Kids

Summer Reading Kickoff

Come sign up for Summer Reading Club, or learn about our special summer programs. We will have snacks and activities to kick off the summer. For children and teens.

American Sign Language Story Time

Read the book, Kami and the Yaks by Andrea Stenn Stryer. Told in American Sign Language for the hearing impaired, this story follows Kami, a deaf Sherpa boy, and his family as they carve out a life for themselves guiding families up the mountain on Yaks. When the Yaks go missing one day, Kami sets out to find them and is confronted by storms and separation from his family. Kami, however, finds the courage to bring the Yaks home. Ages 5 - 12.

Blue Sky Puppet Theatre "If Pigs Could Fly"

Travel with friends Chester, Buster and Suzy Pig as they go to the Library to participate in Summer Reading, “One World, Many Stories.” After talking to the children’s librarian, Mrs. Picklebottom, about their fantasy of flying to foreign countries to hear native stories, she suggests a staycation instead and recommends they read about the countries they want to visit. Ages 3 - 8.

Make Your Own Superhero with Artist Maryanne Pollock

Participate in a comic book character workshop. Create your own superhero character with a secret and public identity, costume and mission. Draw superheroes with exaggeration, expression and movement. Coordinate the action of the figure with dialog bubbles. Also, learn the origins of superheroes from around the globe and discover how they are similar or different. Ages 6 - 12.

I Wish, I Dream, I Promise: Make a Book to Celebrate You with Sushmita Mazumdar

Listen to Sushmita’s story about how she got her Buddhist Prayer Wheel in a tiny village 10,000 feet above sea level in the mountains of India. Hear how it inspired her to create a book of wishes and learn how to make your own. Ages 8 - 12

Japan-in-a-Suitcase

Learn about Japan and Japanese culture, from the Japan-American Society of Washington, D.C., through hands-on activities and demonstrations. Hear stories about the daily school life of Japanese children, learn a basic Japanese greeting and counting, and basic geography of Japan. For ages 7-12.

Quiz Show

Come test your skills at Quiz Show, our weekly trivia game where you can win coupons for extra computer time. Ages 8-18.

Art Club

Come express yourself through a different artistic medium each week. Ages 8-18.

Halloween Costume Swap

Bring a costume from Halloweens past, and trade it for a new-to-you costume. We will also be showing It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown and serving refreshments.

Halloween Party

After school and before you go trick or treating, stop by the library for some Halloween fun. Library staff will scare your pants off with ghost tales, and we will also have crafts and snacks. Come in costume if you want to participate in our parade!

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