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.
Call us at (202) 727-1248
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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!