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Tuesday, October 7, 2014

3:30 p.m.

Image of fire truckJoin us at the library during Fire Prevention Week, and learn what to do in an emergency!

In this interactive demonstration, real D.C. firefighters will talk about fire safety, what to do in an emergency, and finish up by allowing children onto the fire truck.

4:00 p.m.

Wordless bookKids, ages 5 and older, are invited to come explore some exciting wordless books, learn about what makes them "work," and make their very own wordless book to take home.

For more information, please call 202-698-3377.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

10:15 a.m.

Logo for Hispanic Heritage MonthIn honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, join us for a bilingual presentation of The Three Billy Goats Gruff / Los Tres Chivitos Gruff  in English and Spanish. 

Don’t miss this spin on an old classic.

7:00 p.m.


PAL Pajama Party
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!

7:00 p.m.

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

For kids of all ages. 

Thursday, October 9, 2014

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.

6:30 p.m.

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Food, pillows, blankets, and PJs are welcome. 
 

7:00 p.m.
Pajama TimePut on your PJ’s, bring along your favorite stuffed animal, and join us for a family story time in the Children's Room!

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

Friday, October 10, 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, October 11, 2014

10:00 a.m.

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

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

10:30 a.m.

Girl reading wordless bookJoin us for an interactive Story Time that includes songs, rhymes and wordless picture books. Librarians will demonstrate ways to have fun conversations around picture books without words that develop early literacy skills such as vocabulary, sequencing, storytelling, and creativity. All of skills these will help little ones get ready to learn to read and ready for school.

This will take place during regularly scheduled Family Story Time.

For more information about this program, please call (202) 727-1488.

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.

Bring mom and dad and join us on Saturday mornings for a fun family story time.

Children ages birth to 7 years and their caregivers are welcome.

For questions, please contact the Shepherd Park children's librarian at 202-541-6025.    

1:00 p.m.

Come see pictures of Scotland and hear about what it is like to attend the Festival Fringe in Edinburgh.

All ages welcome, though it will be most appropriate for ages 8-12.

2:00 p.m.

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


2:00 p.m.

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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. 

3:30 p.m.

Dough girlOur Sept. 16 celebration of National Play Dough Day was a wonderful, family-oriented play day during which several young dough sculptors used common household items, guidance from Ms. Tea and gently-instructive play mats to stimulate ideas for creating and learning with play dough.

As a result of the enjoyment, we are scheduling another play dough program on a Saturday to accommodate the schedules of our working families!
Children ages 4-8 will LOVE making play dough to squish, knead and create new things with! We will follow a simple non-toxic recipe that requires no cooking.

As in our previous program, other resources, household items and Ms. Tea's suggestions will be available to prompt creative thinking.

Please note: Adults are required to chaperone any children under the age of 9 at the library. This program is also highly appropriate for special needs children who respond to sensory-oriented play and learning.


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Sunday, October 12, 2014

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.

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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.

2:00 p.m.

Punk FarmBring the family to rock out during a special Punk Rock Family Fun Day Sunday!

We'll have music, share stories, and have a blast in honor of the DC Punk Archive. Children of all ages and their families are welcome to attend.

The event will be held in the Children's Room on the second floor of the library.

2:30 p.m.

CraftsPlease 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!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

10:00 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.  

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.  



10:30 a.m.

Girl reading wordless picture bookJoin us for an interactive Story Time that includes songs, rhymes and wordless picture books. Librarians will demonstrate ways to have fun conversations around picture books without words that develop early literacy skills such as vocabulary, sequencing, storytelling, and creativity. All of these skills will help little ones get ready to learn to read and ready for school.

This will take place during regularly scheduled Family Story Time.

For more information about this program please call (202) 727-1488.

10:30 a.m.

Girl reading wordless picture bookJoin us for an interactive Story Time that includes songs, rhymes and wordless picture books. Librarians will demonstrate ways to have fun conversations around picture books without words that develop early literacy skills such as vocabulary, sequencing, storytelling, and creativity.

All of these skills will help little ones get ready to learn to read and ready for school.

3:30 p.m.

Come watch an animated, anime, or live action film!

Appropriate for families and ages 5 and older.