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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. 

LGBTQ Pride Buttons

Northwest One Library

(All day)
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!

Summer Reading Kick-Off!

Chevy Chase Library

10 a.m.
We are kicking off our Summer Reading program with a few fun hands-on science activities! Come learn about gravity, elasticity, molecules and more!

Introduction to 3-D Printing

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

10 a.m.
3-D printing is an exciting technology that has the potential to revolutionize numerous fields.

Summer Reading Kick Off!

Chevy Chase Library

10 a.m.
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+.

Author Talk Featuring Kathleen Sindell

West End Library

10 a.m.
Kathleen Sindell, Ph.D., author of numerous academic, popular and professional finance articles, Web sites, proposals and books, including the bestselling reference book

Construction Junction

Anacostia Library

10 a.m.
Enjoy a weekly play time for young children. Constructive play and early literacy activities.

Caring for You, Caring for Me

Tenley-Friendship Library

10 a.m.
Caring for You, Caring for Me: Taking Care of YourselfSaturday, June 7 – 10:00 am 

Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing Clinic

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

10 a.m.
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:

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.

Teen Henna Workshop

Chevy Chase Library

10 a.m.
Learn the art of henna body art application!

Family Story Time

Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library

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

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. 

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

Palisades Library

10:30 a.m.
Join us on Saturday morning for a fun family story time.Stories and activities  for the whole family!

First Saturday Family Story Time

Southwest Library

10:30 a.m.
Join us for stories, songs, and activities.  For children of all ages and their families. 

Walking Tour of Historic Swampoodle: Explore DC's Rough and Tumble Irish Past

Northeast Library

10:30 a.m.
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.

Preschool Storytime

Georgetown Library

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

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. 

Computer Basics Workshops

Francis A. Gregory Library

11 a.m.
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.

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.

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. 

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.

Family Fun Time

Lamond-Riggs Library

11 a.m.
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.  

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. 

PC Basics

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

12:15 p.m.
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:

Adult Fitness Class

Southwest Library

12:30 p.m.
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.