Family Programs

Future Makers present Electric Art lab

Calling all FutureMakers! Use motors, LEDs, batteries and simple circuitry to invent an artwork project that moves and comes alive.  All projects go home.   All ages welcome, but please bring an adult with kids 8 and younger.   Meet in the Lower Level Meeting Room.
Reptiles Alive!

Reptiles Alive!

Wednesday, June 21, 2017, 4:00 pm

Enjoy an exciting live animal show! Friendly and professional wildlife presenters will entertain audiences of all ages with funny animal stories and facts while showcasing a colorful variety of exotic animals.
Electric Art Lab

Future Makers present Electric Art lab

Calling all FutureMakers! Use motors, LEDs, batteries and simple circuitry to invent an artwork project that moves and comes alive.  All projects go home.   All ages welcome, but please bring an adult with kids 8 and younger.   Meet in the Lower Level Meeting Room.
Bilingual storytimes: Cuentos y canciones

Bilingual Storytime: Tiempo de cuento español e inglés

Thursday, May 4, 2017, 6:00 pm

Join in on our bilingual story time suitable for families. English and Spanish stories, songs, and fingerplays.   Escuchad cuentos en español e inglés para toda la familia. Cuentos, canciones y juegos.
Momento de escuchar board book

Bilingual Story time: Tiempo de cuento español e inglés

Thursday, May 18, 2017, 6:00 pm

Join in on our bilingual story time suitable for families. English and Spanish stories, songs, and fingerplays.   Escuchad cuentos en español e inglés para toda la familia. Cuentos, canciones y juegos.
What A Sista Should Do Book Cover

Parade of Hats

In honor of Dorothy I. Height's birthday, children are invited to join our parade of hats. Decorate and make your own hat in time for Easter. For ages 10 and under. This program is free and open to the public.
pine cone craft

Bird Feeder Craft

Tuesday, April 25, 2017, 4:00 pm

As an early celebration of Earth Day, children can help feed their local birds by creating their own pinecone bird feeder to hang up outside Rosedale or take home. For ages 4 and up, while supplies last.    
Jis4Jazzjazz baby

A Jazzy Afternoon

It’s Jazz Appreciation Month! Kids can enjoy a story time teaching them about famous jazz musicians as well as listen to a few jazz songs. For ages 4 and up. 
Amelia Earhart

Amelia Earhart: Dreams take Flight

Children and their families are welcome to join us for a History Alive presentation by award winning actress and Smithsonian scholar Mary Ann Jung. Get ready for adventure with a spectacular tribute to Amelia Earhart, the first female aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean.
pillowcase project

The Pillowcase Project

Join us to learn about being safe during emergencies, and design your own pillowcase to hold emergency supplies. For children ages 8-11 years old. Children under 9 must be accompanied by a caregiver. Co-hosted by the American Red Cross and the SW Neighborhood Emergency Preparedness Task Force. Questions? Call 202-724-4691.  

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