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Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014

Rhythm and Ryhme

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.

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.  
Olaf from Frozen

Winter Movie

Northeast Library

2 p.m.
Although afterschool programs are on hiatus, there's still fun to be had at the Northeast Library. We invite you to watch a movie with us, in place of our regularly scheduled programming. The 2 p.m. screening is intended for audience members 5 and older, and as such, any movie shown will have the MPAA rating of PG. If you have any questions or concerns about this event, please call the library at 202-698-0183.

Baby Laptime

Cleveland Park Library

2:30 p.m.
A time of stories, songs, and rhymes designed to foster early literacy in infants, for children ages 0-12 months. Space is limited, please call 202-282-3073 to register.

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. 
Image of a Yeti

Yeah for Yetis!

Petworth Library

4:30 p.m.
What's big, furry, and likes to live in cold places? Why it's a yeti of course. What's a yeti you say? Yetis -- or abominable snowmen as they otherwise known -- are legendary creatures said to inhabit the Himalayan region of Nepal and Tibet. Unfortunately, we couldn't coax a yeti to make an appearance at the library, but we can celebrate all that makes them wonderful. Join us for an afternoon of games, crafts and more as we devote us ourselves to this fascinating creature. For ages 6 and older.  

Graphic Novel Book Club

Cleveland Park Library

4:45 p.m.
Kids graphic novel book club meeting.

Graphic Novel Book Club

Cleveland Park Library

5 p.m.
Join us in the second-floor meeting room for the Graphic Novel Book Club holiday party! Refreshments will be provided.

PJ Story Time

Woodridge Library

6 p.m.
You come in your pajamas, maybe bring a favorite stuffed animal, and we'll provide the bedtime stories.For ages 6 months to 5 years.

Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014

Story Time writing

Preschool Story Time

Lamond-Riggs Library

10:30 a.m.
Introduce your child to a love of reading and the library, at our weekly Wednesday story times. 

Preschool Story Time

Palisades Library

10:30 a.m.
Join us for stories, songs, and rhymes selected especially for ages 1-5, when children are first beginning to learn the framework for reading. Click here to learn about what to expect at Story Time.

Preschool Story Time

Woodridge Library

10:30 a.m.
Story time recommended for children in preschool (ages 3 - 5).Come read stories, sing songs, and play with us! A program designed to encourage literacy in young children.Please call the library if you plan on bringing a large group.

Preschool Story Time

William O. Lockridge/Bellevue Library

10:30 a.m.
Each weekly program will include songs, fingerplays, action rhymes and picture books. Occasionally, we also hope to have instruments, flannel board stories and puppets.  Groups are welcome. Ages 3-5.

Baby Lap Time

Palisades Library

11:30 a.m.
Join us for nursery rhymes, songs, bounces, and stories for babies!  This program is interactive for baby and caregiver, and helps babies to develop an awareness for language and books. 

Friday, Jan. 2, 2015

Music time

Music time

Cleveland Park Library

10 a.m.
Children sing and move to the music and have a hands on opportunity to play musical instruments.

Family Story Time (All Ages)

Palisades Library

10:30 a.m.
]Story time fun for the whole family! Come in and enjoy family-friendly stories, songs, movement and rhymes.  Click here to learn about what to expect at Story Time.
image of Amharic alphabet.

Beginners' Amharic

Mt. Pleasant Library

4 p.m.
The principal language of Ethiopia, Amharic is a Semitic language belonging to the Afro-Asiatic family of languages. It takes its name from Amhara, a central province in Ethiopia and is the second-most spoken Semitic language in the world, after Arabic.   Learn the basics of this fascinating language with Ms. Yacob, every Friday afternoon in Conference Room 1 on the lower level. All ages are welcome!  

Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015

Construction Junction

Anacostia Library

10 a.m.
Enjoy a weekly play time for young children with constructive play.
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Family Story Time

Petworth Library

10:30 a.m.
Join us for Family Story Time. We will enjoy stories, songs, finger plays, movement and rhymes. This program is for children ages 0-7 and their caregivers.

Family Story Time

Juanita E. Thornton/Shepherd Park Library

11 a.m.
Bring mom and dad and join us on Saturday mornings for a fun family story time.Children ages birth to 7 years and their caregivers are welcome.For questions, please contact the Shepherd Park children's librarian at 202-541-6025.    

Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015

Come to STEAM Team at MLK Library

STEAM Team

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

2 p.m.
Are you interested in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and/or Mathematics? Join us to design, construct, discover, create, and so much more! Ages 6-12.
Winter Science Activities

Family Fun Day Sunday: Winter Science Sessions

Mt. Pleasant Library

2 p.m.
Enjoy the winter season with hands on wintery science experiments.  Sunday, Jan. 4 - Make a Snowflake Learn about how snowflakes form by creating your own crystals. Sunday, Jan. 25 - Erupting Snow Make your own snow inside the library and experiment with it. Sunday, Feb. 15 - Fun with Frost Learn about how frost forms by creating your own. Sunday, March 8 - Ice Cube Magic

Sunday Cinema

Anacostia Library

2 p.m.
Please join us in the Anacostia Neighborhood Library children's program room for our weekly showing of a children's movie.

I Made It Myself

Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library

2 p.m.
All ages arts and crafts.

Sunday Crafts

Palisades Library

2:30 p.m.
Please join us every Sunday at the Palisades Library for crafts in the Children's Room! All ages are welcome and crafts will run from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Let's have fun crafting at the library!

Family Chinese Conversation Corner

Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library

3 p.m.
Are you learning Chinese in school or speak it with family at home? Practice your Chinese, meet other Chinese speaking families, and make new friends at our Chinese Conversation Corner for children and their families. Participants should know some Chinese already and are encouraged to use Chinese exclusively during conversations. We will meet in the Children's Area.  你在学校学汉语或者在家与家人说汉语吗? 请到我们的孩子和家庭汉语角, 练习汉语或认识其他的汉语家庭. 地点:我们的儿童读物区.

Zumba Kids

Capitol View Library

3:30 p.m.
All we need is a beat!!Zumba Kids is the perfect combination of fun and fitness. Join us as we dance to great music with easy to follow kid-friendly moves.Ages 4-13.