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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. 
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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! 
Olyox the poodle

Doggie Story Time

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

6 p.m.
Join dogs from People Animals Love for a special story time featuring a dog story read aloud and time to meet and read with dogs. A great opportunity for your budding reader to get some reading practice in with an attentive and patient audience.  For children ages 4 and up. For the safety of the children and the dogs, children under 9 must be accompanied by an adult. 
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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.
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Pajama Story Time

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. Children under 9 must be accompanied by a caregiver. Questions? Call 202-724-4691.

STAR Workshop/Pajama Storytime

Deanwood Library

7 p.m.
Missed the STAR Festival at Martin Luther King? Want to know more about STAR and the resources available through the library? Come to a very special Pajama Story Time at Deanwood Library! In addition to our regular story time, Miss Kate will explain what STAR is, how you can use it to help your child develop their pre-literacy skills, and practice using books and other media to interact with your child.

Friday, Sept. 30, 2016

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Song and Dance

Georgetown Library

10:30 a.m.
Get ready to get down! Join us as we explore different rhythms and do basic dance steps. This 20-minute program of music and movement develops listening and motor skills while stimulating an interest in music. Percussion instruments help children and caregivers follow the leader or dance to the beat of their own drummers. Ages birth to five. 
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Tots and Toys Playdate

Tenley-Friendship Library

11 a.m.
Join us for an informal, indoor playdate. Kids can play with toys, browse books, visit with friends, and toddle! We'll set out toys to develop motor skills and books to encourage early literacy. You bring the little ones. For children ages birth to 3 with their parents or caregivers.  
Goosebumps movie

UNCENSORED: Goosebumps Movie

Southwest Library

3 p.m.
Join us in the Children's Room to watch "Goosebumps", a movie about a boy who moves to a new town and discovers his new neighbor, Mr. Shivers, has some dangerous secrets. The movie is based on the popular spooky series by R.L. Stine and is being shown in honor of Banned Books Week
Kids' Big Book of Games

Game Club

Southwest Library

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

Friday Films

Mt. Pleasant Library

4 p.m.
Family Film and Story! Fridays at 4 p.m. Recommended for all ages.

Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016

LEGO

LEGO Time

Mt. Pleasant Library

10 a.m.
Build, explore, and play with LEGOs and DUPLOs in the Children's Room from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. every Saturday. This program is designed for children ages 3-12 years old and their caregivers.  
Family Story Time

Family Story Time

Tenley-Friendship Library

10:30 a.m.
Story time fun for the entire family, this 30-40 minute story time is 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 caregivers are encouraged to actively engage and participate with the stories and activities during the program.   
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Maru Montero Mexican Folk Dance Performance for Kids

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

10:30 a.m.
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with a special performance by DC's premier Latin dance company. With roots in traditional Mexican folk dance, Maru Montero is dedicated to promoting the joy and beauty of Latin culture in the United States. For kids of all ages and their caregivers. This performance will take place in the lower level meeting room.
Family Story Time

Family Story Time

Petworth Library

10:30 a.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.
Family Story Time

Family Story Time

Northeast Library

10:30 a.m.
Story time fun for the entire family, these 30-40 minute 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. Please call 202-698-0183 with any questions. Family Story Time takes place on the second floor.
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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. 
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Family Story Time

Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library

11 a.m.
Story time fun for 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.  All programs are free and open to the public.
LEGO'S

LEGO Time - Booktalk

Benning (Dorothy I. Height) Library

2 p.m.
Saturday is Family Play Time!  Come to the Library and build, explore, and play with LEGOs and share a favorite book in the Children's Room from  2 p.m. to 4 p.m. every other Saturday.  This program is designed for children ages 5-13 years old.
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Family Chinese Conversation Corner

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

3 p.m.
Are you learning Chinese in school or speak it with family at home? Practice your Chinese, meet other Chinese-speaking families and make new friends at our Chinese Conversation Corner for children and their families. Participants should know some Chinese already and are encouraged to use Chinese exclusively during conversations.  We will meet in the Children's Area.  For kids ages 5 and up.你在学校学汉语或者在家与家人说汉语吗? 请到我们的孩子和家庭汉语角, 练习汉语或认识其他的汉语家庭.地点:我们的儿童读物区.
The LEGO Book

LEGO Club

Southwest Library

3 p.m.
Children ages 4-12 are invited to design, create, and build structures with LEGO bricks.  Children under 9 must be accompanied by a caregiver. Questions? Please call 202-724-4691.

Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016

Family Story Time

Family Funday Sunday

Mt. Pleasant Library

2 p.m.
A variety of family friendly programs that may include dance, music, movement, movies, sign language and much more. Recommended for children from birth to 12 years old.  
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I Made It Myself

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

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

Monday, Oct. 3, 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.
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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.