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Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016

Valentine's Day Bear

Valentine's Day Card Making

West End Library

3:30 p.m.
Come celebrate Valentine's Day and make a card for someone special! Appropriate for ages 4+

Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016

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. 
photo of Shaw Library

Black History Month: Celebrate Shaw!

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

2 p.m.
Celebrate Black History Month and the rich African-American history of the Shaw neighborhood! Thanks to the generosity of the Friends of the Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Neighborhood Library and Shaw Main Streets, we will have special coloring and activity books featuring notable African Americans and historic sites of the Shaw neighborhood at our I Made It Myself craft time. Color in the pictures and learn something new!
craft supplies

I Made It Myself

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

2 p.m.
All ages arts and crafts.  

Monday, Feb. 8, 2016

crafts

Toddler Art & 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.

Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016

mickey and minnie

Disney Story Time

Georgetown Library

3:30 p.m.
Join us for a special, interactive Disney Story time and craft.  Feel free to dress up as we explore many classic Disney tales.  This program is appropriate for children ages 3 and up.
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.
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.

Valentine’s Day Card Craft

Rosedale Library

4:30 p.m.
Kids can get ready for the holiday by making Valentine’s Day cards for friends and family! For ages 4 and up, while supplies last. 

Wednesday, Feb. 10, 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.
Valentine hearts

Valentine Cards Crafternoon

Northeast Library

4 p.m.
Spread the love: join us upstairs on the Mezzanine level of the Northeast Library on Wednesday, February 10 at 4 p.m. to make Valentine's cards for all the special someones in your life! Let your friends and family know you care with a thoughtful gift from the heart! All supplies provided, and no registration necessary. This event is for children ages 4-12 and caregivers.

Lego Construction Crew

Tenley-Friendship Library

4 p.m.
We supply the Legos, you bring your imagination.  Ages 6-12.  
Pete the Cat: Valentine's Day is Cool

Create Club: Valentines with the Postal Museum

Southwest Library

4:30 p.m.
Join us for a special Create Club with a representative from the National Postal Museum. Children are invited to make valentines using postage stamps and other materials. Children under 9 must be accompanied by a caregiver.  Questions? Please call 202-724-4691. 

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, Feb. 11, 2016

Love Monster picture

Make a Valentine's Day Card for Your Special Person

Petworth Library

4:30 p.m.
Chances are that you have a loved one who would appreciate a special card from you this Valentine's Day. But why buy a card when you can make something instead? Join us for this heartfelt program as we read some Valentine's Day books and make some cards for you to take home and enjoy! For ages 5 and up. 

Friday, Feb. 12, 2016

No Valentines for Katie

Valentine Crafts

Southwest Library

3 p.m.
Join us in the Children's Room to make valentines!  Children under 9 must be accompanied by a caregiver.  Questions? Call 202-724-4691. 
valentine's day logo

Valentine's Day Crafts

Cleveland Park Library

4 p.m.
Join us on Friday, February 12, at 4 p.m. for our Valentine's day program. We will be making greeting cards, book marks and much more. This program is for children of all ages. Children under two will need adult assistance. Come and have some fun while showing off your artistic side.

Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016

Stitched from the Soul

Black History Month Quilt Making with the William O. Lockridge/ Bellevue Library

Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) Library

10 a.m.
Join the William O. Lockridge/ Bellevue Library as we celebrate the rich history of quilt making in the African- American and African Diaspora tradition by embarking on a 2-week quilt making experience.The Main Meeting Room will be open and available during the following dates and times for Quilt construction:Saturday, February 13, 2016, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m.Sunday, February 14, 2016, 1 p.m.- 3 p.m.Wednesday, February 17, 2016, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m.
Valentine's Day Craft

Valentine's Day Party

Deanwood Library

2 p.m.
Come celebrate Valentine's Day at the library! We'll make Valentines Day cards and crafts and read some of our favorite L-O-V-E stories together! If you can't make it, check out our selection of themed books for you to read at home with your little love bunny.    
I Like Myself

Love Yourself: Spa Crafts

Southwest Library

3 p.m.
Join us in the Children's Room to create fun homemade soaps and bath scrubs. Treat yourself or a loved one! Children under 9 must be accompanied by an adult. Questions? Call 202-724-4691.   

Sunday, Feb. 14, 2016

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. 
Stitched from the Soul

Black History Month Quilt Making with the William O. Lockridge/ Bellevue Library

Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) Library

1 p.m.
Join the William O. Lockridge/ Bellevue Library as we celebrate the rich history of quilt making in the African- American and African Diaspora tradition by embarking on a 2-week quilt making experience.The Main Meeting Room will be open and available during the following dates and times for Quilt construction:Saturday, February 13, 2016, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m.Sunday, February 14, 2016, 1 p.m.- 3 p.m.Wednesday, February 17, 2016, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m.
craft supplies

I Made It Myself

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

2 p.m.
All ages arts and crafts.  
Play, Dance, Create Kids Clip Art

It's My Body! Art and Movement Workshop

Mt. Pleasant Library

2 p.m.
This workshop complements the D.C.Rape Crisis Center's Good Touch Bad Touch sexual abuse prevention curriculum for pre-school through sixth grade students. It is designed to create a shared learning experience between adults and youth. The workshop incorporates theater, art and games to explore the concepts of expression, communication and boundaries.    
hypnotizer 3

Hypnotizers!

Woodridge Library

3 p.m.
Join the Woodridge Library and Future Makers to create spinning, glowing light machines that hypnotize and amaze! Make use of the following tools to invent a cool machine all your very own.     Motors LED lights Batteries Simple circuitry Stop by for an hour of entertainment, we hope to see you there! Best for ages 7-17.  

Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016

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.

Abstract Art Project

Rosedale Library

4 p.m.
Inspired by the African-American contemporary artist, Jacob Lawrence, children will be able to make their own art of bright patterns and shapes with recycled construction paper and other material. Children can display their art at Rosedale for the rest of the month, or take their art home. Appropriate for ages 6-12.
mandala

Crazy About Coloring

Tenley-Friendship Library

4 p.m.
For this month's In the Zone program, join us for a relaxing afternoon of coloring mandalas. Mandala is a Tibetan word that means "circle" and monks use sand and paint to create beautiful works of art. You can create your own design or color one of ours. Colored pencils and crayons provided.  Best for ages 5-12.  
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.