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Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016

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STAR Family Festival: Sing, Talk & Read

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

11 a.m.
Learn how singing, talking and reading with your baby or young child now can help them later in school. It's never too early to give your kids a smart start.  Come to DC Public Library's Sing, Talk & Read Family Festival featuring: Workshops for parents to support your child's early learning Fun activities, crafts and games for children  Live entertainment
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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.
Maisy Grows a Garden

Garden Club

Southwest Library

3 p.m.
Children ages 6-12 are invited to join us for hands-on fun in the library's outdoor garden.  Children under 9 years old must be accompanied by a caregiver. Questions? Call 202-724-4691.  

Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016

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I Made It Myself

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

2 p.m.
Arts and crafts for children of all ages.  
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.  
How Rocket Learned to Read

P.A.L. (People Animals Love) Dog Visit

Southwest Library

2:30 p.m.
Children ages 4-12 are invited to join us in the Children's Room to read aloud to P.A.L. (People Animals Love) dogs. Children under 9 must be accompanied by a caregiver. Questions? Call 202-724-4691.

Monday, Sept. 12, 2016

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Early Literacy Baby/Toddler Play Date

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

10 a.m.
Enjoy homemade early literacy toys with your babies and toddlers, get inspired to make your own at home with every day objects, and get tips on building a foundation for your child to learn and read through play. We will meet from 10 a.m. to noon. For children ages 0-3 and their caregivers.
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.  
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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. 13, 2016

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Mommy & Me Movement with CityDance POP!

Tenley-Friendship Library

10 a.m.
Toddlers and young children are invited to try a free hour of Creative Movement and Mommy & Me with CityDance POP! Reservations are not required, but the session will be seated on a first-come, first-served basis.
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.  
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Tots and Toys Playdate

Tenley-Friendship Library

11 a.m.
Join us in the Children's Room every Tuesday after Toddler Story Time 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.  
Reptiles Alive

Reptiles Alive!

Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) Library

1:30 p.m.
Meet exciting live animals and learn funny stories and facts about them.   For ages 5 and up
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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. 
Karen Brown:  Visual Artist  & Arts Educator

Karen Brown: Visual Artist & Arts Educator

Tenley-Friendship Library

4 p.m.
Make one-of-a-kind books and bookmarks through techniques such as pop-ups, maze books, accordion and The One Page Wonder!     For ages 6-12

Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016

Cantaré (Cecilia Esquivel):  Latin American Music

Cantaré (Cecilia Esquivel): Latin American Music

Benning (Dorothy I. Height) Library

10:30 a.m.
Audiences are transported to Latin America through the many rhythms and unique instruments from different  regions, while learning about the three cultures that shaped Latin music– Indigenous, European & African. For kids of all ages
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Toddler Dance Party

Chevy Chase Library

11 a.m.
Music and dancing for the whole family!
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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. 
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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.
Martha Stewart's Crafts for Kids

Create Club

Southwest Library

4:30 p.m.
Children ages 6-12 are invited to join us for fun arts & crafts.  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.
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Family Craft Night

Chevy Chase Library

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

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!

Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016

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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.  
Wall-E

Pajama Movie Night: WALL-E

Tenley-Friendship Library

6 p.m.
After hundreds of lonely years of doing what he was built for, the curious and lovable WALL-E discovers a new purpose in life when he meets a sleek search robot named EVE. View the trailer for this movie.  Food, blankets and pillows are welcome. 

Friday, Sept. 16, 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.