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Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017

craft

Storytime with a Craft!

Palisades Library

3:30 p.m.
Kids of all ages can join us for a fun winter storytime and craft! 
arts and crafts supplies

Crafty Tuesdays

Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) Library

4 p.m.
Exercise your creativity as well as your hands with seasonal projects.  Each session is intended for children 8 to 12 years old, but younger participants with a caregiver are welcome.  Take home a work of art or make a gift share each week.

Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017

recycle

Recycled Art and Story

Georgetown Library

4 p.m.
Hear about one creative woman in Gambia who made a huge difference in her community using only plastic bags. Afterward, we'll make our own recycled craft. This program is recommended for ages 4 and up. 

Lego Construction Crew

Tenley-Friendship Library

4 p.m.
We supply the Legos, you bring your imagination.  Ages 4-12.  
Maker gear logo

Maker!

Capitol View Library

5 p.m.
Create a different project with us every week as we explore art, music, science, and technology.  Dive into Maker and create projects such as mini robots, helicopter games, racing cars, airplanes, musical instruments, movies, computer programming games and more! Maker takes place every Wednesday at 5 p.m. in the children's space.  Recommended for children ages 6 and up.  Maker: noun A person or persons employing do-it-yourself (DIY) techniques to develop unique creations and inventions for useful purposes.
craft supplies

Family Craft Night

Chevy Chase Library

7 p.m.
Arts and crafts for children of all ages.

Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017

I Have a Dream Journals

I Have a Dream Journals

Deanwood Library

6 p.m.
Celebrate King Week/Black History Month with us and make your own "I Have a Dream" journals. Using art supplies, children will create their own square, accordion books with words and art inspired by the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017

Preschool Story Time

Georgetown Library

10:30 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.
lego clipart

Lego Club

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

11 a.m.
Open Lego Duplo block play time for children ages 2 to 5 years and their caregivers. 
Upcycle Art for Children

Upcycled Art: For Kids

Benning (Dorothy I. Height) Library

12 p.m.
Children are invited to join our weekly art workshop with a focus on preserving the environment. Sponsored by EYL (Enjoy Your Life) 365 Project.  This program is free and open to all.    
This is the Pokemon logo which reads, "Pokemon - Gotta Catch 'Em All!"

Pokémon Celebration Party!

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

3 p.m.
2016 was a year packed with Pokémon, with Pokémon Go on mobile phones, the Pokémon Company celebrating its 20th anniversary, and the release of Pokémon Sun and Moon, the newest additions to the handheld games.  Let's start 2017 off Pokémon style - with a celebration! Join us in the Children's Room and Teen Spaces on Saturday, January 21, 3 - 5:30 p.m.  We will:   Screen a Pokémon movie on a big screen in the Programming Room adjacent to the Children's Room! 

Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017

craft supplies

I Made It Myself

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

2 p.m.
Simple arts and crafts for children ages 2-8.  
snow

Family Craft

Georgetown Library

2 p.m.
Come do a relaxing winter themed craft with the whole family. This program is recommended for all ages.

Monday, Jan. 23, 2017

Toddler Art and Stories

Toddler Art and Stories

Georgetown Library

3:30 p.m.
Get up and get creative at our Toddler Art and Stories! These 20-30 minute programs are full of books, songs and art activities that  are designed to help develop your child’s language and motor skills. After storytime, your child will participate in a process-oriented art project to explore art materials and the world around them. Process-oriented art focuses on what can be learned from the act of making art rather than the product.
mandala coloring page

Color Club

Southwest Library

7 p.m.
Children and their families are invited to join us for Color Club. We'll have special coloring sheets and supplies available. Children under 9 must be accompanied by a caregiver. Questions? Call 202-724-4691.

Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017

arts and crafts supplies

Crafty Tuesdays

Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) Library

4 p.m.
Exercise your creativity as well as your hands with seasonal projects.  Each session is intended for children 8 to 12 years old, but younger participants with a caregiver are welcome.  Take home a work of art or make a gift share each week.

Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017

Lego Construction Crew

Tenley-Friendship Library

4 p.m.
We supply the Legos, you bring your imagination.  Ages 4-12.  
Maker gear logo

Maker!

Capitol View Library

5 p.m.
Create a different project with us every week as we explore art, music, science, and technology.  Dive into Maker and create projects such as mini robots, helicopter games, racing cars, airplanes, musical instruments, movies, computer programming games and more! Maker takes place every Wednesday at 5 p.m. in the children's space.  Recommended for children ages 6 and up.  Maker: noun A person or persons employing do-it-yourself (DIY) techniques to develop unique creations and inventions for useful purposes.
craft supplies

Family Craft Night

Chevy Chase Library

7 p.m.
Arts and crafts for children of all ages.

Friday, Jan. 27, 2017

Dragon

Chinese Folktales & Craft

Georgetown Library

4 p.m.
In honor of the Lunar New Year, we'll be reading some Chinese folktales and making dragon puppets and fans while enjoying a Chinese snack. This program is recommended for all ages.

Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017

Preschool Story Time

Georgetown Library

10:30 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.
lego clipart

Lego Club

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

11 a.m.
Open Lego Duplo block play time for children ages 2 to 5 years and their caregivers. 
Upcycle Art for Children

Upcycled Art: For Kids

Benning (Dorothy I. Height) Library

12 p.m.
Children are invited to join our weekly art workshop with a focus on preserving the environment. Sponsored by EYL (Enjoy Your Life) 365 Project.  This program is free and open to all.    

Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017

craft supplies

I Made It Myself

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

2 p.m.
Simple arts and crafts for children ages 2-8.  
beaches books  reading  fun

Day at the Beach

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

2 p.m.
Tired of cold weather? Escape from reality and enjoy a day at the beach at the MLK Library Children’s Room! Lounge on a beach towel with your favorite book, play in the sand and build sandcastles, take home a jellyfish, catch a wave, and have a blast! For children up to age 12 and their caregivers.

Monday, Jan. 30, 2017

Toddler Art and Stories

Toddler Art and Stories

Georgetown Library

3:30 p.m.
Get up and get creative at our Toddler Art and Stories! These 20-30 minute programs are full of books, songs and art activities that  are designed to help develop your child’s language and motor skills. After storytime, your child will participate in a process-oriented art project to explore art materials and the world around them. Process-oriented art focuses on what can be learned from the act of making art rather than the product.
STEAM Team Logo

S.T.E.A.M. Team

Southeast Library

4 p.m.
Don't miss S.T.E.A.M. Team!  Every month we’ll do a different hands-on activity exploring Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math. Monthly activities include science experiments, tech demonstrations, graphic design, mathematical games and more. All supplies included - just bring yourself. Ages 6 & Up in the Southeast Library meeting room.   
mandala coloring page

Color Club

Southwest Library

7 p.m.
Children and their families are invited to join us for Color Club. We'll have special coloring sheets and supplies available. Children under 9 must be accompanied by a caregiver. Questions? Call 202-724-4691.

Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017

arts and crafts supplies

Crafty Tuesdays

Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) Library

4 p.m.
Exercise your creativity as well as your hands with seasonal projects.  Each session is intended for children 8 to 12 years old, but younger participants with a caregiver are welcome.  Take home a work of art or make a gift share each week.
pine cone craft

Pinecone Feeder Craft

Rosedale Library

5 p.m.
Children can help feed their local birds by creating their own pine cone bird feeder to hang up outside Rosedale or take home. For ages 5 and up, while supplies last.