Family Programs


Storyteller: Cheryl "Sparkle" Mosley

Please join us for a live storytelling performance by Cheryl "Sparkle" Mosley, the Story Dove.  This special one hour performance is a part of the Black Storytellers series taking place between November 9th and 15th at participating DC area libraries.  This program is made possible thanks to our partnership with the National Association of Black Storytellers
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Happy Birthday C.S. Lewis

You are cordially invited to a celebration of  C.S. Lewis' 117th birthday. Travel through the wardrobe with us to celebrate The Chronicles of Narnia author's big day! 


This rat (Remy) was so inspired by his favorite chef Auguste Gusteau to do what he loves most —-to cook. His family and friends thought that he was weird for being a rat who wanted to cook. But every day he watched Chef Auguste Gusteau talk about why it’s so important to believe in yourself, and Remy knew nothing is impossible. Join us for our movie  program.      
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Winter Scavenger Hunt

Children can enjoy a winter scavenger hunt inside the library, searching for books that have a snowflake on their cover or a book about a holiday in December. For ages 6 and up.
Teen Game Night

Family Game Night

Families can enjoy a game night at the library, with a variety of games available, including Sorry, Monopoly, and Battleship
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20th Annual Poetry Extravaganza with Sistah Joy and Collective Voices

Please join us as we honor the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at the 20th Annual Poetry Extravaganza with Sistah Joy and Collective Voices. This is a family-friendly event that features live poetry, drumming, dancing, youth performances, and much much more!
Black Storytellers

Black Storytellers Series: Lyn Ford, Teller of Home-Fried Tales

The DC Public Library, in partnership with the National Association of Black Storytellers, is proud to host a week-long series of storytelling events for children, families, and school groups. Join us for a special live performance from Lyn Ford, teller of home-fried tales, with a storytime for ages 3 to 6.
Awaken the Force

Awaken the Force at the Library

Calling all young Jedi, Wookies, Ewoks, Stormtroopers, and other friends: come celebrate the new movie and all things Star Wars with crafts, a photo booth, music, books, and more.  This is a drop-in event. Craft stations will be open until 3:30 p.m. or while supplies last.  May the Force Be With You!  For ages 12 and under.
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Holiday Party!

Celebrate the holiday season with stories, music, crafts, and treats!  This interactive event will take place in the children's room.  
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Black History Month Quilt Making with the William O. Lockridge/ Bellevue Library

Join the William O. Lockridge/ Bellevue Library as we celebrate the rich history of quilt making in the African- American and African Diaspora tradition by embarking on a 2-week quilt making experience.The Main Meeting Room will be open and available during the following dates and times for Quilt construction:Saturday, February 13, 2016, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m.Sunday, February 14, 2016, 1 p.m.- 3 p.m.Wednesday, February 17, 2016, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m.