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WINTER READING PROGRAM 2021

The Washington Wizards, in partnership with the Alexandria Library, are hosting a Winter Reading Challenge dedicated to early readers, kids, and teens. The challenge is designed to build positive reading culture and improve literacy for the youth. Readers can earn prizes by completing activity challenges based on four main badges: Reading, Fitness Fun, Virtual Programs, and Connect & Share.

The reading challenge will run virtually on Beanstack, a reading application that makes it easy for participates to register, track their reading and earn virtual badges for completion. Readers who complete the challenge will be entered into a raffle to win a variety of prizes such as a Wizards jersey, a Jr. Wizards Camp voucher, a Wizards bobblehead and so much more!

The Wizards Winter Reading Challenge will run from January 1 – March 31 and registration opens Monday, December 21. The challenge is free and open to all youth in the DMV area.  Prizes will be distributed in April.

Sign up online staring December 21, 2020 through Beanstack .

 

Virtual Events
Fri, Jan 22, All day
Virtual
A monthly program with Miss Vanessa that features a story, craft, games, trivia, and a baking project inspired by different American Girl™ characters. Take home craft kits available at Barrett Branch!

Fri, Jan 22, 10:00am - 10:30am
Virtual
Join Miss Amy and Miss Amanda each Friday morning for stories, songs and rhymes.Register

Fri, Jan 22, 10:30am - 11:00am
Virtual
Join Ms. Suzanne on Fridays for a story, a craft and some silly songs. Ages 3 - 5.Register

Fri, Jan 22, 11:00am - 4:00pm
Curbside PickUp - Curbside PickUp
Home kits containing book lists, recipes and craft items to accompany Miss Lisa's A-Z story time series.

Sat, Jan 23, All day
Virtual
A monthly program with Miss Vanessa that features a story, craft, games, trivia, and a baking project inspired by different American Girl™ characters. Take home craft kits available at Barrett Branch!

Sat, Jan 23, 11:00am - 4:00pm
Curbside PickUp - Curbside PickUp
Home kits containing book lists, recipes and craft items to accompany Miss Lisa's A-Z story time series.

Sun, Jan 24, All day
Virtual
A monthly program with Miss Vanessa that features a story, craft, games, trivia, and a baking project inspired by different American Girl™ characters. Take home craft kits available at Barrett Branch!

Mon, Jan 25, All day
Virtual
A monthly program with Miss Vanessa that features a story, craft, games, trivia, and a baking project inspired by different American Girl™ characters. Take home craft kits available at Barrett Branch!

Mon, Jan 25, 11:00am - 4:00pm
Curbside Pick Up - Curbside Pick Up
Home kits containing book lists, recipes and craft items to accompany Miss Lisa's A-Z story time series.

Mon, Jan 25, 11:00am - 4:00pm
Curbside Pick Up - Curbside Pick Up
Kente Cloth is a traditional woven cloth from Ghana. Pick up your Kente Cloth Inspired craft kit in preparation for the February 9 Tween Art 101 program. Register

Tue, Jan 26, All day
Virtual
A monthly program with Miss Vanessa that features a story, craft, games, trivia, and a baking project inspired by different American Girl™ characters. Take home craft kits available at Barrett Branch!

Tue, Jan 26, 10:00am - 10:30am
Zoom - Stories and Songs
Join Miss Venetta for songs, rhymes and a new story every week! Perfect for toddlers, big and little siblings!Register

Tue, Jan 26, 10:30am - 11:00am
Virtual
Join Ms. Eli from her home for this virtual Spanish-English storytime. Sing songs and she'll read a book or two. Intended for ages 2 to 4, but all children and families are welcome to join in! Register

Tue, Jan 26, 11:00am - 11:30am
Virtual
Play time with your youngest ones. Fingerplay, stories and plenty of songs! Get moving and grooving with your little ones! Register

Tue, Jan 26, 11:00am - 11:45am
Virtual
This winter and spring, practice the letters N-Z with fun learning activities.Register

Tue, Jan 26, 11:00am - 4:00pm
Curbside Pick Up - Curbside Pick Up
Kente Cloth is a traditional woven cloth from Ghana. Pick up your Kente Cloth Inspired craft kit in preparation for the February 9 Tween Art 101 program. Register

Tue, Jan 26, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Virtual
The “We Are Board(Game) Club” is back! Gather your friends to play virtual pictionary. Have some dice nearby -- what you draw will depend on your roll. Register

Wed, Jan 27, All day
Virtual
A monthly program with Miss Vanessa that features a story, craft, games, trivia, and a baking project inspired by different American Girl™ characters. Take home craft kits available at Barrett Branch!

Wed, Jan 27, 10:30am - 11:00am
Virtual
Join Ms. Suzanne on Zoom to sing songs and listen to a story about things we can see outside. Designed for ages 1 to 3, but anyone can join!Register

Wed, Jan 27, 11:00am - 4:00pm
Curbside Pick Up - Curbside Pick Up
Kente Cloth is a traditional woven cloth from Ghana. Pick up your Kente Cloth Inspired craft kit in preparation for the February 9 Tween Art 101 program. Register

Wed, Jan 27, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Virtual
Welcome to Scribble Book Club! While we aren't scribbling on the books, but we are meeting on Zoom twice a month to talk about a new story each month! Register

Wed, Jan 27, 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Virtual
Join Miss Amy for stories, songs, rhymes, and other fun activities! This program is geared toward ages 3-5, but children of all ages are welcome to participate.Register

Wed, Jan 27, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Zoom -
Join Miss Kayla and Miss Katie for cozy bedtime stories. Explore a new theme each week! Register

Thu, Jan 28, All day
Virtual
A monthly program with Miss Vanessa that features a story, craft, games, trivia, and a baking project inspired by different American Girl™ characters. Take home craft kits available at Barrett Branch!

Thu, Jan 28, 10:00am - 10:30am
Virtual
Join Miss Katie for singing, dancing, and to hear new story books!Register

Thu, Jan 28, 10:00am - 10:45am
Virtual
Join Miss Lisa and "Ally Gator" for an interactive story hour for preschoolers and their siblings.Register

Thu, Jan 28, 11:00am - 11:30am
Virtual
Join Miss Christian each week for stories and songs. Registration is required.Register

Thu, Jan 28, 11:00am - 4:00pm
Curbside Pick Up - Curbside Pick Up
Kente Cloth is a traditional woven cloth from Ghana. Pick up your Kente Cloth Inspired craft kit in preparation for the February 9 Tween Art 101 program. Register

Thu, Jan 28, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Virtual
Have fun with Miss Amy and Miss Amanda as we flex our STEAM skills! Each week, hear a story, then follow along with a science-related activity using a few simple supplies from around the house. Register

Thu, Jan 28, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Virtual
Join us virtually as we compete with trivia, play mad libs, tell jokes and listen to stories.Register

Fri, Jan 29, All day
Virtual
A monthly program with Miss Vanessa that features a story, craft, games, trivia, and a baking project inspired by different American Girl™ characters. Take home craft kits available at Barrett Branch!

Fri, Jan 29, 10:00am - 10:30am
Virtual
Join Miss Amy and Miss Amanda each Friday morning for stories, songs and rhymes.Register

Fri, Jan 29, 10:30am - 11:00am
Virtual
Join Ms. Suzanne on Fridays for a story, a craft and some silly songs. Ages 3 - 5.Register

Fri, Jan 29, 11:00am - 4:00pm
Curbside Pick Up - Curbside Pick Up
Kente Cloth is a traditional woven cloth from Ghana. Pick up your Kente Cloth Inspired craft kit in preparation for the February 9 Tween Art 101 program. Register

Sat, Jan 30, 11:00am - 4:00pm
Curbside Pick Up - Curbside Pick Up
Kente Cloth is a traditional woven cloth from Ghana. Pick up your Kente Cloth Inspired craft kit in preparation for the February 9 Tween Art 101 program. Register

Mon, Feb 01, 11:00am - 4:00pm
Curbside Pick Up - Curbside Pick Up
Kente Cloth is a traditional woven cloth from Ghana. Pick up your Kente Cloth Inspired craft kit in preparation for the February 9 Tween Art 101 program. Register

Tue, Feb 02, 10:00am - 10:30am
Virtual
Crawl on over to story time. We’ll enjoy singing, dancing and finding your new favorite story with Miss Venetta. Recommended for ages 0-5. Register

Tue, Feb 02, 10:30am - 11:00am
Virtual
Join Ms. Eli from her home for this virtual Spanish-English storytime. Sing songs and she'll read a book or two. Intended for ages 2 to 4, but all children and families are welcome to join in! Register

Tue, Feb 02, 11:00am - 11:45am
Virtual
This winter and spring, practice the letters N-Z with fun learning activities.Register

Tue, Feb 02, 11:00am - 4:00pm
Curbside Pick Up - Curbside Pick Up
Kente Cloth is a traditional woven cloth from Ghana. Pick up your Kente Cloth Inspired craft kit in preparation for the February 9 Tween Art 101 program. Register

Tue, Feb 02, 11:00am - 11:30am
Virtual
Just for our littlest friends. Sing, read and play with your baby with us! Recommended for ages 0-5. Register

Tue, Feb 02, 7:00pm - 8:15pm
Virtual
Join us on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month from 7:00pm-8:15pm. Register

Wed, Feb 03, 10:30am - 11:00am
Virtual
Join Ms. Suzanne on Zoom to sing songs and listen to a story about things we can see outside. Designed for ages 1 to 3, but anyone can join!Register

Wed, Feb 03, 11:00am - 11:40am
Virtual
Help us re-tell favorite picture books with yoga. No yoga experience required. These programs are recommended for children ages 2+ and their grownups.Register

Wed, Feb 03, 11:00am - 4:00pm
Curbside Pick Up - Curbside Pick Up
Kente Cloth is a traditional woven cloth from Ghana. Pick up your Kente Cloth Inspired craft kit in preparation for the February 9 Tween Art 101 program. Register

Wed, Feb 03, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Virtual
For the month of February we are reading "Punching the Air" by Ibi Zoboi and Yusef Salaam. Ages 12 and up.Register

Wed, Feb 03, 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Virtual
Join Miss Amy for stories, songs, rhymes, and other fun activities! This program is geared toward ages 3-5, but children of all ages are welcome to participate.Register

Wed, Feb 03, 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Virtual
Each Wednesday night join Miss Kayla and Miss Katie for a collection of stories that are perfect for bedtime. Recommended for all ages! Register

Thu, Feb 04, 10:00am - 10:45am
Virtual
Join Miss Lisa and "Ally Gator" for an interactive story hour for preschoolers and their siblings.Register

Thu, Feb 04, 10:00am - 10:30am
Virtual
Ready to dance, sing and listen to story books? Join Miss Katie and start your day with a smile and dancing feet. Register

Thu, Feb 04, 10:00am - 10:30am
Virtual
Join Miss Amy and Miss Amanda each Friday morning for stories, songs and rhymes.Register

Thu, Feb 04, 11:00am - 11:30am
Virtual
Join Miss Christian each week for stories and songs. Registration is required.Register

Thu, Feb 04, 11:00am - 4:00pm
Curbside Pick Up - Curbside Pick Up
Kente Cloth is a traditional woven cloth from Ghana. Pick up your Kente Cloth Inspired craft kit in preparation for the February 9 Tween Art 101 program. Register

Thu, Feb 04, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Virtual
Have fun with Miss Amy and Miss Amanda as we flex our STEAM skills! Each week, hear a story, then follow along with a science-related activity using a few simple supplies from around the house. Register

Thu, Feb 04, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Virtual
Join us virtually as we compete with trivia, play mad libs, tell jokes and listen to stories.Register

Fri, Feb 05, 11:00am - 4:00pm
Curbside Pick Up - Curbside Pick Up
Kente Cloth is a traditional woven cloth from Ghana. Pick up your Kente Cloth Inspired craft kit in preparation for the February 9 Tween Art 101 program. Register

Sat, Feb 06, 11:00am - 4:00pm
Curbside Pick Up - Curbside Pick Up
Kente Cloth is a traditional woven cloth from Ghana. Pick up your Kente Cloth Inspired craft kit in preparation for the February 9 Tween Art 101 program. Register

Last updated: December 2020