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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. 

Toddler Story Time

Chevy Chase Library

10 a.m.
Stories, songs and so much more. For children ages 2-4 and their caregivers.Space is limited to 60 people.

Computer Basics Workshops

Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library

10 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.

Preschool Story Time

Parklands-Turner Library

10 a.m.
Every Tuesday come and enjoy stories, songs, rhymes,finger plays, movement and more for children ages 0-5.

Preschool Story Time

Southeast Library

10 a.m.
Story time for ages 2-5 years. Free tickets are required for entry and can be obtained 10 minutes before the start of the program in the upstairs reading room. Have a group? Please call ahead of time to make special arrangements.
Baby and Toddler Story Time

Baby and Toddler Story Time

Mt. Pleasant Library

10 a.m.
These 20-30 minute story times are full of books, songs, rhymes and fingerplays for children birth to two years old. Our Baby and Toddler Story Time is a great way to introduce your child to language skills in a positive and fun environment. With slightly more activity and movement than our lap times, children and their grownups are encouraged engage with the books and songs and to actively participate in the program.

Story Break

Tenley-Friendship Library

10 a.m.
Slow your busy morning down with a short story time: a couple books, a couple songs. A nice break!  

Baby/Toddler Story Time

Petworth Library

10 a.m.
Join us for songs, stories, finger plays and rhymes.This story time is for ages birth to 2 years. Groups, please call 202-243-1188 to schedule a story time for your group.

Rhythm and Rhyme

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

10 a.m.
An interactive musical experience, incorporating the use of musical instruments.   For ages birth to five. This is a ticketed, first-come, first-served program. For groups of 8 or larger, please call 202-727-0971 to schedule a special group story time. We will not meet 5/24/16.

Baby and Toddler Lap Time

Takoma Park Library

10 a.m.
A story time experience for our youngest library users and their caregivers. These 20-30 minutes story times introduce books, songs, rhymes, tickles and bounces developmentally appropriate for children ages birth to when they start walking.  Baby Lap Time is a wonderful way to introduce your child to the joys of reading in a positive and fun atmosphere. This story time is designed so the baby will be in their caregiver’s lap and the grownup is actively involved in the program. It is recommended that each child have their own adult with them. 

Rhythm and Rhyme

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

10:30 a.m.
An interactive musical experience, incorporating the use of musical instruments.   For ages birth to 5. This is a ticketed, first-come, first-served program. For groups of 8 or larger, please call 202-727-0971 to schedule a special group story time. We will not meet 5/24/16.   

Baby and Toddler Story Time

Southwest Library

10:30 a.m.
A half hour of stories, songs, and rhymes promoting early literacy for ages birth to 24 months and their caregivers, with sensory play time following the story time.

Preschool Story Time

Takoma Park Library

10:45 a.m.
Share the fun of reading with your children ages 3-5 years. Children and their caregivers, will explore stories and activities to encourage children to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning. These 30-40 minute programs are designed to promote language and listening skills, expand children’s imaginations and arouse their curiosity about the world around them.

Preschool Story Time

Southeast Library

11 a.m.
Story time for ages 2-5 years old. Free tickets are required for entry, and can be obtained 10 minutes before the start of the program in the upstairs reading room. Have a group? Please call ahead of time to make special arrangements.

Toddler Story Time

Chevy Chase Library

11 a.m.
Stories, songs and so much more. For children ages 2-4 and their caregivers.Space limited to 60 people.
Baby and Toddler Story Time

Baby and Toddler Story Time

Mt. Pleasant Library

11 a.m.
These 20-30 minute story times are full of books, songs, rhymes and fingerplays for children birth to two years old. Our Baby and Toddler Story Time is a great way to introduce your child to language skills in a positive and fun environment. With slightly more activity and movement than our lap times, children and their grownups are encouraged engage with the books and songs and to actively participate in the program.

Yoga with Heather Ferris

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

12 p.m.
Bring a mat and join Heather Ferris, yoga teacher/therapist & Shaw resident, for traditional yoga classes. Many aspects will be covered:• Asana• Meditation• Breathing• Omkar chanting and much more

Lunch Hour Yoga

Georgetown Library

12:30 p.m.
Feed yourself something different during your lunch. Join us for ongoing lunch hour yoga at the Georgetown Neighborhood Library. Our wonderful teachers come from different disciplines but are hoping to bring some health to your mind and body during a busy work week. Yoga will take place from 12:30 p.m.

Internet Job Seeking 101

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

1:30 p.m.
Learn to use online job boards and job search engines to find the right job for you. Discover where you can build your résumé online. Learn the steps to an effective job search and the organizational tools to help you stay on top of your job-seeking process. Seats are filled on a first-come, space available basis.Instructor: N. ShinerComputer Lab, Rm. 311Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well. The ability to execute the skills learned in PC Basics, Web I Basics and Email Basics.Class Objectives:

Computer Basics Class

Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) Library

1:30 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. Seats are filled on a first-come, space-available basis.Instructor: O. FontemVenue: Bellevue Library's Main Meeting Room

Jobseekers Drop-in Clinic

Petworth Library

1:30 p.m.
Drop in for one-on-one support with basic online job search activities:Create an email accountStart, revise, save, and upload a resumeSave a

Baby Lap Time

Cleveland Park Library

1:30 p.m.
A time of stories, songs, and rhymes designed to foster early literacy in infants.For children ages 0-12 months.Space is limited, please call 202-282-3073 to register.

Finding the Visible in the Invisible

Northwest One Library

2 p.m.
A workshop for homeless men.Rediscover creativity and self expression through five senses poetry.

Career Advancement Workshops

Francis A. Gregory Library

2:30 p.m.
These days, using the computer is essential to look for and apply to jobs.  Learn to use technology to search and apply for jobs and to use the DC Networks system. Week 1: Online Job SearchingWeek 2: Online Job ApplicationsWeek 3: DC NetworksWeek 4: Online Job SearchingFor 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.

Movie Tuesday

Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) Library

3:30 p.m.
Come watch an animated, anime, or live action film!Appropriate for families and ages 5 and older.

Movie Tuesday

Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) Library

3:30 p.m.
Join us for anime, animated, live action or short films at a new earlier time. See you at the library! Ages 12 and younger.

Kids' Club

Southeast Library

4 p.m.
Join us on Tuesday afternoons for take-home crafts, games and other activities!June 3Optical Illusions/MagicLearn and create some far out illusions and see the science behind them.June 10GamesJoin us for Xbox Kinect, Wii, and board games.June 17Kaleidoscopes

Words Liive: Reveal Your Unexamined Genius

Petworth Library

4 p.m.
Petworth Library presents Words Liive, a program that uses hip-hop music to help teens understand the typical structures used by fiction writers. Students will annotate [add critical or explanatory notes] to song lyrics and then apply those structures to classic literature.

Children's Wii Dance Competition

Georgetown Library

4 p.m.
Get down with our Get Up and Dance Wii dance competition and learn about the physics of dance.We'll have snacks!This program is appropriate for children ages 6-12.

Read Your Way Across the USA

Rosedale Library

4 p.m.
 North Dakota grows more sunflowers than any other state, and is where the Rosedale Book Club will be visiting in June with Louise Erdrich’s