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Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019

Baby and Toddler Story Time

Baby and Toddler Story Time

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

10 a.m.
These 20-to-30-minute story times are full of books, songs, rhymes and finger plays for children birth to 2 years old. Our Baby and Toddler Story Time is a great way to introduce your child to language skills in a positive and fun environment. With slightly more activity and movement than our lap times, children and their caregivers are encouraged to engage with the books and songs and to actively participate in the program.  This is a ticketed first-come, first-served program. Tickets are available at the Children's Desk.
Baby and Toddler Storytime

Baby and Toddler Story Time

West End Library

10 a.m.
These 20-to-30-minute story times are full of books, songs, rhymes and finger plays for children birth to 2 years old. Baby and Toddler Story Time features more activity and movement than the Lap Time program. Children and their grownups are encouraged engage with the books and songs and to actively participate in the program. West End Library Baby and Toddler Story Time is a great way to introduce your child to language skills in a positive and fun environment.  
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Preschool Story Time (Registration Required)

Northeast Library

10 a.m.
Advance registration is required for this story time. Please see below for more information. 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.
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Story Time at the National Building Museum

Library Takeout

10:30 a.m.
Story time returns to the Great Hall of the National Building Museum, Sept. 3, 2019. Be a part of the fun as participants move, rhyme, sing and experience books on the built environment while enjoying a lovely historic setting. View the days and times of each 30 - 40 minute story time at dclibrary.org/calendar.
Baby and Toddler Story Time

Baby and Toddler Story Time

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

10:30 a.m.
These 20-to-30-minute story times are full of books, songs, rhymes and finger plays for children birth to two years old. Our Baby and Toddler Story Time is a great way to introduce your child to language skills in a positive and fun environment. With slightly more activity and movement than our lap times, children and their caregivers are encouraged to engage with the books and songs and to actively participate in the program.  This is a ticketed first-come, first-served program. Tickets are available at the Children's Desk.
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Toddler Story Time

Tenley-Friendship Library

10:30 a.m.
Get up and get moving at our Toddler Story Times! These 20-30 minute programs are full of books, songs and fun activities are designed to help develop your child’s language skills. Children ages 1-3 years and their grownups are encouraged to engage with the stories and activities and participate in the program along with the children. Tickets are required to attend this program. They are available at the Children’s Desk 60 minutes before the start of the story time on a first-come, first-served basis.
Family Story Time

OFFSITE EVENT: Family Story Time

Takoma Park Library

10:30 a.m.
Please note that this event will be held at the Takoma Park Recreation Center, 301 Van Buren St NW, Washington, D.C. 20012. 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.  
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Toddler Story Time

Tenley-Friendship Library

11 a.m.
Get up and get moving at our Toddler Story Times! These 20-30 minute programs are full of books, songs and fun activities are designed to help develop your child’s language skills. Children ages 1-3 years and their grownups are encouraged to engage with the stories and activities and participate in the program along with the children. Tickets are required to attend this program. They are available at the Children’s Desk 60 minutes before the start of the story time on a first-come, first-served basis.
Preschool Storytime

Preschool Story Time

West End Library

11 a.m.
Share the fun of reading with your children ages 3-5 years old. 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.
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Preschool Story Time

Northeast Library

11:30 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. This is a drop-in story time; no advance registration is required, but tickets will be distributed 30 minutes beforehand at 11 a.m. on the Lower Level on a first-come, first-served basis. 
Baby Lap Time

Baby Lap Time

Cleveland Park Library

1:30 p.m.
A story time experience for our youngest library users and their caregivers. These 20-to-30-minute story times introduce books, songs, rhymes, tickles and bounces developmentally appropriate for children ages birth to when they start walking. Baby Lap Time is a wonderful way to introduce your child to the joys of reading in a positive and fun atmosphere. This story time is designed so the baby will be in their caregiver’s lap and the grownup is actively involved in the program. It is recommended that each child have their own adult with them.
Baby Lap Time

Baby Lap Time

Cleveland Park Library

2:30 p.m.
A story time experience for our youngest library users and their caregivers. These 20-to-30-minute story times introduce books, songs, rhymes, tickles and bounces developmentally appropriate for children ages birth to when they start walking. Baby Lap Time is a wonderful way to introduce your child to the joys of reading in a positive and fun atmosphere. This story time is designed so the baby will be in their caregiver’s lap and the grownup is actively involved in the program. It is recommended that each child have their own adult with them.
GAME

Game Night

Anacostia Library

5 p.m.
If you enjoy playing games, then visit the Anacostia Neighborhood Library on Monday nights from 5 to 7 p.m. for Game Night! 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.
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Make Your Own Monster

Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library

4 p.m.
Join us for a fun evening of kids crafts as we make our own monsters! Make it scary or make it silly, this bag will be fun for the whole family. 
Not a Box

"Not a Box" Play Party

Southeast Library

4 p.m.
Children 6 and under and their caregivers are invited to join us downstairs every Tuesday afternoon to unleash their imaginations. Library staff actively engage children in dramatic and constructive play using a wide variety of simple supplies.     
French Story Time

French Story Time

Cleveland Park Library

4 p.m.
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 practice their French by learning French songs, enjoying French stories and connecting words with motion.
Maker Camp

Get Crafty!

Northwest One Library

4 p.m.
Join us in the children's area for afternoon crafts and games. Ages 6 and up.
Monopoly

Game Day

Georgetown Library

4 p.m.
Chess, checkers, monopoly, twister, bananagrams… challenge your wits against other opponents with our selection of games. This program is for ages 6 and up.
Happy Halloween!

Halloween Crafts and Mask Making

Mt. Pleasant Library

4:30 p.m.
It’s that time of year again! Join us in celebrating Halloween by making Halloween-themed masks and decorations. All art supplies will be provided. Drop by starting at 4:30 p.m. to participate in the fun! All ages welcome.
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Rosedale Writing Workshop

Rosedale Library

4:30 p.m.
Write stories, poems, songs or any kind of written work at the Rosedale Writing Workshop on Tuesday afternoons from 4:30-5:30 p.m. We will play writing games to warm up and write on different topics each week. Listen and share ideas with others, as we work together to publish a collection of works from your neighborhood library! For students ages 6-12.
PAL

Come Read to Your P.A.L.

Lamond-Riggs Library

7 p.m.
Join dogs from People Animals Love (P.A.L.) for a special story hur on the first and fourth Tuesday of each month featuring an opportunity for children to meet and read with dogs. P.A.L. story hours provide a great way for your budding reader to get some reading practice in with an attentive and patient audience. 

Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019

Preschool Story Time

Preschool Story Time

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

10 a.m.
Share the fun of reading with your children ages 3-5 years. Children and their caregivers 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. Class groups and daycares are welcome at these sessions. No children under 2 years of age are permitted unless attending with a sibling or class group.  
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Baby Lap Time

Tenley-Friendship Library

10 a.m.
A story time experience for our youngest library users and their caregivers. These 20-30 minutes story times introduce books, songs, rhymes, tickles and bounces developmentally appropriate for children ages birth to 1 year. Baby Lap Time is a wonderful way to introduce your child to the joys of reading in a positive and fun atmosphere.
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Preschool Story Time

Woodridge Library

10:15 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. 
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.
Toddler Exploration

Explorations

Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) Library

10:30 a.m.
This is in an interactive program for children and caregivers that uses play and exploration to develop pre-literacy skills. This program will rotate through play, music and dance, building, and sensory-based sessions. Ages 2-5 and caregivers.
Preschool Story Time

Preschool Story Time

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

10:30 a.m.
Share the fun of reading with your children ages 3-5 years. Children and their caregivers 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. Class groups and daycares are welcome at these sessions. No children under 2 years of age are permitted unless attending with a sibling or class group.  
Storytime Owls

Baby and Toddler Time

Georgetown Library

10:30 a.m.
These 20-to-30-minute story times are full of books, songs, rhymes and finger plays for children birth to 2 years old. Our Baby and Toddler Story Time is a great way to introduce your child to language skills in a positive and fun environment. With slightly more activity and movement than our lap times, children and their grownups are encouraged to engage with the books and songs and to actively participate in the program.
PreSchool Story Time Owl

Preschool Story Time at the Pavilion

Southwest Library

10:30 a.m.
Weather permitting, this story time will take place at the blue pavilion adjacent to the Waterfront Metro station.  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.
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Music & Movement

Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library

Come sing, clap and tap along during Music and Movement. This is a dynamic and interactive program that emphasizes early literacy skills. This program is recommended for children ages 1-5 and their caregivers.