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Friday, Aug. 14, 2015

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Mini Maker

Parklands-Turner Library

3:30 p.m.
Join the library staff as we encourage you to create, experiment, and design.  On selected days between July 6 and Aug. 14, The Parklands-Turner Neighborhood Library will host fun and exciting experiments and projects. Children and teens ages 8 to 16 should arrive in the children's room 3:30-5:30 p.m to participate. Call ahead for more information: 202-645-4532
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Friday Films

Mt. Pleasant Library

4 p.m.
Family Film and Story! Fridays at 4 p.m. Recommended for all ages.

Saturday, Aug. 15, 2015

LEGO

LEGOs!

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.  

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

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.  
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Family Story Time

Petworth Library

10:30 a.m.
Join us for Family Story Time. We will enjoy stories, songs, finger plays, movement and rhymes. This program is for children ages birth-7 and their caregivers.
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Family Story Time

Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library

11 a.m.
Bring the family and join us on Saturday mornings for a fun, interactive story time followed by open play time at 11:30 a.m.  Children ages birth to 7 years and their caregivers are welcome. For questions, please contact the children's librarian at 202-541-6025.    
Pacific Rhythm

Pacific Rhythm

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

2 p.m.
Enjoy an engaging performance of traditional dances and music from Hawaii, Tahiti, New Zealand, Fiji, Cook Islands and Samoa. For all ages.
Come to Family Fun Time!

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, Aug. 16, 2015

I Made It Myself

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

2 p.m.
All ages arts and crafts.
Family Story Time

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.  
Annie movie poster

Singalong Movies!

Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library

2 p.m.
Do you love musicals? Do you wish your life were a musical? Here's your chance to burst into song in the library: every Sunday in August we'll be watching movies featuring great songs that are fun to sing along to. All ages are welcome.    Aug. 2 - Annie (2014), rated PG

Monday, Aug. 17, 2015

Cantaré, Latin American Music

Cantaré, Latin American Music

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

11 a.m.
Be transported to Latin America and experience many rhythms and unique instruments, while learning about the three cultures that shaped Latin music.  In this interactive performance, audience members sing, play instruments and dance. For all ages.
Arianna Ross, Storyteller!

Arianna Ross, Storyteller

Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library

1:30 p.m.
Animals certainly are the smartest creatures. In this delightful Asian version of Aesop’s Fables, the creatures teach us about ourselves and Indian culture, geography and history. Leave the room dancing like a monkey and roaring like a tiger. For ages 4-8.

Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015

To Infinity and Beyond!

Palisades Library

3:30 a.m.
In this award-winning film, a toy cowboy and a toy astronaut strike up an unexpected friendship as they face life's challenges together.  Join us for an animated adventure with Woody and Buzz Lightyear!This film is rated G, with an 81-minute run time.

Rhythm and Rhyme

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) 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 Rhyme

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) 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.    
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Youth Chess Club

Rosedale Library

1 p.m.
Children get to learn how to play from an experienced instructor and participate in friendly games against each other. The instructor will be at Rosedale from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesdays and 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesdays. 
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Lap Time: A Baby Story Time for Infants through Walkers

Cleveland Park Library

1:30 p.m.
Join us every Tuesday and Thursday. There are two sessions each day: 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.
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Lap Time: A Baby Story Time for Infants through Walkers

Cleveland Park Library

2:30 p.m.
Join us every Tuesday and Thursday. There are two sessions each day: 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.
Superhero Mask

Superhero Craft Tuesday

Rosedale Library

4 p.m.
Children can make a craft based on something from a part of the superheroes’ powers/technology.

Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015

Uno, Dos, Tres con Andrés!

Uno, Dos, Tres con Andrés!

Lamond-Riggs Library

10:30 a.m.
Kids will sing, shake and dance while learning a little Spanish and Latin American culture. The program combines music, Spanish and social studies, including geography and learning about other cultures.  ​ For ages 3-8.
Tales for Preschoolers

Preschool Story Time

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

11 a.m.
This story time helps children with early language and literacy skills through reading stories, singing songs, learning new rhymes and honing visual literacy skills with the librarian. Ages 3-5 in the Children's Room. 

Wednesday Game Afternoons

Rosedale Library

3:30 p.m.
Children can enjoy board games for an hour. Games will include Uno, Candy Land, Monopoly, and others over the summer.  

Family Craft Night

Chevy Chase Library

7 p.m.
Arts and crafts for children of all ages. A program for children and their families.

Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015

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.  
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Lap Time: A Baby Story Time for Infants through Walkers

Cleveland Park Library

1:30 p.m.
Join us every Tuesday and Thursday. There are two sessions each day: 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.
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Lap Time: A Baby Story Time for Infants through Walkers

Cleveland Park Library

2:30 p.m.
Join us every Tuesday and Thursday. There are two sessions each day: 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.
Boy superhero and books!

Hero Stories

Mt. Pleasant Library

7 p.m.
Grab your sleepy toy, wear your pajamas and join us for an all ages story time with singing, dancing, and lots of fun! Every Thursday in the Children’s Room at 7 p.m.