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Sunday, July 31, 2016

craft supplies

I Made It Myself

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

2 p.m.
Arts and crafts for children of all ages.  
Russia Clip Art

Stories From Around the World: Featuring Russia

Mt. Pleasant Library

2 p.m.
Experience Russia! Listen to stories and engage in hands-on activities. Presented by Nellie Manis, an alumna of the Critical Language Scholarship Program, a U.S. Department of State International Exchange Program. Intended for children 5-10 years old.

Monday, Aug. 1, 2016

Toddler Art and Stories

Toddler Art and Stories

Georgetown Library

3:30 p.m.
Get up and get creative at our Toddler Art and Stories! These 20-30 minute programs are full of books, songs and art activities that  are designed to help develop your child’s language and motor skills. After storytime, your child will participate in a process-oriented art project to explore art materials and the world around them. Process-oriented art focuses on what can be learned from the act of making art rather than the product.
flower coloring page

Color Club

Southwest Library

7 p.m.
Children and their families are invited to join us in the Children's Room on Monday evenings for Color Club. Coloring is a creative and relaxing activity for people of all ages. We'll have special coloring sheets and supplies available. Children under 9 must be accompanied by a caregiver. Questions? Call 202-724-4691.  

Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016

A group of green alien toys stand clustered together

Kid's Club: Alien Invasion!

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

2 p.m.
Come down to the Children's Room on August 2 at 2 p.m. to learn all about our favorite extraterrestrial friends.   Learn about exoplanets and the habitable zone around stars! Discuss what scientists search for when they try to identify alien life far from Earth! Take a look at real life ‘aliens’ here on Earth - small and nearly invincible microbes!  Create two of your very own aliens - one based on our imaginations and one on everything you just learned! It'll be a stellar time - see you then! 
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. 
Make & Takes for Kids

Arty Afternoons

Southwest Library

3 p.m.
Please join us in the Children's Room for fun arts and crafts. For children ages 4-12. Children under 9 must be accompanied by a caregiver. Questions? Call 202-724-4691.
Project Bricks

Project Bricks

Cleveland Park Library

4 p.m.
Self directed play with LEGOs and DUPLOs in the children's room. For children of all ages.
Toddler Art and Stories

Smart with Art and Stories Tuesday

Rosedale Library

5 p.m.
Spend the summer showing off and creating some art! On Tuesdays throughout the summer children can visit Rosedale and enjoy a short story time and then an hour of arts and crafts. 

Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2016

Engineering Wednesday

Rosedale Library

2 p.m.
Did you ever want to build a mini-catapult or a paper airplane? On Wednesdays during the summer children can spend an hour designing and creating a special engineering project. 

Lego Construction Crew

Tenley-Friendship Library

4 p.m.
We supply the Legos, you bring your imagination.  Ages 4-12.  
craft supplies

Family Craft Night

Chevy Chase Library

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

Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016

Power Plants

Power Plants!

Rosedale Library

4 p.m.
Come paint your very own flower pot, plant a seed of your choice, and witness the power of nature!  Decorate a plant pot and plant a seed to take home or leave it at the library to watch it grow!  Parents, Be sure to dress children in a smock or in play clothes. Things may get messy.  Hope to see you there! 
Creative Movement Storytime

Creative Movement Storytime

Deanwood Library

6 p.m.
Join us at Deanwood Library for a storytime focused on different types of movement. Together we’ll read stories and explore, imitate and improvise movements that each story inspires. Wear some comfy clothes and shoes so you can wiggle around! Ages Birth-12.

Pokemon Go Meetup

Francis A. Gregory Library

6:30 p.m.
Visit our PokeStop, battle at our gym, meet fellow trainers, make candy sushi, and watch some of your favorite Pokemon episodes here at the Francis A. Gregory Neighborhood Branch. Don't forget to check out our Pokemon anime collection and to turn in your summer reading game boards you've been working on all summer! Forgot to sign up for summer reading? No worries, there's still time left to sign up in between catching your favorite Pokemon!

Friday, Aug. 5, 2016

cardboard cars

Car Decorating Extravaganza

Mt. Pleasant Library

2:30 p.m.
Cruise to the movies in a zippy, crafty "car"! Decorate cardboard boxes in the children's room! Make them into cars you can sit in to watch a movie at 3 p.m.!
summer crafts

Summer Crafts

Cleveland Park Library

3:30 p.m.
Join us every Friday this August to have fun creating cool arts while staying away from the heat. This program is for children of all ages. Children under 3 will need adult assistance. No need to bring anything except your creativity. Supplies will be provided and the children will be able to take home what they created. Come and join the fun

Saturday, Aug. 6, 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. 

Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016

craft supplies

I Made It Myself

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

2 p.m.
Arts and crafts for children of all ages.  
STEAM Team logo

STEAM Team

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

2 p.m.
Join us in the Children's Room (200) on the first Sunday of each month for STEAM Team. (That's science, technology, engineering, arts, and math - something to interest everyone!) Learn something new and then create something amazing!   For ages 6-12. No registration required. Please call 202-727-1248 with any questions.     

Monday, Aug. 8, 2016

Toddler Art and Stories

Toddler Art and Stories

Georgetown Library

3:30 p.m.
Get up and get creative at our Toddler Art and Stories! These 20-30 minute programs are full of books, songs and art activities that  are designed to help develop your child’s language and motor skills. After storytime, your child will participate in a process-oriented art project to explore art materials and the world around them. Process-oriented art focuses on what can be learned from the act of making art rather than the product.
flower coloring page

Color Club

Southwest Library

7 p.m.
Children and their families are invited to join us in the Children's Room on Monday evenings for Color Club. Coloring is a creative and relaxing activity for people of all ages. We'll have special coloring sheets and supplies available. Children under 9 must be accompanied by a caregiver. Questions? Call 202-724-4691.  

Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016

Make & Takes for Kids

Arty Afternoons

Southwest Library

3 p.m.
Please join us in the Children's Room for fun arts and crafts. For children ages 4-12. Children under 9 must be accompanied by a caregiver. Questions? Call 202-724-4691.
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. 
Project Bricks

Project Bricks

Cleveland Park Library

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

Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2016

Lego Construction Crew

Tenley-Friendship Library

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

Create Club

Southwest Library

4:30 p.m.
Join us in the Children's Room for fun arts and crafts. For children ages 6-12. Children under 9 must be accompanied by a caregiver. Questions? Call 202-724-4691
craft supplies

Family Craft Night

Chevy Chase Library

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

Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016

mailbox

Kids Club: Sending Mail

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

2 p.m.
Celebrate letter writing and mail delivery!  Come listen to stories about writing letters and the postal service, then make your own postcards and stationery. Write a letter or draw a picture for someone special in your life. We'll provide envelopes and stamps so that mail is ready to send afterwards. Who will be the lucky recipients of the mail we'll create?For children 3-12. No registration is required. 
Creative Movement Storytime

Creative Movement Storytime

Deanwood Library

6 p.m.
Join us at Deanwood Library for a storytime focused on different types of movement. Together we’ll read stories and explore, imitate and improvise movements that each story inspires. Wear some comfy clothes and shoes so you can wiggle around! Ages Birth-12.