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Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014

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.

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!

Friday, Nov. 14, 2014

Family Story Time (All Ages)

Palisades Library

10:30 a.m.
Story 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.
Snacktime with teddies & friends

Teddy Bear Takeover!

Rosedale Library

4:30 p.m.
Celebrate the creation of America’s cuddliest toy with us at Rosedale Library for National American Teddy Bear Day! Who runs the world? Teddy Bears! Well, not really, but at Rosedale we plan to treat them that way for a day! Bring your favorite teddy bear to Rosedale Neighborhood Library for a  teddy-themed story time, with songs, poems a snack and a photo. Afterwards, be sure to check out some teddy-centric tales for you and your plush pal to enjoy at home.      

Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014

Curious George

Curious George Day

Rosedale Library

(All day)
Curious George has been a favorite of children since the first story was published in 1939. There have been many books and movies made about this curious monkey. Rosedale will be having a special Curious George Day, filled with all sorts of fun!  
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International Games Day

William O. Lockridge/Bellevue Library

(All day)
Games that will be played:  Sequence Connect Four card games Spades tournament Monopoly BINGO Scrabble other board games WII Games will be available all day. Ages 6-19.

Construction Junction

Anacostia Library

10 a.m.
Enjoy a weekly play time for young children. Constructive play and early literacy activities.
50th Anniversary Balloons

Palisades Library Celebrates 50 Years at the V St NW Location!

Palisades Library

10 a.m.
Join us for Barefoot Puppets, Mark Greek from the Washingtoniana Room, the Sherier Mountain Boys, Palisades Community Band and more to commemorate our 50th anniversary on V Street NW!Library Director Richard Reyes-Gavilan along with Councilmember Mary Cheh, Friends of Palisades Library, and former Palisades librarians will share remarks beginning at 1:30 p.m.
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Barefoot Puppets Presents 'Little Red and the Gingerbread Man'

Palisades Library

10:30 a.m.
Barefoot Puppets presents two classic tales rolled into one! Join Little Red as she pursues a mischievous Gingerbread cookie through the woods to Grandma's house. Original music, snowy scenery, and everyone's favorite Big Bad Wolf make up this seasonal favorite for the entire family. Generously funded by the Friends of Palisades Library.

Family Storytime

Northeast Library

10:30 a.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!All ages welcome.

Family Story Time

Tenley-Friendship Library

10:30 a.m.
Start your weekend off with a fun family story time filled with songs, rhymes, and good books. 

Lego Club

Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library

11 a.m.
Open Lego Duplo block play time for children ages 2 to 5 years and their caregivers. 

Weekend Story Time

Francis A. Gregory Library

11 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. 

Family Story Time

Juanita E. Thornton/Shepherd Park Library

11 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.    

Imaginative Play

Francis A. Gregory Library

12 p.m.
Use your imagination to dress-up, build with blocks, perform with puppets and do puzzles in a weekend play session. Ages 0-12 and families.
International Games Day @ Tenley Library

International Games Day @ Tenley Library

Tenley-Friendship Library

12 p.m.
Join us at Tenley Library on Saturday, Nov. 15 as we celebrate International Games Day with libraries across the country. Our event for the day will be a Mario Kart video game racing tournament. Prizes will be awarded to the top racers.  Preliminary races will be from 12-1, with the final grand prix starting at 1:10 p.m.

Family Story Time

Mt. Pleasant Library

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

Family Craft-ernoon!

Takoma Park Library

2 p.m.
Every other Saturday enjoy family crafts for all ages.Crafts will vary with the seasons and holidays. All materials will be provided.

DC Reads: Ethiopian Cultural Celebration

Juanita E. Thornton/Shepherd Park Library

2 p.m.
Join Shepherd Park Library for an afternoon celebrating Ethiopian culture and community, inspired by 2014's DC Reads book, The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears by Dinaw Mengestu. The event will feature performances by local musicians and information provided by community organizations. Experience music that is new or cherished and get to know the organizations that serve our community.

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, Nov. 16, 2014

Family M.E.S.S.

William O. Lockridge/Bellevue Library

1 p.m.
Family Math, Engineering and Science Sundays is a bi-weekly program that encourages children 3-12 to learn more about the world around them through experiments, building and other activities. Parental/caregiver participation is suggested.

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!

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.
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Family Chinese Conversation Corner

Watha T. Daniel/Shaw 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.  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.

Imagination Club

Capitol View Library

3 p.m.
Make something special.We provide the material, you provide the imagination!An open program for children ages 3 - 8. Registration is not required.Drop in and be creative.

Monday, Nov. 17, 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.