Family Programs

DC Central Kitchen Truck Farm

DC Central Kitchen Truck Farm Visit

Join us for a visit from DC Central Kitchen's Truck Farm for a hands-on gardening activity. See how to grow vegetables in small spaces. For children ages 6-12. Children under 9 must be accompanied by a caregiver. Questions? Call 202-724-4691. 
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Petworth Putt Putt

Do you have what it takes for the Petworth All Stars Mini Golf Challenge? It will be an exciting end to maker month as we use some of the skills we learned this July in a two day extravaganza. Join us Wednesday July 27 and Thursday July 28 at 1:30 p.m. as we first build our mini golf course and then play on it. There will be special prizes and snacks on hand. For ages 9 and up unless accompanied by a parent or caregiver. 
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Kid's Club: Alien Invasion!

Come down to the Children's Room on August 2 at 2 p.m. to learn all about our favorite extraterrestrial friends.   Learn about exoplanets and the habitable zone around stars! Discuss what scientists search for when they try to identify alien life far from Earth! Take a look at real life ‘aliens’ here on Earth - small and nearly invincible microbes!  Create two of your very own aliens - one based on our imaginations and one on everything you just learned! It'll be a stellar time - see you then! 

A Presidential Birthday Party

Children ages 5 and up and their families are invited to join us for a party as we celebrate the President's birthday. Come learn about when presidents from the past celebrated their birthdays, play old fashioned party games, make birthday cards to send to President Obama at the White House, play Pin the Tail on Bo, and enjoy cake and snacks.  
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Let's Color! Vamos a Colorear!

Why not let your child start learning a new language early? Right after story time, we will be having a short coloring session with coloring pages that bring words in English and Spanish! A new fun way to learn a new language! Join the West End Library Staff and our wonderful volunteer, Rosy, for a great summer activity!
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Let's Color! Vamos a Colorear!

Why not let your child start learning a new language early? Right after story time, we will be having a short coloring session with coloring pages that bring words in English and Spanish! A new fun way to learn a new language! Join the West End Library Staff and our wonderful volunteer, Rosy, for a great summer activity!  
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Kids Club: Poképalooza!

Calling all Pokémon fans - and those of you who aren't familiar with Pokémon too! We're having a Poképalooza in the Children's room!  Come on down on July 14 at 2 p.m. for a Kid's Club celebrating our favorite digital friends.     Bring your Nintendo DS to the library if you have one and battle each other! Color Pokémon coloring pages! Look through DC Public Library's collection of Pokémon books, including Easy Readers, Chapter Books, and Pokédexes!
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Reptiles Alive!

Reptiles Alive! provides fun and exciting live animal shows of the highest quality. Their friendly and professional wildlife presenters have years of experience entertaining audiences of all ages with funny animal stories and facts while showcasing a colorful variety of exotic animals.   This program is open to attendees ages 5 and up (and their accompanying adults).
Bookcover for  Action Optical Illusions by Al Seckel

Summer Read and Learn

Join us for a “flip-tastic” Saturday. Make your own moving picture with a flip book.  Discover optical illusions  and  eyesight .                                                            -ages 5  to adult  
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The Great Zucchini!

The Great Zucchini is back! Known as one of the most popular children's performers in the region, The Great Zucchini brings his wacky and zany antics to our Great Hall. Don't miss it! 

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