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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!

Job Seekers Drop-In Clinic

Southeast Library

10 a.m.
Looking for a job? Staff are available to assist with a variety of job search activities including:Resume reviewCreation of an email addressOnline applicationsOnline job searches

Baby and Toddler Lap Time

Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library

10 a.m.
Early literacy program for ages birth to 2 years.This is a ticketed, first-come, first-served program.

Spanish Story Time / Hora del Cuento

Mt. Pleasant Library

10 a.m.
Cuentos, Canciones, Bailes, y más para niños de 0-5 años y sus adultos.Por motivos de seguridad, existe un límite de 75 participantes para cada hora del cuento.

Puzzle and Game Day

Capitol View Library

10 a.m.
Drop in and play some puzzles and games! 

Tales for Twos and Threes

Deanwood Library

10 a.m.
We'll have some fun with tales for two- and three-year-olds!Featuring:storiescraftsaction rhymesand more!

Baby Lap Time

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

10 a.m.
An early literacy lap-sit program that combines sharing stories, songs, rhythm activities and baby bounces. A short socialization playtime follows the books and music program.For ages birth to 12 months.

Children's Movies

Deanwood Library

10:30 a.m.
After Friday story time, join us for weekly Scholastic Storybook Treasures for ages 3-7.

Preschool Story Time

Tenley-Friendship Library

10:30 a.m.
Join us for stories, songs, and rhymes for children ages of 3 to 5 years old.

Family Story Time (All Ages)

Palisades Library

10:30 a.m.
Story time fun for the whole family! Come in and enjoy family-friendly stories, songs, movement and rhymes. Click here to learn about what to expect at Story Time.

Baby and Toddler Lap Time

Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library

10:30 a.m.
Early literacy program for ages birth to 2 years.This is a ticketed, first-come, first-served program.

Step Into Art, Music and Literature Online Resources

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

10:30 a.m.
"I'll turn my shimmering gaze towards the Library,my love for it spreading to the crowdswhich will begin to sway softly and singto themselves of better days that have passedand been forgotten."-Excerpt from Love Poem for the Forty-Second Street Library by David Ignatow

Baby-Toddler Story Time

Francis A. Gregory Library

10:30 a.m.
An early literacy lap-sit program that combines sharing stories, songs, rhythm activities and baby bounces.A short socialization playtime follows the books and music program.For ages birth to 24 months.

Preschool Story Time

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

11 a.m.
This story time helps children with early language and literacy skills through reading stories, singing songs, learning new rhymes and honing visual literacy skills with the librarian.

Preschool Story Time

Southeast Library

11 a.m.
Story time for ages 2-5 years.Tickets are required for entry.

Baby and Toddler Lap Time

Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library

11 a.m.
Early literacy program for ages birth to 2 years.This is a ticketed, first-come, first-served program.

Wonderful Ones & Twos

Tenley-Friendship Library

11:30 a.m.
Join us for a fun, interactive story time that encourages early language and literacy skills through stories, songs and rhymes. Wonderful Ones is a caregiver and child program for children that are walking up to and including age two.You must register each week for this program. 

Do You Want To Shoot A Movie?

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

12 p.m.
Do you want to shoot a movie?Here's your chance!Join us at the MLK Library Teen Space during Spring Break for our Video Production Workshop.Learn how to:Write a scriptShoot a movie, andEdit your filmThe last day of the class will be a screening of the finished movies, and you can invite your friends to come and see your finished product.

Under the Sea with Andrew Wilson

Cleveland Park Library

1:30 p.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.  Ages 7-13 

Spring Break Fun: Part Two

Southwest Library

2 p.m.
Join us in the children's room for some fun activities during Spring Break!On Thursday and Friday, we will explore fun ways to learn computer programming concepts by creating computer programs of our own and participate in group activities.Appropriate for ages 8 to 12. 

Friday Matinee Movie!

West End Library

2 p.m.
Weekly movies are back! Come join us on Fridays to watch movies on the BIG screen!

Spring Break Movies at Deanwood

Deanwood Library

2 p.m.
 During your spring break, come view new children's movie releases at Deanwood. For ages 5-12.

Teen Time

Takoma Park Library

3:30 p.m.
Come hang out with other teens and do fun activities like crafts, scavenger hunts, karaoke and more!Something different every week.Recommended for tweens and teens ages 11-15.

Drawing Club

Francis A. Gregory Library

4 p.m.
Join us after school on Fridays where we will use books from our collection to sketch, copy, draw and create our own artwork, manga and comics.Recommended for children 8 to 12. 

STEAM Team

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

4 p.m.
Are you interested in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and/or Mathematics? Join us to design, construct, discover, create, and so much more! Ages 6-12.Please call 202-727-1278 if you have any questions.

Easter Craft Time

Cleveland Park Library

4 p.m.
Kids of all ages can spend the afternoon making special Easter-related crafts.

Friday Films

Mt. Pleasant Library

4 p.m.
Family Film and Story!Fridays at 4 p.m.Recommended for all ages.