Family Programs

Board Games

Board Game Afternoons!

Join us for an afternoon of Board Game fun in the Georgetown Children's Room! These games are appropriate for children ages 5 and older.
Homework Zone

Parklands-Turner Homework Zone

The Parklands Turner Library staff cares about the education and well being of the youth in the community, and invites local school aged children ages 8 to 15 to visit the Parklands-Turner branch library on Wednesdays for a unique study hall opportunity outside of the school classroom. On Wednesday nights the library will establish a calm study environment called The Homework Zone.  It will be availiable from 3:00pm to 5:00pm in the children's area.

Family Story Time

Looking for a fun, family-oriented  storytime? Look no further! Children and their families are encouraged to join us for a lively story in the library. Every Monday at 5pm, come prepared to listen to a story and have fun!   All ages welcome
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Circus Celebration!

On this day in 1884, The Ringling Brothers' Circus opened its flaps for business and since that day circus acts have become a standard form of entertainment for children and adults alike. Popcorn, animals, clowns - what's not to love? (OK, maybe not the clowns.) Join us for a fun afternoon as we read our favorite circus related stories. Stay for our circus-themed craft; it's an event you'll not want to miss. For ages 6 and older.
Wizard of Oz

We're Off to See the Wizard!

Perhaps you’ve seen the movie? Well L. Frank Baum, as you undoubtedly know, is the author of
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Youth Chess Club

Children get to learn how to play from an experienced instructor and participate in friendly games against each other. The instructor will be at Rosedale from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

Library Lovers Like to Bike During National Bike Month!

Find out just how many library lovers really like to bike as we celebrate National Bike Month in May 2015! A special bike-to-storytime program is planned in Northeast D.C. and in Northwest D.C., at the beginning and ending of the month!   Saturday, May 2, 9:30-11:30 a.m.: Bicyclists of all ages will meet at Southeast Neighborhood Library by 10 a.m. for a ride to Northeast Neighborhood Library, where we will join other Ward 6 families and enjoy an outdoor celebration with stories, crafts and snacks!

'Wonderstruck' Shadow Boxes

In honor of Brian Selznick's book Wonderstruck, we will be talking about the art of collecting and making our own shadowboxes. We will provide the boxes and some materials to put inside but feel free to bring your own "collections" to display in your box. This program is for ages 6 and older.
Paint Supplies

Mt. Pleasant Youth Arts Fair

Every year, Mt. Pleasant hosts a public art exhibition of work by local students, so everyone in the community can see what talented kids we have in our midst! Stop by the Children's Room on the second floor to view selected works from the 2015 Mt. Pleasant Youth Arts Fair. This year's theme is "Heroes of Mt. Pleasant." The show is featured here at the library and at surrounding local businesses.
Paint Supplies

Mt. Pleasant Youth Arts Fair Opening Night Reception and Award Ceremony

Join us to honor the participants of the Mt. Pleasant Youth Art Fair until 8 p.m. in the Children's Room on the second floor. Participating artists will receive certificates, and prizes for best in show will be presented.  The artwork relating to this year's theme, "Heroes of Mt. Pleasant," will be on display at the Library, in the Children's Room on the Second Floor, and at local businesses May 4-31.