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Saturday, Feb. 28, 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.

Saturday Morning Yoga

Mt. Pleasant Library

10 a.m.
 Start your Saturdays with Carol, Marjorie and some relaxing, stress-free yoga! Everyone is welcome, beginners especially! Please wear comfortable clothing and bring water. Bring your own yoga mat or use one of ours (limited availability).
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Tax Assistance

Mt. Pleasant Library

10 a.m.
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is available free to taxpayers with low and moderate income, with special attention to those 60 and older. Through a cadre of trained volunteers, AARP Foundation Tax-Aide has helped low- to moderate-income individuals for more than 40 years in every state and the District of Columbia. Come and meet with a trained AARP tax aide provider today. Service available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
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LEGOs!

Mt. Pleasant Library

10 a.m.
Build, explore, and play with LEGOs and DUPLOs in the Children's Room from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. every Saturday! This program is designed for children ages 3-12 years old and their caregivers.  

Construction Junction

Anacostia Library

10 a.m.
Enjoy a weekly play time for young children with constructive play.

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.

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. 
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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

Tenley-Friendship Library

10:30 a.m.
Start your weekend off with a fun family story time filled with songs, rhymes, and good books.
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Yoga at Your Library

Petworth Library

11 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.

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.

Afro-Beat Dance Party Class

William O. Lockridge/Bellevue Library

12 p.m.
Looking to add a fun workout to your New Year's resolutions?  Try this dance workout based on traditional African dance, Samba, Salsa and more.  Classes are suitable for all fitness levels.  A signed copy of the Agreement of Release and Waiver of Liability form is required. For ages 16 and older.

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.

Prepare for the SAT

Petworth Library

1 p.m.
Learn the test layout and strategies to help get the highest score possible on the SAT. This program will be led by a representative from Odyssey Tutors. The presentation will last about 60 minutes with time for questions. We will meet in the large meeting room on the lower level. 
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The Art of Desire and Co-Creation

Northeast Library

1 p.m.
As Canadian motivational speaker Danielle LaPorte says, “Desire is the engine of creation.” The power of wanting is some serious mojo. When we step into our desires, really knowing what we want, big things can open up. And not just that kind of desire. Because desire is bigger than just romance. This class is an invitation to identify your desires and to hear other people’s. We’ll explore desire and co-creation through:
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Gospel Music in American History

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

1 p.m.
For our final celebration of Black History Month, we will explore the gospel music tradition, a striking influence on American popular music and this nation's history. The event will feature musical guests La Bella Voce Ensemble, The Metropolitan AME of Washington Choir the First Baptist Church of Randolph Gospel Choir, and the go-go based gospel ensemble, 24/7.
Aaron Burr Jr. Third Vice President of the United States

CANCELED: 'The Intriguing Aaron Burr: Vice President and So Much More'

Georgetown Library

1 p.m.
Starting Feb. 18, Georgetown Library will be closed for approximately three weeks. As a result, this event is canceled. Please join us in the Peabody Room for “The Intriguing Aaron Burr: Vice President and So Much More” by Jamie Stiehm, U.S. News and World Report op-ed columnist. Aaron Burr Jr. was the third Vice President of the United States, serving under Thomas Jefferson from 1801 to 1805. The Peabody Room is located on the third floor of the library. This event is free.
Marian Anderson concert at the Lincoln Memorial

Inspiring the Me I Want to Be: Marian Anderson

Rosedale Library

1:30 p.m.
Teaching artist Tom Minter and DC Public Librarians will lead an interactive program for all ages about Marian Anderson, a renowned African American singer who overcame discrimination to be trained and perform in noted venues such as the Metropolitan Opera House. The audience will have many opportunities to sing along and participate.

Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing Clinic

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

1:30 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.
Painting by C.R. Wells of the Jackson Family Art Show

Celebrate Black History Month with the Jackson Family Art Show!

William O. Lockridge/Bellevue Library

2 p.m.
The Jackson Family Art Show celebrates three generation of greatness in art! Come to the Bellvue Library to celebrate Black History Month with an art exhibit, reception, and hands-on art demonstration and art show.  The Jackson Family Art Show will also visit: King Memorial Library on Feb. 5, 6 p.m. Rosedale Library on Feb. 17, 6:30 p.m.
FREED Reenactors

FREED Historical Reenactment

Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library

2 p.m.
In honor of Black History Month and the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War, you are invited to travel back in time and experience the lives of the Female RE-Enactors of Distinction (FREED), a historical group portraying freed women and men of the Civil War era who contributed to our history. This distinguished group will transport you with their mission to celebrate the accomplishments of the African American Civil War soldiers and the women who supported their fight freedom.
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.
Needles and thread

Stitching by Hand

Southeast Library

2 p.m.
Sewing by hand is one of those skills that is slowing getting lost. Join local fiber artist Frederick Nunley for an afternoon of hand stitching. Mr. Nunley will demonstrate basic stitches like the whip stitch, straight stitch, blind stitch, basting, and button sewing. Clothes can be mended... by you!
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Shepherd Park Writing Group

Juanita E. Thornton/Shepherd Park Library

2 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 meets on the last Saturday of the month.
Rosie Revere, Engineer book cover

Build-it Studio

Southwest Library

2 p.m.
Children ages 6-12 are invited to join us in creative, hands-on fun building structures using everyday materials. (Children under 9 years old must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.)

3-D Printing: Jewelry Design

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

2 p.m.
In this class, you will learn how to design your own bracelet using TinkerCAD. Later, you can submit your  designs to have them printed on our 3-D printer! Pictured: Beautiful Chunky Bracelet, by aubenc
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Matemática para Trabajadores / Basic Math Skills for Workers

Mt. Pleasant Library

2:30 p.m.
Trabajadores Unidos de Washington D.C. and the Mt. Pleasant Library are teaming up to offer a series of workshops designed to help construction workers and other trades people improve the math skills they will need for their jobs, such as calculating and measuring. Each session will begin on a Sunday afternoon, and will consist of three classes. As usual, all workshops at the library are free! There is also no need to register, just show up. All workshops will be in Conference Room 1 on the lower level.