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Friday, March 27, 2015

Book worm

Preschool Story Time

Southeast Library

11 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.

Spanish Story Time / Hora del Cuento

Mt. Pleasant Library

11 a.m.
Cuentos, Canciones, Bailes, y más para niños de 0-5 años y sus adultos. Por motivos de seguridad, existe un límite de 75 participantes para cada hora del cuento. Recuerden hay una hora del cuento a las 10 a.m. y repite a las 11 a.m. Para programar una visita para su clase por favor llame al 202-671-3125.

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.
Tales for Preschoolers

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.

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!

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.  Email tenleylibrary@dc.gov to register. 
Movie Reel

Monthly Movie for Children and Families

West End Library

3:30 p.m.
Our monthly film for children and families is happening again! We'll be hosting a great movie for ages 2 and older. Please join us!

Friday Films

Mt. Pleasant Library

4 p.m.
Family Film and Story! Fridays at 4 p.m. Recommended for all ages.
A goldfish swims in a beaker

Tween Book Club: 'The Fourteenth Goldfish'

Northeast Library

4:30 p.m.
This month we are reading The Fourteenth Goldfish by Jennifer Holm. Ellie's scientist grandfather has discovered a way to reverse aging, and consequently has turned into a teenager--which makes for complicated relationships when he moves in with Ellie and her mother, his daughter. As an extra special treat, one lucky ready will read a copy of the book signed by the author!

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Construction Junction

Anacostia Library

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

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.  

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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Family Story Time

Petworth Library

10:30 a.m.
Join us for Family Story Time. We will enjoy stories, songs, finger plays, movement and rhymes. This program is for children ages 0-7 and their caregivers.

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.  

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

Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library

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

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.
Picture of DC Women's Suffrage march

Women's History Ride with Women & Bicycles and DCPL

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

12 p.m.
Support empowering women by hitting the road with us!   The Washington Area Bicycle Association's Women & Bicycles and DC Public Library are empowering women through biking!  This feminist history-themed bike ride will stop at four DCPL branches (Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, Anacostia and Southwest) for women’s history-related activities and will also feature a photo booth, snacks, and some surprises along the way!   
Image of Treble Clef and Flowers

Spring Sing!

Georgetown Library

1 p.m.
Join us for a concert featuring student vocal groups from American University, Georgetown University, and George Washington University.  Questions? Email julia.strusienski@dc.gov.
Come to Family Fun Time!

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.
Image of Movie Tickets

Women's History Month Family Movie

Woodridge Library

2 p.m.
Join us for this 1998 animated story set in imperial China about a young girl who bravely takes her father's place in the army and transforms into a legendary heroine. For families. 
Yoga Poses

Bilingual Family Yoga

Mt. Pleasant Library

2 p.m.
Join us for a spring yoga series! Each class will encourage participants to stretch their bodies, strengthen family bonds, and create togetherness. The classes are designed for children ages 3-12 and their caregivers.  These events require waivers to be signed. All participants under the age of 18 will need a parent/guardian's signature.  Yoga Bilingüe de Familia 
LEGO bricks

LEGO Club

Southwest Library

2 p.m.
Children ages 6-12 are invited to create, build, and play using LEGO bricks. Children under 9 years old must be accompanied by a parent/caregiver. Please call 202-724-4691 with questions.
Science Technology Engineering Art Mathematics

STEAM Saturdays

Dorothy I. Height/Benning Library

2:30 p.m.
Come explore the worlds around us and in your imagination. We will meet every other Saturday and discover, design, create, and constuct something new! Open to elementary-aged children.  
French

French Preschool Story Time

Southeast Library

3 p.m.
Come join us a for a bilingual story time in French and English! Recommended for ages 2-5.
Dog lays head on book

Puppy Dog Tales

Northeast Library

3 p.m.
Reading aloud to dogs can help build a child’s confidence in reading. Children in grades K-3 can sign up for 20-minute reading slots to read to a dog. Dogs and owners will be joining us from ​Therapy Pets Unlimited, a non-profit organization that specializes in providing therapy dogs for community programs and events. Please come into the library or call 202-698-0183 to sign up for a slot. Sign up starts March 1. 

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Rosie Revere, Engineer book cover

Build-It Studio

Southwest Library

2 p.m.
Children ages 6-12 are invited to join us in creative, hands-on fun, building structures using everyday materials. Children younger than 9 years old must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver. Please call 202-724-4691 with questions.

Sunday Cinema

Anacostia Library

2 p.m.
Please join us in the Anacostia Neighborhood Library children's program room for our weekly showing of a children's movie.
Environmental Film Festival Logo

Environmental Film Festival: Children's Films

Dorothy I. Height/Benning Library

2 p.m.
Join us for four short, fun, child friendly films about the world in which we live. Films are recommended for children ages 2-5.   FINconceivable What happens if sharks disappear? FINconceivable explores the importance of sharks to our world and what could happen if the fiercest ocean predators ceased to exist. Directed by Lily Williams. Produced at California College of the Arts. Washington, D.C. Premiere. Lucky Ducklings

I Made It Myself

Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library

2 p.m.
All ages arts and crafts.