Family Programs

STAR Workshop/Pajama Storytime

Missed the STAR Festival at Martin Luther King? Want to know more about STAR and the resources available through the library? Come to a very special Pajama Story Time at Deanwood Library! In addition to our regular story time, Miss Kate will explain what STAR is, how you can use it to help your child develop their pre-literacy skills, and practice using books and other media to interact with your child.
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He Said/She Said: An Election Musical

He Said/She Said: an Election Musical tells the story of Cy Bergin, an 8th Grader who wants to be Class President. She has all the ideas, but doesn’t have the confidence to speak out in front of her fellow students. She convinces the popular jock, Chris Maxwell, to
The LEGO Book


Children ages 4-12 are invited to design, create, and build structures with LEGO bricks.  Children under 9 must be accompanied by a caregiver. Questions? Please call 202-724-4691.
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Karaoke Club

Wednesday, November 2, 2016, 4:30 pm

Children ages 6-12 and their families are invited to join us in karaoke singing. Children under 9 years old must be accompanied by a caregiver. Questions? Call 202-724-4691.
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Spooktacular Monday

Monday, October 31, 2016, 5:00 pm

You're invited to have a bewitching good time at the Dorothy I. Height Library. If you dare, join us for an hour  of  ghostly games, ghastly tales, and ghoulish treats. For ages 5-12.  This program is FREE and open to the public.
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Intro to 3D Printing

Want to see one of DCPL 3D printers in action?  Want to learn how to make stuff on your own on the 3D printer at the MLK Fab Lab? Come to our Intro to 3D printing class to see a demo and learn a lot more about all the incredible maker equipment available to anyone with a DC library card!    

The National Symphony Orchestra at the Library!

The best of the Kennedy Center comes to Southeast Library! Musicians from the National Symphony Orchestra (NSO) will perform an educational, free, and entertaining program. This event will be tailored to elementary school-aged children, but everyone is welcome to enjoy the music. Check with a librarian for more information.  
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National Grandparent's Day Craft

September 11 is National Grandparent's Day. Join us for a special read-along as we provide themed books to enjoy or checkout. Then stay as we make a card to celebrate our loved ones. You can take it home or mail it so that they know how important they are to you. For ages 5 and up. 
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STEAM Ahead Club!

If you enjoyed our Maker month programming this past July, then this new club is just for you. STEAM involves science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics initiatives for children and teens. Join us each month for an exciting afternoon as we perform an out of this world experiment or reach for new artistic heights. It's time for learning and potential. For ages 6 and up; however, harder activities will require the assistance of a caretaker or parent. 
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STEAM Ahead Club: Mad Scientist Challenge

Thursday, October 27, 2016, 4:30 pm

In honor of Halloween, it's time to don your science googles. It's a mad, mad science related adventure as we try to make slime. It should be spectacularly gross but fun!