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KIDS

EVENTS & STORY TIMES
Fri, Sep 20, 10:00am - 5:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
Thousands of books, CDs, DVDs and more will be available for sale. All proceeds benefit the Friends of Beatley Central Library.

Fri, Sep 20, 10:30am - 11:15am
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Picture Book Area
Join us for stories, songs, movement, and music for the whole family. Ages 0-5 with adult.

Fri, Sep 20, 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Kingstowne Farmers Market - Kingstowne Farmers Market
Join us at our pop-up library event to learn more about our programs, events, and services.

Sat, Sep 21, 10:00am - 4:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
Thousands of books, CDs, DVDs and more will be available for sale. All proceeds benefit the Friends of Beatley Central Library.

Sat, Sep 21, 10:00am - 2:30pm
King Street - Washington to the Potomac - King Street - Washington St. to the Potomac
Join us at our pop-up library event to learn more about our programs, events, and services.

Sat, Sep 21, 11:00am - 11:45am
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Picture Book Area
Stories, music, and movement for the entire family. All ages with adult.

Sat, Sep 21, 12:30pm - 4:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Interested in playing chess or learning about the game? Join us every Saturday in the Children's Area. All skill levels are welcome. All ages, children under 8 age must be accompanied by their adult.

Sun, Sep 22, 8:00am - 1:00pm
West End Farmers Market - West End Farmers Market
Join us at our pop-up library event to learn more about our programs, events, and services.

Sun, Sep 22, 9:00am - 12:00pm
Four Mile Run Farmers and Artisans Market - Four Mile Run Farmers and Artisans Market
Join us at our pop-up library event to learn more about our programs, events, and services.

Sun, Sep 22, 1:00pm - 4:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
Thousands of books, CDs, DVDs and more will be available for sale. All proceeds benefit the Friends of Beatley Central Library.

Sun, Sep 22, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Picture Book Area
Pirate story time with Miss Stacy!

Mon, Sep 23, 10:15am - 10:45am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
Songs, fingerplays and bounces for babies. For ages 0-11 months.

Mon, Sep 23, 10:30am - 11:15am
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Picture Book Area
Join us for stories, songs, movement, and music for the whole family. Ages 0-5 with adult.

Mon, Sep 23, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Let's read some books, dance and play. Ages 12 to 24 months with an adult. The program includes a half-hour story time and 20 minutes of free play.

Mon, Sep 23, 11:15am - 11:45am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
Songs, fingerplays and bounces for babies. For ages 0-11 months.

Tue, Sep 24, 10:30am - 11:15am
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Story Room
Two year olds enjoy stories, music, movement, and a coloring sheet to practice fine motor skills. Ages 24-35 months with adult.

Tue, Sep 24, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Join Ms. Eli for a special Spanish/English program. We'll read stories, sing, dance, and play together. Ages 1 to 4 with an adult. A half-hour program followed by free play.

Tue, Sep 24, 11:30am - 12:15pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Story Room
Stories, songs, movement, and activities just for preschool children. Ages 3-5 with adult.

Tue, Sep 24, 11:30am - 12:00pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
A story time for 1-4 year olds with a caregiver. 

Tue, Sep 24, 5:00pm - 8:00pm
T. C. Williams High School - T. C. Williams High School
Join us at our pop-up library event to learn more about our programs, events, and services.

Wed, Sep 25, 10:30am - 11:15am
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Story Room
Join us for stories, songs, movement, and music for the whole family. Ages 0-5 with adult.

Wed, Sep 25, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Story time with your little one in mind. We'll read a story, sing songs, and do some fingerplays. Half-hour story time with free play after. Ages birth to 18 months.

Wed, Sep 25, 11:30am - 12:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Story Room
Babies, Ones, and their caregivers enjoy songs, stories, lap bounces, and gentle playtime. Children ages 0-23 months with adult.

Wed, Sep 25, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Story Room
Children learn about science, technology, engineering, and math through stories, songs, and activities. Ages 5-8 with adult.

Wed, Sep 25, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Children's Area
Enjoy bedtime stories in Duncan's children area every Wednesday. Bring your pajamas and teddy bears. Ages 2-8.

Wed, Sep 25, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Bring the whole family for an evening of creative play with Legos. Just bring your imaginations, we have loads of Legos and Duplos! All ages.

Thu, Sep 26, 10:30am - 11:15am
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Story Room
Stories, songs, movement, and activities just for preschool children. Ages 3-5 with adult.

Thu, Sep 26, 11:30am - 12:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Story Room
Stories, songs, movement, and music just for one and two-year-olds. Ages 12-35 months with an adult.

Thu, Sep 26, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Join us for a Spanish-English program especially for ages 3 to 5! We'll read a story, play and do a craft!

Thu, Sep 26, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Story Room
An introduction to simple hand and machine sewing! Possible projects include a felt monster bag, fabric bags, scarves or tea towels. Ages 10-16.

Fri, Sep 27, 10:30am - 11:15am
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Join us for stories, songs, movement, and music for the whole family. Ages 0-5 with adult.

 

FEATURED BOOKS FOR SEPTEMBER

 

For black girls like me

The King of Kindergarten

Path to the stars : my journey from Girl Scout to rocket scientist

Each tiny spark

Why?

Moth : an evolution story

 

FUN & GAMES

 

 

 

PARENTS' CORNER

Looking for books on toilet training, bullying or getting your baby to sleep through the night?
The library's got a book for you! 

 


Being Afraid


Adoption


Potty Training


Social Skills


Divorce

 

 

READING LISTS

Here's a sampling of great books from our collection. Don't limit yourself to these -- we have many more that you're sure to love!

Any staff member at the children's desk is happy to make recommendations!

Babies & Toddlers

Preschoolers

K-3rd Grades

4th-6th Grades

6th-8th Grades