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Friday, Sept. 4, 2015

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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 0-5 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.
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Baby and Toddler Lap Time

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

10 a.m.
Early literacy program for ages birth to 2 years. This is a ticketed, first-come, first-served program. We will not meet on Sept. 11 and Sept. 18.
Family Story Time

Family Story Time

Palisades Library

10:30 a.m.
Story time fun for the whole family! Come in and enjoy family-friendly stories, songs, movement and rhymes.  Click here to learn about what to expect at Story Time.
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Baby and Toddler Lap Time

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

10:30 a.m.
Early literacy program for ages birth to 2 years. This is a ticketed, first-come, first-served program. We will not meet on Sept. 11 and Sept. 18.

Preschool Story Time

Tenley-Friendship Library

10:30 a.m.
Join us for stories, songs, and rhymes. For children ages of 3 to 5 years old. Tickets are required to attend this program and are available at the Children’s Desk 30 minutes before the start of the program. 

Baby-Toddler Story Time

Francis A. Gregory Library

10:30 a.m.
An early literacy lap-sit program that combines sharing stories, songs, rhythm activities and baby bounces. A short socialization playtime follows the books and music program. For ages birth to 24 months.

Preschool Story Time

Capitol View Library

10:30 a.m.
Join us for Preschool Story Time weekday. Our story time combines interactive stories, songs, movement and crafts for a full hour of fun. Choose a date that fits your schedule and join us.    Monday and Thursday, 10:30 a.m. (Mrs. Glover) Tuesday and Friday, 10:30 a.m. (Mrs. Taylor); Wednesday, 10:30 a.m. (Ms. McIntyre). School groups are welcome. Please call 202-645-0755 to schedule a time and date.  
Words, Beats and Life

Books & Beats

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

11 a.m.
Fridays at the library from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.! Books & Beats is a weekly outdoor music series in front of the MLK Jr. Memorial Library. Check out a book from the Uni, sign up for Summer Reading (through Aug. 16) or simply enjoy the beats outside the historic Mies van der Rohe building.
Hora del cuento

Bilingual Spanish Story Time

Mt. Pleasant Library

11 a.m.
Stories, songs, dances, and more in English and Spanish for children ages 0-5 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.

Music Mania

Chevy Chase Library

11 a.m.
Children ages 1 to 5 are invited to join us on Friday mornings for developmentally appropriate song and dance!
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Bilingual Preschool Story Time

Southeast Library

11 a.m.
Interactive story time with songs, rhymes, and books in Spanish and English 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 storytime

Baby and Toddler Lap Time

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

11 a.m.
Early literacy program for ages birth to 2 years. This is a ticketed, first-come, first-served program. We will not meet on Sept. 11 and Sept. 18.

Toddler Story Time

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. This story time is a caregiver and child program for children that are walking up to and including age 3. NEW: Tickets are now 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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Friday Films

Mt. Pleasant Library

4 p.m.
Family Film and Story! Fridays at 4 p.m. Recommended for all ages.

Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015

Construction Junction

Anacostia Library

10 a.m.
Enjoy a weekly play time for young children with constructive play.
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LEGOs!

Mt. Pleasant Library

10 a.m.
Build, explore, and play with LEGOs and DUPLOs in the Children's Room from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. every Saturday! This program is designed for children ages 3-12 years old and their caregivers.  

Preschool Story Time

Georgetown Library

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

Family Story Time

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

10:30 a.m.
Join us for an all-ages story time.  We will not meet on Sept. 12 and Sept. 19.
Stories for the whole family

Family story time

Cleveland Park Library

10:30 a.m.
Family storytime is for children of all ages. Come join us for songs, rythmes and stories.

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.
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Baby/Toddler Lap Time

Southeast Library

11 a.m.
Baby/toddler lap times are story times for babies ages birth through 24 months and their caregivers. Come enjoy books, songs, rhymes, fingerplays, bounces, and more! Saturday lap time is held upstairs in the children's area of the main reading room. Tickets are not required. Have a group? Please call ahead of time to make special arrangements.
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Family Story Time

Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library

11 a.m.
Bring the family and join us on Saturday mornings for a fun, interactive story time followed by open play time at 11:30 a.m.  Children ages birth to 7 years and their caregivers are welcome. For questions, please contact the children's librarian at 202-541-6025.    

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. 
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Weekend Movies at Deanwood

Deanwood Library

1 p.m.
Come watch hero movies for children with us! Ages 6-8: 1 p.m. Ages 9-12: 3 p.m.
The Little Mermaid movie

Movie Madness

Southwest Library

2 p.m.
Join us for an animated musical about a mermaid who falls in love with a human prince. Children younger than 9 must be accompanied by a caregiver. Questions? Call 202-724-4691.  

Sunday, Sept. 6, 2015

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D.C. State Fair Art and Poetry Contest

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

2 p.m.
Kids in preschool through 9th grade are invited to come to Shaw Library's I Made It Myself arts and crafts sessions on Sundays, Aug. 23, Aug. 30, and Sept. 6 to work on your D.C. State Fair Kids Art and Poetry Contest entry. We'll provide markers, crayons, paper, scissors, and poetry books for inspiration. You provide the creativity (and any special materials you'd like to use)!
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Movie: 'Singin' in the Rain'

Lamond-Riggs Library

2 p.m.
Comedy, romance, great musical numbers, stars at the best and a fond recreation of a bygone moviemaking era: Singin' in the Rain has so much that it ranked a lofty 10th on the American Film Institute's 100 Best American Films list. 

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! 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. 
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Weekend Lego Club

Southwest Library

2 p.m.
Join us in the Children's Room to design, build, and play with Lego blocks. For ages 6-12. Children younger than 9 must be accompanied by a caregiver. Questions? Call 202-724-4691.
Family Story Time

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.