Kids

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Malaysian Games

Come learn and play some fun Malaysian games! For ages 6-12. Children under 9 must be accompanied by an adult. Questions? Please call 202-724-4691. 
Elephant & Piggie: I Am Invited to a Party

Elephant & Piggie Party

Join us for a party to celebrate some of our favorite friends, Elephant & Piggie! We'll have story time, a game, snacks, and crafts.  Children younger than 9 must be accompanied by an adult. Questions? Call 202-724-4691. 
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Weekend LEGO Club

Come create, build, and play using LEGO bricks. Check out our awesome LEGO book collection for ideas! For ages 6-12. Children younger than 9 must be accompanied by an adult.  Questions? Call 202-724-4691. 
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Truck Farm

The Truck Farm is a traveling, edible exhibit that allows D.C.’s urban youth to really “dig in” to the source of the food that fuels their growing bodies and minds. In partnership with the  United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) People’s Garden, DC Central Kitchen’s Truck Farm visits youth agencies and schools to deliver interactive and educational lessons about the benefits of nutritious produce. Join us to learn about yummy plants and see how they can be used.  Each session will include a tasting! Open to children ages 6-18.  
Visual Artist Karen

3-D Art Workshop for Children

Create handmade book sculptures and other 3-D projects in this hands-on workshop with artist, Karen Brown. For ages 6-12
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CANCELED: Washington Nationals Player Aaron Barrett

Due to the power outage at Nationals Park last night, the visit from Drew Storen has been postponed.
Drew Storen

Rescheduled: Meet Drew Storen of the Washington Nationals

Drew is coming back!  Tenley-Friendship Library will be THE SPOT to meet Drew Storen of the Washington Nationals, hear him read a story, and answer your questions. DC Public Library Summer Reading is sponsored by The Washington Nationals.
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Garden Club

Come join us for hands-on fun with a special visit from DC Central Kitchen on July 20 and Aug. 17! Explore and tend the library's outdoor garden. Kids will get to plant seeds, water them, weed them, and watch them grow into a variety of flowers, herbs and vegetables.
Chipotle Fundraiser

Chipotle Fundraiser for DC Public Library

CAUSE AN EFFECT Make eating a selfless act by joining us for a fundraiser to support the DC Public Library. Just go into any Washington, DC Chipotle on Tuesday, July 14, from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Show the adjacent image on your smartphone or tell the cashier you are supporting the cause -- and 50 percent of the proceeds will be donated to DC Public Library.
Washington Nationals Manager Matt Williams

Meet Washington Nationals Player Stephen Strasburg

Enjoy a special story time with Washington Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg. He will read stories and answer your questions. Free book give-away while supplies last. Best for ages 5-12.

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