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Saturday, November 1, 2014 - 2:00pm

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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. 

Saturday, November 1, 2014 - 2:00pm
Join us for LEGO Club on Saturday afternoons--be inspired by our themes and construct a unique creation!

This program is designed for ages 4 and older; children 8 years old and younger must attend with a parent or caregiver.  
Saturday, November 1, 2014 - 2:00pm
Come in your favorite costume and celebrate Halloween with: hh
  • Games & Prizes
  • Photobooth
  • Crafts
  • Refreshments
  • Music
  • And more fun!

Saturday, November 1, 2014 - 2:00pm

Join us in the Children's Room and celebrate Halloween!

Bring the whole family for crafts, games, stories, and more!

Be sure to dress in costume for library trick-or-treating.

If you have any questions, please contact the Children's Department at 202-7271248.

Saturday, November 1, 2014 - 2:00pm
Movie Saturdays continue at Mt. Pleasant with the All About the Ladies Series...come see the illuminating sequel to that post-apocalytic movie with J. Law.  

Katniss and Peeta battle in the Quarter Quell and a rebellion is sparked.
Saturday, November 1, 2014 - 2:30pm
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. Han
Computer Lab, Room 311

Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well.

You will learn to:
  • Identify basic computer components and operating system features.
  • Execute basic mouse techniques.
  • Perform basic keyboard strokes and functions.
  • Identify and navigate the features of the desktop.
  • Open and exit software programs.
  • Identify and navigate the Windows environment of Microsoft software applications.
  • Create and save a document to the desktop or to a flash drive.
Please bring your own flash drive to save class documents, or send them to your email account.
Saturday, November 1, 2014 - 2:30pm
November is National Novel Writing Month.

Shepherd Park Library will be hosting a quiet space for writers to create every Saturday in November from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Kids and teens are welcome, too! Remember to register at the NaNoWriMo Young Writer's Program website so you can set your own word count.

Check out our NaNoWriMo page for more system-wide information, and don't forget to register with us as well to win some fun prizes upon making your word count!

Questions? Call the Shepherd Park Library, 202-541-6100.

Image courtesy of National Novel Writing Month.
Saturday, November 1, 2014 - 2:30pm
Have you ever dreamed of writing the Great American Novel? Do you have a torrid romance burning inside you? Do you know why the aliens are coming to get you, and you have to share the secret of their extra-dimensional technology with the world?  

Come Write in at DC Public Library! Bring your favorite notepad or laptop, or use one of the library's public computers to work on your original novel during National Novel Writing Month.

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Saturday, November 1, 2014 - 3:00pm
Enjoy simple reading, rhymes, music, crafts and movement with your baby.
Open to children ages birth to 3 years old with caregiver.

Baby Reading a Book
Saturday, November 1, 2014 - 3:30pm
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.