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Saturday, July 23, 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. 
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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.
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Story Time with a Washington Nationals Player

Chevy Chase Library

11:30 a.m.
Join us for a special story time with Washington Nationals pitcher Shawn Kelley. Story time will be followed by a Q&A session between the player and the audience. ​Family Program
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Story Time with a Washington Nationals Player

Northeast Library

11:30 a.m.
Join us for a special story time with Washington Nationals starting pitcher Tanner Roark. Story time will be followed by a Q&A session between the player and the audience. ​Family Program
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Story Time with Washington Nationals Broadcaster Bob Carpenter

Anacostia Library

11:30 a.m.
Join us for a special story time with Bob Carpenter, MASN TV play-by-play broadcaster for the Washington Nationals baseball team. Story time will be followed by a Q&A session with the audience. Family Program

Mega Maker

Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) Library

1 p.m.
Maker Month is here!   From July 5 to July 30, join us for hands-on, creative workshops every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m.   Weekly Themes: July 5-10: Fantasy July 11-17: Motion July 18-24: Fun & Games July 25-30: Engineering & Electronics   Ages 8 and older and teens are invited to come join the fun. No registration necessary.  
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.

Mega Maker

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

2 p.m.
Maker Month is here!   From July 5 to July 30, join us for hands-on, creative workshops Saturday, July 2nd, July 16th, and July 23rd from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m.   Weekly Themes: July 5-10: Fantasy July 11-17: Motion July 18-24: Fun & Games July 25-30: Engineering & Electronics   Ages 8-19 are invited to come join the fun. No registration necessary.  
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Movie Matinee

Benning (Dorothy I. Height) Library

2:15 p.m.
Feature movie will be kids' choice. Three movie options will be available for selection. All programs are free and open to the public. For ages 6-12.
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Wii Club

Southwest Library

3 p.m.
Please join us in the Children's Room to play Wii games.  For children ages 6-12. Children under 9 years old must be accompanied by a caregiver.  Questions? Call 202-724-4691. 
The LEGO Book

LEGO Club

Southwest Library

3 p.m.
Join us in the Children's Room to design, build, & play with LEGO blocks. Children under 9 must be accompanied by a caregiver. Questions? Call 202-724-4691

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Mega Maker

Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) Library

1 p.m.
Maker Month is here!   From July 5 to July 30, join us for hands-on, creative workshops every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m.   Weekly Themes: July 5-10: Fantasy July 11-17: Motion July 18-24: Fun & Games July 25-30: Engineering & Electronics   Ages 8 and older and teens are invited to come join the fun. No registration necessary.  
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Day at the Beach

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

2 p.m.
No time to visit the beach? No problem! The beach is coming to your library on Sunday, July 24. Visit the Children's Department to bask in the “sun” on a beach towel with your favorite book, play in the sand, make a jellyfish craft, and catch a wave, all at MLK library! Fun for ages 0-12 and their caregivers.
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I Made It Myself

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

2 p.m.
Arts and crafts for children of all ages.  
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American Sign Language (ASL) Story Time!

Mt. Pleasant Library

2 p.m.
Janice Rosen, Deaf Services Librarian, will sign stories in American Sign Language (ASL).   Therapy dogs from People Animals Love (PAL) will join the story time fun.    Story-related activities will follow.    
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.  
movie cat

Movie Matinee

Benning (Dorothy I. Height) Library

2:15 p.m.
Feature movie will be kids' choice. Three movie options will be available for selection. All programs are free and open to the public. For ages 6-12.

Monday, July 25, 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.  
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Let's Color! Vamos a Colorear!

West End Library

10:30 a.m.
Why not let your child start learning a new language early? Right after story time, we will be having a short coloring session with coloring pages that bring words in English and Spanish! A new fun way to learn a new language! Join the West End Library Staff and our wonderful volunteer, Rosy, for a great summer activity!  

Mega Maker

Northwest One Library

1 p.m.
Maker Month is here!   From July 5 to July 30, join us for hands-on, creative workshops every Monday from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m.   Weekly Themes: July 5-10: Fantasy July 11-17: Motion July 18-24: Fun & Games July 25-30: Engineering & Electronics Ages 8-19 are invited to come join the fun. No registration necessary.   For more info, visit dclibrary.org/makermonth.  

Mega Maker

Petworth Library

1:30 p.m.
Maker Month is here!   From July 5 to July 30, join us for hands-on, creative workshops every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 1:30 to 3:00.   Weekly Themes: July 5-10: Fantasy July 11-17: Motion July 18-24: Fun & Games July 25-30: Engineering & Electronics   Ages 8-19 are invited to come join the fun. No registration necessary.   For more info, visit dclibrary.org/makermonth.  

Mega Maker

Deanwood Library

2 p.m.
Maker Month is here!   From July 5 to July 30, join us for hands-on, creative workshops every Monday and Wednesday from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m.   Weekly Themes: July 5-10: Fantasy July 11-17: Motion July 18-24: Fun & Games July 25-30: Engineering & Electronics   Ages 8-19 are invited to come join the fun. No registration necessary.   For more info, visit dclibrary.org/makermonth.
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Game Day Monday

Rosedale Library

2 p.m.
Feeling a little competitive spirit? On Mondays throughout the summer children can enjoy a friendly game at Rosedale, whether it’s indoors with a scavenger hunt or outside with a three-legged race. 

Mini Maker

Southwest Library

3 p.m.
Maker Month is here!   From July 5 to July 30, join us for hands-on, creative workshops every Monday from 3:00 to 3:30 p.m.   Weekly Themes: July 5-10: Fantasy July 11-17: Motion July 18-24: Fun & Games July 25-30: Engineering & Electronics   Children ages 3 to 7 with an adult are invited to come join the fun. No registration necessary.  
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.
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.  
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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, July 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.  
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.