Kids

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King Bullfrog Music Time!

Join us for a special performance from local children's performers: King Bullfrog! The local duo will sing and play favorites and original songs for the whole family! Get up, get moving, and get grooving!  This event will replace Music and Movement on September 22. No registration required. All ages are welcome. This event will take place at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. on Friday and will last 30 minutes. Please, only one performance per group so that everyone can enjoy it.
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King Bullfrog Music Time!

Join us for a special performance from local children's performers: King Bullfrog! The local duo will sing and play favorites and original songs for the whole family! Get up, get moving, and get grooving!  This event will replace Music and Movement on September 22. No registration required. All ages are welcome. This event will take place at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. on Friday and will last 30 minutes. Please, only one performance per group so that everyone can enjoy it.
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Firefighters Visit the Library

Join us for our usual storytime with an extra addition.  Firefighters visit the library!  We'll have some D.C. firefighters helping us with storytime.  Enjoy meeting and learning about the DC firefighters who help us every day! Get an up-close look at what it’s like to be a firefighter. For ages 3 - 5  
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How To Pay For College

Attention Parents of Children (ages up to 10): Is college education in your child's future? What options do you have to pay for college? It's never too early to start planning for your children's college education. Attend a free workshop on Saturday, October 7, 2017 from 2 - 4 p.m. and learn about financing your child's college education.  To register please call or visit: Dorothy I. Height/Benning Library, 3935 Benning Road NE 202-281-2598  
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After School Hangout: Mini Makers

Hang out in the library every Tuesday.  On the second Tuesday, we will pull out the Creativity Cart and have a Mini Maker session. You make it, you take it! For ages 6-13
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Drop-In & Gab! (DIG) Book Club

Monthly drop-in book club for grades 4-7 DIG a good story?  Want to DIG a little deeper into a book?  Then come DIG - Drop-In and Gab - about books! This year we will focus on short stories and selections—no reading in advance required.  Join us for stories, snacks, and discussion once a month.   Our first meeting is Sept. 23 at 2:30 p.m. New and returning book clubbers are welcome. This program is not for adults or children under the age of 8.
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"Sit and Stay" Story Time

Thursday, October 26, 2017, 6:30 pm

What has a wet nose and loves kids? A PAL dog! On the 4th Thursday of each month, dogs and kids get together for a “Sit and Stay” Dog Story Time. Come hear a story and then read to our furry PAL* friends. You'll love it and the dogs will love you.   Come, sit and stay. It'll be "pawsome."   Upcoming Dates: Aug. 24, Sep. 28, Oct. 26, Nov. 30, Dec. 28 | 6:30 p.m. in the Children's Room.   Kids ages 5-12 are welcome.  Kids under 9 must have adult supervision.  
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In the Zone: Arrr Pirates!

For this month’s In the Zone, we will celebrate Talk Like a Pirate Day, learning some Piratese and making crafts. In the Zone is held the third Tuesday of each month for kids to kick back and enjoy games, crafts, or other fun. Best for ages 4-12.  
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UNCENSORED: Imaginary Tea Party

Don't be late for this very important date! Join us as we kick off Banned Books Week with an imaginary tea party!  You bring the imagination, and we'll bring the stories and crafts! For ages 3 and up with their caregivers
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Wiggle Worm Family Story Time featuring Author Sarah Williamson

Join author Sarah Williamson for a special Family Story Time. Sarah is the author and illustrator of the new book, Where Are You?   Sarah will talk about creating her book, and we’ll make our own wiggle worms to hide and keep. Books will be available for purchase and signing.

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