Saturday, April 26, 2014

10:30 a.m.

Stories, music, folktales and fun for Preschoolers and Kindergartners. Recommended for ages 3-5.

10:30 a.m.

family readingLooking 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.

10:30 a.m.

Start your weekend off with a fun family story time filled with songs, rhymes and good books. Book

11:00 a.m.

Open Lego Duplo block play time for children ages 2 to 5 years and their caregivers. 

11:00 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. 

11:00 a.m.

Family Fun TimeLooking 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. 

11:00 a.m.

Baby/toddler lap times are story times geared for babies ages birth to 24 months and their caregivers.

12:00 p.m.

Dress-upUse your imagination to dress-up, build with blocks, perform with puppets and do puzzles in a weekend play session. 

Ages 0-12 and families.

1:00 p.m.
bookcover Tito Puente Mambo King By Monica Brown

Celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month with the music and story of Tito Puente.

There will be stories, music and dance lessons accompanied by the music of Tito Puente. 

Come listen, learn and dance! 

2:00 p.m.

DiaIn celebration of the upcoming Día — El Día de los Niños/El Día de Los Libros (Children's Day/Book Day) — our monthly Family Craft will feature a wonderful story and craft that will take readers around the world. 

2:00 p.m.

math quilt photoUsing brightly colored card-stock paper, children will produce exquisite creations that reinforce math curriculum ideas from simple patterns, symmetry, and shapes all the way up to fractions and geometry.  The individual squares created will be put together to form a public art “quilt” that will display in the library.
Space is limited, please call ahead to reserve space.
Ages 6-13
DC Public Library and Class Acts Arts are partners for this project.
IMLS logo
This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

3:00 p.m.

We've got craft supplies and a trained artist.

We need children who want to dabble in art. 

For ages 3 - 10.

3:30 p.m.

Express yourself for El Dia de Mimis Dada Catifestolos Niños and National Poetry Month.

Learn more about the 20th century radical art movement known as Dada.

Experiment with collage, using multicultural text and images to create your own "found poetry."

Fun for children ages 5-14 years.

4:00 p.m.

karaokeneonCelebrate National Karaoke Week with KIDS LOVE KARAOKE, another program primarily for ‘tweens (ages 9-12 years old).

Do you have a secret dream of auditioning for American Idol or The Voice?

Rosedale Neighborhood Library will give you another opportunity to have fun while practicing and showing off your vocal gifts in a supportive, friendly environment before you get discovered!

Sunday, April 27, 2014

1:00 p.m.

Come play with us! We will provide classic board and card games, as well as Duplo blocks!

All day Sunday (1-5 p.m.) in the Children’s Room.

1:30 p.m.

jackpopsupBring your youngsters to Rosedale Library for early learner board games and fun group games with children’s music in the background. 

Pop up at Rosedale anytime between 1:30 p.m. to 2:45 p.m., we’ll play as soon as three or more children arrive in the Children’s Picture Book Area! 

Appropriate for ages 3 to 7 years.

2:00 p.m.

Crafts at the librarySunday 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. 

2:00 p.m.

Join us as we celebrate International Children's Book Day.

Explore the world through eight different children's books and make a postcard to commemorate your journey. You can sketch a part of your voyage or create something entirely abstract; it’s up to you!

Don't forget:

“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes."
-- Marcel Proust

For children 6 and older.

2:00 p.m.

Celebrate Diversity in Action with a special craft time!

We'll be making maracas and decorating them.

2:00 p.m.

Come spend a Sunday afternoon at the library and watch family movies.

For ages 5-12.

2:00 p.m.

Come celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month with a special performance by musicians from the Levine School of Music.

2:30 p.m.

Rainbow CloudTake advantage of the beautiful April weather and make mini clouds on Popsicle sticks, complete with rainbow ribbons in the Children's Room. Take them outside and watch them blow in the wind!

Afterwards, be sure to breeze on through our selection of kite books to take home!

All ages are welcome to participate!

2:30 p.m.

All play!

Join us for a family games workshop with Kathleen Donahue, owner of Capitol Hill's Labyrinth Games and Puzzles, and learn how to play fun games with your kids (or your parents).

We encourage whole families to attend, and children younger than 9 must be accompanied by an adult. 

3:00 p.m.

Mbongi DanceCelebrate African-American Women’s Fitness Month in April!

Dance educator Rehema Afful-Nyannor will teach 'tween and teen youth ages 10 –14 an energetic African Mbongi dance and explore how notable African and young African-American women made history exhibiting power in body, mind & spirit!

Participants will receive a certificate and a small parting gift upon completion.


3:30 p.m.

Girl JumpingAll we need is a beat!!

Zumba Kids is the perfect combination of fun and fitness. Join us as we dance to great music with easy to follow kid-friendly moves.

Ages 4-13.

Monday, April 28, 2014

10:00 a.m.

Books, music and rhymes for 1-year-olds.

10:00 a.m.

sunnygloriesRise, shine and join us for morning glory stories!

Come enjoy books, songs, movement, and rhymes.

This story time program is for children under age 4 and their caregivers. 

Groups of 10 or more, please call 202-727-5012 to schedule a special story time.

10:00 a.m.

board booksAn early literacy program that combines doing fingerplays; sharing stories, songs, dances, rhythm activities and baby bounces. A short socialization playtime follows the books and music program.

For ages birth to 3.

Please call 202-698-0183 with any questions. Story time takes place on the Lower Level.

10:15 a.m.

Come explore the world and new ideas through reading stories, movies, arts and/or crafts.

All programs are free and open to the public for children ages 2-5 with an adult(s).

10:30 a.m.

Fun films for the little ones, ages 3-5. Second showing at 11:30.

If bringing a group, please call 202-576-7252 ahead of time to reserve a spot.


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