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Thursday, June 2, 2016

Juegos Jueves

Juegos Jueves

Mt. Pleasant Library

4 p.m.
Games, games, games! Wii gaming! Board games! Computer games! Charades! Beanbag tosses! Musical chairs! A healthy variety of games to play with your friends. Recommended for ages 5-12.  
Little Giants

Summer Reading Kick-Off at Georgetown Neighborhood Library

Georgetown Library

4 p.m.
Join us as we kick off this year's Summer Reading program!  This year's program will run from June 1 to August 26 and the theme is Go for the Gold--Read!  Celebrate with stories, crafts, and a showing of Little Giants.  This program is open to children ages birth to twelve.
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LEGO Build Day

Petworth Library

4:30 p.m.
It's LEGOs all this month in the Petworth Library Children's Room. Join us this afternoon as we dump out the LEGOs and see what we can build: anything is possible. But check our calendar for more LEGO related events such as games, crafts, or free build days each Monday and Thursday at 4:30 p.m. We provide the LEGOs and other assorted supplies - you just bring the fun! For ages 5 and up.  

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Podium with three young readers holding up books

Summer Reading Kickoff!

Woodridge Library

10 a.m.
Kick off Summer Reading at Woodridge with a day of crafts, games, movies, and more to celebrate this year's theme- Go For the Gold: Read!  Readers and library-enthusiasts of all ages can sign up for this year's program and earn prizes all summer long!
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.
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.   
Cantaré (Cecilia Esquivel):  Latin American Music

Cantaré (Cecilia Esquivel): Latin American Music

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

10:30 a.m.
Kick off Summer Reading with a special performer!  Audiences are transported to Latin America through the many rhythms and unique instruments from different  regions, while learning about the three cultures that shaped Latin music– Indigenous, European & African.​  
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 Image

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.
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. 
Go for the Gold, Read!

Summer Reading Kickoff!

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

1 p.m.
Join us for an afternoon of fun and excitement as we kickoff our 2016 Summer Reading Program! Activities and events every hour throughout the building provide the best way to start summer. Prizes, giveaways, and raffles for all ages available all day!   
Go for the Gold summer reading logo

Summer Reading Kickoff!

Southeast Library

1 p.m.
Start summer the right way with Southeast Library’s Summer Reading Kickoff! Join us for an afternoon of fun and excitement as we start our 2016 Summer Reading ProgramSchedule of Events:1 p.m. -3 p.m.: Sign-up for Summer Reading and receive a sign-up prize and a free treat from Captain Cookie! (While supplies last.) Don't miss your chance to meet one of the Nationals President mascots!
Retro Jumpers:  Double Dutch Team

Retro Jumpers: Double Dutch Team

Southeast Library

2 p.m.
Jumping rope is a great way to burn calories, tone muscles and improve your cardiovascular endurance. Come learn how to Double Dutch jump and get your exercise done for the day in a fun way.   Ages 6 and up   Note: The Nationals have provided jump ropes to be given away at this event (while quantities last).   Participants will have to sign a waiver to participate.

Contributions of African American Women During the Civil War

Capitol View Library

2 p.m.
African American women played a fundamental role in the struggle for freedom during the Civil War Era.  Among their contributions, they served as nurses and cooks; operated as spies, scouts and couriers; and supported black troops in many ways.
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.
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.
Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip

Movie Madness: Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip

Southwest Library

3 p.m.
Join us in the Children's Room to watch Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip and find out what happens when Alvin, Simon, and Theodore go on a road trip to Miami to stop their dad from proposing to his girlfriend. For children ages 6-12. Children under 9 must be accompanied by a caregiver.  Questions? Call 202-724-4691.  
Book Cover Angry Birds

Live Action Angry Birds

Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library

3 p.m.
Warm up for a summer of reading, romping, and revenge on evil pigs! We'll be kicking off Summer Reading 2016 at Shepherd Park Library with a live action version of the hit game Angry Birds.  Make your own angry birds, build an evil pig tower, and catapult your way to destruction. And while you're knocking down pigs, sign up the whole family for summer reading!   All ages welcome. Second floor program room.  

Sunday, June 5, 2016

train tracks

STEAM Team: I've Been Working on the Railroad

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

2 p.m.
How do railroad tracks work?  Can you build a one?  Join us in the Children's room for some hands-on fun! For children ages 6-12.    
craft supplies

I Made It Myself

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

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

Pride Month Craft

Palisades Library

3 p.m.
Celebrate Pride Month with the whole family! Come to the Palisades Library and make rainbow heart sun catchers! For more Pride programs and LGBTQ book lists, visit our DC Public Library Pride page!
The Jumbo Book of Gardening

Garden Club

Southwest Library

3 p.m.
Children ages 6-12 are invited to join us for hands-on fun in the library’s outdoor garden. Children under 9 must be accompanied by a caregiver. Questions? Call 202-724-4691. 

Monday, June 6, 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.  
Nicolo the Jester

Nicolo the Jester

Rosedale Library

10 a.m.
Nicolo keeps the students amazed with his formidable juggling skills all the while reciting his funny poems.    Children will have an opportunity to try spinning plates on sticks and balls on their fingers, while wearing funny hats.   For ages 4 - 8  
1,2,3 Andres

1,2,3 Andrés! (Andres Salguero)

Woodridge Library

10:30 a.m.
1, 2, 3 Andrés takes children and adults on a musical journey through the Americas learning about music, language and culture. The program is bilingual (Spanish and English) with new  songs and words to learn as well as traditional songs.  This highly interactive program brings the family together with opportunities to move, sing, dance and learn together!   For kids of all ages
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Afterschool Lounge

Tenley-Friendship Library

3:30 p.m.
Need a place to sit and chat with friends, play games, or just chill? Come to the Afterschool Lounge on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays and use the library's large conference room as a group study room, game space, lounge and snack area. Board and card games are available. Food and drinks are welcome.  Crafts, trivia tournaments, video games, and other activities will be available on a rotating basis. Ages 11-19. 
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.