Family Programs

Family Winter Story Celebration

Family Winter Story Celebration

Come in from the cold to enjoy some favorite winter-themed stories, songs, & activities geared to families with children ages 8 and under. The event will take place in the children's area of the main reading room.
elf sweaterkaraokeneonzumba4kids

Wacky Winter Wii Dance & Karaoke!

Early learners ages 3 to 7 (Pre-K to 2nd grade) are invited to wear their comfiest, wackiest, winter outfits to the Petworth Library from 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., where they will share their voices and get moving as we sing karaoke versions of our favorite songs and dance along with Wii Zumba for Kids! (Photo consent forms will be requested from school groups that attend, so we can post a story about our fun day on the library website).  Petworth neighborhood school groups must call 202-645-8337 to register on a first come, first served basis since space is limited.
Image of a snowflake

Winter Scavenger Hunt

Warning - this activity may produce high levels of fun and enjoyment! Can you solve the clues? Sprinkled throughout the children's room will be a series of clues to lead your next step. Use all of your crafty reasoning to crack this puzzle and deduce what this riddle is all about. A prize may involved for those who successfully finish this challenge! For all children, caregivers or parents. 
Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Jedi Jamboree: A Star Wars Party!

Excited for the new Star Wars movie, The Force Awakens? We are, too! Come join us Wednesday, December 16, 2015 in a galaxy far, far away (a.k.a. the Northeast Neighborhood Library) for an evening of games, trivia, crafts, and snacks! All ages are welcome. All Day on the Second Floor:  Track down Darth Vader and other galactic baddies in our scavenger hunt. Solve all the clues to decode a secret message from Yoda and win a prize!On the Lower Level:
December Image

Holiday Card Making

Come to the West End Library Children's Room to make holiday cards! Appropriate for ages 3+
Holiday Display

Winter Holiday Party

Celebrate the holiday season with stories, crafts, games, snacks and the film, The Polar Express. This program is recommended for all ages.

Author Talk: Ruth Fitts

Georgetown Library’s children’s librarian Ruth Fitts will be reading from and talking about her new book, Australia to Zimbabwe - A Rhyming Romp Around the World. There will be crafts, trivia and activities from around the world to explore. This program is appropriate for children ages 5-12.  
snowman craft

Family Craft: Winter Holidays

Join us for a program of winter holiday-themed crafts that will be fun for the whole family.  
Santa Who

Santa's Secret Bookshop

From 1-2:30 p.m. the Friends of the Southwest Library will offer children the ability to select two books or DVDs from our store, wrap these gifts for their loved ones, and receive a treat for thinking of others. Children under 9 must be accompanied by a caregiver. Questions? Call 202-724-4691. 

Build It Studio: Holiday Houses

Join us in the Children's Room for Build-It Studio. For December we'll be making holiday houses out of graham crackers and decorating them with other tasty treats. Children under 9 should be accompanied by an adult. Questions? Please call 202-724-4691.