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European Tastes and Tales

  Ever wonder what food children enjoy in other countries? Join us for an introduction to European folktales and recipes, while sampling treats from corresponding countries. For all ages.  

Halloween Art Contest

Submit your art to the Southeast Library Information Desk for a chance to win a prize. Winners will be selected for three age categories: kids (4-12), teens (13-19), and adults (19 and older). Please include your name, age and contact information with your submission. All entries are due by October 30.  
A picture of Julia Tasheva telling folktales with yarn

Storyteller Julia Tasheva

Baba Marta’s Yarn A Puppetry / Storytelling Performance
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Children's Costume Swap

Take a costume, leave a costume! Have children's dress-up clothes that don't fit? Has your little one refused to be a firefighter for yet another year? Bring past costumes to the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library, and find something new! This drop-in program runs from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Accepting all gently-used and clean costume clothing and accessories. For more information please call the Children's Department at 202-727-1248
It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown

It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown Film and Halloween Party!

It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown Halloween Party! Come in your costume and bring some of your candy to watch this Halloween classic and decorate a candy bag! We'll start the movie at 1:00 and play it on a loop until we close at 5:30, so stop by before you head out to trick or treat!


Join us for our annual Halloween party for ages 0-12.  Crafts, treats, and scavenger hunt from 3:00-5:30. Costume parade at 3:30 and spooky storytelling from 4:00-5:00.  
'My First Nutcracker" book cover

Reader's Theatre Featuring My First Nutcracker

Calling all readers! Please join us in the children's room on Monday, December 14 at 4 p.m. for Reader's Theatre.
"Four Friends in Autumn" book cover

Reader's Theatre Featuring Four Friends in Autumn

Calling all readers! Please join us in the children's room on Monday, November 30 at 4 p.m. for Reader's Theatre.Four Friends in Autumn by Tomie DePaola is the featured piece.
Trick or Treat

Trick or Treat at the Southeast Library

Stop by the Southeast Library on Halloween in costume and get a free treat! All ages welcome.
Art by Jessie Wilcox-Smith

Hungry Like the Wolf: Re-Tellings of the Red Riding Hood Tale

Over the years, Little Red Riding Hood, a story that originated in France and was collected and written down by Charles Perrault, has been adapted and re-told many times. It remains a fascinating tale and the West End Interim Library welcomes families with children ages 3 to 7 to attend a story-time that will present several versions of the classic tale. The story will become new and exciting again for those who have heard the classic version before, and will be enjoyed by those experiencing it for the first time.