Family Programs

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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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Japan-in-a-Suitcase

Explore Japanese culture and language!  Japan-in-a-Suitcase brings traditional toys, clothing, school items, and crafts to encourage a deeper understanding and awareness of Japan and Japanese culture. Presented by the Japan America Society of Washington, D.C.  Recommended for children ages 5 and older. Children younger than 9 must be accompanied by an adult.    
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Story Time with the Washington Nationals

Join the DC Public Library for a special Story Time with Washington Nationals pitcher Matt Albers. Click here to learn more about Summer Reading or stop by your neighborhood library to sign up today.
Washington Nationals soft baseballs

Story Time with the Washington Nationals

Join DC Public Library for a special story time with Washington Nationals outfielder Adam Eaton. 
Bilingual Spanish Story Time

Family Story Time at the Hardy Recreation Center

Wednesday, September 27, 2017, 11:30 am

While Palisades Neighborhood Library is closed for renovations, please join us for story time at the Hardy Recreation Center located at 4500 Q Street, NW, Washington, DC 20007.
Reptiles Alive

Reptiles Alive

Enjoy an exciting live animal show! Friendly and professional wildlife presenters will entertain audiences of all ages with funny animal stories and facts while showcasing a colorful variety of exotic animals.
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Shakespeare for the Young: Midsummer Magic

Midsummer Magic is a fun, interactive puppetry performance featuring the characters Titania and Oberon, Puck the Fairy and Bottom the Weaver from Shakespeare’s whimsical play A Midsummer Night’s Dream. It is a gentle and inclusive journey for children under eight into the rich world of Shakespeare. The Bard himself makes an appearance in puppet form as the performers make this delightful fairy story accessible and exciting for young children through soft body puppetry, movement and interactive play with the audience.
The LEGO Book

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. 
The King of Kazoo

Book Club: The King of Kazoo

Read The King of Kazoo, a graphic novel about a scatterbrained king and his daughter, who must try to stop a famous alchemist from undertaking a dangerous experiment that threatens their whole kingdom. Then join us in the Children's Room to discuss. For children ages 8-12. Children under 9 must be accompanied by a caregiver. Questions? Call 202-724-4691.  

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