Storytime fun for the entire family, these 30-40 minutes story times are packed full of books and activities designed to be enjoyed by all ages. Promoting language and literacy skills, these story times are a great way to further your child’s lifelong love of reading and learning. Children and their grownups are encouraged to actively engage and participate with the stories and activities during the program.
Looking for something to do with your baby or toddler? Drop in anytime between 3 - 4 p.m. for playtime at the library. We will have toys, music, board books, and more!
For birth-5, with parent/caregiver.
Exercise your creativity as well as your hands with seasonal projects. Each session is intended for children 8 to 12 years old, but younger participants with a caregiver are welcome. Take home a work of art or make a gift share each week.
Release your inner artist this Black History Month!
"Books to Brushes" couples participatory reading activities with instructor-led painting sessions. In honor of Black History Month, children will read and discuss a black history related book and paint a picture inspired by it.
The session will be led by founder and teaching artist, Anike Robinson. Ms. Robinson is a Washington, D.C. based interdisciplinary artist with a master's degree in secondary education. She uses art as a means to support literacy in the classroom for grades K-12.
Players of all ages are invited to play and learn from others in a friendly game of chess on a jumbo chess board. No registration required. This program is free and open to the public. Join us in the lower-level conference room. Free and open to the public.
Jeffrey Lionel "Maniac" Magee might have lived a normal life if a freak accident hadn't made him an orphan. After living with his unhappy and uptight aunt and uncle for eight years, he decides to run—and not just run away, but run. This is where the myth of Maniac Magee begins, as he changes the lives of a racially divided small town with his amazing and legendary feats.
National Symphony Orchestra (NSO) performance and instrument petting zoo.
As part of the "NSO Music in Your Neighborhood" series, NSO musician Marissa Regni (violin) will be joined by guest vocalist Kari Paludan to perform a concert for children. A musical instrument “Petting Zoo” will be set up at the library.
The program is recommended for children ages 5-8 years old. Children under 9 years old must be accompanied by a caregiver. Groups larger than 10 should contact the library at 202-724-4691 to reserve space.