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Sunday, May 31, 2015

Come to STEAM Team at MLK Library

STEAM Team

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

2 p.m.
Are you interested in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and/or Mathematics? Join us to design, construct, discover, create, and so much more! Topics change from week to week, so give us a call to ask about a certain week's plan at 202-727-1248. Ages 6-12 in the Children's Room.

I Made It Myself

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

2 p.m.
All ages arts and crafts.

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! Children ages 12 and younger and their caregivers are welcome, and all craft supplies will be provided.  This program is intended for children ages 4-12 and their families. 

Sunday Cinema

Anacostia Library

2 p.m.
Please join us in the Anacostia Neighborhood Library children's program room for our weekly showing of a children's movie.

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!

Sunday Stories

Cleveland Park Library

3:30 p.m.
A program incorporating different formats for stories, from songs and movement to books and rhymes. All ages are welcome to participate, but the program is specifically targeted for ages 3 to 8.

Monday, June 1, 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.
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Summer Reading!

Palisades Library

(All day)
Summer Reading is currently ongoing -- don't miss out on all the fun! Stop by the Children's Desk to sign up and get started earning prizes!

Baby & Toddler Story Time

Northeast Library

10 a.m.
An early literacy program that combines doing fingerplays, sharing stories, songs, dances, rhythm activities and baby bounces.  For ages birth to 2. Please call 202-698-0183 with any questions. Story time takes place on the Lower Level.

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!

Wonderful Ones

Cleveland Park Library

10 a.m.
Weekly storytime with stories, music and songs for 1-year-old children. Second session at 11 a.m.

Baby/Toddler Story Time

West End Library

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

Toddler Story Time

Woodridge Library

10:30 a.m.
Story time recommended for children between the ages of 0 - 3.We read stories from the library's collection, sing songs, and engage in play to encourage early literacy.Please call the library if you plan on bringing a large group.
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Preschool Story Time

Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) Library

10:30 a.m.
Stories through books and flannel board tales with lots of action rhymes and fingerplays abound for this half hour event for ages 2 to 3.
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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.

Wonderful Ones

Cleveland Park Library

11 a.m.
Weekly storytime with stories, music and songs for 1-year-old children.  First session at 10 a.m.

Baby/Toddler Lap Time

Anacostia Library

11 a.m.
Stories, songs, rhymes, bounces and tickles every Monday for children ages 0-2 and their caregivers.

Tales for Twos and Threes

Chevy Chase Library

11 a.m.
Two and three year olds are invited to join us for stories, songs, and more!  A program for children two and three years old. Registration required: To sign up, come in or call us at 202-282-0021.
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Around the World Story Time

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

11 a.m.
Come to this story time and listen to books from and about other parts of the world! With songs and fingerplays in different languages, this story time is a cultural experience for the whole family. Around the World Story Time is for children ages 3-5 and their caregivers. See you there!
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Baby & Toddler Story Time

Northeast Library

11:30 a.m.
An early literacy program that combines doing fingerplays, sharing stories, songs, dances, rhythm activities and baby bounces.  For ages birth to 2. Please call 202-698-0183 with questions. Story time takes place on the lower level.
Lego Builders

LEGO Builders

Palisades Library

3 p.m.
LEGO Builders is a free-play session using large Duplo LEGO building blocks, for ages 1½ and older. All materials will be provided by the library. 
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Youth Chess Club

Rosedale Library

3 p.m.
Children get to learn how to play from an experienced instructor and participate in friendly games against each other. The instructor will be at Rosedale from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

Baby Lap Time

Chevy Chase Library

3:30 p.m.
Babies enjoy books, rhymes, songs and other activities on the laps of their caregivers. For pre-walkers. Registration required. Sign up at the children's desk or by phone, 202-282-0021.
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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. 

Toddler Art & Stories

Georgetown Library

3:30 p.m.
A themed story time that focuses on exploring art materials. Recommended for ages 2-5. 
Game Night

Kids and Teen Game Night

Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library

4 p.m.
Join us every Monday for Game Night! Play on the Wii or grab a board game. For children and teens ages 8 to 19.

Lego Challenge!

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

4 p.m.
Come build your best lego creation and win a prize!   Lego pieces are small. Ages 5 and older please.
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Reader's Theatre: Featuring ‘A Crash Course for Molly’

Mt. Pleasant Library

4 p.m.
Calling all readers! Please join us in the children's room on Monday, June 1 at 4 p.m. for Reader's Theatre.A Crash Course for Molly by Eva Eriksson is the featured piece.
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BRUHS: Book Reading Uplifts His Spirit

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6 p.m.
BRUHS -- Book Reading Uplifts His Spirit -- a monthly LGBT book club and community outreach, meets every first Monday in Auditorium A-5.
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Kid's Night: The Science of Superpowers

Mt. Pleasant Library

7 p.m.
Join us for a writing workshop led by 826DC.  This workshop implements a fun, baseline understanding of biology, physics and engineering. Participants will explore the science behind everyday superpowers through experiments inspired by poetry that fit the themes. Delve into the science of superpowers by reflecting on origins, as the we learn about DNA and DNA extraction, experiment with basic engineering skills and construct prototypes, and save the day with an egg drop experiment.