Family Programs

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
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Women's History Month Family Movie

Join us for this 1998 animated story set in imperial China about a young girl who bravely takes her father's place in the army and transforms into a legendary heroine. For families. 
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Monthly Movie for Children and Families

Our monthly film for children and families is happening again! We'll be hosting a great movie for ages 2 and older. Please join us!
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Springtime Paper Flower Craft

Join West End staff in celebrating Spring by making some paper flowers! Appropriate for ages 3+.
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Stuffed Animal Storytime

Bring your favorite furry (stuffed) companion and join us for some fun stories! Appropriate for ages 3-5.
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Seuss Stories!

Celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday week -- he'd be 111 years old this year! -- with a readaloud of some of his classic books and a take-home craft. The fun takes place in the children's area of the main reading room. Ages 3 and older.