Hok-noth-da? American Indian Storybook Program

Brought to you by the National Museum of the American Indian, Hok-noth-da? (“Did you hear?” in the Shawnee language) gives young people a chance to hear a Native American story and engage hands-on with cultural objects that deepen their understanding of the tribe and traditions represented in the story.  Space is limited, so register early!  Recommended for ages 5 and up. Need information? Call us at (202) 727-1248

Japan- In- A- Suitcase

Learn about Japan and Japanese culture through hands-on activities and demonstrations. Hear stories about the daily school life of Japanese children. Learn Japanese greetings and counting. For ages 8-12

We All Scream For Ice Cream!

Join us at Deanwood for a create your own ice cream extravaganza. for ages 6-12
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End of Summer Reading Party

Come celebrate the end of another successful D.C. library summer reading program! We will have crafts, food, and prizes for all so  join in the fun as we end summer with a bash! This program is for children of all ages.
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Summer Reading Finale Party

Enjoy the last few weeks of summer with a special summer reading finale party for kids and teens!   1:30 p.m. – Superhero Story Time – Children can listen to a special superhero-themed story time and discuss their favorite superheroes and what powers they would want as superheroes. Coloring pages will also be provided. 2-4 p.m. – Beats – Teens will get to participate in a digital music workshop that gives participants the opportunity to create music together. Appropriate for ages 9-19.
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Meet One of Our Community Helpers!

Join us as we welcome a real life community helper! One of D.C.'s finest, a K-9 handler from MPD and his dog will be appearing at the library to speak about their job. Come meet an officer and their hard working partner. We'll have a simple craft on hand that you can take home as well as some dog themed books available for checkout.  For ages 5 and older.
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Summer Reading Finale: Ice Cream Social

Come all ye heroes, let’s celebrate our summer reading accomplishments and enjoy ice cream.  
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Summer Reading Block Party

We’ve come to the end of our summer reading program, so let’s party! A block party, that is. Join us on Sunday, Aug. 30, 2-5 p.m., for fun activities and stories and to claim your summer reading prizes! We’ll be set up outside of the library on 7th Street NE between D Street NE and the alley.  Event line up: Get your face painted with cool designs Choose from options of balloon twisting designs Watch guest master storyteller Arianna Ross perform on the patio area 3-4 p.m. Make hero-themed crafts
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Movie Time: Into the Woods

The final installment of our summer "Grown Up Fairytales" film series, Into the Woods explores what happens after "happily ever after."
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Summer Reading Read-A-Thon!

Come read with us from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., have snacks, and earn time toward your summer reading completion prizes! Remember, when you finish, you earn free food from Chipotle and a book of your choosing! Open to children of all ages!