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Neighborhood Library

Stuffed animals at the library

Special Stuffy Sleepover Pajama Story Time

Thursday, June 28, 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. Please bring a favorite stuffy. It will spend the night in the library and have adventures with the other stuffed animals. Children can pick up their stuffy the following day along with pictures of its fun overnight activities. 

Button Making

Saturday, June 23, 2018, 3:00 pm

Children ages 6-12 are invited to join us to make buttons. Children under 9 years old must be accompanied by a caregiver. Questions? Call 202-724-4691.  
Baby and Toddler Story Time

Baby and Toddler Story Time

Monday, June 25, 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 25, 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 26, 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.
Story Time Owl Dances with books

Preschool Story Time

Wednesday, June 27, 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. 
photo of Candyland board

Board Games

Wednesday, June 27, 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.
Nightwriters of Southwest logo.

Nightwriters

Wednesday, June 27, 2018, 6:30 pm

You are welcome to read, research and write at our quiet space for writers.  In search of “a clean, well-lighted place” to think and write? Looking for a room for quiet research and silent reading? Whether you write longhand or digitally, you are welcome to use this time and shared space to create or organize your notes.  Covered drinks and light snacks are encouraged; phone calls and use of devices without headphones is not. 
movie

Friday Films

Friday, June 29, 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.
Kids in the Garden

Garden Club

Saturday, June 30, 2018, 10:30 am

Children ages 6-12 are invited to join us for hands-on fun in our library garden.  Children under 9 years old must be accompanied by a caregiver. Questions? Call 202-724-4691.

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