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Saturday, May 28, 2016

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.
lego clipart

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. 

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Summer Flowers

Summer Reading Kick-Off

West End Library

11 a.m.
In conjunction with Uno, Dos, Tres con Andres, join us at West End as we celebrate the start of the DC Public Library Summer Reading Program on June 1, 2016! We will provide you with plenty of information, promotional materials, and reading suggestions! West End Staff is excited to work with you over the Summer. Bring your family for fun and music. Please note that the Uno, Dos, Tres con Andres program is best for families with young children!  
Maker Martes Robot

Maker Martes

Mt. Pleasant Library

4 p.m.
Come create with us every Tuesday at 4 p.m. Each week we will have a different project to make. Explore art, music, science, technology, and more! This program is recommended for children ages 6 and older.
Project bricks

Project Bricks

Cleveland Park Library

4 p.m.
Self directed play with LEGOs and DUPLOs in the children's room. For children of all ages.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Koala Lou book cover

Summer Reading Kick-Off

Lamond-Riggs Library

10:30 a.m.
The Summer Reading Program will run from June 1 to August 26 with the theme Go for the Gold--Read!  Join our kick-off with a story from the Bush Olympics, a craft, and of course, signing up for summer reading! All ages welcomed!  

Preschool Story Time

Deanwood 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.
Go for the Gold

Summer Reading Kickoff: Go for the Gold!

Tenley-Friendship Library

3:30 p.m.
Calling all champions: Go for the Gold and come help us celebrate the launch of Summer Reading! We will be making Olympic-themed crafts, such as mini-torches and medals. 
craft supplies

Family Craft Night

Chevy Chase Library

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

PAL Pajama Party

Mt. Pleasant Library

7 p.m.
It's a Pajama Party... with doggies!!! Join us in your jammies for a doggie story time and an opportunity to read to a PAL dog. The whole family is invited to join in the FUN!

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Creative Movement Storytime

Creative Movement Storytime

Deanwood Library

6 p.m.
Join us at Deanwood Library for a storytime focused on different types of movement. Together we’ll read stories and explore, imitate and improvise movements that each story inspires. Wear some comfy clothes and shoes so you can wiggle around! Ages Birth-12.

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Podium with three young readers holding up books

Summer Reading Kickoff!

Woodridge Library

10 a.m.
Kick off Summer Reading at Woodridge with a day of crafts, games, movies, and more to celebrate this year's theme- Go For the Gold: Read!  Readers and library-enthusiasts of all ages can sign up for this year's program and earn prizes all summer long!

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.
lego clipart

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. 
Go for the Gold, Read!

Summer Reading Kickoff!

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

1 p.m.
Join us for an afternoon of fun and excitement as we kickoff our 2016 Summer Reading Program! Activities and events every hour throughout the building provide the best way to start summer. Prizes, giveaways, and raffles for all ages available all day!   
Go for the Gold summer reading logo

Summer Reading Kickoff!

Southeast Library

1 p.m.
Start summer the right way with Southeast Library’s Summer Reading Kickoff! Join us for an afternoon of fun and excitement as we start our 2016 Summer Reading ProgramSchedule of Events:1 p.m. -3 p.m.: Sign-up for Summer Reading and receive a sign-up prize and a free treat from Captain Cookie! (While supplies last.) Don't miss your chance to meet one of the Nationals President mascots!

Sunday, June 5, 2016

craft supplies

I Made It Myself

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

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

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.     
Rainbow Heart

Pride Month Craft

Palisades Library

3 p.m.
Celebrate Pride Month with the whole family! Come to the Palisades Library and make rainbow heart sun catchers! For more Pride programs and LGBTQ book lists, visit our DC Public Library Pride page!

Monday, June 6, 2016

Toddler Art and Stories

Toddler Art and Stories

Georgetown Library

3:30 p.m.
Get up and get creative at our Toddler Art and Stories! These 20-30 minute programs are full of books, songs and art activities that  are designed to help develop your child’s language and motor skills. After storytime, your child will participate in a process-oriented art project to explore art materials and the world around them. Process-oriented art focuses on what can be learned from the act of making art rather than the product.
madscience

Mad Science: Things That Go Boom!

Petworth Library

4:30 p.m.
Discover the science behind sound and vibration! See amazing color-changing chemical reactions. Explore sublimation, radical reactions, and more. This program is for ages 6 and up and is part of the library's season-long Summer Reading program.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Family Programs, Summer Reading, Kids, Crafts

Carry the Torch!

Parklands-Turner Library

11 a.m.
Are you excited about the Summer Olympics? Do you wish you could carry a flaming torch? The Library can't provide you with a real flaming torch, but we can help you to make a light-up pretend torch after preschool story time; and you can take your torch home with you! As part of the Parklands-Turner Library Summer Reading Kickoff celebration from June 7 to June 10, all neighborhood preschool aged children are invited to participate in a special craft project following the 10:00 a.m. story time in the Children's area of the library on Tuesday, June 7. 
Maker Martes Robot

Maker Martes

Mt. Pleasant Library

4 p.m.
Come create with us every Tuesday at 4 p.m. Each week we will have a different project to make. Explore art, music, science, technology, and more! This program is recommended for children ages 6 and older.
Toddler Art and Stories

Smart with Art and Stories Tuesday

Rosedale Library

5 p.m.
Spend the summer showing off and creating some art! On Tuesdays throughout the summer children can visit Rosedale and enjoy a short story time and then an hour of arts and crafts. 

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Preschool Story Time

Deanwood 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.

Engineering Wednesday

Rosedale Library

2 p.m.
Did you ever want to build a mini-catapult or a paper airplane? On Wednesdays during the summer children can spend an hour designing and creating a special engineering project. 

Lego Construction Crew

Tenley-Friendship Library

4 p.m.
We supply the Legos, you bring your imagination.  Ages 4-12.  
Crafts for Kids

Create Club

Southwest Library

4:30 p.m.
Join us in the Children's Room for fun arts and crafts. For children ages 6-12. Children under 9 must be accompanied by a caregiver. Questions? Call 202-724-4691.
Creative Movement Storytime

Creative Movement Storytime

Deanwood Library

6 p.m.
Join us at Deanwood Library for a storytime focused on different types of movement. Together we’ll read stories and explore, imitate and improvise movements that each story inspires. Wear some comfy clothes and shoes so you can wiggle around! Ages Birth-12.