Family Programs

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Backwards Day Celebration!

Join us for afternoon of good natured silliness as we celebrate Backwards Day, Jan. 31. We'll read some stories with alternative narratives, play some games, participate in a craft and maybe even feature a tongue twister or two. If you're feeling really brave, come to the library with your clothes on backwards for additional merriment! For children 6 and older.
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Black Space: Century Song

Please join us in the Great Hall for a very special event. Holly Bass and the Birmingham Jail Players present a recitation of work by notable black artists and intellectuals set to an original score by DJ RBI in honor of the 100th anniversary of the Association of African American Life and History, which was founded by Carter G. Woodson in 1915. Woodson started Negro History Week in 1926, which evolved into what we now celebrate as Black History Month. For all ages!

Stuffed Animal Storytime

Bring your favorite furry (stuffed) companion and join us for some fun stories!
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Woodridge Library and Friends Book Club: Marion Barry Film Discussion

Join the The Woodridge Library and Friends Book Club for a viewing of a documentary on the life of former D.C. Mayor Marion S. Barry Jr. The film discussion will be led by Mr. Chuck Hicks, community activist and chair of the DC Black History Celebration Committee. Please call 202-541-6226 for additional information. Best for ages 13 and older.
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Crafternoon: Make-a-Valentine

Make something nice for someone special in your life. In addition to crafting lovely paper valentines, we will also show you how to make and send an audio recording of a love poem for someone. Record your own poem or choose from a selection of poetry anthologies we’ll have available.  Anti-valentine content will also be available.
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Mardi Gras at the Library!

Come join in the fun! We will have masks, floats, beads, King Cake, music and a parade!

Family Craft Night

Arts and crafts for children of all ages. A program for children and their families.
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Rainbow Fairies Celebration

Do you love the Rainbow Fairies books? Join us for a Rainbow Magic extravaganza complete with activities, crafts, and snacks. Children are welcome to come in costume as their favorite fairy. Open to children ages 5 to 12.

Family Craft

Join us for a fun family craft time! The crafts are great family activities that are instructive and exciting for children all ages.