Family Programs


Superhero Training Camp

Discover your Superhero Identity!  From 10 am - 1 pm come to the Chevy Chase Library for Superhero Training Camp! Kids and teens can create their own superhero identity, complete with costume. You'll be saving the world in no time! Training camp includes a photo booth, so bring your super fast camera to capture the action.
Every Hero Has a Story

Summer Reading Kick-Off

Holy surprise party, Batman! The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library Summer Reading Kickoff is almost here! Come out to your favorite downtown library for music, DJs, food trucks, superheroes and more!
DCPL Summer Reading

Summer Reading Kickoff Celebration

Join your Southeast Neighborhood Library to celebrate the start of Summer Reading!  10 a.m. to 12 p.m.: All ages can enjoy hero-themed crafts and activities, plus snacks and a superhero photo booth 11 a.m.: Hero story time for families with children ages 0-8. 


TWEENS AND TEENS June 24, 2015 & August 01, 2015 @3:00pm Ages 9-19 Hey! Are you interested in learning something new? Do you like crafts? If so come and create your very own duck tape craft with us at the Rosedale Library. Guess what! you can even bring a friend, and best of all it is FREE.        
Image of a Belgian Malinois dog by Annie McManus Thorne via FlickrEvery Hero Has a StoryDCPL Summer Reading

Animal Heroes: Meet a Secret Service Dog

Heroism isn't limited to humans! Join Officer-Technician Sean Lorenz from the United States Secret Service Canine Explosives Detection Unit (K-9) and his Canine Partner, Truus, a Belgian Malinois, to learn more about the K-9 unit and how the Canine Partners contribute to it. 
Reach One

First Annual Back To School Drive

Reach One Reach All is a mentor organization that focus on young adults and is accepting all types of donations to help make sure children and teens are prepared for the upcoming school year. The donation drop-off site is Rosedale Public Library from April 1 through July 1 during regular hours. 
June Is Black Music Month

June is Black Music Month

Every Monday in the Lower Level Large Meeting room in June we will celebrate the legends in Black Music: Gospel, Jazz, Go-Go, R&B and Reggae. Join our listening party and browse our book fair. Learn how to download and stream your favorite music from for free.    
summmer reading 2015

Summer Reading Kick-Off Celebration

Enjoy activities for all ages - arts and crafts, scavenger hunts, freebies, drawing for book sacks, balloon pop for prizes, view a super hero film and maybe a visit from our neighborhood heroes! Come in and sign up! Don't forget your library cards to help you travel through a summer of fantastic good reads. Visit your local library for programs and activities or head to DC Public Library's Summer Reading headquarters for more information.
Tour de DCPL Logo Tour de DCPL 2014

Tour de DCPL VI

Every year, to celebrate National Bike Month, a group of library staff, advocates and community members strap on their bike helmets to help the DC Public Library promote environmentally friendly transportation and explore how our libraries connect with the communities they serve. 
Washington Area Bicycle Association

Family Biking Workshop with WABA

Join Kidical Mass organizers and WABA for an interactive workshop on biking with children. We'll go over the ins and outs of family-friendly bikes and equipment, packing, preparation, and riding confidently and comfortably with children.