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Friday, July 31, 2015

caseytrees

Casey Tree Wise Program

Petworth Library

10 a.m.
TreeWise is Casey Trees’ nature- and place-based summer education program, developed to get youth outdoors, interacting with and appreciating trees. Youth participants engage in fun, hand-on activities including scavenger hunts, leaf and bark rubbings, tree identification and water relays — tailored to be age-appropriate for ages 6-10. There will be two different sessions, one at 10 a.m. and the other at 11a.m.  Each session is an hour long.
chess instruction for seniors adults

Chess Instruction for Senior Adults

Woodridge Library

10 a.m.
Come and enjoy this “brain game” with other seniors. Learn basic instruction and strategies for playing chess. Ages 50 and older.
Baby with book

Baby Lapsit Storytime

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

10 a.m.
Come read, sing and play with your baby at the library! This story time is held in the Children's Room on the second floor of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library. For children ages birth to 1 and their caregivers. See you there!
Family Story Time

Family Story Time

Palisades Library

10:30 a.m.
Story time fun for the whole family! Come in and enjoy family-friendly stories, songs, movement and rhymes.  Click here to learn about what to expect at Story Time.

Preschool Story Time

Tenley-Friendship Library

10:30 a.m.
Join us for stories, songs, and rhymes. For children ages of 3 to 5 years old. Tickets are required to attend this program and are available at the Children’s Desk 30 minutes before the start of the program. 

Baby-Toddler Story Time

Francis A. Gregory Library

An early literacy lap-sit program that combines sharing stories, songs, rhythm activities and baby bounces.A short socialization playtime follows the books and music program.For ages birth to 24 months.

Baby-Toddler Story Time

Francis A. Gregory Library

10:30 a.m.
An early literacy lap-sit program that combines sharing stories, songs, rhythm activities and baby bounces. A short socialization playtime follows the books and music program. For ages birth to 24 months.

Baby and Toddler Lap Time

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

10:30 a.m.
Early literacy program for ages birth to 2 years. This is a ticketed, first-come, first-served program.
Hora del cuento

Spanish Bilingual Story Time

Mt. Pleasant Library

11 a.m.
Stories, songs, dances, and more in English and Spanish for children ages 0-5 and their adults.  For safety's sake, there is a limit of 75 participants for each story time.Remember there is a story time at 10 a.m. and another repeated at 11 a.m. To schedule a class visit, please call 202-671-3125. Cuentos, canciones, cailes, y más en inglés y español para niños de 0-5 años y sus adultos.

Baby and Toddler Lap Time

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

11 a.m.
Early literacy program for ages birth to 2 years. This is a ticketed, first-come, first-served program.
Tales for Preschoolers

Preschool Story Time

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

11 a.m.
This story time helps children with early language and literacy skills through reading stories, singing songs, learning new rhymes and honing visual literacy skills with the librarian. Ages 3-5 in the Children's Room. 
Book worm

Preschool Story Time

Southeast Library

11 a.m.
Interactive story time with songs, rhymes, and books, for children ages 2-5 and their caregivers. Free tickets are required due to limited space. Tickets are distributed beginning 30 minutes before each story time on a first-come, first-served basis. Have a group? Please call ahead of time to make special arrangements.

Music Mania

Chevy Chase Library

11 a.m.
Children ages 1 to 5 are invited to join us on Friday mornings for developmentally appropriate song and dance!
caseytrees

Casey Tree Wise Program

Petworth Library

11 a.m.
TreeWise is Casey Trees’ nature- and place-based summer education program, developed to get youth outdoors, interacting with and appreciating trees. Youth participants engage in fun, hand-on activities including scavenger hunts, leaf and bark rubbings, tree identification and water relays — tailored to be age-appropriate for ages 6-10. There will be two different sessions, one at 10 a.m. and the other at 11a.m.  Each session is an hour long.

Wonderful Ones & Twos

Tenley-Friendship Library

11:30 a.m.
Join us for a fun, interactive story time that encourages early language and literacy skills through stories, songs and rhymes. This story time is a caregiver and child program for children that are walking up to and including age 2. NEW: Tickets are now required to attend this program and are available at the Children’s Desk 30 minutes before the start of the story time on a first-come, first-served basis.  
maker camp

Maker Camp

Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) Library

12 p.m.
The Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) Library is a Maker Camp siteJuly 6 to Aug. 14, we will be doing exciting experiments and projects:  Mondays, 12-2 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 12-1 p.m. Thursdays, 1-2 p.m
Free Summer Meals Logo

Free Summer Meals

Anacostia Library

1 p.m.
DC Public Library is participating in the Free Summer Meals Program. Kids and teens eat free lunch July 6 – Aug. 14. No registration required. Lunch will be provided from 1-2:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday.Lunch will be provided at the following locations Monday through Saturday: Anacostia Capital View Dorothy I. Height/Benning William O. Lockridge/Bellevue Lunch will be provided at the following locations Monday through Friday:
Free Summer Meals Logo

Free Summer Meals

Francis A. Gregory Library

1 p.m.
DC Public Library is participating in the Free Summer Meals Program. Kids and teens eat free lunch July 6 – Aug. 14. No registration required. Lunch will be provided from 1-2:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.Lunch will be provided at the following locations Monday through Friday: Francis A. Gregory Lamond-Riggs Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library Mount Pleasant Petworth Southwest Watha T. Daniel/Shaw
Science at the Cinema

Science at the Cinema

Georgetown Library

2 p.m.
The Georgetown Children's Room will be holding an afternoon of science, followed by a film related to that day's science experiment on Fridays at 2 p.m. beginning in July!   The experiments and films will be appropriate for children ages 4 and older.

Reading Power Hour

Rosedale Library

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays1:30 - 2:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays4 - 5 p.m. Starting Monday, June 23
Japan in a Suitcase logo

Japan in a Suitcase

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

3:30 p.m.
Japan-in-a-Suitcase packs Japanese traditional toys, clothing, school items and crafts in a suitcase and brings it to the library to give children a taste of Japan. This interactive program promotes understanding of Japan and Japanese culture to school age children through hands-on activities, games and demonstrations.  Ages 5-12 Please call the children's desk at 202-727-0971 for groups of 8 or more.   
Sciencebob

Mini Maker

Parklands-Turner Library

3:30 p.m.
Join the library staff as we encourage you to create, experiment, and design.  On selected days between July 6 and Aug. 14, The Parklands-Turner Neighborhood Library will host fun and exciting experiments and projects. Children and teens ages 8 to 16 should arrive in the children's room 3:30-5:30 p.m to participate. Call ahead for more information: 202-645-4532
Maker Camp

Maker Camp

Cleveland Park Library

3:30 p.m.
The Cleveland Park Neighborhood Library is a Maker Camp site!   From July 6 - Aug. 14, 2015, we will be doing exciting experiments and projects Monday through Friday, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Children ages 8 and older and teens up to age 16 are invited to come join the fun every day of the camp or to just drop in whenever they are free.   No registration is necessary.
Maker Camp

Maker Camp

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

4 p.m.
The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library Teen Space is a Maker Camp site!  From July 6 to Aug. 14, we will be doing exciting experiments and projects Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 4-6 p.m. and Fridays, 4-5:30 p.m. Children ages 8 and older and teens are invited to come join the fun every day of the camp or to just drop in whenever they are free.   No registration is necessary.
picture of film reel

Friday Films

Mt. Pleasant Library

4 p.m.
Family Film and Story! Fridays at 4 p.m. Recommended for all ages.

Friday Game Day

Anacostia Library

4 p.m.
After the school day is done, come to the Anacostia Library for some Friday fun!  Join us on last Friday of the every month at 4 p.m. for Game Day in the children's room! There will be board and Wii games available to play and enjoy. Light refreshments will be served.

Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015

Construction Junction

Anacostia Library

10 a.m.
Enjoy a weekly play time for young children with constructive play.

Yoga @ the Library

Benning (Dorothy I. Height) Library

10 a.m.
Join us every Saturday from 10:00am to 11:00am for Adult Yoga Class.Wear some comfortable clothing and bring a mat, but if you don’t have one, yoga mats are available for use during the class.The classes are taught by Yoga Activist and are held on the lower level of the library in the Larger Meeting Room.This class is free and open to the public.
LEGO

LEGOs!

Mt. Pleasant Library

10 a.m.
Build, explore, and play with LEGOs and DUPLOs in the Children's Room from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. every Saturday! This program is designed for children ages 3-12 years old and their caregivers.  

Saturday Morning Yoga

Mt. Pleasant Library

10 a.m.
Start your Saturdays with Carol, Marjorie and some relaxing, stress-free yoga! Everyone is welcome, beginners especially! Please wear comfortable clothing and bring water. Bring your own yoga mat or use one of ours (limited availability).