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Saturday, June 11, 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

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.
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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.
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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. 
game on

Game On!

Tenley-Friendship Library

1 p.m.
All ages are welcome to come and play a bevy of fun board games and video games.Games to Play Ticket to Ride Connect Four Clue Jenga Apple to Apples Uno Chutes and Ladders Qwirkle Hoot Owl Hoot! Battleship
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Summer Reading Kickoff!

Deanwood Library

2 p.m.
Come kick off summer reading at Deanwood Library! To celebrate this year's theme, Go for the Gold, Read! We'll have games set up around the library including target practice, a string obstacle course, ring toss, and board games. You can also create a personalized race runner to help keep track of your progress over the summer, and of course, sign up for summer reading!
A hand manipulating the white knight above a chess board

Introduction to Chess

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

2 p.m.
Learn the basics of chess with Zivorad "Ziko" Djuric, certified chess teacher and FIDE rank master.  Get one-on-one instruction and meet new friends.  For youth ages 5-18.
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Movie Matinee

Benning (Dorothy I. Height) Library

2:15 p.m.
Feature movie will be kids' choice. Three movie options will be available for selection. All programs are free and open to the public. For ages 6-12.
The LEGO Book

Lego Club

Southwest Library

3 p.m.
Join us in the Children's Room to design, build, & play with LEGO blocks. Children under 9 must be accompanied by a caregiver. Questions? Call 202-724-4691.

Sunday, June 12, 2016

craft supplies

I Made It Myself

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

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

Movie Matinee

Benning (Dorothy I. Height) Library

2:15 p.m.
Feature movie will be kids' choice. Three movie options will be available for selection. All programs are free and open to the public. For ages 6-12.

Monday, June 13, 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.  
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Game Day Monday

Rosedale Library

2 p.m.
Feeling a little competitive spirit? On Mondays throughout the summer children can enjoy a friendly game at Rosedale, whether it’s indoors with a scavenger hunt or outside with a three-legged race. 
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Afterschool Lounge

Tenley-Friendship Library

3:30 p.m.
Need a place to sit and chat with friends, play games, or just chill? Come to the Afterschool Lounge on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays and use the library's large conference room as a group study room, game space, lounge and snack area. Board and card games are available. Food and drinks are welcome.  Crafts, trivia tournaments, video games, and other activities will be available on a rotating basis. Ages 11-19. 
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.

Reader's Theatre

Mt. Pleasant Library

4 p.m.
Bring stories to life by reading aloud from scripts created from children’s books. Recommended for readers in grades 2-4.  Parent participation is welcome and encouraged.
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LEGO Build Day

Petworth Library

4:30 p.m.
It's LEGOs all this month in the Petworth Library Children's Room. Join us this afternoon as we dump out the LEGOs and see what we can build: anything is possible. But check our calendar for more LEGO related events such as games, crafts, or free build days each Monday and Thursday at 4:30 p.m. We provide the LEGOs and other assorted supplies - you just bring the fun! For ages 5 and up.
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Wii Game Night

Anacostia Library

5 p.m.
Join us every Monday night at the Anacostia Neighborhood Library to play Wii games. Ages 6 and up.  
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Connect the Dots Dance Company

Southeast Library

5:30 p.m.
Families with children between the ages of 3 and 12 are invited to this interactive performance with Connect the Dots Dance Company, a non-profit ballet company that is dedicated to performing locally for Preschool and Elementary Youth. Join us as we learn more about the art of ballet and get to know some professional ballet dancers.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

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. We will not meet 5/24/16.
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

10:30 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. We will not meet 5/24/16.   
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.  
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Tots and Toys Playdate

Tenley-Friendship Library

11 a.m.
Join us in the Children's Room every Tuesday after Toddler Story Time for an informal, indoor playdate. Kids can play with toys, browse books, visit with friends, and toddle! We'll set out toys to develop motor skills and books to encourage early literacy. You bring the little ones. For children ages birth to 3 with their parents or caregivers.  

Freegal Drop-In Clinic: Download Free Music with your Library Card

Francis A. Gregory Library

12 p.m.
What is Freegal Music? Freegal Music is a FREE service with your DC Public Library card! Download up to three songs a week and stream up to twenty-four (24) hours every dayfrom ten thousand labels including Sony Music, with your library card and pin number.  Access to over seven million songs which are DRM-Free and compatible with all .mp3 players and computers.
Cartoonist Paul Merklein

Cartoonist Paul Merklein

Northwest One Library

2 p.m.
Cartoonist Paul Merklein draws Great Big Faces, entertaining kids & teenagers at libraries and schools.    Paul draws famous faces from children’s books and people right from the audience!  You will learn some drawing techniques, too.   For ages 5 and up.
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I Spy: Patterns and Puzzles for Teens, Tweens & Young Children

Parklands-Turner Library

3 p.m.
Every Tuesday after school, join the teens, tweens, and young children who test their visual, spatial, mathematical, and logical acumen, using mandalas; logical geometric and pictorial puzzles; LEGO; wooden blocks; and more.  I Spy Hours: 3:00-5:00 p.m.NOTE: Children aged 8 and under must be accompanied and actively supervised by a caregiver aged 13 years and older. 

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Christiana Drapkin & BOP GOES THE WEASEL:  Jazz for Kids

Christiana Drapkin & BOP GOES THE WEASEL: Jazz for Kids

Deanwood Library

10:30 a.m.
Christiana Drapkin and her jazz group, BOP GOES THE WEASEL, introduce young audiences to the fun of live jazz performance.  You will want to sing along, clap to the rhythm, snap your fingers and get up and dance!   For ages 3-10
Uno, Dos, Tres con Andrés!  (Andres Salguero)

1,2,3 Andrés! (Andres Salguero)

Georgetown Library

10:30 a.m.
1, 2, 3 Andrés takes children and adults on a musical journey through the Americas learning about music, language and culture. The program is bilingual (Spanish and English) with new  songs and words to learn as well as traditional songs. This highly interactive program brings the family together with opportunities to move, sing, dance and learn together!   For kids of all ages  
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Toddler Dance Party

Chevy Chase Library

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