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Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017

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Baby-Toddler Story Time

Benning (Dorothy I. Height) Library

1:30 p.m.
A story time experience for our youngest library users. These 20-30 minutes story times introduce books, songs, rhymes and bounces developmentally appropriate for children ages birth to two years old.  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 on a lap and the grownup is actively involved in the program.  This program is free and open to the public.
Owl Art Baby Lap Time

Baby Lap Time

Petworth Library

2 p.m.
These 20-30 minutes storytimes 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 storytime 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.Space is limited; first come, first served.
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Wonderful Ones

Chevy Chase Library

3:30 p.m.
Join us for songs, books and more! A program for children 12-24 months. Registration required. Visit or call to sign up.
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Parklands-Turner Library Homework Zone

Parklands-Turner Library

3:30 p.m.
Welcome to The Homework Zone! The Parklands-Turner Library staff cares about the education and well being of the youth in our neighborhood. In support of scholastic achievement, library staff invite children ages 8 to 15 to visit the Parklands-Turner Library on Wednesdays after school for a unique study hall opportunity. Each Wednesday from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m., library staff will establish a calm study environment called The Homework Zone in the children's room. 
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Lego Playtime

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.  Ages 4-12.  
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Monthly Family Film

West End Library

4 p.m.
Join West End Library as we view It's The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown and find out what happens when l
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Coloring Club

Petworth Library

4:30 p.m.
Join us for coloring club! Every Wednesday we will have different themed coloring sheets to color in, as well as blank paper to draw. All supplies will be provided. Recommended for ages 5 and under.  
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Pumpkin Carving/Decorating

Chevy Chase Library

6:30 p.m.
Come decorate or carve a pumpkin with us! Pumpkins will be available while the supply lasts.
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Family Craft Night

Chevy Chase Library

7 p.m.
Arts and crafts for children of all ages.

PAL Pajama Party

Mt. Pleasant Library

7 p.m.
It's a Pajama Party... with doggies! Join us in your jammies for a doggie story time and an opportunity to read to a PAL dog. The whole family is invited to join in the FUN!

Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017

Owl Art Baby Lap Time

Baby Lap Time

Northeast Library

10 a.m.
A story time experience for our youngest library users and their caregivers. These 20-30 minutes story times introduce books, songs, rhymes, tickles, and bounces developmentally appropriate for children from 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 on their caregiver’s lap and the grown up is actively involved in the program. It is recommended that each child have their own adult with them.
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Little Builders!

Mt. Pleasant Library

10 a.m.
A STEM program for our youngest library guests that offers opportunities to explore, build, and construct.  
Owl Art Baby Lap Time

Baby Lap Time

Chevy Chase Library

10 a.m.
A story time experience for our youngest library users and their caregivers. These 20-30 minutes 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 and Toddler Storytime

Baby and Toddler Story Time

Deanwood Library

10:30 a.m.
These 20-30 minute story times are full of books, songs, rhymes and fingerplays 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. Children and their caregivers are encouraged to engage with the books and songs and to actively participate in the program.  
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Library Playdate

Northeast Library

1 p.m.
Looking for a place to toddle? Play with toys? Meet other little ones? Look no further!  Join us in the Children’s Room of the Northeast Library every Thursday afternoon 1-3 p.m. Play with toys that encourage early literacy and motor skill development. Learn early literacy tips from Children’s Librarians.  Relax, let loose, and have a ball! For children ages birth to 3, along with parents and their caretakers.  
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Family Crafts

Deanwood Library

1:30 p.m.
Coloring can be an incredibly cathartic activity; it's a simple, stress-free way to connect with one's creativity and relieve daily anxiety. Join us every Thursday at 1:30 p.m. and discover why this trend has taken off.  Coloring pages and materials will be provided. Recommended for all ages.
Baby Lap Time

Baby Lap Time

Georgetown Library

2 p.m.
A story time experience for our youngest library users and their caregivers. These 20-30 minutes story times introduce books, songs, rhymes, tickles, and bounces developmentally appropriate for children from 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.
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S.T.A.R. Play Date

Southeast Library

3 p.m.
Children ages birth to 3 and their caretakers are invited to join us for our new summer play group to promote Singing, Talking, And Reading!  This freely structured play date will include boardbooks, educational toys, and free time in the meeting room. 
Preschool Story Time

Preschool Story Time

Chevy Chase Library

4 p.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 30-40 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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Juegos Jueves

Mt. Pleasant Library

4:30 p.m.
Games, games, games! Wii gaming! Board games! Computer games! Charades! Beanbag tosses! Musical chairs! A healthy variety of games to play with your friends. Recommended for ages 5-12.
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Kid's Knitting Club

Southeast Library

4:30 p.m.
Looking to learn a valuable skill? Want to learn how to knit? Join us for a new season 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 provided including needles and yarn. This series will continue through the fall. Parents and caretakers are encouraged to stay and participate with your children.
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Kids' Club: Arts & Crafts!

Petworth Library

4:30 p.m.
Kids ages 5 and up are invited to participate in an arts & crafts activity each Thursday afternoon. All supplies provided, you bring the creativity!
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Kid's Chess Club

Chevy Chase Library

5 p.m.
Weekly chess instruction on Thursdays at 5 p.m. This program is for children of all ages who want to learn to play or improve their chess moves and play in tournaments. Our chess instructor will teach the chess players how to think and plan their next move and use their brain power to win. Come and join our Chess group and learn to make a risky move, Check, Mate, and have fun. This program is made possible by the Friends of the Chevy Chase Library. All Ages. Free play on Thursday, June 29. 
Pajama Storytime

Pajama Story Time

Southwest Library

6 p.m.
Join us for an evening story time where pajamas are encouraged but not required. These evening programs are designed to delight children of all ages. Children under 9 must be accompanied by a caregiver. Questions? Call 202-724-4691.  
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Learn Chess

Deanwood Library

6 p.m.
It's your move!  Learn to play chess, improve your game, or practice your moves with other players.   Recommended for families and all ages. 

Pajama Story Time

Benning (Dorothy I. Height) Library

6 p.m.
Story time fun for the entire family, join us for an evening story time where pajamas are encouraged but not required.  These 30-40 minute evening programs are designed to delight children of all ages.  Filled with stories and activities that promote and develop language skills and imagination.  This program is free and open to the public.
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Pajama Movie Night: Minions

Tenley-Friendship Library

6 p.m.
Minions Stuart, Kevin and Bob are recruited by supervillain Scarlet Overkill, who has hatched a plot to take over the world. Pajamas, food, pillows, and blankets are welcome

Friday, Oct. 20, 2017

Owl and Moon

Halloween Creative Contest

Southeast Library

(All day)
Southeast Library is holding its third annual creative Halloween contest! We want you to enter your best Halloween drawing, painting, short story, or poem. Entries must be turned to by October 26 at the Information Desk. Entries will be judged by the public from October 27 - 31. Winners will be contacted after voting and displayed in November.For ages 5-19. Drawings and paintings will be judged in a separately from short stories and poems.  The age groups judged will be: 5-8 10-12 13-19
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Music and Movement

Southeast Library

9:45 a.m.
Sing, dance and reveal your inner musician at our music and movement time for children ages birth to 5 and their caregivers. Our music time is dynamic and interactive, so come ready to participate in the fun. Space is limited, registration is required for this program.