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Sunday, June 26, 2016

craft supplies

I Made It Myself

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

2 p.m.
Arts and crafts for children of all ages.  
Photo of Janice Rosen, Deaf Services Librarian

American Sign Language (ASL) Story Time!

Mt. Pleasant Library

2 p.m.
Janice Rosen, Deaf Services Librarian, will sign stories in American Sign Language (ASL).   Therapy dogs from People Animals Love (PAL) will join the story time fun.    Story-related activities will follow.    
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.  
shark attack stories  songs  crafts

Librarian's Choice: Shark Attack!

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

2 p.m.
It’s Shark Week!  Learn more about these fascinating and fearsome creatures with a special program in the Children's Department. The program includes read-aloud stories, songs, crafts, and hands-on learning activities!
movie cat

Movie Matinee

Benning (Dorothy I. Height) Library

2:15 p.m.
Feature movie will be kids' choice. Three movie options will be available for selection. All programs are free and open to the public. For ages 6-12.

Monday, June 27, 2016

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.  
this is an image of the outlines of two cartoon children playing with a ball.

Game Day Monday

Rosedale Library

2 p.m.
Feeling a little competitive spirit? On Mondays throughout the summer children can enjoy a friendly game at Rosedale, whether it’s indoors with a scavenger hunt or outside with a three-legged race. 
The Lego Book

Lego Challenge!

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

4 p.m.
Come build your best Lego creation!   Lego pieces are small. Ages 5 and older please.

Reader's Theatre

Mt. Pleasant Library

4 p.m.
Bring stories to life by reading aloud from scripts created from children’s books. Recommended for readers in grades 2-4.  Parent participation is welcome and encouraged.
Wii controllers

Wii Game Night

Anacostia Library

5 p.m.
Join us every Monday night at the Anacostia Neighborhood Library to play Wii games. Ages 6 and up.  
flower coloring page

Color Club

Southwest Library

7 p.m.
Children and their families are invited to join us in the Children's Room on Monday evenings for Color Club. Coloring is a creative and relaxing activity for people of all ages. We'll have special coloring sheets and supplies available. Children under 9 must be accompanied by a caregiver. Questions? Call 202-724-4691.  

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Rhythm and Rhyme

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

10 a.m.
An interactive musical experience, incorporating the use of musical instruments.   For ages birth to five. This is a ticketed, first-come, first-served program. For groups of 8 or larger, please call 202-727-0971 to schedule a special group story time. We will not meet 5/24/16.
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.  
Uncle Devin

The Uncle Devin Show

Benning (Dorothy I. Height) Library

10:30 a.m.
Enjoy an interactive musical experience by renowned drummer Devin Walker.   This show connects with children through the drum and the art of storytelling that will lead toward their personal, cultural & social development. For ages 3 - 10  
Preschool Story Time

Preschool Storytime

West End Library

10:30 a.m.
Share the fun of reading with your children ages 3-5 years! Children and their grownups, will explore stories and activities to encourage children to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning. These 30-40 minute programs are designed to promote language and listening skills, expand children’s imaginations and arouse their curiosity about the world around them.  

Rhythm and Rhyme

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

10:30 a.m.
An interactive musical experience, incorporating the use of musical instruments.   For ages birth to 5. This is a ticketed, first-come, first-served program. For groups of 8 or larger, please call 202-727-0971 to schedule a special group story time. We will not meet 5/24/16.   
PAWS TO READ

Paws to Read

Capitol View Library

10:30 a.m.
Would you like to read a story to a furry friend? Choose a fun book and come prepared to share your story with a friendly dog. Individual families or school groups are welcome as long as you let us know in advance. We hope to see you here. Contact us at 202-645-0755 (Capitol View Library) to schedule a time to Paws to Read! Upcoming PAWS dates: Tuesday, June 28 Tuesday,  July 29 
blocks and baby toes

Tots and Toys Playdate

Tenley-Friendship Library

11 a.m.
Join us in the Children's Room every Tuesday after Toddler Story Time for an informal, indoor playdate. Kids can play with toys, browse books, visit with friends, and toddle! We'll set out toys to develop motor skills and books to encourage early literacy. You bring the little ones. For children ages birth to 3 with their parents or caregivers.  

Freegal Drop-In Clinic: Download Free Music with your Library Card

Francis A. Gregory Library

12 p.m.
What is Freegal Music? Freegal Music is a FREE service with your DC Public Library card! Download up to three songs a week and stream up to twenty-four (24) hours every dayfrom ten thousand labels including Sony Music, with your library card and pin number.  Access to over seven million songs which are DRM-Free and compatible with all .mp3 players and computers.
kids club fun

Kids Club

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

2 p.m.
Join us every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 2 p.m. for Kids Club. An hour of fun activities for children ages 6-12. Call for more information. 202-727-1248.
The Uncle Devin Show

The Uncle Devin Show

Northwest One Library

2 p.m.
Enjoy an interactive musical experience by renowned drummer Devin Walker.   This show connects with children through the drum and the art of storytelling that will lead toward their personal, cultural & social development. For ages 3 - 10
Living the American Indian Experience

Living the American Indian Experience

Chevy Chase Library

2 p.m.
Papitám (Algonquin for “Let’s Play”) is a learning through play experience that educates young kids with culturally appropriate Native American explorations such as pottery creation, jewelry-making and wildlife games.   Papitám is designed and presented by Maryland’s only state recognized Native Nation: the Piscataway.   For ages 8-12
Under the Sea

Under the Sea

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

2 p.m.
Learn about the ocean’s most feared and misunderstood creatures, and how sharks, stingrays & skates are important to marine ecosystems.        This is a great introduction program for participation in our Science in the Summer Program focusing on oceanography. ​For ages 5 - 12  
Black and white "Ocean"

Kids Club: Black and White Art

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

2 p.m.
Show off your creative side while sticking to two colors: black and white. We'll not only be making art, but we'll be examining black and white art featured in some of the most popular children's books of all time (and maybe even read aloud a book or two). Let's get messy!
Japan in a Suitcase

Japan-in-a-Suitcase

Southwest Library

3 p.m.
Join us to explore Japan & Japanese culture with a presentation and craft activity. For ages 5-12. Children under the of age 9 must be supervised by a parent or responsible caregiver.
I Spy Patterns and Puzzles program flyer

I Spy: Patterns and Puzzles for Teens, Tweens & Young Children

Parklands-Turner Library

3 p.m.
Every Tuesday after school, join the teens, tweens, and young children who test their visual, spatial, mathematical, and logical acumen, using mandalas; logical geometric and pictorial puzzles; LEGO; wooden blocks; and more.  I Spy Hours: 3:00-5:00 p.m.NOTE: Children aged 8 and under must be accompanied and actively supervised by a caregiver aged 13 years and older. 
Project Bricks

Project Bricks

Cleveland Park Library

4 p.m.
Self directed play with LEGOs and DUPLOs in the children's room. For children of all ages.
Picture of rainbow

Show Your Pride: Storytime and Craft

Petworth Library

4:30 p.m.
Join us for this special read aloud as we celebrate all types of families! June is National Pride Month; the children's department will host an inclusive story time featuring different songs and stories. We'll have a rainbow craft afterwards and LGBT books will be available for checkout. 

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Music Time photo

Toddler Dance Party

Chevy Chase Library

11 a.m.
Music and dancing for the whole family!
kids club fun

Kids Club

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

2 p.m.
Join us every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 2 p.m. for Kids Club. An hour of fun activities for children ages 6-12. Call for more information. 202-727-1248.