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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. 

Summer Reading Kickoff Party

Southeast Library

1 p.m.
Join us for a Sunday Funday to celebrate our summer reading programs! This year's themes are science-focused, so come find out what the library has in store for you this summer!Kids: Fizz, Boom, Read!Teens: Spark a ReactionAdults: Literary ElementsExplore more Summer Reading events in the calendar.

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. 

Computer Basics Workshops

Benning (Dorothy I. Height) Library

1 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.


Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

2 p.m.
Are you interested in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and/or Mathematics? Join us to design, construct, discover, create, and so much more!  Ages 6-12.

Sunday Summer Cinema Series

Northeast Library

2 p.m.
 The Northeast Library Children's Department proudly presents our Sunday Summer Cinema Series. Come beat the summer heat with a cool family film during the summer! This program is suitable for all ages, so bring the whole family. A refreshing summer treat will be provided. Stay tuned; our film line-up will be announced very soon. 

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.

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!
craft supplies

I Made It Myself

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

2 p.m.
All ages arts and crafts. We will not meet on Sept. 13 and Sept. 20. 
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.  

Sunday Movies

Anacostia Library

2 p.m.
Join us in the children's room for a movie! We will be showing new family-friendly films and old favorites in the children's room every Sunday.Recommended for families and children ages 4+.

Beautiful Butterfly Craft

Palisades Library

2:30 p.m.
Visit the Children's Room to make your own beautiful butterfly and take home some butterfly books from our collection!All ages are welcome!

Fizz, Boom, Read!

Palisades Library

2:30 p.m.
This year's Summer Reading theme is Fizz, Boom, Read!

Trickster Tales

Lamond-Riggs Library

3 p.m.
The Smithsonian Folklife Festival will be held this year between June 25-29 and July 2-6.But that doesn't mean that the festival is the only place you can go to participate in the fun. Join us for a folklore inspired afternoon as we tell stories about various trickster characters such as Anansi, Raven, or Kokopelli.

Get Up and Dance: Dancing Stories

Georgetown Library

3 p.m.
An hour filled with stories, dance and crafts for big kids!  This program is appropriate for 6- to 12-year-old children.

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.