With Hurricane Sandy expected to make a BIG impression on Washington, DC, it's important to be prepared. However, aside from the essentials like flashlights and food, it's important to have a steady supply of entertainment too.So be sure to check out these great new books for the kids:
Come join us on Saturdays at 10 a.m. for our new Family Story Time!Preschoolers and their parents are invited to come hear stories and sing songs together before they head off on their weekend adventures.
The Southeast Library will be offering expanded hours during the Northeast Library renovation. In addition to our regular hours, we are now open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. We will also offer story times on Tuesday and Thursday mornings.
The “A Book That Shaped Me” Summer Writing Contest encourages rising fifth- and sixth-graders to reflect on a book that has made a personal impact on their lives. Top winners will be honored at the Library of Congress National Book Festival in September on the National Mall.Who can participate?Rising fifth- and sixth-graders (Students who will be entering fifth or sixth grade in the fall of 2012).How can they enter?
Join us Monday, August 13, at 2 p.m. for our last Summer Reading performer. This interactive program blends music education with learning Latino culture.Agite bien, cantar y bailar (shake, sing and dance) to regional Latino dances and bilingual songs with musician Mauricio Salguero.For ages 3-8.
Are you concerned about the development of your 3-5 year old child? Do you wonder if your child has hit the right developmental milestones that are necessary for school success? If so, come and learn about Early Stages, DC Public Schools diagnostic center for children ages 3-5.A representative from Early Stages will discuss child development and preschool readiness, and will tell you how your child can receive a free developmental screening. The workshop is on Thursday, Aug. 9 at 6:30 p.m.
This week, the International AIDS Conference meets in Washington to discuss the science of AIDS, as well as the personal side of HIV infection.In honor of this event, we will be showing Rent, the film based on the hit Broadway musical, on Friday, July 27 at 2 p.m.