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Friday, March 6, 2015

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!
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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.

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. 
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Beginners' Amharic

Mt. Pleasant Library

4 p.m.
The principal language of Ethiopia, Amharic is a Semitic language belonging to the Afro-Asiatic family of languages. It takes its name from Amhara, a central province in Ethiopia and is the second-most spoken Semitic language in the world, after Arabic.   Learn the basics of this fascinating language with Ms. Yacob, every Friday afternoon in Conference Room 1 on the lower level. All ages are welcome!  

Friday Films

Mt. Pleasant Library

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

Petworth Library

4 p.m.
We will celebrate Women's History Month by hearing stories about radical ladies and how they changed the world. Children can have their photograph taken as "Rosie the Riveter." This program is for children age 4 and older.
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Environmental Film Festival: Children's Films

Mt. Pleasant Library

4 p.m.
Join us for four short, fun, child friendly films about the world in which we live. Films are recommended for children ages 2-5.   FINconceivable What happens if sharks disappear? FINconceivable explores the importance of sharks to our world and what could happen if the fiercest ocean predators ceased to exist. Directed by Lily Williams. Produced at California College of the Arts. Washington, D.C. Premiere. Lucky Ducklings

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Construction Junction

Anacostia Library

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

Family Story Time

Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library

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

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.

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.  
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K9 Story Time at the District 2 Police Station

Chevy Chase Library

11 a.m.
Join Chevy Chase Librarians at the District 2 police station (3320 Idaho Ave. NW) for books and songs about police dogs (K9s) introduction to a K9 dog McGruff the Crime Dog check out of library books And stay for the pet adoption fair at 12 p.m.!  This event is for all ages.

Family Story Time

Juanita E. Thornton/Shepherd Park Library

11 a.m.
Bring mom and dad and join us on Saturday mornings for a fun family story time.Children ages birth to 7 years and their caregivers are welcome.For questions, please contact the Shepherd Park children's librarian at 202-541-6025.    
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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.
Come to Family Fun Time!

Family Fun Time

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

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

Southeast Library

2 p.m.
Celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday week -- he'd be 111 years old this year! -- with a readaloud of some of his classic books and a take-home craft. The fun takes place in the children's area of the main reading room. Ages 3 and older.

Sunday, March 8, 2015

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.
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STEAM Team

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

2 p.m.
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.

I Made It Myself

Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library

2 p.m.
All ages arts and crafts.
Winter Science Activities

Family Fun Day Sunday: Winter Science Sessions

Mt. Pleasant Library

2 p.m.
Enjoy the winter season with hands on wintery science experiments.  Sunday, Jan. 4 - Make a Snowflake Learn about how snowflakes form by creating your own crystals. Sunday, Jan. 25 - Erupting Snow Make your own snow inside the library and experiment with it. Sunday, Feb. 15 - Fun with Frost Learn about how frost forms by creating your own. Sunday, March 8 - Ice Cube Magic
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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.

Sunday Crafts

Palisades Library

2:30 p.m.
Please 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!
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Early Literacy Workshop: Sing, Talk, and Read

Northwest One Library

2:30 p.m.
Come learn the skills your children need to be ready to learn to read. This will be an interactive presentation. Your children are welcome: Every child will receive a free book.   The program is for parents and caregivers of children ages birth to 5.

Family Chinese Conversation Corner

Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library

3 p.m.
Are you learning Chinese in school or speak it with family at home? Practice your Chinese, meet other Chinese speaking families, and make new friends at our Chinese Conversation Corner for children and their families. Participants should know some Chinese already and are encouraged to use Chinese exclusively during conversations.  We will meet in the Children's Area. 你在学校学汉语或者在家与家人说汉语吗? 请到我们的孩子和家庭汉语角, 练习汉语或认识其他的汉语家庭.地点:我们的儿童读物区.
Environmental Film Festival Logo

Environmental Film Festival: Children's Films

Tenley-Friendship Library

3 p.m.
Join us for four short, fun, child friendly films about the world in which we live. Films are recommended for children ages 2-5.   FINconceivable What happens if sharks disappear? FINconceivable explores the importance of sharks to our world and what could happen if the fiercest ocean predators ceased to exist. Directed by Lily Williams. Produced at California College of the Arts. Washington, D.C. Premiere. Lucky Ducklings

Sunday Stories

Cleveland Park Library

3:30 p.m.
A program incorporating different formats for stories, from songs and movement to books and rhymes. All ages are welcome to participate, but the program is specifically targeted for ages 3 to 8.

Monday, March 9, 2015

Baby & Toddler Story Time

Northeast Library

10 a.m.
An early literacy program that combines doing fingerplays, sharing stories, songs, dances, rhythm activities and baby bounces.  For ages birth to 3. Please call 202-698-0183 with any questions. Story time takes place on the Lower Level.

Wonderful Ones

Cleveland Park Library

10 a.m.
Weekly storytime with stories, music and songs for 1-year-old children. Second session at 11 a.m.