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.
An early literacy lap-sit program that combines sharing stories, songs, rhythm activities and baby bounces.A short socialization playtime follows the books and music program.For ages birth to 24 months.
Join us every Sunday from 1 - 5 p.m. for our brand new patron-led tabletop games meet-up!
All ages are welcome, but most games are intended for ages 8 and up.
Various tabletop games will be available for immediate play, and more games will be added with attendance!
If you have questions about this exciting program, please contact Ms. Quarles at 202-698-6373.
National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to creative writing. On November 1, participants begin working towards the goal of writing a 50,000-word novel by 11:59 p.m. on November 30.
Need a quiet place to pound out another thousand words? Gather with other NaNoWriMo writers and be inspired by the literary atmosphere.
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.
November is National Novel Writing Month.
Whether you’re starting a novel or perfecting a poem, there are tools you need to get the job done.
Attend these sessions to learn strategies for overcoming writer’s block and effectively capturing your ideas on paper.
Come prepared to write.
Join us the entire month of February for a special film series in celebration of Black History Month.
Films showcased in this series will be film adaptations of books that are written by or about popular and famous African Americans, and will range in ratings from PG to R.
November means National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo)! The goal of NaNoWriMo is to forget editing and overthinking and just write your heart out by completing 50,000 words in just 30 days. With your ideas and our librarians' research skills, we believe you can do it!
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"The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper" by Phaedra Patrick
Join us to discuss September's book club selection, The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper by Phaedra Patrick on Thursday, September 22 at 6:30 p.m.
"Don’t miss this curiously charming debut! In this hauntingly beautiful story of love, loneliness and self-discovery, an endearing widower embarks on a life-changing adventure.
Join us the entire month of September for a special film series in celebration of Banned Books Week!
Films showcased in this series will be film adaptations of books that are commonly challenged for being inappropriate or unorthodox, and will range in ratings from PG to R.