Family Programs

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Maker's Social Club: Mermaid Day!

New month, new theme: Join us for another edition of Maker's Social Club. We will be celebrating Mermaid Day!  We will be be creating all things mermaid using the design software Tinkercad and our 3-D printers.  There are limited spaces, so register online at For children 6 and older, teens and adults. Children ages 6- 12 must be accompanied by a legal guardian at all times. 
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Family Crafting Night

Summer is finally here! Parents with children 6 years of age and older can participate in making mermaids, decorating starfishes, and creating seashell sun-catchers.  Register online at Join us in the Fab Lab -- Room 219. If you have any questions, contact Digital Commons at 202-727-1175
Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer

Friday Films: Judy Moody & the Not Bummer Summer

Join us in the Children's Room to kick off our Friday Films series with Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summera movie about a feisty third-grader who is determined to have the most exciting summer of her life.  For all ages. Children under 9 must be accompanied by a caregiver. Questions? Call 202-724-4691. 
Juneteenth Flag

Celebrate Juneteenth at Parklands Turner!

Celebrate Juneteenth at Parklands Turner with a special story time on Tuesday, June 14 at 10 a.m.! We'll read stories about Juneteenth, sing songs, and everyone will make their very own Juneteenth flag that they can take home with them!   
Pizza Party

End of School Pizza Party!

You've finally made it! Another school year has come to a close, and we here at the Northeast Library know how hard you've worked all year. That's why we want to invite you to come celebrate, relax, and kick off the summer with pizza and a movie on Wednesday, June 15 at 3:30 p.m. downstairs in the big meeting room! Snacks and drinks provided as well!
Butterflies by Seymour Simon

Butterfly Party

Please join us in the Children's Room for fun, butterfly-themed stories and activities. For children ages 3-12. Children under 9 must be accompanied by a caregiver. Questions? Call 202-724-4691.  
Olympics by Chris Oxlade

Olympics Party

Join us for fun, Olympic-themed activities to celebrate the end of the Summer Reading program.    For all ages. Children under 9 must be accompanied by a caregiver.   Questions? Call 202-724-4691.
Just Dance


Battle with us in the video game Just Dance. Play online against others, learn new moves and gain new friends. We will leave it all on the dance floor. Saturday's  July 2nd, August 6th, 2016  Families & Children
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Show Your Pride: Storytime and Craft

Join us for this special read aloud as we celebrate all types of families! June is National Pride Month; the children's department will host an inclusive story time featuring different songs and stories. We'll have a rainbow craft afterwards and LGBT books will be available for checkout. 

Kids Club: Indoor Fireworks

Can't get enough fireworks?  Come to the Children's Department and play with "fireworks" indoors!  We'll even provide  a hint of the usual fireworks noise as we participate in nonflammable, hands-on activities that explore fireworks: how the way a firework is packaged impacts the results of the “explosion”, and how much fireworks creators can control the shape of fireworks.