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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

3:30 p.m.

Join us for songs, books and more!

A program for children 12-24 months.

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

4:00 p.m.

Chess instruction for kids of all ages.

4:00 p.m.

storytimehenPlease join the Tenley-Friendship Neighborhood Library for stories, songs, and rhymes for children 3 to 5 years old and their caregivers in the Children's Program Room.

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. One ticket per person.

For questions, please call the children’s reference desk at 202-727-1449.

4:00 p.m.

Planting a RainbowTo celebrate Earth Week, kids and their parents can enjoy Earth Week-themed story time, which will include Lois Ehlert's Planting a Rainbow and Victoria Kann's Emeraldalicious.

Afterwards, children can play a game called the Recycling Think and Sort, or have fun with an Earth Day craft called Trash Rainbow in which children make a rainbow using recycled items!

4:00 p.m.

Come celebrate Poetry Month by making your own book.

Fill it with poems we'll provide, or your own words... you choose.

All materials will be provided.

All ages are welcome. 

4:00 p.m.

Poetry Building

Bursting tree buds, refreshing rain showers, fuzzy zoo babies; it’s springtime in Washington, D.C.! And it’s April, also known as National Poetry Month! Come celebrate the sensory wonders of springtime in the capital with our drop-in creative writing workshop, Poetic Wordplay.

We’ll have word games and writing prompts with a focus on learning and practicing descriptive language, and each child will leave with a completed poem that will be published in this summer’s Northeast Library Kids’ Creative Writing Collection!

Stay tuned for more creative writing workshops each month at Northeast Neighborhood Library.

Best for Ages 7-10.

4:30 p.m.

Come in after school to play board games, cards or do puzzles. 

Recommended for ages 4-12. All children under 9 must be supervised by a parent or guardian over the age of 13. 

6:00 p.m.

Adults are invited to share personal work or recite favorite poems.

Poetry night is hosted by The D.C. Poetry Project's Michael Ingram.

Light refreshments. 

This program is free and open to the public.


6:30 p.m.

Owl readingWe'll read stories, sing songs, and perform finger plays together.  

Come with your family and enjoy a a story before bedtime.  

Ages birth to 5 with family.  

7:00 p.m.

Arts and crafts for children's of all ages.

A program for children and their families.

7:00 p.m.

A family story time with books, songs, and rhymes before bed.

For kids of all ages. 

Thursday, April 24, 2014

(All day)

poem in your pocket logoPick a poem that moves you. Pick a poem that amuses you. Pick a poem that confuses you. Put it in your pocket and see how it changes your day.

From the Academy of American Poets:

"On Poem in Your Pocket Day, people throughout the United States select a poem, carry it with them, and share it with others throughout the day. You can also share your poem selection on Twitter by using the hashtag #pocketpoem. Poems from pockets are unfolded throughout the day with events in parks, libraries, schools, workplaces, and bookstores."

So come to any floor of the library to get a poem, or bring your poem of choice to share with us and each other.

10:00 a.m.

Wonderful Ones at MLK Children's RoomAn interactive story time to encourage early literacy skills for one-year-old children through stories, songs and rhymes.

Ages 12 - 24 months.

11:00 a.m.

Tales for Twos and Threes at MLK Children's RoomChildren will hear short stories, sing, do fingerplays, and dance and move to popular songs. 

Ages 2-3.

1:30 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.

2:00 p.m.

The rhythm and rhyme of reading. Recommended for ages birth to 5.

2:00 p.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!  

3:00 p.m.

In celebration of Poem in Your Pocket Day, Palisades Branch will host a night of poetry reading for all ages, where members of the audience become the readers!
Poem in Your Pocket Day!
The schedule is as follows: 

Want to read a poem to the group? Just sign up at the downstairs Reference Desk, and we'll give you a time slot.  Readers of all ages are welcome. All participants who read a poem aloud will receive a small prize.

Select poems submitted by the public will also be read and displayed throughout the evening.

Light refreshments will be served.

4:00 p.m.

Challenge your friends with FIFA Soccer, improve your tennis and bowling games with Wii Sports and travel the galaxy with LEGO Star Wars.

Join us for these games and many more in the Children's Room.

Recommended for ages 5-12.

4:00 p.m.

Storytime in French for children of all ages and skill levels.

4:30 p.m.

Hands holding colorful letter blocks that spell the word "poetry"

Every Thursday after school during the month of April, we will be creating different kinds of poems in celebration of National Poetry Month.


April 3: Ekphrastic Poetry (writing poems from pictures)
April 10: Paint Chip Poetry
April 17: Poetry from Cut Outs
April 24: Acrostic Poetry

Best for ages 6 - 12.

5:00 p.m.

Kids are invited to read our monthly graphic novel pick and come discuss the book at our Thursday night meeting.

Books are available for checkout at the circulation desk.

6:00 p.m.

Pop-up booksCome into the library on Thursday evenings for stories, songs, crafts and fun for the whole family. For this program, we will be using some of our special collection of pop-up books. 

At story time, the librarians will give a short presentation on our collection of pop-up books, some of which are very delicate and must be handled with care. Many of these books are very delicate and not available to check out, but you will be able to read them and handle them in the library!

Please note that young children must handle pop-up books with a parent.

We will also have a craft where you can get started on making your own pop-up cards and other craft creations.

Recommended for ages 4-12.


6:00 p.m.

Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction SitePut on your pajamas, grab your teddy bear and join us in the Children's Room for a story time before heading to bed! 

We'll read stories, sing songs, and perform finger plays together.  

Thursday evenings at 6 p.m.

6:00 p.m.

bookwormWe will sing songs, read books and perform finger plays! Pajama story time is best children ages 2-5 and their adults, but older and younger children are also welcome.

This program will last approximately 20-30 minutes and will take place in the Children's Story Circle.

Pajamas are welcome but not required!

7:00 p.m.

All ages story time. Join us in your pajamas!

7:00 p.m.

Put on your PJ’s, bring along your favorite stuffed animal, and join us for a family storytime!

Every Thursday night ,we will share stories, songs, and rhymes for all ages as we get ready for bedtime.
 

Friday, April 25, 2014

10:00 a.m.

Baby Lap Time at MLK Children's RoomAn early literacy lap-sit program that combines sharing stories, songs, rhythm activities and baby bounces. A short socialization playtime follows the books and music program.

For ages birth to 12 months.

10:00 a.m.

Early literacy program for ages birth to 2 years.

10:00 a.m.

Join us for a half-hour of music, movement and songs for children ages 1-3 and their caregivers.

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