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Monday, March 30, 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, March 31, 2015

Cherry blossoms

Cherry Blossom Celebration

Georgetown Library

4 p.m.
Decorate the children's department in spring splendor during our Cherry Blossom Celebration!   We will do a cherry blossom craft and use our creations to decorate the children's room.   This program is recommended for children ages 5-12.
cherry blossoms

Cherry Blossom Craft

Georgetown Library

4 p.m.
We will be doing a Cherry Blossom craft and decorating the children’s room!   This program is appropriate for children ages 4-12.  
Terrific Tuesdays

Terrific Tuesdays

Northeast Library

4 p.m.
Join us in the Children's Room on the second floor of the Northeast Library every Tuesday after school. Enjoy crafts, activities, stories, and games - be surprised by something different every week and be prepared to have a ball! This program is appropriate for children ages 6-12.  No registration is necessary. We hope to see you there!    

Spring Craft

Georgetown Library

4 p.m.
Join us for a craft time in which we celebrate the coming of spring. This program is appropriate for children ages 4-12.
Wonderstruck

Newspaper Building Challenge

Northeast Library

4 p.m.
Are you up to the challenge? Use your creative engineering skills to make buildings out of newspaper, just like Rose from Brian Selznick's Wonderstruck. The challenges will include building towers from limited materials with the goal of creating the tallest and strongest buildings. 

Wednesday, April 1, 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. 

Lego Construction Crew

Tenley-Friendship Library

4 p.m.
We supply the Legos, you bring your imagination.  Ages 6-12.  
Colors

Verse Unleashed

Juanita E. Thornton/Shepherd Park Library

5 p.m.
Kids will explore a sampling of fun and simple ways to generate original poetry and lyrics using origami, Dadaism, freestyle rap beats, and more.       

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!

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, April 2, 2015

Art Club

Drawapalooza: Its an Art Club

Dorothy I. Height/Benning Library

5 p.m.
Art Club for children and teens. Participants will create art usine a variety of media. Meets bi-weekly in the Childrens Room.

Friday, April 3, 2015

Easter egg decoration

Easter Egg Decoration

Cleveland Park Library

4 p.m.
Come learn different ways to decorate eggs. Need inspiration? Of course, there will be books to give you great ideas. This program is appropriate for all ages; however, children younger than 3 will need adult assistance.

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Bookcover  for Pete The Cat; Big Easter Adventure By Kimberly Dean

Family Fun For Everyone

Lamond-Riggs Library

10 a.m.
Get ready for Easter and enjoy a read aloud adventure story with Pete the Cat. Easter goodies and a craft will round out the fun. All ages welcome.

Preschool Story Time

Georgetown Library

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

Eggs-quisite Colors of Easter!

Petworth Library

11 a.m.
"Eggs-quisite Colors of Easter" is a b.y.o.b.e. ("bring your own boiled eggs") event.  :) Dress for mess: wear your brightest, pastel-iest "play clothes" and bring a small basket of up to four plain boiled eggs for some Easter fun! We will enjoy an Easter-themed stories, dye and decorate our eggs and take pictures of the visual eggs-quisiteness of it all! We will supply the non-toxic food color dye, stickers, crayons and markers for the egg decoration. This program is appropriate for children ages 3-7 years old.

Monday, April 6, 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. 
Artsy April

Kid's Night: Artsy April

Mt. Pleasant Library

7 p.m.
In April, Kid’s Night will feature a variety of programs focued on the arts in honor of National Poetry Month and Jazz Appreciation Month. April 6 Acrostic Poems Learn about differnt types of poetry try your hand at writing an acrostic poem. April 13 LEGO Poetry Combine words and LEGO bricks to build your own poems

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Poetry Writing Workshop for Kids

Rosedale Library

4 p.m.
Like animals? Think you'd like to be a poet? Hear a few animal poems and then try making your own! Appropriate for ages 6-10.

Opening Reception for Altered Book Exhibition

Tenley-Friendship Library

6:30 p.m.
Come celebrate all of the amazing book art submitted to the Tenley Library Altered Book Exhibition! Opening reception will be from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in Large Conference Room. Invite friends and family! Light refreshments will be provided. All book art is due by April 3. Books will then be on display in the front windows until May 1. Please stop by the Adult Reference Desk on the second floor of Tenley Library for entry form and details.   Questions:

Wednesday, April 8, 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. 

Lego Construction Crew

Tenley-Friendship Library

4 p.m.
We supply the Legos, you bring your imagination.  Ages 6-12.  
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.

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!

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Poetry Writing Workshop for Kids

Rosedale Library

10 a.m.
Like animals? Think you'd like to be a poet? Hear a few animal poems and then try making your own! Appropriate for ages 6-10.

Preschool Story Time

Georgetown Library

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

Make Your Own Invisible Message

West End Library

3 p.m.
The Invention of Hugo Cabret, by Brian Selznick revolves around an automaton with a secret message inside. What secret message do you have inside of you? Come join us and find out! We will be making secret messages with lemon juice. Only when they heat it up will people be able to see what you have to say!