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Sunday, April 26, 2015

Building Wonder, Designing Dreams: The Bookmaking of Brian Selznick

Building Wonder, Designing Dreams: The Bookmaking of Brian Selznick

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

(All day)
This interactive, multi-media exhibit for all ages celebrates the bookmaking of children’s author and illustrator, Brian Selznick—his exquisite artistry, experimentation with form and narrative and spellbinding storytelling. It is timed to engage visitors with Selznick’s work and themes in anticipation of his May 8 lecture and May 9 family program at the library; visit dclibrary.org/selznick for details.
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Petworth Friends of the Library Book Sale

Petworth Library

1 p.m.
The Petworth Library cordially invites you to a book sale sponsored by the Friends of the Petworth Library in the lower level meeting room.  Join in the fun 1-4 p.m. You'll find terrific bargains, great books for the whole family, and even a special children's section!

I Made It Myself

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

2 p.m.
All ages arts and crafts.

Sunday Cinema

Anacostia Library

2 p.m.
Please join us in the Anacostia Neighborhood Library children's program room for our weekly showing of a children's movie.
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Build-It Studio

Southwest Library

2 p.m.
Children ages 6-12 are invited to join us in creative, hands-on fun, building structures using everyday materials. Children younger than 9 years old must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver. Please call 202-724-4691 with questions.

Reading Divas Book Club

Capitol View Library

2:30 p.m.
If reading and talking about popular books sounds like fun, our Reading Divas Book Club is for you! The club meets twice a month on Sunday here at Capitol View Library. Our group is lead by Mrs. Wendy, and she loves to see new faces. Join us for some exciting reading fun on April 12 and April 26. Girls ages 10-13 are invited to attend. 

Sunday Crafts

Palisades Library

2:30 p.m.
Please join us every Sunday at the Palisades Library for crafts in the Children's Room! All ages are welcome and crafts will run from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Let's have fun crafting at the library!
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Words and Rhythm -- Open Mic

Woodridge Library

2:30 p.m.
Open Mic Family Poetry Come enjoy an afternoon of poetry against a backdrop of smooth sounds in celebration of National Poetry and Jazz Appreciation Month. Participants are encouraged to sign up at the Woodridge Interim Library or at woodridgelibrary@dc.gov by April 19, 2015. Best ages 7 years and up.    
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Piñata Making!

Palisades Library

2:30 p.m.
Join us in making papier-mâché piñatas in preparation for Cinco de Mayo. Help to make one for the library's Cinco de Mayo celebration, or make one to take home! Come prepared to get messy! All ages welcome 2:30-4 p.m. *This is part of a weekly Sunday craft program at Palisades Library. Join us every Sunday for a different craft!
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Family Craft: Peeps Dioramas

Georgetown Library

4 p.m.
Come and make springtime dioramas with marshmallow peeps! This program is appropriate for children of all ages and families.

Monday, April 27, 2015

Building Wonder, Designing Dreams: The Bookmaking of Brian Selznick

Building Wonder, Designing Dreams: The Bookmaking of Brian Selznick

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

(All day)
This interactive, multi-media exhibit for all ages celebrates the bookmaking of children’s author and illustrator, Brian Selznick—his exquisite artistry, experimentation with form and narrative and spellbinding storytelling. It is timed to engage visitors with Selznick’s work and themes in anticipation of his May 8 lecture and May 9 family program at the library; visit dclibrary.org/selznick for details.

Baby & Toddler Story Time

Northeast Library

10 a.m.
An early literacy program that combines doing fingerplays, sharing stories, songs, dances, rhythm activities and baby bounces.  For ages birth to 2. Please call 202-698-0183 with any questions. Story time takes place on the Lower Level.

Toddler Story Time

Rosedale Library

10 a.m.
Story time recommended for children between the ages of 0 - 3. We'll read stories from the library's collection, sing songs, encourage flexibility and fun with fingerplays, and engage in other play to encourage early literacy!

Baby/Toddler Story Time

West End Library

10 a.m.
Regularly scheduled story time for babies and toddlers.

Wonderful Ones

Cleveland Park Library

10 a.m.
Weekly storytime with stories, music and songs for 1-year-old children. Second session at 11 a.m.
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Preschool Story Time

Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) Library

10:30 a.m.
Stories through books and flannel board tales with lots of action rhymes and fingerplays abound for this half hour event for ages 2 to 3.

Toddler Story Time

Woodridge Library

10:30 a.m.
Story time recommended for children between the ages of 0 - 3.We read stories from the library's collection, sing songs, and engage in play to encourage early literacy.Please call the library if you plan on bringing a large group.

Preschool Story Time

Palisades Library

10:30 a.m.
Join us for stories, songs, and rhymes selected especially for ages 1-5, when children are first beginning to learn the framework for reading. Click here to learn about what to expect at Story Time.

Tales for Twos and Threes

Chevy Chase Library

11 a.m.
Two and three year olds are invited to join us for stories, songs, and more!  A program for children two and three years old. Registration required: To sign up, come in or call us at 202-282-0021.

Wonderful Ones

Cleveland Park Library

11 a.m.
Weekly storytime with stories, music and songs for 1-year-old children.  First session at 10 a.m.

Baby/Toddler Lap Time

Anacostia Library

11 a.m.
Stories, songs, rhymes, bounces and tickles every Monday for children ages 0-2 and their caregivers.
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Baby & Toddler Story Time

Northeast Library

11:30 a.m.
An early literacy program that combines doing fingerplays, sharing stories, songs, dances, rhythm activities and baby bounces.  For ages birth to 2. Please call 202-698-0183 with questions. Story time takes place on the lower level.
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Youth Chess Club

Rosedale Library

3 p.m.
Children get to learn how to play from an experienced instructor and participate in friendly games against each other. The instructor will be at Rosedale from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

Baby Lap Time

Chevy Chase Library

3:30 p.m.
Babies enjoy books, rhymes, songs and other activities on the laps of their caregivers. For pre-walkers. Registration required. Sign up at the children's desk or by phone, 202-282-0021.

Toddler Art & Stories

Georgetown Library

3:30 p.m.
A themed story time that focuses on exploring art materials. Recommended for ages 2-5. 
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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. 

Lego Challenge!

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

4 p.m.
Come build your best lego creation and win a prize!   Lego pieces are small. Ages 5 and older please.
Children playing Chess

Chess and Checkers Club Mondays

Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) Library

4 p.m.
Students are invited to learn and play chess and checkers on Mondays. Lessons and play will start at 4 p.m. and continue into the evening for all who are interested. All ages and levels are encouraged to come and join the fun! There will be prizes for children who participate. Chess and checkers will help students to continue to develop their critical thinking skills in a safe, fun and competitive environment. Mr. Lawrence, our children’s librarian, will be in charge of instruction and coordination. We hope to see you here!!!