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Saturday, October 4, 2014

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.    

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.

1:00 p.m.

Take a hike posterJoin Mike Harris, co-leader of the Mid-Atlantic Hiking Group, as he discusses getting started with day hikes.

Basic gear, choosing trails and not getting lost will be a few of the topics covered.

There will be time for Q and A to address all your burning hiking questions. 

1:00 p.m.

60 seconds is all you have to complete your task.

1:30 p.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.
  • Construct 3-D formulas, using the Consolidate feature, and execute the Paste Special function.
  • Engage and perform the Auto Outline, Data Validation and AutoFilter features.
  • Apply the stylized Conditional Formatting feature to spreadsheet data.
  • Protect worksheet/workbook environment.

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

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.

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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. 

2:00 p.m.

Join us at LEGO Club to design and build fantastic creations with LEGO and DUPLO.

Ages 4-12; children ages 8 and younger must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.

3:00 p.m.

Enjoy simple reading, rhymes, music, crafts and movement with your baby.
Open to children ages birth to 3 years old with caregiver.

Baby Reading a Book

3:00 p.m.

Photo of a guitarist and performer dressed as a lettuce"Sanos y Contentos (Happy and Healthy)" is a play that will take children on a discovery of good nutrition and the importance of exercise. Sweet Miss Lecture and her uncle Mr. Cucumber show children that they can fight the evil Mrs. Laziness and live happily and be healthy. The performance includes live music with a guitarist.

Best for ages 6-9.

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.

Computer HardwareKnow the difference between your RAM and your CPU? Can you tell a SSD from an HD? Come learn the basics of computer hardware inside and out. In this class we will cover all the essential components that make your computer a computer.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

(All day)

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UNCENSORED: The Art Exhibition

UNCENSORED: The Art Exhibition is a temporary public art event at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library in celebration of Banned Books Week and the freedom to read, express and create. The Great Hall will transform into a gallery, showcasing works of art by local D.C. artists pertaining to the theme of censorship. In addition to the Great Hall, the exhibition space will include the large entryway windows and parts of the second floor. The art will be unveiled at UNCENSORED: The Preview Party on Friday, September 19, and remain on display until October 15.

The artwork on display will constitute paintings, installations, performance art and video projections. Participating artists include: 

Kelly Towles
Larry W. Cook
Carolina Mayorga
Halsey Berryman
Mariah Anne Johnson
Brian Davis
E. Jane
Adrienne Gaither
Janelle Ortiz
Jessica Cebra
Megan McNitt
Kathryn Coté

(All day)

Movie TicketsWin Free Movie Tickets in The Librarian Challenge Contest

Read ANY teen book between Oct. 1 and Oct. 18 and come to Lamond-Riggs Library to redeem a prize and a raffle ticket to win a pair of free movie tickets! Make sure to ask for Ms. Samantha at the reference desk!

Not sure what's the best time to redeem your prizes? Come in any Wednesday or Thursday night or during any Teen Program!

Ages 13-18.

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.

1:00 p.m.

Family Math, Engineering and Science Sundays is a bi-weekly program that encourages children 3-12 to learn more about the world around them through experiments, building and other activities.

Parental/caregiver participation is suggested.

1:00 p.m.

Participants get 25 bricks and 25 minutes to complete a themed project.

Recommended for ages 6 to 12.

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.

Chalkboard PaintCome join us for our second Adult Arts and Crafts Workshop. We will be using chalkboard paint to decorate and label everyday items.

All materials provided.

2:30 p.m.

CraftsPlease join us every Sunday at the Palisades Library for crafts in the Children's Room!

All ages are welcome and crafts will run from 2:30 to 4 p.m.

Let's have fun crafting at the library!

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.