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Spooktacular Story Time

Saturday, October 28, 2017, 10:30 am

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!
Publicity photo of Rayceen Pendarvis

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.
Owl Art Baby Lap Time

Baby Lap Time

Wednesday, October 25, 2017, 2:00 pm

These 20-30 minutes storytimes introduce books, songs, rhymes, tickles, and bounces developmentally appropriate for children ages birth to when they start walking.  Baby Lap Time is a wonderful way to introduce your child to the joys of reading in a positive and fun atmosphere. This storytime is designed so the baby will be in their caregiver’s lap and the grownup is actively involved in the program; it is recommended that each child have their own adult with them.Space is limited; first come, first served.
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.
Halloween Party Clipart

Halloween Afternoon at Rosedale

Tuesday, October 31, 2017, 4:00 pm

Celebrate Halloween with a variety of events through the evening, including crafts, a frightening movie, and story time! 
Halloween Kids

Halloween Story Time

Tuesday, October 24, 2017, 4:30 pm

Ready for some scary stories? Come join in with our Halloween-themed story time that includes creepy songs and stories! 

Hispanic Heritage Story Time

Enjoy a family story time with Spanish language songs and books by Latino authors and illustrators! For ages 2 and up. 
Owl Art Baby Lap Time

Baby Lap Time

Thursday, October 26, 2017, 10:00 am

A story time experience for our youngest library users and their caregivers. These 20-30 minutes story times introduce books, songs, rhymes, tickles, and bounces developmentally appropriate for children from birth to when they start walking.  Baby Lap Time is a wonderful way to introduce your child to the joys of reading in a positive and fun atmosphere. This story time is designed so the baby will be on their caregiver’s lap and the grown up is actively involved in the program. It is recommended that each child have their own adult with them.
ASL Story Time blocks

American Sign Language (ASL) Story Time!

Join Deaf Services Librarian Janice Rosen as she shares Fall-themed stories with us and teaches us new words in American Sign Language (ASL). For ages 2-5 with caregiver.
Baby and Toddler Storytime

Baby and Toddler Storytime

Monday, October 23, 2017, 11:00 am

These 20-30 minute story times are full of books, songs, rhymes and finger plays for children birth to two years old. Our Baby and Toddler Story Time is a great way to introduce your child to language skills in a positive and fun environment. With slightly more activity and movement than our lap times, children and their grownups are encouraged engage with the books and songs and to actively participate in the program.

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