06/28/2014

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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.

PC Basics

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

10 a.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: D. GreenComputer Lab, Room 311Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well.You will learn to:

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. 

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

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

Cleveland Park Library

10:30 a.m.
Storytime fun for the whole family.

Intro to Espresso Book Machine

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

10:30 a.m.
Come see the Espresso Book Machine (EBM) in action and learn how to find resources on formatting and self-publishing.Attendance is required to print your book.Upcoming sessions can be found in the Library's online calendar.

Traveling Writer's Workshop and Open Mic

Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library

10:30 a.m.
Poets, writers and other spoken word artists are invited to join us for the DC Poetry Project Traveling Writer’s Workshop and Open Mic Poetry Reading.

Preschool Storytime

Georgetown Library

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

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.    

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.

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. 

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.

Genealogy Database Demo

Southwest Library

11 a.m.
Want to trace your family roots but don't know where to start? Come to this demonstration, where Southwest Library staff will lead you through DCPL's online genealogy resources!

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. 

Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing Clinic

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

12:15 p.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:

Chess Tournament for Adults

Dorothy I. Height/Benning Library

1 p.m.
Chess tournament for adults held the last Saturday of each month.This program is free and open to the public.

House of Stone by Anthony Shadid

Southwest Library

1 p.m.
You are cordially invited to attend the June Southwest Library Book Discussion at 1 p.m. on Sat., June 28.  Copies of Anthony Shadid's memoir House of Stone are available for checkout at the information desk.

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.

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.

Family Craft-ernoon!

Takoma Park Library

2 p.m.
Every other Saturday enjoy family crafts for all ages.Crafts will vary with the seasons and holidays. All materials will be provided.

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. 

Tape Digitization Workshop

Takoma Park Library

2 p.m.
Learn how to digitize your old cassette tapes into audio files using a laptop, adapter cord, and an old boombox. 

Family Story Time

Dorothy I. Height/Benning Library

2 p.m.
We will read some books, sing some songs, and perform some finger plays!Family Story time is for children ages 2-5 with their adults (but older and younger children are also welcome).The program will last approximately 20-30 minutes and will take place in the Children's Story Circle.