Calendar

Saturday, May 3, 2014

11:00 a.m.

Join a rotating team of readers every Saturday for stories, action rhymes and songs.

For ages 2 - 5 and caregivers.

 

12:00 p.m.

Dress-upUse your imagination to dress-up, build with blocks, perform with puppets and do puzzles in a weekend play session. 

Ages 0-12 and families.

12:00 p.m.

All abroad! Join us for the reading, crafts and a movie train. 

For ages 3-6.

2:00 p.m.

Image of fish piñataJoin us in making papier-mâché piñatas in preparation for Cinco de Mayo.  Make one for the library's Cinco de Mayo celebration and make one to take home!

Come prepared to get messy!

All ages welcome 2-3:30 p.m.

2:30 p.m.

facesJoin us to make crafts for Mother's Day on Sunday, May 11, 2:30 - 4:30 p.m.  

Open to all ages.

Presented in conjunction with East of the River Family Strengthening Collaborative.  

3:00 p.m.

Babar and friends doing yogaJoin us for a parent-child yoga class with instructor Sarah Alim for children ages 2-9 and their caregivers. Please dress comfortably and bring a yoga mat or towel.  

Due to space considerations, we will give out free tickets on a first-come, first-served basis the day of the class. Because this is an exercise class, a signed waiver is required for each participant, and parents should sign one for their child. Waiver forms can be picked up from the children's desk and must be turned in before you receive a ticket.

Please contact children's librarian Theresa Wang or call 202-727-0971 for more information.

Sunday, May 4, 2014

1:00 p.m.

Come play with us! We will provide classic board and card games, as well as Duplo blocks!

All day Sunday (1-5 p.m.) in the Children’s Room.
 

1:00 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.

2:00 p.m.

All ages arts and crafts.

2:00 p.m.

Crafts at the librarySunday afternoons are for crafts and coloring at Francis Gregory library. Come in and make something to take home - craft, sketch, color, draw or paint!

Children ages 12 and younger and their caregivers are welcome, and all craft supplies will be provided. 

This program is intended for children ages 4-12 and their families. 

2:00 p.m.

May the 4th Be With YOuCalling all young Jedis, Wookies, Ewoks, Stormtroopers, and other friends: come celebrate all things Star Wars with crafts, games, music, books, and refreshments.

And May the Force Be With You! 

Ages 5-12.

2:00 p.m.

Come spend a Sunday afternoon at the library and watch family movies.

For ages 5-12.

2:00 p.m.

Mom image with flowerStop by for our weekend Mother's Day celebration. We will be doing a Mother's Day related craft and and a special mothers-and-children themed story time. Books will be available for mothers and children to read together.

This program is appropriate for children ages 6-12 and their mothers. Fathers, etc, are also welcome. Refreshments will be served.

This program will take place in the Children's Story Circle.

3:00 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.

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.

Monday, May 5, 2014

(All day)

Every year, Mt. Pleasant hosts a public art exhibition of work by local students, so everyone in the community can see what talented kids we have in our midst!

Stop by the Children's Room on the second floor to view selected works from the 2014 Mt. Pleasant Youth Arts Fair. This year's theme is "New in Mount Pleasant."

The show is featured here at the library and at surrounding local businesses.

4:00 p.m.

Create and celebrate each week with seasonal art projects.

Ages 6 to 12.

6:00 p.m.

Monday Evening Story TimeCome and enjoy an evening story time as we read, sing and rhyme.

This program is recommended for families with children.

6:00 p.m.

Join us to honor the participants of the Mt. Pleasant Youth Art Fair until 8 p.m. in the Large Meeting Room on the first floor. Participating artists will receive certificates, and prizes for best in show will be presented. 

The artwork relating to this year's theme "New in Mt. Pleasant" will be on display at the Library, in the Children's Room on the Second Floor, and at local businesses May 5-31.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

(All day)

Every year, Mt. Pleasant hosts a public art exhibition of work by local students, so everyone in the community can see what talented kids we have in our midst!

Stop by the Children's Room on the second floor to view selected works from the 2014 Mt. Pleasant Youth Arts Fair. This year's theme is "New in Mount Pleasant."

The show is featured here at the library and at surrounding local businesses.

10:00 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.  

10:00 a.m.

Picture of paper quiltUsing brightly colored card-stock paper, children will produce exquisite creations that reinforce math curriculum ideas from simple patterns, symmetry, and shapes all the way up to fractions and geometry.  The individual squares created will be put together to form a public art “quilt” that will display in the library.
 
Space is limited,  please call ahead to reserve space.
 
Ages 6-13
 
DC Public Library and Class Acts Arts are partners for this project.

IMLS LogoThis project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

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.  


10:30 a.m.

Image of Fire Truck Learn what to do in an emergency! In this interactive demonstration, real firefighters will talk about fire safety, what to do in an emergency, and finish up by allowing children onto the fire truck.

Recommended for ages 3-5.

2:00 p.m.

math quilt photoUsing brightly colored card-stock paper, children will produce exquisite creations that reinforce math curriculum ideas from simple patterns, symmetry, and shapes all the way up to fractions and geometry.  The individual squares created will be put together to form a public art “quilt” that will display in the library.
 
Space is limited, please call ahead to reserve space.
 
Ages 6-13
 
DC Public Library and Class Acts Arts are partners for this project.
IMLS logo
This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

3:00 p.m.

The result of an unsuccessful, illegal experiment in genetic mutation, Experiment #626 has been locked up by its inventors. The creature escapes to Earth where Lilo, a young Hawaiian girl, mistakes it for a strange dog, adopts it, and renames it Stitch. As Stitch becomes part of Lilo's unusual family life, Lilo's innocence and the aloha, family-friendly spirit of the Islands confuse and ultimately civilize the creature.

Family-themed activity pages will be available for children during the film. This program is especially appropriate for children ages 9 and younger with their families.

3:30 p.m.

Come watch an animated, anime, or live action film!

Appropriate for families and ages 5 and older.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

(All day)

Every year, Mt. Pleasant hosts a public art exhibition of work by local students, so everyone in the community can see what talented kids we have in our midst!

Stop by the Children's Room on the second floor to view selected works from the 2014 Mt. Pleasant Youth Arts Fair. This year's theme is "New in Mount Pleasant."

The show is featured here at the library and at surrounding local businesses.

9:30 a.m.

children with insectsEntomologist Kay Taub, will lead an interactive workshop for children, which provides an introduction to arthropods (insects and their relatives), focusing on diversity of species and the importance of insects in the ecosystem.
 
Space is limited, please call ahead to reserve space. The workshop will repeat at 10:30 AM.
 
Ages 5-11
 
DC Public Library and Class Acts Arts are partners for this project.

This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
IMLS logo

1:30 p.m.

math quilt photoUsing brightly colored card-stock paper, children will produce exquisite creations that reinforce math curriculum ideas from simple patterns, symmetry, and shapes all the way up to fractions and geometry.  The individual squares created will be put together to form a public art “quilt” that will display in the library.
 
Space is limited, please call ahead to reserve space.
 
Ages 6-13
 
DC Public Library and Class Acts Arts are partners for this project.

IMLS logo
This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

4:30 p.m.

getcaughtrdgThere's no shame when you're caught reading a great book!

Come out to enjoy a photography-themed story time session, then pick a book you like from our shelves and flash your brightest smile during our "book lovers photo shoot." We will later create a lively display to promote "Get Caught Reading Month" featuring the photos of our young photo shoot participants as they get caught in the act of reading!

Program will be appropriate for children ages 3-9 who are accompanied by an adult who will sign each child's photo consent form (form to be provided during the program).
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