Family Programs

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“With My Own Two Hands: Brave and Fearless Children of the Civil Rights Movement”

The Northeast Library proudly celebrates Black History Month with the theme “With My Own Two Hands: Fearless Children of the Civil Rights Movement."  On February 24 at 3:30 p.m., we will end Black History Month with a screening of the film Selma, Lord, Selma.

TMZ: Teen Movie Zone

Monday, February 27, 2017, 6:30 pm

Come join Anacostia Library as we enjoy a movie in the teen space. 
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DiDi Wilson presents Remembering the Dream: a celebration of the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

DiDi Wilson is proud to present a special interactive program of song, poetry, spoken word and discussion to celebrate the message of inspiration that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. brought to our nation and world. On the occasion of his birth date this celebration will weave together Dr.
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Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration

Come celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. in the lower level meeting room.  Brandon Todd, Council Member for Ward 4, will share his personal perspective on civil rights. MikeIann Scerbo will give an educational speech about the Civil Rights Movement. These speeches will be followed by questions from the audience.    
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National Symphony Orchestra String Quartet Performance

Enjoy the sensational live sounds of a specially assembled and highly accomplished string quartet.

Lunch at the Labs: Ugly Sweater Decorating Party

'Tis the season to get ugly. Bring your own sweater to decorate in the most festively hideous way possible.  Materials provided.  Children younger than 6 are prohibited from the Fab Lab. Children ages 6 to 13 need to have a guardian with them during the entire program. Spaces are limited, so registration is required: Register online at
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Join the DC Public Library at EdFEST 2016

Save the date and join the DC Public Library at EdFEST next Saturday, December 10, 2016 from 11am – 3pm at the DC Armory (2001 East Capitol St. SE). We hope to see you Dec. 10 at EdFEST, DC’s only citywide public school fair. Come and explore the city’s many public school options (PK3-12) for your child. Representatives from more than 200 DCPS and DC public charter schools will showcase their programs.
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Lunch at the Labs: Decorative Seasonal Headbands

Ready for some crafting this holiday season? Join us in the Fab Lab to create decorative seasonal headbands that can be the envy of all your relatives.   All materials will be provided.  Tis the season to be creative!   Space is limited, so please register online at     

A Tur-key-ful Family Crafternoon

Crafts for children ages 6+ in the Fab Lab. We'll be decorating 3-D printed pilgrim hats and turkeys that were cut on the laser cutter and making Happy Thanksgiving cards.  Parents are required to stay with their children during the program.
District Clay Pottery on the Wheel Demonstration

Pottery on the Wheel Demonstration

Curious about making pottery? See a live demonstration of pottery on the wheel and learn about classes at District Clay Center in Woodridge.