Upcoming Events

Monday, May 25, 2015 - 10:00am
Regularly scheduled story time for babies and toddlers.
Monday, May 25, 2015 - 10:30am
story timeStory time recommended for children between the ages of 0 - 3.

We read stories from the library's collection, sing songs, and engage in play to encourage early literacy.

Please call the library if you plan on bringing a large group.
Monday, May 25, 2015 - 10:30am
Stories through books and flannel board tales with lots of action rhymes and fingerplays abound for this half hour event for ages 2 to 3.
Monday, May 25, 2015 - 11:30am
An early literacy program that combines doing fingerplays, sharing stories, songs, dances, rhythm activities and baby bounces. 

For ages birth to 2.

Please call 202-698-0183 with questions. Story time takes place on the lower level.
Monday, May 25, 2015 - 3:00pm
AALEAD is an after-school program for middle and high school students with workshops on leadership development, educational empowerment, and community.

We’ll be meeting after school every week on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3 – 6 p.m. Feb. 18 through August for different activities to hone our leadership skills, technology chops, and other important life skills. Join us!
Monday, May 25, 2015 - 4:00pm
Students are invited to learn and play chess and checkers on Mondays.

Lessons and play will start at 4 p.m. and continue into the evening for all who are interested.

All ages and levels are encouraged to come and join the fun! There will be prizes for children who participate.

Chess and checkers will help students to continue to develop their critical thinking skills in a safe, fun and competitive environment. Mr. Lawrence, our children’s librarian, will be in charge of instruction and coordination.

We hope to see you here!!! 
Monday, May 25, 2015 - 4:00pm
Join us every Monday for Game Night! Play on the Wii or grab a board game.

For children and teens ages 8 to 19.
Monday, May 25, 2015 - 5:00pm
So you think your moves are hot enough for the game? Come join a friendly competition of dance off! Let's see who has the real dance EXPERIENCE!!!

Let's see how well you drive! Come dance your pain away every Monday.

Ages 13-19.
Monday, May 25, 2015 - 5:00pm
In this course, students learn the parts of the computer, mouse basics, typing, Internet search and electronic mail. This two-hour class meets twice per week for six weeks. 

Prerequisite: none. Pre-registration is required.

To register for classes, please call Byte Back at 202-529-3395 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.  

When registration is closed, you may contact Byte Back to join our calling list. ByteBack will call all interested students next time registration begins.  

Curriculum and training provided by ByteBack.

Technology for this program made possible through a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
Tuesday, May 26, 2015 (All day)
This interactive, multi-media exhibit for all ages celebrates the bookmaking of children’s author and illustrator, Brian Selznick—his exquisite artistry, experimentation with form and narrative and spellbinding storytelling. It is timed to engage visitors with Selznick’s work and themes in anticipation of his May 8 lecture and May 9 family program at the library; visit dclibrary.org/selznick for details.

Although Selznick has won many awards for his nearly 30 books, it was his groundbreaking 2008 Caldecott-winner, The Invention of Hugo Cabret, which caught Martin Scorsese’s attention and led to the Academy Award-winning film, Hugo. Among the attractions at the exhibit, visitors can:
  • Enter Selznick’s books; the pages are 8’ tall and 18’ wide.
  • Open the drawers in the “Cabinet of Wonder” (as in Wonderstruck); see a wolf skull, insects, fossils and other treasures on loan from the Smithsonian Institution.
  • Play with a wooden automaton, related to The Invention of Hugo Cabret.
  • Fly over the National Mall like Amelia Earhart and Eleanor Roosevelt did in Amelia and Eleanor Go for a Ride. A Google Earth simulation challenges pilots to follow the path they flew. 
This exhibit was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum & Library Services.