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Wii Club

Children ages 6-12 are invited to join us to play Wii games.  Children under 9 years old must be accompanied by a caregiver. Questions? Call 202-724-4691.

Frozen Film Night

Wednesday, December 21, 2016, 3:30 pm

Join West End Library Children's Room as we celebrate the cold weather with the movie Frozen. The library will have light refreshments as well! Film is rated PG and the program is open to all ages!
The LEGO Book


Wednesday, December 28, 2016, 4:30 pm

Children ages 4-12 are invited to design, create, and build structures with LEGO bricks.  Children under 9 must be accompanied by a caregiver. Questions? Call 202-724-4691.
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Holiday Card Making

Friday, December 16, 2016, 4:00 pm

Join West End Library Children's Room to make holiday cards and decorate paper versions of some favorite holiday characters! Families and all ages welcome!
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Pajama Storytime

An evening story time where pajamas are encouraged but not required. These 30-40 minute evening programs are designed to delight children of all ages. Filled with stories and activities that promote and develop language skills and imagination, these programs encourage children to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning.

Pajama Movie Night: Elf

Thursday, December 15, 2016, 6:00 pm

One Christmas Eve a long time ago, a baby crawled into Santa's bag of toys and is raised as an elf. Thirty years later, Buddy goes looking for his true place in the world - in New York City. Rated PG. View trailer.   Food, pillows, and blankets are welcome.  
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Build-It Studio: Holiday Houses

Join us to make holiday houses out of graham crackers and then decorate them with tasty treats.  Space is limited. Please sign up in advance at the Children's Desk. Recommended for children 8 & up. Children under 9 must be accompanied by an adult. Questions? Call 202-724-4691.  
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Santa's Secret Bookshop

Saturday, December 17, 2016, 3:00 pm

From 3 - 4:30 p.m., children can choose 2 books or DVDs from our special cart and wrap these gifts for loved ones. Sponsored by Friends of the Southwest Library. Children under 9 must be accompanied by a caregiver. Questions? Call 202-724-4691.  
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Holiday Book Sale

Saturday, December 10, 2016, 10:00 am

The Friends of the Southwest Library will be holding a Holiday Book Sale from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. All proceeds go to equipment and programming needs for the Southwest Library. Most books are $1 or less. Shop for fun and inexpensive stocking stuffers (e.g. $.25 pocket paperbacks) and help the Southwest neighborhood too!
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Black History Jeopardy

Wednesday, February 8, 2017, 4:30 pm

Test your knowledge about the contributions of Black Americans and win glory!  For ages 6-12, in the children's programming room.