Family Programs

Family Chinese Conversation Corner

Are you learning Chinese in school or speak it with family at home? Practice your Chinese, meet other Chinese speaking families, and make new friends at our Chinese Conversation Corner for children and families.

Cherry Blossom Celebration

You know it's Spring in the District when our famous Japanese cherry trees are in bloom!Join us in the Children's Room for an afternoon of arts and crafts celebrating these beloved blossoms, as well as Japan, the nation that graciously brought them here. 

Cuentos para la Familia

¡Divertido para toda la familia!Venga para escuchar y leer libros en Español en el salón de niños. Edades 0-12. Martes a las 4 p.m. hasta la 4:30 p.m. No hay que registrarse.

Family Fun Time

Looking for a fun, family oriented, weekend activity? Look no further!Children and their families are encouraged to let loose and have a ball in the library. Every Saturday, come prepared to laugh, play and have fun!Please call the Children's Desk at 202-727-1248 to find out the specific theme for the week. 

NSO In Your Neighborhood Presents: Instrument Petting Zoo

The National Symphony Orchestra presents a hands-on experience for children with its musician's instruments. Join us as we touch, play, and explore a fabulous array of the NSO's musical treasures!Ages 5 and up.

Collective Voices 18th Annual Poetry Extravaganza in Honor of Dr. King

Please join us in the Great Hall for this very special event as Collective Voices once again presents their annual literary tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.There will be many special guests, including the Malcolm X Drummers and Dancers and Washington, DC Poet Laureate, Delores Kendrick.

Remembering King by Looking at the Roles of His Lifetime

Join us for a family program remembering Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with books and refreshments.We will be exploring the many roles of responsibility mastered by King in his lifetime.

Smithsonian Discovery Theater on Tour Presents: Lions of Industry, Mothers of Invention

Discovery Theater’s interactive play honors the creativity and genius of African American entrepreneurs and inventors like beauty innovator Madam C.J. Walker, “peanut man” George Washington Carver, academic giant Booker T. Washington, and even cranky potato chip inventor George Crum.

Pajama Story Time

Join us for an evening family story time.Pajamas and stuffed animals welcome!

Woodridge Library Interim Open House

Join the community as we open the Woodridge Interim Library on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014.