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Friday, Nov. 21, 2014

Preschool Story Time

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

11 a.m.
This story time helps children with early language and literacy skills through reading stories, singing songs, learning new rhymes and honing visual literacy skills with the librarian.

Preschool Story Time

Southeast Library

11 a.m.
Story time for ages 2-5 years. Tickets are required for entry. Tickets are available upstairs in the Children's Room about 10 minutes before story time begins.

Baby and Toddler Lap Time

Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library

11 a.m.
Early literacy program for ages birth to 2 years.This is a ticketed, first-come, first-served program.

Wonderful Ones & Twos

Tenley-Friendship Library

11:30 a.m.
Join us for a fun, interactive story time that encourages early language and literacy skills through stories, songs and rhymes. Wonderful Ones is a caregiver and child program for children that are walking up to and including age two.You must register each week for this program. 
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Afterschool Lounge

Tenley-Friendship Library

3:30 p.m.
Need a place to sit and chat with friends, play games, or just chill? Come to the Afterschool Lounge on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and use the library's large conference room as a group study room, game space, lounge and snack area. Board and card games are available. Food and drinks are welcome.  Crafts, trivia tournaments, video games, and other activities will be available on a rotating basis. Ages 11-19. 

Thanksgiving Crafts

Cleveland Park Library

4 p.m.
Make Thanksgiving-related crafts with your favorite librarians!

Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014

Construction Junction

Anacostia Library

10 a.m.
Enjoy a weekly play time for young children. Constructive play and early literacy activities.

Family Story Time

Tenley-Friendship Library

10:30 a.m.
Start your weekend off with a fun family story time filled with songs, rhymes, and good books. 

Family Story Time

Northeast Library

10:30 a.m.
Looking for a fun, family-oriented weekend activity? Look no further! Children and their families are encouraged to let loose and have a ball in the library. Every Saturday, come prepared to laugh, play and have fun! All ages welcome.  

Family Story Time

Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library

10:30 a.m.
Join us for an all-ages story time. 

Preschool Storytime

Georgetown Library

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

Baby/Toddler Lap Time

Southeast Library

11 a.m.
Baby/toddler lap times are story times geared for babies ages birth to 24 months and their caregivers.
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My School DC EdFEST 2014

Library Takeout

11 a.m.
DC Public Library will be at the My School DC EdFEST 2014 to highlight the wide variety of library resources that support students and teachers. The EdFEST is a citywide public school fair, and a key opportunity to learn about the common school lottery process for 2015-2015, and the many schools are participating in the lottery. DC Public Library will be at the event all day, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.Location: DC Armory 2001 East Capitol Street SE

Weekend Story Time

Francis A. Gregory Library

11 a.m.
Come in for weekend story time as we read, sing and rhyme.This program recommended for families with children ages 0-5.Join us afterwards for our Imaginative Play program. 

Lego Club

Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library

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

Family Story Time

Juanita E. Thornton/Shepherd Park Library

11 a.m.
Bring mom and dad and join us on Saturday mornings for a fun family story time.Children ages birth to 7 years and their caregivers are welcome.For questions, please contact the Shepherd Park children's librarian at 202-541-6025.    

Imaginative Play

Francis A. Gregory Library

12 p.m.
Use your imagination to dress-up, build with blocks, perform with puppets and do puzzles in a weekend play session. Ages 0-12 and families.

Family Fun Time

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

2 p.m.
Looking for a fun, family oriented, weekend activity? Look no further!Children and their families are encouraged to let loose and have a ball in the library. Every Saturday, come prepared to laugh, play and have fun!Please call the Children's Desk at 202-727-1248 to find out the specific theme for the week. 

Family Story Time

Mt. Pleasant Library

2 p.m.
Join us for an all-ages story time with singing, dancing and lots of fun!
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Holiday Ornament Sit and Knit (and 3-D print)

Southeast Library

2 p.m.
Need ideas for holiday knitting and decorating? Join us for an afternoon of knitting and 3-D printing. Staff will be on hand to demonstrate some nifty knitting patterns for ornaments. We will also be ready to show you how to use the library's 3-D printer downtown to print out the coolest of decorations. 

Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014

Family Funday Sunday

Mt. Pleasant Library

2 p.m.
A variety of family friendly programs that may include dance, music, movement, movies, sign language and much more.Recommended for ages 0-12.

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!
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Family Story Time and Craft: Thankful Turkey

Georgetown Library

2 p.m.
Join us for a family story time and craft to celebrate Thanksgiving!   The story will be at 2 p.m, but you can drop in for the craft anytime until 5 p.m.

STEAM Team

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

2 p.m.
Are you interested in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and/or Mathematics? Join us to design, construct, discover, create, and so much more!  Ages 6-12.

Sunday Movies

Anacostia Library

2 p.m.
Join us in the children's room for a movie! We will be showing new family-friendly films and old favorites in the children's room every Sunday.Recommended for families and children ages 4+.

Zumba Kids

Capitol View Library

3:30 p.m.
All we need is a beat!!Zumba Kids is the perfect combination of fun and fitness. Join us as we dance to great music with easy to follow kid-friendly moves.Ages 4-13.

Monday, Nov. 24, 2014

Morning Glory Stories (Especially for Babies and Toddlers)

Rosedale Library

10 a.m.
Rise, shine and join us for morning glory stories! Come enjoy books, songs, movement, rhymes and fingerplays. This story time program is for children under age 4 and their caregivers.  Groups of 10 or more, please call 202-727-5012 to schedule a special group story time.

Wonderful Ones

Cleveland Park Library

10 a.m.
Books, music and rhymes for 1-year-olds.

Baby/Toddler Story Time

West End Library

10 a.m.
Regularly scheduled story time for babies and toddlers.

Story Time Adventures

Dorothy I. Height/Benning Library

10:15 a.m.
Come explore the world and new ideas through reading stories, movies, arts and/or crafts.All programs are free and open to the public for children ages 2-5 with an adult(s).