Family Programs

Councilmember Nadeau Photo

Story Time with Councilmember Nadeau

Ward 1 Councilmember Brianne Nadeau will read a story during Preschool Story Time. This event will take place in the Children's Room on the 2nd floor.     
Try This: 50 fun experiments for the mad scientist in you

Build-It Studio

Children ages 6-12 are invited to join us in creative, hands-on fun building structures using everyday materials.  Children under 9 years old must be accompanied by a caregiver. Questions? Call 202-724-4691. 
Board Games

Tabletop Games Meet-Up

Sunday, October 30, 2016, 1:00 pm

Join us every Sunday from 1 - 5 p.m. for our brand new patron-led tabletop games meet-up! All ages are welcome, but most games are intended for ages 8 and up. Various tabletop games will be available for immediate play, and more games will be added with attendance! If you have questions about this exciting program, please contact Ms. Quarles at 202-698-6373.

Cantaré: Latin American Music

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with Cantaré: Latin American Music! Drawing from the musical heritage of the Caribbean, Central and South America, Cantaré introduces audiences to the beautiful songs and rhythms of Latin America in an exciting interactive performance. Audience is for all ages. 
Nino Wrestles the World

Niño Wrestles the World: Read and Craft

Join us for a reading of Niño Wrestles the World by Yuyi Morales and learn about lucha libre, a theatrical style of professional wrestling popular in Mexico and other Spanish-speaking countries. Then get crafty and create your own luchador masks! 

Spooky Movie Marathon

Friday, October 28, 2016, 1:00 pm

Children ages 6-12 are invited to join us for Halloween movies.  Children under 9 must be accompanied by a caregiver. Questions? Call 202-724-4691. 

Halloween Party

Monday, October 31, 2016, 4:00 pm

Celebrate Halloween in the Children's room with a play, craft, and games! Ages 0-12.
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Halloween Storytime

Saturday, October 29, 2016, 10:30 am

What was that sound! Was it coming from the library? Why yes, it's our terrifyingly fun Halloween themed family storytime.  Dress up in your favorite costume and listen to some spooktacular stories. We'll have a simple craft afterwards that you can take home. No tricks but plenty of treats! For all ages. 
Picture of banner saying happy halloween

Halloween Costume Karaoke and Craft

Monday, October 31, 2016, 4:30 pm

No need to scream or growl if your looking for something fun to do on Halloween! Join us for some ghastly themed music as we sway to a terrifying beat. Join us in the children's room for some karaoke and a simple craft. You can dress in your favorite costume or come as you are. For ages 6 and up. 
Ghost cartoon

Special Halloween Spooky Storytime Costume Contest

Friday, October 28, 2016, 10:00 am

Join us for an extra spook-tacular program at the West End Library! There will be a slightly scary storytime and a Costume Contest with prizes! Appropriate for ages 0-5.