Family Programs

The Lego Book

Weekend LEGO Club

Children ages 4-12 are invited to design, create, and build structures with LEGO bricks.  For children ages 4-12. Children under 9 must be accompanied by a caregiver. Questions? Call 202-724-4691. 
You are invited to learn about the D.C. Public Library’s online services. We have research tools you can use at home, at school or on the go. Learn how our online  services can save you from a trip to the library.  This program is for students of all ages

dclibrary.org: Online Homework Help

You are invited to learn about the D.C. Public Library’s online services. We have research tools you can use at home, at school or on the go. Learn how our online services can save you from a trip to the library.This program is for students of all ages, but free to all who attend.    
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Family Yoga!

Jackie Anderson is a certified yoga instructor and librarian at Marie Reed Elementary School. She loves to teach and share yoga with students.     Join Jackie for a summer series of family-friendly yoga on Tuesdays at 6 p.m. in the children's room on the second floor. Sessions start July 25, 2017 and continue until August 29, 2017.   Participants are required to sign a waiver.    
College Fund

Learn About Financing College Education

Is college education in your child's future? What options do you have to pay for college? Parents with children ages up to 10 years old: please attend this FREE workshop to learn about financing college! Sunday, July 16, 2017 from 2 - 4 p.m. To register, call or visit the Dorothy I. Height/Benning Library. And remember, it's never too early to start!
Apple Craft

Paper Plate Apple Craft

Come enjoy a craft of making apples out of plates and get ready for Fall! Appropriate for ages 2+.
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.
Winnie The Pooh Poster

Monthly Family Film

Join West End Library as we watch "Winnie the Pooh"!
Hogwarts Crest

Harry Potter Birthday Party

Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry cordially invites muggle children ages 6 and up to a birthday party for Mr. Harry Potter at the Southeast Neighborhood Library. Muggle children will have the opportunity to be sorted into their proper Hogwarts house, be chosen by a wand, learn about potions, and much more. Please arrive on time as to not miss the sorting.
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Trash Free DC

Are we drinking our bath water?! Did you know that 80% of the people in the region get their drinking water from the Potomac River? This means that the yucky litter found in our watershed is in the same water that eventually comes out of your faucet. For instance, in April 2010, a cleanup of the Potomac River found*: 503,800 pounds of trash 21,597 plastic bags 14,802 cigarette butts
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Shakespeare for the Young

Shakespeare for the Young is a company of puppeteers and designers dedicated to bringing the Bard's stories and poetry to young audiences through the medium of puppets. They will be performing a show based on the fairy story from William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream.  The goal of the show is to provide children with a fun, interactive cultural experience that will encourage language growth, risk-taking, creativity, and empathy for others.

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