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Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020

lego

Let's Build

Capitol View Library

10 a.m.
Are you interested in developing skills in constructive problem solving, organization and experimentation? LEGO construction is a great way to achieve this while having fun.  Bring your ideas or develop new ones when you get there. We have the LEGO blocks and are waiting to see what you create.    This program is recommended for children and families, and is free and open to the public. .
tutoring

Homework Hour

Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library

10 a.m.
Homework Hour is a space for students grades K-8 to get academic support. The tutors are high school volunteers that are here to help with homework or practice any skill. From reading to math, the student can get support with whatever they need help with. Tutoring will be held on a first come first serve basis.  
Children Building Clip Art

Little Builders

West End Library

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

Family Story Time

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

10:30 a.m.
These 30-to-40-minute story times are packed full of books and activities designed to be enjoyed by all ages. Promoting language and literacy skills, these story times are a great way to further your child’s lifelong love of reading and learning. Children and their grownups are encouraged to actively engage and participate with the stories and activities during the program. Please note: Due to space constraints, staff may issue tickets on a first-come, first-served basis. Please ask at the children's desk whether tickets are required to enter.
Family Story Time Image

Family Story Time

Petworth Library

10:30 a.m.
Story Time fun for the entire family. These 30-40 minute story times are packed full of books and activities designed to be enjoyed by all ages. Promoting language and literacy skills, these story times are a great way to further your child’s lifelong love of reading and learning. Children and their grownups are encouraged to actively engage and participate with the stories and activities during the program.
Family Story Time

Family Story Time

Tenley-Friendship Library

10:30 a.m.
Fun for the entire family, this story time is packed full of books and activities designed to be enjoyed by all ages. Promoting language and literacy skills, these story times are a great way to further your child’s lifelong love of reading and learning. Children and their grownups are encouraged to actively engage and participate with the stories and activities during the program.
Family Story Time

Family Story Time

Cleveland Park Library

10:30 a.m.
Story time fun for the entire family. These 30-to-40-minute story times are packed full of books and activities designed to be enjoyed by all ages. Promoting language and literacy skills, story times are a great way to further your child’s lifelong love of reading and learning. Children and their grownups are encouraged to actively engage and participate with the stories and activities during the program.
Preschool owl

Preschool Story Time

Georgetown Library

10:30 a.m.
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-to-40-minute programs are designed to promote language and listening skills, expand children’s imaginations and arouse their curiosity about the world around them.
lego clipart

Lego Club

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

11 a.m.
Join us for Lego Duplo block play time. Recommended for children ages 2 to 5 and their caregivers. 
Two children playing with blocks

Community Play Time

Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library

11 a.m.
Get to know your neighbors in our board books area downstairs for a weekly community play group for children ages 1-5. Toys will be set up for a cozy get together where you can meet other local parents, caregivers and children and practice early literacy in an enjoyable community setting. 
family of owl's

Family Storytime

Francis A. Gregory Library

11 a.m.
Story time fun for the entire family, these 30 minute story times are packed full of books and activities designed to be enjoyed by all ages. Promoting language and literacy skills, these story times are a great way to further your child’s lifelong love of reading and learning. Children and their grownups are encouraged to actively engage and participate with the stories and activities during the program.
Southwest Saturdays

Southwest Saturdays

Southwest Library

11 a.m.
Do a craft. Play a game. Enjoy a story together. There’s always something fun and new at Southwest Interim Neighborhood Library on Saturdays. Find out what the surprise activity is this Saturday!    Join us for all-ages fun. Children under 9 must be accompanied by a caregiver. Jan.18: Friendship Bracelets Jan. 25: Uno Tournament Feb. 4: Origami Yoda Feb. 8: Color Club Feb. 15: Sit & Knit Feb. 22: Uno Tournament Feb. 29: Poetry Party
Craft

Craft Time

Takoma Park Library

1 p.m.
Come to Takoma Park Library and create a craft with us every first and last Saturday of the month from 1- 3 p.m. We recommend that kids ages 2-5 with an adult attend this event!  
A hand manipulating the white knight above a chess board

Introduction to Chess

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

2 p.m.
Learn the basics of chess with Zivorad "Ziko" Djuric, certified chess teacher and World Chess Federation rank master. Get one-on-one instruction and meet new friends. For ages 4-18. Saturdays Jan. 11 and 25, Feb. 8 and 29 at 2 p.m.

Sunday, March 1, 2020

Votes for Women

Rightfully Hers: American Women and the Vote. A Pop-up Exhibit

Tenley-Friendship Library

(All day)
One hundred years ago, the ratification of the 19th Amendment was a landmark moment in American history that dramatically changed the electorate. It enshrined in the United States Constitution fuller citizenship for women and a more expansive democracy for the nation. This pop-up exhibit from the National Archives examines the expansion of the vote to millions of women, before and after the 19th amendment, and its impact today.  
Clapperboard, popcorn, cinema tickets and a movie reel, computer illustration

Black History Cinema

Deanwood Library

1 p.m.
Deanwood Neighborhood Library is proud to host Black History Cinema to celebrate Black History Month. Come enjoy a variety of  feature films which highlight experiences, achievements and information surrounding and celebrating Black History.
craft supplies

I Made It Myself

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

2 p.m.
Join us for simple arts and crafts. Recommended for children ages 2-8.  
PAL Pajama Party Graphic

PAL Pajama Party

West End Library

2 p.m.
A pajama party with REAL certified comfort dogs from our local partner PAL (People Animals Love)!

Monday, March 2, 2020

Votes for Women

Rightfully Hers: American Women and the Vote. A Pop-up Exhibit

Tenley-Friendship Library

(All day)
One hundred years ago, the ratification of the 19th Amendment was a landmark moment in American history that dramatically changed the electorate. It enshrined in the United States Constitution fuller citizenship for women and a more expansive democracy for the nation. This pop-up exhibit from the National Archives examines the expansion of the vote to millions of women, before and after the 19th amendment, and its impact today.  
playdate sign

Early Literacy Baby/Toddler Play Date

Mt. Pleasant Library

10 a.m.
Enjoy homemade early literacy toys with your babies and toddlers, get inspired to make your own at home with everyday objects and get tips on building a foundation for your child to learn and read through play. We meet the first Monday of each month from 10 -11 a.m. Recommended for children ages birth to 3 and their caregivers.  
Toddler Story Time Image

Toddler Story Time

Palisades Library

10:30 a.m.
These 20 to 30 minute programs are full of books, songs and fun activities designed to help develop your child’s language skills and a love for books. It is a great time for very young children to socialize with others and be prepared to start school. Children ages 18-36 months are encouraged to engage with the stories and activities, and their grownups are encouraged to participate in the program along with the children.      
Baby and Toddler Storytime Owls

Baby & Toddler Story Time at Politics & Prose at the Wharf

Southwest Library

10:30 a.m.
This story time will take place at the Politics & Prose at the Wharf, located at 70 District Square SW. 
Baby and Toddler Storytime

Baby and Toddler Story Time

Woodridge Library

11:15 a.m.
Get up and get moving at our Baby and Toddler Story Times. These 20-to-30-minute programs are full of books, songs and fun activities, and are designed to help develop your child’s language skills. Children ages 18 to 36 months and their grownups are encouraged to engage with the stories and activities and participate in the program along with the children.
Baby Lap Time

Baby Lap Time

Tenley-Friendship Library

2:30 p.m.
A story time experience for our youngest library users and their caregivers. This story time introduces books, songs, rhymes, tickles and bounces developmentally appropriate for non-walkers. Baby Lap Time is a wonderful way to introduce your child to the joys of reading in a positive and fun atmosphere.
Craft Dog

Toddler Art Storytime

Georgetown Library

3:30 p.m.
Get up and get creative at Toddler Art and Stories. These 20-to-30-minute programs are full of books, songs and art activities that are designed to help develop your child’s language and motor skills. After story time, your child will participate in a process-oriented art project to explore art materials and the world around them. Process-oriented art focuses on what can be learned from the act of making art rather than the product.
chess pieces

Chess Club

Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) Library

4 p.m.
Whether you’re an experienced player or a total beginner we have a game for you! Learn the basics of the game on our giant set or play with a friend to develop your skills. Ages 6-12 and caregivers.
GZ

Gaming Zone

Anacostia Library

4 p.m.
If you enjoy playing games, then visit the Anacostia Neighborhood Library on Monday nights at 4 p.m. for Gaming Zone! Kids and teens will enjoy a variety of fun and competitive challenges from video games, to card games, to board games! For ages 7-16.
Color My World

Color My World

Capitol View Library

4 p.m.
Are you interested in sparking your imagination and expressing yourself? Color my World is just for you. Let your creativity shine by selecting coloring sheets or take a chance and design your own.  No matter what you choose, we're saving a spot just for you in the Children's Room. Recommended for ages 5-12. This program is free and open to the public.

Arty Afternoons

Southwest Library

4:30 p.m.
Children ages 4-12 are invited to join us for fun arts and crafts. Monday, Feb. 10: Valentines Monday, Feb. 24: DIY Journals  Children under 9 must be accompanied by a caregiver. Questions? Please call 202-559-3210. 
Spelling

Get Your Spell On

Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) Library

5 p.m.
Come take a spelling test and win prizes. All grades welcome. Ask for Mr. Z.