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Monday, Jan. 26, 2015

Black Space with Holly Bass

Black Space Art Exhibit

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

(All day)
Black Space is an art exhibition by Holly Bass in the Great Hall of the MLK Library. Black Space is a tiny house in the shape of the District, which has been a center of Black culture since the early 1900s. As D.C. residents, we all occupy black space, regardless of ethnicity or background. Visitors will be invited to share their D.C. memories with the artist and create collaborative responses – photographs, poems, sketches, and oral histories, which will be catalogued and displayed in the house.

Toddler Story Time

Rosedale Library

10 a.m.
Story time recommended for children between the ages of 0 - 3. We'll read stories from the library's collection, sing songs, encourage flexibility and fun with fingerplays, and engage in other play to encourage early literacy!

Baby & Toddler Story Time

Northeast Library

10 a.m.
An early literacy program that combines doing fingerplays, sharing stories, songs, dances, rhythm activities and baby bounces.  For ages birth to 3. Please call 202-698-0183 with any questions. Story time takes place on the Lower Level.

Wonderful Ones

Cleveland Park Library

10 a.m.
Weekly storytime with stories, music and songs for 1-year-old children. Second session at 11 a.m.

Baby/Toddler Story Time

West End Library

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

William O. Lockridge/Bellevue Library

10:30 a.m.
Stories through books and flannel board tales with lots of action rhymes and fingerplays abound for this half hour event for ages 2 to 3.

Preschool Story Time

Palisades Library

10:30 a.m.
Join us for stories, songs, and rhymes selected especially for ages 1-5, when children are first beginning to learn the framework for reading. Click here to learn about what to expect at Story Time.

Toddler Story Time

Woodridge Library

10:30 a.m.
Story time recommended for children between the ages of 0 - 3.We read stories from the library's collection, sing songs, and engage in play to encourage early literacy.Please call the library if you plan on bringing a large group.
Come to Around the World Storytime

Around the World Story Time

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

11 a.m.
Come to this story time and listen to books from and about other parts of the world! With songs and fingerplays in different languages, this story time is a cultural experience for the whole family. Around the World Story Time is for children ages 3-5 and their caregivers. See you there!

Baby/Toddler Lap Time

Anacostia Library

11 a.m.
Stories, songs, rhymes, bounces and tickles every Monday for children ages 0-2 and their caregivers.

Tales for Twos and Threes

Chevy Chase Library

11 a.m.
Two and three year olds are invited to join us for stories, songs, and more!  A program for children two and three years old. Siblings are welcome. Registration required: To sign up, come in or call us at 202-282-0021.

Wonderful Ones

Cleveland Park Library

11 a.m.
Weekly storytime with stories, music and songs for 1-year-old children.  First session at 10 a.m.

Baby & Toddler Story Time

Northeast Library

11 a.m.
An early literacy program that combines doing fingerplays, sharing stories, songs, dances, rhythm activities and baby bounces.  For ages birth to 3. Please call 202-698-0183 with questions. Story time takes place on the lower level.
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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. 

Baby Lap Time

Chevy Chase Library

3:30 p.m.
Babies enjoy books, rhymes, songs and other activities on the laps of their caregivers. For pre-walkers. Registration required. Sign up at the children's desk or by phone, 202-282-0021.

Toddler Art & Stories

Georgetown Library

3:30 p.m.
A themed story time that focuses on exploring art materials. Recommended for ages 2-5. 

Lego Challenge!

Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library

4 p.m.
Come build your best lego creation and win a prize!   Lego pieces are small. Ages 5 and older please.
Breadcrumbs by Anne Ursu

Fourth-Fifth Grade Book Club

Georgetown Library

4 p.m.
Join us for Fourth and Fifth Grade Book Club at the Georgetown Neighborhood Library.  We will be discussing Breadcrumbs by Anne Ursu. Participants will enjoy a snack, discussion, and an activity related to the novel. Book club will meet once a month and is recommended for children in fourth and fifth grades.

Family Evening Storytime

Parklands-Turner Library

6 p.m.
Every Monday at 6PM join us at Parklands-Turner Library in the Children's Area for stories.Bring the entire family and inspire a passion for learning in children.

Pajama & Stuffed Animal Story Time

Takoma Park Library

7 p.m.
Stories, songs & rhymes for all ages. This program is held upstairs in front of the fireplace.
January: A Month of Gaming

Kid's Night - January: A Month of Gaming

Mt. Pleasant Library

7 p.m.
Come hang out with your friends and enjoy a variety of activities all about gaming!   Monday, Jan. 5 - Wii! Play Wii games with friends. Monday, Jan. 12 - Sploder! Learn how to design your own video game. Monday, Jan. 26 - Life Size Chutes & Ladders! Turn the library into a giant game board. These events are recommended for children ages 6-12. Each event will take place in the Children's Room on the second floor of the library.

Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015

Black Space with Holly Bass

Black Space Art Exhibit

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

(All day)
Black Space is an art exhibition by Holly Bass in the Great Hall of the MLK Library. Black Space is a tiny house in the shape of the District, which has been a center of Black culture since the early 1900s. As D.C. residents, we all occupy black space, regardless of ethnicity or background. Visitors will be invited to share their D.C. memories with the artist and create collaborative responses – photographs, poems, sketches, and oral histories, which will be catalogued and displayed in the house.
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Preschool Story Time

Southeast Library

10 a.m.
Interactive story time with songs, rhymes, and books, for children ages 2-5 and their caregivers. Free tickets are required due to limited space. Tickets are distributed beginning 30 minutes before each story time on a first come, first served basis. Have a group? Please call ahead of time to make special arrangements.

Baby/Toddler Lap Time

Takoma Park Library

10 a.m.
Stories, songs, dances and FUN, for ages birth to two and their caregivers every Tuesday.

Preschool Story Time

Northeast Library

10 a.m.
This story time helps children learn and practice early literacy skills in a fun, playful setting. Story time attendees are encouraged to engage with the librarian all while reading stories, singing songs, and learning new rhymes.  Ages 3-5. Please call 202-698-0183 with questions. Story time takes place on the lower level.
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Toddler Time

Chevy Chase Library

10 a.m.
Join us for stories, songs, and rhymes for children, ages 2 - 4, and their caregivers. Story time is limited to 60 participants. Pick up your tickets in the Children's Room. The program repeats at 11 a.m. and on Wednesday at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m.

Rhythm and Rhyme

Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library

10 a.m.
An interactive musical experience, incorporating the use of musical instruments.   For ages 0-5. This is a ticketed, first-come, first-served program.  

Baby/Toddler Story Time

West End Library

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