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Saturday, August 23, 2014

10:00 a.m.

YogaJoin 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.

10:00 a.m.

Enjoy a weekly play time for young children. Constructive play and early literacy activities.

10:00 a.m.

Image of a blind man and a young girl reading a print braille bookAdaptive Services Division is accepting applications for their Braille literacy class on Saturdays at 10 a.m. starting August 9, 2014 – September 27, 2014.

This class is for beginning braille users (All ages).

Space is limited. For more information, please call 202-727-2142, or email .

10:30 a.m.

Join us for an all-ages story time. 

10:30 a.m.

Stories, music, folktales and fun for Preschoolers and Kindergartners. Recommended for ages 3-5.

10:30 a.m.

family readingLooking 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.

10:30 a.m.

Storytime fun for the whole family.

10:30 a.m.

Start your weekend off with a fun family story time filled with songs, rhymes, and good books. Book

11:00 a.m.

Open Lego Duplo block play time for children ages 2 to 5 years and their caregivers. 

11:00 a.m.

Come in for weekend story time as we read, sing and rhyme.

This program recommended for families with children ages 0-5.

Join us afterwards for our Imaginative Play program. 

11:00 a.m.

Baby/toddler lap times are story times geared for babies ages birth to 24 months and their caregivers.

11:00 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.

11:00 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.    

11:00 a.m.

Mary Kay Shaw from Watergate Gallery will be leading a walking tour of the Foggy Bottom Sculpture Exhibit from West End Interim Library.

11:00 a.m.

coffee cupDC has more good coffee than ever with gourmet coffee shops popping up every day, and the range of deliciousness is huge. Join us for two Saturdays of fun, guided tasting activities with our friends from Peregrine Espresso and MadCap Coffee. These coffee enthusiasts will explore the finer points of appreciating good coffee. Yum!

11:30 a.m.

Icon image for XML codingA continuation of Introduction to XML, this course will focus on increasingly complex elements of XML records including sub-elements, qualified elements, and XML schemes and namespaces.
Please note: Introduction to XML necessary before attending this course.

12:00 p.m.

Dress-upUse your imagination to dress-up, build with blocks, perform with puppets and do puzzles in a weekend play session. 

Ages 0-12 and families.

12:00 p.m.

Poets, writers and other spoken word artists are invited to join us for the DC Poetry Project Traveling Open Mic Poetry Reading.

The Poetry Reading The open mic for all begins at 12 p.m. The doors and sign-up lists open promptly at 11:45 a.m. So please come to share or just to listen and have fun! Poems may be on any subject, and you may read more than one, but we ask that you keep your time on the mic to three minutes. The open mic will go for as long as we have participants or until 1:30 p.m. The program will regularly feature local, regional and national poets.

This program is made possible thanks to our partnership with the DC Poetry Project.

12:00 p.m.

Trading Card Meetup logoCan'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. 

Players will meet until 5 p.m. in the lounge area in front of the Digital Commons. Games are open to adults and teens and tournaments will be held twice a year.

So, come one, come all; just come ready.

2:00 p.m.

Every other Saturday enjoy family crafts for all ages.

Crafts will vary with the seasons and holidays. All materials will be provided.

bookwormWe will read some books, sing some songs, and perform some finger plays!

Family Story time is for children ages 2-5 with their adults (but older and younger children are also welcome).

The program will last approximately 20-30 minutes and will take place in the Children's Story Circle.

2:00 p.m.

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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. 

2:00 p.m.

Kids playing with puppetsAre you ready to head back to the classroom?  Or maybe you are preparing for your first day of school!  Join us as we read back-to-school stories and sing songs to celebrate how fun it is to go back to school!  

If you have any questions, please contact the Children's Room at 202-671-3125.

2:30 p.m.

Learn and practice the Argentine Tango with Bahman Aryana of Rendezvous Tango.

All levels welcome.

3:30 p.m.

Gamer's Galore at MLK Library Teen SpaceCome 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. 

3:30 p.m.

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Fun, inquiry-based, hands-on experiments and literacy activities to spark your child's natural interest in science, technology, engineering, arts and math.  Best for children ages 5-12 years old.     

3:30 p.m.

Logo for Mail ChimpAre you a small business that needs a polished professional way to send important messages to your customers? Are you an artist looking to bring your next project to a wider audience? Or maybe you just want impress guests with your next dinner party invite. Whatever you hope to communicate with your next email, we can help you make it clear, creative and CAPTIVATING.

Attend DCPL's "Better Living Through Email" instructional program to learn the best practices for using Mailchimp, a powerful mass mailing tool that can get your message across the right way.

This class will cover…

  • Concept and purpose behind mass email
  •  Why and when to use Mailchimp… or any other mass email tool
  •  Creating a campaign
  •   Designing an email
  •   Design strategies and content best practices
  •   Creating and accessing mail templates
  •   Adding an email list
  •   Emailing rules opt-in\opt-out
  •   Spamming
  •   Scheduling an email
  •   Strategies and best practices
4:00 p.m.

Adobe InDesign LogoThe library is starting a ZINE and wants you to be a part of it!

Join us in the Dream Lab starting at 4 p.m. to learn what a zine is and how you can help us create it.

We'll also show you how to use Adobe InDesign CS6 to create a zine and begin our plans for this new publication, including picking out what we'll call it!

Hope to see you there!

Sunday, August 24, 2014

(All day)
lanternsThe Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office (TECRO) is proud to partner with DC Public Library to bring “A Narrative of Light and Shadow – Female photographers from Taiwan” photo exhibition to the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library from July 26 to August 29, 2014.

The exhibition will focus on landscapes and traditional culture from the perspective of two of Taiwan’s top female photographers, Chang Hsiu-huang and Chang Yung-chieh. The different focuses of each photographer provide a captivating look at Taiwan’s landscape and local culture through the lens of female artists

Taiwan LogoToday's Taiwan

(All day)

intermissionIt's intermission time! Pardon us as we take a break from our regularly scheduled programming for vacation and planning/preparatory time for our Fall schedule.

Our programming will resume on Friday, September 5 with a special story time to honor Grandparents' Day at 4 p.m.