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Monday, April 20, 2015

Girls Game Night

Capitol View Library

5 p.m.
We will play Wii games, watch movies, play board games, talk about awesome books, and hang out with girls from the neighborhood. In April, we will learn about flower arranging. If this sounds like fun, join us here at Capitol View. Girls ages 8-14 are welcome to attend.
chess for kids

Chess Instruction for Children and Teens

Woodridge Library

6 p.m.
Join master chess instructor Vaughn Bennet as he leads and instructs children and teens in winning strategies for playing chess. Don't forget to pick up your copy or place a hold on Chess for Children by Sabrina Chevaness. Best for ages 5 years to 16 years.

Pajama & Stuffed Animal Story Time

Takoma Park Library

7 p.m.
Stories, songs & rhymes for all ages. This program is held upstairs in front of the fireplace.
Artsy April

Kid's Night: Artsy April

Mt. Pleasant Library

7 p.m.
In April, Kid’s Night will feature a variety of programs focued on the arts in honor of National Poetry Month and Jazz Appreciation Month. April 6 Acrostic Poems Learn about differnt types of poetry try your hand at writing an acrostic poem. April 13 LEGO Poetry Combine words and LEGO bricks to build your own poems

Tuesday, April 21, 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-Toddler Story Time

Mt. Pleasant Library

10 a.m.
Stories, songs, and rhymes for ages 0-2, with their caregivers. 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.

Rhythm and Rhyme

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

10 a.m.
An interactive musical experience, incorporating the use of musical instruments.   For ages 0-5. This is a ticketed, first-come, first-served program.  
Book worm

Preschool Story Time

Southeast Library

10 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.

Baby/Toddler Story Time

West End Library

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

Baby/Toddler Story Time

Petworth Library

10 a.m.
Join us for songs, rhymes, finger plays and baby bounces. This program is for children age 0-2 and their caregivers. Groups, please call 202-243-1188 to schedule a story time.

Preschool Story Time

Northeast Library

10 a.m.
This story time helps children learn and practice early literacy skills in a fun, playful setting. Story time attendees are encouraged to engage with the librarian all while reading stories, singing songs, and learning new rhymes.  Ages 3-5. Please call 202-698-0183 with questions. Story time takes place on the lower level.

Baby/Toddler Lap Time

Takoma Park Library

10 a.m.
Stories, songs, dances and FUN, for ages birth to two and their caregivers every Tuesday.
story time with mother hen

Toddler Time

Chevy Chase Library

10 a.m.
Join us for stories, songs, and rhymes for children, ages 2 - 4, and their caregivers. Story time is limited to 60 participants. Pick up your tickets in the Children's Room. The program repeats at 11 a.m. and on Wednesday at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m.
Preschool Story Time

Preschool Story Time

Parklands-Turner Library

10 a.m.
Visit the Parklands Turner Neighborhood Library every Tuesday morning for stories, finger plays, songs and rhymes, all led by the children's librarian. Story time helps children practice and learn early literacy skills in a fun playful setting, and this is a terrific time for parents, guardians and babysitters to select some outstanding materials to check-out and take home   For children ages of 0 to 5 years old and their adult companions.  
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Baby/Toddler Story Time

Southwest Library

10:30 a.m.
Join us for stories, songs, rhymes, and baby bounces as we work together to develop early literacy skills while having fun. Designed for children ages birth to 2 years and their caregivers. Please call 202-724-4691 with any questions.

Story Break

Tenley-Friendship Library

10:30 a.m.
Slow your busy morning down with a short story time.  A couple books, a couple songs. A nice break! 

Rhythm and Rhyme

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

10:30 a.m.
An interactive musical experience, incorporating the use of musical instruments.   For ages 0-5. This is a ticketed, first-come, first-served program.    

Preschool Story Time

Takoma Park Library

10:45 a.m.
Enjoy stories and songs with the children's librarian every week! For ages 3 - 5 with their caregivers.

Baby-Toddler Story Time

Mt. Pleasant Library

11 a.m.
Stories, songs, and rhymes for ages 0-2, with their caregivers. 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.

Baby/Toddler Story Time

Petworth Library

11 a.m.
Please join us for rhymes, songs, finger plays and baby bounces. This program is for children age 0-2 and their caregivers. Groups, please call 202-243-1188 to schedule a program for your group.
Preschool Story Time

Preschool Story Time

Northeast Library

11 a.m.
This story time helps children learn and practice early literacy skills in a fun, playful setting. Story time attendees are encouraged to engage with the librarian all while reading stories, singing songs, and learning new rhymes.  Ages 3-5. Please call 202-698-0183 with questions. Story time takes place on the lower level.
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Baby/Toddler Story Time

Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library

11 a.m.
Music, movement, rhythm activities, rhymes and stories every Tuesday morning. Best for children ages birth to 3 years and their caregivers.  
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.
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Lap Time: A Baby Story Time for Infants through Walkers

Cleveland Park Library

1:30 p.m.
Join us every Tuesday and Thursday. There are two sessions each day: 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.
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Lap Time: A Baby Story Time for Infants through Walkers

Cleveland Park Library

2:30 p.m.
Join us every Tuesday and Thursday. There are two sessions each day: 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.
The Lorax

Children's Movie

Palisades Library

3 p.m.
Enjoy a Dr. Seuss classic on the big screen, in honor of Earth Day!   This film is rated PG, with a runtime of 93 minutes.

In the Zone

Tenley-Friendship Library

4 p.m.
Enjoy games, crafts, and other fun.Ages 6-12
Picture of LEGO figure's head

LEGO Craft

Petworth Library

4 p.m.
Ever wondered what it would be like to create your own LEGO figure? If you have a love for LEGOs and want to try a fun craft, then stop on by! We will create a LEGO head for you to take home. Get your crafting skills on and don't forget to check us out throughout April as we celebrate LEGOs all month long.   Please note, however, that this program involves the use of some craft supplies that require safe handling, so it is recommended that parents or caregivers supervise children during this activity.

Tutoring by KIPP

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

4 p.m.
Tutoring for elementary, middle, and high school students on all subjects Tuesdays from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Provided by KIPP teachers and geared towards KIPP curriculum, but open and free for all!   Children younger than 9 years of age must have a parent present. 
The Lorax

In The Zone: Celebrate Earth Day with The Lorax

Tenley-Friendship Library

4 p.m.
We celebrate Earth Day a day early viewing a cartoon version of Dr. Seuss's The Lorax.