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Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014

Baby/Toddler Lap Time

Southeast Library

11 a.m.
Baby/toddler lap times are story times geared for babies ages birth to 24 months and their caregivers.
Ghosts of Georgetown

Tim Krepp: "Ghosts of Georgetown"

Southwest Library

11 a.m.
Come to Southwest Library to hear tales of haunted Southwest! Local author Tim Krepp will discuss his newest book Ghosts of Georgetown, including some local stories that didn't make it into the book. Copies of the book will be available for sale and for signing.

Weekend Story Time

Francis A. Gregory Library

11 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. 

Lego Club

Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library

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

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.    
Mommins

Kids Euro Festival: A Moomin Movie

Tenley-Friendship Library

11 a.m.
During Kids Euro Festival, families come join us for this special presentation of a fun movie featuring those lovable Finnish Moomins.

Saturday Science Time!

Woodridge Library

12 p.m.
Join the fun as we learn about capillary action.Space is limited. Please call the library to register.Best for ages 8-12.

Imaginative Play

Francis A. Gregory Library

12 p.m.
Use your imagination to dress-up, build with blocks, perform with puppets and do puzzles in a weekend play session. Ages 0-12 and families.

PC Basics

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

12:15 p.m.
For those who need to come into the world of computers, this is the class for you. Overcome your fears and gain the skills that can get you ready for the workplace. Also take the Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing class as a perfect complement to PC Basics. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis.Instructor: X. E. HanComputer Lab, Room 311Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well.You will learn to:

DC Reads: Book Discussion

Southwest Library

1 p.m.
As part of the month-long celebration of DC Reads, we will be reading and discussing Dinaw Mengestu's book 
1914  Connecticut-Copperthite Pie Company Truck

Visit of the Restored Historic 1914 Connecticut-Copperthite Pie Company Truck

Georgetown Library

1 p.m.
Meet Michael C. Copperthite, descendent of the founders of the Connecticut-Copperthite Pie Company (established 1885 in Georgetown), and learn about the restoration his company’s 1914 Model T Ford pie delivery truck.  Limited free samples will be available! Rear parking lot and terrace at Georgetown Library. Questions? Call 202-727--233 or visit us online.      

Chess Tournament for Adults

Dorothy I. Height/Benning Library

1 p.m.
Chess tournament for adults held the last Saturday of each month.This program is free and open to the public.
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.)

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. 

Family Story Time

Mt. Pleasant Library

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

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!

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. 

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. 

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. 

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.

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.

Sunday Movies

Deanwood Library

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

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!