Family Programs

Poetree

Poetry Reading and Making

Saturday, April 15, 2017, 3:30 pm

Come spend time at West End Library to celebrate Poetry Month! We welcome all sorts of creativity and will be sharing funny poems. Appropriate for ages 4+
paper plate umbrella

Paper Plate Umbrella Craft

Friday, April 28, 2017, 4:00 pm

Join us at West End Library to make your own umbrella, think about Earth Day, and keep out of reach from April Showers! Appropriate for ages 3+
Secret Life of Pets

Monthly Family Film

Wednesday, April 19, 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 Secret Life of Pets". Find out what happens in this hilarious comedy as we see Max, a terrier, have his favorite-pet status turned upside-down when his owner takes in a stray named Duke.
Music Hour

Music and Social Hour

Friday, April 7, 2017, 10:00 am

Come meet other local parents and caregivers. Listen to music and share tips or chat about interests! Appropriate for adults accompanied by children of infant age and older!
Pajama Storytime

Pajama Storytime

Sunday, April 9, 2017, 4:00 pm

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.
April Fool!: Watch Out at School

April Fools' Day Celebration

Saturday, April 1, 2017, 3:00 pm

Join us for tricks, pranks, and fun to celebrate April Fools' Day. For children ages 4-12. Children under 9 must be accompanied by a caregiver. Questions? Call 202-724-4691. 
The LEGO Book

Weekend LEGO Club

Saturday, April 8, 2017, 3:00 pm

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

Weekend Wii Club

Saturday, April 15, 2017, 3:00 pm

Join us in the Children's Room to play Wii games. For children ages 6-12. Children under 9 must be accompanied by a caregiver. Questions? Call 202-724-4691.
Sid the Kid: Earth Day Fun

Earth Day Crafts

Saturday, April 22, 2017, 3:00 pm

Join us for fun crafts to celebrate Earth Day. Everyone will get to plant a seed to take home and also make a paper craft.  Children under 9 must be accompanied by a caregiver. Questions? Call 202-724-4691.   
Fire Trucks by Joanne Mattern

Fire Engine Truck Touch

Saturday, April 22, 2017, 2:00 pm

Come meet firefighters from the DC Fire Department at the Shaw Library! Children will learn about fire safety and have the opportunity to check out a real fire truck up close.

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