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Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016

craft supplies

I Made It Myself

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

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

Monday, Dec. 12, 2016

Jingle bell picture

Jingle Bell Craft

Petworth Library

4:30 p.m.
It rings, it tinkles - it's a jingle bell craft! Join us as we make a special winter-themed bell to ring in the new year. We'll certainly celebrate this season with lots of joyous noise. For ages 5 and up. 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 provide special coloring sheets and supplies. Children under 9 must be accompanied by a caregiver. Questions? Call 202-724-4691. 

Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016

I Spy Patterns and Puzzles program flyer

I Spy: Patterns and Puzzles for Teens, Tweens & Young Children

Parklands-Turner Library

3 p.m.
Every Tuesday after school, join the teens, tweens, and young children who test their visual, spatial, mathematical, and logical acumen, using mandalas; logical geometric and pictorial puzzles; LEGO; wooden blocks; and more.  I Spy Hours: 3:00-5:00 p.m.NOTE: Children aged 8 and under must be accompanied and actively supervised by a caregiver aged 13 years and older. 
winter

Winter Story Time

Rosedale Library

4 p.m.
Celebrate the winter solstice with a winter-themed story time and craft!  For children one to five years old. 

STEM Tuesday

Rosedale Library

4 p.m.
Discover science and fun in our monthly STEM evening, with a variety of programs like paper airplane contests and catapult-building. For ages 5 and up. 

Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016

Lego Construction Crew

Tenley-Friendship Library

4 p.m.
We supply the Legos, you bring your imagination.  Ages 4-12.  
Martha Stewart's Crafts for Kids

Create Club

Southwest Library

4:30 p.m.
Children ages 6-12 are invited to join us for arts & crafts activities.  Children under 9 years old must be accompanied by a caregiver. Questions? Call 202-724-4691. 
Maker gear logo

Maker!

Capitol View Library

5 p.m.
Create a different project with us every week as we explore art, music, science, and technology.  Dive into Maker and create projects such as mini robots, helicopter games, racing cars, airplanes, musical instruments, movies, computer programming games and more! Maker takes place every Wednesday at 5 p.m. in the children's space.  Recommended for children ages 6 and up.  Maker: noun A person or persons employing do-it-yourself (DIY) techniques to develop unique creations and inventions for useful purposes.
craft supplies

Family Craft Night

Chevy Chase Library

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

Welcome Winter Party!

Parklands-Turner Library

7 p.m.
Winter is the time for snow, snowflakes, and snowmen! Come to the Parklands-Turner Neighborhood Library on Wednesday, Dec. 14 from 7 - 8 p.m., when children ages 6 to 8 will make snowflakes out of popsicle sticks, and children ages 9 to 12 will make 3-D snowmen out of card-craft board. The snowflakes and snowmen make great holiday gifts for family and friends! See you there!  

Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016

snow globe image

Snow Globes & Stories

Southeast Library

4 p.m.
Kids ages 6 & up: Celebrate winter at the library with snowy stories & activities, and the chance to make your very own snow globe to take home with you. Snow globe supplies provided, but limited -- first come, first served.   
Snowflake

Snowflake Craft

Petworth Library

4:30 p.m.
Although it may not have snowed yet, what element illustrates the season better than snowflakes? Let's learn all about snowflakes as we participate in a winter themed craft. Make your snowflake and take it home with you. For ages 5 and up. All supplies will be provided. 

Friday, Dec. 16, 2016

holiday greetings

Holiday Card Making

West End Library

4 p.m.
Join West End Library Children's Room to make holiday cards and decorate paper versions of some favorite holiday characters! Families and all ages welcome!

Saturday, Dec. 17, 2016

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. 
snowflake

Children's Holiday Celebration

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

2 p.m.
Join us in the MLK Children's Room for a festive holiday program. Celebrate the season with crafts, stories, games and lots of fun! Children ages 12 and under (and their adults). No registration required.
Step by Step Crafts for Winter

Holiday Crafts

Southwest Library

3 p.m.
Join us for fun holiday-themed crafts. Children under 9 must be accompanied by a caregiver. Questions? Call 202-724-4691.  

Sunday, Dec. 18, 2016

craft supplies

I Made It Myself

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

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

Nifty, Thrifty, Gifty

Woodridge Library

2:30 p.m.
Children and their families are welcome to join us at Woodridge Library for an arts and crafts gift making extravaganza! Make family fun holiday gifts for loved ones, and enjoy a special holiday treat! Ages 2-10. 

Monday, Dec. 19, 2016

Pen Pal

International PEN PAL

Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) Library

3:30 p.m.
International PEN PAL at the William O. Lockridge/Bellevue Library  allows children, ages 6-12 the opportunity to write, color and share their experiences while, receiving the experiences of others from an elementary school in an international community.   Join us in the Children's Room on the second floor. Please contact Christopher A. Stewart at  202-243-1185 with any questions.
Picture of snow globe

Snow Globe Craft

Petworth Library

4:30 p.m.
Behold the wonder of the season! Join us for a fun afternoon as we make a snow globe themed craft that you can make and take home. For ages 5 and up. All supplies will be provided. 
Winter Party

It's a Winter Wonderland

Benning (Dorothy I. Height) Library

5 p.m.
Winter is almost upon us. Come visit the Dorothy I. Height  Neighborhood Library and discover winter magic through fun activities including story time, movies, edible crafts and a winter wonderland village. For all ages. The Winter Village Display begins December 2, 2016. All programs are free and open to the public.  
mandala coloring page

Color Club

Southwest Library

7 p.m.
Children and their families are invited to join us for Color Club. We'll provide special coloring sheets and supplies. Children under 9 must be accompanied by a caregiver. Questions? Call 202-724-4691. 

Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2016

I Spy Patterns and Puzzles program flyer

I Spy: Patterns and Puzzles for Teens, Tweens & Young Children

Parklands-Turner Library

3 p.m.
Every Tuesday after school, join the teens, tweens, and young children who test their visual, spatial, mathematical, and logical acumen, using mandalas; logical geometric and pictorial puzzles; LEGO; wooden blocks; and more.  I Spy Hours: 3:00-5:00 p.m.NOTE: Children aged 8 and under must be accompanied and actively supervised by a caregiver aged 13 years and older. 

Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2016

arts and crafts supplies

Holiday Card Making

Northeast Library

4 p.m.
Friends up to age 12 and their grownups are invited to make winter holiday cards! We'll bring the scissors, sparkles, and supplies, but you bring the imagination, creativity, and good cheer. (Don't worry, we'll have a few ideas too, if you need a hand.)  See you there!
snowman

Winter Party

Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library

5 p.m.
Join us for cookie decorating, ornament making, festive music, and the chance to create your own personal snow! For children, teens, and parents. Sponsored by the Shepherd Park Library Teen Advisory Board and the Friends of the Shepherd Park Library
Maker gear logo

Maker!

Capitol View Library

5 p.m.
Create a different project with us every week as we explore art, music, science, and technology.  Dive into Maker and create projects such as mini robots, helicopter games, racing cars, airplanes, musical instruments, movies, computer programming games and more! Maker takes place every Wednesday at 5 p.m. in the children's space.  Recommended for children ages 6 and up.  Maker: noun A person or persons employing do-it-yourself (DIY) techniques to develop unique creations and inventions for useful purposes.
Happy Holidays

Holiday Houses

Woodridge Library

6 p.m.
Children (ages 3-10) are invited to join us at a fun library program making and decorating edible holiday houses! Children must be accompanied by an adult. 
craft supplies

Family Craft Night

Chevy Chase Library

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

Thursday, Dec. 22, 2016

Picture of gingerbread house

Gingerbread House Craft

Petworth Library

4:30 p.m.
Ever dream of making your own gingerbread house? While beautiful, these fragile homes can be difficult to make. Instead, why don't you join us in a faux gingerbread house craft? It's lots less fuss and way more fun! For ages 5 and up. All supplies will be provided.