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Sunday, May 28, 2017

craft supplies

I Made It Myself

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

2 p.m.
Simple arts and crafts for children ages 2-8.  

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Frame Yourself Craft

Rosedale Library

4 p.m.
Children and teens can make a framed photograph using glue, popsicle sticks, markers, and crayons. For ages 3 and up, while supplies last. 

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Living the American Indian Experience

Living the American Indian Experience

Takoma Park Library

1 p.m.
Papitám (Algonquin for “Let’s Play”) is a learning-through-play experience that teaches kids about Native American traditions: make a Sisku (clay) pot, practice safety archery at our Ahtu (deer) station, listen to a Piscataway story by the indoor fire and wrap things up with drumming and dancing! Ages 8 and up.

Lego Construction Crew

Tenley-Friendship Library

4 p.m.
We supply the Legos, you bring your imagination.  Ages 4-12.  
craft supplies

Family Craft Night

Chevy Chase Library

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

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Build a Better World

Summer Reading Kickoff

Northeast Library

10:30 a.m.
Come join us as we kickoff DCPL's 2017 Summer Reading Program - Theme: "Build a Better World" - with a special Family Fun Storytime at 10:30 a.m. in the Children's Room, followed by a craft and some LEGO playtime on the carpet! Register for Summer Reading, pick up your sign-up prize, and begin your challenge!

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 30-40 minute programs are designed to promote language and listening skills, expand children’s imaginations and arouse their curiosity about the world around them.
lego clipart

Lego Club

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

11 a.m.
Open Lego Duplo block play time for children ages 2 to 5 years and their caregivers. 

Sunday, June 4, 2017

craft supplies

I Made It Myself

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

2 p.m.
Simple arts and crafts for children ages 2-8.  
Play, Learn, and Grow Clip Art

My Feelings: Art & Movement Workshop

Mt. Pleasant Library

2 p.m.
DCRCC offers a child-led exploration of emotion, empathy, and mindfulness. Participants will explore ways to express their feelings and communicate their needs. Activities include role playing, art projects, call &response, and games.  

Monday, June 5, 2017

Toddler Art and Stories

Toddler Art and Stories

Georgetown Library

3:30 p.m.
Get up and get creative at our Toddler Art and Stories! These 20-30 minute programs are full of books, songs and art activities that  are designed to help develop your child’s language and motor skills. After storytime, your child will participate in a process-oriented art project to explore art materials and the world around them. Process-oriented art focuses on what can be learned from the act of making art rather than the product.
mandala coloring page

Color Club

Southwest Library

7 p.m.
Children and their families are invited to join us for Color Club. We'll have special coloring sheets and supplies available. Children under 9 must be accompanied by a caregiver. Questions? Call 202-724-4691.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

bookcover for Do you know Dewey_exploring the Dewey decimal system  By Brian P. Cleary

Reading Dewey Story Time

Lamond-Riggs Library

10:30 a.m.
Just the facts...   Using factual books, from the collection’s Dewey Decimal Classification, we will explore new topics each month to whet the inquisitive nature of wee ones.   

Lego Construction Crew

Tenley-Friendship Library

4 p.m.
We supply the Legos, you bring your imagination.  Ages 4-12.  
craft supplies

Family Craft Night

Chevy Chase Library

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

Saturday, June 10, 2017

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 30-40 minute programs are designed to promote language and listening skills, expand children’s imaginations and arouse their curiosity about the world around them.
lego clipart

Lego Club

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

11 a.m.
Open Lego Duplo block play time for children ages 2 to 5 years and their caregivers. 

Sunday, June 11, 2017

craft supplies

I Made It Myself

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

2 p.m.
Simple arts and crafts for children ages 2-8.  

Monday, June 12, 2017

Toddler Art and Stories

Toddler Art and Stories

Georgetown Library

3:30 p.m.
Get up and get creative at our Toddler Art and Stories! These 20-30 minute programs are full of books, songs and art activities that  are designed to help develop your child’s language and motor skills. After storytime, your child will participate in a process-oriented art project to explore art materials and the world around them. Process-oriented art focuses on what can be learned from the act of making art rather than the product.
summer crafts

Monday Crafternoons

Northeast Library

3:30 p.m.
Start your week with a little creativity and a take-home craft. Join us on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month to exercise your left brain. We'll provide all the materials (and sometimes treats), you bring your ideas. Projects vary with the seasons. Upcoming crafternoons: Monday, May 8:  Mother's Day cards (Mother's Day is Sunday, May 14), Children's Room Monday, May 22: Design your own Backpack, Teen Space All ages welcome. Teens are 13 years and up.  3:30 p.m. 
mandala coloring page

Color Club

Southwest Library

7 p.m.
Children and their families are invited to join us for Color Club. We'll have special coloring sheets and supplies available. Children under 9 must be accompanied by a caregiver. Questions? Call 202-724-4691.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Lego Construction Crew

Tenley-Friendship Library

4 p.m.
We supply the Legos, you bring your imagination.  Ages 4-12.  
craft supplies

Family Craft Night

Chevy Chase Library

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

Friday, June 16, 2017

Seashells

Seashell Painting Craft

West End Library

4 p.m.
Join West End Library Staff as we do a summer specific craft: Seashell Painting! This program is best for ages 3-5

Saturday, June 17, 2017

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 30-40 minute programs are designed to promote language and listening skills, expand children’s imaginations and arouse their curiosity about the world around them.
lego clipart

Lego Club

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

11 a.m.
Open Lego Duplo block play time for children ages 2 to 5 years and their caregivers. 
Living the American Indian Experience

Living the American Indian Experience

Chevy Chase Library

3:30 p.m.
Papitám (Algonquin for “Let’s Play”) is a learning-through-play experience that teaches kids about Native American traditions: make a Sisku (clay) pot, practice safety archery at our Ahtu (deer) station, listen to a Piscataway story by the indoor fire and wrap things up with drumming and dancing! Ages 8 and up.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

craft supplies

I Made It Myself

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

2 p.m.
Simple arts and crafts for children ages 2-8.