Story Time

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Doggie Storytime with PAL

Join us for a doggie themed story time.  We’ll read some dog related stories and have a simple craft on hand that you can also take home to complete. Best of all come and meet two of new dog friends from PAL (People. Animals. Love)! They would love to have new friends to read them a story. Family and Friends are invited to join in the fun!
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Pajama Storytime

Bring your favorite furry (stuffed) companion and join us for some fun stories! Appropriate for ages 3-5.
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Sports Shenanigans Storytime

Calling all athletes! Enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, and surprises in this special storytime to bring out the athlete in everyone! Come ready to get moving in your sneakers and activewear.

Black History Story Time

Children can enjoy poems, songs, and stories written by or about famous African Americans in this special Black History story time! The story time focuses on Martin Luther King Jr. but also includes poets such as Nikki Grimes and Langston Hughes. Appropriate for children ages 3-7. 

Winter Story Time

Celebrate the winter solstice with a winter-themed story time and craft!  For ages 4 and up. 
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.
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ASL Story Time

Stories, games, fun in American Sign Language (ASL) with Deaf Services Librarian Janice Rosen.   For ages 3-5, but all ages are welcome.  ASL/voice interpreters and therapy dogs from People Animals Love will be present. Questions? Voice/video: 202-559-5368 or email:
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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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Storytime at Petworth Community Market

Join us for songs, finger plays, movement, stories and rhymes. This will be a special Halloween storytime for children of all ages! We will meet at the Petworth Community Market located near Upshur Street NW and 9th Street NW, about a block from the Petworth Library.
Family Story Time

Family Story Time

Join the Parklands-Turner Library Staff on Saturday morning for an ongoing series of monthly Family Story Times.  Most of the family story times will include related crafts that enhance the fun of this great reading-together experience.