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Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016

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Youth Chess Club

Rosedale Library

3 p.m.
Children get to learn how to play from an experienced instructor and participate in friendly games against each other.   
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Parklands-Turner Library Homework Zone

Parklands-Turner Library

3 p.m.
Welcome to The Homework Zone! The Parklands-Turner Library staff cares about the education and well being of youth in our neighborhood. In support of scholastic achievement, library staff invite children ages 8 to 15 to visit the Parklands-Turner Library on Wednesdays after school for a unique study hall opportunity. Each Wednesday from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., library staff will establish a calm study environment called The Homework Zone  in the children's room. 
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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. 

Lego Construction Crew

Tenley-Friendship Library

4 p.m.
We supply the Legos, you bring your imagination.  Ages 6-12.  
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Valentine Cards Crafternoon

Northeast Library

4 p.m.
Spread the love: join us upstairs on the Mezzanine level of the Northeast Library on Wednesday, February 10 at 4 p.m. to make Valentine's cards for all the special someones in your life! Let your friends and family know you care with a thoughtful gift from the heart! All supplies provided, and no registration necessary. This event is for children ages 4-12 and caregivers.
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Percy Jackson and the Battle of the Labyrinth

Woodridge Library

4 p.m.
In The Battle of the Labyrinth, Percy escapes back to Camp Half-Blood but finds things are much worse than just blowing up another school. He’s forced to go on another quest to save the camp and quite possibly the world into the ever growing and changing Labyrinth.
Pete the Cat: Valentine's Day is Cool

Create Club: Valentines with the Postal Museum

Southwest Library

4:30 p.m.
Join us for a special Create Club with a representative from the National Postal Museum. Children are invited to make valentines using postage stamps and other materials. Children under 9 must be accompanied by a caregiver.  Questions? Please call 202-724-4691. 

Family Story Time

Parklands-Turner Library

6 p.m.
Beginning Wednesday, February 3, 2016 The Parklands-Turner Neighborhood Library will host Family Story Time every Wednesday evening at 6:00 p.m.Story time fun for the entire family, these 30-40 minutes story times are packed full of books and activities designed to be enjoyed by all ages. Promoting language and literacy skills, these story times are a great way to further your child’s lifelong love of reading and learning. Children and their grownups are encouraged to actively engage and participate with the stories and activities during the program.
Chinese Dragon

Chinese New Year Family Storytime

Parklands-Turner Library

6 p.m.
Join the Parklands Turner Library Staff for a special Chinese New Year Family Storytime!   Together we will read books about Chinese New Year, learn how the Chinese New Year is celebrated, learn about the Chinese Zodiac, and make a monkey craft in honor of the Year of the Monkey!  This storytime is for families and children of all ages up to 12.
Pajama Story Time

Pajama Story Time

Benning (Dorothy I. Height) Library

6:15 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 also encourage children to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning.
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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. 
Pajama Story Time

Pajama Story Time

Petworth Library

7 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.  

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!

Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016

book cover for The Red Pencil

Children's Author Andrea Pinkney at the DC Public Library

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

10 a.m.
Africa Access, Howard University's Center for African Studies and the DC Public Library present the 2015 Children's Africana Book Award winner Andrea Pinkney, recognized for her novel The Red Pencil
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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.  
Baby Lap Time

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 minutes 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.
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Music Time

Georgetown Library

2 p.m.
These 20-30 minute story times are full of books, songs, rhymes and fingerplays for children birth to five years old. Our Music Time is a great way to introduce your child to language skills in a positive and fun environment. With slightly more songs, activities 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.  
Baby Lap Time

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 minutes 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.
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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. 
Juegos Jueves

Juegos Jueves

Mt. Pleasant Library

4 p.m.
Games, games, games! Wii gaming! Board games! Computer games! Charades! Beanbag tosses! Musical chairs! A healthy variety of games to play with your friends. Recommended for ages 5-12.  
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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.
French story time

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 French songs, practice their French, and connect words with motion, as well as enjoy stories. Come and join us every Thursday at 4 p.m.  
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Make a Valentine's Day Card for Your Special Person

Petworth Library

4:30 p.m.
Chances are that you have a loved one who would appreciate a special card from you this Valentine's Day. But why buy a card when you can make something instead? Join us for this heartfelt program as we read some Valentine's Day books and make some cards for you to take home and enjoy! For ages 5 and up. 
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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.
Enchanted

Pajama Movie Night: Enchanted

Tenley-Friendship Library

6 p.m.
Banished by an evil queen, Princess Giselle from a fairy-tale world lands in modern New York City, where music, magic and "happily ever after" are sorely lacking.  PJs, food, pillows, and blankets are welcome.    
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Pajama Story Time

Southwest 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.  Children under 9 must be accompanied by a caregiver. Questions? Call 202-724-4691.

Pajama Story Time

Deanwood Library

7 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.
Pajama Story Time

Pajama Story Time

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

7 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. 

Friday, Feb. 12, 2016

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Music Time

Cleveland Park Library

10 a.m.
Sing, play, dance and learn. That’s our motto for this program.  Children of all ages will have the opportunity to play musical instruments, sing along with popular songs, dance to their favorite music, and learn the alphabet and how to count. This program is all about rhythm and speech stimuli that allow children to enjoy music.
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Bilingual Spanish Story Time

Mt. Pleasant Library

10 a.m.
Stories, songs, dances, and more in English and Spanish for children ages birth to 5 and their adults. 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.Cuentos, canciones, cailes, y más en inglés y español para niños de 0-5 años y sus adultos.