Family Programs


Children's Holiday Celebration

Join us in the MLK Children's Room for a festive holiday program. Celebrate the season with crafts, stories, games and lots of fun! Children ages 12 and under (and their adults). No registration required.
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Holidays Around The World

Families can participate in this holiday celebration. We will feature international stories, music and cookies. All are welcome!
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

Winter Movie - The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

Join us for an after school movie showing of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe!Four English schoolchildren find their way through the back of a wardrobe into the magic land of Narnia and assist its ruler, the golden lion Aslan, to triumph over the White Witch, who has cursed the land with eternal winter.
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Holiday Movie - ELF!!

A holiday movie is always fun -  especially with friends and popcorn! Kids & families come on out for our screening of ELF, the funny family comedy. Saturday, December 11, 2016 - 2:00pm
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Join the DC Public Library at EdFEST 2016

Save the date and join the DC Public Library at EdFEST next Saturday, December 10, 2016 from 11am – 3pm at the DC Armory (2001 East Capitol St. SE). We hope to see you Dec. 10 at EdFEST, DC’s only citywide public school fair. Come and explore the city’s many public school options (PK3-12) for your child. Representatives from more than 200 DCPS and DC public charter schools will showcase their programs.
Kids' Big Book of Games

Game Club

Children ages 6-12 are invited to join us to play board games. Children under 9 must be accompanied by a caregiver. Questions? Call 202-724-4691. 
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Winter Card Making

Come and spread some winter cheer At Capitol View Neighborhood Library this year. Cards for the children at Children's National we shall decorate Smiles, joy, and laughter we are sure to create! Join us during the week of the fifth of December For warm winter spirit the little ones will remember! ***
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Wednesday, January 18, 2017, 5:00 pm

Create a different project with us every week as we explore art, music, science, and technology.  Dive into Maker and create projects such as mini robots, helicopter games, racing cars, airplanes, musical instruments, movies, computer programming games and more! Maker takes place every Wednesday at 5 p.m. in the children's space.  Recommended for children ages 6 and up.  Maker: noun A person or persons employing do-it-yourself (DIY) techniques to develop unique creations and inventions for useful purposes.
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Wii Club

Children ages 6-12 are invited to join us to play Wii games.  Children under 9 years old must be accompanied by a caregiver. Questions? Call 202-724-4691.

Frozen Film Night

Join West End Library Children's Room as we celebrate the cold weather with the movie Frozen. The library will have light refreshments as well! Film is rated PG and the program is open to all ages!