Family Programs

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Olivia: Piggy Bank Craft

Monday, November 28, 2016, 4:30 pm

Today we are celebrating that well known porker, Olivia the Pig. Join us in the children's room this afternoon as we read some of Ian Falconer's Olivia stories and participate in a piggy themed craft. All craft supplies will be provided. For ages 5 and up. 
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Thanksgiving Craft with Charlie Brown

Monday, November 21, 2016, 4:30 pm

It's almost Thanksgiving! Let's get ready by watching a Charlie Brown Thanksgiving and participating in a turkey craft! Maybe this year we can help Charlie get the ball away from Lucy - but if not, we can all still be thankful for a fun filled afternoon. All craft supplies will be provided. For ages 5 and up. 
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Curious George Craft

Thursday, November 17, 2016, 4:30 pm

That silly monkey is back in the children's room to join us for a fun filled afternoon. We'll have a special themed craft and books on hand for you to check out. Who knows? Maybe the man in the yellow hat will leave us his special hat to pose in. All craft supplies will be provided. For ages 5 and up. 
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William Steig's Birthday: Shrek Craft

Monday, November 14, 2016, 4:30 pm

November 14 is William Steig's birthday, the well known illustrator and author of children's books like Shrek. If you're loud, green and possibly an ogre, then you might want to join us in the children's room. We'll have a fun craft inspired by Shrek that you can take home.
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Sesame Street Anniversary: Cookie Monster craft

Thursday, November 10, 2016, 4:30 pm

On November 10, Sesame Street will be 46 years old! What better way to celebrate than with our blue furry friend who likes to gooble all the cookies - Cookie Monster? Join us for a zany day as we celebrate all things Sesame Street with a special craft. All supplies will be provided.
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Harvest Time with Strega Nona

Monday, November 7, 2016, 4:30 pm

It's harvest time! What better way to celebrate than inviting our favorite magical grandmother - Strega Nona - to visit the children's room? Maybe she will even agree to cook us something special. In the meantime though why not join us for some lovely stories and a craft? All craft supplies will be provided. For ages 5 and up. 
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Pigeon Presents: a Mo Willems craft

Thursday, November 3, 2016, 4:30 pm

That cheeky pigeon is stopping by the children's room to say hello! Join us for some great Mo Willems related stories and a craft.
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DC Youth Orchestra Instrument Petting Zoo

Wednesday, November 2, 2016, 4:30 pm

Musical instrument petting zoos are an opportunity for children to try different musical instruments with the help of DCYOP faculty. Join us for this fun, free event and learn more about how your child can learn a musical instrument at DCYOP. Recommended for ages 5 – 12. 
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Celebrate the Balkans!

Saturday, November 5, 2016, 11:00 am

Children ages 3-7 and their families are invited to join us as we learn more about the countries that make up the Balkan Peninsula as part of the EU's 2016 Kids Euro Festival. Celebrate the Balkans will feature music selections by local Bulgarian vocal ensemble Orfeia, and an interactive dance performance and lesson from Carpathia Folk Dance Ensemble representing Romania and number of other countries.  
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Black History Month Movie Night

Tuesday, February 7, 2017, 4:00 pm

To kick off Black History Month, families can enjoy a movie about a teacher named Dorothy who gets whisked away from her intercity neighborhood to the mysterious land of Oz. This G-rated movie stars Diana Ross and Michael Jackson and runs for 134 minutes.