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Futuremakers: Electric Art Lab

Friday, March 3, 2017, 4:00 pm

Calling all FutureMakers! Use motors, LEDs, batteries and simple circuitry to invent an artwork project that moves and comes alive.  All projects go home.   All ages welcome, but please bring an adult with kids 8 and younger.   Meet in the Lower Level Meeting Room.
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February Film Series: Martin's Big Words

Come see "Martin's Big Words" as part of our February celebration for Black History Month. This program is recommended for ages 4-12.
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February Film Series: Ruby Bridges

Thursday, February 23, 2017, 4:00 pm

Come see "Ruby Bridges" as part of our February celebration for Black History Month. This program is recommended for ages 4-12.
Andres

Uno Dos Tres Con Andres!

Friday, April 14, 2017, 11:00 am

Andres Salguero is 123 Andres, one of the most exciting voices in family music today. His new CD, Arriba Abajo, was recently awarded the Latin Grammy for Best Children's Album, as well as the Parents Choice Gold Award. His music is an interactive celebration of Latin culture for kids and families. The program is bilingual (Spanish and English) and aimed at kids of all ages!
Valentine

Valentine's Day Crafternoon

We want you to be ready with your Valentine's Day cards, so come to the 2nd floor at 3:30 p.m. to make cards, bookmarks, or something else for those special people in your life.  All ages welcome. Materials provided (while supplies last).  
How Animals Work

How Animals Work

Saturday, April 29, 2017, 3:00 pm

The Zoo meets the Makerspace!  Build a simple machine based on a real, living snake - that you can see and touch. Children under 9 years old must be accompanied by a caregiver. Questions? Call 202-724-4691.
The Lightning Thief graphic novel

Book Club: The Lightning Thief

Read Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief graphic novel, about a boy who discovers that he's the son of Poseidon and is sent to a summer camp for demigods like himself. Then join us in the Children's Room to discuss the book. For children ages 6-12. Children under 9 must be accompanied by a caregiver. Questions? Call 202-724-4691.
The Iron Giant

Monthly Family Film - The Iron Giant

Wednesday, February 22, 2017, 3:30 pm

Our monthly film is happening again for children and families!   We'll be hosting a great movie for ages 4 and older. This month's film is "The Iron Giant".
Project Bricks

Project Bricks

Tuesday, February 21, 2017, 4:00 pm

Self-directed play with LEGOs and DUPLOs in the children's area. For children of all ages.
Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day Card Making

Come celebrate Valentine's Day and make a card for someone special! Appropriate for ages 3+  

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