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Tuesday, May 6, 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.

10:00 a.m.

Picture of paper quiltUsing brightly colored card-stock paper, children will produce exquisite creations that reinforce math curriculum ideas from simple patterns, symmetry, and shapes all the way up to fractions and geometry.  The individual squares created will be put together to form a public art “quilt” that will display in the library.
 
Space is limited,  please call ahead to reserve space.
 
Ages 6-13
 
DC Public Library and Class Acts Arts are partners for this project.

IMLS LogoThis project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

4:00 p.m.

Pipe Cleaner NinjasTweens, join us for a pipe cleaner ninja craft where you will create your very own ninja to take home.   

Materials will be provided.

Ages 9-12.

4:00 p.m.

Join us on Tuesday afternoons for take-home crafts, games and other activities!


May 6 Spy Gadgets!
Learn how to make spy tools for all of your sneaky activities.
May 13 Instant Recess
Get moving in the library with physical games and activities.
May 20 Gaming
Join us for Xbox Kinect, Wii, board games and more!
May 27    Leaf Printing
Make nature your art box! We'll be using natural materials to create beautiful paint prints.


Wednesday, May 7, 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.

10:30 a.m.

Mother's Day-themed story time and craft.

For ages 2-5.

We have the crafts, you bring the love.

6:00 p.m.

pen and paperIt's your time to shine at the library!

Recite a poem, short story, or song at our Open Mic Night every other Wednesday night  until 7:30 p.m. Show off something you've been working on or share an old favorite.

The sign-up sheet will be posted from Tuesday morning until Wednesday at 5:45 p.m. First-come, first-served.

We will meet in the board room upstairs. All ages.

6:30 p.m.

momVisit us and use your creative skills to make a special card for Mom for Mother’s Day.

This program is for children up to 12 years old.

7:00 p.m.

Arts and crafts for children's of all ages.

A program for children and their families.

Thursday, May 8, 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.

Friday, May 9, 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.

3:00 p.m.

Bike helmetMay is National Bike Month!  We’re celebrating with several events throughout the month at Palisades Library. 

On Friday, May 9 at 3 p.m., come in with your bike helmet and use our craft supplies to decorate it!

This craft is open to children of all ages. 



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.

Paper FlowersTweens, join us on Friday, May 9 for a fun paper flower craft in honor of Mother's Day and make something special for the lovely ladies in your life.

Ages 9-12.

4:15 p.m.

Create a floral craft for your special mommy.

For ages 6-10.

Saturday, May 10, 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.

11:00 a.m.

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

2:00 p.m.

May is a wonderful month as the weather turns warmer and the flowers start to bloom.

May Day in particular is cause to observe the change in seasons as it is a holiday celebrated in many cultures.

Help us celebrate May Day by participating in our Fairy Festival. We''ll read fairy-related stories and later make a felt flower garland that you can wear!

So don your best pair of wings and join us in the festivities.

For ages 5 and older.

2:00 p.m.

Need something to give mom on Mother's Day (May 11)? Never fear! Come to the library and make some beautiful tissue-paper flowers to give her on her special day. Activity recommended for ages 4 - 12. 

Example of a tissue paper flower

2:00 p.m.

Writopia LabJoin Writopia Lab DC for a fun creative writing workshop including warm-up games to get students inspired, writing exercises led by published instructors, and an end-of-day reading. Writopia Lab focuses on student-driven instruction, so attendees’ writing will be inspired by ideas they’re already interested in. Workshops provide a safe space for writers to create without judgment; students may write in whatever form they wish, and about whatever content they choose. Attendees are encouraged to bring a laptop or iPad if they have one. Pen and paper will be provided. For kids ages 10-13
 

2:00 p.m.

kids on bikesMay is National Bike Month! Celebrate with the Mount Pleasant Library and City Bikes during a special Bike to the Library Family Story Time!

Ride your bikes over to the library for a bike themed story time and craft afterwards. A representative from a local bike shop, City Bikes, will join us to share information about family biking - everything from the best places to bike with kids to the basics of keeping your family safe while biking! If weather permits, we will enjoy the sunshine on the lawn in front if the library. If not, the program will be held in the Children’s Room on the 2nd floor of the library. Children of all ages and their families are welcome to attend.

3:00 p.m.

Come make something for Mom or a special lady in your life.

Appropriate for ages 4 and older.

11:45 p.m.

Want to show mom some love this Spring?

Join us after Family Story Time for Mother's day gift-making.

Craft appropriate for all ages.     

Sunday, May 11, 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.

1:30 a.m.

Bring your Mom to the library.

Enjoy Love and Lemonade, Mother’s Day stories and a craft.

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. 

2:30 p.m.

Flower potCome to the Children's Room to make your own May flowers!

All ages are welcome!

Monday, May 12, 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.

Create and celebrate each week with seasonal art projects.

Ages 6 to 12.

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