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Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015

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)  

Friday, Sept. 11, 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.
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Bilingual Spanish Story Time

Mt. Pleasant Library

10 a.m.
Stories, songs, dances, and more in English and Spanish for children ages 0-5 and their adults. 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.Cuentos, canciones, cailes, y más en inglés y español para niños de 0-5 años y sus adultos.

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.
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Bilingual Preschool Story Time

Southeast Library

11 a.m.
Interactive story time with songs, rhymes, and books in Spanish and English 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.
Words, Beats and Life

Books & Beats

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

11 a.m.
Fridays at the library from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.! Books & Beats is a weekly outdoor music series in front of the MLK Jr. Memorial Library. Check out a book from the Uni, sign up for Summer Reading (through Aug. 16) or simply enjoy the beats outside the historic Mies van der Rohe building.

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!
Hora del cuento

Bilingual Spanish Story Time

Mt. Pleasant Library

11 a.m.
Stories, songs, dances, and more in English and Spanish for children ages 0-5 and their adults.  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. Cuentos, canciones, cailes, y más en inglés y español para niños de 0-5 años y sus adultos.

Toddler Story Time

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. This story time is a caregiver and child program for children that are walking up to and including age 3. 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.  
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Friday Films

Mt. Pleasant Library

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

Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015

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Storytime at Petworth Community Market

Petworth Library

10 a.m.
Join us for songs, finger plays, movement, stories and rhymes. This program is for children of all ages. We will meet at the Petworth Community Market located near Upshur Street NW and 9th Street NW, about a block from the Petworth Library.
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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

Tenley-Friendship Library

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

Preschool Story Time

Georgetown Library

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

Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library

11 a.m.
Bring the family and join us on Saturday mornings for a fun, interactive story time followed by open play time at 11:30 a.m.  Children ages birth to 7 years and their caregivers are welcome. For questions, please contact the children's librarian at 202-541-6025.    

STAR Family Festival: Sing, Talk & Read

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

11 a.m.
Learn how singing, talking and reading with your baby or young child now can help them later in school. It's never too early to give your kids a smart start.  Come to DC Public Library's STAR Family Festival featuring: Workshops for parents to support your child's early learning
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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! Saturday lap time is held upstairs in the children's area of the main reading room. Tickets are not required. Have a group? Please call ahead of time to make special arrangements.
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DC Shorts Film Festival

Anacostia Library

11 a.m.
The DC Shorts Film Festival brings the best films under 20 minutes from around the globe to enthusiastic audiences throughout Washington, DC. Join us for a special FREE Family Showcase on Saturday, September 12 at 11:00am at 8 different DC Public Library locations around the city. This showcase runs approximately 50 minutes and the films are appropriate for children aged 8+. Parents are encouraged to download the Parent’s Guide and read more about the films at dcshorts.com/family.
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STAR Family Festival: Sing, Talk and Read

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

11 a.m.
Did you know that singing, talking and reading with your baby or young child will help them be ready to read when they start school? It's never too early or too late to give your child a smart start. Come celebrate at the DC Public Library's STAR Family Festival featuring: Workshops for parents to support your child's early learning Fun activities, crafts and games for children Free children's books Live entertainment Safety, health and education resources for your child Door prizes and other giveaways
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Stuffed Animal Sleepover

Southwest Library

3 p.m.
Bring your favorite stuffed animal to our party for story time and activities. Then leave your stuffed animal to stay overnight at the library. When you come back to pick it up, you'll get pictures of the fun adventures it had! Children younger than 9 must be accompanied by an adult. Questions? Call 202-724-4691.

Sunday, Sept. 13, 2015

Roald Dahl Day

Celebrate Roald Day Day!

Mt. Pleasant Library

2 p.m.
Sept. 13th is Roald Dahl Day! Celebrate at the library during our regular scheduled Family Fun Day Sunday program. We'll show a movie adaptation of one of Roald Dahl's books and have games and crafts to enjoy!
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Family Craft

Georgetown Library

2 p.m.
Join us for a themed family craft!    

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.
Family Story Time

Family Funday Sunday

Mt. Pleasant Library

2 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.  
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P.A.L. (People Animals Love) Dog Visit

Southwest Library

2:30 p.m.
Children ages 4-12 are invited to join us for the opportunity to read aloud to a P.A.L. (People Animals Love) dog named Tommy. Children under 9 years old must be accompanied by a caregiver. Please call 202-724-4691 with questions.