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Saturday, August 30, 2014

3:00 p.m.

Escape the summer heat for an afternoon of gameplay at the Northwest One Library! We’ve got games including Sorry!, checkers and more.

For children ages 6-12.
3:00 p.m.

Tumblr logoWhether you're a photographer, a digital painter, or use more traditional media, you've probably heard that Tumblr is the best way to build up an audience. This hour-long class will show you how to get started with the popular website, giving you a tour of the community as well as teaching you how to best use hashtags to find new fans.

3:30 p.m.

Gamer's Galore at MLK Library Teen SpaceCome to the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library Teen Space to get your game on every Saturday afternoon.  From our variety of board games and trading card games to our stock of video games for the Nintendo Wii and XBox 360, we have something for everyone to play and enjoy!

Ages 13-19. 

3:30 p.m.

Cover image for Rosie Revere, engineer
Fun, inquiry-based, hands-on experiments and literacy activities to spark your child's natural interest in science, technology, engineering, arts and math.  Best for children ages 5-12 years old.     

Sunday, August 31, 2014

(All day)

intermissionIt's intermission time! Pardon us as we take a break from our regularly scheduled programming for vacation and planning/preparatory time for our Fall schedule.

Our programming will resume on Friday, September 5 with a special story time to honor Grandparents' Day at 4 p.m.

(All day)

Boy and Robot reading togetherToday is the official last day of Summer Reading.  If you haven't turned in your reading log, please bring it in and get your prizes!  

We'll be drawing winners for our Children's Summer Reading raffles at the End of Summer Reading Party on September 3rd. 

Thank you participating, and we hope to see you soon!

1:00 p.m.

Need help with homework? Want feedback on your creative writing? Stop by the information desk! We’ll set you up in a quiet study space and give you tips on how to ace your assignments.

On the lower level, every Sunday.

Image of teens holding books in a library.

1:30 p.m.

festJoin  us as we wrap up this spectacular Summer Reading program. Activities include games, duck, lawn chess with giant chess board and  chess pieces, story time, raffle drawing for summer reading participants, light refreshments and more.

1:30 p.m.

DC Yoga

Take an Om Break at the Georgetown Neighborhood Library. Join the Georgetown Neighborhood Library for a variety of yoga classes taught by teachers from Yoga Activist. The Georgetown Neighborhood Library is registering RSVPs for all August classes.

To RSVP for any or all classes send Erika Rydberg an email with the class(es) you're interested in registering for. The first 30 RSVPs will be registered and the remaining RSVPs will be placed on a waiting list. Please RSVP to


2:00 p.m.

All ages arts and crafts.

2:00 p.m.

A variety of family friendly programs that may include dance, music, movement, movies, sign language and much more.

Recommended for ages 0-12.

2:00 p.m.

Crafts at the librarySunday afternoons are for crafts and coloring at Francis Gregory library. Come in and make something to take home - craft, sketch, color, draw or paint!

Children ages 12 and younger and their caregivers are welcome, and all craft supplies will be provided. 

This program is intended for children ages 4-12 and their families. 

2:00 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.

Please call 202-727-1248 if you have any questions, or if you would like to know the specific theme for this week's STEAM Team.

2:00 p.m.

film clip artJoin 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+.

2:00 p.m.

Say farewell to summer at our Under the Sea Party--games, crafts, movie, and snack! 

3:00 p.m.

Knitting GroupJoin us on Sunday afternoons from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. for a knitting (and crochet!) circle.

All experience levels welcome, and we will offer introductory instruction to beginners.

In-house training materials will be provided, but please bring needles and yarn for your own take-home projects.

3:00 p.m.

Join us at every Sunday afternoon to play fun board games against your friends or learn chess!

For kids 10 and older.

3:00 p.m.

A strategic chess moveJoin us every other Sunday this summer for Chess, Scrabble, Uno and more! As part of our Summer Reading initiative we will be hosting regular game days for our patrons to relax and play games with each other and with staff members.

Because sometimes you just want to PLAY! Soak up the A/C and check off your summer reading "Fun & Games" block with us.

3:00 a.m.

image of film
A themed selection of short films from all genres, showing a wide variety of directors, languages,
cultures, viewpoints and stories.  For more information, call the Shepherd Park Library, (202) 541-6100.

Upcoming themes include:  
August 31 - Family
September 14 - Horror

3:30 p.m.

Girl JumpingAll 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.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

(All day)

Trashy Book ClubJoin us for our romance book club to discuss all your favorite bodice rippers!

(All day)

ball of yarnStop stitching solitaire!
Petworth Purls is a fiber arts club for anyone who wants their knit and crochet with talk and tea. 
We meet the first Tuesday of every month at 7:30 p.m. 

All are welcome to bring their projects.