Kid Confidential

Join local author Monte Montgomery for the inside scoop on how to handle adults, especially teachers and librarians. Be prepared for lots of laughs as you learn "tricky techniques" to help understand and communicate with adults.Ages 8 and up.

Read with a Four Legged Friend

Practice your reading skills on a dog from the organization People Animals Love (PAL). No corrections or judgements; just good company to share a good book.Ages 5 -12.

Early Literacy at DC Public Library

Dominique Ingram of DC Learns presents STAR, a 3-session program on early literacy for parents and caregivers of children ages 0-5.See how singing, talking and reading to your little one encourages positive brain development that will make learning to read easier when the time comes.Participants receive free books and materials, and children are welcome to attend with their adult friends. 

Paint Your Dream

Join in on some painting fun on the patio, weather permitting.Paint and materials will be provided, but feel free to bring your own. All ages welcome.

Girls Rock DC presents an Instrument Share

Come try your hand at guitar, bass, drums, DJ equipment or just rock the mic!This program also serves as an information session for Girls Rock! DC, a nonprofit summer camp for young women ages 8-18.

Uno, Dos, Tres con Andrés

Come sing, dance, shake and try out new rhythms and Spanish words with Andres as he takes children on a musical journey through different  Latin American cultures.For ages 3-12.

Test Preparation Workshop

This workshop will guide participants in how to use the Testing and Education Reference Center, available through the library's website. Learn how to navigate the educational resources provided through the database as well as tips, tricks and even practice tests.

Make and Take Crafts

Make a gift for mom. Simple and easy crafts for children ages 12 and under.

Baby Lap Time

Music, stories and movement for babies ages birth -- 18 months, accompanied by an adult.

Booksellers and Librarians Solve Mysteries Everyday

Join Crime Author Susan Froetschel from 10 a.m. -- 4 p.m. as she volunteers at the library for Sisters in Crime's Booksellers and Librarians Solve Mysteries Every Day event. Susan will answer writing questions of all kinds from people of all ages in addition to performing more traditional library tasks. Call 202-576-7252 for more information.