Family Programs

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Kid's Club: Alien Invasion!

Come down to the Children's Room on August 2 at 2 p.m. to learn all about our favorite extraterrestrial friends.   Learn about exoplanets and the habitable zone around stars! Discuss what scientists search for when they try to identify alien life far from Earth! Take a look at real life ‘aliens’ here on Earth - small and nearly invincible microbes!  Create two of your very own aliens - one based on our imaginations and one on everything you just learned! It'll be a stellar time - see you then! 

A Presidential Birthday Party

Children ages 5 and up and their families are invited to join us for a party as we celebrate the President's birthday. Come learn about when presidents from the past celebrated their birthdays, play old fashioned party games, make birthday cards to send to President Obama at the White House, play Pin the Tail on Bo, and enjoy cake and snacks.  
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Let's Color! Vamos a Colorear!

Why not let your child start learning a new language early? Right after story time, we will be having a short coloring session with coloring pages that bring words in English and Spanish! A new fun way to learn a new language! Join the West End Library Staff and our wonderful volunteer, Rosy, for a great summer activity!
Rainbow handprint

Let's Color! Vamos a Colorear!

Why not let your child start learning a new language early? Right after story time, we will be having a short coloring session with coloring pages that bring words in English and Spanish! A new fun way to learn a new language! Join the West End Library Staff and our wonderful volunteer, Rosy, for a great summer activity!  
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Kids Club: Poképalooza!

Calling all Pokémon fans - and those of you who aren't familiar with Pokémon too! We're having a Poképalooza in the Children's room!  Come on down on July 14 at 2 p.m. for a Kid's Club celebrating our favorite digital friends.     Bring your Nintendo DS to the library if you have one and battle each other! Color Pokémon coloring pages! Look through DC Public Library's collection of Pokémon books, including Easy Readers, Chapter Books, and Pokédexes!
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Reptiles Alive!

Reptiles Alive! provides fun and exciting live animal shows of the highest quality. Their friendly and professional wildlife presenters have years of experience entertaining audiences of all ages with funny animal stories and facts while showcasing a colorful variety of exotic animals.   This program is open to attendees ages 5 and up (and their accompanying adults).
Bookcover for  Action Optical Illusions by Al Seckel

Summer Read and Learn

Join us for a “flip-tastic” Saturday. Make your own moving picture with a flip book.  Discover optical illusions  and  eyesight .                                                            -ages 5  to adult  
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The Great Zucchini!

The Great Zucchini is back! Known as one of the most popular children's performers in the region, The Great Zucchini brings his wacky and zany antics to our Great Hall. Don't miss it! 
Click Clack Moo

Kids Club: Reader's Theatre

Bring stories to life through Reader’s Theatre, where we read aloud from scripts created from children’s books. Today, in the Children's Department, we read Click, Clack, Moo: Cows that Type by Doreen Cronin.
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Family Retro Game Afternoon

Come one, come all - it's a retro themed day in the children's room. Join us for a relaxing afternoon as we enjoy a variety of board and card games. Who needs video games when we can enjoy each other's company and participate in some fun? For children ages 6 and up. 

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