Family Programs

musical instruments

DC Youth Orchestra Instrument Petting Zoo

Musical instrument petting zoos are an opportunity for children to try different musical instruments with the help of DCYOP faculty. Join us for this fun, free event and learn more about how your child can learn a musical instrument at DCYOP. Recommended for ages 5 - 12. 
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Stuffed Animal Sleepover

Children ages 3-6 are invited to bring your favorite stuffed animal for storytime, then leave it overnight, and when you pick it up, you'll get pictures of the fun adventures it had in the library! Children under 9 must be accompanied by a caregiver. Questions? Call 202-724-4691.  

Pajama Movie Night: Up

Carl Fredricksen, a 78-year-old balloon salesman, is about to fulfill a lifelong dream. Tying thousands of balloons to his house, he flies away to the South American wilderness. But curmudgeonly Carl's worst nightmare comes true when he discovers a little boy named Russell is a stowaway aboard. Food, pillows, and blankets are welcome.    
Halloween Kids

Halloween Scavenger Hunt

Join us in the Children's Room for a spooky scavenger hunt, and see what treats await! Costumes are encouraged. Ages 5-12.  
Board Game

Game Time!

Celebrate International Games Day by coming to the library and enjoying board games in the Children's Room! The board games will be out from 4 - 6 p.m. for your enjoyment!
Mickey Mouse

Maker's Social Club: Mickey Mouse Day

This month, Maker Social Club will be celebrating Mickey Mouse Day! Join us in making all things Mickey Mouse using the design software TinkerCAD and our 3-D printers.  Register at Registration will begin on November 1, 2016.  Children 6-12 must be accompanied by a guardian.  
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STEAM Ahead Club!

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. 
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Olivia: Piggy Bank Craft

Today we are celebrating that well known porker, Olivia the Pig. Join us in the children's room this afternoon as we read some of Ian Falconer's Olivia stories and participate in a piggy themed craft. All craft supplies will be provided. For ages 5 and up. 
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Thanksgiving Craft with Charlie Brown

It's almost Thanksgiving! Let's get ready by watching a Charlie Brown Thanksgiving and participating in a turkey craft! Maybe this year we can help Charlie get the ball away from Lucy - but if not, we can all still be thankful for a fun filled afternoon. All craft supplies will be provided. For ages 5 and up. 
Curious George book

Curious George Craft

That silly monkey is back in the children's room to join us for a fun filled afternoon. We'll have a special themed craft and books on hand for you to check out. Who knows? Maybe the man in the yellow hat will leave us his special hat to pose in. All craft supplies will be provided. For ages 5 and up.