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Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016

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Arianna Ross at Deanwood Library

Deanwood Library

7 p.m.
For more than 16 years, Arianna Ross and Story Tapestries' Network of Artists have been weaving the power of music, dance, storytelling, beat-boxing, spoken word and hip-hop into a lively fabric of tales that captivate and entertain audiences of all ages. Arianna Ross and her company Story Tapestries create international, dynamic programs that weave the power of dance, theatre, and music.

Friday, Aug. 12, 2016

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Music and Movement

Southeast Library

9:45 a.m.
Sing, dance, and reveal your inner musician at our music and movement time for children ages birth to 5 and their caregivers. Our music time is dynamic and interactive, so come ready to participate in the fun. Space is limited, registration is required for this program. Register at musicandmovement.splashthat.com using the "RSVP" button. Registration opens at 9:00 p.m. the Wednesday before the program and closes at 9:00 a.m. the day of the program (Friday).
Music Time

Music Time

Cleveland Park Library

10 a.m.
Sing, play, dance and learn. That’s our motto for this program. Children of all ages will have the opportunity to play musical instruments, sing along with popular songs, dance to their favorite music, and learn the alphabet and how to count. This program is all about rhythm and speech stimuli that allow children to enjoy music.
The LEGO Movie

Friday Films

Southwest Library

3 p.m.
Join us in the Children's Room on Friday afternoons for a fun children's movie each week. For all ages. Children under 9 must be accompanied by a caregiver. Call 202-724-4691 with questions or to see what movie is showing this week.  

Saturday, Aug. 13, 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

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.
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

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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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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The Great Zucchini!

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

11 a.m.
The Great Zucchini is back! Known as one of the most popular children's performers in the region, The Great Zucchini brings his wacky and zany antics to our Great Hall. Don't miss it! 
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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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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.
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 must be accompanied by a caregiver. Questions? Call 202-724-4691. 
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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.

Sunday, Aug. 14, 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.  
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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.
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, Aug. 15, 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!
DC Central Kitchen Truck Farm

DC Central Kitchen Truck Farm Visit

Southwest Library

3 p.m.
Join us for a visit from DC Central Kitchen's Truck Farm for a hands-on gardening activity. See how to grow vegetables in small spaces. For children ages 6-12. Children under 9 must be accompanied by a caregiver. Questions? Call 202-724-4691. 

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.
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.
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Family Retro Game Afternoon

Petworth Library

4:30 p.m.
Come one, come all - it's a retro themed day in the children's room. Join us for a relaxing afternoon as we enjoy a variety of board and card games. Who needs video games when we can enjoy each other's company and participate in some fun? For children ages 6 and up. 
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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 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, Aug. 16, 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.  
Blue Sky Puppets

Blue Sky Puppets

West End Library

10 a.m.
Exercise, healthy eating and immunization are explored through a positive, exciting and interactive puppet show. For ages 3 - 6  
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.