Kids

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.  
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.  
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.  
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.  
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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Chinese New Year Celebration

Join us in the storytime room 4-5 p.m. as we welcome in the Year of the Sheep! We'll learn about Chinese New Year traditions, make a New Year's craft, and wish each other xinnian kuaile.
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'Amelia and Eleanor Go for a Ride': Read and Craft Time

Have you ever wanted to ditch dinner for a plane ride, but still be back in time for dessert?
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Women's History Ride with Women & Bicycles and DCPL

Support empowering women by hitting the road with us!   The Washington Area Bicycle Association's Women & Bicycles and DC Public Library are empowering women through biking!  This feminist history-themed bike ride will stop at four DCPL branches (Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, Anacostia and Southwest) for women’s history-related activities and will also feature a photo booth, snacks, and some surprises along the way!   

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