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Monday, Oct. 22, 2018

hearts and crafts

Monday Crafternoons for Kids and Teens

Northeast Library

3:30 p.m.
Start your week with a little creativity and some left-brain exercises. Join us for craft-making, games and STEM projects. Sometimes, we'll show a short movie for the teens. Part of the fun is the surprise. We'll provide all the materials (and sometimes treats); you bring your imagination. Projects vary with the seasons. 
The Lego Book

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, please.
Image of Lego Bricks

Young Builders Club

Francis A. Gregory Library

Young builders are invited to explore their creativity through imaginative play. Including Legos, puzzles, or other STEM related activities, all are welcome. For children aged 5 or up and their parents/caregivers. 
structure made of building discs

Kids' Club: STEM Time

Petworth Library

Kids ages 5-12 are invited to participate in a STEM (science, engineering, technology and math) activity each Monday afternoon. Come experiment, build, create, solve puzzles and more.
CryptoParty Logo

CryptoParty

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

6 p.m.
A CryptoParty is a free, public gathering to learn different approaches to privacy and security for your computers, mobile devices, social media and other digital platforms. All of your questions are encouraged. Food, child friendly activities and music curated by DJ Rat will be provided.

Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018

Capital letter M made with gears and the word "Maker!" below

Maker!

Deanwood Library

4 p.m.
Create a different project with us every week as we explore art, music, science and technology. Dive into Maker and create projects such as mini robots, helicopter games, racing cars, airplanes, musical instruments, movies, computer programming games and more. Maker takes place every Tuesday at 4 p.m. in the children's space. Recommended for children ages 6 and up.  Maker:  noun A person or persons employing do-it-yourself (DIY) techniques to develop unique creations and inventions for useful purposes.
Dia de los Muertos

Passport to Latin America: Cuentos de la Noche

Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library

4:30 p.m.
Join us Tuesdays in October for spooky Latin American themed activities, celebrating folklore and religious traditions from Guatemala, Puerto Rico, El Salvador and Mexico.  The final program will culminate with a celebration of Dia de los Muertos. 
After school graphic

Afterschool Activities

Mt. Pleasant Library

4:30 p.m.
Make stuff, do stuff, learn stuff: Join us every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday for a variety of activities; reading and STEM activities, arts & crafts, music and movement, and games. Recommended for ages 6 and up. No registration required. Supplies will be provided.  
printrbot play 3d printer

Fab Lab Pop-Up at NoMa: 3D Printing Demo

Fab Lab Pop-Up at NoMa

5:30 p.m.
Join us for a 3D Printing demonstration at the Fat Lab Pop-Up at NoMA, 1st and Pierce St, NE. Register at bit.ly/labsclasses. Space is limited. Children ages 6 - 12 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian at all times. Children under the age of 6 are prohibited from the space except during special events.

Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018

Coffee Filter Flower

Fab Lab Pop-Up: Coffee Filter Flowers

Fab Lab Pop-Up at NoMa

12 p.m.
Join us for a rewarding and easy craft project of coffee filter flowers.   Visit bit.ly/labsclasses for registration. Registration is limited due to the hands-on nature of the class.  Children ages 6 - 12 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian at all times. Children under the age of 6 are prohibited from entering the space except during specially designed events.
Coffee Filter Flower

Fab Lab Pop-Up: Coffee Filter Flowers

Fab Lab Pop-Up at NoMa

12 p.m.
Fab Lab Pop- Up at NoMa, 1st and Pierce St, NE  Join us for a rewarding and easy craft project of coffee filter flowers.   Visit bit.ly/labsclasses for registration. Registration is limited due to the hands-on nature of the class.  Children ages 6 - 12 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian at all times.

Lego Challenge

Georgetown Library

4 p.m.
Do you like to build with Legos and solve puzzles? Come build with Legos and relax after school. This program is recommended for ages 4 and up.

Lego Construction Crew

Tenley-Friendship Library

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

Afterschool Activities

Mt. Pleasant Library

4:30 p.m.
Make stuff, do stuff, learn stuff: Join us every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday for a variety of activities; reading and STEM activities, arts & crafts, music and movement, and games. Recommended for ages 6 and up. No registration required. Supplies will be provided.  

Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018

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.
Image of the Explorer's Club STEAM logo and of a Building Bonanza building challenge

S.T.E.A.M. Exploration Club

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

4 p.m.
S.T.E.A.M. Exploration Club will provide materials and space for free-play exploration in the areas of science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics. Come experiment with magnets, modeling clay, geometric shapes, recycled materials and more! For ages 4-12 (caregiver must be present with children under 9 years old).
After school graphic

Afterschool Activities

Mt. Pleasant Library

4:30 p.m.
Make stuff, do stuff, learn stuff: Join us every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday for a variety of activities; reading and STEM activities, arts & crafts, music and movement, and games. Recommended for ages 6 and up. No registration required. Supplies will be provided.  
Knitting

Kid's Knitting Club

Southeast Library

4:30 p.m.
Join us for the Fall edition of the Kid’s Knitting Club. Visiting knitting teacher Teri Huet will instruct participants on the basics of knitting, how to get started and more. Returning students will get to start new projects and new students will get the basics. All supplies will be provided, including needles and yarn. Parents and caretakers are encouraged to stay and participate with your children. Recommended for ages 8 and up (children under 9 years old must be accompanied by an adult). For more information about the class, please call 202-698-3372.

Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018

lego

Drop-In Lego Club

West End Library

9:30 a.m.
Join West End Library Children's Room for Drop-In Lego Club every Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to noon. Regular Lego and Duplo blocks provided. All attendees must be accompanied by an adult at all times.  
LEGO

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 3-12 years old and their caregivers.  
The words Build It spelled out in lego letters

Build It

Deanwood Library

10 a.m.
Design, construct, build and play at Build It. Put your STEAM skills and imagination to work and create one-of-a-kind structures and projects with colorful building blocks, magnetic tiles, recycled objects, everyday craft materials and more.  

Monday, Oct. 29, 2018

Image of Lego Bricks

Young Builders Club

Francis A. Gregory Library

Young builders are invited to explore their creativity through imaginative play. Including Legos, puzzles, or other STEM related activities, all are welcome. For children aged 5 or up and their parents/caregivers. 
The Lego Book

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, please.
structure made of building discs

Kids' Club: STEM Time

Petworth Library

Kids ages 5-12 are invited to participate in a STEM (science, engineering, technology and math) activity each Monday afternoon. Come experiment, build, create, solve puzzles and more.

Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018

Capital letter M made with gears and the word "Maker!" below

Maker!

Deanwood Library

4 p.m.
Create a different project with us every week as we explore art, music, science and technology. Dive into Maker and create projects such as mini robots, helicopter games, racing cars, airplanes, musical instruments, movies, computer programming games and more. Maker takes place every Tuesday at 4 p.m. in the children's space. Recommended for children ages 6 and up.  Maker:  noun A person or persons employing do-it-yourself (DIY) techniques to develop unique creations and inventions for useful purposes.
Dia de los Muertos

Passport to Latin America: Cuentos de la Noche

Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library

4:30 p.m.
Join us Tuesdays in October for spooky Latin American themed activities, celebrating folklore and religious traditions from Guatemala, Puerto Rico, El Salvador and Mexico.  The final program will culminate with a celebration of Dia de los Muertos. 
After school graphic

Afterschool Activities

Mt. Pleasant Library

4:30 p.m.
Make stuff, do stuff, learn stuff: Join us every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday for a variety of activities; reading and STEM activities, arts & crafts, music and movement, and games. Recommended for ages 6 and up. No registration required. Supplies will be provided.  
printrbot play 3d printer

Fab Lab Pop-Up at NoMa: 3D Printing Demo

Fab Lab Pop-Up at NoMa

5:30 p.m.
Join us for a 3D Printing demonstration at the Fat Lab Pop-Up at NoMA, 1st and Pierce St, NE. Register at bit.ly/labsclasses. Space is limited. Children ages 6 - 12 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian at all times. Children under the age of 6 are prohibited from the space except during special events.

Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018

Woodridge Maker Club image

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, and their adults too. See you there!

Lego Challenge

Georgetown Library

4 p.m.
Do you like to build with Legos and solve puzzles? Come build with Legos and relax after school. This program is recommended for ages 4 and up.