Story Time

The Little Snowplow

Winter Fun Day

Children and families are invited to join us for winter-themed stories and activities.  Children under 9 years old must be accompanied by a caregiver. Questions? Call 202-724-4691. 
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Pajama Story Time

An evening story time where pajamas are encouraged but not required. These 30-40 minute evening programs are designed to delight children of all ages. Filled with stories and activities that promote and develop language skills and imagination, these programs encourage children to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning.  Children under 9 must be accompanied by a caregiver. Questions? Call 202-724-4691.

Preschool Story Time

Share the fun of reading with your children ages 3-5 years! Children and their grownups, will explore stories and activities to encourage children to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning. These 30-40 minute programs are designed to promote language and listening skills, expand children’s imaginations and arouse their curiosity about the world around them.
French story time

French Story Time

French Story Time is for children of all ages. This program includes songs, music and motion and is very interactive. Children have the opportunity to learn French songs, practice their French, and connect words with motion, as well as enjoy stories. Come and join us every Thursday at 4 p.m.  
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Blue Sky Puppets!

Join us for a special comedic performance by Blue Sky Puppets, "The Jester's Box"!The jester, Ralph, is off to see King NFAFETMHL, the king who Never Found Anything Funny Enough To Make Him Laugh. If Ralph can make him laugh, he will gain fame and gold. But, if he fails, he must endure a jester's greatest humiliation - getting hit with a pie!
Christmas Story Time

Christmas Story Time

Join us for Preschool Story Time weekday. Our story time combines interactive stories, songs, movement and crafts for a full hour of fun. Choose a date that fits your schedule.and join us. On Tuesday, December 15th we will have a special Christmas Story Time at 10:30 a.m.  Our regular story times are: Monday and Thursday, 10:30 a.m. (Mrs. Glover) Tuesday and Friday, 10:30 a.m. (Mrs. Taylor)
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Doggie Storytime with PAL

Join us for a doggie-themed story time.  We’ll read some dog-related stories and have a simple craft on hand that you can also take home to complete. Best of all, come and meet two of our dog friends from PAL (People. Animals. Love)! They would love to have new friends to read them a story. Family and friends are invited to join in the fun!
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.
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Sports Shenanigans Storytime

Calling all athletes! Enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, and surprises in this special storytime to bring out the athlete in everyone! Come ready to get moving in your sneakers and activewear.

Black History Story Time

Children can enjoy poems, songs, and stories written by or about famous African Americans in this special Black History story time! The story time focuses on Martin Luther King Jr. but also includes poets such as Nikki Grimes and Langston Hughes. Appropriate for children ages 3-7.