Family Programs

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Spooktacular Story Time

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!
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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

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

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  

123 Andrés

123 Andrés takes children and adults on a musical journey through the Americas learning about music, language and culture. The program is bilingual (Spanish and English) and brings the family together with opportunities to move, sing, dance and learn! 
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Let’s celebrate the freedom to read the books and materials of our choice! Join us for an UNCENSORED: BANNED BOOKS CLUB PARTY during Kids’ Club. We will make crafts, conquer banned books challenges, enjoy snacks, and a read aloud from a frequently challenged book. 
Pajama Storytime

Pajama Storytime

An evening story time where pajamas are encouraged but not required. These 30-40 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.
Paper Plate Spiders

Paper Plate Spiders Craft

Come enjoy a spooky craft of making paper plate spiders and get ready for Halloween! Appropriate for ages 2+.
Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

Monthly Family Film

Join West End Library as we view It's The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown and find out what happens when l

Pajama Movie Night: Minions

Minions Stuart, Kevin and Bob are recruited by supervillain Scarlet Overkill, who has hatched a plot to take over the world. Pajamas, food, pillows, and blankets are welcome