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Sunday, May 15, 2016

craft supplies

I Made It Myself

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

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

Monday, May 16, 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.  
chess pieces

Youth Chess Club

Rosedale Library

4 p.m.
Children get to learn how to play from an experienced instructor and participate in friendly games against each other.   
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.

Tuesday, May 17, 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.  

Rhythm and Rhyme

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

10 a.m.
An interactive musical experience, incorporating the use of musical instruments.   For ages birth to five. This is a ticketed, first-come, first-served program. For groups of 8 or larger, please call 202-727-0971 to schedule a special group story time.  

Rhythm and Rhyme

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

10:30 a.m.
An interactive musical experience, incorporating the use of musical instruments.   For ages birth to 5. This is a ticketed, first-come, first-served program. For groups of 8 or larger, please call 202-727-0971 to schedule a special group story time.  
Preschool Story Time

Preschool Storytime

West End Library

10:30 a.m.
Share the fun of reading with your children ages 3-5 years! Children and their grownups, will explore stories and activities to encourage children to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning. These 30-40 minute programs are designed to promote language and listening skills, expand children’s imaginations and arouse their curiosity about the world around them.  

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Music Time photo

Toddler Dance Party

Chevy Chase Library

11 a.m.
Music and dancing for the whole family!
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. 
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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.
chess pieces

Youth Chess Club

Rosedale Library

4 p.m.
Children get to learn how to play from an experienced instructor and participate in friendly games against each other.   
The LEGO Book

Lego Club

Southwest Library

4:30 p.m.
Join us in the Children's Room to design, build, and play with LEGO blocks. For children ages 6-12. Children under 9 must be accompanied by a caregiver. Questions? Call 202-724-4691.

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.

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!
craft supplies

Family Craft Night

Chevy Chase Library

7 p.m.
Arts and crafts for children of all ages.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

STAR

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.  
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.  
Picture of hot air balloon

It's a Bird, It's a Plane - It's a Hot Air Balloon?

Petworth Library

4:30 p.m.
May is the perfect time of year to enjoy the fresh air and sunshine. While it would be lovely to take a hot air balloon ride, sadly we can't do that at the library. But we can make one - join us as we make our very own hot air balloon. We'll read some related stories and you can take your balloon home as a keepsake. For ages 5 and up. All supplies will be provided.
nintendo controller

Game Night

Chevy Chase Library

5 p.m.
Sports, dancing, or a little MarioKart? Bring your friends and your A-game for a night of Wii gaming. Or bring your homework if you need some help from your friends or your favorite librarian. Thursday nights upstairs in the Folio bookstore. All teens, tweens and kids 8 and older are welcome from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Photo of Author Sherman Alexie

Author Sherman Alexie

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6:30 p.m.
Sherman Alexie, author and National Book Award winner for his young adult novel, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, will share his new children’s book, Thunder Boy, Jr., followed by a Q&A and book signing.

Friday, May 20, 2016

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Music and Movement

Southeast Library

10 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.  Free tickets are required due to limited space. Tickets are distributed beginning 30 minutes before music time on a first-come, first-served basis.  Have a group? Please call ahead of time to schedule a visit at 202-698-3372.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

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.   
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

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.
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. 
Goodnight Moon book cover

Family Story Time: Margaret Wise Brown Birthday Celebration

Southeast Library

11 a.m.
Celebrate the birthday of Margaret Wise Brown, author of classics such as Goodnight Moon and The Runaway Bunny, with this special edition of our weekly Family Story Time! Special activity will follow story time. 
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.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Photo of Janice Rosen, Deaf Services Librarian

American Sign Language (ASL) Story Time!

Mt. Pleasant Library

2 p.m.
Janice Rosen, Deaf Services Librarian, will sign stories in American Sign Language (ASL).   Therapy dogs from People Animals Love (PAL) will join the story time fun.    Story-related activities will follow.    
craft supplies

I Made It Myself

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

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