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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. 

National Garlic Day Celebration

West End Library

(All day)
Enjoy the wonders of the garlic bulb.There will be garlic-themed activities all day long, many are drop in.

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.

Word I Basics

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

10 a.m.
Learn basic word-processing features that can help you to create letters, résumés, faxes and other documents that are used to apply for jobs. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis.Instructor: D. GreenComputer Lab, Room 311Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well and the skills acquired in the PC Basics class.You will learn to:

Construction Junction

Anacostia Library

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

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.

Family Story Time

Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library

10:30 a.m.
Join us for an all-ages story time. 

Family Storytime

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

Cleveland Park Library

10:30 a.m.
Storytime fun for the whole family.

Preschool Storytime

Georgetown Library

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

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

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. 

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. 

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. 

Family Story Time

Juanita E. Thornton/Shepherd Park Library

11 a.m.
Bring mom and dad and join us on Saturday mornings for a fun family story time.Children ages birth to 7 years and their caregivers are welcome.For questions, please contact the Shepherd Park children's librarian at 202-541-6025.    

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.

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. 

Imaginative Play

Francis A. Gregory Library

12 p.m.
Use your imagination to dress-up, build with blocks, perform with puppets and do puzzles in a weekend play session. Ages 0-12 and families.

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.

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.

Easter Read-A-Loud and Easter Egg Hunt

Capitol View Library

1:30 p.m.
"Hippity Hoppity Easter is on its way..."Capitol View Library will host an Easter Story Time and Easter Egg Hunt. We will share great stories, make baskets, hunt for Easter eggs and watch movies.Children ages 4-8 are welcome.We hope to see you here!

Computer Basics Workshops

Lamond-Riggs Library

1:30 p.m.
Computer Basics WorkshopsThis series is for people who have never before used a computer.  Participants will learn to use the mouse and keyboard, begin to navigate the Internet and even use email.Week 1: Intro to ComputersWeek 2: Intro to TypingWeek 3: Intro to the InternetWeek 4: Intro to Gmail

National Library Week 'Poetry at 1:30 p.m.' Event

Woodridge Library

1:30 p.m.
Are you a poet or someone who just likes to read poetry or see poets perform their works?Then come join the staff and friends of the Woodridge Interim Library at our "Poetry at 1:30" event. You will have chance to share your works, hear from other poets on TED Talks and have your say at our open mic poetry day program.

Family Story Time

Dorothy I. Height/Benning Library

2 p.m.
We will read some books, sing some songs, and perform some finger plays!Family Story time is for children ages 2-5 with their adults (but older and younger children are also welcome).The program will last approximately 20-30 minutes and will take place in the Children's Story Circle.

A Tribute to Essex Hemphill

Mt. Pleasant Library

2 p.m.
A poet and performer known for his political edge, Essex Hemphill openly addressed race, identity, sexuality, HIV/AIDS, and the family in his work, voicing issues central to the African American gay community.Join local poets Regie Cabico, Philip Clark, and Michelle Parkerson in this tribute to the life and work of Essex Hemphill. 

National Poetry Month: Tribute to Essex Hemphill

Mt. Pleasant Library

2 p.m.
Poet, editor, and activist Essex Hemphill was born April 16, 1957 in Chicago, Ill. He was raised right here in Southeast Washington, D.C., and began to write poems at the age of 14.