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Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014

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.    

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.

Family Story Time

Mt. Pleasant Library

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

All Aboard the Polar Express!

Woodridge Library

2 p.m.
All aboard! Get cozy in your pajamas as we read Chris Van Allsburg's holiday classic The Polar Express and then watch the film adaptation! For children and their families.

Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014

Washington Area Bicyclist Association Logo

Future of Family Biking: a Town Hall with WABA

Mt. Pleasant Library

1 p.m.
Join WABA in kicking off a new initiative to get more families biking together. If your family already bikes, please come out to this townhall program and provide valuable input and support!   All ages.

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.

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!

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, Dec. 15, 2014

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, Dec. 16, 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.  

Children's Holiday Movie

Palisades Library

3:30 p.m.
Join us for an animated film based on

Tutoring by KIPP

Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library

4 p.m.
Tutoring for elementary, middle, and high school students on all subjects Tuesdays from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Provided by KIPP teachers and geared towards KIPP curriculum, but open and free for all!   Children younger than 9 years of age must have a parent present. 

Wednesday, Dec. 17, 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, Dec. 18, 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, Dec. 19, 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.

Winter Break Kickoff

Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library

4 p.m.
Bored during break?  Miss Julie will teach you fun games that you can easily play at home.   Also, sign up for Winter Reading Club, and earn a Chipotle Kids' meal over break.   Snacks will be provided.   For ages 5 and older.  

Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014

Construction Junction

Anacostia Library

10 a.m.
Enjoy a weekly play time for young children. Constructive play and early literacy activities.
PET Plush Pals

Family Story Time: Teddy Bear Takeover

Petworth Library

10:30 a.m.
Who runs the world? Teddy Bears! Well, not really, but at Petworth Library they will rule for a day! Many Americans celebrate teddy bears twice a year: Sept. 9 (National Teddy Bear Day) and Nov. 14 (National American Teddy Bear Day).  Bring your favorite teddy bear to Petworth Neighborhood Library for a cozy and fun teddy-themed Family Story Time with parachute songs, poems and a group photo. Afterwards, be sure to check out some teddy-centric tales for you and your plush pal to enjoy at home!

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. 

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.    

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

Mt. Pleasant Library

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

Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014

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!