Book Clubs

Amelia Rules: Her Permanent Record

Book Club: Amelia Rules: Her Permanent Record

Read the graphic novel Amelia Rules: Her Permanent Record, about an eleven-year-old girl determined to find her runaway aunt, and then join us in the Children's Room to discuss the book. For children ages 8-12. Children under 9 must be accompanied by a caregiver. Questions? Call 202-724-4691.  
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

I Read That Movie

Wednesday, May 24, 2017, 6:00 pm

“The book is always better!”   Is it? Join us for I Read That Movie, a book-to-film club where each month we’ll read a different children’s novel, watch the film adaptation of that novel, and have a short discussion on differences, similarities, likes, dislikes, and whether or not the movie can ever be better than the book!  
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Southeast Kids' Book Club

Wednesday, May 31, 2017, 4:00 pm

The Southeast Kids' Book Club meets on the last Wednesday of every month at 4 p.m. At each Kids Book Club meeting, we discuss the book we've read, enjoy a fun theme activity, and enjoy snacks. Participants will also vote on the next book we'll read! New titles are typically introduced so participants can pick the perfect book to read at home. Stop by or call to inquire about the current title we’re reading! 
Cover for Newsprints

Graphic Novel Book Club

Tuesday, May 30, 2017, 4:00 pm

Join us as the Graphic Novel Book Club talks about Newsprints by Ru Xu. We'll have a snack and craft related to the theme of the book after we talk about it. Talk to the Children's Desk to check out a copy of the book. Please note that this program has moved from Wednesday to a Tuesday. This program is recommended for ages 7 and up.
"Duck on a Bike" Book Cover

Reader's Theatre Features 'Duck on a Bike'

Monday, May 22, 2017, 4:00 pm

Calling all readers and actors! Please join us in the children's room on Monday, May 22 at 4 p.m. for Reader's Theatre.Duck on a Bike by David Shannon is the featured piece.  
'Library Mouse Home Sweet Home' Book Cover

Reader's Theatre Features 'Library Mouse: Home Sweet Home'

Monday, June 12, 2017, 4:00 pm

Calling all readers and actors! Please join us in the children's room on Monday, June 12 at 4 p.m. for Reader's Theatre.Library Mouse: Home Sweet Home by Daniel Kirk is the featured piece.
'Ballerino Nate' Book Cover

Reader's Theatre Features 'Ballerino Nate'

Monday, June 5, 2017, 4:00 pm

Calling all readers and actors! Please join us in the children's room on Monday, June 5 at 4 p.m. for Reader's Theatre.Ballerino Nate by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley is the featured piece  
'The Bike Lesson' Book Cover

Reader's Theatre Features 'The Bike Lesson'

Calling all readers and actors! Please join us in the children's room on Monday, May 15 at 4 p.m. for Reader's Theatre.The Bike Lesson by Stan and Jan Berenstain is the featured piece.
Cover images of the books Thunderboy Jr., How Chipmunk Got His Stripes, and The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses

Book Share: Native American Stories

Join us as we celebrate Native American Heritage Month with stories from many Nations!  Afterward, children can make a craft using letters from the Cherokee language. For children ages 6 and up and their caregivers  
Cover of Maniac Magee

Tenley Readers Unite: Maniac Magee

Jeffrey Lionel "Maniac" Magee might have lived a normal life if a freak accident hadn't made him an orphan. After living with his unhappy and uptight aunt and uncle for eight years, he decides to run—and not just run away, but run. This is where the myth of Maniac Magee begins, as he changes the lives of a racially divided small town with his amazing and legendary feats.

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