Calendar

Friday, April 25, 2014

4:00 p.m.

Drawing clubJoin us after school on Fridays where we will use books from our collection to sketch, copy, draw and create our own artwork, manga and comics.

Recommended for children 8 to 12. 

4:00 p.m.

Come learn how to recycle everyday objects into works of art.

For children of all ages.

4:15 p.m.

Make an artwork with recycled materials! Children will learn how to make beautiful works of art with recycled materials and discarded objects. This program is for children ages 3 and up.

Saturday, April 26, 2014

(All day)

Art StudioTweens, join us for Petworth's new Tween Scene Art Studio. We'll have art supplies set up so you can draw, sketch or color.

It's your time to let your creativity shine. We might even put your artwork on display throughout the library!

Materials provided.

Ages 9-12.

11:00 a.m.

Open Lego Duplo block play time for children ages 2 to 5 years and their caregivers. 

3:00 p.m.

We've got craft supplies and a trained artist.

We need children who want to dabble in art. 

For ages 3 - 10.

3:30 p.m.

Express yourself for El Dia de Mimis Dada Catifestolos Niños and National Poetry Month.

Learn more about the 20th century radical art movement known as Dada.

Experiment with collage, using multicultural text and images to create your own "found poetry."

Fun for children ages 5-14 years.

Sunday, April 27, 2014

2:00 p.m.

Crafts at the librarySunday afternoons are for crafts and coloring at Francis Gregory library. Come in and make something to take home - craft, sketch, color, draw or paint!

Children ages 12 and younger and their caregivers are welcome, and all craft supplies will be provided. 

This program is intended for children ages 4-12 and their families. 

2:00 p.m.

Join us as we celebrate International Children's Book Day.

Explore the world through eight different children's books and make a postcard to commemorate your journey. You can sketch a part of your voyage or create something entirely abstract; it’s up to you!

Don't forget:

“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes."
-- Marcel Proust

For children 6 and older.

2:00 p.m.

Celebrate Diversity in Action with a special craft time!

We'll be making maracas and decorating them.

2:30 p.m.

Rainbow CloudTake advantage of the beautiful April weather and make mini clouds on Popsicle sticks, complete with rainbow ribbons in the Children's Room. Take them outside and watch them blow in the wind!

Afterwards, be sure to breeze on through our selection of kite books to take home!

All ages are welcome to participate!


Monday, April 28, 2014

3:15 p.m.

Image of "I am Tama, Lucky Cat" book coverPlease join us in celebrating Japanese culture and the cherry blossoms of D.C. by hearing one of our favorite Japanese folk tales, I Am Tama, Lucky Cat, making a cherry blossom craft, and enjoying cherry treats!

This event is in conjunction with Diversity in Action's (DIA) Dia de los Niños.

4:00 p.m.

Papel picado are beautiful paper decorations, traditionally made in Mexico. They are put up for Day of the Dead, Easter and Quincineras.

Papel picado are easy to make yourself, and look really cool at a party or hung up in your room.  

4:00 p.m.

Create and celebrate each week with seasonal art projects.

Ages 6 to 12.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

4:30 p.m.

In celebration of Diversity in Action and El Dia de los Ninos, we will be having a special after-school story time in the Children's room featuring stories from different cultures, songs in Spanish, French and Hebrew, and a craft.

Ages 8 and younger.

7:00 p.m.

Arts and crafts for children's of all ages.

A program for children and their families.

Friday, May 2, 2014

1:00 p.m.

Get your green on!

Create a silly face flowerpot and watch your creation sprout.

For ages 6-12.

4:00 p.m.

Drawing clubJoin us after school on Fridays where we will use books from our collection to sketch, copy, draw and create our own artwork, manga and comics.

Recommended for children 8 to 12. 

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!

Saturday, May 3, 2014

11:00 a.m.

Open Lego Duplo block play time for children ages 2 to 5 years and their caregivers. 

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.

12:00 p.m.

All abroad! Join us for the reading, crafts and a movie train. 

For ages 3-6.

2:00 p.m.

Image of fish piñataJoin us in making papier-mâché piñatas in preparation for Cinco de Mayo.  Make one for the library's Cinco de Mayo celebration and make one to take home!

Come prepared to get messy!

All ages welcome 2-3:30 p.m.

Sunday, May 4, 2014

2:00 p.m.

All ages arts and crafts.

2:00 p.m.

Crafts at the librarySunday afternoons are for crafts and coloring at Francis Gregory library. Come in and make something to take home - craft, sketch, color, draw or paint!

Children ages 12 and younger and their caregivers are welcome, and all craft supplies will be provided. 

This program is intended for children ages 4-12 and their families. 

Monday, May 5, 2014

(All day)

Every year, Mt. Pleasant hosts a public art exhibition of work by local students, so everyone in the community can see what talented kids we have in our midst!

Stop by the Children's Room on the second floor to view selected works from the 2014 Mt. Pleasant Youth Arts Fair. This year's theme is "New in Mount Pleasant."

The show is featured here at the library and at surrounding local businesses.

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

4:00 p.m.

Create and celebrate each week with seasonal art projects.

Ages 6 to 12.

4:00 p.m.

Every Monday afternoon in May (sans Memorial Day), we will be exploring different Asian cultures through various craft activities.

Clip art of a colorful line of koinobori hanging on a poleMay 5 is Children's Day in Japan, and to celebrate we will be making koinobori, fish-shaped wind-socks that are traditionally hung outside of Japanese homes during this holiday.

May 12 - Learn about Indian culture and make your own mandala.

May 19 - We will be making Vietnamese-style moon lutes and drums and (if weather provides) having our own outdoor concert.

Best for ages 6 - 12.

6:00 p.m.

Join us to honor the participants of the Mt. Pleasant Youth Art Fair until 8 p.m. in the Large Meeting Room on the first floor. Participating artists will receive certificates, and prizes for best in show will be presented. 

The artwork relating to this year's theme "New in Mt. Pleasant" will be on display at the Library, in the Children's Room on the Second Floor, and at local businesses May 5-31.

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