06/21/2014

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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. 

Construction Junction

Anacostia Library

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

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.

Family Story Time

Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library

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

3-D Printing Workshop

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

10:30 a.m.
This hands-on workshop will give people the first hand experience they need to start 3-D printing. Together, we will learn how to find, customized, and download an object for 3-D printing on the Web. People will also learn the basics of 3-D modeling and have the time to put those skills into practice.

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. 

Preschool Storytime

Georgetown Library

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

Summer Saturday Science Storytime

Cleveland Park Library

10:30 a.m.
A program full of hands-on science fun for preschool children ages 3-5.Explore more children's Summer Reading events in the calendar.

Family Storytime

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.

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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. 

Introduction to MS Publisher

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

11 a.m.
Explore the many document creation possibilities of this powerful desktop publishing software. Microsoft Publisher is widely used in the workplace and in educational settings. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis.Instructor: D. P. GroganComputer Lab, Room 311Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well, and the skills acquired in PC Basics, Word I Basics, Word II Intermediate and PowerPointYou will learn to:

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.    

Homebrew 101

Southeast Library

12 p.m.
If you ever go out to eat in Washington, DC, you have probably heard people talking about "craft" beer. More and more people are brewing this beer themselves. If you are curious about the basics of brewing your own beer, join us for a presentation from the DC Homebrewers Club.

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. 

Imaginative Play

Francis A. Gregory Library

12 p.m.
Use your imagination to dress-up, build with blocks, perform with puppets and do puzzles in a weekend play session. Ages 0-12 and families.

Saturday Technology Training Sessions

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

1 p.m.
Saturday Technology Training Sessions are on the third Saturday of each month with a few exceptions for holidays. They are held from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. in the Adaptive Services Division, Room 215.

Summer Movie Series

Tenley-Friendship Library

1:30 p.m.
Join the staff at Tenley Library as we continue our Summer Movie Series.Call 727-1225 for more information.

Computer Basics Workshops

Lamond-Riggs Library

1:30 p.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.

Social Media 101 and 102 (Registration Required)

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

2 p.m.
Thinking about marketing your business with social media - or perhaps you are already using social media, but want to take it to the next level? This 3-hour workshop, sponsored in partnership with Constant Contact, Inc., is designed to be a fun, dynamic and informative session full of actionable insights, tips and techniques you can use immediately.

Beer Appreciation

Southeast Library

2 p.m.
Heard all the talk about craft beers and want to know more? Still not sure what the difference between a stout and a porter is? Afraid to admit that IPA's are just too darn bitter for you?

'Tuesday Tucks Me In' with Luis Carlos Montalván

Mt. Pleasant Library

2 p.m.
Tuesday Tucks Me In is a day in the life of this service dog extraordinaire and tail-wagging ambassador for all things positive and uplifting in the world. The book takes us through a typical day of adventures, starting with Tuesday wakin

Family Fun Time

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

2 p.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!Please call the Children's Desk at 202-727-1248 to find out the specific theme for the week. 

Meditate with a Master

Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library

2 p.m.
Learn to meditate with a master in this two-part series. Learn techniques for stress reduction from David Newcomb, who has been teaching meditation techniques for over 36 years.

That's so LGBTQA! Movie Series

Mt. Pleasant Library

2 p.m.
Our summer Pride series of movies continues with a special screening of the hilarious indie satire about a high school cheerleader who is sent by her well-meaning but repressed parents to a de-programming camp for teens with homosexual tendencies.

A Midsummer Day's Reading

Georgetown Library

2 p.m.
Join us as we celebrate summer reading by reading aloud the first three acts of William Shakespeare's classic romantic comedy