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KIDS

EVENTS & STORY TIMES
Tue, Feb 27, 10:15am - 10:45am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Sing, wiggle and dance for Stories and Songs! Perfect for toddlers and siblings. Come enjoy the fingerplay, songs and story-telling with us. Ages 0-5

Tue, Feb 27, 11:00am - 11:40am
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - First Floor
Songs, games, movement and more for our littlest friends. Ages 0-23 months

Tue, Feb 27, 11:15am - 11:45am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Sing, wiggle and dance for Stories and Songs! Perfect for toddlers and siblings. Come enjoy the fingerplay, songs and story-telling with us. Ages 0-5

Tue, Feb 27, 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
Join Miss Amy for stories, songs, movement, and activities just right for preschool children. Ages 3-5 with adult.

Canceled
Tue, Feb 27, 4:00pm - 4:30pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library
Join us for a selection of Pre-K stories and themed craft each week. Ages 3+ with a caregiver. Siblings welcome! Recommended Ages 3-5

Tue, Feb 27, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
Join us for a play hour to build, create, and explore! Ages 6-12. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

Tue, Feb 27, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Meet entrepreneurs and groundbreakers from Black History like George Washington Carver, Madame CJ Walker, Thurgood Marshall and more in this interactive theater performance. Grades K-5.

Wed, Feb 28, 10:15am - 11:00am
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Baby storytime, plus opportunities to build relationships with other caretakers of young children! For ages 0-12 months, accompanied by an adult.

Wed, Feb 28, 11:30am - 12:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Join us for stories, songs, and activities for your active, growing little ones! Ages 1-2.

Wed, Feb 28, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Learn to knit under the guidance of experienced knitters. All supplies will be provided. Ages 8-18.

Thu, Feb 29, 10:15am - 10:45am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Rock through the month of February with Toddler Rock N' Read. Join Mr. Josstin and Bernard the most stupendous story-telling dinosaur for a half hour of singing, stomping and storytelling. Ages 0-5

Thu, Feb 29, 11:00am - 11:40am
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - First Floor
Stories, songs, movement and more for ages 2+

Thu, Feb 29, 11:15am - 11:45am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Rock through the month of February with Toddler Rock N' Read. Join Mr. Josstin and Bernard the most stupendous story-telling dinosaur for a half hour of singing, stomping and storytelling. Ages 0-5

Thu, Feb 29, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Beatley Library’s Girls Who Code explores different programming topics, hoping to encourage and inspire future programmers everywhere! Ages 8-12.

Fri, Mar 01, 10:15am - 11:00am
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - Story Room
Build motor, language and social skills with your baby through songs, games, simple baby yoga and more. Just for babies ages 0-12 months and parents/caregivers--no older siblings please.

Sat, Mar 02, 11:00am - 11:30am
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Periodicals Room
Stories and songs in Arabic and English featuring Palestinian authors. Recommended for ages 3-6, but all are welcome.

Sat, Mar 02, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Join us in Beatley's youth services area and test out our tabletop games! Ages 5-18.

Mon, Mar 04, 10:15am - 10:45am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Bounce and wiggle and sing at Baby Time! Fingerplay and songs for Ages 0-14 Months.

Mon, Mar 04, 11:00am - 11:30am
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Frank and Betty Wright Reading Garden
Children love to be outdoors! Join us in Beatley Central Library's beautiful outdoor Reading Garden for stories, songs and movement. Ages 0-5 with an adult.

Mon, Mar 04, 11:15am - 11:45am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Bounce and wiggle and sing at Baby Time! Fingerplay and songs for Ages 0-14 Months.

Mon, Mar 04, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - First Floor
Make and take craft activities for ages 6+

Mon, Mar 04, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Periodicals Room
Help the group build a lego Lunar expedition rover using our Mindstorms EV3 robots plus a landing site. Free play with legos also available. Ages 5-18.

Mon, Mar 04, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
The Library is for the dogs! Does your 1st-6th grader want to practice reading with a dog? We have 3; 15 minute slots from 5:30-6:30PM. Come read with us! Please call to register. Ages 6-12  

Tue, Mar 05, 10:15am - 10:45am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Sing, wiggle and dance for Stories and Songs! Perfect for toddlers and siblings. Come enjoy the fingerplay, songs and story-telling with us. Ages 0-5

Tue, Mar 05, 11:00am - 11:40am
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - First Floor
Songs, games, movement and more for ages 0-23 months

Tue, Mar 05, 11:15am - 11:45am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Sing, wiggle and dance for Stories and Songs! Perfect for toddlers and siblings. Come enjoy the fingerplay, songs and story-telling with us. Ages 0-5

Tue, Mar 05, 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Periodicals Room
Join Miss Amy for stories, songs, movement, and activities just right for preschool children. Ages 3-5 with adult.

Tue, Mar 05, 4:00pm - 4:30pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Join Miss Katie for a selection of Pre-K stories and themed craft each week. Ages 3+ with a caregiver. Siblings welcome! Recommended Ages 3-5

Tue, Mar 05, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Picture Book Area
Explore the solar system with a NASA scientist! Plus opportunities to build, create, and explore. Ages 6-12. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

Tue, Mar 05, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Frank and Betty Wright Reading Garden
Enjoy the wonders of the night sky through provided telescopes with the guidance of volunteers from the Northern Virginia Astronomy Club. (All Ages)


 

FEATURED BOOKS FOR FEBRUARY

 

The Beginnings: 1939

What is Black Lives Matter?

The 1619 Project: Born on the Water

Black Is a Rainbow Color

Little Leaders


 

DIGITAL FUN

 







 

 

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! 

 


Grief


Adoption


Potty Training


Feelings


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

 

Last updated: January 2024