Family Programs

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Paper Plate Wreaths

Children ages 6-12 are invited to design, create, and build their own paper wreaths.  Children under 9 must be accompanied by a caregiver. Questions? Call 202-724-4691. 
Pajama Storytime

Pajama Story Time

Thursday, November 30, 2017, 6:00 pm

Join us for an evening story time where pajamas are encouraged but not required. These evening programs are designed to delight children of all ages. Children under 9 must be accompanied by a caregiver. Questions? Call 202-724-4691.  
Preschool Story Time

Preschool Story Time

Wednesday, November 29, 2017, 10:30 am

Join us for books, songs, rhymes, and finger plays as we continue to strengthen early literacy skills while enjoying stories together. An easy craft activity follows story time each week. Designed for children ages 3 to 5 and their caregivers.  Questions? Call 202-724-4691.   
Step Afrika!

Step Afrika! Reads

This program is designed to encourage young children of all cultural and economic backgrounds to be active. It emphasizes the importance of parents reading to their children on a daily basis. The 35-minute program is structured for preschool children and combines reading, exercise, and creative movement.   Reserve your free tickets
Pie Challenge

Pie Challenge Party!

Join us for our End of Summer Reading Pie and Pizza party! During Summer Reading, any kids who read more hours than one of the children’s staff will get to pie them in the face at the party! Other children are welcome to enjoy pizza and (non-face) pie as we celebrate another great year of Summer Reading. We will also have crafts and games! 
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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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Grandparents Get-to-Know

Join us for a morning dedicated to those older people in your life who love you, teach you those important life lessons, and bring meaning to family. We want to honor them on Grandparents Day.  Come for a special Grandparents Story Time, followed by a craft, a storytelling exercise, and intergenerational games in the Children's Room. 
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"Sit and Stay" Story Time

Thursday, November 30, 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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STAR Family Festival: Sing, Talk & Read

Learn how singing, talking and reading with your baby or young child now can help them later in school. It's never too early to give your kids a smart start. 

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