-243-1187 or stop by to register.

Petworth Neighborhood Library is accessible to wheelchairs and Metro (3 blocks north of Petworth station via Green Line).

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.

Naruto And SasukeAre you ready for Anime Sunday?

Get caught up with your favorite anime! Watch the shows, read the manga and play the games!

Show off your knowledge with trivia or demonstrate your drawing skills.

Or feel free to drop in for one of our special movie showings and visit our manga collections.

Image Source: PkLucario Dice

3:30 p.m.

Girl JumpingAll we need is a beat!!

Zumba Kids is the perfect combination of fun and fitness. Join us as we dance to great music with easy to follow kid-friendly moves.

Ages 4-13.