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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Poetry

Poetry Workshop

Georgetown Library

4 p.m.
Poetry comes to the Georgetown Library every Tuesday this month! Each week, we'll have a different theme and activity to help you create interesting poetry to take home. April 7: Haiku and Brush Painting April 14: Poetry and Apps April 21: Found Poetry April 28: Rhyme Like a Champ This program is recommended for 7- to 12-year-olds.   
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.
kids club

Kids' Club

Southeast Library

4 p.m.
Join us for a different activity each week -- games, crafts, science experiments, and more! Ages 5-12, in the basement program room.April activities: Apr. 7 Fun With Sign Language Learn to use your hands and facial expression to communicate with others. Apr. 14 Construction Junction

A Jazz Evening

Rosedale Library

5 p.m.
As part of Jazz Appreciation Month, families can enjoy a half-hour long jazz songs from recordings of classic performers like Louis Armstrong,
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.

PJ Story Time

Woodridge Library

6 p.m.
You come in your pajamas, maybe bring a favorite stuffed animal, and we'll provide the bedtime stories.For ages 6 months to 5 years.

Wednesday, April 22, 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.
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.

Baby/Toddler Story Time

Northwest One Library

10 a.m.
Stories, songs and flannel boards for children ages 0-3. Daycare groups and individuals with children are welcome.

Preschool Story Time

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

10 a.m.
Story Time for ages 3-5. Class groups welcome.  To ensure that children can participate fully in this program, we ask that children who attend this program be at least over 2 years of age. 

Pre-School Story Time

Mt. Pleasant Library

10 a.m.
Stories, songs, and rhymes for ages 2-5, 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.

Terrific Twos

Cleveland Park Library

10 a.m.
Weekly storytime with stories, music and rhymes for 2-year-olds. Second session at 11 a.m.

Preschool Story Time

Rosedale Library

10 a.m.
Stories, fingerplays, action rhymes, and singing and music for preschoolers! A story time geared towards children ages 3-5.
Stories for Twos and Threes

Tales for Twos and Threes

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

10 a.m.
Children will hear short stories, sing, do fingerplays, and dance and move to popular songs. 
baby reading

Baby/Toddler Lap Time

Southeast Library

10 a.m.
Baby/toddler lap times are story times for babies ages birth through 24 months and their caregivers. Come enjoy books, songs, rhymes, fingerplays, bounces, and more! 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.
Story Time writing

Preschool Story Time

Lamond-Riggs Library

10:30 a.m.
Introduce your child to a love of reading and the library, at our weekly Wednesday story times. 

Preschool Story Time

Palisades Library

10:30 a.m.
Join us for stories, songs, and rhymes selected especially for ages 1-5, when children are first beginning to learn the framework for reading. Click here to learn about what to expect at Story Time.

Preschool Story Time

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

10:30 a.m.
Story Time for ages 3-5.  Class groups welcome.  To ensure that children can participate fully in this program, we ask that children who attend this program be at least over 2 years of age.
Sing, Talk, & Read DC

Preschool Story Time

Woodridge Library

10:30 a.m.
Come read stories, sing songs, and play with us! A program designed to encourage literacy in young children. Story time recommended for children in preschool (ages 3 - 5). Please call the library in advance if you plan on bringing a large group.

Bilingual Story Time!

Takoma Park Library

10:30 a.m.
Let's read books together! Spanish books and English books with Spanish vocabulary. Perfect for children learning Spanish OR English! Ages 2-5 and caregivers. 
baby

Baby Time

Georgetown Library

10:30 a.m.
Stories, songs and fun for young ones. Please note that 10:30 a.m. Baby Time will be ticketed to a maximum of 70 people. Tickets are available for free at the Children's Desk, starting at 9:30 a.m. The second Baby Time at 11 a.m. will be the same program but will be open admission. 

Preschool Story Time

Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) Library

10:30 a.m.
Stories through books with lots of action rhymes and interactive activities for ages 3 to 5.

Preschool Story Time

Anacostia Library

10:30 a.m.
Stories, songs and rhymes for ages 3-5. If you are interested in scheduling a class visit for a separate story time, please call the library at 202-698-1959.
Sing Talk Read logo

Preschool Story Time

Southwest Library

10:30 a.m.
Join us for books, songs, rhymes, and finger plays as we continue to strengthen early literacy skills while enjoying stories together. An easy craft activity follows story time each week. Designed for children ages 2-5 and their caregivers. Please call 202-724-4691 with questions.

Preschool Story Time

Petworth Library

10:30 a.m.
Join us for songs, rhymes, poems, stories and movement. This story time is for children age 3 to 5 and their caregivers. Groups, please call 202-243-1188 to schedule a program.
baby

Baby Time

Georgetown Library

11 a.m.
Stories, songs and fun for young ones. Please note that 10:30 a.m. Baby Time will be ticketed to a maximum of 70 people. Tickets are available free at the Children's Desk, starting at 9:30 a.m. The second Baby Time at 11 a.m. will be the same program but will be open admission. 
baby reading

Baby/Toddler Lap Time

Southeast Library

11 a.m.
Baby/toddler lap times are story times for babies ages birth through 24 months and their caregivers. Come enjoy books, songs, rhymes, fingerplays, bounces, and more! 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 Lap Time

Tenley-Friendship Library

11 a.m.
Stories, songs, rhymes, bounces, and tickles for babies (non-walkers) and their caregivers. Space is limited and registration is required each week. Babies can be registered anytime in the week leading up to each Wednesday morning session. To register, please email tenleylibrary@dc.gov.   

Terrific Twos

Cleveland Park Library

11 a.m.
Weekly storytime with stories, music and rhymes for 2-year-olds. First session at 10 a.m.
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.