Latino heritage folktale and craft

In honor of National Hispanic/Latino Heritage Month, come listen to a folktale Medio Pollito, or Half Chick, from the book Señor Cat's Romance and Other Favorite Stories from Latin America. Then join us for a craft.Best for ages 6-9.

Pirate Party

Create your own buried treasure map, and a learn a swashbuckling sea chantey to celebrate International Talk Like a Pirate Day!Best for ages 7 to 12.

Back to School Party

Back to school party for kids and teens. Please bring your summer reading logs, and we will award your prizes to you!

Cirque du Soleil's Totem Promo Team

Enjoy a fun afternoon of face painting and a juggling workshop in the Great Hall. Stop by to get a Totem mask and enter a drawing for a chance to win free tickets to see Totem. Fun for all ages.

Grand Opening Party

Celebrate the opening of the newly renovated Mt. Pleasant Neighborhood Library.Fun activities for all ages, all day!-Face Painting, 10:30 a.m. -- 12:30 p.m.-Uno, Dos, Tres con Andres, music for young children, 11 a.m.-Master Story Teller Diane Macklin, 12 p.m.-Art Workshop for kids and teens, 1 p.m.-Maru Montero Dancers, 2 p.m.-Building Tours at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Author Talk with Marc Nobleman

Marc Nobleman, author of more than 70 children's books, will discuss his recent titles,Bill, the Boy Wonder: The Secret Co-Creator of Batman, and Boys of Steel: The Creators of Superman.For ages 8-12.

Summer Reading Finale

Join the fun stories reading activities, guest performers, freebies and more.Camps and organizations are encouraged to register!To register, please call 202-541-6196.Best for ages 2 – 12 years.

Preschool Pajama Story Time

Join us in your jammies for a special summer story time in the evening.For ages 4-6 years.  

Hok-noth-da? American Indian Storybook Program

Hok-noth-da? (“Did you hear?” in the Shawnee language), brought to you by the National Museum of the American Indian, gives young people a chance to hear a Native American story and engage hands-on with cultural objects that deepen their understanding of the tribe and traditions represented in the story. Space is limited, so register early! Recommended for ages 5 and up.Need information? Call us at 202-727-1248.

Science in the Summer, Level 2

Science in the Summer is a fun and free science education program sponsored by GlaxoSmithKline.  This fun science program helps elementary-school children "grow into science."  Classes are small, with 15 students each, so be sure to register early!  Level 2 classes are for children entering grades 4-6.