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Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014

Family Story Time

Mt. Pleasant Library

2 p.m.
Join us for an all-ages story time with singing, dancing and lots of fun!

Clicking Her Heels for 75 Years

Mt. Pleasant Library

2 p.m.
Come celebrate the 75th anniversary of one of the most beloved films of all time with a screening of the 1939 classic based on the L. Frank Baum book.Join us in the large meeting room and feel free to contact us at (202) 671-3121 with questions. 

Family Fun Time

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

2 p.m.
Looking 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. 

Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014

Halloween Family Movie

Northeast Library

1:30 p.m.
Come to the library and enjoy a Halloween themed family movie.

Family Craft: Halloween

Georgetown Library

2 p.m.
Come join us anytime between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. for a spooky Halloween craft that will be fun for the whole family.

STEAM Team

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

2 p.m.
Are you interested in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and/or Mathematics? Join us to design, construct, discover, create, and so much more! Ages 6-12.Please call 202-727-1248 if you have any questions, or if you would like to know the specific theme for this week's STEAM Team.

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 ages 0-12.

Crafts & Coloring

Francis A. Gregory Library

2 p.m.
Sunday afternoons are for crafts and coloring at Francis Gregory library. Come in and make something to take home - craft, sketch, color, draw or paint!

Sunday Crafts

Palisades Library

2:30 p.m.
Please join us every Sunday at the Palisades Library for crafts in the Children's Room!All ages are welcome and crafts will run from 2:30 to 4 p.m.Let's have fun crafting at the library!

Dia de los Muertos/Day of the Dead

Cleveland Park Library

3:30 p.m.
Get ready for Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) by making colorful paper flowers and butterflies to decorate your ofrenda (altar) and sugar skulls.

Monday, Oct. 27, 2014

Morning Glory Stories (Especially for Babies and Toddlers)

Rosedale Library

10 a.m.
Rise, shine and join us for morning glory stories!Come enjoy books, songs, movement, rhymes and fingerplays.This story time program is for children under age 4 and their caregivers. Groups of 10 or more, please call 202-727-5012 to schedule a special group story time.

Big Chair Chess Club...For Kids!

Rosedale Library

3:30 p.m.
Our experienced chess instructor, Mr. Norman, has a spot at the table reserved for you! Come learn the basics or hone your skillful strategies. Especially appropriate for ages 6 and older.  

Crafty Mondays

William O. Lockridge/Bellevue Library

4 p.m.
Create and celebrate each week with seasonal art projects. Ages 6 to 12.

Family Evening Storytime

Parklands-Turner Library

6 p.m.
Every Monday at 6PM join us at Parklands-Turner Library in the Children's Area for stories.Bring the entire family and inspire a passion for learning in children.

Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014

Rhythm and Rhyme

Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library

10 a.m.
An interactive musical experience, incorporating the use of musical instruments.  For ages 0-5.This is a ticketed, first-come, first-served program.  

Rhythm and Ryhme

Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library

10:30 a.m.
An interactive musical experience, incorporating the use of musical instruments.  For ages 0-5.This is a ticketed, first-come, first-served program.  

Movie Tuesday

William O. Lockridge/Bellevue Library

3:30 p.m.
Come watch an animated, anime, or live action film!Appropriate for families and ages 5 and older.

Project Brick

Cleveland Park Library

4 p.m.
Undirected play with LEGO building blocks. For all ages.

Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014

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, a take-home craft/project, and an opportunity to read to a PAL dog.The whole family is invited to join in the FUN!

Pajama Story Time

Tenley-Friendship Library

7 p.m.
A family story time with books, songs, and rhymes before bed.For kids of all ages. 

Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014

Halloween Party

Georgetown Library

4 p.m.
Come celebrate Halloween with us at the library!Wear your costume for a parade and trick-or-treating and have fun with Halloween games and crafts.There will be light refreshments and our friends at Sweet Frog Georgetown will be hiding with special frozen treats!The party will be followed with a Halloween movie appropriate for all ages.

LEGO Club

Woodridge Library

4 p.m.
Drop by and build during our new weekly LEGO club! Create a skyscraper, a pirate ship, or whatever your mind can dream up.Best for ages 5-12.

Annual Halloween Party!

Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library

4:30 p.m.
Join us for a Halloween Celebration, 4:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m.  Costume contest, activities, and surprises!Scary story contest participants will read their entries at 5:30 p.m.

Make It - Take It Halloween Costumes

Petworth Library

4:30 p.m.
What do you do if it's almost Halloween and you don't have a thing to wear? Why you come to the library of course!In our workshop, you can make a great costume and take it home to wear the next day. All that's needed is a little bit of creativity and a whole lot of Halloween fun.

Pajama Story TIme

Southwest Library

6 p.m.
Put 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.

Pop-Up Story Time

Francis A. Gregory Library

6 p.m.
Where did all of the pop-up books go?! Don't worry, they're still here! 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! Just drop on by Thursday nights and our children's staff will bring them out for you. Please note that young children must handle pop-up books with a parent.

Halloween Party

Cleveland Park Library

6 p.m.
Halloween is here again! Join us as we celebrate with stories, music and a parade. Don't forget to come dressed in your favorite costume!

Halloween Fun at the Library

Palisades Library

6:30 p.m.
Stop in between 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. for Halloween-themed stories and crafts -- spooky and not-so spooky! Costumes welcome. Make your own mask, decorate a "pumpkin", and more. Special treats will be available at the Circulation Desk for children who check out books! Children may also join our regularly scheduled Family Story Time in costume for Halloween-themed stories and songs at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 31.

Pajama Story Time

Mt. Pleasant Library

7 p.m.
Put on your PJ’s, bring along your favorite stuffed animal, and join us for a family story time in the Children's Room!