Family Programs

Click Clack Moo

Kids Club: Reader's Theatre

Bring stories to life through Reader’s Theatre, where we read aloud from scripts created from children’s books. Today, in the Children's Department, we read Click, Clack, Moo: Cows that Type by Doreen Cronin.
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Family Retro Game Afternoon

Come one, come all - it's a retro themed day in the children's room. Join us for a relaxing afternoon as we enjoy a variety of board and card games. Who needs video games when we can enjoy each other's company and participate in some fun? For children ages 6 and up. 
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Summer Reading Finale

Say it isn’t so! It's almost the end of summer as well as our summer reading program, which concludes on Aug. 26.  We will wrap up this wonderful season of reading with games and other fun activities on the front lawn. Don’t forgot to stop by and pick up your summer reading prize if you have not done so already. For children of all ages as well as their parents and/or caregivers
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Japan-in-a-Suitcase

Japan-in-a-Suitcase provides hands-on activities as well as items from Japanese elementary schools including traditional clothing and games. This program is presented by the Japan-American Society of Washington D.C, and is recommended for ages 6-12.
Curious George

Kid's Club: Curious George Party

Come celebrate all things Curious George with us in the Children’s Room. Never read a Curious George book before? Here’s your chance! A librarian will read Curious George stories, and then you can embark on a variety of fun activities. Make Curious George masks and finger puppets, take home stickers and magnets, get a temporary tattoo, color Curious George bookmarks and coloring pages, and more! 
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Story Time with Washington Nationals Broadcaster Bob Carpenter

Join us for a special story time with Bob Carpenter, MASN TV play-by-play broadcaster for the Washington Nationals baseball team. Story time will be followed by a Q&A session with the audience. Family Program
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Story Time with a Washington Nationals Player

Join us for a special story time with Washington Nationals pitcher Shawn Kelley. Story time will be followed by a Q&A session between the player and the audience. ​Family Program
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Story Time with a Washington Nationals Player

Join us for a special story time with Washington Nationals starting pitcher Tanner Roark. Story time will be followed by a Q&A session between the player and the audience. ​Family Program
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In the Zone: Paper Bowl Jellyfish

For this month’s In the Zone, we are going under the sea and making jellyfish out of paper bowls and streamers. In the Zone is held the third Tuesday of each month for kids to kick back and enjoy games, crafts, or other fun.  
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Doggie Story Time

Join dogs from People Animals Love for a special story time featuring a dog story read aloud and time to meet and read with dogs. A great opportunity for your budding reader to get some reading practice in with an attentive and patient audience.  For children ages 4 and up. For the safety of the children and the dogs, children under 9 must be accompanied by an adult. 

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