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Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Discover Chinatown Parks

Discover Chinatown Parks

Library Takeout

10:30 a.m.
Due to inclement weather, DC Public  Library will not be at Discover Chinatown Parks on May 23, 2017. Join library staff at DowntownDC BID's Chinatown Parks afternoon activation on Tuesdays from May through September. Chinatown Parks are located at 5th and Massachusetts Ave. NW. 
Disco Ball by John Vance

Pop of the Tots

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

10:30 a.m.
Dance party for babies and toddlers up to age 5.  Experience popular music, motion, dance, and try different instruments. This is a ticketed, first-come, first-served program. For groups of 8 or more, please call 202-727-0971 to schedule a special session. We will not meet 05/02/2017.
Disco Ball by John Vance

Pop of the Tots

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

11 a.m.
Dance party for babies and toddlers up to age 5.  Experience popular music, motion, dance, and try different instruments. This is a ticketed, first-come, first-served program. For groups of 8 or more, please call 202-727-0971 to schedule a special session. We will not meet 5/2/2017.
Music Time

Music Club!

Francis A. Gregory Library

5 p.m.
Hey Kids! Do you enjoy listening to music? Would you like to know how songs are made, and how popular genres of music developed? Would meeting up-and-coming musicians be awesome? Come to the Francis A. Gregory Music Club and enjoy listening to popular music styles, while learning how to make your own groovy tunes, and meeting local musical artists! Ages 8-12. 
Pajama Storytime

Pajama Story Time

Georgetown Library

7 p.m.
Put on your pajamas, bring a stuffed animal, and join us for a family story time. Every Tuesday evening we will wind down the day with stories, songs, and rhymes. This program is for all ages.
Rainbow Heart

Rainbow Family Story Time

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

7 p.m.
Everyone is welcome at this story time celebrating all types of families. Fun for the entire family, this story time explores themes of family, love and friendship. Sing songs and read stories about all the wonderfully different ways a person and a family can be in the world.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Family Story Time Image

Family Story Time at the Hardy Recreation Center

Palisades Library

11:30 a.m.
While Palisades Neighborhood Library is closed for renovations, please join us for story time at the Hardy Recreation Center located at 4500 Q Street, NW, Washington, DC 20007.
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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.
craft supplies

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, June 8, 2017

STAR

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.  
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.
Juegos Jueves

Juegos Jueves

Mt. Pleasant Library

4 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.  
Pacific Rhythm

Pacific Rhythm

Deanwood Library

4:30 p.m.
Traditional music and dances from Hawaii, Tahiti, New Zealand, Fiji, Cook Islands and Samoa are presented with authentic costumes for each island. You will be up on your feet as they teach you some Polynesian dances. 
Pajama Storytime

Pajama Story Time

Southwest Library

6 p.m.
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, these programs encourage children to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning.

Friday, June 9, 2017

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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.
Song and Dance image

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 drummers. Ages birth to five. 
Music Time photo

Toddler Dance Party

Chevy Chase Library

11 a.m.
Music and dancing for the whole family!  
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. You bring the little ones. For children ages birth to 3 with their parents or caregivers.  
Friday Films

Friday Films

Mt. Pleasant Library

4 p.m.
Family film and story! Every Friday at at 4 p.m. Recommended for all ages.
Board games stacked on top of one another

Fun + Games

Deanwood Library

4 p.m.
We have the games, just bring your skills and a friend (or make a new one here!).  Board games, computer games, team based games and more! Recommended for ages 5-12

Saturday, June 10, 2017

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, every day craft materials and more!    
LEGO

LEGOs!

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.  
Family Story Time

Family Story Time

Northeast 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. Please call 202-698-0183 with any questions. Family Story Time takes place on the second floor.
Family Story Time

Family Story Time

Tenley-Friendship Library

10:30 a.m.
Story time fun for the entire family, this 30-40 minute story time is 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 caregivers are encouraged to actively engage and participate with the stories and activities during the program.   
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. 
Family Story Time Image

Family Story Time

Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library

11 a.m.
Story time fun for entire family, these 30-40 minutes 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.  All programs are free and open to the public.
Miss Gracieux's Garden

Miss Gracieux's Garden: A Play for Children & Families

Petworth Library

11 a.m.
Join us for a special performance of "Miss Gracieux's Garden," a play about a young triangle who feels alienated in a world full of squares. For children of all ages and their families. Free, no registration required. 
game on

Game On!

Tenley-Friendship Library

1 p.m.
All ages are welcome to come and play a bevy of fun board games and video games. This is a monthly program.Games to Play Ticket to Ride Connect Four Clue Jenga Apple to Apples Uno Chutes and Ladders Qwirkle Hoot Owl Hoot!