Kids

curiousgeorge

Curious George Party

Everyone loves that naughty monkey, Curious George! We will enjoy books, games, and crafts all about that silly simian. This program is for children age 3 and older.
Brian Selznick

A Visit with Brian Selznick

Meet award-winning children's author and illustrator Brian Selznick. Children may ask questions of Selznick during the first portion of the program. They will then have a chance to meet him and have up to four books signed. Books may be purchased onsite or brought from home. This will be a great time to explore the multi-media, interactive exhibit, “Building Wonder, Designing Dreams: The Bookmaking of Brian Selznick,” and to try out a variety of staff-led activities related to Selznick’s books.  Call 202-727-1248 for more information.

Testy Test Test

Testy Test
Assorted LEGO bricks

LEGO Club!

Drop by and build during our weekly LEGO club! Create a skyscraper, a pirate ship, or whatever your mind can dream up. Best for ages 5-12.
We March

Civic Leadership Youth Club

The Shepherd Park Civic Leadership Youth Club will introduce kids to basic principles of community civics and social justice movements, empowering them to explore new ideas and tools for change as well as developing life-long leadership skills. During our February meeting, kids will learn about the history of civil rights leadership, identify a current community need and develop an independent organizing strategy. Kids ages 9-14 will enjoy these dynamic monthly activities.
Brave Girl: Clara and the Shirtwaist Makers' Strike of 1909 by Michelle Markel

Civic Leadership Youth Club

The Shepherd Park Civic Leadership Youth Club will introduce youth to basic principles of community civics and social justice movements, empowering them to explore new ideas and tools for change as well as developing life-long leadership skills. This March, we explore how "rabble-rousing" women pioneered social justice movements of the early 20th century.
Valentine Express

Kids Valentine's Book Swap

Spread the spirit of friendship and the joy of books throughout the city this year! Sign up with a librarian to exchange a valentine and a favorite library book with a child at a neighboring public library. Kids ages 2-14 are welcome to participate.

Celebrate Black History

A reading and activities based on the amazing true story of Henry "Box" Brown, who escaped from slavery by mailing himself across the country! For ages 5-12.  

Valentine's Party

Kids, make a card and decorate a cookie for your sweetheart, or keep your treats for yourself!  Event courtsey of Teen Advisory Group, our fabulous teen volunteers.  
Image of actress Mary Ann Jung dressed as colonist Margaret Brent

History Alive!

Who lived in Washington before it was Washington?!    Margaret Brent, a colonist who became the first woman landowner and the first woman lawyer in America, takes kids on an interactive journey where they can become early settlers and Indians, and learn what life was like in the 1600s.  

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