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Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016

book cover for The Red Pencil

Children's Author Andrea Pinkney at the DC Public Library

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

10 a.m.
Africa Access, Howard University's Center for African Studies and the DC Public Library present the 2015 Children's Africana Book Award winner Andrea Pinkney, recognized for her novel The Red Pencil
STAR

Library Playdate

Northeast Library

1 p.m.
Looking for a place to toddle? Play with toys? Meet other little ones? Look no further!  Join us in the Children’s Room of the Northeast Library every Thursday afternoon 1-3 p.m. Play with toys that encourage early literacy and motor skill development. Learn early literacy tips from Children’s Librarians.  Relax, let loose, and have a ball! For children ages birth to 3, along with parents and their caretakers.  
Love Monster picture

Make a Valentine's Day Card for Your Special Person

Petworth Library

4:30 p.m.
Chances are that you have a loved one who would appreciate a special card from you this Valentine's Day. But why buy a card when you can make something instead? Join us for this heartfelt program as we read some Valentine's Day books and make some cards for you to take home and enjoy! For ages 5 and up. 

Friday, Feb. 12, 2016

Valentines day, hearts, books

Valentine's Day Party

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

3 p.m.
We all know that Valentine’s Day is coming up, but did you know that February is also Library Lover’s Month? Celebrate both your love for your friends and family, and your love of the library! Join us for crafts, a scavenger hunt, and more. Bring the whole family!
Friday Films Logo

Friday Films

Mt. Pleasant Library

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

Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016

LEGO

LEGO Time

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.  
Stitched from the Soul

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

Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) Library

10 a.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.
Family Story Time

Family Story Time

Northeast Library

10:30 a.m.
Story time fun for the entire family, these 30-40 minute 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. Please call 202-698-0183 with any questions. Family Story Time takes place on the second floor.
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.
lego clipart

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. 
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.    
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.
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.
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.  
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.    
craft supplies

I Made It Myself

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

2 p.m.
All ages arts and crafts.  
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.
Chinese with Lulu and Maomao cover image

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.
stuffed giraffe with book

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

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.  

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.  
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.  
mandala

Crazy About Coloring

Tenley-Friendship Library

4 p.m.
For this month's In the Zone program, join us for a relaxing afternoon of coloring mandalas. Mandala is a Tibetan word that means "circle" and monks use sand and paint to create beautiful works of art. You can create your own design or color one of ours. Colored pencils and crayons provided.  Best for ages 5-12.  

Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016

Stitched from the Soul

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

Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) Library

10 a.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.