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Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016

Cup of coffee

Coffee & Conversation

Tenley-Friendship Library

2 p.m.
Come join us for a cup of coffee, a snack, arts & crafts, and friendly conversation. Meet members of the community and talk about life with others. This hour-long program is free and open to the public.
A hand manipulating the white knight above a chess board

Introduction to Chess

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

2 p.m.
Learn the basics of chess with Zivorad "Ziko" Djuric, certified chess teacher and FIDE rank master.  Get one-on-one instruction and meet new friends.  For youth ages 5-18.
picture of capacitors

Paper Circuit Lab: Glowing Greeting Cards

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

2 p.m.
Join us in the Teen Space as we explore circuitry basics using paper, flexible conductive material, and lights! Create a greeting card with a special switch that electrifies an LED.  
Michael W. Brookins

Michael W. Brookins and Friends in Concert

Capitol View Library

2 p.m.
Calling all music lovers in celebration of 2016 Black History Month! Please join us at the Capitol View Library on  Saturday, Feb. 13 for a gospel/jazz concert featuring pianist Michael W. Brookins.   Mr. Brookins has played piano for the last thirty-one  years in the Washington, D.C. and Chicago Metropolitan areas. He has been involved in the formation of several local bands that play a gospel/jazz fusion, better known as "Jazzpel."  You do not want to miss this free "food for the soul" concert.

Battle Subway Pokémon League

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

2 p.m.
If you love Pokémon, you won't want to miss this!  Battle Subway is an official league of the Pokémon Company International. Players will meet on Saturdays from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. in Room A-9, located on the Library's lower level. Games are open to Pokémon lovers of all ages and League Leaders will be on hand to moderate.
Valentine's Day Craft

Valentine's Day Party

Deanwood Library

2 p.m.
Come celebrate Valentine's Day at the library! We'll make Valentines Day cards and crafts and read some of our favorite L-O-V-E stories together! If you can't make it, check out our selection of themed books for you to read at home with your little love bunny.    
HTML Basics

HTML Basics

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

2:30 p.m.
Introduction to simple Web page design, using the HyperText Markup Language (.html). Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis. Instructor: Amanda S. 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, Web I Basics, Web II Intermediate and Email Basics. A significant amount of typing is required! You will learn to: Use four basic HyperText Markup Language tags.
Capital Tangueros

Library Tango Practica

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

2:30 p.m.
Learn and practice the Argentine Tango with Bahman Aryana of Rendezvous Tango. All levels welcome. To learn more about tango classes in DC and to get updates for this series visit Capital Tangueros.
I Like Myself

Love Yourself: Spa Crafts

Southwest Library

3 p.m.
Join us in the Children's Room to create fun homemade soaps and bath scrubs. Treat yourself or a loved one! Children under 9 must be accompanied by an adult. Questions? Call 202-724-4691.   
Anton Chekhov's Misery

Screening of Anton Chekhov's Misery: An Animated Movie by Michael J. Evans

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

3 p.m.
Fusing together the areas of visual art, music, literature, and history, composer Michael J.

Sunday, Feb. 14, 2016

Rush Hour Reads logo.

Rush Hour Reads

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

(All day)
Want to read more? A few minutes during your commute or at lunch can really add up.

MLKML Tax Preparation

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

1 p.m.
Free tax preparation assistance, provided by Community Tax Aid. The last customer will be seen at 5:30 p.m.
Stitched from the Soul

Black History Month Quilt Making with the William O. Lockridge/ Bellevue Library

Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) Library

1 p.m.
Join the William O. Lockridge/ Bellevue Library as we celebrate the rich history of quilt making in the African- American and African Diaspora tradition by embarking on a 2-week quilt making experience.The Main Meeting Room will be open and available during the following dates and times for Quilt construction:Saturday, February 13, 2016, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m.Sunday, February 14, 2016, 1 p.m.- 3 p.m.Wednesday, February 17, 2016, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m.
Make Fix Project Logo

The Make/Fix Anything Project

Mt. Pleasant Library

1:30 p.m.
You (Yes, YOU!) can make or fix nearly anything. Its true! Ultimately these abilities result from a superpower that lies within each of us: the ability to self instruct. Matt McEntee wants to learn and help others learn. This is why he has made a practice of helping anyone make or fix nearly[1] anything.
lotus flower

Soothing Sunday Yoga

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

1:30 p.m.
Presented by Aparna, a certified a yoga instructor, this class is perfect for beginners, featuring soothing Hatha yoga and meditation. All participants must sign a waiver and be at least 18 years old. Please bring your own mat or towel. Session takes place in the sunny story time room on the first floor.   
Yoga

Yoga at the Library

Southeast Library

1:30 p.m.
Sundays in January and February, join us for Pop-Up Yoga at the library taught by instructors from WithLoveDC. WithLoveDC is a movement to spread love, joy, and acceptance throughout the District. The Practice With Love classes aim to create an accessible space for all people to tune into their breath while enjoying the amazing spaces around our beautiful city. WithLoveDC is thrilled to bring their free yoga gatherings to the Southeast Library; come flow with us!
Family Story Time

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 children from birth to 12 years old.  
Play, Dance, Create Kids Clip Art

It's My Body! Art and Movement Workshop

Mt. Pleasant Library

2 p.m.
This workshop complements the D.C.Rape Crisis Center's Good Touch Bad Touch sexual abuse prevention curriculum for pre-school through sixth grade students. It is designed to create a shared learning experience between adults and youth. The workshop incorporates theater, art and games to explore the concepts of expression, communication and boundaries.    
Book Share logo

Book Share

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

2 p.m.
Let’s talk books, the characters in them, and the writers who created them. We’ll ask lots of thinking  questions that have no right answers—we want to hear what YOU have to say.  Bring your opinions! Ages 6-12. No registration required. Please call 202-727-1248 with any questions.  
craft supplies

I Made It Myself

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

2 p.m.
All ages arts and crafts.  
How Rocket Learned to Read

P.A.L. (People Animals Love) Dog Visit

Southwest Library

2:30 p.m.
Children ages 4-12 are invited to join us in the Children's Room to read aloud to P.A.L. (People Animals Love) dogs. Children under 9 must be accompanied by a caregiver. Questions? Call 202-724-4691.

Shaw Knitting Circle

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

3 p.m.
Join 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.  
Chinese with Lulu and Maomao cover image

Family Chinese Conversation Corner

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

3 p.m.
Are you learning Chinese in school or speak it with family at home? Practice your Chinese, meet other Chinese-speaking families and make new friends at our Chinese Conversation Corner for children and their families. Participants should know some Chinese already and are encouraged to use Chinese exclusively during conversations.  We will meet in the Children's Area.  For kids ages 5 and up.你在学校学汉语或者在家与家人说汉语吗? 请到我们的孩子和家庭汉语角, 练习汉语或认识其他的汉语家庭.地点:我们的儿童读物区.
hypnotizer 3

Hypnotizers!

Woodridge Library

3 p.m.
Join the Woodridge Library and Future Makers to create spinning, glowing light machines that hypnotize and amaze! Make use of the following tools to invent a cool machine all your very own.     Motors LED lights Batteries Simple circuitry Stop by for an hour of entertainment, we hope to see you there! Best for ages 7-17.  
Shaw Junior High School

Saving Shaw School

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

3 p.m.
Screening of short film (22 minutes, 2015) by Shaw historian and critically acclaimed playwright Carole Mumin ("Where Eagles Fly"). Using dialogue and characters from Lorraine Hansberry's "Raisin in the Sun," Mumin dramatizes the neighborhood's struggle to keep an important institution open. The screening will be followed by a discussion with some of the film's actors.
stuffed giraffe with book

Pajama Storytime

West End Library

4 p.m.
Bring your favorite furry (stuffed) companion and join us for some fun stories! Appropriate for ages 3-5.