A story time experience for our youngest library users and their caregivers—non-walking children ages birth to 1 year. This 20-to-30-minute story time introduces books, songs, rhymes, tickles and bounces developmentally appropriate for their age. This story time is designed so the baby will be in their caregiver’s lap and the grownup is actively involved in the program.
Tickets are required to attend this program. They are available at the Children’s Desk 30 minutes before the start of the story time on a first-come, first-served basis.
Get up and get moving at our Toddler Story Time. This 20-to-30-minute program is full of books, songs and fun activities that are designed to help develop your child’s language skills. Children ages 12-36 months and their caregivers are encouraged to engage with the stories and activities and participate in the program along with the children.
Tickets are required to attend this program. They are available at the Children’s Desk an hour before the start of the story time on a first-come, first-served basis.
This story time, for children ages birth to 3, is full of books, songs, rhymes and finger plays. It's a great way to introduce your child to language skills in a positive and fun environment. Children and their grownups are encouraged to engage with the books and songs and to actively participate in the program.
Tickets are required to attend this program. They are available at the Children’s Desk one hour before the start of the story time on a first-come, first-served basis.
Take a musical journey around the Americas with Latin Grammy-winning 123 Andrés and Christina. Their high-energy, bilingual Spanish program is full of movement, rhythm and fun. For children ages birth to 6.
Enjoy an exciting live animal show. Professional wildlife presenters will entertain audiences with funny and fascinating facts while showcasing a colorful variety of exotic animals. A family program for children ages 5 and up.
Paddington embarks on a hilarious quest to find a stolen book for his beloved Aunt Lucy.
Food, pillows and blankets welcome. This summer, put on your PJs and join us Thursday evenings for fun children’s movies. See full summer line up.
Join us as local businesses and public spaces along Wisconsin Avenue transform into pop-up galleries and performance stages for an evening of art in all its forms. Tenleytown’s artistic future is on display at the library as some of tomorrow’s brightest artists and performers from local schools showcase their paintings, sculpture, and ceramics. The award-winning Wilson High School poetry club hosts an invitational poetry slam.
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.
For those of you who are into entertaining or needing to bring some fixings to your next get-together, the vegan cookbooks on this list will help you learn to prepare an easy and healthy feast. Best of all, you and your guests will be stuffing yourselves up with nothing but delish plant-based treats.
LGBTQ narratives set in the 'gay times' of yesteryear
Here is your chance to read fiction, biographies and historical selections set in gay times long gone. As you read them, rack up your nostalgia by listening to the lyrics of Fela Kuti and La Sonora Matancera or the sounds of Banjo music and Violin Blues by African American fiddlers. The combination will surely transport you to another time.
Don't miss the DC Public Library Environmental Film Presentations taking place at these Neighborhood Branches.
Freightened Monday, March 20, 2017 at 6 p.m.
Georgetown Neighborhood Library
After the SpillThursday, March 23, 2017 at 6 p.m.
An engaging resource for children and families seeking to celebrate la Latinidad.
DCPL children's collection contains hundreds of excellent children books that reflect the Latino experience. The following list brings together stories either written or illustrated by Latino authors and artists or tales that explore Latino characters and cultural identity. I have included an assortment of English, Spanish or bilingual titles in hopes that this list becomes a resource for children and families who want to read great stories that celebrate La Latinidad.
Please join C. R. Gibbs, noted author and researcher, who will present a series of lectures at several DC Public Libraries throughout the month of February in honor of Black History Month. All presentations will begin at 7:00 p.m."Crossing the Rubicon: The Battle for Black Public Education in the District of Columbia"
Black History Month Lecture Series with C. R. Gibbs
C. R. Gibbs, author and researcher will give a series of two lectures at four DC Public Library's during Black History Month in February 2017. His topics will focus on the theme of "The Crisis in Black Education" and what historical impact it has had on Washington DC and beyond.
Starting Sept. 6, we are changing our offerings for TODDLER (ages 1-3) story times and Tots and Toys Playdate is moving to a new day. The following are when these popular programs will be held.
Tuesdays: Toddler Story Time (ages 1-3) at 11:00 a.m.
Wednesdays: Toddler Story Time (ages 1-3) at 11:30 a.m.
Toys and Tots Playdate will be moving to Fridays at 11:00 a.m.
Our complete fall schedule is attached.