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Friday, May 5, 2017

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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.
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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. Story Times are ticketed and first-come, first-served. For groups of more than six, please call 202-671-3125 to schedule a visit.
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. 
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. 
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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.  
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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. Story Times are ticketed and first-come, first-served. For groups of more than six, please call 202-671-3125 to schedule a visit.
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. 
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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.  
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Preschool Storytime

Tenley-Friendship Library

4 p.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. This 30 minute program is designed to promote language and listening skills, expand children’s imaginations and arouse their curiosity about the world around them.  Currently, no tickets are required. However, that may change subject to demand. 
Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo Story Time

Rosedale Library

4 p.m.
Enjoy a few stories and songs in celebration of Latino culture! Afterwards, there will be a special showing of a few episodes from the cartoon Maya & Miguel
Friday Films

Friday Films

Mt. Pleasant Library

4 p.m.
Family film and story! Every Friday at at 4 p.m. Recommended for all ages.

Saturday, May 6, 2017

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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 noon every Saturday. This program is designed for children ages 3-12 years old and their caregivers.  

Bilingual Story Time / Hora de los Cuentos

Petworth Library

10:30 a.m.
Stories, songs, dances, and more in English and Spanish for children ages birth to 5 and their adults. Cuentos, canciones, cailes, y más en inglés y español para niños de 0-5 años y sus adultos.  

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.
Family Story Time

Family Story Time

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

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.
Family Story Time

Family Story Time

Tenley-Friendship Library

10:30 a.m.
Story time fun for the entire family, this 30-40 minute story time is 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 caregivers are encouraged to actively engage and participate with the stories and activities during the program.   
Family Story Time

Family Story Time

Northeast Library

10:30 a.m.
Story time fun for the entire family, these 30-40 minute 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. Please call 202-698-0183 with any questions. Family Story Time takes place on the second floor.
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Family Story Time/ Paws to Read

Petworth Library

10:30 a.m.
Children and families are invited to family story time - including stories, songs, and other early learning activities - with a very special guest: Pepper the dog! Children will have the opportunity to meet and interact with the library's best canine pal, and newly independent readers can practice reading to Pepper after story time.
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English-Mandarin Bilingual Storytime

Southwest Library

10:30 a.m.
May is Asian and Pacific American Heritage Month. We will host a special English-Chinese Bilingual storytime for children. Everyone is welcome...you don't have to speak Chinese (or English)!  Free and Open to All.

Family Story Time

Southeast Library

11 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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Weekend Story Time

Francis A. Gregory Library

11 a.m.
Come in for weekend story time as we read, sing and rhyme! This program recommended for families with children ages 0-5. Join us afterwards for our Imaginative Play program. 
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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. 
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Saturday Book Sales

Mt. Pleasant Library

11 a.m.
Come by the library every Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for weekly Friends of the Mt. Pleasant Library book sales. The Friends room is up on the 2nd floor across from the entrance to the Children's Room.   All ages
Funk Parade

'InterGalactic InterGeneration Station' at the Funk Parade

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

12 p.m.
Join your local library at the Funk Parade this year, with the InterGalactic InterGeneration Station at Harrison Recreation Center (1330 V St. NW). We'll be exploring the world of percussion with live performances, build-your-own drum workshops, costume creation stations and more, all in the theme of this year's event: Future Funk!
Reading Partners

Reading Partners

Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library

2 p.m.
High school mentors will be available every Saturday afternoon in the children's department from 2 - 4 p.m. to read with kids who want to strengthen reading skills, or who just enjoy reading with new pals. Drop-in program for children ages 4 to 9 years old. No registration required.       
Light Painting

FutureMakers: Light Painting

Chevy Chase Library

2:30 p.m.
Imagine making a painting using with glowing lights, by moving in space and time!  Participants explore LED’s, batteries and conductive materials to invent glowing light brushes, and use their creations in long exposure photos that capture light, color and motion! Ages 4-8.    
Reptiles Alive!

Reptiles Alive!

Parklands-Turner Library

3:30 p.m.
Enjoy an exciting live animal show! Friendly and professional wildlife presenters will entertain audiences of all ages with funny animal stories and facts while showcasing a colorful variety of exotic animals.

Sunday, May 7, 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.  
Family Story Time

Family Funday Sunday

Mt. Pleasant Library

2 p.m.
A variety of family friendly programs that may include dance, music, movement, movies, sign language and much more. Recommended for children from birth to 12 years old.