Wii controllers

Weekend Wii Club

Join us in the Children's Room to play Wii games. For children ages 6-12. Children under 9 must be accompanied by a caregiver. Questions? Call 202-724-4691. 
Book Cover for Lucia the LuchadoraPhoto of Cynthia Leonor Garza

Children's Author Cynthia Leonor Garza

Children's author Cynthia Leonor Garza will share her new picture book Lucía the Luchadora with kids.Lucía zips through the playground in her cape just like the boys, but when they tell her "girls can't be superheroes," suddenly she doesn't feel so mighty. That's when her beloved abuela reveals a dazzling secret. A story about courage and cultural legacy, Lucía the Luchadora is full of pluck, daring, and heart.
The words Build It spelled out in lego letters


Wednesday, June 28, 2017, 11:00 am

Put on your architect hat and come build! Legos, Duplos, and blocks available for free play. All Ages.  
Miss Gracieux's Garden

Miss Gracieux's Garden: A Play for Children & Families

Join us for a special performance of "Miss Gracieux's Garden," a play about a young triangle who feels alienated in a world full of squares. For children of all ages and their families. Free, no registration required. 

Ukulele Teach ’n Play for Make Music Day

Kids learn to play the Ukulele with instructors from Middle C.                     

In the Zone: Straw Rockets

For this month’s In the Zone, we will have a blast making straw rockets.  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. 
Bike to Work Day

Bike To Work Day

Visit a librarian during National Bike To Work Day at Freedom Plaza from 7- 9 a.m.! DCPL Staff will be outside with bike-themed books, giveaways and upcoming program information. Talk to us about the MLK renovation project, learn about this year's summer reading, or return that book you keep forgetting to bring to your neighborhood library. 
kids playing with blocks

Petworth Playgroup

Monday, June 26, 2017, 10:30 am

Each Monday, we invite our youngest patrons and their caregivers to color, play with Duplos, socialize and more! Supplies provided (but feel free to bring toys to share!). Playgroup meets in our 2nd floor Children's Room. Recommended for ages 4 and under. 
arts and crafts

In The Zone: Popsicle Stick Baby Chicks

Come and get those creative juices flowing with a popsicle stick baby chick! In the Zone is held the third Tuesday of each month for kids to kick back and enjoy games, crafts, or other fun. Ages 3-12
Block Party

3rd Annual Neighborhood Block Party

Sunday, June 25, 2017, 1:00 pm

Join us for an afternoon celebrating the Summer Reading theme of Build a Better World! This year's party will feature games, snacks (slushies!!), surprises, music performances, and more.   Open to all ages. From 1 - 4 p.m. in front of the library on 7th Street NE. This event is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Northeast Library.   P.S. Do you have some old puzzles you no longer use? Maybe you'd like one of ours? Look for the Puzzle Swap table at the Block Party.