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Thursday, April 23, 2015

Wii Jueves

Mt. Pleasant Library

4 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.  

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.
Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site book cover

Pajama Story Time

Southwest Library

6 p.m.
Put on your pajamas, grab your teddy bear, and join us in the Children's Room for a family story time before heading to bed! We'll read stories, sing songs, and perform finger plays together. For children of all ages and their families (children under 9 years old must be accompanied by a caregiver). Please call 202-724-4691 with questions.
chess pieces

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 pm.

Pajama Story Time

Mt. Pleasant Library

7 p.m.
Put on your PJ’s, bring along your favorite stuffed animal, and join us for a family story time in the Children's Room! Every Thursday night we will share stories, songs, and rhymes for all ages as we get ready for bedtime.
children around the globe

Multilingual PJ Story Time

Chevy Chase Library

7 p.m.
Every Thursday evening, put on your pajamas, bring a stuffed animal, and join us for a family story time in multiple languages. We will wind down the day with stories, songs, and rhymes from around the world. This program is for all ages.

Pajama Story Time

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

7 p.m.
All ages story time. Join us in your pajamas!

Friday, April 24, 2015

Building Wonder, Designing Dreams: The Bookmaking of Brian Selznick

Building Wonder, Designing Dreams: The Bookmaking of Brian Selznick

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

(All day)
This interactive, multi-media exhibit for all ages celebrates the bookmaking of children’s author and illustrator, Brian Selznick—his exquisite artistry, experimentation with form and narrative and spellbinding storytelling. It is timed to engage visitors with Selznick’s work and themes in anticipation of his May 8 lecture and May 9 family program at the library; visit dclibrary.org/selznick for details.

Baby and Toddler Lap Time

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

10 a.m.
Early literacy program for ages birth to 2 years. This is a ticketed, first-come, first-served program.
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.

Spanish Story Time / Hora del Cuento

Mt. Pleasant Library

10 a.m.
Cuentos, Canciones, Bailes, y más para niños de 0-5 años y sus adultos. Por motivos de seguridad, existe un límite de 75 participantes para cada hora del cuento. Recuerden hay una hora del cuento a las 10 a.m. y repite a las 11 a.m. Para programar una visita para su clase por favor llame al 202-671-3125.
Dia de los ninos

El Dia de los Ninos

Cleveland Park Library

10 a.m.
Celebrate El día de los niños during our music time program. Children of all ages and their families are welcome to join us for this special music time to celebrate children, books, learning and literacy and decorate maracas that they can take home.
Baby with book

Baby Lapsit Storytime

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

10 a.m.
Come read, sing and play with your baby at the library! This storytime is held in the Children's Room on the second floor of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library. For children ages birth to 1 year old and caregivers. See you there!

Family Story Time (All Ages)

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.

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. 

Baby and Toddler Lap Time

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

10:30 a.m.
Early literacy program for ages birth to 2 years. This is a ticketed, first-come, first-served program.
Book worm

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.

Spanish Story Time / Hora del Cuento

Mt. Pleasant Library

11 a.m.
Cuentos, Canciones, Bailes, y más para niños de 0-5 años y sus adultos. Por motivos de seguridad, existe un límite de 75 participantes para cada hora del cuento. Recuerden hay una hora del cuento a las 10 a.m. y repite a las 11 a.m. Para programar una visita para su clase por favor llame al 202-671-3125.

Baby and Toddler Lap Time

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

11 a.m.
Early literacy program for ages birth to 2 years. This is a ticketed, first-come, first-served program.
Tales for Preschoolers

Preschool Story Time

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

11 a.m.
This story time helps children with early language and literacy skills through reading stories, singing songs, learning new rhymes and honing visual literacy skills with the librarian.

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!

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. 

Friday Game Day

Anacostia Library

4 p.m.
After the school day is done, come to the Anacostia Library for some Friday fun!  Join us on last Friday of the every month at 4 p.m. for Game Day in the children's room! There will be board and Wii games available to play and enjoy. Light refreshments will be served.

Friday Films

Mt. Pleasant Library

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

Earth Day Celebration

Georgetown Library

4 p.m.
Join us for stories and crafts about the environment. This program is appropriate for children ages 6-10.
karaokeneon

Kids LOVE Karaoke

Petworth Library

4 p.m.
Celebrate National Karaoke Week with "Kids Love Karaoke," a special program to encourage confident public reading and singing as well as supportive listening in children ages 5-10.  Do you love to watch and sing along with contestants on American Idol and The Voice? Petworth Neighborhood Library will give you the opportunity to have fun while practicing and showing off your vocal gifts in a supportive, friendly environment before you get discovered by the pros!
Three silhouetted kids run across an African landscape

Tween Book Club: 'The Ear, the Eye, and the Arm'

Northeast Library

4:30 p.m.
This month we are reading The Ear, the Eye, and the Arm by Nancy Farmer. In the year 2194 in Zimbabwe, General Matsika's three children are kidnapped and put to work in a plastic mine, while three mutant detectives use their special powers to search for them.  

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Building Wonder, Designing Dreams: The Bookmaking of Brian Selznick

Building Wonder, Designing Dreams: The Bookmaking of Brian Selznick

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

(All day)
This interactive, multi-media exhibit for all ages celebrates the bookmaking of children’s author and illustrator, Brian Selznick—his exquisite artistry, experimentation with form and narrative and spellbinding storytelling. It is timed to engage visitors with Selznick’s work and themes in anticipation of his May 8 lecture and May 9 family program at the library; visit dclibrary.org/selznick for details.
LEGO

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.  
Center for the Book Logo

Letters About Literature Recognition Ceremony

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

10 a.m.
"How did an author’s work change your view of the world and yourself?”  This ceremony celebrates year’s Letters About Literature writing competition submissions. Participating students, grades 4 – 12, wrote letters to an author of a work that left a lasting impression to explain how their views were changed by the work.