04/23/2014

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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. 

Read a Poem & Win a Prize!

Palisades Library

(All day)
Sign up to read a poem aloud at Poem in Your Pocket Night, and win a prize!

Toddler Story Time

Chevy Chase Library

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

Preschool Story Time

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

10 a.m.
Story time for ages 3-5 featuring picture books, storytelling and movement.This is also the open call for class and daycare groups.If your daycare cannot make this story time, please call 202-727-0971 to schedule a different time.  

Tales for Twos and Threes

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

10 a.m.
Children will hear short stories, sing, do fingerplays, and dance and move to popular songs. 

Preschool Story Time

Rosedale Library

10 a.m.
Stories, fingerplays, action rhymes, and singing and music for preschoolers! A story time geared towards children ages 3-5.

Microsoft Excel 2010

Anacostia Library

10 a.m.
Students learn Microsoft Excel 2010, as well as job readiness skills. This two-hour class meets twice a week for four weeks.  PLEASE NOTE: There will be a break around the Emancipation Day holiday.Prerequisite: PC for Beginners 1 & 2 or successful completion of placement test. Pre-registration is required.To register for classes, please call Byte Back at (202) 529-3395 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.  

PC for Beginners 2

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

10 a.m.
This course takes up where PC for Beginners 1 leaves off. Objectives include solidifying typing, email and Internet skills as well as learning how to create and manage files and folders, edit text, attach files to email messages and understand memory and storage basics. This class meets twice a week for five weeks. Prerequisite: Passing, completing or testing out of PC for Beginners 1. Pre-registration is required.To register for classes, please call Byte Back at 202-529-3395 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.  
Pre-School Story Time

Pre-School Story Time

Mt. Pleasant Library

10 a.m.
Stories, songs, and rhymes for ages 2-5, with their caregivers. For safety's sake, there is a limit of 75 participants for each story time. Remember -- there is a story time at 10 a.m. and another repeated at 11 a.m. To schedule a class visit, please call 202-671-3125.

PC for Beginners 2

Tenley-Friendship Library

10 a.m.
This two-hour course takes up where PC for Beginners 1 leaves off. Objectives include solidifying typing, email and Internet skills as well as learning how to create and manage files and folders, edit text, attach files to email messages and understand memory and storage basics. This class meets twice a week for five weeks. Prerequisite: Passing, completing or testing out of PC for Beginners 1. Pre-registration is required.To register for classes, please call Byte Back at 202-529-3395 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.  

Preschool Story Time

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

10 a.m.
Story Time for ages 3-5. Class groups welcome.  To ensure that children can participate fully in this program, we ask that children who attend this program be at least over 2 years of age. 

Baby/Toddler Lap Time

Southeast Library

10 a.m.
Baby/toddler lap times are story times geared for babies ages birth to 24 months and their caregivers. 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.

Terrific Twos

Cleveland Park Library

10 a.m.
Books, music and rhymes for 2-year-olds.

Job Seekers Drop-In Clinic

Mt. Pleasant Library

10 a.m.
Need help formatting your resume or making your cover letter pop? Come to the Lower Level Information Desk and get one-on-one support from staff 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. for basic job searching activities:

Story Time Adventures

Benning (Dorothy I. Height) Library

10:15 a.m.
Come explore the world and new ideas through reading stories, movies, arts and crafts.Story time is held in the Children's Area Story Room.  All programs are free and open to the public.

Story Time Adventures

Benning (Dorothy I. Height) Library

10:15 a.m.
Come explore the world and new ideas through reading stories, movies, arts and/or crafts.All programs are free and open to the public for children ages 2-5 with an adult(s).

Preschool Story Time

Petworth Library

10:30 a.m.
Please join us for stories, songs, movement, and rhymes.This program is for children age 3-5 and their caregivers.Groups, please call 202-243-1188 to schedule a 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.

Baby Time

Georgetown Library

10:30 a.m.
Stories, songs and fun for young ones.Please note that 10:30 a.m. Baby Time will be ticketed to a maximum of 60 people. Tickets are available for free at the Children's Desk, starting at 9:30 a.m.The second Baby Time at 11:00 a.m. will be the same program but will be open admission.

DinoRock Presents Dinosaur Babies

Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) Library

10:30 a.m.
This show explores characteristics that human babies and dinosaur babies share, using award winning music and dynamic puppetry. These scientific findings are presented to the children through original songs and interaction with characters.Ages 5-11 DC Public Library and Class Acts Arts are partners for this project.

Preschool Story Time

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

10:30 a.m.
Story Time for ages 3-5.  Class groups welcome.  To ensure that children can participate fully in this program, we ask that children who attend this program be at least over 2 years of age.

Preschool Story Time

Anacostia Library

10:30 a.m.
Stories, songs and rhymes for ages 3-5. If you are interested in scheduling a class visit for a separate story time, please call the library at 202-698-1959.

Preschool Storytime

Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) Library

10:30 a.m.
Join us for our weekly preschool storytime!Appropriate for ages 3-5.

Jellybean Stories

Deanwood Library

10:30 a.m.
Who doesn't love stories or jellybeans? When combining the two, the result will be delicious. Enjoy sweet stories and create a delectable craft.For ages 3-6.

Preschool Story Time

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

10:30 a.m.
Story time for ages 3-5 featuring picture books, storytelling, and movement.This is also the open call for class and daycare groups. If your daycare cannot make this story time, please call 202-717-0971 to schedule a different time.  

Preschool Story Time

Anacostia Library

10:30 a.m.
Stories, songs and rhymes for ages 3-5.If you are interested in scheduling a class visit for a separate story time, please call the library at 202-698-1959.

Preschool Story Time

Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) Library

10:30 a.m.
Each weekly program will include songs, fingerplays, action rhymes and picture books. Occasionally, we also hope to have instruments, flannel board stories and puppets.  Groups are welcome. Ages 3-5.

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

Lamond-Riggs Library

10:30 a.m.
Foster the love of reading and life long learning through the library's weekly Wednesday story times.This Preschool Story Time is designed for children up to 5 years old (and their parents and caregivers), to deliver the pre-literacy and early literacy skills that will prepare children to successfully learn to read once they enter school.

Preschool Story Time (Ages 1-5)

Palisades Library

10:30 a.m.
Join us for stories, songs, and rhymes selected especially for ages 1-5, when children are first beginning to learn the framework for reading.Click here to learn about what to expect at Story Time.