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Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014

LEGO Club

Francis A. Gregory Library

4:30 a.m.
Join us for an hour of building and playing with LEGOs! Kids will be given a theme each session to guide their creations, which will be featured on our branch’s website. 

Wonderful Ones

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

10 a.m.
An interactive story time to encourage early literacy skills for one-year-old children through stories, songs and rhymes.Ages 12 - 24 months.

Tales for Twos and Threes

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

11 a.m.
Children will hear short stories, sing, do fingerplays, and dance and move to popular songs.Ages 2-3.

Baby Lap Time

Cleveland Park Library

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.

Music Time

Georgetown Library

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

Baby Laptime

Cleveland Park Library

2:30 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.
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Afterschool Lounge

Tenley-Friendship Library

3:30 p.m.
Need a place to sit and chat with friends, play games, or just chill? Come to the Afterschool Lounge on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays and use the library's large conference room as a group study room, game space, lounge and snack area. Board and card games are available. Food and drinks are welcome.  Crafts, trivia tournaments, video games, and other activities will be available on a rotating basis. Ages 11-19. 
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How Does Snow Make Sense?

Petworth Library

4 p.m.
Ever wondered what makes snow snow? Join us for a fun afternoon as we learn how this weather is formed, how snowflakes are created, the properties of water and more! Snow in its many forms is a frozen delight and we'll learn just how exciting this medium is through some related experiments. It may be a little wet or a little cold but it's all in the name of science. For ages 6 and older.

French Story Time

Cleveland Park Library

4 p.m.
French Story Time is for children of all ages. This program includes songs, music and motion and is very interactive. Children have the opportunity to learn Fench songs, practice their French, and connect words with motion, as well as enjoy stories. Come and join us every Thursday at 4 p.m. (except on holidays!)
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Holiday Party

Georgetown Library

4 p.m.
Join us for a celebration of the winter holidays.  There will be games, stories and crafts followed by a festive movie!  This program is great of children of all ages.
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LEGO Club

Woodridge Library

4 p.m.
Drop by and build during our new weekly LEGO club! Create a skyscraper, a pirate ship, or whatever your mind can dream up. Best for ages 5-12.

Kid's Club

Capitol View Library

4:30 p.m.
Hang out with your friends and enjoy a variety of activities that may include games, crafts and movies.

Chess for Kids

Cleveland Park Library

5 p.m.
Weekly chess instruction for kids of all ages. Our master chess instructor will guide you from learning the basics to advancing your level of skill. Made possible by the Friends of the Cleveland Park Library.

Pajama Story TIme

Southwest Library

6 p.m.
Put 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.

Pop-Up Story Time

Francis A. Gregory Library

6 p.m.
Where did all of the pop-up books go?! Don't worry, they're still here! 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! Just drop on by Thursday nights and our children's staff will bring them out for you. Please note that young children must handle pop-up books with a parent.

Pajama Story Time

Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library

7 p.m.
All ages story time. Join us in your pajamas!
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Classic Cinema Night

Northeast Library

7 p.m.
At this month's Classic Cinema Night, we'll be watching the 1942 comedy The Man Who Came to Dinner.

Friday, Dec. 19, 2014

Baby and Toddler Lap Time

Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library

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

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 storytime 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 year old and caregivers. See you there!

Baby and Toddler Lap Time

Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library

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

Family Story Time (All Ages)

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.

Children's Movies

Deanwood Library

10:30 a.m.
After Friday story time, join us for weekly Scholastic Storybook Treasures for ages 3-7.

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.

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.

Baby and Toddler Lap Time

Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library

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

Preschool Story Time

Southeast Library

11 a.m.
Story time for ages 2-5 years. Tickets are required for entry. Tickets are available upstairs in the Children's Room about 10 minutes before story time begins. Have a group? Please call ahead of time to make special arrangements.

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.

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. Wonderful Ones is a caregiver and child program for children that are walking up to and including age two.You must register each week for this program. 

Winter Break Kickoff

Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library

4 p.m.
Bored during break?  Miss Julie will teach you fun games that you can easily play at home.   Also, sign up for Winter Reading Club, and earn a Chipotle Kids' meal over break.   Snacks will be provided.   For ages 5 and older.  
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Beginners' Amharic

Mt. Pleasant Library

4 p.m.
The principal language of Ethiopia, Amharic is a Semitic language belonging to the Afro-Asiatic family of languages. It takes its name from Amhara, a central province in Ethiopia and is the second-most spoken Semitic language in the world, after Arabic.   Learn the basics of this fascinating language with Ms. Yacob, every Friday afternoon in Conference Room 1 on the lower level. All ages are welcome!