Shaw (Watha T. Daniel)
Neighborhood Library

The DC Public Library will be closed for Memorial Day on Sunday, May 29 and Monday, May 30.
A hand manipulating the white knight above a chess board

Introduction to Chess

Saturday, June 11, 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 12, 2016, 2 p.m.

Arts and crafts for children of all ages.  

Shaw Knitting Circle

Sunday, June 12, 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 13, 2016, 4 p.m.

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

Rhythm and Rhyme

Tuesday, June 14, 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 14, 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 14, 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.  
Preschool Story Time

Preschool Story Time

Wednesday, June 15, 2016, 10 a.m.

Share the fun of reading with your children ages 3-5 years. Children and their caregivers, will explore stories and activities to encourage children to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning. These 30-40 minute programs are designed to promote language and listening skills, expand children’s imaginations and arouse their curiosity about the world around them. Class groups and daycares welcome at these sessions. Please no children under 2 years of age unless attending with a sibling or class group.  
Preschool Story Time

Preschool Story Time

Wednesday, June 15, 2016, 10:30 a.m.

Share the fun of reading with your children ages 3-5 years. Children and their caregivers, will explore stories and activities to encourage children to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning. These 30-40 minute programs are designed to promote language and listening skills, expand children’s imaginations and arouse their curiosity about the world around them. Class groups and daycares welcome at these sessions. Please no children under 2 years of age unless attending with a sibling or class group.  
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BARS

Wednesday, June 15, 2016, 4:30 p.m.

BARS, a workshop for youth that enjoy rapping and writing Spoken Word poems.  Join us to write new songs to original beats and poems to record and perform. Spend your time making art that makes a difference in your community.  No sign-up necessary, just stop by the lower level meeting room Wednesdays between 4:30 and 6:30.  Presented by Words, Beats & Life.

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