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Friday, Feb. 24, 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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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.
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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. 
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.  
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.  
Friday Films

Friday Films

Mt. Pleasant Library

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

Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017

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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.  
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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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.

Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017

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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.
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.
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.  
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I Made It Myself

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

2 p.m.
Simple arts and crafts for children ages 2-8.  
Photo of Janice Rosen, Deaf Services Librarian

American Sign Language (ASL) Story Time!

Mt. Pleasant Library

2 p.m.
Janice Rosen, Deaf Services Librarian, will sign stories in American Sign Language (ASL).   Therapy dogs from People Animals Love (PAL) will join the story time fun.    Story-related activities will follow.    

Monday, Feb. 27, 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.
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.
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. 
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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.

Tuesday, Feb. 28, 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.
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 12/27/2016. 
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 12/27/2016.
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 12/27/2016.
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.

Wednesday, March 1, 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.
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.