Shaw (Watha T. Daniel)
Neighborhood Library

The DC Public Library will be closed for Memorial Day on Sunday, May 29 and Monday, May 30.
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Introduction to Chess

Saturday, June 4, 2016, 2 p.m.

Learn the basics of chess with Zivorad "Ziko" Djuric, certified chess teacher and FIDE rank master.  Get one-on-one instruction and meet new friends.  For youth ages 5-18.
craft supplies

I Made It Myself

Sunday, June 5, 2016, 2 p.m.

Arts and crafts for children of all ages.  
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Family Chinese Conversation Corner

Sunday, June 5, 2016, 3 p.m.

Are you learning Chinese in school or speak it with family at home? Practice your Chinese, meet other Chinese-speaking families and make new friends at our Chinese Conversation Corner for children and their families. Participants should know some Chinese already and are encouraged to use Chinese exclusively during conversations.  We will meet in the Children's Area.  For kids ages 5 and up.你在学校学汉语或者在家与家人说汉语吗? 请到我们的孩子和家庭汉语角, 练习汉语或认识其他的汉语家庭.地点:我们的儿童读物区.

Shaw Knitting Circle

Sunday, June 5, 2016, 3 p.m.

Join us on Sunday afternoons from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. for a knitting (and crochet!) circle. All experience levels welcome, and we will offer introductory instruction to beginners. In-house training materials will be provided, but please bring needles and yarn for your own take-home projects.  
The Lego Book

Lego Challenge!

Monday, June 6, 2016, 4 p.m.

Come build your best Lego creation!   Lego pieces are small. Ages 5 and older please.
Just Another Southern Town

Just Another Southern Town, Discussion with Author Joan Quigley

Monday, June 6, 2016, 7 p.m.

Local author Joan Quigley will be discussing her latest book, Just Another Southern Town : Mary Church Terrell and the Struggle f
Chipotle Fundraiser 2016

2016 Chipotle Fundraiser for DC Public Library

Tuesday, June 7, 2016 (All day)

Cause an Effect Make eating a selfless act by dining at any Washington, DC Chipotle location on Tuesday, June 7, from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Show the image from this post on your smartphone or tell the cashier you would like your meal to benefit the Library, and 50 percent of the proceeds will be donated to DC Public Library Foundation.

Rhythm and Rhyme

Tuesday, June 7, 2016, 10 a.m.

An interactive musical experience, incorporating the use of musical instruments.   For ages birth to five. This is a ticketed, first-come, first-served program. For groups of 8 or larger, please call 202-727-0971 to schedule a special group story time. We will not meet 5/24/16.

Rhythm and Rhyme

Tuesday, June 7, 2016, 10:30 a.m.

An interactive musical experience, incorporating the use of musical instruments.   For ages birth to 5. This is a ticketed, first-come, first-served program. For groups of 8 or larger, please call 202-727-0971 to schedule a special group story time. We will not meet 5/24/16.   

ESL English Conversation Club

Tuesday, June 7, 2016, 7 p.m.

Come to our ESL English Conversation Club, where you can practice your English skills in a casual environment. This conversation group is for English learners at all levels, but participants should have some English knowledge. This is an open group, and you can drop in at anytime between 7 and 8 p.m.  

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