Upcoming Events

Saturday, February 28, 2015 - 11:00am
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.
Saturday, February 28, 2015 - 11:00am
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.    
Saturday, February 28, 2015 - 11:00am
Baby/toddler lap times are story times for babies ages birth through 24 months and their caregivers. Come enjoy books, songs, rhymes, fingerplays, bounces, and more!

Saturday lap time is held upstairs in the children's area of the main reading room. Tickets are not required.

Have a group? Please call ahead of time to make special arrangements.
Saturday, February 28, 2015 - 12:00pm
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.
Saturday, February 28, 2015 - 12:00pm
Battle Subway logo: Rush Hour is a zoo.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 noon 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.

Participants will gain knowledge and experience in competitive play of the Pokémon video and card games.  Players will also earn free rewards for participation including cards, codes for the Pokémon Trading Card Game Online, and badges. 

So come ready to trade, to meet other Pokémon fans, and to qualify for tournament play.

See you there!
 
Follow the group on Twitter and Facebook or follow #MLKPokemon.

 
DCPL logo. Official Pokemon League Logo
Saturday, February 28, 2015 - 12:00pm
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.
Saturday, February 28, 2015 - 1:00pm
Learn the test layout and strategies to help get the highest score possible on the SAT. This program will be led by a representative from Odyssey Tutors.

The presentation will last about 60 minutes with time for questions. We will meet in the large meeting room on the lower level. 

Registration is not required, but is suggested. Email Lisa.Warwick@dc.gov to register. 
Saturday, February 28, 2015 - 1:00pm
For our final celebration of Black History Month, we will explore the gospel music tradition, a striking influence on American popular music and this nation's history. The event will feature musical guests La Bella Voce Ensemble, The Metropolitan AME of Washington Choir the First Baptist Church of Randolph Gospel Choir, and the go-go based gospel ensemble, 24/7.

In addition to three great musical sets, we have invited Rev. Dr. Sandra Butler-Truesdale of DC Legendary Musicians, who will speak not only of gospel's broad history in this country, but also highlight our particular DC gospel legends and stories. Highlights will include a tribute to recently deceased gospel legend, Andraé Crouch, as well as images from DC's musical past. 

This event is free and will take place in the Great Hall. 

Need to brush up on your gospel favorites? Check out some sheet music from the library! 
Saturday, February 28, 2015 - 1:00pm

As Canadian motivational speaker Danielle LaPorte says, “Desire is the engine of creation.” The power of wanting is some serious mojo. When we step into our desires, really knowing what we want, big things can open up. And not just that kind of desire. Because desire is bigger than just romance.

This class is an invitation to identify your desires and to hear other people’s.

We’ll explore desire and co-creation through:

  • Conversation with one another (in partners and small groups);
  • Playing a few intro improv games, because sometimes laughter really is the best way;
  • Creating a small piece of art, as a group. *

 * If art is not your forte, don’t panic. Alternatively, if you happen to be the next Michelangelo, don’t expect too much. The idea is to experiment with your creation process, not reproduce the Sistine Chapel.
 

Instructor

Jessica Leigh Lyons is a seeker and facilitator of joy with youth, young people, and young professionals. She is a Certified Life Coach through the International Coaching Academy. In addition, she holds a master’s degree in education from the University of Colorado, Denver, and a bachelor of arts in international relations from the University of Delaware.

This program is made possible thanks to our partnership with Knowledge Commons DC.  To register for this class please visit KCDC.

Saturday, February 28, 2015 - 1:00pm
Starting Feb. 18, Georgetown Library will be closed for approximately three weeks. As a result, this event is canceled.

Please join us in the Peabody Room for “The Intriguing Aaron Burr: Vice President and So Much More” by Jamie Stiehm, U.S. News and World Report op-ed columnist.

Aaron Burr Jr. was the third Vice President of the United States, serving under Thomas Jefferson from 1801 to 1805.

The Peabody Room is located on the third floor of the library. This event is free.

For more information, call 202-727-0233 or contact jerry.mccoy@dc.gov.