04/26/2014

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Tween Scene Art Studio

Petworth Library

(All day)
Tweens, join us for Petworth's new Tween Scene Art Studio. We'll have art supplies set up so you can draw, sketch or color.It's your time to let your creativity shine. We might even put your artwork on display throughout the library!Materials provided.Ages 9-12.

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. 

Book Hill French Market

Georgetown Library

(All day)
Enjoy French-themed events when you take a break from the festivities on Book Hill.

PowerPoint Basics

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

10 a.m.
Learn the basic features for creating a dynamic PowerPoint (slide show) presentation. This software is widely used in the workplace and in educational settings. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis.Instructor: C. MyersComputer Lab, Room 311Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well, and the skills acquired in PC Basics, Word I Basics and Word II Intermediate.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.

Letters About Literature Awards Ceremony

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

10 a.m.
The winners, finalists, and all participating educators of the 2014 Letters About Literature essay contest will be honored at a recognition ceremony in the Great Hall of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library from 10am-12pm. The Junior League of Washington will host a reception following.

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.

Preschool Storytime

Georgetown Library

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

Family Story Time

Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library

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

CANCELLED: 3-D Printing Workshop

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

10:30 a.m.
The 3-D printing workshop on April 26 has been cancelled. Please join us at next months workshop on May 24 at 10:30 a.m. Thank you for your understanding.

Family Story Time

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. 

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

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. 

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. 

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. Have a group? Please call ahead of time to make special arrangements.

Language Learning Resources at the Library

Francis A. Gregory Library

11 a.m.
Do you want to learn a new language, but are not sure where to start? Come learn how to use all of the resources available to you at the library.

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. 

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. 

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.    

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. 

DC Poetry Project Traveling Open Mic Poetry Reading

Dorothy I. Height/Benning Library

12 p.m.
Poets, writers and other spoken word artists are invited to join us for the DC Poetry Project Traveling Open Mic Poetry Reading.

Dance, Music and Romance

Lamond-Riggs Library

1 p.m.
Celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month with the music and story of Tito Puente.There will be stories, music and dance lessons accompanied by the music of Tito Puente. Come listen, learn and dance!    

Chess Tournament for Adults

Dorothy I. Height/Benning Library

1 p.m.
Chess tournament for adults held the last Saturday of each month.This program is free and open to the public.

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

Legends and Lore D.C.

Cleveland Park Library

2 p.m.
"Legends and Lore D.C." isn't a book title, it's our new book club. We're starting with Robert Pohl's Urban Legends and Historic Lore of Washington, D.C.

Recipe Swap

Northeast Library

2 p.m.
Join us every second month as we share recipes, discuss cookbooks, and learn from each other’s culinarysuccesses and failures. Bring a recipe, cookbook, question or idea to share. April’s theme is SWEETS! All ages are welcome in the Lower Level Conference Room.Be sure to browse the library’s cookbook collection!