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Baby and Toddler Story Time

Wednesday, May 29, 2019, 11:30 am

These 20-30 minute story times are full of books, songs, rhymes and fingerplays for children birth to three 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.
Tenley-Friendship Book Discussion Group

Tenley-Friendship Book Discussion Group

Wednesday, May 29, 2019, 2:00 pm

Join us for rousing discussions on a variety of titles that cover all genres of fiction. The group meets on the fourth Wednesday of the month January through October and then the first Wednesday in December.   Please call 202-727-1225 for details on this month's title.
Lego construction crew

Lego Construction Crew

Wednesday, May 29, 2019, 4:00 pm

We supply the Legos, you bring your imagination. Recommended for ages 4-12.
Nemour Gardens

Henry Mitchell Gardening Lecture: Renovation of the Historic Garden of Nemours

Wednesday, May 29, 2019, 7:00 pm

Join Mark Rasevic and Jonathan Ceci for the 2019 Henry Mitchell Gardening Lecture.   Nemours was created by Alfred I. Du Pont in 1909–10 as a gift for his second wife, Alicia, and named for the north central French town affiliated with his great-great-grandfather. The Nemours mansion and gardens reopened its gates on May 1, 2008, after closing in 2005 for a 3-year, $39 million renovation. Join Mark Rasevic and Jonathan Ceci as they describe their part in the renovation and some of the features of this lovely French garden here in America.  
Fearless Art class

Fearless Art with Meg Artley

Thursday, May 30, 2019, 1:00 pm

Discover (or re-discover) and tap into your own creative power. Using the theories of creativity and art-making expressed by Julia Cameron in The Artist’s Way and Elizabeth Gilbert in Big Magic as guideposts, participants play, discover, and embrace process rather than perfection to see what the universe has in store for them that day. Each class session will focus on a new project and technique, working with colored pencils, watercolor, pen and ink, acrylic paints, building 3 dimensional forms, and collage.
blocks and baby toes

Toys and Tots Play Date

Friday, May 31, 2019, 11:00 am

Join us for an informal, indoor playdate. Kids can play with toys, browse books, visit with friends, and toddle! We'll set out toys to develop motor skills and books to encourage early literacy, you bring the little ones. For children ages birth to 3 years with their parents or caregivers.      
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Preschool Story Time

Friday, May 31, 2019, 4:00 pm

Share the fun of reading with your children ages 3-5 years! Children and their grownups, will explore stories and activities to encourage children to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning. These 30-40 minute programs are designed to promote language and listening skills, expand children’s imaginations and arouse their curiosity about the world around them.
ESL Conversation Circles

ESL Conversation Circles

Saturday, June 1, 2019, 10:00 am

Volunteers from the Washington English Center facilitate practice sessions for speakers with previously acquired English language skills. The group is seated on a first-come, first-served basis.
Owl art for Family Story Time

Family Story Time

Saturday, June 1, 2019, 10:30 am

Fun for the entire family, these 30-40 minute story times are packed full of books and activities designed to be enjoyed by all ages.  Promoting language and literacy skills, these story times are a great way to further your child’s lifelong love of reading and learning. Children and their grownups are encouraged to actively engage and participate with the stories and activities during the program.

Save Your Place: Make a Bookmark & Kick off Summer Challenge

Saturday, June 1, 2019, 11:30 am

We are making bookmarks today so you can save your place in the books you will be reading over the summer.  Most importantly, come and learn how you can earn prizes just for reading when you sign up for the library's Summer Challenge. This is a drop-in craft. We will be crafting until 3 p.m. or while supplies last.