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.
Get up and get moving at our Toddler Story Times!
These 20-30 minute programs are full of books, songs and fun activities are designed to help develop your child’s language skills. Children ages 18-36 months and their grownups are encouraged to engage with the stories and activities and participate in the program along with the children.
Steve Martin’s memoir, Born Standing Up: A Comic’s Life, covers the comedian’s life from childhood until he left live performance stand-up comedy in 1981. Throughout the book the author sounds humble, despite his fame and massive success over the years.
Have a good laugh and be prepared to get silly as we share unexpected versions of familiar fairytales. A make your own book craft will follow this special storytime to help commemorate what will be an enjoyable morning for all.During National Children's Book Week, check out some of these picture books:
Do you want to join a book group, but don't have the time to attend meetings? Do you like using social media and are looking for a good group to discuss your latest literary indulgence or to learn what others are reading?Join our online book discussion group on Goodreads!
Ted Gioia’s The Jazz Standards: A Guide to the Repertoire provides an excellent introduction to some of the most enduring jazz numbers of all time, and it is suitable for both the casual jazz fan and the experienced aficionado alike.
If you are unfamiliar with Freegal, it is a service provided through the DC Public Library that allows you to download three mp3s per week, which are then yours to keep forever — they do not need to be returned and they will never expire.
In celebration of childhood, families, reading, and our nation's diverse culture, two special bilingual story times will begin at 10 a.m. on April 30 and May 4. Join us for clapping songs, dancing, and wonderful stories.It's fun for all ages!
Do you want to join a book group, but don't have the time to attend meetings? Do you like using social media and are looking for a good group to discuss your latest literary indulgence or to learn what others are reading?Join our online book discussion group on Goodreads!For April, the DC Public Library's Goodreads group is featuring Verse Novels. Choose from one of the titles below, or check out the Goodreads group for more suggestions. We look forward to hearing from you in our discussion!
Come join us for a discussion of Dorothy West's 1996 novel, The Wedding. This widely heralded novel tells the story of the Oval, a wealthy black community in 1950s Martha's Vineyard.The novel focuses on the Coles family, in particular, the upcoming marriage of Shelby Coles to a white jazz musician. Through the examination of this one event, West analyzes race and familial relations as they exist through many generations.