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Monday, April 28, 2014

11:00 a.m.

Stories, music and songs for 1-year-old children.

11:00 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 questions. Story time takes place on the Lower Level.

11:00 a.m.

Join Teatro De La Luna for a very special performance of their original production, "Chiquititos/Itsy-Bitsy."

Recommended for preschoolers, this bilingual (Spanish-English) program is a friendly get-together for singing, dancing, playing and having fun!

Ages 3-5.

This performance is sponsored by the Friends of the Southeast Library.

11:00 a.m.

Two and three year olds are invited to join us for stories, songs, and more! 

A program for children two and three years old.

Registration required: To sign up, come in or call us at 202-282-0021.

3:15 p.m.

Image of "I am Tama, Lucky Cat" book coverPlease join us in celebrating Japanese culture and the cherry blossoms of D.C. by hearing one of our favorite Japanese folk tales, I Am Tama, Lucky Cat, making a cherry blossom craft, and enjoying cherry treats!

This event is in conjunction with Diversity in Action's (DIA) Dia de los Niños.

3:30 p.m.

Babies enjoy books, rhymes, songs and other activities on the laps of their caregivers. For pre-walkers.

Registration required. Sign up at the children's desk or by phone, 202-282-0021.

3:30 p.m.

A themed storytime that focuses on exploring art materials.

Recommended for ages 2-5.

4:00 p.m.

Papel picado are beautiful paper decorations, traditionally made in Mexico. They are put up for Day of the Dead, Easter and Quincineras.

Papel picado are easy to make yourself, and look really cool at a party or hung up in your room.  

4:00 p.m.

In honor of DIA (Diversity in Action) join us for a bilingual presentation of The Three Billy Goats Gruff/Los Tres Chivitos Gruff in English and Spanish.

Recommended for the whole family. 

4:00 p.m.

Create and celebrate each week with seasonal art projects.

Ages 6 to 12.

6:00 p.m.

Monday Evening Story TimeCome and enjoy an evening story time as we read, sing and rhyme.

This program is recommended for families with children.

6:00 p.m.

A group discussion depicting the life of Cecil Gaines, The Butler.

Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. 

This program is free and open to the public.

6:30 p.m.

Join us in the children's room for weekly movie screenings of new family films and classic favorites.

Recommended for families and children ages 4-12.

7:00 p.m.

Stories, songs & rhymes for all ages.

This program is held upstairs in front of the fireplace.

10:00 p.m.

Story time for babies and toddlers to age 3.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

10:00 a.m.

Every Tuesday come and enjoy stories, songs, rhymes,

finger plays, movement and more for children ages 0-5.

10:00 a.m.

mouse and clock Slow your busy morning down with a stop at the Tenley-Friendship Neighborhood Library for a story break for kids.

A short story time: a couple books, a couple songs. A nice break!  

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.

Enjoy stories, visuals, music, arts, movement and much more with the children's librarian!

An open program for children and caregivers.

For ages 3-5.

3:30 p.m.

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

Appropriate for families and ages 5 and older.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

12:30 a.m.

DiaIn celebration of Día — El Día de los Niños/El Día de Los Libros (Children's Day/Book Day) — Wonderful Ones this week will feature multicultural books.

Join us for this interactive story time that encourages early language and literacy skills through stories, songs, and rhymes. Registration is required each week.

Siblings and nanny share buddies are welcome!

To register, please email Christina McTighe or call the Children's Reference desk at 202-727-1449.

4:00 a.m.

DiaIn celebration of Día — El Día de los Niños/El Día de Los Libros (Children's Day/Book Day) — Preschool Story Time this week will feature multicultural books.

This story time helps children with literacy skills through reading stories, singing songs, learning new rhymes and honing visual literacy skills.

This program is limited to the first 25 attendees by ticket only.

Tickets are available at the children’s reference desk for that day's program. 

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.

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.

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.

10:00 a.m.

Join us for a multicultural story time with songs, rhymes, and stories celebrating different cultures and languages.

For children ages 3-5. 

Classes and daycare groups welcome, and there's no need to call ahead. If your daycare cannot make this story time, please call 202-727-0971 to schedule a different time. 

10:00 a.m.

Join us for our Pre-School Story Time celebrating Dia (Diversity in Action). We will have bilingual stories, songs and rhymes. 

Recommended for ages 2-5. 

10:00 a.m.

Stories, songs and so much more. 

For children ages 2-4 and their caregivers.

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