Family Programs

Holiday cards make a wish

Winter Card Making

Thursday, December 8, 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! ***
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Wednesday, December 14, 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.
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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!
Kids' Big Book of Games

Game Club

Friday, December 9, 2016, 4:00 pm

Join us in the Children's Room for board games.  For children ages 6-12. Children under 9 must be accompanied by a caregiver. Questions? Call 202-724-4691.
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.
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Holiday Card Making

Friday, December 16, 2016, 4:00 pm

Join West End Library Children's Room to make holiday cards and decorate paper versions of some favorite holiday characters! Families and all ages welcome!

Pajama Movie Night: Elf

Thursday, December 15, 2016, 6:00 pm

One Christmas Eve a long time ago, a baby crawled into Santa's bag of toys and is raised as an elf. Thirty years later, Buddy goes looking for his true place in the world - in New York City. Rated PG. View trailer.   Food, pillows, and blankets are welcome.  
Gingerbread Friends

Build-It Studio: Holiday Houses

Join us to make holiday houses out of graham crackers and then decorate them with tasty treats.  Space is limited. Please sign up in advance at the Children's Desk. Recommended for children 8 & up. Children under 9 must be accompanied by an adult. Questions? Call 202-724-4691.  

Community Playgroup

Tuesday, January 10, 2017, 10:00 am

Family-led, free playgroup for children 0-3 and their caregivers. A place and a space share your snacks, toys, and neighborly spirit. This group meets in the large meeting room on the main floor.