Family Programs

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Weekend Matinee

Children's movies for ages 6-10.
spooky crafts

Frightfully Crafty

Simple seasonal crafts for ages 6-12.
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Scream Cinema

Get ready for spooky good times with frightfully, funny movies. Showings:  Ages 5-7    4:30 pm Ages 8-12  6:00 pm  

Family Scratch Club

Come on down to the new Digital Commons in MLK for a kids' computer program!
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The Pillowcase Project

Join us to learn about being safe during emergencies and to design your own pillowcase. For children ages 8 to 11 years old. Children under 9 must be accompanied by an adult. Sponsored by the American Red Cross. Co-hosted by the SW Neighborhood Assembly Emergency Preparedness Task Force & Youth Activities Task Force.  
Harry Potter & the Sorcerer's Stone DVD

Movie Madness

Join us to watch the first adventure in the Harry Potter series and make themed crafts. For children ages 6 to12. Children under 9 must be accompanied by an adult. Questions? Call 202-724-4691.  
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Music Time

Friday mornings, bring your dancing feet to the Children's Room for a celebration of multiple musical genres. Maracas, jingle bells, and tambourines help us find the beat as we let music move us. Ages birth to five. 

Play Dough Play Day

Join us for our re-scheduled Play Dough Play Day on Friday, October 2 from 10:30 -11:15 a.m.! Children ages 2.9 to 5 years old will LOVE squishing, kneading and creating new things with dough. Ms. Tea will follow a simple non-toxic recipe that requires no cooking, and provide other materials and household items as dough modeling tools to prompt creative thinking/exploration. 
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Family Story Time

Seasonal stories and activities designed to be enjoyed by all ages.
Book it to health

Book-it-to-Health: Turkey Pumpkin Chili

Join us for a delicious sampling of this healthy dish at our Book-it-to-Health Seminar. Book-it-to-Health presents live instruction, simple, delicious, healthy recipes and nutrition information by trained nutrition specialists and chefs, and a raffle for free groceries! We have a great collection of healthy eating cookbooks. So bring your  food health questions and library cards,dig in, and browse a great selection of books to take with you!   Best Ages 13 and up