Upcoming Events

Friday, October 9, 2015 - 11:00am

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 caregivers are encouraged to engage with the books and songs and to actively participate in the program.

This is a ticketed, first-come, first-served program. 
Friday, October 9, 2015 - 11:00am
Share the fun of reading with your children ages 3-5 years. Children and their caregivers, 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.
Friday, October 9, 2015 - 11:00am
Friday mornings, bring your dancing feet to the Children's Room for a celebration of multiple musical genres. Maracas, jingle bells, and tambourines help us find the beat as we let music move us.
Ages birth to five. 
Friday, October 9, 2015 - 11:00am
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with this special program featuring Latin Grammy Award nominee 123 Andrés!  

Sing, dance, and try out new rhythms and Spanish words with Andrés as he takes children on a musical journey through different Latin American cultures.

*This special 11 a.m. program will take the place of both of our regularly scheduled Friday Bilingual Story Times. 

For children ages birth to 5.
For more information, please contact the Children's Room at 202-671-3125.
Friday, October 9, 2015 - 11:30am
Join us for a fun, interactive story time that encourages early language and literacy skills through stories, songs and rhymes.

This story time is a caregiver and child program for children that are walking up to and including age 3.

NEW: Tickets are now required to attend this program and are available at the Children’s Desk 30 minutes before the start of the story time on a first-come, first-served basis.  
Friday, October 9, 2015 - 12:00pm

Formed in 2009 in the Chapel Hill, N.C. roiling experimental music scene, Boat Burning has evolved into a sprawling collective based in Washington, D.C. Led by founding member Andras Fekete, with an ever-expanding constellation of contributing artists from both cities, Boat Burning is a vehicle for exploring the role of chance and emotion in live composition. Described as being under the influence of maximal minimalism, math rock, massed guitars and psychedelia. 

FRINGE Music in the Library presents free, local music twice each month, curated by Capital Fringe's Jim Thomson through a sponsorship from the DC Public Library Foundation.

Visit dclibrary.org/fringe for more events!
Friday, October 9, 2015 - 3:00pm

Channeling the spirit of Audre Lorde, join us on the eve of the Justice or Else March for a necessary conversation and celebration of women of color in the Liberation movement and the arts. Our esteemed panelists and readers will highlight the various ways they navigate spaces and celebrate themselves and each other, even as their voices and lives are often persistently silenced and erased.

This panel is brought to us by the Individual World Poetry Slam and Poetry Slam Incorporated. It will be followed by a closed mic of poetry readings by women and women identifying bodies.

Friday, October 9, 2015 - 3:00pm
Join us to watch the first adventure in the Harry Potter series and make themed crafts.

For children ages 6 to12. Children under 9 must be accompanied by an adult.

Questions? Call 202-724-4691.
Friday, October 9, 2015 - 4:00pm
Family Film and Story!

Fridays at 4 p.m.

Recommended for all ages.
Friday, October 9, 2015 - 4:00pm
Had a rough week at school? Take an hour to socialize and unwind with Wii games and board games. This program is for kids and teens 9-15.  Please call 202-727-0232 with any questions.