Shaw (Watha T. Daniel)
Neighborhood Library

The DC Public Library will be closed for Memorial Day on Sunday, May 29 and Monday, May 30.
Baby and Toddler Story Time

Baby and Toddler Story Time

Friday, June 17, 2016, 10:30 a.m.

These 20-30 minute story times are full of books, songs, rhymes and fingerplays for children birth to two years old. Our Baby and Toddler Story Time is a great way to introduce your child to language skills in a positive and fun environment. With slightly more activity and movement than our lap times, children and their caregivers are encouraged to engage with the books and songs and to actively participate in the program.  This is a ticketed, first-come, first-served program.
Baby and Toddler Story Time

Baby and Toddler Story Time

Friday, June 17, 2016, 11 a.m.

These 20-30 minute story times are full of books, songs, rhymes and fingerplays for children birth to two years old. Our Baby and Toddler Story Time is a great way to introduce your child to language skills in a positive and fun environment. With slightly more activity and movement than our lap times, children and their caregivers are encouraged to engage with the books and songs and to actively participate in the program. This is a ticketed, first-come, first-served program. 
Family Story Time

Family Story Time

Saturday, June 18, 2016, 10:30 a.m.

Story time fun for the entire family, these 30-40 minutes story times are packed full of books and activities designed to be enjoyed by all ages.  Promoting language and literacy skills, these story times are a great way to further your child’s lifelong love of reading and learning. Children and their grownups are encouraged to actively engage and participate with the stories and activities during the program.
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Lego Club

Saturday, June 18, 2016, 11 a.m.

Open Lego Duplo block play time for children ages 2 to 5 years and their caregivers. 
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Open Stories: Poetry, Murals, and Monuments

Saturday, June 18, 2016, 1:30 p.m.

OPEN STORIES: POETRY, MURALS AND MONUMENTS AIMS TO CREATE NEW DIALOGUE WITH PUBLIC SPACES #OpenStoriesDCPL
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Introduction to Chess

Saturday, June 18, 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.
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I Made It Myself

Sunday, June 19, 2016, 2 p.m.

Arts and crafts for children of all ages.  

Shaw Knitting Circle

Sunday, June 19, 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.  
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Lego Challenge!

Monday, June 20, 2016, 4 p.m.

Come build your best Lego creation!   Lego pieces are small. Ages 5 and older please.
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The Journey Across Swedish Lapland: Kungsleden.

Monday, June 20, 2016, 7 p.m.

Please join Evan McCarthy as he describes his experience hiking with DC UL Backpacking in Swedish Lapland. Kungsleden (The King's Trail) is a hiking trail in northern Sweden, approximately 270 miles long, between Abisko in the north and Hemavan in the south. It passes through the Vindelfjällen Nature Reserve, one of the largest protected areas in Europe.  This talk is the sixth in the Trips of a Lifetime series.

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