Mandarin Language

Bilingual Storytime in Mandarin and English

Come celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with a bilingual story time in English and Mandarin Chinese. We will sing songs, hear stories and enjoy rhymes in both languages. No foreign language experience is required. This program is recommended for all ages. 
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Graphic Novel Book Club

Tuesday, May 30, 2017, 4:00 pm

Join us as the Graphic Novel Book Club talks about Newsprints by Ru Xu. We'll have a snack and craft related to the theme of the book after we talk about it. Talk to the Children's Desk to check out a copy of the book. Please note that this program has moved from Wednesday to a Tuesday. This program is recommended for ages 7 and up.
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Green Plate Gardening

"You are what you eat." So let's eat healthy! What better way to eat healthy than to plant your own food or know the source?
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2017 Chipotle Fundraiser for DC Public Library

Thursday, June 1, 2017 (All day)

Cause an Effect Make eating a selfless act by dining at any Washington, DC Chipotle location on Thursday, June 1 from 10:45 a.m. to 10 p.m. Show the image on this page on your smartphone OR tell the cashier you are supporting the cause to ensure 50% of the proceeds from your meal will be donated to DC Public Library Foundation.
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Bilingual Story Time in English and Mandarin

Come celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with a bilingual Story Time in English and Mandarin Chinese. We will sing songs, hear stories, and enjoy rhymes in both languages. No foreign language experience is required. This program is for all ages.
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I Made It Myself: Bike Month Edition

Celebrate National Bike Month with us by making a personalized license plate for your bike. Ages 2-8.
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English-Mandarin Bilingual Storytime

May is Asian and Pacific American Heritage Month. We will host a special English-Chinese Bilingual storytime for children. Everyone is don't have to speak Chinese (or English)!  Free and Open to All.
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Makey Makey Mondays

Monday, June 12, 2017, 4:00 pm

Join us, each month from April - July, we will be hosting Makey Makey Mondays.  Makey Makey Monday uses Makey kits that turn everyday objects into touchpads. Each month will be a new project. Registered attendees will have preference; after the first seven minutes, the program will open up to first come, first serve.Age Range: Children 5 to 13 years of ageLocation: Bellevue/ William O. Lockridge Library, 115 Atlantic St SW
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Pajama Movie Night: Beauty and the Beast

Bonjour! Be our guest for this classic fairy tale adventure.  Food, pillows, and blankets are welcome as you watch Beauty and the Beast
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End of Summer Reading - Reading Party and Scribble Craft

Wednesday, August 30, 2017, 4:00 pm

Come to West End Library and finish up your summer reading hours. While you are here, we can help you log the final few and distribute prizes! Also, use your creativity to scratch design onto rainbow paper! Open and Suitable for All Ages