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Friday, Feb. 19, 2016

Harry Potter Series

Harry Potter Week!

Georgetown Library

(All day)
It's Harry Potter Week!!! Join us for a week of Harry Potter themed festivities, crafts, book clubs, films and more.  Harry Potter programs are appropriate for children and teen ages 6-18. Film ratings are listed and parents can judge whether the films are appropriate for their child.  If you have any questions about Harry Potter Week please feel free to contact us at 202-727-0257.   Schedule of Events
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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 birth to 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

Preschool Story Time

Tenley-Friendship Library

10 a.m.
Share the fun of reading with your children ages 3-5 years. Children and their caregivers, will explore stories and activities to encourage children to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning. This 30-40 minute program is designed to promote language and listening skills, expand children’s imaginations and arouse their curiosity about the world around them. Tickets are required to attend this program. They are available at the Children’s Desk 30 minutes before the start of the story time on a first-come, first-served basis. 
My School DC

My School DC School Lottery Info Session

Mt. Pleasant Library

10 a.m.
Join My School DC at your neighborhood library to learn more about how to apply through the common lottery for DCPS and public charter schools! Questions? Call 202-888-6336 or visit MySchoolDC.org
Baby and Toddler Story Time

Baby and Toddler Story Time

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

10 a.m.
These 20-30 minute story times are full of books, songs, rhymes and fingerplays for children birth to two years old. Our Baby and Toddler Story Time is a great way to introduce your child to language skills in a positive and fun environment. With slightly more activity and movement than our lap times, children and their caregivers are encouraged to engage with the books and songs and to actively participate in the program.  This is a ticketed, first-come, first-served program. 
Toddler Story Time

Toddler Story Time

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

10 a.m.
Get up and get moving at our Toddler Story Times. These 20-30 minute programs are full of books, songs and fun activities that are designed to help develop your child’s language skills. Children ages 18-36 months and their caregivers are encouraged to engage with the stories and activities and participate in the program along with the children. 
Baby and Toddler Story Time

Baby and Toddler Story Time

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

10:30 a.m.
These 20-30 minute story times are full of books, songs, rhymes and fingerplays for children birth to two years old. Our Baby and Toddler Story Time is a great way to introduce your child to language skills in a positive and fun environment. With slightly more activity and movement than our lap times, children and their caregivers are encouraged to engage with the books and songs and to actively participate in the program.  This is a ticketed, first-come, first-served program.
Family Story Time

Family Story Time

Palisades Library

10:30 a.m.
Story time fun for the entire family, these 30-40 minutes story times are packed full of books and activities designed to be enjoyed by all ages. Promoting language and literacy skills, these story times are a great way to further your child’s lifelong love of reading and learning. Children and their caregivers are encouraged to actively engage and participate with the stories and activities during the program. Click here to learn about what to expect at Story Time.
Preschool Story Time

Preschool Story Time

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

11 a.m.
Share the fun of reading with your children ages 3-5 years. Children and their caregivers, will explore stories and activities to encourage children to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning. These 30-40 minute programs are designed to promote language and listening skills, expand children’s imaginations and arouse their curiosity about the world around them.
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 birth to 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

Toddler Story Time

Tenley-Friendship Library

11 a.m.
Get up and get moving at our Toddler Story Time. This 20-30 minute program is full of books, songs and fun activities that are designed to help develop your child’s language skills. Children ages 12-36 months and their caregivers are encouraged to engage with the stories and activities and participate in the program along with the children. Tickets are 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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Music and Movement

Southeast Library

11 a.m.
Sing, dance, and reveal your inner musician at our music and movement time for children ages birth to 5 and their caregivers. Our music time is dynamic and interactive, so come ready to participate in the fun.  Free tickets are required due to limited space. Tickets are distributed beginning 30 minutes before music time on a first-come, first-served basis.  Have a group? Please call ahead of time to schedule a visit at 202-698-3372.
Music Time photo

Toddler Dance Party

Chevy Chase Library

11 a.m.
Music and dancing for the whole family!
Baby and Toddler Story Time

Baby and Toddler Story Time

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

11 a.m.
These 20-30 minute story times are full of books, songs, rhymes and fingerplays for children birth to two years old. Our Baby and Toddler Story Time is a great way to introduce your child to language skills in a positive and fun environment. With slightly more activity and movement than our lap times, children and their caregivers are encouraged to engage with the books and songs and to actively participate in the program. This is a ticketed, first-come, first-served program. 
Friday Films Logo

Friday Films

Mt. Pleasant Library

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

Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016

Harry Potter Series

Harry Potter Week!

Georgetown Library

(All day)
It's Harry Potter Week!!! Join us for a week of Harry Potter themed festivities, crafts, book clubs, films and more.  Harry Potter programs are appropriate for children and teen ages 6-18. Film ratings are listed and parents can judge whether the films are appropriate for their child.  If you have any questions about Harry Potter Week please feel free to contact us at 202-727-0257.   Schedule of Events
LEGO

LEGO Time

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.  
Stitched from the Soul

Black History Month Quilt Making with the William O. Lockridge/ Bellevue Library

Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) Library

10 a.m.
Join the William O. Lockridge/ Bellevue Library as we celebrate the rich history of quilt making in the African- American and African Diaspora tradition by embarking on a 2-week quilt making experience.The Main Meeting Room will be open and available during the following dates and times for Quilt construction:Saturday, February 13, 2016, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m.Sunday, February 14, 2016, 1 p.m.- 3 p.m.Wednesday, February 17, 2016, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m.
LEGO'S

LEGO Time - Booktalk

Benning (Dorothy I. Height) Library

10 a.m.
Saturday is Family Play Time!  Come to the Library and build, explore, and play with LEGOs and share a favorite booktalk in the Children's Room from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. every other Saturday.  This program is designed for children ages 5-13 years old.
Family Story Time

Family Story Time

Tenley-Friendship Library

10:30 a.m.
Story time fun for the entire family, this 30-40 minute story time is packed full of books and activities designed to be enjoyed by all ages. Promoting language and literacy skills, these story times are a great way to further your child’s lifelong love of reading and learning. Children and their caregivers are encouraged to actively engage and participate with the stories and activities during the program.   
Family Story Time

Family Story Time

Cleveland Park Library

10:30 a.m.
Story time fun for the entire family, these 30-40 minutes story times are packed full of books and activities designed to be enjoyed by all ages.  Promoting language and literacy skills, these story times are a great way to further your child’s lifelong love of reading and learning. Children and their grownups are encouraged to actively engage and participate with the stories and activities during the program.
Family Story Time

Family Story Time

Northeast Library

10:30 a.m.
Story time fun for the entire family, these 30-40 minute story times are packed full of books and activities designed to be enjoyed by all ages.  Promoting language and literacy skills, these story times are a great way to further your child’s lifelong love of reading and learning. Children and their grownups are encouraged to actively engage and participate with the stories and activities during the program. Please call 202-698-0183 with any questions. Family Story Time takes place on the second floor.
Family Story Time

Family Story Time

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

10:30 a.m.
Story time fun for the entire family, these 30-40 minutes story times are packed full of books and activities designed to be enjoyed by all ages.  Promoting language and literacy skills, these story times are a great way to further your child’s lifelong love of reading and learning. Children and their grownups are encouraged to actively engage and participate with the stories and activities during the program.
Family Story Time

Family Story Time

Petworth Library

10:30 a.m.
Story time fun for the entire family, these 30-40 minutes story times are packed full of books and activities designed to be enjoyed by all ages.  Promoting language and literacy skills, these story times are a great way to further your child’s lifelong love of reading and learning. Children and their grownups are encouraged to actively engage and participate with the stories and activities during the program.
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Lego Club

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

11 a.m.
Open Lego Duplo block play time for children ages 2 to 5 years and their caregivers. 
Baby and Toddler Story Time logo

Baby and Toddler Story Time

Southeast Library

11 a.m.
These 20-30 minute story times are full of books, songs, rhymes and fingerplays for children birth to two years old. Our Baby and Toddler Story Time is a great way to introduce your child to language skills in a positive and fun environment. With slightly more activity and movement than our lap times, children and their grownups are encouraged to engage with the books and songs and to actively participate in the program.   
My School DC

My School DC School Lottery Info Session

Petworth Library

11:30 a.m.
Join My School DC at your neighborhood library to learn more about how to apply through the common lottery for DCPS and public charter schools! Questions? Call 202-888-6336 or visit MySchoolDC.org
A hand manipulating the white knight above a chess board

Introduction to Chess

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

2 p.m.
Learn the basics of chess with Zivorad "Ziko" Djuric, certified chess teacher and FIDE rank master.  Get one-on-one instruction and meet new friends.  For youth ages 5-18.
Wii controllers

Weekend Wii Club

Southwest Library

3 p.m.
Please join us in the Children's Room to play Wii games.  For children ages 6-12. Children under 9 years old must be accompanied by a caregiver.  Questions? Call 202-724-4691. 
Kids exercising

Frolicking February Films

West End Library

4 p.m.
Keep up the active energy! West End Library Staff will be beating the cold weather with a kids fitness/activity DVD. This program will be appropriate for families with children ages 3+