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Friday, May 25, 2018

DCPL Peer Support Specialists

Anacostia Library

9:30 a.m.
Every Friday from 9:30 a.m. to noon, Anacostia Neighborhood Library is pleased to offer peer support specialists, who will be here to provide supportive services to promote housing stability and to prevent homelessness. Services offered include assistance with obtaining IDs, completing applications for services and guidance with regards to Social Security Disability Income. Trained peer specialists will be located in one of our study rooms; no appointment needed. 
Baby and Toddler Story Time

Baby and Toddler Story Time

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

10 a.m.
These 20-to-30-minute story times are full of books, songs, rhymes and finger plays for children birth to 2 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. With slightly more activity and movement than our lap times, children and their caregivers are encouraged to engage with the books and songs and to actively participate in the program.  This is a ticketed first-come, first-served program. 
Family Story Time

Family Story Time

Mt. Pleasant Library

10 a.m.
Story time fun for the entire family, these 30-to-40-minute story times are packed full of books and activities designed to be enjoyed by all ages. Promoting language and literacy skills, these story times are a great way to further your child’s lifelong love of reading and learning. Children and their grownups are encouraged to actively engage and participate with the stories and activities during the program. Story times are ticketed and first-come, first-served. For groups of more than six, please call 202-671-3125 to schedule a visit.
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Bilingual Story Time

Woodridge Library

10:30 a.m.
Listen to stories, sing songs and learn about other cultures with your children ages 2-5 years during our bilingual story time. Our English/Spanish story time introduces children to the Spanish language through books, rhymes and songs and doesn't assume previous knowledge of the language, so don't be intimidated.
Baby and Toddler Story Time

Baby and Toddler Story Time

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

10:30 a.m.
These 20-to-30-minute story times are full of books, songs, rhymes and finger plays for children birth to 2 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. With slightly more activity and movement than our lap times, children and their caregivers are encouraged to engage with the books and songs and to actively participate in the program.  This is a ticketed first-come, first-served program.
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Song and Dance

Georgetown Library

10:30 a.m.
Get ready to get down! Join us as we explore different rhythms and do basic dance steps. This 20-minute program of music and movement develops listening and motor skills while stimulating an interest in music. Percussion instruments help children and caregivers follow the leader or dance to the beat of their own drummer. Recommended for ages birth to 5. 
Picture of Owl and Baby

Baby and Toddler Story Time

Francis A. Gregory Library

10:30 a.m.
These 20-to-30-minute story times are full of books, songs, rhymes and finger plays for children from birth to 2 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. With slightly more activity and movement than our lap times, children and their grownups are encouraged to engage with the books and songs and to actively participate in the program
blocks and baby toes

Tots and Toys Playdate

Tenley-Friendship Library

11 a.m.
Join us for an informal, indoor playdate. Kids can play with toys, browse books, visit with friends and toddle. We'll set out toys to develop motor skills and books to encourage early literacy. For children ages birth to 3 with their parents or caregivers.  
Family Story Time

Family Story Time

Mt. Pleasant Library

11 a.m.
Story time fun for the entire family, these 30-to-40-minute story times are packed full of books and activities designed to be enjoyed by all ages. Promoting language and literacy skills, these story times are a great way to further your child’s lifelong love of reading and learning. Children and their grownups are encouraged to actively engage and participate with the stories and activities during the program. ​Story Times are ticketed and first-come, first-served. For groups of more than six, please call 202-671-3125 to schedule a visit.
Baby and Toddler Story Time

Baby and Toddler Story Time

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

11 a.m.
These 20-to-30-minute story times are full of books, songs, rhymes and finger plays for children birth to 2 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. With slightly more activity and movement than our lap times, children and their caregivers are encouraged to engage with the books and songs and to actively participate in the program. This is a ticketed first-come, first-served program. 
Picture of coloring page

COLORS - Adult Coloring Program

Anacostia Library

12 p.m.
Coloring can be an incredibly calming and stress relieving activity; it's a simple way to connect with one's creativity and relieve daily anxiety. Just like meditation, coloring also allows us to switch off our brains from other thoughts and focus only on the moment, helping to alleviate worry.  Stop in every Friday at noon and discover why this trend has taken off. Coloring pages and materials will be provided. We hope to see you.

Portrait Story Days at National Portrait Gallery

Library Takeout

2 p.m.
Library staff will be available for story time and read-alouds at the National Portrait Gallery: Fridays at 2 p.m. in the Explore! Family Space Portrait Story Days in Room E151 the last two weekends of the month.
Coloring

Between the Lines: Coloring Club for Adults

West End Library

2 p.m.
Coloring isn't just for kids. Get some midday relaxation by joining West End every Monday and Friday for Between the Lines, the coloring club for adults. Coloring sheets and coloring pencils provided.
brass ensemble, Phelps High School, jazz

Preschool Story Time

Tenley-Friendship Library

4 p.m.
Share the fun of reading with your children ages 3-5 years. Children and their caregivers, will explore stories and activities to encourage children to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning. This program is designed to promote language and listening skills, expand children’s imaginations and arouse their curiosity about the world around them. 
Games

Got Games?

Capitol View Library

Do you feel competitive? Board games are a great way to develop and maintain cognitive skills while having fun. We've got games. Grab a friend and challenge them to a board game. You will be glad you did. Stop by on Friday and let's play. This program is free and open to the public.
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Friday Craft Hour

West End Library

4 p.m.
Come join West End's Children's Room for our weekly crafting hour. No supplies required; just drop by. Recommended for ages 5-10.
Kids Creating

Come Create with Us

Deanwood Library

4 p.m.
Create a different project with us every Tuesday. Dive into the world of creating as we design a variety of crafts that include creating your own Black Panther mask, designing your own greeting cards, growing your own vegetables and much more. Time to make and create. Join us every Tuesday at 4 p.m. in the Children's Space at Deanwood Neighborhood Library. Recommended for ages 6 and up.
Child reading to audlt

Reading Power Hour

Deanwood Library

6 p.m.
Let's ready, set, grow our children's reading skills. Deanwood's new reading initiative provides individual opportunities for children, ages 4-12, to practice and promote their reading skill. Children are encouraged to choose a book and read it to the library staff. These reading sessions are designed to increase reading skills and promote engagement with a variety of literature. Reading is rewarding.

Saturday, May 26, 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

Let's Build

Capitol View Library

10 a.m.
Are you interested developing skills in constructive problem solving, organization and experimentation? LEGO construction is a great way to achieve this while having fun.  Bring your ideas or develop new ones when you get there. We have the LEGO blocks and are waiting to see what you create.    This program is recommended for children and families, and is free and open to the public. .
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.  
It's Crochet Time

Crochet Saturday

Capitol View Library

Got crochet needles? Come put them to work during our Crochet Saturdays. Whether you are a beginner or experienced, this crochet circle is for you. You'll be able to receive expert instruction on creating beautiful pieces for yourself or others. All ages are welcome. This program is free and open to the public.
Yoga

Saturday Morning Yoga

Mt. Pleasant Library

10 a.m.
Start your Saturdays with Carol, Marjorie and some relaxing, stress-free yoga. Everyone is welcome, beginners especially. Please wear comfortable clothing and bring water. Bring your own yoga mat or use one of ours (limited availability). A signed waiver form is required.

ESL Conversation Circles

Tenley-Friendship Library

10 a.m.
Volunteers from the Washington English Center facilitate practice sessions for speakers with previously acquired English language skills. No need to preregister; the group is seated on a first-come, first-served basis.  
preschool owl

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

Family Story Time

Tenley-Friendship Library

10:30 a.m.
This story time fun for the entire family is packed full of books and activities designed to be enjoyed by all ages. Promoting language and literacy skills, story times are a great way to further your child’s lifelong love of reading and learning. Children and their caregivers are encouraged to actively participate with the stories and activities during the program.   
Family Story Time Image

Family Story Time

Petworth Library

10:30 a.m.
Story Time fun for the entire family. These 30-40 minute story times are packed full of books and activities designed to be enjoyed by all ages. Promoting language and literacy skills, these story times are a great way to further your child’s lifelong love of reading and learning. Children and their grownups are encouraged to actively engage and participate with the stories and activities during the program.
Family Story Time

Family Story Time

Northeast Library

10:30 a.m.
Story time fun for the entire family, these 30-to-40-minute story times are packed full of books and activities designed to be enjoyed by all ages. Promoting language and literacy skills, these story times are a great way to further your child’s lifelong love of reading and learning. Children and their grownups are encouraged to actively engage and participate with the stories and activities during the program. Please call 202-698-0183 with any questions. Family Story Time takes place on the second floor. .  
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Bike-to-Family Story Time

Southeast Library

10:30 a.m.
Join us for this year's "Library Lovers Like to Bike" event. It is a free family bike ride in honor of National Bike Month. Pack your favorite snacks and ride over to Northeast Library, where we will meet at 10:30 a.m. (signed liability waivers and helmets for children will be required for participation).