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Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2016

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. 

Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2016

Kwanzaa story time and crafts

Kwanzaa Story Time & Craft!

Woodridge Library

2 p.m.
School's out for the holidays - so join us for our Kwanzaa Story Time on Tuesday, December 27 at 2 p.m. We'll hear a few exciting stories about the origin of Kwanzaa and afterwards, we'll make fun Kwanzaa crafts!
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. 

New Year’s Craft Afternoon

Rosedale Library

4 p.m.
Children can get ready for the new year by creating noise makers to take home and celebrate with! For all ages.

Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2016

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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.

Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016

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STEAM Ahead Club!

Petworth Library

4:30 p.m.
STEAM involves science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics initiatives for children and teens. Join us each month for an exciting afternoon as we perform an out of this world experiment or reach for new artistic heights. It's time for learning and potential. 

Saturday, Dec. 31, 2016

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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. 

Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017

Lego Construction Crew

Tenley-Friendship Library

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

Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017

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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. 

Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017

craft supplies

I Made It Myself

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

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

Monday, Jan. 9, 2017

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.

Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017

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, Jan. 11, 2017

Lego Construction Crew

Tenley-Friendship Library

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

Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017

Dream Journals

I Have a Dream Journals

Northwest One Library

4 p.m.
Celebrate King Week with us and make your own "I Have a Dream Journals". Using art supplies, children will create their own square, accordion books with words and art inspired by the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. We will have all the supplies you need to make your book special and decorative. We look forward to seeing you there!

Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017

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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. 

Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017

craft supplies

I Made It Myself

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

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

Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017

Lego Construction Crew

Tenley-Friendship Library

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

Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017

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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. 

Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017

craft supplies

I Made It Myself

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

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

Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017

Lego Construction Crew

Tenley-Friendship Library

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

Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017

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, Jan. 29, 2017

craft supplies

I Made It Myself

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

2 p.m.
Simple arts and crafts for children ages 2-8.  
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Day at the Beach

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

2 p.m.
Tired of cold weather? Escape from reality and enjoy a day at the beach at the MLK Library Children’s Room! Lounge on a beach towel with your favorite book, play in the sand and build sandcastles, take home a jellyfish, catch a wave, and have a blast! For children up to age 12 and their caregivers.