Family Programs

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Bilingual Story time: Tiempo de cuento español e inglés

Thursday, May 18, 2017, 6:00 pm

Join in on our bilingual story time suitable for families. English and Spanish stories, songs, and fingerplays.   Escuchad cuentos en español e inglés para toda la familia. Cuentos, canciones y juegos.
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Parade of Hats

Saturday, March 25, 2017, 12:00 pm

In honor of Dorothy I. Height's birthday, children are invited to join our parade of hats. Decorate and make your own hat in time for Easter. For ages 10 and under. This program is free and open to the public.
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Bird Feeder Craft

Tuesday, April 25, 2017, 4:00 pm

As an early celebration of Earth Day, children can help feed their local birds by creating their own pinecone bird feeder to hang up outside Rosedale or take home. For ages 4 and up, while supplies last.    
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A Jazzy Afternoon

Tuesday, April 4, 2017, 4:00 pm

It’s Jazz Appreciation Month! Kids can enjoy a story time teaching them about famous jazz musicians as well as listen to a few jazz songs. For ages 4 and up. 
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Amelia Earhart: Dreams take Flight

Tuesday, March 28, 2017, 4:00 pm

Children and their families are welcome to join us for a History Alive presentation by award winning actress and Smithsonian scholar Mary Ann Jung. Get ready for adventure with a spectacular tribute to Amelia Earhart, the first female aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean.
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The Pillowcase Project

Wednesday, March 29, 2017, 4:30 pm

Join us to learn about being safe during emergencies, and design your own pillowcase to hold emergency supplies. For children ages 8-11 years old. Children under 9 must be accompanied by a caregiver. Co-hosted by the American Red Cross and the SW Neighborhood Emergency Preparedness Task Force. Questions? Call 202-724-4691.  
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Paws to Read-- A Special Family Story Time

Let’s celebrate PAWS TO READ MONTH!   Every child is encouraged to bring a favorite Animal Stuffy to this special Family Story Time! Our story time books and songs will be an ode to beloved pets as we celebrate the best features of our furry friends! Beware: barking, meowing, chirping and howling may ensue!  Appropriate for birth to five years old  
Artist Rik Freeman will discuss his mural entitled Knowledged.

Meet The Artist: Rik Freeman

Monday, March 27, 2017, 7:00 pm

"Knowledge" is a mural painted on canvas, then digitally reproduced, and then processed onto a high-tech wallpaper and hung. The subject matter is based on Deanwood - a predominately African American neighborhood in northeast Washington DC - and its history, with there being four aspects of knowledge represented in sections of the mural: Community, Earth, Culture, & Self.   - Rik Freeman, Artist
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Crime Victims' Rights Week: Know Your Rights!

Thursday, April 6, 2017, 7:00 pm

Esta programa está en Ingles y Español y habran actividades gratuitas para niños! Esta programa está en honor de la Semana Nacional de los Derechos del Crimen 2017. Para mas informacion, llame NVRDC a 202-742-1727.

Crime Victims' Rights Week: Know Your Rights!

Tuesday, April 4, 2017, 7:00 pm

Knowledge is power! Whether or not you have personally been impacted by a crime, the Network for Victim Recovery of DC (NVRDC) wants everyone in DC to know the legal rights available to crime victims in the District.