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Tuesday, Feb. 21, 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.
craft

In the Zone: Blow Paint Monsters

Tenley-Friendship Library

4 p.m.
Come and get those creative juices flowing with a blow paint monster! In the Zone is held the third Tuesday of each month for kids to kick back and enjoy games, crafts, or other fun. Ages 5-12

Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017

Lego Construction Crew

Tenley-Friendship Library

4 p.m.
We supply the Legos, you bring your imagination.  Ages 4-12.  
craft supplies

Family Craft Night

Chevy Chase Library

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

Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017

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.  
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. 

Saturday, Feb. 25, 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. 
Bookcover for One Proud Penny By Randy Siegel

Read and Learn

Lamond-Riggs Library

11 a.m.
Celebrate Presidents' Day by exploring the Lincoln penny with a read-aloud story. Learn where to find biographical information in the library and receive a newspaper from Lincoln's time.
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.    
The Cat in the Hat

Dr. Seuss's Birthday Party

Southwest Library

3 p.m.
Children are invited to join us to celebrate Dr. Seuss's birthday with a Seuss-themed story time and crafts. Children under 9 must be accompanied by a caregiver. Questions? Call 202-724-4691.

Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017

kente and adinkra book marks

Make Your Own Kente or Adinkra Patterned Bookmarks

Woodridge Library

1:30 p.m.
Did you ever wonder what the patterns mean in Kente and Adinkra cloth? Come join us for an afternoon of learning, fun and creativity as we make our own Kente patterned laminated or pouch bookmarks.  A Genuine Kente and Adinkra blanket will be on display.
craft supplies

I Made It Myself

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

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

Monday, Feb. 27, 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.

Mardi Gras Crafternoon

Northeast Library

3:30 p.m.
Join us for a celebration of Mardi Gras, or "Fat Tuesday." We'll make festive masks, crowns and have a surprise treat.   All ages. 3:30 p.m. in Teen Space and the Children's Reading Room.
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. Children under 9 years old must have a parent with them on library premises.  Hand-on activities may require caretaker help and supervision.   
Picture of Melba Roy

Black History Month craft

Petworth Library

4:30 p.m.
February is Black History Month! To celebrate, every Monday at 4:30 p.m., we'll do an after school craft celebrating different heroes. We'll also make a special button each time - see if you can collect them all! For ages six or above. All supplies will be provided. 
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, Feb. 28, 2017

Is There A Dog In This Book? by Viviane Schwarz

Doggy Story Time

Rosedale Library

4 p.m.
Enjoy a dog-themed story time, a special craft afterwards, and a showing of the classic film "Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey". The film begins at 5 pm, is rated G, and runs for 84 minutes. 
mardis gras mask

Mardis Gras: Let the Good Times Roll

Tenley-Friendship Library

4 p.m.
On Fat Tuesday, come celebrate Mardi Gras. We will make masks, wear beads, enjoy music, and eat King Cake. Best for ages 4-12.     
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, March 1, 2017

Celebrating Dr. Seuss!

Woodridge Library

11:15 a.m.
Around 11:15 a.m., the Woodridge Library Children's Room will be Seuss-ified! We will have rotating crafts creating puppets, hats, etc and activities celebrating our love of Dr. Seuss! Around 3:30 p.m. we will play the movie: "The Lorax".  Come celebrate the zany world of Dr. Seuss with your friends at Woodridge Library! 

Lego Construction Crew

Tenley-Friendship Library

4 p.m.
We supply the Legos, you bring your imagination.  Ages 4-12.  
craft supplies

Family Craft Night

Chevy Chase Library

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

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Picture of Dr. Seuss

Dr. Seuss Afternoon

Rosedale Library

2 p.m.
In celebration of Dr. Seuss’s birthday, Rosedale will have a special Dr. Seuss-themed afternoon, beginning with a 2 o’clock story time and continuing for the rest of the day with crafts and coloring pages. 

Saturday, March 4, 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, March 5, 2017

Play, Learn, and Grow Clip Art

My Feelings: Art & Movement Workshop

Mt. Pleasant Library

2 p.m.
DCRCC offers a child-led exploration of emotion, empathy, and mindfulness. Participants will explore ways to express their feelings and communicate their needs. Activities include role playing, art projects, call &response, and games.  
craft supplies

I Made It Myself

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

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