Janice the Griot

Make a splash with stories about the Chesapeake Bay and neighboring waterways from this extraordinary storyteller. Ages 6 and up.

I Wish, I Dream, I Promise: Make a Book

Listen to Sushmita’s story about how she got her Buddhist prayer wheel in a tiny village 10,000 feet above sea level in the mountains of India. Learn how it inspired her to create a book of wishes and how to make your own. Ages 8 - 12.

Travel the World with a Librarian: Asia

Travel to Asia through stories and activities. Age birth - 5.

Blue Sky Puppet Theatre "If Pigs Could Fly"

Travel with friends Chester, Buster and Suzy Pig as they go to the Library to participate in Summer Reading, “One World, Many Stories.” After talking to the children’s librarian, Mrs. Picklebottom, about their fantasy of flying to foreign countries to hear native stories, she suggests a staycation instead and recommends they read about the countries they want to visit. Ages 3 - 8.

Coyaba Dance Theater

Coyaba Dance Theater brings the spirit of Africa and its traditions to DC Public Library. Experience traditional West African dancing and drumming that depict the daily life of African culture. The performance includes an historic overview and audience participation.

Create Your Own Superhero with Artist Maryanne Pollock

Participate in a comic book character workshop. Create your own superhero character with a secret and public identity, costume and mission. Draw superheroes with exaggeration, expression and movement. Coordinate the action of the figure with dialog bubbles. Also, learn the origins of superheroes from around the globe and discover how they are similar or different. Ages 6 - 12.


Learn about Japan and Japanese culture, from the Japan-American Society of Washington, D.C., through hands-on activities and demonstrations. Hear stories about the daily school life of Japanese children, learn a basic Japanese greeting and counting, and basic geography of Japan. For ages 7-12.

Signs Under the Sea

Dive into splashy stories, songs and fun activities that explore the world of underwater animals through American Sign Language with Kathy MacMillan. Ages 3 and up.

Splash the Water Dude

Board a musical voyage with an award-winning performer who will navigate you through a waterway of songs and activities. With Ray Owen. Ages 3 and up.

Washington National Opera

Chart an adventure, and attend an engaging presentation of The Flying Dutchman, complete an arts and crafts project and receive a Washington National Opera family activity guide. Ages 6 and up.