Join us at Southeast Library in the program room this Monday, April 28 at 11 a.m. for a children's performance by Teatro de la Luna. "Chiquititos" or "Itsy-Bitsy," is an interactive, bilingual program for ages 2-5. ¡Vamos a jugar, bailar, cantar, y disfrutar!
Singing is an important practice to engage in with babies, toddlers, and preschoolers to build vital pre-reading skills. Among other things, singing slows down language, allowing children time to hear and process sounds and syllables in words.There are lots of picture books with naturally rhythmic text that you can read to a melody you already know or one you make up; here are just five that are perfect for children ages 0-5 and really lend themselves to singing.
Join local author Garrett Phelan and the Southeast community in celebrating National Poetry Month on Sunday, April 27 at 2 p.m.Phelan will read a few of his own poems as well as some of his favorites by other poets. The floor will then be open to the community to read a favorite poem and briefly talk about why it is a favorite.Not sure what your favorite poem is? Check out some of these DC Public Library resources to find out!
April 23 is the 450th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s birth, as well as World Book Night, so it seemed fitting that this Friday Five should show the fascination that Shakespeare and his work still holds for the world today.While the DC Public Library certainly has all of Shakespeare’s plays and sonnets in the collection, I wanted to feature more recent non-fiction and fiction books that showcase Shakespeare and his work.
Learning a language can be one of the most rewarding and challenging experiences an individual can attempt. People accept this challenge for a variety of reasons. Whether it is to satisfy credits for school or to be able to converse with individuals in their neighborhood, each person approaches learning a language in different ways.
Please join the Southeast Book Club on the last Tuesday of every month -- except April when we will meet on April 22 -- for a fun and interesting discussion of our monthly book. All are welcome and the genre and length of the book varies widely each month.The great thing about this book club is that readers can come when the monthly book speaks to them. If it doesn't, no worries, we'll see you the next time!