04/27/2014 - 12am


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Sunday, April 27, 2014

(All day)

ChessAre 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. 

Email troy.bent@dc.gov for more information or call 202-727-0321.

(All day)

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

1:00 p.m.

Come play with us! We will provide classic board and card games, as well as Duplo blocks!

All day Sunday (1-5 p.m.) in the Children’s Room.

1:00 p.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 Twitter
Week 2: DC Online
Week 3: Intro to Google Tools
Week 4: Intro to Online Learning

For 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.

Students who register ahead of time will have a saved spot in the workshop that expires at the start of the class. If a registered student is not in their seat at the start of the class, they may lose their spot to a walk-in student.  

IMLS logoByteBack logoCurriculum and training provided by ByteBack.

Technology for this program made possible through a grant from the Institute for Museum and Library Services.

1:30 p.m.

jackpopsupBring your youngsters to Rosedale Library for early learner board games and fun group games with children’s music in the background. 

Pop up at Rosedale anytime between 1:30 p.m. to 2:45 p.m., we’ll play as soon as three or more children arrive in the Children’s Picture Book Area! 

Appropriate for ages 3 to 7 years.

2:00 p.m.

A variety of family friendly programs that may include dance, music, movement, movies, sign language and much more.

Recommended for ages 0-12.

2:00 p.m.

Crafts at the librarySunday afternoons are for crafts and coloring at Francis Gregory library. Come in and make something to take home - craft, sketch, color, draw or paint!

Children ages 12 and younger and their caregivers are welcome, and all craft supplies will be provided. 

This program is intended for children ages 4-12 and their families. 

2:00 p.m.

Join us as we celebrate International Children's Book Day.

Explore the world through eight different children's books and make a postcard to commemorate your journey. You can sketch a part of your voyage or create something entirely abstract; it’s up to you!

Don't forget:

“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes."
-- Marcel Proust

For children 6 and older.

2:00 p.m.

Celebrate Diversity in Action with a special craft time!

We'll be making maracas and decorating them.

2:00 p.m.

Come spend a Sunday afternoon at the library and watch family movies.

For ages 5-12.

2:00 p.m.

Come celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month with a special performance by musicians from the Levine School of Music.

2:00 p.m.

Please join local author Garrett Phelan and the Southeast community for a poetry reading and discussion to celebrate National Poetry Month!

Phelan will read a few of his own poems as well as a few favorites by other poets. The floor will then be open to the community to read their favorite poems. Readers are also welcome to share a few words about why a poem is a particular favorite. 

Learn more about National Poetry Month at the Academy of American Poets.

2:30 p.m.

Rainbow CloudTake advantage of the beautiful April weather and make mini clouds on Popsicle sticks, complete with rainbow ribbons in the Children's Room. Take them outside and watch them blow in the wind!

Afterwards, be sure to breeze on through our selection of kite books to take home!

All ages are welcome to participate!

2:30 p.m.

All play!

Join us for a family games workshop with Kathleen Donahue, owner of Capitol Hill's Labyrinth Games and Puzzles, and learn how to play fun games with your kids (or your parents).

We encourage whole families to attend, and children younger than 9 must be accompanied by an adult. 

3:00 p.m.

chair stretchRelax, relate and release as you tone and stretch while practicing yoga using chairs.

This program is especially tailored to adults aged 50+ and persons with limited mobility who have doctor consent. All participants are required to sign a liability waiver on their first day of attendance.

Mark your calendars... we will meet thereafter every second and fourth Sunday! Please call 202-243-1187 or stop by to register.

Petworth Neighborhood Library is accessible to wheelchairs and Metro (3 blocks north of Petworth station via Green Line).

3:00 p.m.

Join us at every Sunday afternoon to play fun board games against your friends or learn chess!

For kids 10 and older.

3:00 p.m.

Mbongi DanceCelebrate African-American Women’s Fitness Month in April!

Dance educator Rehema Afful-Nyannor will teach 'tween and teen youth ages 10 –14 an energetic African Mbongi dance and explore how notable African and young African-American women made history exhibiting power in body, mind & spirit!

Participants will receive a certificate and a small parting gift upon completion.


3:30 p.m.

Girl JumpingAll we need is a beat!!

Zumba Kids is the perfect combination of fun and fitness. Join us as we dance to great music with easy to follow kid-friendly moves.

Ages 4-13.