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Monday, March 27, 2017

The Lego Book

Lego Challenge!

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

4 p.m.
Come build your best Lego creation!   Lego pieces are small. Ages 5 and older please.

Reader's Theatre

Mt. Pleasant Library

4 p.m.
Bring stories to life by reading aloud from scripts created from children’s books. Recommended for readers in grades 2-4.  Parent participation is welcome and encouraged.
Wii controllers

Wii Game Night

Anacostia Library

5 p.m.
Join us every Monday night at the Anacostia Neighborhood Library to play Wii games. Ages 6 and up.  
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.
Artist Rik Freeman will discuss his mural entitled Knowledged.

Meet The Artist: Rik Freeman

Benning (Dorothy I. Height) Library

7 p.m.
"Knowledge" is a mural painted on canvas, then digitally reproduced, and then processed onto a high-tech wallpaper and hung. The subject matter is based on Deanwood - a predominately African American neighborhood in northeast Washington DC - and its history, with there being four aspects of knowledge represented in sections of the mural: Community, Earth, Culture, & Self.   - Rik Freeman, Artist

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

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.
Disco Ball by John Vance

Pop of the Tots

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

10 a.m.
Dance party for babies and toddlers up to age 5.  Experience popular music, motion, dance, and try different instruments. This is a ticketed, first-come, first-served program. For groups of 8 or more, please call 202-727-0971 to schedule a special session. We will not meet on 05/02/2017.
Disco Ball by John Vance

Pop of the Tots

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

10:30 a.m.
Dance party for babies and toddlers up to age 5.  Experience popular music, motion, dance, and try different instruments. This is a ticketed, first-come, first-served program. For groups of 8 or more, please call 202-727-0971 to schedule a special session. We will not meet 05/02/2017.
Disco Ball by John Vance

Pop of the Tots

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

11 a.m.
Dance party for babies and toddlers up to age 5.  Experience popular music, motion, dance, and try different instruments. This is a ticketed, first-come, first-served program. For groups of 8 or more, please call 202-727-0971 to schedule a special session. We will not meet 5/2/2017.
Amelia Earhart

Amelia Earhart: Dreams take Flight

Southeast Library

4 p.m.
Children and their families are welcome to join us for a History Alive presentation by award winning actress and Smithsonian scholar Mary Ann Jung. Get ready for adventure with a spectacular tribute to Amelia Earhart, the first female aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean.
My Heart is Like a Zoo

Zoo Story Time

Rosedale Library

5 p.m.
Come sing and enjoy a few stories in a zoo-themed story time! Afterwards children will be able to make their own paper zoos to take home. For ages 3 and up, while supplies last.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

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.
Music Time photo

Toddler Dance Party

Chevy Chase Library

11 a.m.
Music and dancing for the whole family!
Family Story Time Image

Family Story Time at the Hardy Recreation Center

Palisades Library

11:30 a.m.
While Palisades Neighborhood Library is closed for renovations, please join us for story time at the Hardy Recreation Center located at 4500 Q Street, NW, Washington, DC 20007.
BTST

Wonderful Ones

Chevy Chase Library

3:30 p.m.
Join us for songs, books and more! A program for children 12-24 months. Registration required. Visit or call to sign up.
pillowcase project

The Pillowcase Project

Southwest Library

4:30 p.m.
Join us to learn about being safe during emergencies, and design your own pillowcase to hold emergency supplies. For children ages 8-11 years old. Children under 9 must be accompanied by a caregiver. Co-hosted by the American Red Cross and the SW Neighborhood Emergency Preparedness Task Force. Questions? Call 202-724-4691.  

PAL Pajama Party

Mt. Pleasant Library

7 p.m.
It's a Pajama Party... with doggies!!! Join us in your jammies for a doggie story time and an opportunity to read to a PAL dog. The whole family is invited to join in the FUN!
craft supplies

Family Craft Night

Chevy Chase Library

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

Thursday, March 30, 2017

STAR

Library Playdate

Northeast Library

1 p.m.
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.  
Baby Lap Time

Baby Lap Time

Georgetown Library

2 p.m.
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 from 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.
Project Bricks

Project Bricks

Cleveland Park Library

4 p.m.
Self-directed play with LEGOs and DUPLOs in the children's area. For children of all ages.
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.  
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. 

Friday, March 31, 2017

note

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.
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.
Song and Dance image

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.  
Into the Woods

Friday Films: Into the Woods

Southwest Library

3 p.m.
Join us for a film adaptation of the musical, about a baker and his wife who have been cursed by a witch. Includes fairy-tale elements from "Cinderella", "Little Red Riding Hood", "Jack and the Beanstalk", and "Rapunzel". For children ages 8-12. Children under 9 must be accompanied by a caregiver. Questions? Call 202-724-4691.   
Friday Films

Friday Films

Mt. Pleasant Library

4 p.m.
Family Film and Story! Fridays at 4 p.m. Recommended for all ages.

Saturday, April 1, 2017

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.