Art all Night: Made in DC

Join us on September 24 at the Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library for Art all Night: Made in DC. The library will be open from 7 p.m. on Saturday until 2 a.m. on Sunday morning for music, crafts, and face painting as well as library cards. Special thanks to Shaw Main Street for providing entertainment. Entertainment includes performances by the Batala Drummers, music by DJ Nuff Said, face painting by Peaky Paints, arts workshops by DC Artspace, and a special installation-in-progress by artist Elizabeth Baldwin.  
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Don’t be late for this very important date!

Reader's Theater

Wednesday, October 26, 2016, 7:00 pm

Calling all readers! Have you ever thought about braving the stage? Reader's Theater is the perfect first step, a way to practice your skills at an actor's most important job: reading, memorizing, and delivering lines. In Reader's Theater, you can bring favorite stories, fables, and fairy tales to life by reading aloud and acting out scenes using scripts adapted from children's books!  Come join in the fun and frenzy and help us make stories leap off the page! This program is open to children ages 6 to 12.

Yoga Storytime!

Saturday, November 19, 2016, 2:00 pm

Join us on Saturdays at 2:00 p.m. for a Yoga Storytime with local instructor Crystal Waitekus! Go on an adventure with yoga! This special class will feature songs, music, and lots of creative yoga games. Children ages 3 to 7 will build literacy skills and healthy bodies during this fun, informative program! 
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Game On: Wii Games!

Get your Wii gaming groove on!
Music and Movement Storytime

Music and Movement

Wednesday, October 26, 2016, 10:00 am

Our Music Time is a great way to introduce your child to language skills in a positive and fun environment. With slightly more songs, activities and movement than our lap times, children and their grownups are encouraged to engage with the books and songs and to actively participate in the program.  This 20-30 minute story time is full of books, songs, rhymes and finger plays for children ages two to five years old. Children should be able to follow one and two step directions in order to fully participate in this story time.

The National Symphony Orchestra at the Library!

The best of the Kennedy Center comes to Southeast Library! Musicians from the National Symphony Orchestra (NSO) will perform an educational, free, and entertaining program. This event will be tailored to elementary school-aged children, but everyone is welcome to enjoy the music. Check with a librarian for more information.  
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National Grandparent's Day Craft

September 11 is National Grandparent's Day. Join us for a special read-along as we provide themed books to enjoy or checkout. Then stay as we make a card to celebrate our loved ones. You can take it home or mail it so that they know how important they are to you. For ages 5 and up. 
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STEAM Ahead Club!

If you enjoyed our Maker month programming this past July, then this new club is just for you. STEAM involves science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics initiatives for children and teens. Join us each month for an exciting afternoon as we perform an out of this world experiment or reach for new artistic heights. It's time for learning and potential. For ages 6 and up; however, harder activities will require the assistance of a caretaker or parent. 
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STEAM Ahead Club: Mad Scientist Challenge

Thursday, October 27, 2016, 4:30 pm

In honor of Halloween, it's time to don your science googles. It's a mad, mad science related adventure as we try to make slime. It should be spectacularly gross but fun!