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Sunday, April 19, 2015
Are you up to the challenge? Use your creative engineering skills to make buildings out of newspaper, just like Rose from Brian Selznick's Wonderstruck. The challenges will include building towers from limited materials with the goal of creating the tallest and strongest buildings.
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.
Come learn the skills your children need to be ready to learn to read. This will be an interactive presentation. Your children are welcome: Every child will receive a free book. The program is for parents and caregivers of children ages birth to 5.
Are you learning Chinese in school or speak it with family at home? Practice your Chinese, meet other Chinese speaking families, and make new friends at our Chinese Conversation Corner for children and their families. Participants should know some Chinese already and are encouraged to use Chinese exclusively during conversations. We will meet in the Children's Area. 你在学校学汉语或者在家与家人说汉语吗? 请到我们的孩子和家庭汉语角, 练习汉语或认识其他的汉语家庭.地点:我们的儿童读物区.
Monday, April 20, 2015
This interactive, multi-media exhibit for all ages celebrates the bookmaking of children’s author and illustrator, Brian Selznick—his exquisite artistry, experimentation with form and narrative and spellbinding storytelling. It is timed to engage visitors with Selznick’s work and themes in anticipation of his May 8 lecture and May 9 family program at the library; visit dclibrary.org/selznick for details.
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.
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!
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.
Celebrate National Karaoke Week with "Kids Love Karaoke," a special program to encourage confident public reading and singing as well as supportive listening in children ages 5-10. Do you love to watch and sing along with contestants on American Idol and The Voice? Petworth Neighborhood Library will give you the opportunity to have fun while practicing and showing off your vocal gifts in a supportive, friendly environment before you get discovered by the pros!
Students are invited to learn and play chess and checkers on Mondays. Lessons and play will start at 4 p.m. and continue into the evening for all who are interested. All ages and levels are encouraged to come and join the fun! There will be prizes for children who participate. Chess and checkers will help students to continue to develop their critical thinking skills in a safe, fun and competitive environment. Mr. Lawrence, our children’s librarian, will be in charge of instruction and coordination. We hope to see you here!!!
We will play Wii games, watch movies, play board games, talk about awesome books, and hang out with girls from the neighborhood. In April, we will learn about flower arranging. If this sounds like fun, join us here at Capitol View. Girls ages 8-14 are welcome to attend.
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