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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Preschool Story Time

Preschool Storytime

West End Library

10:30 a.m.
Share the fun of reading with your children ages 3-5 years! Children and their grownups, will explore stories and activities to encourage children to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning. These 30-40 minute programs are designed to promote language and listening skills, expand children’s imaginations and arouse their curiosity about the world around them.  
Toddler Story Time

Toddler Story Time

Tenley-Friendship Library

10:30 a.m.
Get up and get moving at our Toddler Story Time. This 20-30 minute program is full of books, songs and fun activities that are designed to help develop your child’s language skills. Children ages 18-36 months and their caregivers are encouraged to engage with the stories and activities and participate in the program along with the children. Tickets are required to attend this program. They are available at the Children’s Desk 30 minutes before the start of the story time on a first-come, first-served basis. 
Preschool Story Time

Preschool Story Time

Francis A. Gregory Library

10:30 a.m.
Share the fun of reading with your children ages 3-5 years! Children and their grownups will explore stories and activities to encourage children to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning. These 30-40 minute programs are designed to promote language and listening skills, expand children’s imaginations and arouse their curiosity about the world around them.

Rhythm and Rhyme

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

10:30 a.m.
An interactive musical experience, incorporating the use of musical instruments.   For ages birth to 5. This is a ticketed, first-come, first-served program. For groups of 8 or larger, please call 202-727-0971 to schedule a special group story time. We will not meet 5/24/16.   

Preschool Story Time

Takoma Park Library

10:45 a.m.
Share the fun of reading with your children ages 3-5 years. Children and their caregivers, will explore stories and activities to encourage children to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning. These 30-40 minute programs are designed to promote language and listening skills, expand children’s imaginations and arouse their curiosity about the world around them.

Toddler Story Time

Chevy Chase Library

10:45 a.m.
Get up and get moving at our Toddler Story Times! These 20-30 minute programs are full of books, songs and fun activities are designed to help develop your child’s language skills. Children ages 18-36 months and their grownups are encouraged to engage with the stories and activities and participate in the program along with the children.  
Preschool Story Time

Preschool Story Time

Northeast Library

11 a.m.
Share the fun of reading with your children ages 3-5 years! Children and their grownups, will explore stories and activities to encourage children to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning. These 30-40 minute programs are designed to promote language and listening skills, expand children’s imaginations and arouse their curiosity about the world around them. Please call 202-698-0183 with questions.  Story time takes place on the lower level.
Baby and Toddler Story Time

Baby and Toddler Story Time

Petworth Library

11 a.m.
These 20-30 minute story times are full of books, songs, rhymes and fingerplays for children birth to two years old. Our Baby and Toddler Story Time is a great way to introduce your child to language skills in a positive and fun environment. With slightly more activity and movement than our lap times, children and their grownups are encouraged to engage with the books and songs and to actively participate in the program.
1,2,3 Andres

1,2,3 Andrés! (Andres Salguero)

West End Library

11 a.m.
1, 2, 3 Andrés takes children and adults on a musical journey through the Americas learning about music, language and culture. The program is bilingual (Spanish and English) with new  songs and words to learn as well as traditional songs.  This highly interactive program brings the family together with opportunities to move, sing, dance and learn together!   For kids of all ages
Summer Flowers

Summer Reading Kick-Off

West End Library

11 a.m.
In conjunction with Uno, Dos, Tres con Andres, join us at West End as we celebrate the start of the DC Public Library Summer Reading Program on June 1, 2016! We will provide you with plenty of information, promotional materials, and reading suggestions! West End Staff is excited to work with you over the Summer. Bring your family for fun and music. Please note that the Uno, Dos, Tres con Andres program is best for families with young children!  
blocks and baby toes

Tots and Toys Playdate

Tenley-Friendship Library

11 a.m.
Join us in the Children's Room every Tuesday after Toddler Story Time for an informal, indoor playdate. Kids can play with toys, browse books, visit with friends, and toddle! We'll set out toys to develop motor skills and books to encourage early literacy. You bring the little ones. For children ages birth to 3 with their parents or caregivers.  

Toddler Story Time

Chevy Chase Library

11:30 a.m.
Get up and get moving at our Toddler Story Times! These 20-30 minute programs are full of books, songs and fun activities are designed to help develop your child’s language skills. Children ages 18-36 months and their grownups are encouraged to engage with the stories and activities and participate in the program along with the children.

Freegal Drop-In Clinic: Download Free Music with your Library Card

Francis A. Gregory Library

12 p.m.
What is Freegal Music? Freegal Music is a FREE service with your DC Public Library card! Download up to three songs a week and stream up to twenty-four (24) hours every dayfrom ten thousand labels including Sony Music, with your library card and pin number.  Access to over seven million songs which are DRM-Free and compatible with all .mp3 players and computers.
Parklands-Turner Film Festival

Parklands-Turner Monthly Film Festival

Parklands-Turner Library

12 p.m.
Visit the Parklands-Turner Library every Tuesday and Friday for a cinematic celebration. Each month library staff will select famous films from the library collection in support of the theme for the current month.  Screen Times:  Tuesdays at noon  Fridays at noon and 3:00 p.m. Monthly themes:

Baby Lap Time

Cleveland Park Library

1:30 p.m.
A story time experience for our youngest library users and their caregivers. These 20-30 minute story times introduce books, songs, rhymes, tickles and bounces developmentally appropriate for children ages birth to when they start walking.  Baby Lap Time is a wonderful way to introduce your child to the joys of reading in a positive and fun atmosphere. This story time is designed so the baby will be in their caregiver’s lap and the grownup is actively involved in the program; it is recommended that each child have their own adult with them.

Baby Lap Time

Cleveland Park Library

2:30 p.m.
A story time experience for our youngest library users and their caregivers. These 20-30 minute story times introduce books, songs, rhymes, tickles and bounces developmentally appropriate for children ages birth to when they start walking.  Baby Lap Time is a wonderful way to introduce your child to the joys of reading in a positive and fun atmosphere. This story time is designed so the baby will be in their caregiver’s lap and the grownup is actively involved in the program; it is recommended that each child have their own adult with them.

Reading Divas Book Club

Capitol View Library

2:30 p.m.
If reading and talking about popular books or watching movies sounds like fun, our Reading Divas Book Club is for you! The book club meets twice a month here at Capitol View Library. Our group is led by Mrs. Wendy, and she loves to see new faces. Join us for some exciting reading fun on Sunday, May 15, at 2:30 p.m. Girls ages 10-13 are invited to attend. Hope to see you here!

Reading Divas Book Club

Capitol View Library

2:30 p.m.
If reading and talking about popular books or watching movies sounds like fun, our Reading Divas Book Club is for you! The book club meets twice a month here at Capitol View Library. Our group is led by Mrs. Wendy, and she loves to see new faces. Join us for some exciting reading fun on Sunday, May 15, at 2:30 p.m. Girls ages 10-13 are invited to attend. Hope to see you here!
Project bricks

Project Bricks

Cleveland Park Library

4 p.m.
Self directed play with LEGOs and DUPLOs in the children's room. For children of all ages.
Maker Martes Robot

Maker Martes

Mt. Pleasant Library

4 p.m.
Come create with us every Tuesday at 4 p.m. Each week we will have a different project to make. Explore art, music, science, technology, and more! This program is recommended for children ages 6 and older.
Kids' Club logo

Kids' Club

Southeast Library

4 p.m.
Join us for a different activity each week -- games, crafts, science experiments, and more!  Ages 5-12, in the basement program room.

Summer Reading Kick-Off

Rosedale Library

5 p.m.
To kick off summer reading, children can enjoy the film The Phantom Tollbooth and take home a copy of the book! The movie is rated G and runs for one hour and thirty minutes. The free books are available while supplies last.  
Pajama Story Time

Pajama Story Time

Woodridge Library

6 p.m.
An evening story time where pajamas are encouraged but not required. These 30-40 minute evening programs are designed to delight children of all ages. Filled with stories and activities that promote and develop language skills and imagination these programs encourage children to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning.  
chess pieces

Learn to Play Chess

Deanwood Library

6 p.m.
It's your move! Learn to play chess, improve your game, or practice your moves with other players. This drop-in group is open to all ages and experience levels and meets every Tuesday and Thursday at 6 p.m.
Happy Tails

Happy Tails Story Time

Tenley-Friendship Library

6:30 p.m.
Join us for a fun story time with adorable dogs!   We kick off this story time with a book, some songs and then it is your turn. Bring your own book, make up a story, or grab a book here in the library to read to a lovable doggie. Many thanks to the volunteers with People Animals Love (PAL) for bringing in their pets.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Summer Reading Logo

Ready, Set, Read! Summer Reading Begins!

Cleveland Park Library

(All day)
The moment you've been waiting for has arrived- it's time for summer reading fun at DC Public Library! Starting today (June 1), you can register for the 2016 Summer Reading Program: Go For the Gold- Read! Log your readings and start to win prizes on our new online platform!
Books to Movie Images

From Amazing Books To Incredible Films

Parklands-Turner Library

(All day)
The Parklands-Turner Neighborhood Library regularly displays an assortment of amazing books that have been adapted into incredible blockbuster movies. Every month, library staff will select a book that has been adapted into a film and display it all month long for your reading pleasure. Read and enjoy the featured book of the month. At the end of each month, library staff will present the film adaptation on the big screen TV in the Children's room for your further enjoyment.  
Toddler Story Time

Toddler Story Time

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

10 a.m.
Get up and get moving at our Toddler Story Times. These 20-30 minute programs are full of books, songs and fun activities that are designed to help develop your child’s language skills. Children ages 18-36 months and their caregivers are encouraged to engage with the stories and activities and participate in the program along with the children. 
Baby and Toddler Story Time Image

Baby and Toddler Story Time

Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library

10 a.m.
These 20-30 minute story times are full of books, songs, rhymes and fingerplays for children birth to two years old. Our Baby and Toddler Story Time is a great way to introduce your child to language skills in a positive and fun environment. With slightly more activity and movement than our lap times, children and their caregivers are encouraged to engage with the books and songs and to actively participate in the program.
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Toddler Story Time

Rosedale Library

10 a.m.
Get up and get moving at our Toddler Story Times! These 20-30 minute programs are full of books, songs and fun activities are designed to help develop your child’s language skills. Children ages 18-36 months and their grownups are encouraged to engage with the stories and activities and participate in the program along with the children.