Family Programs

Family Story Time

Family Story Time

Story time fun for the entire family, these 30-40 minutes story times are packed full of books and activities designed to be enjoyed by all ages.  Promoting language and literacy skills, these story times are a great way to further your child’s lifelong love of reading and learning. Children and their grownups are encouraged to actively engage and participate with the stories and activities during the program.
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Journey to the South Pole

Let's learn about one of the coldest environments on the Earth as we journey to the South Pole. We'll read some books about the South Pole and Antarctica but we'll especially pay attention to all the magical creatures that reside in this frozen environment  - it'll be penguins and polar bears galore! We'll try our hand at building an igloo and maybe play some games, so don't forget to stop by for this special adventure. For ages 6 and older.
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The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe Winter Book Discussion

When it's cold outside, there's nothing like curling up with a good book in order to enjoy a pleasant afternoon.

Celebrate Black History Month

Come celebrate Black History Month with a short film on the Underground Railroad and a craft. Appropriate for ages 3 and older.
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Kwanzaa Music and Story Time

Join us for this special Music and Story Time on the first day of Kwanzaa.  Harambe!
Family Game Time at Tenley Library

Family Game Time

Join us each month at Tenley Library for a Saturday of gaming starting at noon. Play board games, video games and collectible card games with friends and family from the neigborhood and around Washington, D.C. Want to know more about different kinds of games?  Check out our Games LibGuide for the many resources DC Public Library has to offer on this topic.  Ages 11-19.   

Tutoring by KIPP

Tutoring for elementary, middle, and high school students on all subjects Tuesdays from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Provided by KIPP teachers and geared towards KIPP curriculum, but open and free for all!   Children younger than 9 years of age must have a parent present. 

Winter Break Kickoff

Bored during break?  Miss Julie will teach you fun games that you can easily play at home.   Also, sign up for Winter Reading Club, and earn a Chipotle Kids' meal over break.   Snacks will be provided.   For ages 5 and older.  

Polar Express Party

Join us for a special holiday edition of Pajama Story Time.  We will have an interactive reading of the classic The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg.  
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Family Story Time: Teddy Bear Takeover

Who runs the world? Teddy Bears! Well, not really, but at Petworth Library they will rule for a day! Many Americans celebrate teddy bears twice a year: Sept. 9 (National Teddy Bear Day) and Nov. 14 (National American Teddy Bear Day).  Bring your favorite teddy bear to Petworth Neighborhood Library for a cozy and fun teddy-themed Family Story Time with parachute songs, poems and a group photo. Afterwards, be sure to check out some teddy-centric tales for you and your plush pal to enjoy at home!