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Monday, April 21, 2014

10:00 a.m.

sunnygloriesRise, shine and join us for morning glory stories!

Come enjoy books, songs, movement, and rhymes.


This story time program is for children under age 4 and their caregivers. 

Groups of 10 or more, please call 202-727-5012 to schedule a special story time.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

4:30 p.m.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory CoverJoin Rosedale's Reel Reading Book Club! Kids read a book and then watch the movie that the book inspired, or the movie that inspired the book. Kids can enjoy a brief group discussion as well!

April's book is Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, which spawned two movies! The kids will get to vote on which one they want to watch: 1971 version and the 2005 version.

6:00 p.m.

karaokeCelebrate National Karaoke Week with KIDS LOVE KARAOKE, two special programs primarily for ‘Tweens (ages 9 - 12 years old).

Do you have a secret dream of auditioning for American Idol or The Voice?

Rosedale Neighborhood Library will give you the opportunity to have fun while practicing and showing off your vocal gifts in a supportive, friendly environment before you get discovered!

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

10:00 a.m.

ReadingStories, fingerplays, action rhymes, and singing and music for preschoolers!

A story time geared towards children ages 3-5.

4:00 p.m.

Planting a RainbowTo celebrate Earth Week, kids and their parents can enjoy Earth Week-themed story time, which will include Lois Ehlert's Planting a Rainbow and Victoria Kann's Emeraldalicious.

Afterwards, children can play a game called the Recycling Think and Sort, or have fun with an Earth Day craft called Trash Rainbow in which children make a rainbow using recycled items!

Thursday, April 24, 2014

6:00 p.m.

Open MicCome celebrate National Poetry month with the library at our Open Mic Night!

Perform your own original poetry pieces or borrow one from your favorite poet!

The sign-up sheet and rules will be posted for all who want to participate.

Ages 12 and older.

Saturday, April 26, 2014

11:00 a.m.

onceAdults with children ages 7 and younger come together at Rosedale Library to enjoy family-friendly stories, songs, movement and poems.

4:00 p.m.

karaokeneonCelebrate National Karaoke Week with KIDS LOVE KARAOKE, another program primarily for ‘tweens (ages 9-12 years old).

Do you have a secret dream of auditioning for American Idol or The Voice?

Rosedale Neighborhood Library will give you another opportunity to have fun while practicing and showing off your vocal gifts in a supportive, friendly environment before you get discovered!

Sunday, April 27, 2014

1:30 p.m.

jackpopsupBring your youngsters to Rosedale Library for early learner board games and fun group games with children’s music in the background. 

Pop up at Rosedale anytime between 1:30 p.m. to 2:45 p.m., we’ll play as soon as three or more children arrive in the Children’s Picture Book Area! 

Appropriate for ages 3 to 7 years.
 

3:00 p.m.

Mbongi DanceCelebrate African-American Women’s Fitness Month in April!

Dance educator Rehema Afful-Nyannor will teach 'tween and teen youth ages 10 –14 an energetic African Mbongi dance and explore how notable African and young African-American women made history exhibiting power in body, mind & spirit!

Participants will receive a certificate and a small parting gift upon completion.


 

Monday, April 28, 2014

10:00 a.m.

sunnygloriesRise, shine and join us for morning glory stories!

Come enjoy books, songs, movement, and rhymes.


This story time program is for children under age 4 and their caregivers. 

Groups of 10 or more, please call 202-727-5012 to schedule a special story time.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

10:00 a.m.

ReadingStories, fingerplays, action rhymes, and singing and music for preschoolers!

A story time geared towards children ages 3-5.

3:30 p.m.
DIA pic

It's a DIA Read-Aloud Story Circle!

Children ages 5-9 will form a reading circle and choose to read aloud from our selection of Easy Readers starring popular characters like: Doc Mc Stuffins, Dora & Diego, Jake and the Neverland Pirates, Kai Lan, Katie Woo and Little Bill.

We will enjoy music from a variety of cultures and incorporating several languages for Diversity In Action week!

DIA activity pages will also be provided and all participants will receive a free book of their choice!

Thursday, May 1, 2014

4:00 p.m.

Celebrate Mother Goose Day with a special story time with some of Mother Goose's most beloved stories.

Afterward, there will be a showing of a movie that includes familiar characters, such as Old King Cole, Little Miss Muffet and Pinocchio! 

Friday, May 2, 2014

4:00 p.m.

Magic School BusAre you interested in outer space?

Celebrate Space Day with a special reading of Joanna Cole’s Magic School Bus, Lost in the Solar System and some space-themed crafts!

Monday, May 5, 2014

4:00 p.m.

Miguel and Maya Cinco de MayaCelebrate Cinco de Mayo with crafts, a Cinco de Mayo word search, and a showing of Maya & Miguel. Cinco de Maya

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

(All day)

board gamesSpontaneous (board/card/group) games, whenever a group of 6 or more ‘Tweens have congregated!

We all are winners, but are you a games master?

Don't miss out on the fun for fun's sake!

2:00 p.m.

math quilt photoUsing brightly colored card-stock paper, children will produce exquisite creations that reinforce math curriculum ideas from simple patterns, symmetry, and shapes all the way up to fractions and geometry.  The individual squares created will be put together to form a public art “quilt” that will display in the library.
 
Space is limited, please call ahead to reserve space.
 
Ages 6-13
 
DC Public Library and Class Acts Arts are partners for this project.
IMLS logo
This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

3:00 p.m.

The result of an unsuccessful, illegal experiment in genetic mutation, Experiment #626 has been locked up by its inventors. The creature escapes to Earth where Lilo, a young Hawaiian girl, mistakes it for a strange dog, adopts it, and renames it Stitch. As Stitch becomes part of Lilo's unusual family life, Lilo's innocence and the aloha, family-friendly spirit of the Islands confuse and ultimately civilize the creature.

Family-themed activity pages will be available for children during the film. This program is especially appropriate for children ages 9 and younger with their families.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

10:00 a.m.

ReadingStories, fingerplays, action rhymes, and singing and music for preschoolers!

A story time geared towards children ages 3-5.

4:30 p.m.

getcaughtrdgThere's no shame when you're caught reading a great book!

Come out to enjoy a photography-themed story time session, then pick a book you like from our shelves and flash your brightest smile during our "book lovers photo shoot." We will later create a lively display to promote "Get Caught Reading Month" featuring the photos of our young photo shoot participants as they get caught in the act of reading!

Program will be appropriate for children ages 3-9 who are accompanied by an adult who will sign each child's photo consent form (form to be provided during the program).
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Saturday, May 10, 2014

11:00 a.m.

Join Rosedale in celebrating Mother’s Day with a mother-themed story time, the movie based on Louisa May Alcott's Little Women, and crafts!

Children can make specialized bookmarks as Mother’s Day gifts.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

5:00 p.m.

To celebrate Frank L. Baum’s birthday, enjoy a special showing of the classic movie based on his book and take home coloring pages afterwards!

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

10:00 a.m.

ReadingStories, fingerplays, action rhymes, and singing and music for preschoolers!

A story time geared towards children ages 3-5.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

4:00 p.m.
Greetings from Arizona Postcard


Arizona has an official state neckwear, the bola tie, is the home of the Grand Canyon National Park, and where the Rosedale Book Club will be visiting next through Barbara Kingsolver’s The Bean Trees.
 
The Bean Trees Book Cover
About the book:
The Bean Trees follows spirited protagonist, Taylor Greer, who grew up in poor in rural Kentucky with the goals of avoiding pregnancy and getting away. But when Taylor heads west with high hopes and a barely functional car, she meets the human condition head-on.

By the time she arrives in Tucson, she has acquired a completely unexpected child and must somehow come to terms with both motherhood and the necessity for putting down roots. Hers is a story about love and friendship, abandonment and belonging, and the discovery of surprising resources in apparently empty places.

4:30 p.m.

API fanWe will read 2 -3 books featuring Asian/Pacific Islanders, learn facts about the various countries represented, and enjoy a ninja-themed craft while watching a fun Disney cartoon featuring a martial-arts-loving panda.

Appropriate for 3- to 8-year-old children.

Please call 202-727-5012 to register in advance with your group of 9 or more children.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

10:00 a.m.

ReadingStories, fingerplays, action rhymes, and singing and music for preschoolers!

A story time geared towards children ages 3-5.

Friday, May 23, 2014

4:00 p.m.

Memorial Day SurpriseChildren can listen to Theresa Golding’s Memorial Day Surprise and then do crafts in honor of Memorial Day.

Monday, May 26, 2014

11:00 a.m.

onceAdults with children ages 7 and younger come together at Rosedale Library to enjoy family-friendly stories, songs, movement and poems.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

4:30 p.m.

Join Rosedale's Reel Reading Book Club! Kids read a book and then on the last Tuesday of each month they watch the movie that the book inspired, or the movie that inspired the book. Kids can enjoy a brief group discussion as well!

The next month's book will be chosen at the previous month's book club meeting. (May's book will be chosen April 22; April's book will be chosen May 27.)

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