Family Programs

Playgroup

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.
mandala coloring page

Color Club

Monday, December 12, 2016, 7:00 pm

Children and their families are invited to join us for Color Club. We'll provide special coloring sheets and supplies. Children under 9 must be accompanied by a caregiver. Questions? Call 202-724-4691. 
Holiday Party

Holiday Party

Thursday, December 15, 2016, 4:00 pm

Celebrate the holiday season with stories, music, crafts, and treats!  This interactive event will take place in the children's room.
playgroup

Community Playgroup

Tuesday, January 3, 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.
bookcover of Look and be Grateful By Tomie DePaola

Giving Thanks

Get ready for Thanksgiving and start a Gratitude Journal. As the holiday season approaches, it is a lovely time to reflect upon our blessings and share them with others.  A simple "Thank You" goes a long way. There will be a read-aloud of Thanksgiving stories and a snack. All ages welcome.    
A snowflake to read by.

Winter Scavenger Hunt

Tuesday, December 20, 2016, 4:00 pm

Children can enjoy a winter scavenger hunt inside the library, searching for books that have a snowflake on their cover or a book about a holiday in December. For all ages! 
kente and adinkra book marks

Make Your Own Kente or Adinkra Patterned Bookmarks

Sunday, February 26, 2017, 1:30 pm

Did you ever wonder what the patterns mean in Kente and Adinkra cloth? Come join us for an afternoon of learning, fun and creativity as we make our own Kente patterned laminated or pouch bookmarks.  A Genuine Kente and Adinkra blanket will be on display.
mlk family event

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Celebration for Children & Families

Saturday, January 14, 2017, 12:30 pm

Join us for a puppet show about the importance of MLK Jr.
Marcia E. Cole

Going for Freedom: True Accounts of Flight in Verse

Thursday, February 16, 2017, 6:30 pm

In costume and using monologue and original poetry, Marcia E. Cole will recount dramatic and imaginative escapes on the Underground Railroad. Tales highlight the daring exhibited and the importance of collaboration with black and white sympathizers. This will be followed by a discussion of the outfit worn for even clothes have history.
Marcia E. Cole

Going for Freedom: True Accounts of Flight in Verse

Thursday, February 9, 2017, 7:00 pm

In costume and using monologue and original poetry, Marcia E. Cole will recount dramatic and imaginative escapes on the Underground Railroad. Tales highlight the daring exhibited and the importance of collaboration with black and white sympathizers. This will be followed by a discussion of the outfit worn for even clothes have history.

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