Tenley Mural

Make a Mural: Celebrate Tenleytown

On Oct. 14, Mayor Browser will dedicate a mural honoring the history of our Tenleytown neighborhood. As part of the festivities, kids are invited to add their artistic flair to a temporary mural in the Children’s Room. The new mural is just across the way at 4425 Wisconsin Avenue, NW. Learn more about the mural at

Creepy Crafts

Tuesday, October 31, 2017, 3:30 pm

Hey kids before you head off trick-or-treating, stop by for some Halloween fun. We will be making creepy crafts.  This is a drop-in event. Craft stations will be open until 5:30 p.m. or while supplies last
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Spooktacular Story Time

Saturday, October 28, 2017, 10:30 am

Start your day off with a spooktacular fun story time for the whole family, filled with Halloween-themed songs, rhymes, and books. Wear your costumes. Your librarian will be wearing hers!
Publicity photo of Rayceen Pendarvis

Glamour Story Time

Join us for a dress up party with local celebrity emcee, Goddess, and entertainer Rayceen of The Ask Rayceen Show.  Wear your snazziest outfit and enjoy picture books celebrating gender diversity.  Attendees will have the opportunity to get their makeup done, create crafts, and show off their style while meeting new friends This event is for ages 3-8 and we request that you register.  Please call the Children's Room at 202-727-0971 to sign up.
Kids Euro Festival

Power of Poetry Puppetry Program

Monday, October 30, 2017, 4:30 pm

Pirjo Polari-Khan and her puppets will take children back to a time in Finland when stories were passed on orally. This event is intended for children ages 7 and up and will take place in the 2nd floor activity room.    
Trick or Treat

Halloween Party

Tuesday, October 31, 2017, 4:30 pm

Heading down to the Shepherd Park Halloween Parade? Join us beforehand in our upstairs activity room for Spider Slime, Frankenstein Bowling, Spider Web Maze Challenge, a Ghost Pinata, music and snacks! Fun for all ages!   Questions? Contact Elaine Pelton at 202-541-6100 or  
Pumpkin and Cat

Halloween Party

Tuesday, October 31, 2017, 4:00 pm

Join for a non-spooky Halloween party! We’ll celebrate in style with games, treats, trick-or-treating around the library and more! Costumes encouraged but not required. Prizes will be awarded for most creative costume judged by library staff.   For ages 6-12. The party will end at 5 p.m. and children under 9 must have an adult present in the building. This event will take place during regularly scheduled Kid's Club.
Owl and Moon

Halloween Creative Contest

Friday, October 20, 2017 (All day)

Southeast Library is holding its third annual creative Halloween contest! We want you to enter your best Halloween drawing, painting, short story, or poem. Entries must be turned to by October 26 at the Information Desk. Entries will be judged by the public from October 27 - 31. Winners will be contacted after voting and displayed in November.For ages 5-19. Drawings and paintings will be judged in a separately from short stories and poems.  The age groups judged will be: 5-8 10-12 13-19

Pumpkin Carving/Decorating

Come decorate or carve a pumpkin with us! Pumpkins will be available while the supply lasts.
'How Many Seeds in a Pumpkin' Book Cover

Reader's Theatre Features "How Many Seeds in a Pumpkin?"

Calling all readers and actors! Please join us in the children's room on Monday, October 2 at 4 p.m. for Reader's Theatre.How Many Seeds in a Pumpkin? by Margaret McNamara is the featured piece.