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Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016
A story time experience for our youngest library users and their caregivers. These 20-30 minutes story times introduce books, songs, rhymes, tickles and bounces developmentally appropriate for children ages birth to when they start walking. Baby Lap Time is a wonderful way to introduce your child to the joys of reading in a positive and fun atmosphere. This story time is designed so the baby will be in their caregiver’s lap and the grownup is actively involved in the program. It is recommended that each child have their own adult with them.
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.
Looking for a place to toddle? Play with toys? Meet other little ones? Look no further! Join us in the Children’s Room of the Northeast Library every Thursday afternoon 1-3 p.m. Play with toys that encourage early literacy and motor skill development. Learn early literacy tips from Children’s Librarians. Relax, let loose, and have a ball! For children ages birth to 3, along with parents and their caretakers.
New to the game? Do you want to engage in conversation, keep physically active and stimulate your brain activity? Then, join us for Reading Bridge, a beginner’s class in eight sessions beginning every Thursday from 1:15 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. at the Woodridge Neighborhood Library. Sessions are taught by Daisy Smith, ABA and ACBL Certified teacher. Lots of reading material will be provide. So, read play, and have fun at the same time!
These 20-30 minute story times are full of books, songs, rhymes and fingerplays for children birth to five years old. Our Music Time is a great way to introduce your child to language skills in a positive and fun environment. With slightly more songs, activities and movement than our lap times, children and their grownups are encouraged to engage with the books and songs and to actively participate in the program.
Need a place to sit and chat with friends, play games, or just chill? Come to the Afterschool Lounge on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays and use the library's large conference room as a group study room, game space, lounge and snack area. Board and card games are available. Food and drinks are welcome. Crafts, trivia tournaments, video games, and other activities will be available on a rotating basis. Ages 11-19.
**Please join us at our new time!** Have an Overdrive issue with your smartphone, laptop, or e-reader? Come to the library and let us troubleshoot. Want to download free books, music, movies and magazines to your device or computer? Come let us walk you through it. Have a question about how your digital device works? Come let us help you find the answer! Southwest Neighborhood Library staff will be available to answer questions about your devices and give step-by-step instructions on how to download books, music, and movies from the library's website.
Are you scared? Well, don’t be! Our Halloween Party is going to be fun, friendly, and fabulous! We’ll have creepy crafts, spooky music, tricks and treats to giveaway, pumpkin weighing, a costume parade, and of course, candy! Get your fright faces on and come by for a spooktacular good time! All ages welcome; most suited for ages 4 - 12. Costumes welcome and encouraged!** **In light of recent events, please no clown costumes or plastic weapons of any kind
This program has temporarily moved to the Chevy Chase Library from the Cleveland Park Library. French Story Time is for children of all ages. This program includes songs, music and motion and is very interactive. Children have the opportunity to learn French songs, practice their French, and connect words with motion, as well as enjoy stories. Come and join us at the Chevy Chase Library every Thursday at 4 p.m.
The Northwest One Library is inviting students into the branch for Homework Help. Staff will also show students how to use DCPL databases that are designed for homework and research assistance. Feel free to stop in on Thursday’s between 4 - 6 p.m. and receive assistance from Ms. Janelle.
Don't have a costume yet? Need that one last accessory to complete your look? We've got what you need in Teen Space. That's right, we've got duct tape. But what can I make with duct tape, you ask? You can make hats, moustaches, masks, light sabers, and probably lots of other things we can't even think of. The possibilities are endless, and no skills are required. Ages 13-19. To get a head start on duct tape crafting ideas, check out these great titles from our teen collection:
In this 2-hour class, you will expand on your basic knowledge and navigation of the computer by exploring the Windows 7 platform functions & features and other Windows management tools . Instructor: M. Rivera Computer Lab, Room 311 Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well and PC Basics - Beginner You will learn to: Open and navigate Windows Explorer Pin and unpin application icons to Taskbar and Start Menu
If you enjoy playing games, then visit the Parklands-Turner Neighborhood Library on Thursday nights at 5:00 p.m. for Game Night! Kids and teens will enjoy a variety of competitive games; from video games, to card games, to board games! Every Thursday will feature a different type of game. Recommended for ages 7-16.
An evening story time where pajamas are encouraged but not required. These 30-40 minute evening programs are designed to delight children of all ages. Filled with stories and activities that promote and develop language skills and imagination, these programs encourage children to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning. Children under 9 must be accompanied by a caregiver. Questions? Call 202-724-4691.
Kids, Get a head start on Trick-or-Treating at the Parklands-Turner Neighborhood Library, Thursday, October 27 at 6:00 p.m. Come and learn about the history of Trick-or-Treat while making your very own kitty-cat or jack-o-lantern bag! After you make your bag, library staff will fill it with candy and you can take it home, along with your new few fun facts about Halloween! This event is for children ages 2 to 12. Parents, please feel free to join in the fun!
Join dogs from People Animals Love for a special story time featuring a dog story read aloud and time to meet and read with dogs. A great opportunity for your budding reader to get some reading practice in with an attentive and patient audience. For children ages 4 and up. For the safety of the children and the dogs, children under 9 must be accompanied by an adult.
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