Poem in Your Pocket Day

Poem In Your Pocket Day

Come Celebrate Poem in Your Pocket Day! Celebrate poetry by reading poetry, acknowleging the great child poets in our community, playing games and have fun! This program is great for children ages 3-12.
Poem in Your Pocket Day

Poem in Your Pocket Day

Pick a poem that moves you. Pick a poem that amuses you. Pick a poem that confuses you. Put it in your pocket and see how it changes your day. From the Academy of American Poets:
Washington Area Bicycle Association

Everyday Biking Workshop with WABA

Ever considered biking to the store to save time? Or biking to work to save money? Or maybe you just want to get out and exercise and be outside more? 

Children's Movie

Hiro and his robot Baymax team up with friends to form a band of high-tech heroes!   This film is rated PG, with a runtime of 102 minutes.    
Building Wonder, Designing Dreams: The Bookmaking of Brian Selznick

Building Wonder, Designing Dreams: The Bookmaking of Brian Selznick

This interactive, multi-media exhibit for all ages celebrates the bookmaking of children’s author and illustrator, Brian Selznick—his exquisite artistry, experimentation with form and narrative and spellbinding storytelling. It is timed to engage visitors with Selznick’s work and themes in anticipation of his May 8 lecture and May 9 family program at the library; visit for details.
Be a changemaker

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. This May, we will be focusing on activities celebrating diversity and inclusion.  Best for ages 9 and older.

Friday Game Day

After the school day is done, come to the Anacostia Library for some Friday fun!  Join us on last Friday of the every month at 4 p.m. for Game Day in the children's room! There will be board and Wii games available to play and enjoy. Light refreshments will be served.

Spring Egg Hunt and Story Time

The event will be outdoors, weather permitting. Egg baskets will be provided, but feel free to bring your own. The egg hunt will last until all eggs have been retrieved.  Story time will begin at 11 a.m.  Ages 8 and younger.

Environmental Film Festival: Children's Films

Four short films celebrating nature will be shown in the Children's Story Room on the second floor.  Featured are two films based on children's books and two films about life in the ocean. Suggested age for all films is 2-5.
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Careers in Comics Panel Discussion and Portfolio Review

Want to make comic books for a living? Have your stuff reviewed by pros in the field? Come meet working writers, artists and more on Saturday, April 11. Guests include: Shannon Gallant, illustrator for Marvel and Dreamworks