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Thursday, April 17, 2014

10:00 a.m.

Wonderful Ones at MLK Children's RoomAn interactive story time to encourage early literacy skills for one-year-old children through stories, songs and rhymes.

Ages 12 - 24 months.

11:00 a.m.

Tales for Twos and Threes at MLK Children's RoomChildren will hear short stories, sing, do fingerplays, and dance and move to popular songs. 

Ages 2-3.

1:30 p.m.

A time of stories, songs, and rhymes designed to foster early literacy in infants.

For children ages 0-12 months.


Space is limited, please call 202-282-3073 to register.

2:00 p.m.

The rhythm and rhyme of reading. Recommended for ages birth to 5.

2:00 p.m.

mouse and clock Slow your busy morning down with a stop at the Tenley-Friendship Neighborhood Library for a story break for kids.

A short story time: a couple books, a couple songs. A nice break!  

2:00 p.m.

Join us for a day of Easter crafts.

cup creatures

2:00 p.m.

 During your spring break, come view new children's movie releases at Deanwood.
 
For ages 5-12.

2:00 p.m.

Join us in the children's room for some fun activities during Spring Break!

On Thursday and Friday, we will explore fun ways to learn computer programming concepts by creating computer programs of our own and participate in group activities.

Appropriate for ages 8 to 12. 

Space is limited, so please email or sign up with the children's staff before attending. 

2:00 p.m.

board gamesWe are taking it back to when board games were fun. The Dorothy I. Height/Benning Library wants to share our love for board games with you.

Ages 5-12.

This program is free and open to the public

4:00 p.m.

Challenge your friends with FIFA Soccer, improve your tennis and bowling games with Wii Sports and travel the galaxy with LEGO Star Wars.

Join us for these games and many more in the Children's Room.

Recommended for ages 5-12.

4:00 p.m.

Storytime in French for children of all ages and skill levels.

4:00 p.m.

picture of trophyCompete against your buddies during a special edition of Wii Jueves! We'll be hosting a Wii tournament in the Children's Room to see who is the Mt. Pleasant Spring Break Wii Champion!

This tournament is recommended for children ages 5-12.

4:00 p.m.

Get ready to mark those cards, Easter BINGO is here!  

Bunny and chicks

4:30 p.m.

Hands holding colorful letter blocks that spell the word "poetry"

Every Thursday after school during the month of April, we will be creating different kinds of poems in celebration of National Poetry Month.


April 3: Ekphrastic Poetry (writing poems from pictures)
April 10: Paint Chip Poetry
April 17: Poetry from Cut Outs
April 24: Acrostic Poetry

Best for ages 6 - 12.

4:30 p.m.

biologist and turtleLearn about aquatic life as a professional marine biologist presents live sea animals! The presentation will highlight the different animals and go over the importance of conservation for the health of all sea creatures. Children will leave knowing the importance of conservation and gain suggested actions they can take to help preserve the marine environment. 
 
Ages 7-13
 
DC Public Library and Class Acts Arts are partners for this project.

This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
IMLS logo

6:00 p.m.

Pop-up booksCome into the library on Thursday evenings for stories, songs, crafts and fun for the whole family. For this program, we will be using some of our special collection of pop-up books. 

At story time, the librarians will give a short presentation on our collection of pop-up books, some of which are very delicate and must be handled with care. Many of these books are very delicate and not available to check out, but you will be able to read them and handle them in the library!

Please note that young children must handle pop-up books with a parent.

We will also have a craft where you can get started on making your own pop-up cards and other craft creations.

Recommended for ages 4-12.


6:00 p.m.

Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction SitePut on your pajamas, grab your teddy bear and join us in the Children's Room for a story time before heading to bed! 

We'll read stories, sing songs, and perform finger plays together.  

Thursday evenings at 6 p.m.

6:00 p.m.

Earth Day

Learn how to turn trash into treasured objects.  Join us for Earth Day crafts at the library.
 
Fun for youth ages 5-14 years.


For questions, please call 202-541-6025.

6:00 p.m.

bookwormWe will sing songs, read books and perform finger plays! Pajama story time is best children ages 2-5 and their adults, but older and younger children are also welcome.

This program will last approximately 20-30 minutes and will take place in the Children's Story Circle.

Pajamas are welcome but not required!

7:00 p.m.

All ages story time. Join us in your pajamas!

7:00 p.m.

Put on your PJ’s, bring along your favorite stuffed animal, and join us for a family storytime!

Every Thursday night ,we will share stories, songs, and rhymes for all ages as we get ready for bedtime.
 

Friday, April 18, 2014

(All day)

Like writing haikus?
Submit one for our contest
Maybe you will win!

See the blog post for details.

10:00 a.m.

Baby Lap Time at MLK Children's RoomAn 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 12 months.

10:00 a.m.

Early literacy program for ages birth to 2 years.

10:00 a.m.

We'll have some fun with tales for two- and three-year-olds!

Featuring:

  • stories
  • crafts
  • action rhymes
  • and more!
10:00 a.m.

Drop in and play some puzzles and games! 

puzzle pieces

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.

10:30 a.m.

Early literacy program for ages birth to 2 years.

10:30 a.m.

storytimechicksPlease join the Tenley-Friendship Neighborhood Library for stories, songs, and rhymes for children ages of 3 to 5 years old and their caregivers in the Children's Program Room.

This program is limited to the first 25 attendees by ticket only. Tickets are available at the children’s reference desk for that day's program. One ticket per person.

For questions, please call the children’s reference desk at 202-727-1449.

10:30 a.m.

After Friday story time, join us for weekly Scholastic Storybook Treasures for ages 3-7.

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