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Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015

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Afterschool Lounge

Tenley-Friendship Library

3:30 p.m.
Need a place to sit and chat with friends, play games, or just chill? Come to the Afterschool Lounge on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays and use the library's large conference room as a group study room, game space, lounge and snack area. Board and card games are available. Food and drinks are welcome.  Crafts, trivia tournaments, video games, and other activities will be available on a rotating basis. Ages 11-19. 
Every Hero Has a Story

Summer Reading Wrap Up Party

Northwest One Library

4 p.m.
Come and enjoy a grab bag story activity, enjoy some refreshments, and find out who the grand winners are.  For families and children ages 3 - 12. 
Games

Juegos Jueves

Mt. Pleasant Library

4 p.m.
Challenge your friends to a game of Candy Land, Twister, Wii Sports, or cards every Thursday in the Children's Room. Join us for these games and more! Recommended for ages 5-12.
Assorted LEGO bricks

LEGO Club!

Woodridge Library

4 p.m.
Drop by and build during our weekly LEGO club! Create a skyscraper, a pirate ship, or whatever your mind can dream up. Best for ages 5-12.
French Story Time

French Story Time

Cleveland Park Library

4 p.m.
French Story Time is for children of all ages. This program includes songs, music and motion and is very interactive. Children have the opportunity to learn French songs, practice their French, and connect words with motion, as well as enjoy stories. Come and join us every Thursday at 4 p.m. (except on holidays!)
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September Film Series: Back to School

Georgetown Library

4 p.m.
Join us for films about going to school for the first time or going back to school and enjoy popcorn. The films are: Matilda Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone Harriet the Spy Madeline
Summer Reading program

End of Summer Reading Party

Cleveland Park Library

5 p.m.
Come celebrate the end of another successful D.C. library summer reading program! We will have crafts, food, and prizes for all so  join in the fun as we end summer with a bash! This program is for children of all ages.

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.
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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 p.m.

Follow the Yellow Brick Road!

Palisades Library

6 p.m.
Based on Frank L. Baum's original book The Wizard of Oz, this movie musical takes us on a journey from a farm in Kansas, all the way to Emerald City!
Pajama Story Time

Pajama Story Time

Lamond-Riggs Library

7 p.m.
Join us every Thursday evening for engaging stories, songs, rhymes and movement to support early literacy and "bedtime awareness."  An educational program for children of all ages and their families or caregivers. We meet in Meeting Room 1. Children are encouraged to wear comfy pajamas, bring their favorite bedtime buddy and a grown-up partner to partake in the fun. (Note: PJs and plush buddies are optional)  
Pajama Storytime

Pajama Story Time

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

7 p.m.
All ages story time. Join us in your pajamas! We will not meet on Sept. 10 and Sept. 17.

Friday, Sept. 4, 2015

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Bilingual Spanish Story Time

Mt. Pleasant Library

10 a.m.
Stories, songs, dances, and more in English and Spanish for children ages 0-5 and their adults. 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.Cuentos, canciones, cailes, y más en inglés y español para niños de 0-5 años y sus adultos.
baby storytime

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. We will not meet on Sept. 11 and Sept. 18.

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. 
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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. We will not meet on Sept. 11 and Sept. 18.

Baby-Toddler Story Time

Francis A. Gregory Library

10:30 a.m.
An early literacy lap-sit program that combines sharing stories, songs, rhythm activities and baby bounces. A short socialization playtime follows the books and music program. For ages birth to 24 months.
Family Story Time

Family Story Time

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.
baby storytime

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. We will not meet on Sept. 11 and Sept. 18.

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!
Book worm

Bilingual Preschool Story Time

Southeast Library

11 a.m.
Interactive story time with songs, rhymes, and books in Spanish and English 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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Bilingual Spanish Story Time

Mt. Pleasant Library

11 a.m.
Stories, songs, dances, and more in English and Spanish for children ages 0-5 and their adults.  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. Cuentos, canciones, cailes, y más en inglés y español para niños de 0-5 años y sus adultos.
Words, Beats and Life

Books & Beats

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

11 a.m.
Fridays at the library from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.! Books & Beats is a weekly outdoor music series in front of the MLK Jr. Memorial Library. Check out a book from the Uni, sign up for Summer Reading (through Aug. 16) or simply enjoy the beats outside the historic Mies van der Rohe building.
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Friday Films

Mt. Pleasant Library

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

Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015

Construction Junction

Anacostia Library

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

Family Story Time

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

10:30 a.m.
Join us for an all-ages story time.  We will not meet on Sept. 12 and Sept. 19.
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.

Preschool Story Time

Georgetown Library

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