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Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015

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

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

Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library

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

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 Story Time

Georgetown Library

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

Excel II Intermediate

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

10:30 a.m.
Learn more features of this spreadsheet software that can help you further your career. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis. Instructor: D. P. Grogan Computer Lab, Room 311 Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well, and the skills acquired in PC Basics, Word I Basics, Word II Intermediate and Excel I Basics. You will learn to: Manage the screen view and navigate multiple worksheets in a workbook.
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Family Story Time

Petworth Library

10:30 a.m.
Join us for Family Story Time. We will enjoy stories, songs, finger plays, movement and rhymes. This program is for children ages 0-7 and their caregivers.

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.    
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Baby/Toddler Lap Time

Southeast Library

11 a.m.
Baby/toddler lap times are story times for babies ages birth through 24 months and their caregivers. Come enjoy books, songs, rhymes, fingerplays, bounces, and more! Saturday lap time is held upstairs in the children's area of the main reading room. Tickets are not required. Have a group? Please call ahead of time to make special arrangements.

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. 

Battle Subway Pokémon League

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

12 p.m.
If you love Pokémon, you won't want to miss this!  Battle Subway is an official league of the Pokémon Company International.
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Coffee 101

Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library

1 p.m.
Are you passionate about your coffee? Do you dream about the perfect cup of Joe? Then join us for Coffee 101 as we welcome Compass Coffee’s lead roaster Brandon Warner and co-founder Michael Haft for an engaging lecture/presentation on the history of coffee, the various regions where it is grown and harvested, and the process of the perfect roast. The program will culminate in demonstrating a number of brewing methods as well as a cupping/tasting of selected blends.

Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing Clinic

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

1 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. P. Grogan 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.
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Orwellian America Conversation: Privacy vs. National Security

Library Takeout

2 p.m.
Join us at the Newseum's Knight Studio for an engaging conversation on privacy and national security. 
Come to Family Fun Time!

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.

Excel III Advanced

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

2:30 p.m.
Learn to calculate, research and display table data using Excel formulas. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis. Instructor: C. Myers Computer Lab, Room 311 Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well, and the skills acquired in PC Basics, Word I Basics, Word II Intermediate, Excel I Basics and Excel II Intermediate. You will learn to: Calculate using the following formulas: SUMIF, SUMIFS, AVERAGEIF, AVERAGEIFS, COUNTIF, COUNTIFS.
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Shepherd Park Writing Club

Juanita E. Thornton/Shepherd Park Library

2:30 p.m.
Writing a story? Finished and working on revisions? Have an idea, but haven’t started? Come and join us once a month to share and receive feedback on your work and discuss different aspects of the writing process. This group is open to all ages and all types of writing.   The Shepherd Park Writing Group will be meeting once a month, with the first meeting on Jan. 31.
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Games Galore

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

3:30 p.m.
Play board games, video games, our new Wii U, and more! Ages 13-19 in Teen Space.

Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015

Black Space with Holly Bass

Black Space Art Exhibit

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

(All day)
Black Space is an art exhibition by Holly Bass in the Great Hall of the MLK Library. Black Space is a tiny house in the shape of the District, which has been a center of Black culture since the early 1900s. As D.C. residents, we all occupy black space, regardless of ethnicity or background. Visitors will be invited to share their D.C. memories with the artist and create collaborative responses – photographs, poems, sketches, and oral histories, which will be catalogued and displayed in the house.
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Palisades Winter Readathon Ongoing!

Palisades Library

(All day)
The Palisades Winter Readathon is in full swing!  Stop by the Children's Room at Palisades Library to sign up, and earn prizes for reading! The Winter Readathon runs from Jan. 11 to Feb. 28.  This program is for children from birth to age 12.
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Tuesday Morning Computer Classes

Southwest Library

10 a.m.
You are cordially invited to attend the Tuesday morning drop-in computer classes at the Southwest Library from 10 a.m. to 12 noon.  Each class focuses on a different computer related topic. February classes include: Introduction to Personal Computers (Feb. 3) Internet Basics (Feb. 10) DC Public Library website (Feb. 17) Introduction to Email (Feb. 24) Please call the Southwest Library at 724-4752 for additional information.  
PCs for Dummies

Tuesday Morning Computer Classes

Southwest Library

10 a.m.
You are cordially invited to attend the Tuesday morning drop-in computer classes at the Southwest Library from 10 a.m. to 12 noon.  Each class focuses on a different computer related topic. February classes include: Introduction to Personal Computers (Feb. 3) Internet Basics (Feb. 10) DC Public Library website (Feb. 17) Introduction to Email (Feb. 24) Please call the Southwest Library at 724-4752 for additional information.  

Get It Write! Study Hall

Mt. Pleasant Library

1 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.
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Get the “Scoop” on Black History

Lamond-Riggs Library

1:30 p.m.
Start Black History Month with a family game time. Get the “scoop” on Black History: We will play "Famous African Americans J-I-N-G-O” --  a Bingo-style game; it's fun for all ages --  and enjoy information  from the pages of What Color is My World?” by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. All ages are welcome.

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 ages 0-12.  
Come to STEAM Team at MLK Library

STEAM Team

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.

I Made It Myself

Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library

2 p.m.
All ages arts and crafts.

Sunday Cinema

Anacostia Library

2 p.m.
Please join us in the Anacostia Neighborhood Library children's program room for our weekly showing of a children's movie.
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Rainbow Fairies Celebration

Georgetown Library

2 p.m.
Do you love the Rainbow Fairies books? Join us for a Rainbow Magic extravaganza complete with activities, crafts, and snacks. Children are welcome to come in costume as their favorite fairy. Open to children ages 5 to 12.