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Thursday, May 5, 2016

Music Time

Music Time

Georgetown Library

2 p.m.
These 20-30 minute story times are full of books, songs, rhymes and fingerplays for children birth to five years old. Our Music Time is a great way to introduce your child to language skills in a positive and fun environment. With slightly more songs, activities and movement than our lap times, children and their grownups are encouraged to engage with the books and songs and to actively participate in the program.  

Baby Lap Time

Cleveland Park Library

2:30 p.m.
A story time experience for our youngest library users and their caregivers. These 20-30 minute story times introduce books, songs, rhymes, tickles and bounces developmentally appropriate for children ages birth to when they start walking.  Baby Lap Time is a wonderful way to introduce your child to the joys of reading in a positive and fun atmosphere. This story time is designed so the baby will be in their caregiver’s lap and the grownup is actively involved in the program; it is recommended that each child have their own adult with them.
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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 Thursdays 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. 
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LEGO Club!

Woodridge Library

4 p.m.
Drop by and build during our weekly LEGO club! Create a skyscraper, a pirate ship, or whatever your mind can dream up. Best for ages 5-12.
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Special Cinco de Mayo Fiesta

Mt. Pleasant Library

4 p.m.
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with music, stories, crafts and festivities. Featuring activities from WHUT television, including a special appearance by Maya and Miguel!
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Celebrating Leo Lionni

Petworth Library

4:30 p.m.
It's someone's birthday - can you guess who? The children's room is celebrating Leo Lionni, a classic children's book author.

Cinco de Mayo Story Time

Rosedale Library

5 p.m.
Enjoy a few stories and songs in celebration of Latino culture! Afterwards, there will be a special showing of a few episodes from the cartoon Maya & Miguel
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Game Night

Chevy Chase Library

5 p.m.
Sports, dancing, or a little MarioKart? Bring your friends and your A-game for a night of Wii gaming. Or bring your homework if you need some help from your friends or your favorite librarian. Thursday nights upstairs in the Folio bookstore. All teens, tweens and kids 8 and older are welcome from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m.
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Learn to Play Chess

Deanwood Library

6 p.m.
It's your move! Learn to play chess, improve your game, or practice your moves with other players. This drop-in group is open to all ages and experience levels and meets every Tuesday and Thursday at 6 p.m.
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Pajama Story Time

Southwest Library

6 p.m.
An evening story time where pajamas are encouraged but not required. These 30-40 minute evening programs are designed to delight children of all ages. Filled with stories and activities that promote and develop language skills and imagination, these programs encourage children to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning.  Children under 9 must be accompanied by a caregiver. Questions? Call 202-724-4691.

Pajama Story Time

Deanwood Library

7 p.m.
An evening story time where pajamas are encouraged but not required. These 30-40 minute evening programs are designed to delight children of all ages. Filled with stories and activities that promote and develop language skills and imagination these programs encourage children to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning.

Friday, May 6, 2016

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Music and Movement

Southeast Library

10 a.m.
Sing, dance, and reveal your inner musician at our music and movement time for children ages birth to 5 and their caregivers. Our music time is dynamic and interactive, so come ready to participate in the fun.  Free tickets are required due to limited space. Tickets are distributed beginning 30 minutes before music time on a first-come, first-served basis.  Have a group? Please call ahead of time to schedule a visit at 202-698-3372.
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Bilingual Spanish Story Time

Mt. Pleasant Library

10 a.m.
Stories, songs, dances, and more in English and Spanish for children ages birth to 5 and their adults. For safety's sake, there is a limit of 75 participants for each story time.Remember there is a story time at 10 a.m. and another repeated at 11 a.m. To schedule a class visit, please call 202-671-3125.Cuentos, canciones, cailes, y más en inglés y español para niños de 0-5 años y sus adultos.
Baby and Toddler Story Time

Baby and Toddler Story Time

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

10 a.m.
These 20-30 minute story times are full of books, songs, rhymes and fingerplays for children birth to two years old. Our Baby and Toddler Story Time is a great way to introduce your child to language skills in a positive and fun environment. With slightly more activity and movement than our lap times, children and their caregivers are encouraged to engage with the books and songs and to actively participate in the program.  This is a ticketed, first-come, first-served program. 
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Music Time

Cleveland Park Library

10 a.m.
Sing, play, dance and learn. That’s our motto for this program.  Children of all ages will have the opportunity to play musical instruments, sing along with popular songs, dance to their favorite music, and learn the alphabet and how to count. This program is all about rhythm and speech stimuli that allow children to enjoy music.
Preschool Story Time

Preschool Story Time

Tenley-Friendship Library

10 a.m.
Share the fun of reading with your children ages 3-5 years. Children and their caregivers, will explore stories and activities to encourage children to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning. This 30-40 minute program is designed to promote language and listening skills, expand children’s imaginations and arouse their curiosity about the world around them. Tickets are required to attend this program. They are available at the Children’s Desk 30 minutes before the start of the story time on a first-come, first-served basis. 
Family Story Time

Family Story Time

Palisades Library

10:30 a.m.
Story time fun for the entire family, these 30-40 minutes story times are packed full of books and activities designed to be enjoyed by all ages. Promoting language and literacy skills, these story times are a great way to further your child’s lifelong love of reading and learning. Children and their caregivers are encouraged to actively engage and participate with the stories and activities during the program. Click here to learn about what to expect at Story Time.
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Baby and Toddler Story Time

Francis A. Gregory Library

10:30 a.m.
These 20-30 minute story times are full of books, songs, rhymes and fingerplays for children birth to two years old. Our Baby and Toddler Story Time is a great way to introduce your child to language skills in a positive and fun environment. With slightly more activity and movement than our lap times, children and their grownups are encouraged engage with the books and songs and to actively participate in the program.
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Cantaré Bilingual Musical Performance

Petworth Library

10:30 a.m.
Join us to celebrate the 20th anniversary of el Día de los Niños/el Día de los Libros with a bilingual musical performance by Cantaré. All ages are welcome.  
Baby and Toddler Story Time

Baby and Toddler Story Time

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

10:30 a.m.
These 20-30 minute story times are full of books, songs, rhymes and fingerplays for children birth to two years old. Our Baby and Toddler Story Time is a great way to introduce your child to language skills in a positive and fun environment. With slightly more activity and movement than our lap times, children and their caregivers are encouraged to engage with the books and songs and to actively participate in the program.  This is a ticketed, first-come, first-served program.
Baby and Toddler Story Time

Baby and Toddler Story Time

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

11 a.m.
These 20-30 minute story times are full of books, songs, rhymes and fingerplays for children birth to two years old. Our Baby and Toddler Story Time is a great way to introduce your child to language skills in a positive and fun environment. With slightly more activity and movement than our lap times, children and their caregivers are encouraged to engage with the books and songs and to actively participate in the program. This is a ticketed, first-come, first-served program. 
Toddler Story Time

Toddler Story Time

Tenley-Friendship Library

11 a.m.
Get up and get moving at our Toddler Story Time. This 20-30 minute program is full of books, songs and fun activities that are designed to help develop your child’s language skills. Children ages 12-36 months and their caregivers are encouraged to engage with the stories and activities and participate in the program along with the children. Tickets are required to attend this program and are available at the Children’s Desk 30 minutes before the start of the story time on a first-come, first-served basis.  
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Bilingual Spanish Story Time

Mt. Pleasant Library

11 a.m.
Stories, songs, dances, and more in English and Spanish for children ages birth to 5 and their adults.  For safety's sake, there is a limit of 75 participants for each story time.Remember there is a story time at 10 a.m. and another repeated at 11 a.m. To schedule a class visit, please call 202-671-3125. Cuentos, canciones, cailes, y más en inglés y español para niños de 0-5 años y sus adultos.

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Free Comic Book Day

Francis A. Gregory Library

(All day)
In celebration of Free Comic Book Day on May 7, 2016 stop by Francis Gregory Library to pick up a Dark Knight goody bag complete with Batman timeline poster, 75th anniversary pins, and masks - while supplies last!
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Saturday Morning Story Time

Takoma Park Library

10 a.m.
DC Public Library has partnered with the Junior League of Washington to offer Read Aloud time for ages 2-5 every Saturday at 10 a.m.  Join us to enjoy stories, rhymes and finger plays in front of the fireplace! 

Family Storytime

Cleveland Park Library

10:30 a.m.
Story time fun for the entire family, these 30-40 minute story times are packed full of books and activities designed to be enjoyed by all ages.  Promoting language and literacy skills, these story times are a great way to further your child’s lifelong love of reading and learning. Children and their grownups are encouraged to actively engage and participate with the stories and activities during the program.

Preschool Story Time

Georgetown 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.
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Letters About Literature Recognition Ceremony

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

10:30 a.m.
"How did an author’s work change your view of the world and yourself?”  This ceremony celebrates year’s Letters About Literature writing competition submissions. Participating students, grades 4 – 12, wrote letters to an author of a work that left a lasting impression to explain how their views were changed by the work.
Family Story Time

Family Story Time

Tenley-Friendship Library

10:30 a.m.
Story time fun for the entire family, this 30-40 minute story time is packed full of books and activities designed to be enjoyed by all ages. Promoting language and literacy skills, these story times are a great way to further your child’s lifelong love of reading and learning. Children and their caregivers are encouraged to actively engage and participate with the stories and activities during the program.   
Family Story Time

Family Story Time

Petworth Library

10:30 a.m.
Story time fun for the entire family, these 30-40 minutes story times are packed full of books and activities designed to be enjoyed by all ages.  Promoting language and literacy skills, these story times are a great way to further your child’s lifelong love of reading and learning. Children and their grownups are encouraged to actively engage and participate with the stories and activities during the program.