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Monday, Feb. 2, 2015

Photo by Hitchcock

Black Space: Century Song

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6:30 p.m.
Please join us in the Great Hall for a very special event. Holly Bass and the Birmingham Jail Players present a recitation of work by notable black artists and intellectuals set to an original score by DJ RBI in honor of the 100th anniversary of the Association of African American Life and History, which was founded by Carter G. Woodson in 1915. Woodson started Negro History Week in 1926, which evolved into what we now celebrate as Black History Month. For all ages!

Pajama & Stuffed Animal Story Time

Takoma Park Library

7 p.m.
Stories, songs & rhymes for all ages. This program is held upstairs in front of the fireplace.
Black History Month

Kid's Night - Celebrate Black History Month!

Mt. Pleasant Library

7 p.m.
During the month of February we'll be celebrating Black History Month during Kid's Night on Mondays at 7 p.m.   Monday, Feb. 2 - ​​Celebrate the legacy of Jesse Owens! We’ll talk about how he made Olympic history and play some games inspired by his gold medals.

Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015

Black Space with Holly Bass

Black Space Art Exhibit

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

(All day)
Black Space is an art exhibition by Holly Bass in the Great Hall of the MLK Library. Black Space is a tiny house in the shape of the District, which has been a center of Black culture since the early 1900s. As D.C. residents, we all occupy black space, regardless of ethnicity or background. Visitors will be invited to share their D.C. memories with the artist and create collaborative responses – photographs, poems, sketches, and oral histories, which will be catalogued and displayed in the house.

Baby/Toddler Lap Time

Takoma Park Library

10 a.m.
Stories, songs, dances and FUN, for ages birth to two and their caregivers every Tuesday.
Book worm

Preschool Story Time

Southeast Library

10 a.m.
Interactive story time with songs, rhymes, and books, for children ages 2-5 and their caregivers. Free tickets are required due to limited space. Tickets are distributed beginning 30 minutes before each story time on a first come, first served basis. Have a group? Please call ahead of time to make special arrangements.
story time with mother hen

Toddler Time

Chevy Chase Library

10 a.m.
Join us for stories, songs, and rhymes for children, ages 2 - 4, and their caregivers. Story time is limited to 60 participants. Pick up your tickets in the Children's Room. The program repeats at 11 a.m. and on Wednesday at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m.

Baby-Toddler Story Time

Mt. Pleasant Library

10 a.m.
Stories, songs, and rhymes for ages 0-2, 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.

Baby/Toddler Story Time

West End Library

10 a.m.
Regularly scheduled story time for babies and toddlers.

Baby/Toddler Story Time

Petworth Library

10 a.m.
Join us for songs, rhymes, finger plays and baby bounces. This program is for children age 0-2 and their caregivers. Groups, please call 202-243-1188 to schedule a story time.

Preschool Story Time

Northeast Library

10 a.m.
This story time helps children learn and practice early literacy skills in a fun, playful setting. Story time attendees are encouraged to engage with the librarian all while reading stories, singing songs, and learning new rhymes.  Ages 3-5. Please call 202-698-0183 with questions. Story time takes place on the lower level.

Rhythm and Rhyme

Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library

10 a.m.
An interactive musical experience, incorporating the use of musical instruments.   For ages 0-5. This is a ticketed, first-come, first-served program.  

Story Break

Tenley-Friendship Library

10:30 a.m.
Slow your busy morning down with a short story time.  A couple books, a couple songs. A nice break! 
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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

Capitol View Library

10:30 a.m.
Capitol View Library has Preschool Story Time every week on Tuesdays and Fridays at 10:30 a.m. Our story time combines interactive stories, songs, movement activities, and crafts for a full hour of reading fun. Children ages 3-6 are invited to attend.

Rhythm and Rhyme

Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library

10:30 a.m.
An interactive musical experience, incorporating the use of musical instruments.   For ages 0-5. This is a ticketed, first-come, first-served program.    

Preschool Storytime

West End Library

10:45 a.m.
Storytime for ages 3-5.

Preschool Story Time

Takoma Park Library

10:45 a.m.
Enjoy stories and songs with the children's librarian every week! For ages 3 - 5 with their caregivers.

Baby-Toddler Story Time

Mt. Pleasant Library

11 a.m.
Stories, songs, and rhymes for ages 0-2, 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.
Book worm

Preschool Story Time

Southeast Library

11 a.m.
Interactive story time with songs, rhymes, and books, for children ages 2-5 and their caregivers. Free tickets are required due to limited space. Tickets are distributed beginning 30 minutes before each story time on a first-come, first-served basis. Have a group? Please call ahead of time to make special arrangements.
Preschool Story Time

Preschool Story Time

Northeast Library

11 a.m.
This story time helps children learn and practice early literacy skills in a fun, playful setting. Story time attendees are encouraged to engage with the librarian all while reading stories, singing songs, and learning new rhymes.  Ages 3-5. Please call 202-698-0183 with questions. Story time takes place on the lower level.

Baby/Toddler Story Time

Petworth Library

11 a.m.
Please join us for rhymes, songs, finger plays and baby bounces. This program is for children age 0-2 and their caregivers. Groups, please call 202-243-1188 to schedule a program for your group.

Baby/Toddler Story Time

Juanita E. Thornton/Shepherd Park Library

11 a.m.
Music, movement, rhythm activities, rhymes and stories every Tuesday morning. Best for children ages birth to 3 years and their caregivers.  
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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.
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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.
Red Bricks

Project Bricks

Cleveland Park Library

4 p.m.
Undirected play with LEGO building blocks. For all ages.
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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.

Tutoring by KIPP

Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library

4 p.m.
Tutoring for elementary, middle, and high school students on all subjects Tuesdays from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Provided by KIPP teachers and geared towards KIPP curriculum, but open and free for all!   Children younger than 9 years of age must have a parent present. 
Terrific Tuesdays

Terrific Tuesdays

Northeast Library

4 p.m.
Join us in the Children's Room on the second floor of the Northeast Library every Tuesday after school. Enjoy crafts, activities, stories, and games - be surprised by something different every week and be prepared to have a ball! This program is appropriate for children ages 6-12.  No registration is necessary. We hope to see you there!    
Picture of Caldecott Medal

Caldecott Awards Party

Georgetown Library

4 p.m.
Join us for a Caldecott Party! The Caldecott is awarded to the illustrator of the best picture book of the year. Celebrate the winners of this award with a story time, including this year's winner, games, and design your own medals to be featured in a book dispaly at the library. We'll serve refreshments as we announce the book voted for by Georgetown Library patrons and the book that won the real Caldecott Awards. Recommended for ages 3-8.