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Saturday, April 30, 2016

Spring Book Sale

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

10 a.m.
Please join the Friends of the Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library for their spring book sale. Proceeds help support the library's programs and events. Downstairs on the lower level from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
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Saturday Morning Story Time

Takoma Park Library

10 a.m.
DC Public Library has partnered with the Junior League of Washington to offer Read Aloud time for ages 2-5 every Saturday at 10 a.m.  Join us to enjoy stories, rhymes and finger plays in front of the fireplace! 
LEGO'S

LEGO Time - Booktalk

Benning (Dorothy I. Height) Library

10 a.m.
Saturday is Family Play Time!  Come to the Library and build, explore, and play with LEGOs and share a favorite booktalk in the Children's Room from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. every other Saturday.  This program is designed for children ages 5-13 years old.
Family Story Time

Family Story Time

Petworth Library

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.
Family Story Time

Family Story Time

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

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.
Family Story Time

Family Story Time

Tenley-Friendship Library

10:30 a.m.
Story time fun for the entire family, this 30-40 minute story time is 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 caregivers are encouraged to actively engage and participate with the stories and activities during the program.   

Preschool Story Time

Georgetown Library

10:30 a.m.
Share the fun of reading with your children ages 3-5 years! Children and their grownups 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.
Family Story Time

Family Story Time

Northeast Library

10:30 a.m.
Story time fun for the entire family, these 30-40 minute 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. Please call 202-698-0183 with any questions. Family Story Time takes place on the second floor.

Family Story Time

Cleveland Park Library

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.
Dog Paw Print

Doggie Storytime with PAL

Petworth Library

10:30 a.m.
Join us for a doggie-themed story time.  We’ll read some dog-related stories and have books on display for you to check out and take home. 
Happy 20th Día!

Celebrate Día in the District

Southeast Library

11 a.m.
Join us for a bilingual musical performance to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Día - El Día de los Niños/El Día de los Libros = Children's Day/Book Day. Music and fun will be provided by Uno, Dos, Trés con Andrés at 11:00 a.m. in the Meeting Room on the library's Lower Level. Made possible by the generosity of the Friends of the Southeast Library.
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Lego Club

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

11 a.m.
Open Lego Duplo block play time for children ages 2 to 5 years and their caregivers. 
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Family Story Time

Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library

11 a.m.
Story time fun for 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.  All programs are free and open to the public.
National Poetry Month Poster

Playing With Words ~ A Children's Poetry Month Activity

Lamond-Riggs Library

11 a.m.
Do any of your children like reading or writing poetry? Have you noticed your child has a particular gift with words? Are your family and friends receiving custom hand-written greeting cards from your child(ren)? Would you like to help your children discover their hidden poetic gift? If you answered “YES” to any of these questions, you and your child are encouraged to join our poetry program (and if you answered "no," come and explore poetry with us anyway!).  
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Weekend Story Time

Francis A. Gregory Library

11 a.m.
Come in for weekend story time as we read, sing and rhyme! This program recommended for families with children ages 0-5. Join us afterwards for our Imaginative Play program. 
Origami for Fun

Origami Fun

Southwest Library

3 p.m.
Children ages 6-12 are invited to join us in folding paper into decorative shapes and figures.  Children under 9 years old must be accompanied by a caregiver. Questions? Call 202-724-4691.

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Books to Movie Images

From Amazing Books To Incredible Films

Parklands-Turner Library

(All day)
The Parklands-Turner Neighborhood Library regularly displays an assortment of amazing books that have been adapted into incredible blockbuster movies. Every month, library staff will select a book that has been adapted into a film and display it all month long for your reading pleasure. Read and enjoy the featured book of the month. At the end of each month, library staff will present the film adaptation on the big screen TV in the Children's room for your further enjoyment.  
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STEAM Team

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

2 p.m.
Join us in the Children's Room (200) on the first Sunday of each month for STEAM Team. (That's science, technology, engineering, arts, and math - something to interest everyone!) Learn something new and then create something amazing!   For ages 6-12. No registration required. Please call 202-727-1248 with any questions.     
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I Made It Myself

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

2 p.m.
Arts and crafts for children of all ages.  

Monday, May 2, 2016

Baby and Toddler Story Time

Baby and Toddler Story Time

West End Library

10 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 grownups are encouraged engage with the books and songs and to actively participate in the program.  
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Baby and Toddler Story Time

Rosedale Library

10 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 grownups are encouraged engage with the books and songs and to actively participate in the program. 
Baby and Toddler Story Time

Baby and Toddler Storytime

Northeast Library

10 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 grownups are encouraged engage with the books and songs and to actively participate in the program. Please call 202-698-0183 with any questions. Story time takes place on the Lower Level.
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Baby and Toddler Story Time

Cleveland Park Library

10 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 grownups are encouraged engage with the books and songs and to actively participate in the program. First session is at 10 a.m.and the second is at 11 a.m. Please plan to attend only one of the identical sessions.
Toddler Story Time

Toddler Story Time

Woodridge Library

10:30 a.m.
Get up and get moving at our Toddler Story Times! These 20-30 minute programs are full of books, songs and fun activities are designed to help develop your child’s language skills. Children ages 18-36 months and their grownups are encouraged to engage with the stories and activities and participate in the program along with the children.
Baby and Toddler Story Time

Baby and Toddler Story Time

Southwest Library

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 grownups are encouraged engage with the books and songs and to actively participate in the program.  Please call 202-724-4691 with any questions.
Toddler Story Time

Toddler Story Time

Palisades Library

10:30 a.m.
Get up and get moving at our Toddler Story Times. These 20-30 minute programs are full of books, songs and fun activities designed to help develop your child’s language skills. Children ages 18-36 months and their caregivers are encouraged to participate and engage with the stories and activities.  Click here to learn about what to expect at Story Time.

Toddler Story Time

Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) Library

10:30 a.m.
Get up and get moving for these 20-30 minute programs full of books, songs and other activities designed to help develop a child's language skills.  Children ages 18-36 months and their grownups are encouraged to engage with the stories and activities and participate in the fun.  No sign-up or registration is required.
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Baby and Toddler Story Time

Cleveland Park Library

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 grownups are encouraged engage with the books and songs and to actively participate in the program. First session is at 10 a.m.and the second is at 11 a.m. Please plan to attend only one of the identical sessions.