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Thursday, May 5, 2016

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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.  
Music Time

Music Time

Georgetown Library

2 p.m.
These 20-30 minute story times are full of books, songs, rhymes and fingerplays for children birth to five years old. Our Music Time is a great way to introduce your child to language skills in a positive and fun environment. With slightly more songs, activities and movement than our lap times, children and their grownups are encouraged to engage with the books and songs and to actively participate in the program.  
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Special Cinco de Mayo Fiesta

Mt. Pleasant Library

4 p.m.
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with music, stories, crafts and festivities. Featuring activities from WHUT television, including a special appearance by Maya and Miguel!
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Celebrating Leo Lionni

Petworth Library

4:30 p.m.
It's someone's birthday - can you guess who? The children's room is celebrating Leo Lionni, a classic children's book author.
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Game Night

Chevy Chase Library

5 p.m.
Sports, dancing, or a little MarioKart? Bring your friends and your A-game for a night of Wii gaming. Or bring your homework if you need some help from your friends or your favorite librarian. Thursday nights upstairs in the Folio bookstore. All teens, tweens and kids 8 and older are welcome from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Friday, May 6, 2016

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Music and Movement

Southeast Library

10 a.m.
Sing, dance, and reveal your inner musician at our music and movement time for children ages birth to 5 and their caregivers. Our music time is dynamic and interactive, so come ready to participate in the fun.  Free tickets are required due to limited space. Tickets are distributed beginning 30 minutes before music time on a first-come, first-served basis.  Have a group? Please call ahead of time to schedule a visit at 202-698-3372.
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Cantaré Bilingual Musical Performance

Petworth Library

10:30 a.m.
Join us to celebrate the 20th anniversary of el Día de los Niños/el Día de los Libros with a bilingual musical performance by Cantaré. All ages are welcome.  

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Free Comic Book Day

Francis A. Gregory Library

(All day)
In celebration of Free Comic Book Day on May 7, 2016 stop by Francis Gregory Library to pick up a Dark Knight goody bag complete with Batman timeline poster, 75th anniversary pins, and masks - while supplies last!
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Letters About Literature Recognition Ceremony

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

10:30 a.m.
"How did an author’s work change your view of the world and yourself?”  This ceremony celebrates year’s Letters About Literature writing competition submissions. Participating students, grades 4 – 12, wrote letters to an author of a work that left a lasting impression to explain how their views were changed by the work.
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.
Family Story Time

Family Story Time

Tenley-Friendship Library

10:30 a.m.
Story time fun for the entire family, this 30-40 minute story time is 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 caregivers are encouraged to actively engage and participate with the stories and activities during the program.   
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.
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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. 
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Family Story Time

Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library

11 a.m.
Story time fun for 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.  All programs are free and open to the public.

Sunday, May 8, 2016

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I Made It Myself

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

2 p.m.
Arts and crafts for children of all ages.  
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.

Monday, May 9, 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.  
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.
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Youth Chess Club

Rosedale Library

4 p.m.
Children get to learn how to play from an experienced instructor and participate in friendly games against each other.   
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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.  

Tuesday, May 10, 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.  
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.  
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.  

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

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Toddler Dance Party

Chevy Chase Library

11 a.m.
Music and dancing for the whole family!
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Parklands-Turner Library Homework Zone

Parklands-Turner Library

3 p.m.
Welcome to The Homework Zone! The Parklands-Turner Library staff cares about the education and well being of youth in our neighborhood. In support of scholastic achievement, library staff invite children ages 8 to 15 to visit the Parklands-Turner Library on Wednesdays after school for a unique study hall opportunity. Each Wednesday from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., library staff will establish a calm study environment called The Homework Zone  in the children's room. 
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Wonderful Ones

Chevy Chase Library

3:30 p.m.
Join us for songs, books and more! A program for children 12-24 months. Registration required. Visit or call to sign up.
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Youth Chess Club

Rosedale Library

4 p.m.
Children get to learn how to play from an experienced instructor and participate in friendly games against each other.   

Family Story Time

Parklands-Turner Library

6 p.m.
Beginning Wednesday, February 3, 2016 The Parklands-Turner Neighborhood Library will host Family Story Time every Wednesday evening at 6:00 p.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.
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Family Craft Night

Chevy Chase Library

7 p.m.
Arts and crafts for children of all ages.