Family Programs

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Make Music Day at the Library

Enjoy live music in front of the library from 1 - 8 p.m. in celebration of Make Music Day. Lineup of artists include: Arthur Diggs and Joe Miller Cristian and Yana Trifilio Tango Trio Ukulele Teach 'n Play (family program with with Middle C) Bryan McEntire

In the Zone: Ukulele Teach 'n Play

This month's In the Zone is brought to you in collaboration with Tenleytown Main Street and Middle C music store. Learn to play ukulele with instructors from Middle C! Ukuleles will be provided for hands-on learning. This event is part of Tenleytown's celebration of Make Music Day.
Japan in a Suitcase


Join us to explore Japan & Japanese culture with a presentation and craft activity. For ages 5-12. Children under the of age 9 must be supervised by a parent or responsible caregiver.
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Librarian's Choice: Shark Attack!

It’s Shark Week!  Learn more about these fascinating and fearsome creatures with a special program in the Children's Department. The program includes read-aloud stories, songs, crafts, and hands-on learning activities!
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Day at the Beach

No time to visit the beach? No problem! The beach is coming to your library on Sunday, July 24. Visit the Children's Department to bask in the “sun” on a beach towel with your favorite book, play in the sand, make a jellyfish craft, and catch a wave, all at MLK library! Fun for ages 0-12 and their caregivers.

Puzzles & Board Games

All programs are free and open to the public. For age 6-12
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Project Bricks

Self directed play with LEGOs and DUPLOs in the children's room. For children of all ages.
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Kids Club: Cootie Catchers

What's your fortune? What does your future hold? Do you have a secret admirer? Will you have twelve children? These "cootie catcher" fortune tellers were popular back in the day. Join us in the Children's Department to learn how to make them, then amaze all your friends!
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Kids Club: Black and White Art

Show off your creative side while sticking to two colors: black and white. We'll not only be making art, but we'll be examining black and white art featured in some of the most popular children's books of all time (and maybe even read aloud a book or two). Let's get messy!
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Maker's Social Club: Mermaid Day!

New month, new theme: Join us for another edition of Maker's Social Club. We will be celebrating Mermaid Day!  We will be be creating all things mermaid using the design software Tinkercad and our 3-D printers.  There are limited spaces, so register online at For children 6 and older, teens and adults. Children ages 6- 12 must be accompanied by a legal guardian at all times.