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Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019

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. .
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.
School

Family Storytime: Back to School

Woodridge Library

10:30 a.m.
Bring the family for a story time celebrating School! It's fun for those going back, or going for the first time. Stick around for the craft activity at the end.
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.
Owl art for Family Story Time

Family Story Time

Tenley-Friendship Library

10:30 a.m.
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

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.
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.
Picture of dog reading

PAL Family Story Time

Southeast Library

10:30 a.m.
Please paws for attention: family story time is now even better! Join us as we welcome our friends from PAL (People. Animals. Love) every third Saturday of the month. You can read to a dog or just give them a hug. 
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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. 
Owl Family

Family Story Time

Francis A. Gregory Library

11 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, 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.
Chuck Brown Day 2019

5th Annual Chuck Brown Day with Library Takeout

Library Takeout

12 p.m.
Join Library Takeout for the 5th Annual Chuck Brown Day presented by Mayor Muriel Bowser and the Chuck Brown Foundation - a family-friendly, outdoor event to celebrate the godfather of Go-Go. Stop by DC Public Library's tent to learn about the Go-Go Archive and how you can be part of the project!
Game On

Game On!

Tenley-Friendship Library

1 p.m.
All ages are welcome to come and play a bevy of fun board games & video games. This is a monthly program. View a list of all the games you can play here. Future Game On! Dates: Sept. 14, Oct. 12, Nov. 9 and Dec. 7. 

Sizzling Summer Movies

Benning (Dorothy I. Height) Library

2 p.m.
You bring the snacks, we'll supply the movies. Join us throughout the summer for sizzling summer movies. For ages 8-12. All programs are free and open to the public.

Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019

Kid in Hammock

Taking a Summer Break

Tenley-Friendship Library

(All day)
Children’s programming at the Tenley-Friendship Library will be taking a short summer break August 18-25. No onsite programs, including story times, will be offered. During our break, everyone is encouraged to continue to log their reading for Summer Challenge to earn prizes.
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.  
The Irish Breakfast Band

Garden Concert Series: The Irish Breakfast Band

Northeast Library

2 p.m.
Join us for an afternoon of music in the beautiful garden area beside Northeast Library. Bring a chair, sit back and enjoy the sounds of the Irish Breakfast Band.

Monday, Aug. 19, 2019

Kid in Hammock

Taking a Summer Break

Tenley-Friendship Library

(All day)
Children’s programming at the Tenley-Friendship Library will be taking a short summer break August 18-25. No onsite programs, including story times, will be offered. During our break, everyone is encouraged to continue to log their reading for Summer Challenge to earn prizes.
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.  
Strong Start Logo

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.
Children on top of the world

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. 
Toddler Story Time

Toddler Story Time

Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) 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 Toddler Story Time

Baby and Toddler Story Time with Politics & Prose

Southwest Library

10:30 a.m.
The Southwest Library is currently closed for renovation. This story time will take place at the Politics & Prose at the Wharf, located at 70 District Square SW. 
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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.      
Strong Start Logo

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.
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.
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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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!
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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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.