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Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014

Cover of "Back There, Then"

'Back There, Then: A Historical Genealogical Memoir'

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

1:30 p.m.
Have you done genealogy research? Have you considered publishing? Hear local researcher Marietta Crichlow explain the process from start to finish. Crichlow and her family are descended from people who were enslaved by Wilmer McLean in Manassas, Va. (Robert E. Lee surrended to Ulysses S. Grant in 1865 in McLean's home.)

Clicking Her Heels for 75 Years

Mt. Pleasant Library

2 p.m.
Come celebrate the 75th anniversary of one of the most beloved films of all time with a screening of the 1939 classic based on the L. Frank Baum book.Join us in the large meeting room and feel free to contact us at (202) 671-3121 with questions. 

Family Story Time

Mt. Pleasant Library

2 p.m.
Join us for an all-ages story time with singing, dancing and lots of fun!

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. 

Pumpkin Party!

Southeast Library

2 p.m.
Celebrate autumn and Halloween at the library with pumpkin decorating, light refreshments, and other festive activities!All ages welcome, feel free to come in costume!

Discover the Power of Twitter (Registration Required)

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

2:30 p.m.
A fun and interactive way for you to learn how to use Twitter!  Twitter is an information network that brings people closer to what's important to them. Learn how to engage with the world around you, tweet-a-thon style!Register NowInstructor: R. FosterComputer Lab, Room 311

NaNoWriMo Novel Planning

Juanita E. Thornton/Shepherd Park Library

2:30 p.m.
November is National Novel Writing Month. Planning on writing a novel? Take advantage of this opportunity to plan and organize your thoughts and ideas before you sit down to begin writing your story.

Invention Contest! Make Your Mark with Makey-Makey

Southeast Library

3 p.m.
Have you ever been playing a video game and wished that you were using something other than the standard plastic controller? Like a banana... or a glass of water... or some Play-Doh? Perhaps you've even wanted to design your own controller. Come to the library to try your hand at creating your own video controller using a MaKey MaKey invention kit and whatever kind of materials you can think of to use. 

How to be a Viking

Juanita E. Thornton/Shepherd Park Library

3:30 p.m.
Celebrate Denmark at the library, and learn how to be a Viking with fun, kid-friendly, hands-on activities.Best for ages 5-12.For more information, call 202-541-6100.

Gamers Galore

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

3:30 p.m.
Come 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. 

Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014

Kids Euro Fest: Story Time in Italy

Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library

10:30 p.m.
As part of the Kids Euro Fest, come celebrate Italian culture with a special family story time for all ages.  

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.

Halloween Family Movie

Northeast Library

1:30 p.m.
Come to the library and enjoy a Halloween themed family movie.

DC Reads: Book Discussion

Cleveland Park Library

2 p.m.
As part of the month-long celebration of DC Reads, we will be reading and discussing Dinaw Mengestu's book 

Sunday Movies

Deanwood Library

2 p.m.
Join us and have a frightfully, scary good time @ the moviesFor ages 5-10.

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.

Legends & Lore DC Book Discussion

Cleveland Park Library

2 p.m.
The October title for Legends & Lore DC is the DC Reads 2014 selection The Beautiful Things that Heaven Bears by Dinaw Mengestu.

Crafts & Coloring

Francis A. Gregory Library

2 p.m.
Sunday afternoons are for crafts and coloring at Francis Gregory library. Come in and make something to take home - craft, sketch, color, draw or paint!

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.

Fall Halloween Party

Southwest Library

2 p.m.
Join us for some spooky and seasonal fun! There will be games, crafts, snacks, and a movie. Children up to age 12 and their caregivers are welcome. Costumes are encouraged!

Family Craft: Halloween

Georgetown Library

2 p.m.
Come join us anytime between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. for a spooky Halloween craft that will be fun for the whole family.

Sunday Movies

Anacostia Library

2 p.m.
Join 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+.

Sunday Crafts

Palisades Library

2:30 p.m.
Please 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!

Shaw Knitting Circle

Watha T. Daniel/Shaw 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.

Sunday Shorts

Juanita E. Thornton/Shepherd Park Library

3 p.m.
A themed collection of short films from all genres, showing a wide variety of directors, languages, culture, viewpoints and stories. Each showing's films will focus on a theme. Sept. 28: Love Oct. 12: Childhood Oct. 26: Horror

Board Game Afternoon

Northwest One Library

3 p.m.
Join us at every Sunday afternoon to play fun board games against your friends or learn chess!For kids 10 and older.

Zumba Kids

Capitol View Library

3:30 p.m.
All 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.

Dia de los Muertos/Day of the Dead

Cleveland Park Library

3:30 p.m.
Get ready for Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) by making colorful paper flowers and butterflies to decorate your ofrenda (altar) and sugar skulls.

Monday, Oct. 27, 2014

Baby/Toddler Story Time

West End Library

10 a.m.
Regularly scheduled story time for babies and toddlers.