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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. 

Book Hill French Market

Georgetown Library

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

Super Sunday Fun-Day

Chevy Chase Library

1 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. 

Staying Connected Workshops

Benning (Dorothy I. Height) Library

1 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 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.

Pop-Up Preschool Games

Rosedale Library

1:30 p.m.
Bring 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. 

Poetry Reading and Discussion with Garrett Phelan

Southeast Library

2 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.

Sunday Movies at Deanwood

Deanwood Library

2 p.m.
Come spend a Sunday afternoon at the library and watch family movies.For ages 5-12.

Multicultural I Made It Myself

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

2 p.m.
Celebrate Diversity in Action with a special craft time!We'll be making maracas and decorating them.

Around the World in Eight Books

Lamond-Riggs Library

2 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 ProustFor children 6 and older.

Crafts & Coloring

Francis A. Gregory Library

2 p.m.
Sunday afternoons are for crafts and coloring at Francis Gregory library. Come in and make something to take home - craft, sketch, color, draw or paint!
Family Story Time

Family Funday Sunday

Mt. Pleasant Library

2 p.m.
A variety of family friendly programs that may include dance, music, movement, movies, sign language and much more. Recommended for children from birth to 12 years old.  

Celebrate Jazz!

Cleveland Park Library

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

Rainbow Cloud Craft

Palisades Library

2:30 p.m.
Take 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!

Family Games Workshop

Southwest Library

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. 

Mbongi Dance & Power in Women’s History

Rosedale Library

3 p.m.
Celebrate 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.

Afternoon Asanas

Petworth Library

3 p.m.
Relax, 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.

Zumba Kids

Capitol View Library

3:30 p.m.
All 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.