06/28/2014 - 12am

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    Adaptive Services
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    Special Event
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    Summer Reading

Saturday, June 28, 2014

(All day)

ChessAre 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. 

Email troy.bent@dc.gov for more information or call 202-727-0321.

9:00 a.m.
DC By the Book Tour app DC By the Book Tours logo


On this walking tour, we will shoot images to add to the DC by the Book walking tour app and help curate a brand new tour of Mount Vernon. Come and take pictures of Mount Vernon Square locations that have been described in stories and plotted on the DC fiction map at dcbythebook.org.  We will begin this tour with a brief description of the best techniques to capture area locations using any kind of camera, including your smart phone.

The walk tour stops feature eight works of fiction set in the Mount Vernon Square/Shaw neighborhood.

The photo walk tour will last two hours.  Meet at the Carnegie Library, 801 K Street NW.  Space is limited. To sign up, send an email to info@historydc.org.



10:00 a.m.

YogaJoin 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.

10:00 a.m.

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

10:00 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. Green
Computer Lab, Room 311

Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well.

You will learn to:

  • Identify basic computer components and operating system features.
  • Execute basic mouse techniques.
  • Perform basic keyboard strokes and functions.
  • Identify and navigate the features of the desktop.
  • Open and exit software programs.
  • Identify and navigate the Windows environment of Microsoft software applications.
  • Create and save a document to the desktop or to a flash drive.

Please bring your own flash drive to save class documents, or send them to your email account.

10:30 a.m.

Join us for an all-ages story time. 

10:30 a.m.

Stories, music, folktales and fun for Preschoolers and Kindergartners. Recommended for ages 3-5.

10:30 a.m.

family readingLooking 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.


10:30 a.m.

Storytime fun for the whole family.

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.

The Writers Workshop The semi-structured writers workshop will meet from 10:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. and be facilitated by DCPP organizers, members and other special guests. The workshop focuses on developing personal meaning in the writing process. The workshop strongly emphasizes process over final product. We believe that there are no right or wrong ways to express yourself, so please join us and help celebrate the power of poetry.  The DC Poetry Project strives to foster a non-judgmental, inclusive and accepting community.

The Poetry Reading The open mic for all begins at 12 p.m. The doors and sign-up lists open promptly at 11:45 a.m. So please come to share or just to listen and have fun! Poems may be on any subject, and you may read more than one, but we ask that you keep your time on the mic to three minutes. The open mic will go for as long as we have participants or until 1:30 p.m. The program will regularly feature local, regional and national poets.

This program is made possible thanks to our partnership with the DC Poetry Project.

10:30 a.m.

Start your weekend off with a fun family story time filled with songs, rhymes, and good books. Book

10:30 a.m.

Picture of Espresso Book MachineCome 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.

11:00 a.m.

Open Lego Duplo block play time for children ages 2 to 5 years and their caregivers. 

11:00 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. 


11:00 a.m.

Baby/toddler lap times are story times geared for babies ages birth to 24 months and their caregivers.

11:00 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.

11:00 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.    

11:00 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 Computers
Week 2: Intro to Typing
Week 3: Intro to the Internet
Week 4: Intro to Gmail

For 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.

Students who register ahead of time will have a saved spot in the workshop that expires at the start of the class. If a registered student is not in their seat at the start of the class, they may lose their spot to a walk-in student.  

IMLS LogoByteBack LogoCurriculum and training provided by ByteBack.

Technology for this program made possible through a grant from the Institute for Museum and Library Services.


11:00 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!
Heritage Quest

12:00 p.m.

Dress-upUse your imagination to dress-up, build with blocks, perform with puppets and do puzzles in a weekend play session. 

Ages 0-12 and families.

12:00 p.m.

Trading Card Meetup logoCan'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. 

Players will meet until 5 p.m. in the lounge area in front of the Digital Commons. Games are open to adults and teens and tournaments will be held twice a year.

So, come one, come all; just come ready.

12:00 p.m.

Bike House logo

Volunteers from The Bike House collective and Capitol Hill Bikes will provide bike repair services at no cost for the public outside of Anacostia Neighborhood Library on the second and fourth Saturdays in May, June, and July from noon to 2:30 p.m. (with the exception of Saturday, May 24 -- Memorial Day weekend). The Washington Area Bicyclist Association will also be on hand to provide advice and connect bicyclists with resources.


All ages are welcome!

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. Green
Computer Lab, Room 311

Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well.

Class Objectives:

  • Practice home-row key typing in self-paced exercises.
  • Test your typing skills at various levels of proficiency and speed.
  • Customize practice lessons to enhance your typing skill abilities.
  • Practice constructing your own résumé using MB's Print Shop Résumé Pro Deluxe program.

Please bring your own earbuds for individual listening.

1:00 p.m.
Chess tournament for adults.

Chess tournament for adults held the last Saturday of each month.

This program is free and open to the public.

1:00 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.
House of Stone by Anthony Shadid

1:30 p.m.

Join the staff at Tenley Library as we continue our Summer Movie Series.

Call 727-1225 for more information.

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 Computers
Week 2: Intro to Typing
Week 3: Intro to the Internet
Week 4: Intro to Gmail

For 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.

Students who register ahead of time will have a saved spot in the workshop that expires at the start of the class. If a registered student is not in their seat at the start of the class, they may lose their spot to a walk-in student.  

IMLS LogoByteBack LogoCurriculum and training provided by ByteBack.

Technology for this program made possible through a grant from the Institute for Museum and Library Services.


2:00 p.m.

Join us for an all-ages story time with singing, dancing and lots of fun!


2:00 p.m.

Every other Saturday enjoy family crafts for all ages.

Crafts will vary with the seasons and holidays. All materials will be provided.

2:00 p.m.

bookwormWe 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.