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Saturday, September 20, 2014

2:00 p.m.

Every other Saturday enjoy family crafts for all ages.

Crafts will vary with the seasons and holidays. All materials will be provided.

2:00 p.m.

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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!

Please call the Children's Desk at 202-727-1248 to find out the specific theme for the week. 

2:00 p.m.

In observance of Hispanic Heritage Month, author Frida Larios will present workshop and reading that will facilitate children’s (ages 4-11) discovery and question the unique visual world of letters and Mayan mythology. The trilingual (English, Spanish and New Language [Visual] Maya) children’s book, The Village That Was Buried by an Erupting Volcano (children’s book) and the Green Child wooden puzzle are the tools of this workshop and educational experience. In the Children's Room on the 2nd floor of the Mount Pleasant Library.

2:00 p.m.

child playing checkersPlease join us for a Family Game Time. Fun for all ages! 

Bring your friends and your favorite game.

Play old favorites, or discover a new favorite.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

(All day)

Visit the Children's Room during Banned Books Week (September 21-27) and celebrate the freedom to read with a commemorative craft, a guessing game, and more.

9:30 a.m.

lcardSeptember is Library Card Sign Up Month! Sign Up for a Library card or refer someone to get a library card and be entered  in a  drawing for prizes at the end of the month! Its just that easy!

9:30 a.m.

Come in and take photos of yourself with a Banned Book of your choice! The photo booth will be available all week and staff will be on hand with our iPad to take photos. You can also take selfies with your phone - just make sure you tag our Twitter handle: @dcpl or Facebook at DC Public Library. For all ages.

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1:00 p.m.

Family Math, Engineering and Science Sundays is a bi-weekly program that encourages children 3-12 to learn more about the world around them through experiments, building and other activities.

Parental/caregiver participation is suggested.

1:00 p.m.

banned booksSeptember is Banned Books Week. Read a Banned Book, tell us why you like it and receive a prize. Take a picture or selfie with your Banned Book and the picture will be displayed at the library or on our webpage. Photography release forms must be completed.
 All Ages

1:00 p.m.

Family Biking WorkshopJoin us at the Georgetown Neighborhood Library as Kidical Mass DC and WABA present this workshop on family biking around our city.

Kidical Mass is a national movement to encourage parents and children to bike together. Kidical Mass DC organizes monthly family bike rides and produce the annual ABC's of Family Biking, an event to help families learn about tools and skills that facilitate biking together in DC.

We'll go over the ins and outs of riding confidently and comfortably with children, equipment, packing and preparation and next steps.

2:00 p.m.

A variety of family friendly programs that may include dance, music, movement, movies, sign language and much more.

Recommended for ages 0-12.

2:00 p.m.

Crafts at the librarySunday afternoons are for crafts and coloring at Francis Gregory library. Come in and make something to take home - craft, sketch, color, draw or paint!

Children ages 12 and younger and their caregivers are welcome, and all craft supplies will be provided. 

This program is intended for children ages 4-12 and their families. 

2:00 p.m.

tooth trollsAttendees are exposed to French vocabulary through story, song, rhyme and crafts during this interactive story time.

Ages 2 - 6 are encouraged, though all ages are welcome.


Please note that story time will be done entirely in French unless otherwise specified.
















Please call (202) 698-0183 or contact Whitney Jerome with any questions.

2:00 p.m.

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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.

Please call 202-727-1248 if you have any questions, or if you would like to know the specific theme for this week's STEAM Team.

2:00 p.m.

film clip artJoin us in the children's room for a movie! We will be showing new family-friendly films and old favorites in the children's room every Sunday.

Recommended for families and children ages 4+.

2:30 p.m.

CraftsPlease 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!

3:00 p.m.

Deer Hand Puppet by Mary Ann EnriquezMake something special.

We provide the material, you provide the imagination!

An open program for children ages 3 - 8. 
Registration is not required.
Drop in and be creative.

3:30 p.m.

A program incorporating different formats for stories, from songs and movement to books and rhymes.

All ages are welcome to join, but the program is specifically targeted for ages 3 to 8. 

Monday, September 22, 2014

(All day)

pink stacheWE MUSTACHE YOU TO GET A LIBRARY CARD!

September is National Library Card Sign-Up Month! Starting September 8th, children ages birth to 12 who sign up for their first card on our special "MUSTACHE MONDAYS," can opt to take a silly, mustachioed photo with their new card and favorite library book! Signed consent and I.d. from an accompanying adult is needed to obtain the library card and to take photo.

                                                REMEMBER:Your library card is the most important school supply of all!B2School

(All day)

Visit the Children's Room during Banned Books Week (September 21-27) and celebrate the freedom to read with a commemorative craft, a guessing game, and more.

9:30 a.m.

lcardSeptember is Library Card Sign Up Month! Sign Up for a Library card or refer someone to get a library card and be entered  in a  drawing for prizes at the end of the month! Its just that easy!

9:30 a.m.

Come in and take photos of yourself with a Banned Book of your choice! The photo booth will be available all week and staff will be on hand with our iPad to take photos. You can also take selfies with your phone - just make sure you tag our Twitter handle: @dcpl or Facebook at DC Public Library. For all ages.

book behind prison bars


10:00 a.m.

Books, music and rhymes for 1-year-olds.

10:00 a.m.

board booksAn early literacy program that combines doing fingerplays; sharing stories, songs, dances, rhythm activities and baby bounces. A short socialization playtime follows the books and music program.

For ages birth to 3.

Please call 202-698-0183 with any questions. Story time takes place on the Lower Level.

10:00 a.m.

Regularly scheduled story time for babies and toddlers.

10:15 a.m.

Come explore the world and new ideas through reading stories, movies, arts and/or crafts.

All programs are free and open to the public for children ages 2-5 with an adult(s).

10:30 a.m.

Fun films for the little ones, ages 3-5. Second showing at 11:30.

If bringing a group, please call 202-576-7252 ahead of time to reserve a spot.

10:30 a.m.

story timeStory time recommended for children between the ages of 0 - 3.

We read stories from the library's collection, sing songs, and engage in play to encourage early literacy.

Please call the library if you plan on bringing a large group.

10:30 a.m.

boy readingStory time for all ages with stories, songs, crafts and more.


For ages birth through 5 years with caregiver.
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 0-2.5.