Family Programs

Film Screening: "Animals are Beautiful People"

Join Infinite Possibilities International (IPI) and Rosedale Neigborhood Library for a free screening of this hilarious film about the amazing and diverse wildlife in the Namib desert. It’s a great film for families and teaches about wildlife in a Southern African country that is rarely talked about in Western societies. This film will be followed a discussion and Q&A with a wildlife biologist who has visited the Namib Desert. This program is co-sponsored by IPI’s Culture In Your Community Series. 

IPI Culture in Your Community Series Presents 'Skin'

Join us for a free screening of the film "Skin," a true story of family divided by race. Sanda Laing is a black child born in the 1950s to a white family, unaware of their black ancestry. Her parents are shopkeepers serving the local black community, who lovingly bring her up as their 'white' little girl. But at the age often, Sandra is driven out of white society. The film follows Sandra's 30-year journey from rejection to acceptance, betrayal to reconciliation, as she struggles to define her place in a changing world.

Winter Movies @ Deanwood

Join us on Tuesdays and chill out with a good movie. For ages 6-12

Winter Wonderland Fun Day!

Join us at the Deanwood Neighborhood Library to discover a place of winter magic. Experience the winter merriment through seasonal stories, festive things to make and crafts good enough to eat. For ages 4-12.
Arts and crafts material

Crafty Tuesdays

Painting, folding, drawing, weaving and shaping works of art return this Fall, for ages 12 and under.
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Coloring Club

This Fall parents and caregivers visiting the Children's Room can relax and enjoy coloring pages just for adults.  Coloring pencils, markers and crayons will be available.

Let's Go Camping!

Have a camping adventure inside the library! We’ll provide the stories, songs, and camping supplies — you bring your imagination. Children of all ages are invited to join us on a hike through the library, roast marshmallows and camp in a tent.  
Teddy Bear in Pajamas

Stuffed Animal Sleepover

You and your favorite stuffed animals are invited to come have a good time with us at the library. Your stuffed animals will get the opportunity to see what happens in our library after it closes! So bring your stuffed animal, wear your pajamas and come prepared to have some fun!
Play, Dance, Create Kids Clip Art

It's My Body! Art and Movement Workshop

This workshop complements the D.C.Rape Crisis Center's Good Touch Bad Touch sexual abuse prevention curriculum for pre-school through sixth grade students. It is designed to create a shared learning experience between adults and youth. The workshop incorporates theater, art and games to explore the concepts of expression, communication and boundaries.    

Hispanic Heritage Story time

For Hispanic Heritage Month, children will get a special story time that includes books created by Latino authors and illustrators.