Wednesday, April 23, 2014

6:00 p.m.

Adults are invited to share personal work or recite favorite poems.

Poetry night is hosted by The D.C. Poetry Project's Michael Ingram.

Light refreshments. 

This program is free and open to the public.

7:00 p.m.

Arts and crafts for children's of all ages.

A program for children and their families.

7:00 p.m.

A family story time with books, songs, and rhymes before bed.

For kids of all ages. 

Thursday, April 24, 2014

3:00 p.m.

In celebration of Poem in Your Pocket Day, Palisades Branch will host a night of poetry reading for all ages, where members of the audience become the readers!
Poem in Your Pocket Day!
The schedule is as follows: 

Want to read a poem to the group? Just sign up at the downstairs Reference Desk, and we'll give you a time slot.  Readers of all ages are welcome. All participants who read a poem aloud will receive a small prize.

Select poems submitted by the public will also be read and displayed throughout the evening.

Light refreshments will be served.

6:00 p.m.

Pop-up booksCome into the library on Thursday evenings for stories, songs, crafts and fun for the whole family. For this program, we will be using some of our special collection of pop-up books. 

At story time, the librarians will give a short presentation on our collection of pop-up books, some of which are very delicate and must be handled with care. Many of these books are very delicate and not available to check out, but you will be able to read them and handle them in the library!

Please note that young children must handle pop-up books with a parent.

We will also have a craft where you can get started on making your own pop-up cards and other craft creations.

Recommended for ages 4-12.

6:00 p.m.

Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction SitePut on your pajamas, grab your teddy bear and join us in the Children's Room for a story time before heading to bed! 

We'll read stories, sing songs, and perform finger plays together.  

Thursday evenings at 6 p.m.

7:00 p.m.

Put on your PJ’s, bring along your favorite stuffed animal, and join us for a family storytime!

Every Thursday night ,we will share stories, songs, and rhymes for all ages as we get ready for bedtime.

Friday, April 25, 2014

10:30 a.m.

Family Story TimeStory 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.

4:00 p.m.

Family Film and Story!

Fridays at 4 p.m.

Recommended for all ages.

Saturday, April 26, 2014

10:00 a.m.

Enjoy a weekly play time for young children. Constructive play and early literacy activities.

10:00 a.m.

Letters About Literature

The winners, finalists, and all participating educators of the 2014 Letters About Literature essay contest will be honored at a recognition ceremony in the Great Hall of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library from 10am-12pm. The Junior League of Washington will host a reception following.

Letters About Literature is a project of The Center for the Book in the Library of Congress, in cooperation with affiliate state Centers for the Book. As the DC Center for the Book, DC Public Library promotes literacy programs including the National Book Festival and Letters About Literature.

DC Public Library presents the Letters About Literature contest and its annual awards ceremony at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library in partnership with these supporters.

DCPL FoundationJunior League of Washington  Center for the Book

10:30 a.m.

family readingLooking for a fun, family-oriented weekend activity? Look no further!

Children and their families are encouraged to let loose and have a ball in the library. Every Saturday, come prepared to laugh, play and have fun!

All ages welcome.

10:30 a.m.

Start your weekend off with a fun family story time filled with songs, rhymes and good books. Book

11:00 a.m.

Open Lego Duplo block play time for children ages 2 to 5 years and their caregivers. 

11:00 a.m.

Come in for weekend story time as we read, sing and rhyme.

This program recommended for families with children ages 0-5.

Join us afterwards for our Imaginative Play program. 

11:00 a.m.

Family Fun TimeLooking for a fun, family oriented, weekend activity? Look no further!

Children and their families are encouraged to let loose and have a ball in the library. Every Saturday, come prepared to laugh, play and have fun!

Please call the Children's Desk at 202-727-1248 to find out the specific theme for the week. 

12:00 p.m.

Dress-upUse your imagination to dress-up, build with blocks, perform with puppets and do puzzles in a weekend play session. 

Ages 0-12 and families.

1:00 p.m.
bookcover Tito Puente Mambo King By Monica Brown

Celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month with the music and story of Tito Puente.

There will be stories, music and dance lessons accompanied by the music of Tito Puente. 

Come listen, learn and dance! 

2:00 p.m.

math quilt photoUsing brightly colored card-stock paper, children will produce exquisite creations that reinforce math curriculum ideas from simple patterns, symmetry, and shapes all the way up to fractions and geometry.  The individual squares created will be put together to form a public art “quilt” that will display in the library.
Space is limited, please call ahead to reserve space.
Ages 6-13
DC Public Library and Class Acts Arts are partners for this project.
IMLS logo
This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Sunday, April 27, 2014

1:00 p.m.

Come play with us! We will provide classic board and card games, as well as Duplo blocks!

All day Sunday (1-5 p.m.) in the Children’s Room.

1:30 p.m.

jackpopsupBring your youngsters to Rosedale Library for early learner board games and fun group games with children’s music in the background. 

Pop up at Rosedale anytime between 1:30 p.m. to 2:45 p.m., we’ll play as soon as three or more children arrive in the Children’s Picture Book Area! 

Appropriate for ages 3 to 7 years.

2:00 p.m.

Crafts at the librarySunday 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. 

2:00 p.m.

Join us as we celebrate International Children's Book Day.

Explore the world through eight different children's books and make a postcard to commemorate your journey. You can sketch a part of your voyage or create something entirely abstract; it’s up to you!

Don't forget:

“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes."
-- Marcel Proust

For children 6 and older.

2:00 p.m.

Come spend a Sunday afternoon at the library and watch family movies.

For ages 5-12.

2:00 p.m.

Come celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month with a special performance by musicians from the Levine School of Music.

2:30 p.m.

All play!

Join us for a family games workshop with Kathleen Donahue, owner of Capitol Hill's Labyrinth Games and Puzzles, and learn how to play fun games with your kids (or your parents).

We encourage whole families to attend, and children younger than 9 must be accompanied by an adult. 

Monday, April 28, 2014

10:30 a.m.

Children with InsectsIncredible Insects
Entomologist Kay Taub, will lead an interactive workshop for children, which provides an introduction to arthropods (insects and their relatives), focusing on diversity of species and the importance of insects in the ecosystem.
Space is limited, please call ahead to reserve space. This workshop will repeat at 11:30 AM
Ages 5-11
DC Public Library and Class Acts Arts are partners for this project.
This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

4:00 p.m.

In honor of DIA (Diversity in Action) join us for a bilingual presentation of The Three Billy Goats Gruff/Los Tres Chivitos Gruff in English and Spanish.

Recommended for the whole family. 

4:00 p.m.

Create and celebrate each week with seasonal art projects.

Ages 6 to 12.

6:00 p.m.

Monday Evening Story TimeCome and enjoy an evening story time as we read, sing and rhyme.

This program is recommended for families with children.


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