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Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019

winter

Winter Wonderland

Benning (Dorothy I. Height) Library

2 p.m.
Celebrate the Winter Solstice at library from 2 - 4 p.m. Join us for the festivities and make crafts good enough to eat. For ages 3-12. All programs are free and open to the public.
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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.  
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Stretches & Stories

Tenley-Friendship Library

3 p.m.
Come join us for a colorful yoga story time for kids and families. Expect some gentle stretches, fun yoga poses and different breathing techniques to calm your mind. Sessions will be led by Elina, a children's yoga instructor.   Recommended for 3-6 year olds with their caregivers.    

Monday, Dec. 16, 2019

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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Strong Start DC Community Playgroup: 12-24 Months

Tenley-Friendship Library

10 a.m.
The Strong Start DC Early Intervention Program Community Playgroups are monthly hour-long sessions led by early intervention professionals at locations across the city. Families will engage in family-centered, child interest-driven play and learn about early childhood development, developmental screenings and the Strong Start DC Early Intervention Program referral process. Each session includes songs, stories, sensory experiences, motor activities and more geared toward the targeted age group. This playgroup is for children 12-24 months old.
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Toddler Explorations

Mt. Pleasant Library

10 a.m.
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 one hour program will rotate through sensory experiences, art and play. 
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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

Baby and Toddler Story Time

Anacostia Library

11 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.
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Strong Start DC Community Playgroup: 24-36 Months

Tenley-Friendship Library

11 a.m.
The Strong Start DC Early Intervention Program Community Playgroups are monthly hour-long sessions led by early intervention professionals at locations across the city. Families will engage in family-centered, child interest-driven play and learn about early childhood development, developmental screenings and the Strong Start DC Early Intervention Program referral process. Each session includes songs, stories, sensory experiences, motor activities and more geared toward the targeted age group. This playgroup is for children 24-36 months old.
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.
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Baby Lap Time

Tenley-Friendship Library

2:30 p.m.
A story time experience for our youngest library users and their caregivers. This story times introduces books, songs, rhymes, tickles and bounces developmentally appropriate for nonwalkers. 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.
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Pokémon Club

Cleveland Park Library

4 p.m.
Are you a fan of the lovable monsters known as Pokémon? This is the club for you! Do you have no idea what a Pokémon is, but you want to make friends and have some good, silly fun? This is also the club for you!
Winter Holiday Card

Winter Movie Time

Benning (Dorothy I. Height) Library

4 p.m.
Winter and holiday movies for ages 6-12. All programs are free and open to the public.
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.
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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.
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Arty Afternoons

Southwest Library

4:30 p.m.
Children ages 3-12 are invited to join us for fun arts and crafts. Children under 9 must be accompanied by a caregiver. Questions? Please call 202-559-3210. 
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Construction Crew

Petworth Library

4:30 p.m.
On the third Thursday of each month, kids can use their engineering skills to build using with Legos, Duplos, magnetic tiles, building discs and more. Put yourself to the test with our monthly building challenge, or construct your own creative structure straight from your imagination. This is an activity suited to ages 4-12; all children under the age of 9 must be accompanied by an adult.
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.
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Stuffed Animal Sleepover

Petworth Library

6:30 p.m.
Bring a stuffed animal friend to the library for a story and craft activity. Your stuffed animal will spend the night at the library, and when you come to pick your pal up, you will receive a personalized photo album filled with photos of all the sleepover adventures they had! Children of all ages and families are welcome; pajamas are encouraged but not required.

Tuesday, Dec. 17, 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.
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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.
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.  
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.
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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.