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Monday, Sept. 26, 2016

Baby and Toddler Story Time

Baby and Toddler Story Time

West End 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 grownups are encouraged engage with the books and songs and to actively participate in the program.  
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.
wildthingsare

UNCENSORED: Frequently-Challenged Children's Books Adapted to the Screen

Petworth Library

4:30 p.m.
In honor of Banned Books Week, Petworth Library celebrates families' freedom to watch and discuss frequently-challenged Children's books that have been adapted into family films. We will show 2 very different films that have been challenged for similar reasons - "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" on Monday, September 26 at 4:30 p.m. and "Where The Wild Things Are" on Tuesday, September 27 at 4:30 p.m.
Wii controllers

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.  
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, Sept. 27, 2016

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 3.  Experience popular music, motion, dance, and try different instruments. This is a ticketed, first-come, first-served program. We will not meet October 25.
Baby and Toddler Story Time

Baby and Toddler Story Time

West End 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 grownups are encouraged engage with the books and songs and to actively participate in the program.  
Preschool Story Time

Preschool Storytime

West End 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.  
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 3.  Experience popular music, motion, dance, and try different instruments. This is a ticketed, first-come, first-served program. We will not meet on October 25.
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 3.  Experience popular music, motion, dance, and try different instruments. This is a ticketed, first-come, first-served program. We will not meet October 25.
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. 
Uncensored logo

UNCENSORED: Banned Books Week Drop-In Crafts

Southwest Library

4:30 p.m.
Please join us in the Children's Room for some crafts celebrating Banned Books Week.  For children ages 6-12. Children under 9 must be accompanied by a caregiver. Questions? Call 202-724-4691.  
Mad Science

Mad Science

Rosedale Library

4:30 p.m.
Things That Go Boom   Discover the science behind sound and vibration!   See amazing color changing chemical reactions, explore sublimation, radical reactions  and more.   For ages 6 and up
wildthingsare

UNCENSORED: Frequently-Challenged Children's Books Adapted to the Screen

Petworth Library

4:30 p.m.
In honor of Banned Books Week, Petworth Library celebrates families' freedom to watch and discuss frequently-challenged Children's books that have been adapted into family films. We will show 2 very different films that have been challenged for similar reasons - "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" on Monday, September 26 at 4:30 p.m. and "Where The Wild Things Are" on Tuesday, September 27 at 4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016

Music Time photo

Toddler Dance Party

Chevy Chase Library

11 a.m.
Music and dancing for the whole family!
Cantare

Cantaré: Latin American Music

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

11 a.m.
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with Cantaré: Latin American Music! Drawing from the musical heritage of the Caribbean, Central and South America, Cantaré introduces audiences to the beautiful songs and rhythms of Latin America in an exciting interactive performance.  
Drawing of child with books on her head

Parklands-Turner Library Homework Zone

Parklands-Turner Library

3 p.m.
Welcome to The Homework Zone! The Parklands-Turner Library staff cares about the education and well being of youth in our neighborhood. In support of scholastic achievement, library staff invite children ages 8 to 15 to visit the Parklands-Turner Library on Wednesdays after school for a unique study hall opportunity. Each Wednesday from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., library staff will establish a calm study environment called The Homework Zone  in the children's room. 
BTST

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.
wii controllers

Wii Club

Southwest Library

4:30 p.m.
Children ages 6-12 are invited to join us to play Wii games.  Children under 9 must be accompanied by a caregiver. Questions? Call 202-724-4691.

Family Story Time

Parklands-Turner Library

6 p.m.
Beginning Wednesday, February 3, 2016 The Parklands-Turner Neighborhood Library will host Family Story Time every Wednesday evening at 6:00 p.m.Story time fun for the entire family, these 30-40 minutes 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.
Logo for He Said/She Said: An Election Musical

He Said/She Said: An Election Musical

Tenley-Friendship Library

6:30 p.m.
He Said/She Said: an Election Musical tells the story of Cy Bergin, an 8th Grader who wants to be Class President. She has all the ideas, but doesn’t have the confidence to speak out in front of her fellow students. She convinces the popular jock, Chris Maxwell, to

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, Sept. 29, 2016

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.  
Music Time

Music Time

Georgetown Library

2 p.m.
These 20-30 minute story times are full of books, songs, rhymes and fingerplays for children birth to five years old. Our Music Time is a great way to introduce your child to language skills in a positive and fun environment. With slightly more songs, activities and movement than our lap times, children and their grownups are encouraged to engage with the books and songs and to actively participate in the program.  
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.  
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STEAM Ahead Club!

Petworth Library

4:30 p.m.
If you enjoyed our Maker month programming this past July, then this new club is just for you. 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. For ages 6 and up; however, harder activities will require the assistance of a caretaker or parent. 
dog reading

Story Time with Real Dogs

Palisades Library

5:30 p.m.
Join us at the library for our final story time with real dogs! Our story time will begin by reading a story and singing songs together. Then, children will tell their own story or read to a dog. The dogs are from P.A.L., People Animals Love. They would love to meet you! 
Uncensored Banned Books Week 2016 Logo

UNCENSORED: Banned Books Week Pajama Storytime

Southwest 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.