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Saturday, March 28, 2015

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.
Picture of DC Women's Suffrage march

Women's History Ride with Women & Bicycles and DCPL

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

12 p.m.
Support empowering women by hitting the road with us!   The Washington Area Bicycle Association's Women & Bicycles and DC Public Library are empowering women through biking!  This feminist history-themed bike ride will stop at four DCPL branches (Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, Anacostia and Southwest) for women’s history-related activities and will also feature a photo booth, snacks, and some surprises along the way!   

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. Enjoy swapability at the expense of your opponents and win weekly bragging rights. 
Troop Beverly Hills and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

25/25 Film-iversary

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

12:30 p.m.
Celebrate the 25th anniversary of two cinematic triumphs:Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Troop Beverly Hills It's been 25 years since these classic titles were released, and if you're 25 or older* we want you to relive your childhood with the double feature to end all double features. Best costume for each movie gets a prize, and pizza and cookies will be provided.
Image of Treble Clef and Flowers

Spring Sing!

Georgetown Library

1 p.m.
Join us for a concert featuring student vocal groups from American University, Georgetown University, and George Washington University.  Questions? Email julia.strusienski@dc.gov.
make up

In Living Colour 3-Day Makeup & Beauty Workshop

Deanwood Library

1 p.m.
Come join us at the Deanwood library for a FREE 3-day makeup and beauty course for teens ages 16-19! This course will be taught by Mrs. Keshua Hunt. Mrs. Hunt has worked on models for various designers such as Calvin Klein, and salons such as Bubbles.  The course schedule: March 28, 1-4:30 p.m.: Beauty Insiders/Team Building and Sanitation April 11, 1-4:30 p.m.: Creating the Beautiful Face

Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing Clinic

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

1:15 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.
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.
Makerbot logo

Intro to 3-D Printing

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

2 p.m.
Curious about what all the fuss is about 3-D printing? Attend this class for an overview of the kinds of technology available, plus tips for how to download your own files and have them printed into physical objects here at the library!
LEGO bricks

LEGO Club

Southwest Library

2 p.m.
Children ages 6-12 are invited to create, build, and play using LEGO bricks. Children under 9 years old must be accompanied by a parent/caregiver. Please call 202-724-4691 with questions.
Rosie the Riveter

Women's History Family Fun

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

2 p.m.
Celebrate Women's History Month at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library in the Children's Room!   We will be learning about famous historical female figures through games, crafts, and more! Fun for ages birth to 12.
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Women's History Month Family Movie

Woodridge Library

2 p.m.
Join us for this 1998 animated story set in imperial China about a young girl who bravely takes her father's place in the army and transforms into a legendary heroine. For families. 
Environmental Film Festival Logo

Highlights from the Environmental Film Festival

Dorothy I. Height/Benning Library

2 p.m.
This mystery screening will show one of the top audience choice films from this year's Environmental Film Festival. Film title will be released prior to showtime. For more about the Environmental Film Festival, please visit the website.
Yoga Poses

Bilingual Family Yoga

Mt. Pleasant Library

2 p.m.
Join us for a spring yoga series! Each class will encourage participants to stretch their bodies, strengthen family bonds, and create togetherness. The classes are designed for children ages 3-12 and their caregivers.  These events require waivers to be signed. All participants under the age of 18 will need a parent/guardian's signature.  Yoga Bilingüe de Familia 

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.
Science Technology Engineering Art Mathematics

STEAM Saturdays

Dorothy I. Height/Benning Library

2:30 p.m.
Come explore the worlds around us and in your imagination. We will meet every other Saturday and discover, design, create, and constuct something new! Open to elementary-aged children.  
Dog lays head on book

Puppy Dog Tales

Northeast Library

3 p.m.
Reading aloud to dogs can help build a child’s confidence in reading. Children in grades K-3 can sign up for 20-minute reading slots to read to a dog. Dogs and owners will be joining us from ​Therapy Pets Unlimited, a non-profit organization that specializes in providing therapy dogs for community programs and events. Please come into the library or call 202-698-0183 to sign up for a slot. Sign up starts March 1. 
French

French Preschool Story Time

Southeast Library

3 p.m.
Come join us a for a bilingual story time in French and English! Recommended for ages 2-5.
Games Galore

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, March 29, 2015

Yours Naturally: Beauty that grows on you

Yours Naturally: Beauty that grows on you

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

(All day)
Yours Naturally: Beauty that Grows on You is a national photography exhibition produced by photographer Jason Miccolo Johnson. The exhibition celebrates the beauty of women who wear natural hairstyles. The photographs feature women throughout the African Diaspora of various ages, sizes, and complexions. Women representing a variety of professions are photographed both in the studio as well as on stunning locations.
prom dress drive

Prom Come True!

Rosedale Library

9 a.m.
Rosedale Library is at it again! We are collecting gently used prom/formal dresses, men’s tuxes, formal shoes and prom accessories to give away at our second annual Prom Come True Event! Last year we collected over 200 dresses! Let’s top last year! Collection has begun and will continue through Monday, April 20.
Mount Pleasant Craft Supply Swap Meet

Mt. Pleasant Crafting Group

Mt. Pleasant Library

1 p.m.
Bring your craft project to work on and come hang out, share tips, and make friends. Can't make this meeting but want to join in later? You can sign up for the Mt. Pleasant Crafting Group email list here.

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.
Yoga at Lincoln Memorial

Yoga at the Library: Practice With Love

Southeast Library

1:30 p.m.
Every Sunday in March, 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!
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 younger than 9 years old must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver. Please call 202-724-4691 with questions.
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.
Environmental Film Festival Logo

Divide in Concord

Georgetown Library

2 p.m.
Washington, D.C. Premiere Jean Hill, a fiery octogenarian, cares deeply about the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Adriana Cohen: mother, model and celebrity publicist-turned-pundit, unequivocally defends individual freedoms.

I Made It Myself

Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library

2 p.m.
All ages arts and crafts.

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.