Create 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.


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.

Back to School Story & Craft

Make your own pencil topper! Grades K-3

Magnetic Poetry Craft Time

Make your own magnetic poetry kit. Grades 4-8

Baby/Toddler Lap Time

For ages birth -- 24 months.

Tenley Author Series

Stop by Tenley on Saturday, October 1, at 3 p.m. for a visit with Mary Quattlebaum, author of such children's books as Pirate vs. Pirate and many other titles.

Children’s Day/Book Day (El Día de los Niños/El Día de los Libros)

Story Time: The popular Maru Montero Dance Company will perform Mexican folk, cha-cha, mambo, salsa, tango and many other dances from Latin America. Ages 6 - 12.

Preschool Story Time

Listen to stories and enjoy music, movement and other fun activities.For ages 2-5 years, with parents or caregivers.

Explore Germany

Hear traditional German folktales, and watch the movie, The Brothers Grimm (PG-13). Ages 9 - 12.