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Thursday, April 30, 2015

Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site book cover

Pajama Story Time

Southwest Library

6 p.m.
Put on your pajamas, grab your teddy bear, and join us in the Children's Room for a family story time before heading to bed! We'll read stories, sing songs, and perform finger plays together. For children of all ages and their families (children under 9 years old must be accompanied by a caregiver). Please call 202-724-4691 with questions.

Pajama Story Time

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

7 p.m.
All ages story time. Join us in your pajamas!
Book Fiesta

Día de los Niños Pajama Story Time

Mt. Pleasant Library

7 p.m.
Celebrate el día de los niños during tonight's Pajama Storytime. Children of all ages and their families are welcome to join us for this special storytime to celebrate children, books, learning and literacy and take home a free book!
Book Fiesta by Pat Mora

DIA Pajama Story Time

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

7 p.m.
Celebrate El día de los niños/El día de los libros, also known as DIA (Diversity In Action), with multicultural songs and stories in this themed pajama story time!
children around the globe

Multilingual PJ Story Time

Chevy Chase Library

7 p.m.
Every Thursday evening, put on your pajamas, bring a stuffed animal, and join us for a family story time in multiple languages. We will wind down the day with stories, songs, and rhymes from around the world. This program is for all ages.

Friday, May 1, 2015

Building Wonder, Designing Dreams: The Bookmaking of Brian Selznick

Building Wonder, Designing Dreams: The Bookmaking of Brian Selznick

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

(All day)
This interactive, multi-media exhibit for all ages celebrates the bookmaking of children’s author and illustrator, Brian Selznick—his exquisite artistry, experimentation with form and narrative and spellbinding storytelling. It is timed to engage visitors with Selznick’s work and themes in anticipation of his May 8 lecture and May 9 family program at the library; visit dclibrary.org/selznick for details.

Spanish Story Time / Hora del Cuento

Mt. Pleasant Library

10 a.m.
Cuentos, Canciones, Bailes, y más para niños de 0-5 años y sus adultos. Por motivos de seguridad, existe un límite de 75 participantes para cada hora del cuento. Recuerden hay una hora del cuento a las 10 a.m. y repite a las 11 a.m. Para programar una visita para su clase por favor llame al 202-671-3125.

Baby and Toddler Lap Time

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

10 a.m.
Early literacy program for ages birth to 2 years. This is a ticketed, first-come, first-served program.
Baby with book

Baby Lapsit Storytime

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

10 a.m.
Come read, sing and play with your baby at the library! This story time is held in the Children's Room on the second floor of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library. For children ages birth to 1 and their caregivers. See you there!

Baby and Toddler Lap Time

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

10:30 a.m.
Early literacy program for ages birth to 2 years. This is a ticketed, first-come, first-served program.

Preschool Story Time

Tenley-Friendship Library

10:30 a.m.
Join us for stories, songs, and rhymes. For children ages of 3 to 5 years old. Tickets are required to attend this program and are available at the Children’s Desk 30 minutes before the start of the program. 
Family Story Time

Family Story Time

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.
Tales for Preschoolers

Preschool Story Time

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

11 a.m.
This story time helps children with early language and literacy skills through reading stories, singing songs, learning new rhymes and honing visual literacy skills with the librarian. Ages 3-5 in the Children's Room. 

Music Mania

Chevy Chase Library

11 a.m.
Children ages 1 to 5 are invited to join us on Friday mornings for developmentally appropriate song and dance!

Spanish Story Time / Hora del Cuento

Mt. Pleasant Library

11 a.m.
Cuentos, Canciones, Bailes, y más para niños de 0-5 años y sus adultos. Por motivos de seguridad, existe un límite de 75 participantes para cada hora del cuento. Recuerden hay una hora del cuento a las 10 a.m. y repite a las 11 a.m. Para programar una visita para su clase por favor llame al 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.

Baby and Toddler Lap Time

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

11 a.m.
Early literacy program for ages birth to 2 years. This is a ticketed, first-come, first-served program.

Wonderful Ones & Twos

Tenley-Friendship Library

11:30 a.m.
Join us for a fun, interactive story time that encourages early language and literacy skills through stories, songs and rhymes. Wonderful Ones is a caregiver and child program for children that are walking up to and including age two. You must register each week for this program.  Email tenleylibrary@dc.gov to register. 
mother's day crafts

Mother's Day Crafts

Cleveland Park Library

4 p.m.
Join us for Mother's Day crafts: Children will learn to make tissue paper flowers and decorate a jar to hold their flowers. While this program is for children of all ages, the very young may need adult assistance.

Friday Films

Mt. Pleasant Library

4 p.m.
Family Film and Story! Fridays at 4 p.m. Recommended for all ages.

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Building Wonder, Designing Dreams: The Bookmaking of Brian Selznick

Building Wonder, Designing Dreams: The Bookmaking of Brian Selznick

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

(All day)
This interactive, multi-media exhibit for all ages celebrates the bookmaking of children’s author and illustrator, Brian Selznick—his exquisite artistry, experimentation with form and narrative and spellbinding storytelling. It is timed to engage visitors with Selznick’s work and themes in anticipation of his May 8 lecture and May 9 family program at the library; visit dclibrary.org/selznick for details.
Book cover for "Avengers/Invaders" by Jim Krueger.

Free Comic Book Day

Petworth Library

(All day)
Come celebrate Free Comic Book Day; a national event to promote reading for all ages. As long as supplies last on May 2, we’ll be giving away various comics donated by multiple comic book distributors. Comics will be available until the library closes or we run out of books to give away.  Don't forget to browse our fantastic collections of graphic novels and manga that are always available for you to check out!
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Library Lovers Like to Bike during National Bike Month!

Northeast Library

9:30 a.m.
Find out just how many library lovers really like to bike as we celebrate National Bike Month in May 2015! A special bike-to-story time program is planned in Northeast DC and in Northwest DC, at the beginning and ending of the month. Join us on: Saturday, May 2, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.: Bicyclists of all ages will meet at Southeast Neighborhood Library by 10 a.m. for a ride to Northeast Neighborhood Library, where we will join other Ward 6 families and enjoy an outdoor celebration with stories, crafts and snacks!
LEGO

LEGOs!

Mt. Pleasant Library

10 a.m.
Build, explore, and play with LEGOs and DUPLOs in the Children's Room from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. every Saturday! This program is designed for children ages 3-12 years old and their caregivers.  

Construction Junction

Anacostia Library

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

Family Story Time

Northeast Library

10:30 a.m.
Looking for a fun, family-oriented weekend activity? Look no further! Children and their families are encouraged to let loose and have a ball in the library. Every Saturday, come prepared to laugh, play and have fun! All ages welcome.  

Family Story Time

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

10:30 a.m.
Join us for an all-ages story time. 

Family Story Time

Tenley-Friendship Library

10:30 a.m.
Start your weekend off with a fun family story time filled with songs, rhymes, and good books.
Stories for the whole family

Family story time

Cleveland Park Library

10:30 a.m.
Family storytime is for children of all ages. Come join us for songs, rythmes and stories.

Preschool Story Time

Georgetown Library

10:30 a.m.
Stories, music, folktales and fun for Preschoolers and Kindergartners. Recommended for ages 3-5.