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 years, 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.
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. For children ages birth to 3 with their parents or caregivers.
Share the fun of reading with your children ages 3-5 years. Children and their caregivers, will explore stories and activities to encourage children to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning. This program is designed to promote language and listening skills, expand children’s imaginations and arouse their curiosity about the world around them.
This story time fun for the entire family is packed full of books and activities designed to be enjoyed by all ages. Promoting language and literacy skills, story times are a great way to further your child’s lifelong love of reading and learning. Children and their caregivers are encouraged to actively participate with the stories and activities during the program.
Preregistration for Baby Lap Time and Wonderful Ones & Twos no longer needed
We will no longer require preregistration for story times.
Starting July 29, children and their caregivers attending Baby Lap Time and Wonderful Ones & Twos will need tickets to participate.
A limited number of tickets will be made available 30 minutes before story time in our Children's Room. They will be given out on a first-come, first-served basis.
Other story times that require tickets are Tuesday's Story Break and Friday's Preschool Story Time.
At some point, we will all have to deal with grief over the loss of a loved one. But as local author Rhoda Trooboff shows in her new title, Correspondence Course: The Bathsua Project, how we deal with that grief and heal from it can be a defining moment in our lives.
This summer, put on your PJs and join us Thursday evenings at 6:30 p.m. at Tenley-Friendship Library for fun children’s movies. Food, blankets and pillows are welcome.
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June 25: Emmet, an ordinary Lego construction worker, may be the key to saving his world from the Kragle. View trailer.
The Washington Improv Theater is dedicated to sharing the ideas and spirit of improv with all of Washington, D.C.
On Wednesday, July 15 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, July 19 at 2 p.m., WIT will teach two fun, free workshops. You don’t need theater experience. You don’t need to be a “funny person.” Just come in ready to have a good time.
Caring for an aging parent with Alzheimer's or a loved one struggling with cancer or a life-challenging illness can take an emotional, physical, and financial toll on a family. The Washington Home and Community Hospices in partnership with the D.C. Public Library will be hosting "Caring for Bedbound and Modbility Challenged Adults" an interactive program to empower caregivers in our communities with information and tips that can help provide the best possible care for a loved one who is homebound or bedbound.
My taste in science fiction, I like to think, boasts a degree of range. Stories that take place in the near-future, the future-future, in space, on a different planet - I have favorites that fall in all of those categories.
But across sub-genres, science fiction stories featuring clones always draw me in. I’m not exactly sure why. All of my favorite books about clones seem to pose the question what it really means to be “human" - maybe that's what it is.