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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

3:30 p.m.

Come watch an animated, anime, or live action film!

Appropriate for families and ages 5 and older.

4:00 p.m.

Join us on Tuesday afternoons for take-home crafts, games and other activities!

Ages 5-12



4:00 p.m.

Cover of El Deafo the graphic novel featured in this eventAuthor and illustrator Cece Bell has produced several books in the past and has even garnered a Geisel Honor for one of her books, Rabbit and Robot.

She'll be visiting us to talk about her new book, a graphic novel that describes her experiences growing up hearing impaired in the 1970's. As a child, Cece felt like she was a superhero with the special powers from her hearing aid. So she called herself, "El Deafo."

Come enjoy refreshments and hear about the fantastic graphic novel, El Deafo and its zesty creator.

This event is recommended for ages 7-12. 

4:00 p.m.

Captain Underpants Banned BooksCelebrate 2013's most challenged book with games, activities and lots of Captain Underpants fun!

This event is recommended for children ages 6-12 and will be held in the Children's Room on the second floor of the library.

5:00 p.m.

Enjoy a night of songs and laughter with Rosedale's Family Film Night!

Children and their families will get to enjoy the classic musical, Mary Poppins, about two children whose nanny turns out to be very special, as well as learn a little about P.L. Travers, the author of the popular Mary Poppins series and other childhood classics! 

5:00 p.m.

Fall leaves Maybe you've seen the leaves start to fall or pumpkins appear in the window. That's right, it's that season - fall!  We'll read some autumnal books together and then stick around for our special craft! Learn how to make a clay paperweight with an embedded leaf pattern so that you can take a bit of this special season home with you! Ages 6 and up.

6:00 p.m.

Come and participate in the chess club activities at the Anacostia Neighborhood Library. Every Tuesday, engage your chess moves with other players.
This program is open to youth ages 10 to 16.  Call 202-715-7707 for more information.

6:00 p.m.

harry potter cover imageWe will be reading some of our favorite banned books at Read-Out! this month. Come by and listen to the first chapters of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Captain Underpants, and other banned favorites. This program is appropriate for children ages 8-12 and will take place in the children's story circle. 

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

(All day)

Visit the Children's Room during Banned Books Week (September 21-27) and celebrate the freedom to read with a commemorative craft, a guessing game, and more.

9:30 a.m.

lcardSeptember is Library Card Sign Up Month! Sign Up for a Library card or refer someone to get a library card and be entered  in a  drawing for prizes at the end of the month! Its just that easy!

9:30 a.m.

Come in and take photos of yourself with a Banned Book of your choice! The photo booth will be available all week and staff will be on hand with our iPad to take photos. You can also take selfies with your phone - just make sure you tag our Twitter handle: @dcpl or Facebook at DC Public Library. For all ages.

book behind prison bars


Introduce your child to a love of reading and the library at our weekly Wednesday story times. Each week enjoy adapted stories, songs and movement activities that engage children.

Ages birth-36 months.

10:00 a.m.

Story time for ages 3-5 featuring picture books, storytelling and movement.

This is also the open call for class and daycare groups.

If your daycare cannot make this story time, please call 202-727-0971 to schedule a different time.  

10:00 a.m.

Stories, songs, and rhymes for ages 2-5, with their caregivers.

For safety's sake, there is a limit of 75 participants for each story time.

Remember -- there is a story time at 10 a.m. and another repeated at 11 a.m.

To schedule a class visit, please call 202-671-3125.

10:00 a.m.

Mother reading to childChildren will hear short stories, sing, do fingerplays, and dance and move to popular songs. 

Ages 2-3.

10:00 a.m.

Books, music and rhymes for 2-year-olds.

10:00 a.m.

Stories, songs and flannel boards for children ages 0-3.

Daycare groups and individuals with children are welcome.

10:00 a.m.

ReadingStories, fingerplays, action rhymes, and singing and music for preschoolers!

A story time geared towards children ages 3-5.

10:00 a.m.

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

Free tickets are required for entry, and can be obtained 10 minutes before the start of the program in the upstairs reading room.

10:15 a.m.

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

Story time is held in the Children's Area Story Room.  All programs are free and open to the public.

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).

Enjoy the world of reading through stories, movies, crafts and action rhymes.

Ages 3-5.

10:30 a.m.

Story time for ages 3-5 featuring picture books, storytelling, and movement.

This is also the open call for class and daycare groups. If your daycare cannot make this story time, please call 202-717-0971 to schedule a different time.  

10:30 a.m.

Let's read books together! Spanish books and English books with Spanish vocabulary.

Perfect for children learning Spanish OR English!

Ages 2-5 and caregivers. 

10:30 a.m.

This movement-based story time includes reading stories, singing familiar songs as well as learning new rhymes and songs with the librarian.

For ages 3-5.

10:30 a.m.

Stories, songs and rhymes for ages 3-5.

If you are interested in scheduling a class visit for a separate story time, please call the library at 202-698-1959.

10:30 a.m.

Stories, songs and fun for young ones.

Please note that 10:30 a.m. Baby Time will be ticketed to a maximum of 60 people. Tickets are available for free at the Children's Desk, starting at 9:30 a.m.

The second Baby Time at 11:00 a.m. will be the same program but will be open admission.

10:30 a.m.

Join us for books, songs, rhymes, and finger plays as we continue to strengthen early literacy skills while enjoying stories together.  An easy craft activity follows story time each week. Designed for children ages 2 to 5 and their caregivers.

11:00 a.m.

Stories, songs, and rhymes for ages 2-5, with their caregivers.

For safety's sake, there is a limit of 75 participants for each story time.

Remember -- there is a story time at 10 a.m. and another repeated at 11 a.m.

To schedule a class visit, please call 202-671-3125.

11:00 a.m.

Stories, songs, and flannelboards for ages 3 - 5.