Family Programs

Sailor Moon, a blond and blue-eyed anime character, strikes a determined pose.

Anime Club - April Meeting

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library's Anime Club, held in Teen Space, will host its second meeting on April 27 from 5-7 p.m.  Thank you to everyone who came out for the first meeting in March!  This month's theme will be Magical Girls.  We will be streaming Sailor Moon, Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Bottle Fairy, and Magic User's Club!  
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Coding and Video Game Development for Teens

Dorothy Phoenix, owner and founder of Cloudy Heaven Games, an independent video game company, will share the basic concepts of coding and video game development with teens.
Image from the BioArt collection, by scientist Paul Odgren

Exhibit Opening: BioArt

BioArt is an exhibit that crosses science with art!  Join us in kicking off this exciting exhibit, and... Learn about BioArt from a special guest Enjoy fun activities relating to the exhibit, and View the exhibit in the Children's Room This event is recommended for families with children ages 6 and up.More About the Exhibit:
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Tween Art Club

Do you like to sketch, doodle or find other ways to use your imagination and creativity? Join us as we start a new club devoted to learning about art and putting this into practice: each time we'll try something new. Supplies will be provided. For ages 8 and above. 

Learn Street Photography

Learn the basics of street photography in this two hour workshop. We will begin in the basement of Petworth Library before moving out into the streets of Petworth to practice our new photography skills. We will end back at Petworth Library where participants will be shown how to upload their photos to Flickr and Facebook.  Registration is limited. Register with Eventbrite here. 
Art from Star Wars: Episode VII-the Force Awakens.

May the Fourth Be With You - A Star Wars Celebration

The Palisades Neighborhood Library invites you to celebrate May the Fourth with all things Star Wars. ​Dressing up as your favorite Star Wars character is highly encouraged!  4:00-5:00 p.m.:  Make Star Wars themed crafts, decorate an edible Wookie Cookie, and test your lightsaber skills on our piñata. 5:00-7:15 p.m.: Settle in for a showing of Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens.  May the fourth be with you! All ages welcome.

Poetry Open Mic @ Woodridge Library

Join Woodridge Library as we celebrate National Poetry Month with an open mic day. Stop by the library and participate by listening to poetry and spoken word as conveyed by those within the community. You may also contribute to the day by reciting some of your favorite works, or performing an original piece all your very own. We hope to see you there! Open to all ages. Please use clean language.  
Poetry in the Library

Louder Than A Library: Community Open Mic

April is National Poetry Month. Louder Than A Library is a DC Public Library Poetry series that brings spoken word to your local library. Bellevue Library will host a community open mic on Saturday, April 23, 2016. The event starts at 3 p.m. and is open to the public. Come early if you would like to get on the open mic sign up list to perform. Share your original work, your favorite O.P.P. (other people’s poetry), or just come hear from the amazing poets in our community!  
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Mt. Pleasant Historical Walking Tour

MOVED from April 9th to April 16th!

I Spy: Patterns and Puzzles

Every Tuesday after school, teens, tweens, and young children test their visual, spatial, mathematical, and logical acumen, using mandalas; logical, geometric, and pictorial puzzles; LEGO and wooden blocks; and more.