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Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015

Keys to a new home.

First-Time Homebuyer's Credit Seminar

Mt. Pleasant Library

12 p.m.
Tired of renting? Want to buy your own home? Don't know how to get approved for credit? We can help! University Legal Services is funded by the District of Columbia Department of Housing and Community Development. The session will be presented in English and in Spanish.
Every Hero has a Story

Washington Humane Society Adoption Van Visit

Tenley-Friendship Library

12 p.m.
This summer, be a hero by giving a new home to an animal in need! It's proven that pet ownership is great for our emotional and physical health, so adopting a new pet will be heroic both for yourself and for others. 
Trading Card Meetup design.

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.  Players will meet until 5 p.m. in Gallery A-6, located on the Lower Level. Games are open to adults and teens and tournaments will be held twice a year. So, come one, come all; just come ready.
movies

Weekend Movies at Deanwood

Deanwood Library

1 p.m.
Come watch hero movies for children with us! Ages 6-8: 1 p.m. Ages 9-12: 3 p.m.
Basket of vegetables

Adult Nutrition Class

Petworth Library

1 p.m.
Whether you are concerned about weight, heart disease or just maximizing your health, this class will help you identify simple and gradual changes that add up to major improvements. You’ll leave this session with practical tips for healthier living. Recipes and tasting provided. This class will be led by Roxani Elsani, regisitered dietician and in-store nutritionist for Giant Food. We will meet in the large meeting room on the lower level. The class will last about an hour.   
Babe Ruth hero of baseball

'Baseball' a film by Ken Burns: the 1920s

Northeast Library

1 p.m.
Baseball is everywhere this summer. But the history of the sport has its ups and downs. In this film in the Ken Burns series, we are considering what happened to baseball in the 1920s. It was in the '20s that baseball fully emerged into American life with its rituals, heroes, and scores. The 1920s was the time of Babe Ruth, who was seen as a great hero and given extensive publicity among other stars of that time who were thought to have embodied the best of the American persona.
hero

Superhero Party

Southeast Library

1 p.m.
Join us from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. for an end-of-Summer Reading celebration, including superhero boot camp for kids, a comic book swap for all ages, and Yu-Gi-Oh card trading. Kids, teens and adults are all welcome. 
One Summer: America, 1927

'Bill Bryson's One Summer: America, 1927'

Southwest Library

1 p.m.
You are cordially invited to attend the August Southwest Book Discussion. Copies of the August selection, One Summer: America, 1927 by Bill Bryson are available for checkout at the information desk.
Computer Keyboard

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.
lego clipart

Weekend LEGO Club

Southwest Library

2 p.m.
Come create, build, and play using LEGO bricks. Check out our awesome LEGO book collection for ideas! For ages 6-12. Children younger than 9 must be accompanied by an adult.  Questions? Call 202-724-4691. 

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 the Popular Library, adjacent to the Great Hall. Games are open to Pokémon lovers of all ages and League Leaders will be on hand to moderate.
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.
PC Basics

PC Basics - Intermediate

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

2:30 p.m.
Expand on your basic knowledge and navigation of the computer by exploring the Windows 7 platform functions & features and other Windows management tools . Instructor: D. P. Grogan Computer Lab, Room 311 Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well and PC Basics - Beginner You will learn to: Open and navigate Windows Explorer Pin and unpin application icons to Taskbar and Start Menu Explore right-click menu features for the Desktop, Taskbar and Start Menu
Kekkai Sensen

Woodridge Anime: End of Summer Schedule

Woodridge Library

3 p.m.
Join Woodridge Anime for manga chat and episode viewings. Come for the snacks, then hangout with like-minded Otaku for these popular shows! 

Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015

movies

Weekend Movies at Deanwood

Deanwood Library

1 p.m.
Come watch hero movies for children with us! Ages 6-8: 1 p.m. Ages 9-12: 3 p.m.
Mount Pleasant Craft Supply Swap Meet

The Mount Pleasant Crafting Club

Mt. Pleasant Library

1 p.m.
Make things, make friends, make things for your friends! Bring your latest project and get tips and conversation from other local crafters.  1 p.m. on the last Sunday of every month at the Mount Pleasant Neighborhood Library. Questions? Email mtpleasantlibrary@dc.gov or call 202-671-3121.
lotus flower

Soothing Sunday Yoga

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

1:30 p.m.
Presented by Jenny of Yoga Activist, this class is perfect for beginners, featuring soothing Hatha yoga and meditation. No one under 18.  Please bring your own mat or towel. Session takes place in the sunny story time room on the first floor.  
Yoga

Practice Yoga with Love

Southeast Library

1:30 p.m.
Every Sunday this summer, 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!

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! 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. 
Annie movie poster

Singalong Movies!

Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library

2 p.m.
Do you love musicals? Do you wish your life were a musical? Here's your chance to burst into song in the library: every Sunday in August we'll be watching movies featuring great songs that are fun to sing along to. All ages are welcome.    Aug. 2 - Annie (2014), rated PG
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 must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver. Please call 202-724-4691 with questions.
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 ages 0-12.  
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! Topics change from week to week, so give us a call to ask about a certain week's plan at 202-727-1248. Ages 6-12 in the Children's Room.
Summer Reading Logo

Summer Reading Block Party

Northeast Library

2 p.m.
We’ve come to the end of our summer reading program, so let’s party! A block party, that is. Join us on Sunday, Aug. 30, 2-5 p.m., for fun activities and stories and to claim your summer reading prizes! We’ll be set up outside of the library on 7th Street NE between D Street NE and the alley.  Event line up: Get your face painted with cool designs Choose from options of balloon twisting designs Watch guest master storyteller Arianna Ross perform on the patio area 3-4 p.m. Make hero-themed crafts

Sunday Cinema

Anacostia Library

2 p.m.
Please join us in the Anacostia Neighborhood Library children's program room for our weekly showing of a children's movie.
craft supplies

I Made It Myself

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

2 p.m.
All ages arts and crafts. We will not meet on Sept. 13 and Sept. 20. 
Superman

Free Movie at Palisades Library

Palisades Library

2 p.m.
You are cordially invited to a free showing of the movie Superman, starring Christopher Reeve.
Play, Learn, and Grow Together! Clip art

It's My Body! Art and Movement Workshop

Mt. Pleasant Library

2 p.m.
This workshop complements DCRCC's Good Touch Bad Touch curriculum. It is designed to create a shared learning experience between adults and youth. It incorporates theater, art, and games to explore the concepts of expression, communication, and boundaries.         
DC State Fair logo

D.C. State Fair Art and Poetry Contest

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

2 p.m.
Kids in preschool through 9th grade are invited to come to Shaw Library's I Made It Myself arts and crafts sessions on Sundays, Aug. 23, Aug. 30, and Sept. 6 to work on your D.C. State Fair Kids Art and Poetry Contest entry. We'll provide markers, crayons, paper, scissors, and poetry books for inspiration. You provide the creativity (and any special materials you'd like to use)!