It's time to shake, shimmy and dance to the beat. A movement-and-music-oriented story time, this program is dynamic and interactive. As a story time that emphasizes early literacy skills children are engaged in a playful creative manner.
Appropriate for children aged 1-6 and their caregivers.
Looking for a fun place to drop by after school? Join us for a variety of different activities every Tuesday: games, puzzles, a coloring cafe, simple crafts and more! Come, hang out with your friends and experience what the library has to offer. For ages 9-12.
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
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.
Learn relief printmaking with interdisciplinary artist Tsedaye Makonnen, the DCPL Maker in Residence. Relief printmaking is a form of printmaking in which an image to be printed is raised from the surface. Typically pieces of material are removed from the surface using sharp tools, however in this class we will engrave onto a styrofoam surface with simple tools like a pencil.
Young builders are invited to explore their creativity through imaginative play. Including Legos, puzzles, or other STEM related activities, all are welcome. For children aged 5 or up and their parents/caregivers.
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.
Whether you've been playing for years, or are interested in learning, come join us for an evening of chess.
All ages and experience levels welcome.
The Chess Club will meet every Wednesday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. starting May 9, 2018, in the first floor conference room.
In celebration of 2018 African American History Month, distinguished historian C.R. Gibbs will deliver presentations at the Mount Pleasant, Dorothy I. Height/Benning, Georgetown, Francis A. Gregory, Lamond-Riggs, William O. Lockridge/Bellevue, Takoma Park and Deanwood neighborhood libraries in February 2018.
*This program has been cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.*
If Malcolm X were alive today, what might he think about America's involvement in the War in Afghanistan, Syria and military presence in Niger?
Malcolm X is considered one of the most charismatic leaders of the 20th century. He rose from a life of petty crime to serve as a dynamic spokesman for the Nation of Islam and other African-Americans.
How to plan for, prepare, and protect your digital memories
Do you have photographs, videos, and audio files saved on your personal devices? Do you have personal accounts such as Facebook, Instagram, or email suites such as Google? Of course you do! But have you ever considered what would happen to these digital assets and accounts when you passed away?