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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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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.  
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! Every Friday at at 4 p.m. Recommended for all ages.

Saturday, May 6, 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 noon 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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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.
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.   
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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. 
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!
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.  
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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.  
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.  

Monday, May 8, 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.
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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.  
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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, May 9, 2017

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.

Mother’s Day Card Craft

Rosedale Library

4 p.m.
Children can make colorful and fun Mother’s Day cards. For ages 3 and up, while supplies last. 

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

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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.
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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.

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, May 11, 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.
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.