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Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015

Preschool Story Time

Capitol View Library

10:30 a.m.
Join us for Preschool Story Time weekday. Our story time combines interactive stories, songs, movement and crafts for a full hour of fun. Choose a date that fits your schedule and join us.    Monday and Thursday, 10:30 a.m. (Mrs. Glover) Tuesday and Friday, 10:30 a.m. (Mrs. Taylor); Wednesday, 10:30 a.m. (Ms. McIntyre). School groups are welcome. Please call 202-645-0755 to schedule a time and date.  
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Baby/Toddler Lap Time

Southeast Library

11 a.m.
Baby/toddler lap times are story times for babies ages birth through 24 months and their caregivers. Come enjoy books, songs, rhymes, fingerplays, bounces, and more! 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.

Terrific Twos

Cleveland Park Library

11 a.m.
Weekly storytime with stories, music and rhymes for 2-year-olds. First session at 10 a.m.
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Pre-School Story Time

Mt. Pleasant Library

11 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.

Baby Lap Time

Tenley-Friendship Library

11 a.m.
Stories, songs, rhymes, bounces, and tickles for babies through age one and their caregivers. NEW: Tickets are now required to attend this program and are available at the Children’s Desk 30 minutes before the start of the story time on a first-come, first-served basis. 
Baby Lap Time

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. 

Toddler Story Time

Tenley-Friendship Library

12 p.m.
Join us for a fun, interactive story time that encourages early language and literacy skills through stories, songs, and rhymes. This story time is for children that are walking up to and including age three. NEW: Tickets are now required to attend this program and are available at the Children’s Desk 30 minutes before the start of the story time on a first-come, first-served basis. 
Creative Movement Class

Creative Movement Story Time

Lamond-Riggs Library

12 p.m.
Join us for a story time focused on different types of movement! We’ll read stories and explore, imitate and improvise the movements and dances in each story. Wear some comfy clothes and shoes so you can wiggle around! (The dancing part is optional, but fun!) Ages 4-6.  
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Baby/Toddler Lap Time

Southeast Library

12:15 p.m.
Baby/toddler lap times are story times for babies ages birth through 24 months and their caregivers. Come enjoy books, songs, rhymes, fingerplays, bounces, and more! 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.
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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.  
Create Club

Create Club

Southwest Library

4:30 p.m.
Children ages 6-12 are invited to join us for arts & crafts activities. Children under 9 years old must be accompanied by a caregiver. Please call 202-724-4691 with questions.
Martha Stewart's Favorite Crafts for Kids

Create Club

Southwest Library

4:30 p.m.
Join us in the Children's Room for arts and crafts. Past projects have included sand art, watercolor painting, tie-dye, shoebox houses, kites, cork boats, and homemade play dough.  For ages 6-12. Children younger than 9 must be accompanied by a caregiver. Questions? Call 202-724-4691.
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Pajama Story Time Cancelled

Benning (Dorothy I. Height) Library

6:15 p.m.
Back to school time is here!  We will be visiting local schools tonight.  Pajama story time will resume on September 23, 2015.
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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. 

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, Sept. 10, 2015

Preschool Story Time

Capitol View Library

10:30 a.m.
Join us for Preschool Story Time weekday. Our story time combines interactive stories, songs, movement and crafts for a full hour of fun. Choose a date that fits your schedule and join us.    Monday and Thursday, 10:30 a.m. (Mrs. Glover) Tuesday and Friday, 10:30 a.m. (Mrs. Taylor); Wednesday, 10:30 a.m. (Ms. McIntyre). School groups are welcome. Please call 202-645-0755 to schedule a time and date.  
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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.  
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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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Music Time

Georgetown Library

2 p.m.
The rhythm and rhyme story time. Recommended for ages birth to 5.
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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.
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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. 
Games

Juegos Jueves

Mt. Pleasant Library

4 p.m.
Challenge your friends to a game of Candy Land, Twister, Wii Sports, or cards every Thursday in the Children's Room. Join us for these games and more! Recommended for ages 5-12.
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September Film Series: Back to School

Georgetown Library

4 p.m.
Join us for films about going to school for the first time or going back to school and enjoy popcorn. The films are: Matilda Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone Harriet the Spy Madeline
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. (except on holidays!)
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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.

Chess for Kids

Cleveland Park Library

5 p.m.
Weekly chess instruction for kids of all ages. Our master chess instructor will guide you from learning the basics to advancing your level of skill. Made possible by the Friends of the Cleveland Park Library.
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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.
Elephant & Piggie

Ready, Set, Read!

Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library

6:30 p.m.
Shepherd Park Library is pleased to offer this new program for children who are beginning readers or simply want to build independent reading skills. Trained reading partners are available weekly to read with children individually or in small groups. "Ready, Set, Read!" aims to nurture your child's natural interest in reading while strengthening reading confidence and fluency. Suggested for ages 5-9.
Pajama Story Time

Pajama Story Time

Lamond-Riggs Library

7 p.m.
Join us every Thursday evening for engaging stories, songs, rhymes and movement to support early literacy and "bedtime awareness."  An educational program for children of all ages and their families or caregivers. We meet in Meeting Room 1. Children are encouraged to wear comfy pajamas, bring their favorite bedtime buddy and a grown-up partner to partake in the fun. (Note: PJs and plush buddies are optional)