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.
Feeling crafty? Children can join us for a fun, simple after school activity that gives them a chance to show their creative side.
Some skills needed for a project may require the assistance of a parent or caregiver. For ages 5 and up.
Art is a wonderful way to engage your child in a meaningful activity. Help them to practice their fine motor skills while learning to express their creativity through projects. Each week we will explore a different idea or topic. For ages 6 and up. Large groups please RSVP in advance.
Whether you’ve been playing for years or are interested in learning from U.S. National Master David Bennett,
come join us for an evening of Chess! All ages and experience levels welcome.
The Chess Club will meet every Wednesdays from 6-8 p.m. For more information, please call (202) 727-6044.
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.
Do you think it’s impossible to afford college these days? Think it’s too late in life to go back to school? Need help with tuition costs? Then this is the program for you.
Join representatives from Reach 4 Success as they provide tips, resources and a variety of other information to help make your college dreams more attainable.
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 30. For more information, please call 202-727-6044.
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
Meet up with Cookbook Enthusiasts for Recipe Swaps & More!
Join us on the third Thursday each month for Cookbook Club!
Each month meet up with other cookbook enthusiasts to exchange recipes and sample treats.
Check back each month for a new, featured recipe!
Please see the Adult Services Librarian for more information, or call 202-698-6373.
Please join C. R. Gibbs, noted author and researcher, who will present a series of lectures at several DC Public Libraries throughout the month of February in honor of Black History Month. All presentations will begin at 7:00 p.m."Crossing the Rubicon: The Battle for Black Public Education in the District of Columbia"
Join us the entire month of February for a special film series in celebration of Black History Month.
Films showcased in this series will be film adaptations of books that are written by or about popular and famous African Americans, and will range in ratings from PG to R.
November means National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo)! The goal of NaNoWriMo is to forget editing and overthinking and just write your heart out by completing 50,000 words in just 30 days. With your ideas and our librarians' research skills, we believe you can do it!
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