Get up and get moving at our Toddler Story Times!
These 20-30 minute programs are full of books, songs and fun activities are designed to help develop your child’s language skills. Children ages 18-36 months and their grownups are encouraged to engage with the stories and activities and participate in the program along with the children.
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.
As part of Martin Luther King Jr. Week, families can enjoy a series of short films about African American history, including stories about Martin Luther King, Jr., Rosa Parks, and a fictionalized young boy who escapes slavery.
To kick off Black History Month, families can enjoy a movie about a teacher named Dorothy who gets whisked away from her intercity neighborhood to the mysterious land of Oz. This G-rated movie stars Diana Ross and Michael Jackson and runs for 134 minutes.
Children can enjoy poems, songs, and stories written by or about famous African Americans in this special Black History story time! Poets include Nikki Grimes and Langston Hughes. Appropriate for children ages 0-6.
As part of this year’s celebration, join us as we make a simple Piñata made of papier-mâché and other crafty materials.
This will be a two-day craft project: Wednesday, Oct. 12, 3 p.m. & Thursday, Oct. 13, 3 p.m.
Check out more events at dclibrary.org/hispanicheritage
Humans of Ballou: The Ballou Story Project : Volume 3
This book is written about a High School located in Southeast Washington, District of Columbia. It is located in in Ward 8. The school is named after Dr Frank Washington Ballou. This book gave the students a desire to keep the future alive, to express their feelings and to have confident in themselves. Thanks goes to the Principal, Teachers and Students. I would recommend this book to families with Teens, Young Adults and Adults
The Library is partnering with Infinite Possibilities International for a five-week film series. The viewing and discussion of international films will engage and expose both adults and youth on issues of urban life, community building, wildlife and other interesting topics in other cultures. The proposed films include mixture of adult and youth/family films in alternating weeks.
Children Under the Arms of Community is a workshop for successful family functioning & parenting among families with a parent in prison. In this workshop, you will learn about:
Responsibility and Discipline
Better Family Relationship
All are invited: parents, caregivers and educators.
Hey Everybody! Join us this summer at Rosedale Library for our Annual Reading Power Hour:
Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays: 1-2:30 p.m.
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 4-5:30 p.m.
Starts Sunday, June 21 and ends Saturday, Aug. 22.
Join us in celebrating Women's History Month, and win fantastic prizes!
Every Monday in March, a new trivia question will be posted on Twitter (@dcpl) and Facebook. Respond by Friday with the correct answer using #herstoryDCPL, and get entered to win a different prize each week! We'll reveal the correct answer at the end of the week.