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Friday, Dec. 19, 2014

Holiday crafts

Holiday Crafts

Cleveland Park Library

4 p.m.
Make and decorate a fleece hat. We missed the first snowfall, but you will have a toasty hat for yourself or to give as a gift. The very young will need adult assistance.
Holiday Party

Holiday Party

Mt. Pleasant Library

4 p.m.
Celebrate the holiday season in the Children's Room on the second floor of the library. We'll have stories, a craft, music and good cheer! Children ages 0-12 and their families are welcome to attend.

Winter Break Kickoff

Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library

4 p.m.
Bored during break?  Miss Julie will teach you fun games that you can easily play at home.   Also, sign up for Winter Reading Club, and earn a Chipotle Kids' meal over break.   Snacks will be provided.   For ages 5 and older.  

Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014

Construction Junction

Anacostia Library

10 a.m.
Enjoy a weekly play time for young children. Constructive play and early literacy activities.
PET Plush Pals

Family Story Time: Teddy Bear Takeover

Petworth Library

10:30 a.m.
Who runs the world? Teddy Bears! Well, not really, but at Petworth Library they will rule for a day! Many Americans celebrate teddy bears twice a year: Sept. 9 (National Teddy Bear Day) and Nov. 14 (National American Teddy Bear Day).  Bring your favorite teddy bear to Petworth Neighborhood Library for a cozy and fun teddy-themed Family Story Time with parachute songs, poems and a group photo. Afterwards, be sure to check out some teddy-centric tales for you and your plush pal to enjoy at home!

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

Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library

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

Preschool Storytime

Georgetown Library

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

Baby/Toddler Lap Time

Southeast Library

11 a.m.
Baby/toddler lap times are story times geared for babies ages birth to 24 months and their caregivers. Have a group? Please call ahead of time to make special arrangements.
winter

Winter Wonderland Fun

Deanwood Library

11 a.m.
Experience wintertime merriment through seasonal stories, movies, festive things to make and crafts good enough to eat. For ages 4-12.

Lego Club

Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library

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

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.    

Weekend Story Time

Francis A. Gregory Library

11 a.m.
Come in for weekend story time as we read, sing and rhyme.This program recommended for families with children ages 0-5.Join us afterwards for our Imaginative Play program. 

Diabetes Support Group

Dorothy I. Height/Benning Library

12 p.m.
For anyone diagnosed with Diabetes, pre-diabetes or caring for a diabetic. Healthcare professionals will give educational information and answer questions on food choices, exercise and medicine. We meet the third Saturday of every month. For email or phone updates, leave your information at the Adult Information Desk. Light refreshments. Every third Saturday at 12pm. This program is free and open to all.  
Book cover Jingle Bells by Iza Trapani

Holiday Sing-Along

Lamond-Riggs Library

1:30 p.m.
Come and join us as we celebrate the season with jingle bells and other holiday favorite songs.    
Snowman

Holiday Party

Southwest Library

2 p.m.
Join us in the Children's Room to celebrate the season with holiday-themed stories, crafts & karaoke singing.   Children under 9 years old must be accompanied by a caregiver.

Family Story Time

Mt. Pleasant Library

2 p.m.
Join us for an all-ages story time with singing, dancing and lots of fun!

Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014

Bookcover for Yes Virginia There Is  A Santa Claus

R & R* with Mrs. Claus

Lamond-Riggs Library

1:30 p.m.
Welcome winter with *Reading and Refreshments! Mrs. Claus will be reading the classic, Yes Virginia There Is A Santa Claus and other Winter stories, followed by refreshments.

Crafts & Coloring

Francis A. Gregory Library

2 p.m.
Sunday afternoons are for crafts and coloring at Francis Gregory library. Come in and make something to take home - craft, sketch, color, draw or paint!

Hanukkah Crafts for Kids

Juanita E. Thornton/Shepherd Park Library

2 p.m.
Gear up for Hanukkah at the library. Create your own Dreidel ornament and get some ideas for other fun Hanukkah-themed crafts you can do at home. Children ages 2 and older will enjoy this simple holiday craft. For questions about the program, please contact Elaine Pelton at 202-541-6100.

I Made It Myself

Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library

2 p.m.
All ages arts and crafts.

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!

Board Game Afternoon

Northwest One Library

3 p.m.
Join us at every Sunday afternoon to play fun board games against your friends or learn chess!For kids 10 and older.

Zumba Kids

Capitol View Library

3:30 p.m.
All we need is a beat!!Zumba Kids is the perfect combination of fun and fitness. Join us as we dance to great music with easy to follow kid-friendly moves.Ages 4-13.

Monday, Dec. 22, 2014

Wonderful Ones

Cleveland Park Library

10 a.m.
Books, music and rhymes for 1-year-olds.

Baby/Toddler Story Time

West End Library

10 a.m.
Regularly scheduled story time for babies and toddlers.

Toddler Story Time

Rosedale Library

10 a.m.
Story time recommended for children between the ages of 0 - 3. We'll read stories from the library's collection, sing songs, encourage flexibility and fun with fingerplays, and engage in other play to encourage early literacy!

Story Time Adventures

Dorothy I. Height/Benning Library

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).
Olaf from Frozen

Winter Movie

Northeast Library

10:30 a.m.
Although story time is on hiatus, there's still fun to be had at the Northeast Library. We invite patrons to attend a movie screening at 10:30 a.m. in place of our regularly scheduled story time. The 10:30 a.m. screening is intended for audience members 0-6 years of age and as such, any movie shown will have the MPAA rating of G. If you have any questions or concerns about this event please call the library at 202-698-0183.

Family Story Time

Capitol View Library

10:30 a.m.
Story time for all ages with stories, songs, crafts and more.For ages birth through 5 years with caregiver.