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Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015

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Superhero Party

Southeast Library

1 p.m.
Join us from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. for an end-of-Summer Reading celebration, including superhero boot camp for kids, a comic book swap for all ages, and Yu-Gi-Oh card trading. Kids, teens and adults are all welcome. 
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.
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Weekend LEGO Club

Southwest Library

2 p.m.
Come create, build, and play using LEGO bricks. Check out our awesome LEGO book collection for ideas! For ages 6-12. Children younger than 9 must be accompanied by an adult.  Questions? Call 202-724-4691. 

Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015

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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.
Come to STEAM Team at MLK Library

STEAM Team

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

2 p.m.
Are you interested in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and/or Mathematics? Join us to design, construct, discover, create, and so much more! Topics change from week to week, so give us a call to ask about a certain week's plan at 202-727-1248. Ages 6-12 in the Children's Room.
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Singalong Movies!

Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library

2 p.m.
Do you love musicals? Do you wish your life were a musical? Here's your chance to burst into song in the library: every Sunday in August we'll be watching movies featuring great songs that are fun to sing along to. All ages are welcome.    Aug. 2 - Annie (2014), rated PG
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It's My Body! Art and Movement Workshop

Mt. Pleasant Library

2 p.m.
This workshop complements DCRCC's Good Touch Bad Touch curriculum. It is designed to create a shared learning experience between adults and youth. It incorporates theater, art, and games to explore the concepts of expression, communication, and boundaries.         
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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)!
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.  

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.
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Summer Reading Block Party

Northeast Library

2 p.m.
We’ve come to the end of our summer reading program, so let’s party! A block party, that is. Join us on Sunday, Aug. 30, 2-5 p.m., for fun activities and stories and to claim your summer reading prizes! We’ll be set up outside of the library on 7th Street NE between D Street NE and the alley.  Event line up: Get your face painted with cool designs Choose from options of balloon twisting designs Watch guest master storyteller Arianna Ross perform on the patio area 3-4 p.m. Make hero-themed crafts

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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I Made It Myself

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

2 p.m.
All ages arts and crafts. We will not meet on Sept. 13 and Sept. 20. 
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Sunday Crafts

Palisades Library

2:30 p.m.
Please join us every Sunday at the Palisades Library for crafts in the Children's Room! All ages are welcome and crafts will run from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Let's have fun crafting at the library!

Monday, Aug. 31, 2015

Image of an open book, and "Every hero has a story" slogan

Last Day of Summer Reading!

Palisades Library

(All day)
Today is the last day of Summer Reading! Stop by the Children's Desk at Palisades Library to get your final prizes -- thanks for participating!

Toddler Story Time

Rosedale Library

10 a.m.
Story time recommended for children ages birth - 3 years old. 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!

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

Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) 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.
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Baby/Toddler Story Time

Southwest Library

10:30 a.m.
Join us for stories, songs, rhymes, and baby bounces as we work together to develop early literacy skills while having fun. Designed for children ages birth to 2 years and their caregivers. Please call 202-724-4691 with any questions.
Preschool Story Time

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.
Preschool Story Time

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.

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.
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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!

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.
Lego Builders

LEGO Builders

Palisades Library

3 p.m.
LEGO Builders is a free-play session using large Duplo LEGO building blocks, for ages 1½ and older. All materials will be provided by the library. 
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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. 

Lego Challenge!

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

4 p.m.
Come build your best lego creation and win a prize!   Lego pieces are small. Ages 5 and older please.
Water balloon pelting of 2014

End of Summer Reading Party

Georgetown Library

4 p.m.
Join us for the End Summer Reading Party. We will have games, crafts, ice cream, snacks and water balloons. And if you are in the League of Extraordinary Readers and you have read more than either Ms. Liz, Ms. Stacy, Mrs. Jess or Ms. Ruth, it is finally time for you to pelt us with water balloons!