Family Programs

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All-Ages Board Game Party

Celebrate International Games Day at the Southeast Library with two hours of drop-in fun. We'll provide light refreshments as well as popular and lesser-known board and card games appropriate for all ages, preschoolers through adults -- but feel free to bring your favorite game along, too!

Global Stories and Songs!

Hello, Bonjour, Buenos Dias! Good Day, Guten Tag, Konichiwa! Ms. Tea and Ms. Tracy invite you to come enjoy stories and songs from all around the world! Help build multi-cultural awareness and appreciation in your young child as our books and music fuel the imagination and carry us across the globe to different delightful destinations each month!  
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Introduction to Chess

Learn the basics of chess with Zivorad "Ziko" Djuric, certified chess teacher and FIDE rank master.  Get one-on-one instruction and meet new friends.  For youth ages 5-18.

Pajama Story Time

An evening story time where pajamas are encouraged but not required. These 30-40 minute evening programs are designed to delight children of all ages. Filled with stories and activities that promote and develop language skills and imagination these programs encourage children to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning.
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Kids Euro Festival: Storytelling from Ireland

Children & families are invited to join us to hear storyteller Joe Brennan share legends & folktales from Ireland at 3 P.M. in the Children's Room.  Recommended for ages 8 and up.  Children under 9 years old must be accompanied by a caregiver.  Please call 202-724-4691 for questions.
Young Readers Day

Young Readers Day

It's Young Readers Day! Celebrate Young Readers Day and receive a prize by coming to the library at any time and reading a book with your child.       
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"Marching Along with John Philip Sousa"

Come and enjoy a one-man show written and performed by local actor Dwane Starlin, drawing from Sousa's body of personal papers, letters, recordings, and biographies and in celebration of Sousa's birthday, November 6, 1854.
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International Games Day: Come and Play!

Come and play at Tenley-Friendship Library as we celebrate International Games Day with libraries across the country with fun board games and a Mario Cart Tournament where you could win prizes.  Board Game Bonanza  11:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
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Kids Euro Festival: The U.K. - The Science Behind Music

How do we make sounds, record sounds, and see sounds? This sensational presentation from Science Made Simple — the United Kingdom’s leading science show company, and a winner of multiple awards for their work — features lots of demonstrations and audience interaction, revealing secrets from the basics of sound to the very latest in music technology.