Family Programs

Read Out Loud

Family Read Out Loud Night

Come and read an excerpt from your favorite read. Light refreshments will be served. Sign up at    
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Spring Sing!

Join us for a concert featuring student vocal groups from American University, Georgetown University, and George Washington University.  Questions? Email

Earth Day Craft

Enjoy Earth Day with some activities and a craft. Appropriate for ages 5-12.

A Jazz Evening

As part of Jazz Appreciation Month, families can enjoy a half-hour long jazz songs from recordings of classic performers like Louis Armstrong,

Poetry Writing Workshop for Kids

Like animals? Think you'd like to be a poet? Hear a few animal poems and then try making your own! Appropriate for ages 6-10.
Bookcover When Marian sang : the true recital of Marian Anderson illustrated by Brial SelznickPhotograph of Anamer Castrello

Building Wonder, Designing Dreams: The Bookmaking of Brian Selznick/Exhibit Opening Program - When Marian Sang

This exhibit celebrates the bookmaking of children’s author and illustrator, Brian Selznick. The opening event will feature mezzo-soprano Anamer Castrello, affiliated with the Washington National Opera, and teaching artist Tom Minter in an interactive program about the life and music of the world renowned singer, Marian Anderson.   This program for all ages includes performances and audience participation.
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Celebrate the Cherry Blossom Festival!

It's almost spring and you know what that means: D.C.'s cherry blossom trees will be blooming soon! This year, the National Cherry Blossom Festival will start on March 20, and it will continue through April. Join us for a lovely afternoon as we celebrate these magnificent trees and the wonderful culture of Japan. We will read stories and learn about origami. For ages 7 and older.
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Women's History Month Bingo

March is Women's History Month. Be it thought-provoking, challenging or inspirational, there are many women who have contributed to history in unique ways. Join us as we learn more about these colorful characters through a fun and interactive game of bingo - it's still learning about history but just a little bit more fun! For ages 7 and older.

Library Playdate

Looking for a place to toddle? Play with toys? Meet other little ones? Look no further!  Join us in the Children’s Room of the Northeast Library every Thursday afternoon 1-3 p.m. Play with toys that encourage early literacy and motor skill development. Learn early literacy tips from Children’s Librarians.  Relax, let loose, and have a ball! For children ages birth to 3, along with parents and their caretakers.  
Bookcover When Marian sang : the true recital of Marian Anderson illustrated by Brial Selznick

Walk Down Memory Lane

Take a walk down memory lane from Miss Ida's Porch and share stories about events in the past; find out what happened