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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Freegal Drop-In Clinic: Download Free Music with your Library Card

Francis A. Gregory Library

12 p.m.
What is Freegal Music? Freegal Music is a FREE service with your DC Public Library card! Download up to three songs a week and stream up to twenty-four (24) hours every dayfrom ten thousand labels including Sony Music, with your library card and pin number.  Access to over seven million songs which are DRM-Free and compatible with all .mp3 players and computers.
Black and white "Ocean"

Kids Club: Black and White Art

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

2 p.m.
Show off your creative side while sticking to two colors: black and white. We'll not only be making art, but we'll be examining black and white art featured in some of the most popular children's books of all time (and maybe even read aloud a book or two). Let's get messy!
The Uncle Devin Show

The Uncle Devin Show

Northwest One Library

2 p.m.
Enjoy an interactive musical experience by renowned drummer Devin Walker.   This show connects with children through the drum and the art of storytelling that will lead toward their personal, cultural & social development. For ages 3 - 10
kids club fun

Kids Club

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

2 p.m.
Join us every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 2 p.m. for Kids Club. An hour of fun activities for children ages 6-12. Call for more information. 202-727-1248.
Living the American Indian Experience

Living the American Indian Experience

Chevy Chase Library

2 p.m.
Papitám (Algonquin for “Let’s Play”) is a learning through play experience that educates young kids with culturally appropriate Native American explorations such as pottery creation, jewelry-making and wildlife games.   Papitám is designed and presented by Maryland’s only state recognized Native Nation: the Piscataway.   For ages 8-12
Under the Sea

Under the Sea

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

2 p.m.
Learn about the ocean’s most feared and misunderstood creatures, and how sharks, stingrays & skates are important to marine ecosystems.        This is a great introduction program for participation in our Science in the Summer Program focusing on oceanography. ​For ages 5 - 12  
Japan in a Suitcase

Japan-in-a-Suitcase

Southwest Library

3 p.m.
Join us to explore Japan & Japanese culture with a presentation and craft activity. For ages 5-12. Children under the of age 9 must be supervised by a parent or responsible caregiver.
I Spy Patterns and Puzzles program flyer

I Spy: Patterns and Puzzles for Teens, Tweens & Young Children

Parklands-Turner Library

3 p.m.
Every Tuesday after school, join the teens, tweens, and young children who test their visual, spatial, mathematical, and logical acumen, using mandalas; logical geometric and pictorial puzzles; LEGO; wooden blocks; and more.  I Spy Hours: 3:00-5:00 p.m.NOTE: Children aged 8 and under must be accompanied and actively supervised by a caregiver aged 13 years and older. 
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.
Picture of rainbow

Show Your Pride: Storytime and Craft

Petworth Library

4:30 p.m.
Join us for this special read aloud as we celebrate all types of families! June is National Pride Month; the children's department will host an inclusive story time featuring different songs and stories. We'll have a rainbow craft afterwards and LGBT books will be available for checkout. 

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Music Time photo

Toddler Dance Party

Chevy Chase Library

11 a.m.
Music and dancing for the whole family!
kids club fun

Kids Club

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

2 p.m.
Join us every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 2 p.m. for Kids Club. An hour of fun activities for children ages 6-12. Call for more information. 202-727-1248.
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. 
BTST

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.
Board Game

Board Game Bonanza

Northeast Library

4 p.m.
Join us after school for some good old fashioned board game fun.  Children ages 6-12 and their family members are encouraged to come to the library and play fun classic games such as Scrabble, Monopoly, Connect Four, Sorry, and more!  
Wii controllers

Wii Club

Southwest Library

4:30 p.m.
Please join us in the Children's Room to play Wii games.  For children ages 6-12. Children under 9 years old must be accompanied by a caregiver.  Questions? Call 202-724-4691. 
Child Yoga

Summer Adult-Child Yoga Program

Palisades Library

5:30 p.m.
The Palisades Library is piloting an Adult-Child Yoga class for the summer. Led by instructor Dexter Sumner, this class will guide adults and children through the basic principles of yoga, breathing exercises and poses. Learn the many benefits of yoga, from flexibility and strength to creating confidence and peace of mind.  All levels welcome. This class is recommended for adults and children 6 and older. Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat.

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.

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, June 30, 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.  
A multicolored image of a book made out of the colors of the rainbow, reading underneath, "PRIDE."

Pride Celebration: Rainbow Scavenger Hunt & Craft

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

2 p.m.
Use your detective skills in the children’s room on a scavenger hunt to find a heart in every color of the rainbow. After you have collected your hearts, get crafty and create colorful crowns of hearts. A librarian will read inclusive stories that celebrate nontraditional families. Ages 0-12.
kids club fun

Kids Club

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

2 p.m.
Join us every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 2 p.m. for Kids Club. An hour of fun activities for children ages 6-12. Call for more information. 202-727-1248.
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.  
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.  
Under the Sea

Under the Sea

Tenley-Friendship Library

4 p.m.
Learn about the ocean’s most feared and misunderstood creatures, and how sharks, stingrays & skates are important to marine ecosystems.        This is a great introduction program for participation in our Science in the Summer Program focusing on oceanography. ​For ages 5 - 12  
dog reading

Story Time with Real Dogs

Palisades Library

5:30 p.m.
Join us at the library and read to real dogs! Our story time will begin by reading a story and singing songs together. Then, children will tell their own story or read to a dog. The dogs are from P.A.L., People Animals Love. They would love to meet you! 
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Pajama Story Time

Southwest Library

6 p.m.
An evening story time where pajamas are encouraged but not required. These 30-40 minute evening programs are designed to delight children of all ages. Filled with stories and activities that promote and develop language skills and imagination, these programs encourage children to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning. Children under 9 must be accompanied by a caregiver. Questions? Call 202-724-4691. 

Friday, July 1, 2016

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Music and Movement

Southeast Library

9:45 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. Space is limited, registration is required for this program. Register at musicandmovement.splashthat.com using the "RSVP" button. Registration opens at 9:00 p.m. the Wednesday before the program and closes at 9:00 a.m. the day of the program (Friday).

Saturday, July 2, 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.