Family Programs

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.
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. 
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. 
Washington Area Bicycle Association

Everyday Biking Workshop with WABA

Ever considered biking to the store to save time? Or biking to work to save money? Or maybe you just want to get out and exercise and be outside more? 
prom dress drive

Prom Come True!

Rosedale Library is at it again! We are collecting gently used prom/formal dresses, men’s tuxes, formal shoes and prom accessories to give away at our second annual Prom Come True Event! Last year we collected over 200 dresses! Let’s top last year! Collection has begun and will continue through Monday, April 20.
words at 2:30

Words and Rhythm -- Open Mic

Open Mic Family Poetry Come enjoy an afternoon of poetry against a backdrop of smooth sounds in celebration of National Poetry and Jazz Appreciation Month. Participants are encouraged to sign up at the Woodridge Interim Library or at by April 19, 2015. Best ages 7 years and up.    
Bookcover When Marian sang : the true recital of Marian Anderson illustrated by Brial SelznickPhotograph of Anamer Castrello

Building Wonder, Designing Dreams: The Bookmaking of Brian Selznick/Exhibit Opening Program - When Marian Sang

This exhibit celebrates the bookmaking of children’s author and illustrator, Brian Selznick. The opening event will feature mezzo-soprano Anamer Castrello, affiliated with the Washington National Opera, and teaching artist Tom Minter in an interactive program about the life and music of the world renowned singer, Marian Anderson.   This program for all ages includes performances and audience participation.
Insurgent by Veronica Roth

'Insurgent' Movie Fun

Join us during Afterschool Lounge to celebrate the release of the new movie Insurgent, based on the second book in the best-selling Divergent series by Veronica Roth. Which faction are you? Find out by taking the test, then compete in games that test your skills and show which faction will come out on top.   Refreshments provided.   Ages 11-19.
teen couple

Healthy Relationships 101

Teens are invited to explore what it means to be in a relationship, focusing on the signs of a healthy relationship rather than an unhealthy one. Teens will have the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the habits of healthy relationships through discussion and engaging activities. This program is intended for teens ages 15-19. This program will take place in the meeting room on the mezzanine level.
Girls Rock Instrument Share at Tenley Library

Girls Rock! Instrument Share at Tenley Library

Join us for a special program by Girls Rock! DC.   Girls Rock! DC (GR!DC) is a unique music education and empowerment organization for girls in the D.C. metro area. Each year, we hold a one-week summer camp where girls ages 8-18 come to camp, take instrument instruction in guitar, bass, drums, keyboards, vocals or DJing, form a band, write an original song or musical expression and perform before a live audience at a local DC venue.