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Dinovember at Tenley Library: A Roaring Good Time

Enjoy DINO-MITE events throughout the month

  Dino Family Story Time  Saturday, Nov. 2 & 16 10:30 a.m. All ages

Story Time with Annie

How to create a great story time at home or at the library

Welcome back to Annie’s blog! Today’s topic is my favorite part of my in-library job: story times.

Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month

September 15-October 15, 2019

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with the Parklands-Turner Neighborhood Library, Sept.15-Oct. 15. Bring your child to a special Bilingual Storytime on Sept. 24 at 10 a.m. and have fun with a craft project afterwards. Join us for a children's movie showing on Oct.12 at 2 p.m.  Find new books honoring Hispanic heritage in our book displays throughout the month.

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Story Time at the National Building Museum

Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.

Be a part of the fun as story time returns to the Great Hall of the National Building Museum for the Fall/Winter/Spring, beginning Sept. 3, 2019 (consult the Events and Classes Calendar for all Tuesday story times).  Drop-in for this free program of songs, movement, rhymes and stories while experiencing a majestic and historic space.

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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.