Family Programs


Lunch at the Labs: Ugly Sweater Decorating Party

Friday, December 9, 2016, 1:00 pm

'Tis the season to get ugly. Bring your own sweater to decorate in the most festively hideous way possible.  Materials provided.  Children younger than 6 are prohibited from the Fab Lab. Children ages 6 to 13 need to have a guardian with them during the entire program. Spaces are limited, so registration is required: Register online at
Putumayo World Music’s Christmas around the world CD cover

Holidays Around The World

Saturday, December 17, 2016, 11:00 am

Families can participate in this holiday celebration.  We will feature international stories, music and cookies. All are welcome!
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

Winter Movie - The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

Tuesday, December 13, 2016, 4:00 pm

Join us for an after school movie showing of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe!Four English schoolchildren find their way through the back of a wardrobe into the magic land of Narnia and assist its ruler, the golden lion Aslan, to triumph over the White Witch, who has cursed the land with eternal winter.
craft supplies

Winter Party

Thursday, December 15, 2016, 4:00 pm

Come celebrate the chilly season at a party with stories, crafts, games and a movie at the end. This program is for all ages. 
Kids' Big Book of Games

Game Club

Children ages 6-12 are invited to join us to play board games. Children under 9 must be accompanied by a caregiver. Questions? Call 202-724-4691. 
Holiday cards make a wish

Winter Card Making

Monday, December 5, 2016 (All day)

Come and spread some winter cheer At Capitol View Neighborhood Library this year. Cards for the children at Children's National we shall decorate Smiles, joy, and laughter we are sure to create! Join us during the week of the fifth of December For warm winter spirit the little ones will remember! ***
Maker gear logo


Wednesday, December 7, 2016, 5:00 pm

Create a different project with us every week as we explore art, music, science, and technology.  Dive into Maker and create projects such as mini robots, helicopter games, racing cars, airplanes, musical instruments, movies, computer programming games and more! Maker takes place every Wednesday at 5 p.m. in the children's space.  Recommended for children ages 6 and up.  Maker: noun A person or persons employing do-it-yourself (DIY) techniques to develop unique creations and inventions for useful purposes.
wii controllers

Wii Club

Children ages 6-12 are invited to join us to play Wii games.  Children under 9 years old must be accompanied by a caregiver. Questions? Call 202-724-4691.

Frozen Film Night

Wednesday, December 21, 2016, 3:30 pm

Join West End Library Children's Room as we celebrate the cold weather with the movie Frozen. The library will have light refreshments as well! Film is rated PG and the program is open to all ages!
The LEGO Book


Wednesday, December 28, 2016, 4:30 pm

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