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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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
Bring the family and join us on Saturday mornings for a fun, interactive story time followed by open play time at 11:30 a.m. Children ages birth to 7 years and their caregivers are welcome. For questions, please contact the children's librarian at 202-541-6025.
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
Poets, writers and other spoken word artists are invited to join us for the DC Poetry Project Traveling Open Mic Poetry Reading.
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. Enjoy swapability at the expense of your opponents and win weekly bragging rights. Players will meet until 5 p.m. in Gallery A-6, located on the Lower Level. Games are open to adults and teens and tournaments will be held twice a year. So, come one, come all; just come ready.
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
POSTPONED until Fall 2014. Stay tuned for new date.Gina A. Oliva and Linda R. Lytle, authors of Turning the Tide: Making Life Better for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Schoolchildren, will discuss challenges faced by deaf and hard of hearing students in mainstreamed school settings.
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