Family Programs

Roald Dahl Day

Celebrate Roald Day Day!

Sept. 13th is Roald Dahl Day! Celebrate at the library during our regular scheduled Family Fun Day Sunday program. We'll show a movie adaptation of one of Roald Dahl's books and have games and crafts to enjoy!
And Tango Makes Three

Read and Craft: 'And Tango Makes Three'

In honor of Banned Books Week, celebrate your child’s freedom to read with And Tango Makes Three

Halloween Celebration

Happy Halloween! Join us in the Children's Room of the Northeast Library for a day of stories, crafts, and tasty treats! Spooky Storytime: 10:30-11 a.m. Creepy Crafts: 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Trick or Treat: 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Be sure to come in costume!  
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End of Summer Reading Party

Come celebrate the end of another successful D.C. library summer reading program! We will have crafts, food, and prizes for all so  join in the fun as we end summer with a bash! This program is for children of all ages.
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D.C. Shorts Film Festival Family Showcase

The D.C. Shorts Film Festival brings the best films under 20 minutes from around the globe to enthusiastic audiences throughout Washington, DC. Join us for a special FREE Family Showcase at eight different DC Public Library locations around the city. This showcase runs approximately 50 minutes and the films are appropriate for children ages 8 and older.
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Mexican Folktales and Crafts

Join us to celebrate Hispanic/Latino Heritage month with stories about Mexican culture and a craft. This program is recommended for ages 4-10. 
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American Sign Language (ASL) Story Time!

Janice Rosen, Deaf Services Librarian, will sign stories in American Sign Language (ASL).   Therapy dogs from People Animals Love (PAL) will join the story time fun.    Story-related activities will follow.    

National Bullying Prevention Month Film

View a nationally acclaimed and powerful movie on anti-bullying. This film offers insights into many facets of bullying and is a must-see for parents, educators and teens. Color, 99 minutes. Rated PG 13
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Make Your Own Anti-Bullying T-shirt

Come in and create your own anti-bullying T-shirt. Space is limited, so participants are encouraged to register by Monday Oct. 5, 2015. You may register at or call 202-541-6226. Walk-ins welcome on a first-come, first-served basis.
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Meet One of Our Community Helpers!

Join us as we welcome a real life community helper! One of D.C.'s finest, a K-9 handler from MPD and his dog will be appearing at the library to speak about their job. Come meet an officer and their hard working partner. We'll have a simple craft on hand that you can take home as well as some dog themed books available for checkout.  For ages 5 and older.