Family Programs

Los Tres Chivitos Gruff = The Three Billy Goats Gruff

In honor of El Día de los Niños/El Día de los Libros = Children's Day/Book Day, join us for a bilingual presentation of The Three Billy Goats Gruff in English and Spanish.Don't miss this spin on an old classic.

"Tops and Bottoms": A Puppet Program

A trickster tale by Janet Stevens in which a hungry Hare turns his bad luck around by striking a clever deal with the rich and lazy bear down the road. Story read by Petworth Children staff and enacted by our Petworth Library puppets!Our puppet program is appropriate for children aged 7 and younger.

May The 4th Be With You Day! and Free Comic Book Day

Celebrate the magic of Star Wars with these fun family events!!! SW Jeopardy - Take our trivia challenge to see if you’re a Jedi Master.Origami - Create and decorate your very own Yoda.Gaming - Dance like Han Solo and swing a lightsaber in the Kinect Star Wars game on Xbox 360.Because it is also Free Comic Book Day, we will also be distributing free classic comic books donated to us by patrons.In the Teen Space, Second Floor, Room 208.

Family May Day Celebration

Join us in celebrating the return of Summer with a myriad of May Day festivities. Gather round for maypole dancing, garland-making, and musical merry-making! All ages welcome. Special May-themed, musical Pajama Story Time to follow at 7PM.     

Pacific Rhythm

Family dance troupe Pacific Rhythm brings the cultures of the Polynesian islands to life through dance.For all ages.Find out about more Pacific Rhythm shows at DC Public Library locations.

Family Story Time at Hill Center

Join us for family story time the second Saturday of every month at Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital.

Fun with Jumpstart: Earth Day Craft and Storytime

The Children’s Division of Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, in collaboration with volunteers from University of the District of Columbia’s Jumpstart group, will provide an afternoon of Earth Day activities until 4 p.m. in Room 200.Want to make your own ladybug? Sit down with your Jumpstart friends for some springtime crafts!

Community Leaders Are Readers

Join us in the children's program room for a story read by an Anacostia community leader and craft time, led by a local artist.Great fun for kids ages 2-8. Families welcome!

Online Homework Help for Children, Youth and Teenagers: How to Do It

Have your child, youth or teenager join us for one-on-one help or demonstration sessions on how to find help with homework assignments.

Maru Montero Dance Company Performs Mexican and Latin American Dance

El Día de los Niños/El Día de los Libros = Children's Day/Book Day Join us as Maru Montero Dance Company performs Mexican and Latin American folk dances.