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Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017

Juegos Jueves

Juegos Jueves

Mt. Pleasant Library

4 p.m.
Games, games, games! Wii gaming! Board games! Computer games! Charades! Beanbag tosses! Musical chairs! A healthy variety of games to play with your friends. Recommended for ages 5-12.  
HomeworkHelp

Homework Help

Northwest One Library

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.  
Paint Supplies

Books to Brushes: Strengthening Literacy Through Art

Francis A. Gregory Library

4 p.m.
Release your inner artist this Black History Month! Books to Brushes couples participatory reading activities with instructor-led painting sessions. In honor of Black History Month, children and teens will read and discuss a black history related book and paint a picture inspired by it. The session will be led by founder and teaching artist, Anike Robinson. Ms. Robinson is a Washington, D.C. based interdisciplinary artist with a master's degree in secondary education. She uses art as a means to support literacy in the classroom for grades K-12.  
Assorted LEGO bricks

LEGO Club!

Woodridge Library

4 p.m.
Drop by and build during our weekly LEGO club! Create a skyscraper, a pirate ship, or whatever your mind can dream up. Best for ages 4-12.
French Story Time

French Story Time at Chevy Chase Library

Cleveland Park Library

4 p.m.
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.
cover for Ruby Bridges

February Film Series: Ruby Bridges

Georgetown Library

4 p.m.
Come see "Ruby Bridges" as part of our February celebration for Black History Month. This program is recommended for ages 4-12.
Picture of Neighborhood

Children's Community Craft

Petworth Library

4:30 p.m.
What does it mean to be a community helper? Join us this month on every Thursday afternoon as we explore this question in a fun and informal manner. Each Thursday we will read a related book on this topic and create a charming craft your child can take home with them. ​For ages 5 and up. All supplies will be provided. 
Chess

Kid's Chess Club at Chevy Chase Library

Cleveland Park Library

5 p.m.
This program has temporarily moved to Chevy Chase Library from Cleveland Park Library. Weekly chess instruction on Thursdays at 5 p.m. This program is for children of all ages who want to learn to play or improve their chess moves and play in tournaments. Our chess instructor will teach the chess players how to think and plan their next move and use their brain power to win. Come and join our Chess group and learn to make a risky move, Check, Mate, and have fun. This program is made possible by the Friends of the Cleveland Park Library.
Owls in pajamas

Pajama Storytime

Southwest Library

6 p.m.
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.
Person Playing Wii

Wii Move

Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) Library

6 p.m.
Wii Move is an exercise activity for children ages 5-12.  Twist, turn, and move like never before with fun, motion-controlled experiences.  
Olyox the poodle

Doggie Story Time

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

6 p.m.
Join dogs from People Animals Love (PAL) 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. 

Pajama Story Time

Benning (Dorothy I. Height) Library

6:30 p.m.
Join us for 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.  This program is free and open to the public.
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C. R. Gibbs Presents a Lecture on "The Assault on Jim Crow Education: Black Teens in the Civil Rights Movement"

Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library

7 p.m.
C. R. Gibbs, noted author and researcher,  presents a series of lectures for Black History Month.  Please join us for this informative program and check out the DC Public Library website for other presentations taking place this month.

Friday, Feb. 24, 2017

Image of detective with magnifying glass

Scavenger Hunt!

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

(All day)
Join us in a children’s scavenger hunt!  Follow the clues and make discoveries along the way, saying goodbye to the old Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library, and hello to the new library to come.
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Music and Movement

Southeast Library

9:45 a.m.
Sing, dance, and reveal your inner musician at our music and movement time for children ages birth to 5 and their caregivers. Our music time is dynamic and interactive, so come ready to participate in the fun. Space is limited, registration is required for this program.
preschool owl

Preschool Story Time

Mt. Pleasant Library

10 a.m.
Share the fun of reading with your children ages 3-5 years! Children and their grownups, 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.
Baby and Toddler Story Time

Baby and Toddler Story Time

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

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. 
playgroup

Community Playgroup

Mt. Pleasant Library

10 a.m.
Family-led, free playgroup for children 0-3 and their caregivers. A place and a space share your snacks, toys, and neighborly spirit. This group meets in the large meeting room on the main floor.
BTST

Baby and Toddler Story Time

Francis A. Gregory Library

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 grownups are encouraged engage with the books and songs and to actively participate in the program.
Baby and Toddler Story Time

Baby and Toddler Story Time

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

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.
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Song and Dance

Georgetown Library

10:30 a.m.
Get ready to get down! Join us as we explore different rhythms and do basic dance steps. This 20-minute program of music and movement develops listening and motor skills while stimulating an interest in music. Percussion instruments help children and caregivers follow the leader or dance to the beat of their own drummers. Ages birth to five. 
blocks and baby toes

Tots and Toys Playdate

Tenley-Friendship Library

11 a.m.
Join us for an informal, indoor playdate. Kids can play with toys, browse books, visit with friends, and toddle! We'll set out toys to develop motor skills and books to encourage early literacy. You bring the little ones. For children ages birth to 3 with their parents or caregivers.  
Preschool Story Time

Preschool Story Time

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

11 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.
preschool owl

Preschool Story Time

Mt. Pleasant Library

11 a.m.
Share the fun of reading with your children ages 3-5 years! Children and their grownups, 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.
Mr. Lilo Graphic

Mr. Lilo: An Interactive, Bilingual Musical Performance

Mt. Pleasant Library

11 a.m.
Sing, jump, and dance with Mr. Lilo and his guitar. Enjoy original music and traditional songs in English and Spanish. This free program is intended for children and their caregivers.  
Baby and Toddler Story Time

Baby and Toddler Story Time

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

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. 
Friday Films

Friday Films

Mt. Pleasant Library

4 p.m.
Family Film and Story! Fridays at 4 p.m. Recommended for all ages.
picture of someone writing

My Life, My Story

Woodridge Library

4 p.m.
Woodridge Library is excited to partner with 826DC to offer 4 writing classes! We will learn writing tips and tricks to stimulate our writing from our real life experiences! For ages 8-13!  This group will meet on the 4th Friday of each month (February to May) from 4-5:30 p.m.  We will have a performance/celebration on June 16 to share our stories with guests! Snacks will be provided! 

Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017

Image of detective with magnifying glass

Scavenger Hunt!

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

(All day)
Join us in a children’s scavenger hunt!  Follow the clues and make discoveries along the way, saying goodbye to the old Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library, and hello to the new library to come.
LEGO

LEGOs!

Mt. Pleasant Library

10 a.m.
Build, explore, and play with LEGOs and DUPLOs in the Children's Room from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. every Saturday. This program is designed for children ages 3-12 years old and their caregivers.