Etegami postcards are a traditional Japanese folk art.
Come by Wednesday, Nov. 19 at 7 p.m. and learn about etegami -- "picture letters" -- which combines watercolor, sumi ink, and words on postcards, and then make your own etegami.
Communicate in a unique, fun way with friends and family.
Japanese Art and Watercolor Books
Meet Nicole, our Adult Summer Reading grand prize winner from way back at the end of August! She is holding her prize - a brand new Kindle Paperwhite. We checked in with her this fall to learn what and where she loves to read around D.C.
Celebrate Kids EuroFest with this Danish children's film
Kids Euro Festival celebrations run from Oct. 24 to Nov. 9.
Jumpstart the fun during our Friday Film program with The Flame and the Cotton Ball! This Danish film tells the story of a little flame from Fireland and was the First Prize Animated Short Film winner at the 2013 Chicago International Children's Festival.
Join us in the children's room as we watch Flammen og vattotten!
If you have any questions, please contact the Children's Room at 202-671-3125.
Calling all readers!
Please join us in the children's room on Monday, Oct. 20 at 4 p.m. for Reader's Theatre.The Big Pumpkin by Erica Silverman is the featured piece.
A witch trying to pick a big pumpkin on Halloween discovers the value of cooperation when she gets help from a series of monsters.
Start your weekends with some relaxing, stress-free yoga! Every Saturday morning in the large meeting room at 10 a.m. Everyone is welcome, beginners especially! Don't be shy, Instructors Carol and Marjorie will be happy to help you.Please wear comfortable clothing and bring water. Bring your own yoga mat or use one of ours (limited availability).
'The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears' by Dinaw Mengestu
Seventeen years ago, Sepha Stephanos fled war-torn Ethiopia and ended up in D.C., where he runs a grocery store and spends his days reminiscing about his home and family with his adopted family, two fellow African immigrants also trying to make ends meet.