Southwest
Neighborhood Library

Baby and Toddler Story Time

Baby and Toddler Story Time

Monday, June 18, 2018, 10:30 am

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.

Arty Afternoons

Monday, June 18, 2018, 4:30 pm

Join us in the Children's Room for fun arts and crafts.  For children ages 4-12. Children under 9 must be accompanied by a caregiver. Questions? Call 202-724-4691. 
Teen Lounge

Teen Lounge

Tuesday, June 19, 2018, 3:00 pm

Join us for fun and games on Tuesdays, starting June 19, with special events throughout the summer for the Beyond the Book contest. Find us in the large meeting room. Special Teen Lounge Events June 26: Illustration Workshop - Discover the methods of Eric Carle to illustrate a written piece. July 10: Music Workshop - Make your own pin strummer with basic household items.
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Preschool Story Time

Wednesday, June 20, 2018, 10:30 am

Join us for books, songs, rhymes and finger plays as we continue to strengthen early literacy skills while enjoying stories together. Playtime follows story time each week. Designed for children ages 3 to 5 and their caregivers.  Questions? Call 202-724-4691. 
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Board Games

Wednesday, June 20, 2018, 4:30 pm

Children ages 6-12 are invited to join us to play board games. Children under 9 years old must be accompanied by a caregiver. Questions? Call 202-724-4691.
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Learn + Write

Sunday, July 1, 2018, 6:30 pm

Every month we'll meet in this flexible space to learn, write and share. Each time, there will be something new to spark your creative fire. Look forward to classes for writers, writing prompts, pop-up workshops, author talks or other "don't miss" events.  Light refreshments will be available for participants. Join us in the Meeting Room.  
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Fiction Lover's Book Club

Wednesday, June 20, 2018, 6:30 pm

Join us every month as we discuss engaging fiction and, occasionally, compelling nonfiction. We meet at 6:30 p.m. in the meeting room on the lower level of Southwest Library. Those who cannot attend are welcome to post thoughts online in our Goodreads space all month long.
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123 Andrés

Thursday, June 21, 2018, 4:00 pm

Take a musical journey around the Americas with Latin Grammy-winning 123 Andrés and Christina. Their high-energy, bilingual Spanish program is full of movement, rhythm and fun. For children ages birth to 6.
Pajama Story Time

Pajama Story Time

Thursday, June 21, 2018, 6:00 pm

An evening story time where pajamas are encouraged but not required. These 30-to-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.
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Friday Films

Friday, June 22, 2018, 3:00 pm

Children ages 4-12 and their families are invited to join us to watch a family-friendly film. Children under 9 years old must be accompanied by a caregiver. To find out this week's movie, please call us at 202-724-4691.

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