Family Programs

Kamishibai Story Theater

Join us for a special family story time, as we celebrate Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month.  We will be telling the tale of Momotaro, or "Peach Boy," with a special kamishibai theater and doing a craft. Kamishibai, or "paper theater," is a method of Japanese storytelling.

Mother's Day Celebration

Stop by for our weekend Mother's Day celebration. We will be doing a Mother's Day related craft and and a special mothers-and-children themed story time. Books will be available for mothers and children to read together.This program is appropriate for children ages 6-12 and their mothers. Fathers, etc, are also welcome. Refreshments will be served.

May the Fourth Be With You

Calling all young Jedis, Wookies, Ewoks, Stormtroopers, and other friends: come celebrate all things Star Wars with crafts, games, music, books, and refreshments.And May the Force Be With You! Ages 5-12.

Family Reading Night

Reading should be a lifelong pursuit but sometimes children need a little help to discover where their interests and aptitude lie. Perhaps as a parent you've asked yourself questions like these:How do I encourage my child to read?What should I do if my child doesn't like to read?Or how can I start to read with my child?If so, then join us as we provide a forum for discussion as well as answers to some of these challenging questions. Topics such as the following will be broached:

'Martha Ann's Quilt for Queen Victoria'

The Victorian Society of America, Washington Metropolitan Chapter, presents author Kyra E. Hicks.Hicks will describe her efforts to discover the story of Martha Ann Ricks. Born into slavery in Tennessee, Ricks embarked on a 50-year quest to meet Queen Victoria and present her with a quilt.The audience will have an opportunity to purchase the book after the presentation.

Earth Day Crafts

Learn how to turn trash into treasured objects.  Join us for Earth Day crafts at the library. Fun for youth ages 5-14 years.For questions, please call 202-541-6025.

Mother's Day Crafts

Want to show mom some love this Spring?Join us after Family Story Time for Mother's day gift-making.Craft appropriate for all ages.     

Indonesian Shadow Puppet Craft

Learn more about the epic story of the Ramayana and create your own Indonesian "Wayang Kulit" puppets.Children ages 5-12 and their caregivers are welcome. 

Spring Garden Party!

Celebrate spring at the Southeast Library!We'll have a treasure hunt in the garden, light refreshments and plant crafts.

Garden Day

Come help us start our new family garden at Southwest Library!We have (most of) the tools, but if you have an extra shovel all the better!Rain date TBD.Call 202-724-4298 for details.(AP photo/Rick Bowmer)