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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. 

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.

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. We will not meet 5/24/16.

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.

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. 

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.
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.

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!  

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. We will not meet 5/24/16.   

PC Computer Basics - Staying Connected

Woodridge Library

10:30 a.m.
Ever wonder how to create and use an email account, keep track of important dates and events, manage your online contact list of friends and family members, share and edit projects and documents together, search the web and more?Join us at the Woodridge Interim Neighborhood Library in April and find out how to stay connected.

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.
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.

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.

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.

Health Literacy

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

1 p.m.
Learn to find and assess quality online health information (2.5 hours). Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis.Instructors: A. Muhammad, PIA International, Inc.Computer Lab, Room 311Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well, and the skills acquired in PC Basics, Word I Basics and Web I Basics.You will learn to:

Money Smart Strategies

Lamond-Riggs Library

1 p.m.
There are strategies you can learn to keep yourself financially stable in this economy and to improve your finances.Participate in a workshop taught by AARP Associate State Director for Community Outreach, Jacqueline Jordan, and learn how to:Eliminate debtManage debtImprove creditSave moneyBasic investing

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

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

Finding the Visible in the Invisible

Northwest One Library

2 p.m.
A workshop for homeless men.Rediscover creativity and self expression through five senses poetry.

Computer Basics Workshops

Francis A. Gregory Library

2:30 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

Earth Day Movie

Palisades Library

3:15 p.m.
What if mankind had to leave Earth and somebody forgot to turn the last robot off?The year is 2700 and a friendly robot, with his pet cockroach, still spends his days on an empty planet doing what he is created to do -- until a sleek robot arrives and disrupts his plans.Run time: 98 minutes

Movie Tuesday

Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) Library

3:30 p.m.
Come watch an animated, anime, or live action film!Appropriate for families and ages 5 and older.

Earth Day Movie

West End Library

3:30 p.m.
In celebration of Earth Day, watch the movie based on a Dr. Seuss favorite.

Movie Tuesday

Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) Library

3:30 p.m.
Join us for anime, animated, live action or short films at a new earlier time. See you at the library! Ages 12 and younger.

Earth Day Crafts

Mt. Pleasant Library

4 p.m.
Celebrate Earth Day by making something new out of recycled materials in the Children's Room!

Japan-In-A-Suitcase

Georgetown Library

4 p.m.
Japan-In-A-Suitcase is a cultural presentation given by National Association of Japan-America Societies.  They will give an interactive presentation on Japanese culture, history, and dress.  This program is appropriate for ages 6-12.

Kids' Club

Southeast Library

4 p.m.
Join us on Tuesday afternoons for take-home crafts, games and other activities!April 1April Fools' Disguises and PhotoboothCreate your own mysterious disguise and pose with your friends for photos.April 8Instant Recess