04/15/2014

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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. 

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.

Baby and Toddler Lap Time

Takoma Park Library

10 a.m.
A story time experience for our youngest library users and their caregivers. These 20-30 minutes story times introduce books, songs, rhymes, tickles and bounces developmentally appropriate for children ages birth to when they start walking.  Baby Lap Time is a wonderful way to introduce your child to the joys of reading in a positive and fun atmosphere. This story time is designed so the baby will be in their caregiver’s lap and the grownup is actively involved in the program. It is recommended that each child have their own adult with them. 

Preschool Story Time

Southeast Library

10 a.m.
Story time for ages 2-5 years. Free tickets are required for entry and can be obtained 10 minutes before the start of the program in the upstairs reading room. Have a group? Please call ahead of time to make special arrangements.

Toddler Story Time

Chevy Chase Library

10 a.m.
Stories, songs and so much more. For children ages 2-4 and their caregivers.Space is limited to 60 people.

Preschool Story Time

Parklands-Turner Library

10 a.m.
Every Tuesday come and enjoy stories, songs, rhymes,finger plays, movement and more for children ages 0-5.

Staying Connected Workshops

Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library

10 a.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.

Story Break

Tenley-Friendship Library

10 a.m.
Slow your busy morning down with a short story time: a couple books, a couple songs. A nice break!  
Baby and Toddler Story Time

Baby and Toddler Story Time

Mt. Pleasant Library

10 a.m.
These 20-30 minute story times are full of books, songs, rhymes and fingerplays for children birth to two years old. Our Baby and Toddler Story Time is a great way to introduce your child to language skills in a positive and fun environment. With slightly more activity and movement than our lap times, children and their grownups are encouraged engage with the books and songs and to actively participate in the program.

Science Day

Capitol View Library

10 a.m.
Do you like science? Join us for hands-on science activities, science read-a-louds and short movie clips.Come ready to have fun and learn something new.Children ages 6-12  are welcome.

Rhythm and Rhyme

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

10 a.m.
An interactive musical experience, incorporating the use of musical instruments.   For ages birth to five. This is a ticketed, first-come, first-served program. For groups of 8 or larger, please call 202-727-0971 to schedule a special group story time.  

April 2014 Computer Classes at Southwest Library

Southwest Library

10 a.m.
You are cordially welcome to attend the Southwest Library drop-in computer classes on Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to noon. April classes include:April 1: PC BasicsApril 8: Introduction to the InternetApril 15: DC Public Library websiteApril 22: Email Basics

Easter Stories, Movie and Egg Hunt

Benning (Dorothy I. Height) Library

10:15 a.m.
Easter themed stories, music, movie and egg hunt.For ages 2-5.Must RSVP by Friday, April 11.  This is a free program and open to the public.

Rhythm and Rhyme

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

10:30 a.m.
An interactive musical experience, incorporating the use of musical instruments.   For ages birth to 5. This is a ticketed, first-come, first-served program. For groups of 8 or larger, please call 202-727-0971 to schedule a special group story time.  

Preschool Story Time

Francis A. Gregory Library

10:30 a.m.
This movement-based story time includes reading stories, singing familiar songs as well as learning new rhymes and songs with the librarian.For ages 3-5.

Preschool Story Time

Capitol View Library

10:30 a.m.
Enjoy stories, visuals, music, arts, movement and much more with the children's librarian!An open program for children and caregivers.For ages 3-5.

Preschool Story Time

Takoma Park Library

10:45 a.m.
Share the fun of reading with your children ages 3-5 years. Children and their caregivers, will explore stories and activities to encourage children to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning. These 30-40 minute programs are designed to promote language and listening skills, expand children’s imaginations and arouse their curiosity about the world around them.

Under the Sea - Andrew Wilson

Anacostia Library

11 a.m.
Learn about aquatic life as a professional marine biologist presents live sea animals! The presentation will highlight the different animals and go over the importance of conservation for the health of all sea creatures. Children will leave knowing the importance of conservation and gain suggested actions they can take to help preserve the marine environment.  

Toddler Story Time

Chevy Chase Library

11 a.m.
Stories, songs and so much more. For children ages 2-4 and their caregivers.Space limited to 60 people.

Preschool Story Time

Southeast Library

11 a.m.
Story time for ages 2-5 years old. Free tickets are required for entry, and can be obtained 10 minutes before the start of the program in the upstairs reading room. Have a group? Please call ahead of time to make special arrangements.
Baby and Toddler Story Time

Baby and Toddler Story Time

Mt. Pleasant Library

11 a.m.
These 20-30 minute story times are full of books, songs, rhymes and fingerplays for children birth to two years old. Our Baby and Toddler Story Time is a great way to introduce your child to language skills in a positive and fun environment. With slightly more activity and movement than our lap times, children and their grownups are encouraged engage with the books and songs and to actively participate in the program.

Tax Assistance

Anacostia Library

12 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 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Take an Om Break - Lunch Hour Yoga

Georgetown Library

12:30 p.m.
Feed Yourself something different on Tuesdays. Join us for ongoing lunch hour yoga at the Georgetown Neighborhood Library.Lunch Hour Yoga will take place on Tuesdays beginning April 8. Our wonderful teachers come from different disciplines but are hoping to bring some health to your mind and body during a busy work week.Please bring your own mat.

West End Book Club

West End Library

12:30 p.m.
Discussion of Marilynne Robinson's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel Gilead (2004).

Spring Break Crafternoon

Mt. Pleasant Library

1 p.m.
Bubbling over with creativity during your break from school? Come over for an open craft lab from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Children's Room.We’ll have the supplies, you bring your imagination!

Global Lens Film Series: 'About 111 Girls'

Palisades Library

1:30 p.m.
About 111 GirlsDirected by Nahid Ghobadi and Bijan ZamanpiraIraq, 2012, Farsi/Persian and Kurdish, with subtitles in English 

Baby Lap Time

Cleveland Park Library

1:30 p.m.
A time of stories, songs, and rhymes designed to foster early literacy in infants.For children ages 0-12 months.Space is limited, please call 202-282-3073 to register.

Computer Basics Class

Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) Library

1:30 p.m.
For those who need to come into the world of computers, this is the class for you. Overcome your fears and gain the skills that can get you ready for the workplace. Seats are filled on a first-come, space-available basis.Instructor: O. FontemVenue: Bellevue Library's Main Meeting Room

Jobseekers Drop-in Clinic

Petworth Library

1:30 p.m.
Drop in for one-on-one support with basic online job search activities:Create an email accountStart, revise, save, and upload a resumeSave a