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Futuremakers: Electric Art Lab

Use motors, LED’s, batteries and simple circuitry to invent an artwork that moves and comes alive! All projects go home! All ages, under 8 with adult.  
Uno, Dos, Tres con Andrés!  (Andres Salguero)

123 Andrés

Saturday, February 4, 2017, 3:00 pm

Join 123 Andrés, the 2016 Latin Grammy winner, for an all-ages musical performance!   123 Andrés takes children and adults on a musical journey through the Americas learning about music, language, and culture. The program is bilingual (Spanish and English) with new songs and words to learn as well as traditional songs.  This highly interactive program brings the family together with opportunities to move, sing, dance, and learn together!   
Frog and Toad are Friends

Valentines For Your Pal-entines!

Monday, February 13, 2017, 4:00 pm

Celebrate love and friendship by making a fun craft or card to give to your favorite pal! For kids ages 5 and up and their caregivers.
A large amount of red roses blanket a flat surface.

Valentine's Day Celebration & Card Making

Saturday, February 11, 2017, 12:00 pm

Part of Valentine’s Day is celebrating the ones we love - so bring your loved person to the library on Saturday, February 11, whether they’re a grandparent, a guardian, a friend, a babysitter, a parent, a sibling, or someone else special! 
The Secret Life of Pets

Pajama Movie Night: The Secret Life of Pets

Thursday, January 26, 2017, 6:00 pm

Put on your PJs and find out what your pets do when you’re not at home. Food, pillows, and blankets are welcome.  
I Have a Dream Journals

I Have a Dream Journals

Wednesday, February 8, 2017, 7:00 pm

Celebrate Black History Month with us and make your own "I Have a Dream" journals. ​Using art supplies, children will create their own square, accordion books with words and art inspired by the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Mural at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library, Washington DC

King's Cinema: Celebrating the Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr's life and legacy through movies at the Dorothy I. Height Library.   Children 4 - 5:30 p.m. Adults 6 - 8 p.m. All programs are free and open to the public
Marin Luther King

Help Us Celebrate Dr. King

For the week leading up to Martin Luther King Jr. Day, come to the Children's Room at any time to color pictures of Dr. King and write about how he has inspired you. Works that are created during the week will be added to the bulletin board along the wall outside the Children's Room to celebrate Dr. King.
A flyer describing a language learning resource fair to be held at the Francis A. Gregory Library

D.C.'s Bilingual Education Fair at the Francis A. Gregory Neighborhood Branch

Come learn from teachers, exhibitors, and fellow parents why, how and where to foster bilingualism in your kids. Enjoy four story times in Spanish, French, Mandarin and Hebrew during D.C.'s first Bilingual Education Fair! All are invited to participate.  For more information, visit the DC Language Immersion Project (DC Immersion) website.   
My Heart is Like a Zoo

Valentine's Day Story and Craft

Tuesday, February 14, 2017, 4:00 pm

Celebrate Valentine's Day in the Children's Room with a story and craft. Listen to a reading of My Heart is Like a Zoo by Michael Hall, and count how many hearts you can find. Next, get crafty and discover all the things you can create with this one simple shape. 

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