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Saturday, May 30, 2015

DCPL Summer Reading

Summer Reading Kickoff Celebration

Southeast Library

10 a.m.
Join your Southeast Neighborhood Library to celebrate the start of Summer Reading!  10 a.m. to 12 p.m.: All ages can enjoy hero-themed crafts and activities, plus snacks and a superhero photo booth 11 a.m.: Hero story time for families with children ages 0-8. 

Preschool Story Time

Georgetown Library

10:30 a.m.
Stories, music, folktales and fun for Preschoolers and Kindergartners. Recommended for ages 3-5. 
Every Hero Has A Story

Summer Reading Kick Off: Superhero Craft Day

Tenley-Friendship Library

11:15 a.m.
Calling all superheroes! Come help us celebrate the launch of Summer Reading. We will be making superhero-themed crafts, such as masks and logos. Take pictures in your disguise in front of our photo booth. 
Summer reading logo

Summer Reading Kickoff

Southwest Library

1 p.m.
Come join us for our Summer Reading Kickoff carnival! Fun activities will include:   Sign up - for our Summer Reading program Eat snacks - cool off with a tasty treat Be creative - decorate firefighters' hats and police badges Dig in - visit the library garden and DC Central Kitchen's Truck Farm Play games - duck toss, bubbles, and sidewalk chalk Be safe - tour a fire truck and learn bike safety from police officers Read more - story times with firefighters, librarians, and furry friends

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Paint Supplies

Mt. Pleasant Youth Arts Fair

Mt. Pleasant Library

(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 2015 Mt. Pleasant Youth Arts Fair. This year's theme is "Heroes of Mt. Pleasant." The show is featured here at the library and at surrounding local businesses.

I Made It Myself

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

2 p.m.
All ages arts and crafts.

Crafts & Coloring

Francis A. Gregory Library

2 p.m.
Sunday 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. 

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!

Monday, June 1, 2015

Toddler Art & Stories

Georgetown Library

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

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Story Time writing

Preschool Story Time

Lamond-Riggs Library

10:30 a.m.
Introduce your child to a love of reading and the library, at our weekly Wednesday story times. 

Family Craft Night

Chevy Chase Library

7 p.m.
Arts and crafts for children of all ages. A program for children and their families.

Saturday, June 6, 2015

One Hundred Butterflies by Harold Feinstein

Butterfly Lesson and Craft

Rosedale Library

10 a.m.
Children can learn about butterflies through a brief story time with fiction and nonfiction books, and then make their own butterfly to take home. For ages 6-12.  
superheroes

Superhero Training Camp

Chevy Chase Library

10 a.m.
Discover your Superhero Identity!  From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., come to the Chevy Chase Library for Superhero Training Camp! Kids and teens can create their own superhero identity, complete with costume. You'll be saving the world in no time! Training camp includes a photo booth, so bring your super fast camera to capture the action.

Preschool Story Time

Georgetown Library

10:30 a.m.
Stories, music, folktales and fun for Preschoolers and Kindergartners. Recommended for ages 3-5. 

Sunday, June 7, 2015

I Made It Myself

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

2 p.m.
All ages arts and crafts.

Crafts & Coloring

Francis A. Gregory Library

2 p.m.
Sunday 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. 

Rainbow Crafts

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

2 p.m.
Celebrate Pride and summer with nature's eye candy: the rainbow. Join us for a variety of rainbow-themed art projects for youth of all ages. Crafts include jewelry, rainbow wind catchers, and more. Ages 2-12. 
crafts

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!

Monday, June 8, 2015

Toddler Art & Stories

Georgetown Library

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

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Cover of Brian Selznick's Wonderstruck

In the Zone: Design a Diorama

Tenley-Friendship Library

4 p.m.
DC Public Library is celebrating the life and work of award-winning children’s author and illustrator Brian Selznick. Here at Tenley, we'll be making dioramas inspired by Rose's miniature model of New York City.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Story Time writing

Preschool Story Time

Lamond-Riggs Library

10:30 a.m.
Introduce your child to a love of reading and the library, at our weekly Wednesday story times. 
Create Club

Create Club

Southwest Library

4:30 p.m.
Children ages 6-12 are invited to join us for arts & crafts activities. Children under 9 years old must be accompanied by a caregiver. Please call 202-724-4691 with questions.

Family Craft Night

Chevy Chase Library

7 p.m.
Arts and crafts for children of all ages. A program for children and their families.

Thursday, June 11, 2015

DCPL Pride logo

Pride Stories & Craft

Southeast Library

4 p.m.
People and families are all unique, and that's something to be proud of! Celebrate Pride month with stories about being proud of who you are, followed by a craft. Ages 5 and older. Be sure to check out other Pride events & LGBTQA resources at DC Public Library!

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Bookcover for this day in June

Rainbow Story Time

Lamond-Riggs Library

10:30 a.m.
Rainbow stories and craft to be enjoyed by everyone!

Preschool Story Time

Georgetown Library

10:30 a.m.
Stories, music, folktales and fun for Preschoolers and Kindergartners. Recommended for ages 3-5. 
Swedish Fish

Candy and Aquarium Celebration Month

West End Library

4 p.m.
Come make your own nautical creations out of candy and pick up information about the National Aquarium! Special family program highlighting two of June's national themes!

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Crafts & Coloring

Francis A. Gregory Library

2 p.m.
Sunday 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. 

I Made It Myself

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

2 p.m.
All ages arts and crafts.
crafts

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!