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Story Time in Chinatown Parks

Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m., June and July

DC Public Library returns to Chinatown Parks for story time each Tuesday, beginning at 10:30 a.m. Learn ways to prepare your child for reading, meet other parents and caregivers, participate in the library’s Summer Challenge, and enjoy a morning under the story tent in this gem of a park located between I and Massachusetts Avenues, NW.  Story times are from June 4 – July 30 and are recommended for children 5 and under.  

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Story Time at the National Portrait Gallery

Wednesdays, beginning at 11:45 a.m.

DC Public Library joins the National Portrait Gallery’s Tuesday – Friday story time, Wednesdays at 11:45 a.m.  Enjoy stories, music and movement that encourage and model a love of reading and learning in the unique and interactive Explore!

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"Small Acts" Can Make a Big Difference!

Expressing Gratitude for our Social Justice Story Time Donations!

On Saturday, June 23rd and on July 7th we held Social Justice-themed Family story time sessions complete with stories (A is For Activist and

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Libraries and Schools Go Together

Calling all teachers in the Palisades community. Palisades Branch Library has been renovated, and the Children's Room is reserving Tuesday and Thursday mornings for class visits and story times for groups. Please call 202-282-3113 to schedule a one-time visit or set up a regular monthly visit. Accommodations will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Come see what is new!

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Story Time with the Washington Nationals

As part of Summer Reading, DC Public Library will have two special story times with a player from the Washington Nationals baseball team. The names of the players will be announced closer to the day of the event. Join us on Saturday, July 8, 2017, 10 a.m at Woodridge and Tenley-Friendship! Click here to learn more about Summer Reading or stop by your neighborhood library to sign up today.

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Trees, Please!

Picture books about trees

As a child, I spent lots of time reading under trees. But there were things to consider. You had to get the right spot - the roots of the tree had to be large or small enough for you to sit comfortably, you needed shade, the type of tree was important too. But once you found the sweet reading spot, you found a spot you could call home as you read away the afternoon.

Read Across America

Wednesday, March 1, 10:30 am

Drop by for a special story time as the William O. Lockridge/Bellevue Library celebrates the birthday of Dr. Seuss a day early.  A visit from the D.C. Fire Department and wearable crafts are just part of a fun morning encouraging children to read and those in their lives to share books with them.  

Summer Performer

"The Uncle Devin Show" at the Northwest One Library

Friendship Public Charter School Camp

On June 28, the Northwest One Library was honored to have Uncle Devin perform "The Uncle Devin Show" for an audience of over 70 people, including a camp group from Friendship Public Charter School. Students joined us as we hosted  this spectacular event for our public audience. Children in attendance ranged in age from 3 to 10 and all enjoyed the program with enthusiasm.

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Global Stories and Songs

A story time romp around the world!

Hello, Bonjour, Buenos Dias! Good Day, Guten Tag, Konichiwa! Join us for Global Stories and Songs on Friday, June 17 at 3:00 p.m. Let Ms. Tea and Ms.Tracy help build multi-cultural awareness and appreciation in your young child. Our books and music will fuel the imagination as we enjoy stories, songs and languages from all around the world. Click here to visit DC Public Library's website for free access to Mango's Little Pim, online language learning lessons for children! 


Carry the Flame!

Make an Olympic Torch!

Are you excited about the Summer Olympics? Do you wish you could carry a flaming torch? The Library can't provide you with a real flaming torch, but we can help you to make a light-up pretend torch after preschool story time; and you can take your torch home with you! As part of the Parklands-Turner Library Summer Reading Kickoff celebration from June 7 to June 10, all neighborhood preschool aged children are invited to participate in a special craft project following the 10:00 a.m. story time in the Children's area of the library on Tuesday, June 7.