Shaw (Watha T. Daniel)
Neighborhood Library

The DC Public Library will be closed for Memorial Day on Sunday, May 29 and Monday, May 30.
Preschool Story Time

Preschool Story Time

Wednesday, July 20, 2016, 10:30 a.m.

Share the fun of reading with your children ages 3-5 years. Children and their caregivers, will explore stories and activities to encourage children to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning. These 30-40 minute programs are designed to promote language and listening skills, expand children’s imaginations and arouse their curiosity about the world around them. Class groups and daycares welcome at these sessions. Please no children under 2 years of age unless attending with a sibling or class group.  
Mad Science

Mad Science

Wednesday, July 20, 2016, 2 p.m.

Things That Go Boom   Discover the science behind sound and vibration!   See amazing color changing chemical reactions, explore sublimation, radical reactions  and more.   For ages 6 and up

Mega Maker

Wednesday, July 20, 2016, 3:30 p.m.

Maker Month is here!   From July 5 to July 30, join us for hands-on, creative workshops every Wednesday from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m.   Weekly Themes: July 5-10: Fantasy July 11-17: Motion July 18-24: Fun & Games July 25-30: Engineering & Electronics   Ages 8-19 are invited to come join the fun. No registration necessary.   For more info, visit dclibrary.org/makermonth.  
Baby and Toddler Story Time

Baby and Toddler Story Time

Friday, July 22, 2016, 10 a.m.

These 20-30 minute story times are full of books, songs, rhymes and fingerplays for children birth to two years old. Our Baby and Toddler Story Time is a great way to introduce your child to language skills in a positive and fun environment. With slightly more activity and movement than our lap times, children and their caregivers are encouraged to engage with the books and songs and to actively participate in the program.  This is a ticketed, first-come, first-served program. 
Baby and Toddler Story Time

Baby and Toddler Story Time

Friday, July 22, 2016, 10:30 a.m.

These 20-30 minute story times are full of books, songs, rhymes and fingerplays for children birth to two years old. Our Baby and Toddler Story Time is a great way to introduce your child to language skills in a positive and fun environment. With slightly more activity and movement than our lap times, children and their caregivers are encouraged to engage with the books and songs and to actively participate in the program.  This is a ticketed, first-come, first-served program.
Baby and Toddler Story Time

Baby and Toddler Story Time

Friday, July 22, 2016, 11 a.m.

These 20-30 minute story times are full of books, songs, rhymes and fingerplays for children birth to two years old. Our Baby and Toddler Story Time is a great way to introduce your child to language skills in a positive and fun environment. With slightly more activity and movement than our lap times, children and their caregivers are encouraged to engage with the books and songs and to actively participate in the program. This is a ticketed, first-come, first-served program. 
Family Story Time

Family Story Time

Saturday, July 23, 2016, 10:30 a.m.

Story time fun for the entire family, these 30-40 minutes story times are packed full of books and activities designed to be enjoyed by all ages.  Promoting language and literacy skills, these story times are a great way to further your child’s lifelong love of reading and learning. Children and their grownups are encouraged to actively engage and participate with the stories and activities during the program.
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Lego Club

Saturday, July 23, 2016, 11 a.m.

Open Lego Duplo block play time for children ages 2 to 5 years and their caregivers. 
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I Made It Myself

Sunday, July 24, 2016, 2 p.m.

Arts and crafts for children of all ages.  

Shaw Knitting Circle

Sunday, July 24, 2016, 3 p.m.

Join us on Sunday afternoons from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. for a knitting (and crochet!) circle. All experience levels welcome, and we will offer introductory instruction to beginners. In-house training materials will be provided, but please bring needles and yarn for your own take-home projects.  

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