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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.
For the first two weeks of June, drop by Northwest One Neighborhood Library and tell us what makes you proud to be lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans*, queer, or an ally and get a button to show off your Pride. Get one early enough and you can wear it during Capital Pride week!
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.
We are kicking off our Summer Reading program with some fun hands-on science activities! Come learn about gravity, buoyancy, botany and more!The whole family is invited to join us, though many of the science activities are best suited to children ages 3+.
Self-paced, practice tutorials and custom lessons for improving typing and keyboarding skills to help you create the cover letter and résumé needed to launch your career. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis.Instructor: D. GreenComputer Lab, Room 311Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well.Class Objectives:
Walking Tour of Historic Swampoodle: Explore DC's Rough and Tumble Irish PastWith Architect and Neighborhood Historian Kathleen LaneThe final program in the spring Know Your Neighborhood series is a walking tour of Swampoodle, a 19th and early 20th century Irish working-class neighborhood that was largely destroyed for the construction of Union Station. Learn about the neighborhood's colorful history, and explore traces of its past on this walking tour with architect and neighborhood historian Kathleen Lane, whose family were among the earliest Irish residents.
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, and 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.
Join our Braille Book Club for Kids which is for children in grades 1-6 (and their parents) who are Braille readers. This program is sponsored in partnership with Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind.The Braille Book Club for Kids meets the first Saturday of every month, at 11 a.m. (except holidays or as advertised) in the Adaptive Services Division, Room 215.For more information, contact the Adaptive Services Division at 202-727-2142 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
This 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 GmailFor 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.
With visitors and children at home for the summer, let’s explore some fun spots in the D.C. area.Also get a Summer Reading Preview: Fizz Boom Read!Explore more children's Summer Reading events in the calendar.
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.
For those who need to come into the world of computers, this is the class for you. Overcome your fears and gain the skills that can get you ready for the workplace. Also take the Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing class as a perfect complement to PC Basics. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis.Instructor: X. Emily HanComputer Lab, Room 311Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well.You will learn to:
As part of the Wellness Weeks programs at the Southwest Library, Andrew Davis, fitness instructor, will lead an exercise class that will be heart pumping, gut busting, butt reducing and lots of fun. Join us at 12:30 pm. on Saturday, June 7. All fitness levels are invited to attend.
Tired of completing the same puzzle over and over again? Ready for a new one? Come to the DCPL Jigsaw Puzzle Swap, hosted every three months, to keep your puzzle collection fresh! Bring a 500+ piece puzzle without any missing pieces to trade for one that's new-to-you! Spread the word so there will be more puzzles to choose from.
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