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Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016

annie2014

Valentine's Day Family Karaoke Film

Petworth Library

10:30 a.m.
Save the date of our Valentine's Day movie and sing-along as we celebrate love of family and friends with the cherished musical, Annie (2014)! Please note that this film will be shown in lieu of our regularly scheduled Family Storytime. 
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.
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.
My School DC

My School DC School Lottery Info Session

Northeast Library

11 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 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.   
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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. 
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2nd Saturday STEM Storytime!

Woodridge Library

11 a.m.
Join us the second Saturday of every month for a STEM-themed story time! It’s never too early to introduce basic concepts of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics to our youngest learners as they begin exploring their world. We’ll Sing, Talk, and Read about numbers, colors, plants, weather, and more. Stick around for a simple STEM craft at the end! Best for ages two to five.
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.
Valentine's Day Craft

Valentine's Day Party

Deanwood Library

2 p.m.
Come celebrate Valentine's Day at the library! We'll make Valentines Day cards and crafts and read some of our favorite L-O-V-E stories together! If you can't make it, check out our selection of themed books for you to read at home with your little love bunny.    
I Like Myself

Love Yourself: Spa Crafts

Southwest Library

3 p.m.
Join us in the Children's Room to create fun homemade soaps and bath scrubs. Treat yourself or a loved one! Children under 9 must be accompanied by an adult. Questions? Call 202-724-4691.   
Cover of Henry in Love

Family Story Time: Be My Valentine

Tenley-Friendship Library

10:30 p.m.
Join us for a special Valentine's Day-themed Family Story Time. We'll read stories that'll leave you feeling warm and fuzzy, then make Valentines for those we love.

Sunday, Feb. 14, 2016

Stitched from the Soul

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

Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) Library

1 p.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.
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The Make/Fix Anything Project

Mt. Pleasant Library

1:30 p.m.
You (Yes, YOU!) can make or fix nearly anything. Its true! Ultimately these abilities result from a superpower that lies within each of us: the ability to self instruct. Matt McEntee wants to learn and help others learn. This is why he has made a practice of helping anyone make or fix nearly[1] anything.
Play, Dance, Create Kids Clip Art

It's My Body! Art and Movement Workshop

Mt. Pleasant Library

2 p.m.
This workshop complements the D.C.Rape Crisis Center's Good Touch Bad Touch sexual abuse prevention curriculum for pre-school through sixth grade students. It is designed to create a shared learning experience between adults and youth. The workshop incorporates theater, art and games to explore the concepts of expression, communication and boundaries.    
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I Made It Myself

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

2 p.m.
All ages arts and crafts.  
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Book Share

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

2 p.m.
Let’s talk books, the characters in them, and the writers who created them. We’ll ask lots of thinking  questions that have no right answers—we want to hear what YOU have to say.  Bring your opinions! Ages 6-12. No registration required. Please call 202-727-1248 with any questions.  
Family Story Time

Family Funday Sunday

Mt. Pleasant Library

2 p.m.
A variety of family friendly programs that may include dance, music, movement, movies, sign language and much more. Recommended for children from birth to 12 years old.  
How Rocket Learned to Read

P.A.L. (People Animals Love) Dog Visit

Southwest Library

2:30 p.m.
Children ages 4-12 are invited to join us in the Children's Room to read aloud to P.A.L. (People Animals Love) dogs. Children under 9 must be accompanied by a caregiver. Questions? Call 202-724-4691.
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Hypnotizers!

Woodridge Library

3 p.m.
Join the Woodridge Library and Future Makers to create spinning, glowing light machines that hypnotize and amaze! Make use of the following tools to invent a cool machine all your very own.     Motors LED lights Batteries Simple circuitry Stop by for an hour of entertainment, we hope to see you there! Best for ages 7-17.  
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Family Chinese Conversation Corner

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) 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.  For kids ages 5 and up.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.
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Pajama Storytime

West End Library

4 p.m.
Bring your favorite furry (stuffed) companion and join us for some fun stories! Appropriate for ages 3-5.

Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016

Toddler Story Time

Southeast 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 designed to help develop your child’s language skills. Children ages 18-36 months and their grownups are encouraged to engage with the stories and activities and participate in the program.  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 and Toddler Story Time

Baby and Toddler Story Time

West End 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 grownups are encouraged engage with the books and songs and to actively participate in the program.  
Baby and Toddler Story Time

Baby and Toddler Story Time

Mt. Pleasant 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 grownups are encouraged engage with the books and songs and to actively participate in the program.