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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! 
kids club fun

Kids Club

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

2 p.m.
Join us every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 2 p.m. for Kids Club. An hour of fun activities for children ages 6-12. Call for more information. 202-727-1248.
Young girl participating in science program

Science in the Summer: Level 1

Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) Library

2 p.m.
GSK Science in the Summer - Come Learn About Oceanography! This year's program will introduce students to Oceanography through fun activities to help them learn about the oceans and the plants and animals that live there. Level 1 classes are for children entering grades 2 and 3. Register in-person at the library or online at www.scienceinthesummer.com.

Baby Lap Time

Cleveland Park Library

2:30 p.m.
A story time experience for our youngest library users and their caregivers. These 20-30 minute story times introduce books, songs, rhymes, tickles and bounces developmentally appropriate for children ages 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. This story time is designed so the baby will be in their caregiver’s lap and the grownup is actively involved in the program; it is recommended that each child have their own adult with them.
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.
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Kids' Club

Southeast Library

4 p.m.
Join us for a different activity each week -- games, crafts, science experiments, and more!  Ages 5-12, in the basement program room.
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. 
chess pieces

Learn to Play Chess

Deanwood Library

6 p.m.
It's your move! Learn to play chess, improve your game, or practice your moves with other players. This drop-in group is open to all ages and experience levels and meets every Tuesday and Thursday at 6 p.m.
Pajama Story Time

Pajama Story Time

Woodridge Library

6 p.m.
An evening story time where pajamas are encouraged but not required. These 30-40 minute evening programs are designed to delight children of all ages. Filled with stories and activities that promote and develop language skills and imagination these programs encourage children to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning.  

Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2016

 Baby and Toddler Storytime

Baby and Toddler Story Time

Southeast Library

9:45 a.m.
This 20-30 minute program is full of books, songs, rhymes and fingerplays for children birth to two years old. Our Baby and Toddler Story Time is a great way to introduce your child to language skills in a positive and fun environment. Children and their grownups are encouraged to engage with the books and songs and to actively participate in the program.  Space is limited and admission is on a first come, first served basis.  Have a group? Please call ahead of time to schedule a special visit. 
Preschool Story Time

Preschool Story Time

Petworth Library

10 a.m.
Share the fun of reading with your children ages 3-5 years! Children and their grownups, will explore stories and activities to encourage children to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning. These 30-40 minute programs are designed to promote language and listening skills, expand children’s imaginations and arouse their curiosity about the world around them. Please call 202-243-1188 to schedule a story time for preschool, school, or day care groups.
Preschool Story Time

Preschool Story Time

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

10 a.m.
Share the fun of reading with your children ages 3-5 years. Children and their caregivers, will explore stories and activities to encourage children to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning. These 30-40 minute programs are designed to promote language and listening skills, expand children’s imaginations and arouse their curiosity about the world around them. Class groups and daycares welcome at these sessions. Please no children under 2 years of age unless attending with a sibling or class group.  
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Toddler Story Time

Rosedale Library

10 a.m.
Get up and get moving at our Toddler Story Times! These 20-30 minute programs are full of books, songs and fun activities are designed to help develop your child’s language skills. Children ages 18-36 months and their grownups are encouraged to engage with the stories and activities and participate in the program along with the children. 
Toddler Story Time

Toddler Story Time

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

10 a.m.
Get up and get moving at our Toddler Story Times. These 20-30 minute programs are full of books, songs and fun activities that are designed to help develop your child’s language skills. Children ages 18-36 months and their caregivers are encouraged to engage with the stories and activities and participate in the program along with the children. 
Baby Lap Time

Baby Lap Time

Tenley-Friendship Library

10 a.m.
A story time experience for our youngest library users and their caregivers. This 20-30 minute story time introduces books, songs, rhymes, tickles and bounces developmentally appropriate for children ages birth to when they start walking.This story time is designed so the baby will be in their caregiver’s lap and the grownup is actively involved in the program. Tickets are required to attend this program. They are available at the Children’s Desk 30 minutes before the start of the story time on a first-come, first-served basis. 
Baby and Toddler Story Time Image

Baby and Toddler Story Time

Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library

10 a.m.
These 20-30 minute story times are full of books, songs, rhymes and fingerplays for children birth to two years old. Our Baby and Toddler Story Time is a great way to introduce your child to language skills in a positive and fun environment. With slightly more activity and movement than our lap times, children and their caregivers are encouraged to engage with the books and songs and to actively participate in the program.
Baby/Toddler Story Time

Baby/Toddler Story Time

Northwest One Library

10 a.m.
These 20-30 minute story times are full of books, songs, rhymes, and fingerplays for children birth to two years old.  Our Baby and Toddler Story Time is a great way to introduce your child to language skills in a positive and fun environment.  With slightly more activity and movement than our lap times, children and their caregivers are encouraged to engage with the books and songs and to actively participate in the program.
Preschool Story Time

Preschool Story Time

Mt. Pleasant Library

10 a.m.
Share the fun of reading with your children ages 3-5 years! Children and their grownups, will explore stories and activities to encourage children to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning. These 30-40 minute programs are designed to promote language and listening skills, expand children’s imaginations and arouse their curiosity about the world around them.
Preschool Story Time

Preschool Story Time

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

10:30 a.m.
Share the fun of reading with your children ages 3-5 years. Children and their caregivers, will explore stories and activities to encourage children to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning. These 30-40 minute programs are designed to promote language and listening skills, expand children’s imaginations and arouse their curiosity about the world around them. Class groups and daycares welcome at these sessions. Please no children under 2 years of age unless attending with a sibling or class group.  
Toddler Story Time

Toddler Story Time

Palisades Library

10:30 a.m.
Get up and get moving at our Toddler Story Times. These 20-30 minute programs are full of books, songs and fun activities designed to help develop your child’s language skills. Children ages 18-36 months and their caregivers are encouraged to participate and engage with the stories and activities.  Click here to learn about what to expect at Story Time.
Baby and Toddler Story Time Image

Baby and Toddler Time

Georgetown Library

10:30 a.m.
These 20-30 minute story times are full of books, songs, rhymes and fingerplays for children birth to two years old. Our Baby and Toddler Story Time is a great way to introduce your child to language skills in a positive and fun environment. With slightly more activity and movement than our lap times, children and their grownups are encouraged engage with the books and songs and to actively participate in the program.
Preschool Story Time

Preschool Story Time

Woodridge Library

10:30 a.m.
Share the fun of reading with your children ages 3-5 years! Children and their grownups will explore stories and activities to encourage children to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning. These 30-40 minute programs are designed to promote language and listening skills, expand children’s imaginations, and arouse their curiosity about the world around them.  

Preschool Story Time

Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) Library

10:30 a.m.
Children ages 3-5 and their grownups will explore stories and activities to encourage children to develop a lifelong love or reading and learning.  These 30-40 minute programs are designed to promote language and listening skills, expand children's imaginations and arouse their curiosity about the world around them. No sign-up or registration required.

Preschool Story Time

Deanwood Library

10:30 a.m.
Share the fun of reading with your children ages 3-5 years! Children and their grownups, will explore stories and activities to encourage children to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning. These 30-40 minute programs are designed to promote language and listening skills, expand children’s imaginations and arouse their curiosity about the world around them.

Preschool Story Time

Southwest Library

10:30 a.m.
Share the fun of reading with your children ages 3-5 years! Children and their grownups will explore stories and activities to encourage children to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning. These 30-40 minute programs are designed to promote language and listening skills, expand children’s imaginations and arouse their curiosity about the world around them.  Please call 202-724-4691 with questions.  
Preschool Story Time

Preschool Story Time

Francis A. Gregory Library

10:30 a.m.
Share the fun of reading with your children ages 3-5 years! Children and their grownups will explore stories and activities to encourage children to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning. These 30-40 minute programs are designed to promote language and listening skills, expand children’s imaginations and arouse their curiosity about the world around them.
Preschool Story Time

Preschool Story Time

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

11 a.m.
Share the fun of reading with your children ages 3-5 years. Children and their caregivers, will explore stories and activities to encourage children to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning. These 30-40 minute programs are designed to promote language and listening skills, expand children’s imaginations and arouse their curiosity about the world around them.
Preschool Story Time

Preschool Story Time

Northwest One Library

11 a.m.
Share the fun of reading with your children ages 3-5 years.  Children and their caregivers will explore stories and activities to encourage children to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning.  This 30-40 minute program is designed to promote language and listening skills, expand children's imaginations and arouse their curiosity about the world around them.