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Monday, April 22, 2019

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Spring into Science with Mad Science

Petworth Library

4:30 p.m.
On Mondays in April & May, Mad Science will facilitate experimentation, exploration, and fun for children ages 5-12*, covering a new topic each week. Programs are free, registration not required.** Choose your favorite(s) or try them all! April 1: All About Animals April 8: Bubbling Potions April 15: Dinosaurs April 22: Good Vibrations
Girls Who Code

Girls Who Code!

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

6 p.m.
Are you looking to learn to code? Do you want to build something amazing? Shaw Library has just the thing -- we're starting our very own Girls Who Code club!

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Not a Box

"Not a Box" Play Party

Southeast Library

4 p.m.
Children 5 and under and their caregivers are invited to join us downstairs every Tuesday afternoon to unleash their imaginations and create their own "cardboard kingdoms" using a wide variety of simple supplies.     

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

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Woodridge Maker Club

Woodridge Library

4 p.m.
Maker Club at Woodridge is back! Join us on the last Wednesday of every month for a crafty new maker project. We'll be trying a wide range of projects from 3D printing to painting to making our own simple circuits. Many of these will be things you can take home, and some will even be things you can eat. All projects are open to kids aged 5 and up, but please make sure you have an adult with you. Here's a list of upcoming projects: January: Dry Ice Experimentation February: Soft Circuits March: Seed Starters April: Solar Ovens
Lego construction crew

Lego Construction Crew

Tenley-Friendship Library

4 p.m.
We supply the Legos, you bring your imagination. Recommended for ages 4-12.

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Picture of Shapes

Little STEM Explorers

Mt. Pleasant Library

10 a.m.
Introduce your toddler to basic STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math) concepts! This interactive experience is the perfect combination of reading and hands-on experiments for children ages 2 and up.  This week we will focus on shapes.  
Little Builders

Little Builders

Mt. Pleasant Library

10 a.m.
Join us for a building free-play program, geared toward our youngest library guests. Children can explore, build and construct using a variety of materials including wood blocks and DUPLOs.
Assorted LEGO bricks

LEGO Club

Woodridge Library

4 p.m.
Drop by and build during our weekly LEGO Club. Come and try something different every Thursday at LEGO Club: First Thursday - Lego Robots Second Thursday - Lego Free Play Third Thursday - All ages karaoke starts at 5:30 p.m. Fourth Thursday - Collective Design Challenge (build together - share together)  Recommended for ages 4-12.

Lego Challenge!

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

4 p.m.
Come build your best Lego creation. Lego pieces are small. Recommended for ages 5 and older.
STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math

STEM Thursdays

Mt. Pleasant Library

4:30 p.m.
Learn STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math) concepts during this fun, interactive program! The fun begins with a short read aloud followed by hands-on science experiments, engineering challenges, or technology tinkering. Ages 4 and up welcome. This month’s STEM schedule is:

Friday, April 26, 2019

Game controller

Gaming Club

Georgetown Library

3:30 p.m.
Join us at the Georgetown Library to discuss, play, design, and create simple computer and tabletop games while learning more about the creative process behind your favorite games. Don't know anything about making games? Come and learn! For ages 10 and up. Each week, we will discuss a different topic relating to video and/or tabletop games, but you can join at any point: Week 1 - New/old releases you've been playing Week 2 - Brainstorm and design your game ideas Week 3 - Build or code your game Week 4 - Test out everyone's games

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Legos

LEGO fun!

Mt. Pleasant Library

10 a.m.
Build, explore and play with LEGOs and DUPLOs in the Children's Room from 10 a.m. to noon every Saturday. This program is designed for children ages 2-12 years old and their caregivers.  
Discover science with Dr. Bear

Discover Science with Dr. Bear!

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

2 p.m.
From 2 - 4 p.m., join us for science activities, art projects and health learning activities for scientists in grades K-5, their siblings and caregivers. Presented by Children's National Health Systems, this month's topic is "breathe easy." Happening in the lower level meeting room.

Monday, April 29, 2019

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Spring into Science with Mad Science

Petworth Library

4:30 p.m.
On Mondays in April & May, Mad Science will facilitate experimentation, exploration, and fun for children ages 5-12*, covering a new topic each week. Programs are free, registration not required.** Choose your favorite(s) or try them all! April 1: All About Animals April 8: Bubbling Potions April 15: Dinosaurs April 22: Good Vibrations
Girls Who Code

Girls Who Code!

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

6 p.m.
Are you looking to learn to code? Do you want to build something amazing? Shaw Library has just the thing -- we're starting our very own Girls Who Code club!

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Not a Box

"Not a Box" Play Party

Southeast Library

4 p.m.
Children 5 and under and their caregivers are invited to join us downstairs every Tuesday afternoon to unleash their imaginations and create their own "cardboard kingdoms" using a wide variety of simple supplies.     

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Toddler Exploration

Toddler Explorations

Cleveland Park Library

10:30 a.m.
This open, drop in anytime program is an interactive engagement program for children and caregivers that uses play and exploration to develop pre-literacy skills. Caregivers are expected to actively engage with children using the designed early literacy stations and prompts. This program will rotate through play, art and sensory sessions.  Art builds fine motor skills and expression. Play is how children process literacy skills they have learned. Sensory times are multi-dimensional and involve lots of repetition and manipulations.
Lego construction crew

Lego Construction Crew

Tenley-Friendship Library

4 p.m.
We supply the Legos, you bring your imagination. Recommended for ages 4-12.
Girls Who Code logo

Girls Who Code!

Woodridge Library

4:30 p.m.
/start program "Girls Who Code" /print "Hello World!" Are you looking to learn to code? Do you want to build something amazing? Woodridge Library has just the thing - we're starting our very own Girls Who Code club!

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Little Builders

Little Builders

Mt. Pleasant Library

10 a.m.
Join us for a building free-play program, geared toward our youngest library guests. Children can explore, build and construct using a variety of materials including wood blocks and DUPLOs.

Lego Challenge!

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

4 p.m.
Come build your best Lego creation. Lego pieces are small. Recommended for ages 5 and older.
Assorted LEGO bricks

LEGO Club

Woodridge Library

4 p.m.
Drop by and build during our weekly LEGO Club. Come and try something different every Thursday at LEGO Club: First Thursday - Lego Robots Second Thursday - Lego Free Play Third Thursday - All ages karaoke starts at 5:30 p.m. Fourth Thursday - Collective Design Challenge (build together - share together)  Recommended for ages 4-12.

Friday, May 3, 2019

Game controller

Gaming Club

Georgetown Library

3:30 p.m.
Join us at the Georgetown Library to discuss, play, design, and create simple computer and tabletop games while learning more about the creative process behind your favorite games. Don't know anything about making games? Come and learn! For ages 10 and up. Each week, we will discuss a different topic relating to video and/or tabletop games, but you can join at any point: Week 1 - New/old releases you've been playing Week 2 - Brainstorm and design your game ideas Week 3 - Build or code your game Week 4 - Test out everyone's games

Saturday, May 4, 2019

Legos

LEGO fun!

Mt. Pleasant Library

10 a.m.
Build, explore and play with LEGOs and DUPLOs in the Children's Room from 10 a.m. to noon every Saturday. This program is designed for children ages 2-12 years old and their caregivers.  
Children Building Clip Art

Little Builders

West End Library

10 a.m.
Build, construct, and explore with blocks, DUPLOS, and LEGOs  

Monday, May 6, 2019

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Spring into Science with Mad Science

Petworth Library

4:30 p.m.
On Mondays in April & May, Mad Science will facilitate experimentation, exploration, and fun for children ages 5-12*, covering a new topic each week. Programs are free, registration not required.** Choose your favorite(s) or try them all! April 1: All About Animals April 8: Bubbling Potions April 15: Dinosaurs April 22: Good Vibrations
Girls Who Code

Girls Who Code!

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

6 p.m.
Are you looking to learn to code? Do you want to build something amazing? Shaw Library has just the thing -- we're starting our very own Girls Who Code club!

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Not a Box

"Not a Box" Play Party

Southeast Library

4 p.m.
Children 5 and under and their caregivers are invited to join us downstairs every Tuesday afternoon to unleash their imaginations and create their own "cardboard kingdoms" using a wide variety of simple supplies.     

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Toddler Exploration

Toddler Explorations

Cleveland Park Library

10:30 a.m.
This open, drop in anytime program is an interactive engagement program for children and caregivers that uses play and exploration to develop pre-literacy skills. Caregivers are expected to actively engage with children using the designed early literacy stations and prompts. This program will rotate through play, art and sensory sessions.  Art builds fine motor skills and expression. Play is how children process literacy skills they have learned. Sensory times are multi-dimensional and involve lots of repetition and manipulations.
Lego construction crew

Lego Construction Crew

Tenley-Friendship Library

4 p.m.
We supply the Legos, you bring your imagination. Recommended for ages 4-12.