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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Be a changemaker

Civic Leadership Youth Club

Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library

4 p.m.
The Shepherd Park Civic Leadership Youth Club will introduce kids to basic principles of community civics and social justice movements, empowering them to explore new ideas and tools for change as well as developing life-long leadership skills. This May, we will be focusing on activities celebrating diversity and inclusion.  Best for ages 9 and older.
Invention of Hugo Cabret book cover

Kids' Book Club

Southeast Library

4 p.m.
This month, we're reading The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick. At our meeting, we'll enjoy discussion, activities, and snacks. Please join us for this kid-driven (though librarian-moderated) book club! Copies of the book are available for checkout at the Information Desk. Ages 7-12.
Karaoke Club

Karaoke Club

Southwest Library

4:30 p.m.
Children ages 6-12 and their families are invited to join us in karaoke singing. Children under 9 years old must be accompanied by a caregiver. Please call 202-724-4691 with questions.
Wii Move

Wii Move

Anacostia Library

5:30 p.m.
Wii Move is a fun gaming activity to attend with your friends to get into the action and adventure. So come on make your MOVES!!! Wednesdays, 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Ages 9-14.
Chess board

Francis A. Gregory Library Chess Club

Francis A. Gregory Library

6:30 p.m.
Whether you've been playing for years, or are interested in learning, come join us for an evening of chess! All ages and experience levels welcome.  The Chess Club meets in the first floor meeting room. 

PAL Pajama Party

Mt. Pleasant Library

7 p.m.
It's a Pajama Party... with doggies!!! Join us in your jammies for a doggie story time and an opportunity to read to a PAL dog. The whole family is invited to join in the FUN!
moon

Pajama Story Time

Petworth Library

7 p.m.
Join us for songs, finger plays, movement, stories and rhymes. Children may wear pajamas and bring a stuffed animal. This program is for children from birth to age 7.

Family Craft Night

Chevy Chase Library

7 p.m.
Arts and crafts for children of all ages. A program for children and their families.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Building Wonder, Designing Dreams: The Bookmaking of Brian Selznick

Building Wonder, Designing Dreams: The Bookmaking of Brian Selznick

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

(All day)
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.
Paint Supplies

Mt. Pleasant Youth Arts Fair

Mt. Pleasant Library

(All day)
Every year, Mt. Pleasant hosts a public art exhibition of work by local students, so everyone in the community can see what talented kids we have in our midst! Stop by the Children's Room on the second floor to view selected works from the 2015 Mt. Pleasant Youth Arts Fair. This year's theme is "Heroes of Mt. Pleasant." The show is featured here at the library and at surrounding local businesses.
Story Time for One-Year-Olds

Wonderful Ones

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

10 a.m.
An interactive story time to encourage early literacy skills for 1-year-old children through stories, songs and rhymes. Ages 12-24 months.
Tales for Twos and Threes

Tales for Twos and Threes

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

11 a.m.
Children will hear short stories, sing, do fingerplays, dance, and move to popular songs.  For ages 2-3 and their caregivers.
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Library Playdate

Northeast Library

1 p.m.
Looking for a place to toddle? Play with toys? Meet other little ones? Look no further!  Join us in the Children’s Room of the Northeast Library every Thursday afternoon 1-3 p.m. Play with toys that encourage early literacy and motor skill development. Learn early literacy tips from Children’s Librarians.  Relax, let loose, and have a ball! For children ages birth to 3, along with parents and their caretakers.  
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Lap Time: A Baby Story Time for Infants through Walkers

Cleveland Park Library

1:30 p.m.
Join us every Tuesday and Thursday. There are two sessions each day: 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.
Music notes

Music Time

Georgetown Library

2 p.m.
The rhythm and rhyme story time. Recommended for ages birth to 5.
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Lap Time: A Baby Story Time for Infants through Walkers

Cleveland Park Library

2:30 p.m.
Join us every Tuesday and Thursday. There are two sessions each day: 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.
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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. 

Wii Jueves

Mt. Pleasant Library

4 p.m.
Challenge your friends with FIFA Soccer, improve your tennis and bowling games with Wii Sports and travel the galaxy with LEGO Star Wars. Join us for these games and many more in the Children's Room. Recommended for ages 5-12.  
Assorted LEGO bricks

LEGO Club!

Woodridge Library

4 p.m.
Drop by and build during our weekly LEGO club! Create a skyscraper, a pirate ship, or whatever your mind can dream up. Best for ages 5-12.
Picture of film reel

Afternoon at the Movies

Georgetown Library

4 p.m.
Come enjoy a family friendly movie. Open to ages 4 and older.

French Story Time

Cleveland Park Library

4 p.m.
French Story Time is for children of all ages. This program includes songs, music and motion and is very interactive. Children have the opportunity to learn Fench songs, practice their French, and connect words with motion, as well as enjoy stories. Come and join us every Thursday at 4 p.m. (except on holidays!)
Legos

LEGO Club

Francis A. Gregory Library

4:30 p.m.
Join us for an hour of building and playing with LEGOs! Kids will be given a theme each session to guide their creations, which will be featured on our branch’s website. 

Chess for Kids

Cleveland Park Library

5 p.m.
Weekly chess instruction for kids of all ages. Our master chess instructor will guide you from learning the basics to advancing your level of skill. Made possible by the Friends of the Cleveland Park Library.
Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site book cover

Pajama Story Time

Southwest Library

6 p.m.
Put on your pajamas, grab your teddy bear, and join us in the Children's Room for a family story time before heading to bed! We'll read stories, sing songs, and perform finger plays together. For children of all ages and their families (children under 9 years old must be accompanied by a caregiver). Please call 202-724-4691 with questions.

Pajama Story Time

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

7 p.m.
All ages story time. Join us in your pajamas!

Pajama Story Time

Mt. Pleasant Library

7 p.m.
Put on your PJ’s, bring along your favorite stuffed animal, and join us for a family story time in the Children's Room! Every Thursday night we will share stories, songs, and rhymes for all ages as we get ready for bedtime.
children around the globe

Multilingual PJ Story Time

Chevy Chase Library

7 p.m.
Every Thursday evening, put on your pajamas, bring a stuffed animal, and join us for a family story time in multiple languages. We will wind down the day with stories, songs, and rhymes from around the world. This program is for all ages.

Friday, May 29, 2015

Paint Supplies

Mt. Pleasant Youth Arts Fair

Mt. Pleasant Library

(All day)
Every year, Mt. Pleasant hosts a public art exhibition of work by local students, so everyone in the community can see what talented kids we have in our midst! Stop by the Children's Room on the second floor to view selected works from the 2015 Mt. Pleasant Youth Arts Fair. This year's theme is "Heroes of Mt. Pleasant." The show is featured here at the library and at surrounding local businesses.
Building Wonder, Designing Dreams: The Bookmaking of Brian Selznick

Building Wonder, Designing Dreams: The Bookmaking of Brian Selznick

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

(All day)
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.
Baby with book

Baby Lapsit Storytime

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

10 a.m.
Come read, sing and play with your baby at the library! This story time is held in the Children's Room on the second floor of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library. For children ages birth to 1 and their caregivers. See you there!