Family Programs

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UNCENSORED: Banned Books Week Drop-In Crafts

Please join us in the Children's Room for some crafts celebrating Banned Books Week.  For children ages 6-12. Children under 9 must be accompanied by a caregiver. Questions? Call 202-724-4691.  
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UNCENSORED: Goosebumps Movie

Join us in the Children's Room to watch "Goosebumps", a movie about a boy who moves to a new town and discovers his new neighbor, Mr. Shivers, has some dangerous secrets. The movie is based on the popular spooky series by R.L. Stine and is being shown in honor of Banned Books Week
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Happy 75th Birthday Curious George!

Monkey See, Monkey Do, We Want To Celebrate With You! 2016 marks the 75th birthday of everyone’s favorite monkey—Curious George! Help us celebrate George’s birthday on Sunday, Sept. 18 from 2-4 p.m.! There will be a brief movie shown, along with curiosity stations, a special happy birthday snack in honor of George’s special day, and an appearance by a surprise guess! The Number of Guest are limited so R.S.V.P. 
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Children ages 4-12 are invited to design, create, and build structures using LEGO bricks.  Children under 9 years old must be accompanied by a caregiver. Questions? Call 202-724-4691.

Kids Club: Building Bonanza

Come build with us!  Design structures to meet our challenges using three different materials - sticks, cups, and blocks.   For children ages 2 and up and their caregivers.
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Family Day at CityCenter DC

Join us for a special family-friendly event at CityCenterDC (just around the corner from the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library). There will be storytime, a musical performance, and lots of fun for all ages!  
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Live Reptile Show!

Celebrate the end of Summer Reading with a live reptile show! Join us and learn about twelve different reptiles in an interactive program from My Reptile Guys DC. This one-hour program will be followed by a reptile petting zoo, where children can touch and hold the animals! This program is provided with support from Friends of the Palisades Library.  Thank you, Friends!  

UNCENSORED: Frequently-Challenged Children's Books Adapted to the Screen

In honor of Banned Books Week, Petworth Library celebrates families' freedom to watch and discuss frequently-challenged Children's books that have been adapted into family films. We will show 2 very different films that have been challenged for similar reasons - "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" on Monday, September 26 at 4:30 p.m. and "Where The Wild Things Are" on Tuesday, September 27 at 4:30 p.m.
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Kids Club: Reader's Theatre

During Reader’s Theatre, children bring stories to life by reading aloud from scripts created from children’s books. Today, we will read about daring mice who take on a ferocious feline in Kat Kong by Dav Pilkey. Best suited for ages 6-12. Parent participation is welcomed and encouraged.
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End of Summer Reading Party

Celebrate summer reading accomplishments with activities and action games! Event will take place in the Children's Room.  Ages 0-12