Kids

Photo of Marian Anderson at the Lincoln Memorial

Inspiring the Me I Want to Be: Marian Anderson

Teaching artist Tom Minter and DC Public Librarians will lead an interactive program for all ages about Marian Anderson, a renowned African American singer who overcame discrimination to be trained and perform in noted venues such as the Metropolitan Opera House. The audience will have many opportunities to sing along and participate.
Dog lays head on book

Puppy Dog Tales

Reading aloud to dogs can help build a child’s confidence in reading. Children in grades K-3 can sign up for 20-minute reading slots to read to a dog. Dogs and owners will be joining us from ​Therapy Pets Unlimited, a non-profit organization that specializes in providing therapy dogs for community programs and events. Please come into the library or call 202-698-0183 to sign up for a slot. Sign up starts March 1. 
Wii Move

Wii Move

Wii Move is a fun gaming activity to attend with your friends to get into the action and adventure. So come on make your MOVES!!! Wednesdays, 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Ages 9-14.
Environmental Film Festival

Kids Environmental Film Festival

Come to the library and watch children's films presented by the Environmental Film Festival. Ages birth to 8.
cover of Snowblind dvd

Screening of 'Snowblind,' a DC Independent Film Festival Movie

Join us in the Great Hall for a screening of the DC Independent Film Festival movie Snowblind, the remarkable story of Rachael Scdoris, the 23-year-old blind woman who competed in the Iditarod dogsled race. Film to be followed by a Q&A session with director Vikram Jayanti.
curiousgeorge

Curious George Party

Everyone loves that naughty monkey, Curious George! We will enjoy books, games, and crafts all about that silly simian. This program is for children age 3 and older.
Brian Selznick

A Visit with Brian Selznick

Meet award-winning children's author and illustrator Brian Selznick. Children may ask questions of Selznick during the first portion of the program. They will then have a chance to meet him and have up to four books signed. Books may be purchased onsite or brought from home. This will be a great time to explore the multi-media, interactive exhibit, “Building Wonder, Designing Dreams: The Bookmaking of Brian Selznick,” and to try out a variety of staff-led activities related to Selznick’s books.  Call 202-727-1248 for more information.

Testy Test Test

Testy Test
Assorted LEGO bricks

LEGO Club!

Drop by and build during our weekly LEGO club! Create a skyscraper, a pirate ship, or whatever your mind can dream up. Best for ages 5-12.
We March

Civic Leadership Youth Club

The Shepherd Park Civic Leadership Youth Club will introduce kids to basic principles of community civics and social justice movements, empowering them to explore new ideas and tools for change as well as developing life-long leadership skills. During our February meeting, kids will learn about the history of civil rights leadership, identify a current community need and develop an independent organizing strategy. Kids ages 9-14 will enjoy these dynamic monthly activities.

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