Family Programs

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National Museum of African American History & Culture Grand Opening

Celebrate the grand opening of the National Museum of African American History & Culture with a Family Game Time at the library.  Let’s play "Famous African Americans J-I-N-G-O," a bingo-styled game – fun for all ages -  and join us to plan a virtual trip to the new museum on our National Mall.  
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Maker's Social Club: Peace and Love Event

Join us in the Fab Lab to create unique peace-sign keychains. We will be using the design software Tinkercad and 3D printers.   Limited spaces. Registration is required. Register at Classes are for ages 6+, Teens and Adults. Children 6 - 12 must have a guardian present. 
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Mr. Lilo: An Interactive, Bilingual Musical Performance

Sing, jump, and dance with Mr. Lilo and his guitar. Enjoy original music and traditional songs in English and Spanish. This free program is intended for children and their caregivers.  
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Family Yoga!

Join us in the children's room for free, family yoga. In this program, you will: Stretch your body with gentle yoga movements. Move into new and familiar yoga positions. Learn about yoga and its health benefits. Relax with breathing exercises. Do yoga with Dexter!
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Step Afrika! Reads: A Step Xplosion Tour of DC

Step Afrika presents a special, free program that: Encourages children of all cultural and economic backgrounds to be active. Emphasizes the importance of parents reading to their children on a daily basis. Combines reading, exercise and creative movement. Join us in the children's room for Step Xplosion!
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Summer Reading Finalé: Ice Cream Social

Celebrate your summer reading accomplishments and enjoy ice cream.
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Retro Jumpers: Double Dutch Team

Jumping rope is a great way to burn calories, tone muscles, and improve your cardiovascular endurance. Come learn how to Double Dutch jump and get your exercise done for the day in a fun way. Ages 6 and up. Participants will have to sign a waiver to participate.

Kids Club: Dinosaurs

Have a love for dinosaurs? This Kids Club is for you! Join us as we explore books about dinosaurs, then create your own dinosaur out of pasta. Ages 12 and under.
Curious George 75th Birthday

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 Saturday, Sept. 17 from 2 - 4 p.m. Join us for a short Curious George movie and several Curiosity Stations. Enjoy a happy birthday snack in honor of George’s special day. There will be an appearance by a surprise guest! Space is limited so R.S.V.P. at the Children's desk.
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Paper Plate Apple Craft

Come enjoy a craft of making apples out of plates and get ready for Fall! Appropriate for ages 3-5.