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Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016

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.  
carter

Family Feature Movie: Coach Carter

Woodridge Library

2 p.m.
“Our Greatest Fear it is our light not our darkness that most frightens us Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? As we are liberated from our own fear, Our presence automatically liberates others.” —Marianne Williamson
craft supplies

I Made It Myself

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

2 p.m.
All ages arts and crafts.  
chinese

STEAM Workshop - Chinese New Year!

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

2 p.m.
Explore fun color-changing experiments and indoor “firecrackers” as we celebrate the Chinese New Year! For Children - Ages 6-12 Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, Room 200  

Monday, Feb. 8, 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.  
chess pieces

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.   

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.
Faily of owls reading

​Family Story Time

Parklands-Turner Library

5 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. 

Tuesday, Feb. 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.  

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.  

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.  
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.  
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.

Valentine’s Day Card Craft

Rosedale Library

4:30 p.m.
Kids can get ready for the holiday by making Valentine’s Day cards for friends and family! For ages 4 and up, while supplies last. 

Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016

Drawing of child with books on her head

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. 
chess pieces

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.   

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.
Chinese Dragon

Chinese New Year Family Storytime

Parklands-Turner Library

6 p.m.
Join the Parklands Turner Library Staff for a special Chinese New Year Family Storytime!   Together we will read books about Chinese New Year, learn how the Chinese New Year is celebrated, learn about the Chinese Zodiac, and make a monkey craft in honor of the Year of the Monkey!  This storytime is for families and children of all ages up to 12.

PAL Pajama Party

Mt. Pleasant Library

7 p.m.
It's a Pajama Party... with doggies!!! Join us in your jammies for a doggie story time and an opportunity to read to a PAL dog. The whole family is invited to join in the FUN!

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
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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.  
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

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.
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

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.
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.