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Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018

picture of circuits, lightbulbs, brains, etc.

Tech Club

Petworth Library

2 p.m.
Come experiment and tinker with new technologies. You’ll have an hour of free time to experiment, build and design. Technologies will include circuits, robotics, video game design and more. This program is recommended for ages 8-13.
summer sun

Summer Activities

Mt. Pleasant Library

2:30 p.m.
Make stuff, do stuff, learn stuff. Join us every Tuesday and Thursday for a variety of activities—games, arts & crafts, music and movement. Recommended for aes 6 and up. No registration required. supplies will be provided.
kid's science

Science Tots

Cleveland Park Library

3:30 p.m.
This is a program for budding scientists ages 2-5. Each Thursday, this hands-on program will encourage curious minds to use their senses to explore the world around them—from mixing colors to basic scientific reactions. 

Saturday, Aug. 18, 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.  
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.  
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.  
names 3d printed with keychains

Fab Lab Pop-Up: DIY 3D Keychains

Fab Lab Pop-Up at NoMa

1 p.m.
Fab Lab Pop- Up at NoMa, 1st and Pierce St, NE  Join us at Fab Lab NoMa and build your own 3D keychain. 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.

Monday, Aug. 20, 2018

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

4 p.m.
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

4:30 p.m.
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, Aug. 21, 2018

chuck brown

DIY Chuck Brown CD Art

Fab Lab Pop-Up at NoMa

3 p.m.
We are commemorating DC legend and the Godfather of Go-Go, Chuck Brown, with a CD Art program.  Register online. Not a drop-in program, please arrive at the time of the program. 
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.

Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018

robot face

Fab Lab Pop-Up: Kiddos at the Labs

Fab Lab Pop-Up at NoMa

12 p.m.
Bring your kiddos to Fab Lab Pop-Up at NoMa for STEM-related programming from 12 to 1 p.m. at the Fab Lab Pop-Up at NoMa, 1st and Pierce St, NE.  Visit bit.ly/labsclasses for class descriptions and 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. 
Science for kids

Summer Science

Cleveland Park Library

4 p.m.
Scientists aged 6 and up are invited to Summer Science every Wednesday at 4 p.m. Explore, create and have fun with a new experiment each week.
Legos, legos, all around

Lego Free Play

Chevy Chase Library

4:30 p.m.
Get brains thinking and fingers building with the Chevy Chase Library Lego Club. Grab your friends and swing by. You bring your imagination and we'll provide the Legos. Recommended for ages 5-12.

Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018

kid's science

Science Tots

Cleveland Park Library

3:30 p.m.
This is a program for budding scientists ages 2-5. Each Thursday, this hands-on program will encourage curious minds to use their senses to explore the world around them—from mixing colors to basic scientific reactions. 
Knitting

Kid's Knitting Club

Southeast Library

4:30 p.m.
Join us for the summer 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, Aug. 25, 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.  
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.  
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.  
Bike Repair Clinic

Free Bike Repair at Anacostia Library

Anacostia Library

12 p.m.
Volunteers from The Bike House, Gearin' Up Bicycles, Phoenix Bikes, and Velocity Coop will provide bike repair services at no cost to the public outside of Ana

Monday, Aug. 27, 2018

Play cover image - two children playing

Early Literacy Baby/Toddler Play Date

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) 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 will meet from 10 a.m. to noon. Recommended for children ages birth to 3 years and their caregivers.
Image of Lego Bricks

Young Builders Club

Francis A. Gregory Library

4 p.m.
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.
Child with science experiment

Mad Science: Up, Up and Away

Northwest One Library

4 p.m.
Learn about the principles of air and pressure. Hot air balloons, vortex generators and even a hovercraft will help participants understand the power of air. For children ages 5 and up.
structure made of building discs

Kids' Club: STEM Time

Petworth Library

4:30 p.m.
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, Aug. 28, 2018

Kids Club logo

Kids' Club

Southeast Library

4 p.m.
Join us for a different activity on the first Tuesday of each month—games, crafts, science experiments and more. Kids' Club provides a fun and educational break from the school day. These activities are designed to encourage children to use their creativity and learn more about the world, as well as positively interact with other children their age. 
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.
Kids Club logo

Kids' Club

Southeast Library

4 p.m.
Join us for a different activity on the first Tuesday of each month—games, crafts, science experiments and more. Kids' Club provides a fun and educational break from the school day. These activities are designed to encourage children to use their creativity and learn more about the world, as well as positively interact with other children their age. 

Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018

lego pieces

Fab Lab Pop-Up: Build Your Own Legos

Fab Lab Pop-Up at NoMa

1 p.m.
Fab Lab Pop- Up at NoMa, 1st and Pierce St, NE  We will be using Tinkercad and our 3D printers to design and create a customized lego piece.  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.