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Monday, Jan. 21, 2019

Discover Science with Dr. Bear

Discover SCIENCE with Dr. Bear

Benning (Dorothy I. Height) Library

12 p.m.
Discover SCIENCE (a Scientific Creative Innovative Engaging New Cool Experience) is a hands-on STEM and arts program that focuses on health issues of concern to the local District of Columbia community. Discover SCIENCE: Deep in Sleep will dive into the science of sleep. Children and their caregivers are invited to explore topics including healthy sleep habits, astronomy and brain waves through science and art projects for scientists in grades K-5. All programs are free and open to the public.
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. Please note, starting November 8, this program will take place on Thursdays instead of Mondays.
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. Our LEGO club each week will feature a new challenge or activity. We have both Duplos and Legos so come and join us!  For children aged 4 or up and their parents/caregivers. 

Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019

Discover Science

Discover Science

Mt. Pleasant Library

10 a.m.
Discover SCIENCE (a Scientific Creative Innovative Engaging New Cool Experience) is a hands-on STEM and arts program that focuses on health issues of concern to the local D.C. community. Discover SCIENCE Day: Nutrition will explore healthy eating, digestion and nutrition through science projects, arts and crafts and other fun stations. This program will make place in the Children's Room.

Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019

Lego construction crew

Lego Construction Crew

Tenley-Friendship Library

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

Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019

Little Builders

Little Builders

Mt. Pleasant Library

10 a.m.
Join us for a building free play program, geared toward our youngest library guests. Children can explore, build and construct using a variety of materials including wood blocks and DUPLOs.
Student Podcast Challenge

Student Podcast Challenge Workshop

Mt. Pleasant Library

4 p.m.
Are you interested in starting your own podcast?  Join us for a three-part series of workshops to learn how to record interviews, tell stories, edit audio, and create your own podcast!

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.
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.
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, Jan. 26, 2019

Children Building Clip Art

Little Builders

West End Library

10 a.m.
Build, construct, and explore with blocks, DUPLOS, and LEGOs  
Legos

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 2-12 years old and their caregivers.  

Monday, Jan. 28, 2019

Play cover image - two children playing

Early Literacy Baby/Toddler Play Date

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

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. Our LEGO club each week will feature a new challenge or activity. We have both Duplos and Legos so come and join us!  For children aged 4 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.
Junkanoo Festival

Kids Exploration Lab: Winter Round the World

Southeast Library

4:30 p.m.
Dive into STEAM based activities designed to build cultural awareness and critical thinking skills and promote collaboration through creative play. This January, we will be exploring Winter traditions and lore, journeying from the islands of the Caribbean to the mountains of the Himalayas. Recommended for ages 5-8.  

Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019

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, but please make sure you have an adult with you. Here's a list of upcoming projects: January: Dry Ice Experimentation February: Soft Circuits March: Seed Starters April: Solar Ovens
Lego construction crew

Lego Construction Crew

Tenley-Friendship Library

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

Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019

Little Builders

Little Builders

Mt. Pleasant Library

10 a.m.
Join us for a building free play program, geared toward our youngest library guests. Children can explore, build and construct using a variety of materials including wood blocks and DUPLOs.
Student Podcast Challenge

Student Podcast Challenge Workshop

Mt. Pleasant Library

4 p.m.
Are you interested in starting your own podcast?  Join us for a three-part series of workshops to learn how to record interviews, tell stories, edit audio, and create your own podcast!

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.
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.

Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019

Children Building Clip Art

Little Builders

West End Library

10 a.m.
Build, construct, and explore with blocks, DUPLOS, and LEGOs  
Legos

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 2-12 years old and their caregivers.  
Yarn

Gettin' Stitchy With It

Woodridge Library

11 a.m.
Do you love terrible puns? Do you like to knit, crochet or something else stitchy? Woodridge has a new monthly club for you! Getting Stitchy is a new club for anyone who wants to craft. Whether you're an expert seamstress, a novice knitter, or just looking to check out something new, you're welcome here. We'll meet to make cool stuff and we will have supplies for you to borrow. We'll also have advice on finding patterns, getting started with different crafts and coupons. 

Monday, Feb. 4, 2019

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. Our LEGO club each week will feature a new challenge or activity. We have both Duplos and Legos so come and join us!  For children aged 4 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.
Fireworks Chinese New Year

Kids Exploration Lab: Flavors of February

Southeast Library

4:30 p.m.
Dive into STEAM based activities designed to build cultural awareness, critical thinking skills and promote collaboration through creative play. This February, we will be experimenting with Chinese New Year, celebrating National Inventor's Day by designing marshmallow shooters, and rounding out the month with an interactive exploration of themes from Black History. Recommended for ages 5-8.  

Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019

Lego construction crew

Lego Construction Crew

Tenley-Friendship Library

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

Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019

Little Builders

Little Builders

Mt. Pleasant Library

10 a.m.
Join us for a building free play program, geared toward our youngest library guests. Children can explore, build and construct using a variety of materials including wood blocks and DUPLOs.