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Kids


Events for Kids

Mon, Jan 30, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Glenarden - Small Meeting Room
Homework help and reading practice for students in grades 1 through 6. Ayuda con las tareas y práctica de la lectura para los estudiantes en los grados de 1 al 6.
This event is full

Mon, Jan 30, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Largo-Kettering - Large Meeting Room
Play board games at the library! Bring one of your own, or play one of ours.

Tue, Jan 31, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
New Carrollton - Large meeting room 1
Learn to play or improve your chess game. All ages are welcome!

Tue, Jan 31, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Hyattsville
Listen to favorite stories read aloud and do related activities and games. Vengan a disfrutar de una manualidad después de la lectura de un cuento.

Tue, Jan 31, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Oxon Hill - Author Room
Homework help and reading practice for students in grades 1 through 6. Ayuda con las tareas y práctica de la lectura para los estudiantes en los grados de 1 al 6.

Tue, Jan 31, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Glenarden - Small Meeting Room
Enjoy a family friendly movie. When the manic Dr. Robotnik returns to Earth with a new ally, Knuckles the Echidna, Sonic and his new friend Tails is all that stands in their way. (source: IMDb)

Tue, Jan 31, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Accokeek - Large Meeting Room
Play board games at the library! Bring one of your own, or play one of ours.

Tue, Jan 31, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Greenbelt - Auditorium
Practice kids ballet, lyrical, hip-hop, jazz, and more! For children 3 to 11 years old.

Tue, Jan 31, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Laurel
An evening of crocheting and knitting. Materials will be provided. No prior experience needed. All ages are welcome. Led by the Laurel Branch Library Crocheting and Knitting group.

Tue, Jan 31, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Oxon Hill - Small Meeting Room
In this program, Troi Madison Newman will discuss the history of tribal wellness, specifically with sage, sweetgrass, cedar, and tobacco. She will share how the Piscataway Conoy Tribe uses tobacco for wellness and explain traditional sage practices. Each individual will be provided their own ethically sourced, indigenous-grown sage bundle for smudging.

Wed, Feb 01, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Mount Rainier
Learn about the achievements of Dr. Mae Jemison, the first Black woman to travel to space, and create your own rocket ship. Supplies will be provided.

Wed, Feb 01, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Spauldings
Find out about the latest books. Share favorites and practice reading with games and other fun activities. For children ages 6 and up. Brought to you by Make Smart Cool.

Wed, Feb 01, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Hyattsville
Homework help and reading practice for students in grades 1 through 6. Ayuda con las tareas y práctica de la lectura para los estudiantes en los grados de 1 al 6.

Wed, Feb 01, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Hillcrest Heights - Small Meeting Room
Play board games at the library! Bring one of your own, or play one of ours.

Wed, Feb 01, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Upper Marlboro - Large Meeting Room
Take an imaginary trip to the African Savanna. Once there, we will meet Anansi the Spider. Anansi has a story and needs your help telling it!

Thu, Feb 02, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Glenarden - Small Meeting Room
Homework help and reading practice for students in grades 1 through 6. Ayuda con las tareas y práctica de la lectura para los estudiantes en los grados de 1 al 6.
This event is full

Thu, Feb 02, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
New Carrollton - Large meeting room 1,Large meeting room 2
Homework help and reading practice for students in grades 1 through 6. Ayuda con las tareas y práctica de lectura para los estudiantes en los grados de 1 al 6.

Sat, Feb 04, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Hyattsville - Meeting Room 2
Bring your character sheets and explore dungeons every Saturday in February. Pre-made character sheets and other tabletop games will also be available for use. Beginners are welcome!

Canceled
Mon, Feb 06, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Glenarden
Homework help and reading practice for students in grades 1 through 6. Ayuda con las tareas y práctica de la lectura para los estudiantes en los grados de 1 al 6.

Tue, Feb 07, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
New Carrollton - Large meeting room 1
Learn to play or improve your chess game. All ages are welcome!

Tue, Feb 07, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Oxon Hill - Author Room
Homework help and reading practice for students in grades 1 through 6. Ayuda con las tareas y práctica de la lectura para los estudiantes en los grados de 1 al 6.

Tue, Feb 07, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Beltsville - Large Meeting Room
Learn to play or improve your chess game. All ages are welcome!

Tue, Feb 07, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Hyattsville
Learn about notable Black aviators with stories, videos, and crafts.

Tue, Feb 07, 5:30pm - 6:45pm
Hyattsville - Learning Lab
Want to learn coding, 3D design, and engineering basics? In these hands-on workshops, the University of Maryland's Nearspace Balloon Payload Project will teach you useful STEM skills, including how to create video games using the Python programming language and how to design 3D-printed objects.

Tue, Feb 07, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Largo-Kettering - Large Meeting Room
Explore science, technology, engineering, and math. Expand your knowledge of African/Black Americans in STEM disciplines while playing a fun game of bingo.

Tue, Feb 07, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Accokeek - Large Meeting Room
Freestyle building. Legos will be provided and kids can let their imaginations run wild!

Tue, Feb 07, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Spauldings - Conference Room
Have fun crafting and creating a sensory heart collage! Supplies are provided

Tue, Feb 07, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Glenarden - Small Meeting Room
A funny, uplifting story adapted from a Zambian folk tale, performed by Khaleshia Thorpe-Price.

Tue, Feb 07, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Oxon Hill - Lecture Hall
Children will hear and see percussion instruments in this interactive musical program.

Wed, Feb 08, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Glenarden - Small Meeting Room
Have fun crafting and creating! Create heart-themed artwork with paint supplies while enjoying some light refreshments Supplies are provided

Wed, Feb 08, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Spauldings
Find out about the latest books. Share favorites and practice reading with games and other fun activities. For children ages 6 and up. Brought to you by Make Smart Cool.

Wed, Feb 08, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Hyattsville
Homework help and reading practice for students in grades 1 through 6. Ayuda con las tareas y práctica de la lectura para los estudiantes en los grados de 1 al 6.

Wed, Feb 08, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
New Carrollton - Large meeting room 2
Explore science, technology, engineering, and math with Rigamajig building sets. Drop in for hands-on experiments and activities. Ages 5-12 with adult.

Wed, Feb 08, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Largo-Kettering - Large Meeting Room
Have fun clapping and singing with interactive animal stories, including Brer Rabbit and Anansi the Spider.

Wed, Feb 08, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Greenbelt - Auditorium
Take an imaginary trip to the African Savanna. Once there, we will meet Anansi the Spider. Anansi has a story and needs your help telling it!

Wed, Feb 08, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
South Bowie - Large Meeting Room
Explore science, technology, engineering, and math. Drop in for hands-on experiments and activities. Ages 5-12 with adult.

Thu, Feb 09, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Glenarden - Small Meeting Room
Homework help and reading practice for students in grades 1 through 6. Ayuda con las tareas y práctica de la lectura para los estudiantes en los grados de 1 al 6.
This event is full

Thu, Feb 09, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
New Carrollton - Large meeting room 1,Large meeting room 2
Homework help and reading practice for students in grades 1 through 6. Ayuda con las tareas y práctica de lectura para los estudiantes en los grados de 1 al 6.

Sat, Feb 11, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Accokeek - Large Meeting Room
Have fun crafting and creating as we make pop-up cards for Valentine's Day! Supplies provided. All ages welcome!

Sat, Feb 11, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Hyattsville
Bring your character sheets and explore dungeons every Saturday in February. Pre-made character sheets and other tabletop games will also be available for use. Beginners are welcome!

Sat, Feb 11, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Beltsville
Build your child's confidence as they read to specially trained therapy dogs. Bring a book or choose one from the library. Each child will read for 15 minutes. First come, first served.

Mon, Feb 13, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Hillcrest Heights - Small Meeting Room
Have fun crafting and creating! Supplies are provided

Canceled
Mon, Feb 13, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Glenarden
Homework help and reading practice for students in grades 1 through 6. Ayuda con las tareas y práctica de la lectura para los estudiantes en los grados de 1 al 6.

Tue, Feb 14, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
New Carrollton - Large meeting room 1
Learn to play or improve your chess game. All ages are welcome!

Tue, Feb 14, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Oxon Hill - Author Room
Homework help and reading practice for students in grades 1 through 6. Ayuda con las tareas y práctica de la lectura para los estudiantes en los grados de 1 al 6.

Tue, Feb 14, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Beltsville - Large Meeting Room
Become a scientist by conducting hands-on, fun science activities using basic scientific principles. Acompáñenos a explorar la ciencia, la tecnología, la ingeniería y las matemática. Ages 8-12.

Tue, Feb 14, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Hyattsville
Become a scientist by discussing an interesting Black scientist's work in urban biology and conduct some hands-on activities. Acompáñenos a explorar la ciencia, la tecnología, la ingeniería y las matemática. Ages 8-12.

Tue, Feb 14, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Upper Marlboro - Large Meeting Room
Enjoy a family friendly movie. A waitress, desperate to fulfill her dreams as a restaurant owner, is set on a journey to turn a frog prince back into a human being, but she has to face the same problem after she kisses him. -IMDB

Wed, Feb 15, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Glenarden - Small Meeting Room
Explore science, technology, engineering, and math. Drop in for hands-on experiments and activities. Freestyle building. Legos and Keva Planks will be provided and kids can let their imaginations run wild!

Wed, Feb 15, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Upper Marlboro - Large Meeting Room
Freestyle building. Legos will be provided and kids can let their imaginations run wild! This session, we will build vehicles!

Wed, Feb 15, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Spauldings
Find out about the latest books. Share favorites and practice reading with games and other fun activities. For children ages 6 and up. Brought to you by Make Smart Cool.

Wed, Feb 15, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Hyattsville
Homework help and reading practice for students in grades 1 through 6. Ayuda con las tareas y práctica de la lectura para los estudiantes en los grados de 1 al 6.

Wed, Feb 15, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
South Bowie - Large Meeting Room
Have fun clapping and singing with interactive animal stories, including Brer Rabbit and Anansi the Spider.

Thu, Feb 16, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Glenarden - Small Meeting Room
Homework help and reading practice for students in grades 1 through 6. Ayuda con las tareas y práctica de la lectura para los estudiantes en los grados de 1 al 6.
This event is full

Thu, Feb 16, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
New Carrollton - Large meeting room 1,Large meeting room 2
Homework help and reading practice for students in grades 1 through 6. Ayuda con las tareas y práctica de lectura para los estudiantes en los grados de 1 al 6.

Sat, Feb 18, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
New Carrollton - Large meeting room 1
Travel back in time with Khaleshia Thorpe-Price and listen to different perspectives of Black history.

Sat, Feb 18, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Bowie - Auditorium
Have fun clapping and singing with interactive animal stories, including Brer Rabbit and Anansi the Spider.

Sat, Feb 18, 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Oxon Hill - Author Room
Have fun crafting and creating! Supplies are provided.

Sat, Feb 18, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Hyattsville - Meeting Room 2
Bring your character sheets and explore dungeons every Saturday in February. Pre-made character sheets and other tabletop games will also be available for use. Beginners are welcome!

Sat, Feb 18, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Accokeek - Large Meeting Room
Come learn a new skill from our Commons Staff. Learn how to make your own yarn with a simple process. All experience levels and ages are welcome. All materials will be provided.

Tue, Feb 21, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
New Carrollton - Large meeting room 1
Learn to play or improve your chess game. All ages are welcome!

Tue, Feb 21, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Oxon Hill - Author Room
Homework help and reading practice for students in grades 1 through 6. Ayuda con las tareas y práctica de la lectura para los estudiantes en los grados de 1 al 6.

Tue, Feb 21, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Beltsville - Large Meeting Room
Learn to play or improve your chess game. All ages are welcome!

Tue, Feb 21, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Hyattsville
Play board games at the library! Bring one of your own, or play one of ours. | ¡Vengan a jugar con una gran variedad de juegos de mesa!

Tue, Feb 21, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Hillcrest Heights - Small Meeting Room
Become a scientist by conducting hands-on, fun science activities using basic scientific principles. Acompáñenos a explorar la ciencia, la tecnología, la ingeniería y las matemática. Ages 8-12.

Tue, Feb 21, 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Oxon Hill
Listen to favorite stories read aloud and do related activities and games.

Tue, Feb 21, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Greenbelt - Auditorium
Become a scientist by conducting hands-on, fun science activities using basic scientific principles as we explore the contributions of Black inventors. Acompáñenos a explorar la ciencia, la tecnología, la ingeniería y las matemática mientras exploramos las contribuciones de los inventores negros. Ages 8-12.

Tue, Feb 21, 5:30pm - 6:45pm
Hyattsville - Learning Lab
Want to learn coding, 3D design, and engineering basics? In these hands-on workshops, the University of Maryland's Nearspace Balloon Payload Project will teach you useful STEM skills, including how to create video games using the Python programming language and how to design 3D-printed objects.

Tue, Feb 21, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Largo-Kettering - Large Meeting Room
Explore science, technology, engineering, and math. Learn about Afrofuturism while using your imagination to create something useful.

Tue, Feb 21, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Accokeek - Large Meeting Room
Freestyle building. Legos will be provided and kids can let their imaginations run wild!

Tue, Feb 21, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Beltsville - Large Meeting Room
Culture Queen will wow your royal children with her magnetic personality and creative approach to cultural education by inviting them to celebrate everything that makes them who they are. With a renewed sense of confidence, cultural awareness, and curiosity for exploring the world around them, kids will leave proudly exclaiming, “I Like The Me I See!”

Wed, Feb 22, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Mount Rainier
Freestyle building. Legos will be provided and kids can let their imaginations run wild!

Wed, Feb 22, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Glenarden - Small Meeting Room
Discover facts about Black History through a game of Bingo!

Wed, Feb 22, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Spauldings
Find out about the latest books. Share favorites and practice reading with games and other fun activities. For children ages 6 and up. Brought to you by Make Smart Cool.

Wed, Feb 22, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Hyattsville
Homework help and reading practice for students in grades 1 through 6. Ayuda con las tareas y práctica de la lectura para los estudiantes en los grados de 1 al 6.

Wed, Feb 22, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Laurel - Large Meeting Room A (Dorothy Height Room)
Take an imaginary trip to the African Savanna. Once there, we will meet Anansi the Spider. Anansi has a story and needs your help telling it!

Thu, Feb 23, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Glenarden - Small Meeting Room
Homework help and reading practice for students in grades 1 through 6. Ayuda con las tareas y práctica de la lectura para los estudiantes en los grados de 1 al 6.
This event is full

Thu, Feb 23, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
New Carrollton - Large meeting room 1,Large meeting room 2
Homework help and reading practice for students in grades 1 through 6. Ayuda con las tareas y práctica de lectura para los estudiantes en los grados de 1 al 6.

Sat, Feb 25, 11:00am - 4:00pm
Prince George's Sports and Learning Complex
Prince George's County Department of Parks and Recreation presents a celebration of African American History and Culture. Enjoy arts & crafts, demos, performers, speakers, and local vendors.

Sat, Feb 25, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Accokeek - Large Meeting Room
Have fun crafting and creating as we make mosaics inspired by the work of artist Alma Thomas! Supplies are provided

Sat, Feb 25, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Hyattsville - Meeting Room 2
Bring your character sheets and explore dungeons every Saturday in February. Pre-made character sheets and other tabletop games will also be available for use. Beginners are welcome!

Sat, Feb 25, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Spauldings
Travel back in time with Khaleshia Thorpe-Price and listen to different perspectives of Black history.

Canceled
Mon, Feb 27, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Glenarden
Homework help and reading practice for students in grades 1 through 6. Ayuda con las tareas y práctica de la lectura para los estudiantes en los grados de 1 al 6.

Mon, Feb 27, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Laurel
Explore science, technology, engineering, and math. Drop in for hands-on experiments and activities. Ages 5-12 with adult. Teens can earn community service but need to come in at 3:30. March 27 activities feature the Goldilocks and the Three Bears, The Three Billy Goats Gruff, and The Three Little Pigs.

Mon, Feb 27, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Upper Marlboro
Have fun crafting and creating Pokemon Balls! Supplies are provided.

Mon, Feb 27, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Pop-Up Locations
Become a scientist by conducting hands-on, fun science activities using basic scientific principles as we explore the contributions of Black inventors. Acompáñenos a explorar la ciencia, la tecnología, la ingeniería y las matemática mientras exploramos las contribuciones de los inventores negros. Ages 8-12.

Tue, Feb 28, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
New Carrollton - Large meeting room 1
Learn to play or improve your chess game. All ages are welcome!

Tue, Feb 28, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Oxon Hill - Author Room
Homework help and reading practice for students in grades 1 through 6. Ayuda con las tareas y práctica de la lectura para los estudiantes en los grados de 1 al 6.

Tue, Feb 28, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Hyattsville
Learn how "The Green Book" guidebook for travelers helped a generation of Black Americans avoid some of the indignities of Jim Crow.

Tue, Feb 28, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Greenbelt - Auditorium
Practice kids ballet, lyrical, hip-hop, jazz, and more! For children 3 to 11 years old.

Tue, Feb 28, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Accokeek - Large Meeting Room
Culture Queen will wow your royal children with her magnetic personality and creative approach to cultural education by inviting them to celebrate everything that makes them who they are. With a renewed sense of confidence, cultural awareness, and curiosity for exploring the world around them, kids will leave proudly exclaiming, “I Like The Me I See!”

Kids Achieve Club

The mission of the Kids Achieve Club (KAC) program is to provide academic support through homework assistance and reading practice for English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) students in grades 1-6. The program was created to support the unique needs of English Learners to foster a love of reading and to provide academic support. Although KAC was created to align with the needs and to engage English Learners, it is an inclusive program. Children of all backgrounds and ethnicities are invited to participate. 

Take a look at our foundation booklet titled Kids Achieve Club Reading Activities by Dr. Dawn Jacobs Martin Ph.D. This booklet is filled with reading strategies integrated with the Five Pillars of Literacy, making it the perfect resource and guide for mentors, parents, and caregivers.

If you would like to learn more about early literacy, or if you have children the age of 5 and under, please visit our Early Literacy page for more information.

La misión del programa Kids Achieve Club (KAC) es proveer apoyo académico y asistencia en las tareas y practicar la lectura para estudiantes de inglés como segundo idioma en los grados 1° - 6°.  El programa fue creado específicamente para proveer un servicio de las necesidades de estudiantes que están aprendiendo el inglés o que el inglés es su segundo idioma para fomentar un amor a la lectura y proveer apoyo académico. Aunque el programa KAC fue creado para alinearse con las necesidades e involucrar a estudiantes de inglés como segundo idioma es un programa inclusivo.  Niños de todo origen y etnicidad son bienvenidos a participar.  

con un folleto que se titula, Actividades de Leer, por Dra. Dawn Jacobs Martin, Ph.D. Este folleto está lleno de las estrategias de lectura que integran los “cinco pilares de alfabetización.” El libro es un recurso para tutores, padres, y las personas encargadas del cuidado del niño. 

Si quiere aprender más sobre la alfabetización temprana, o si tiene niños de los años 5 y menos, por favor visite nuestra página web Alfabetización Temprana para más información.

Helpful Online Resources

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ABCmouse (Library Access)

The ABCmouse curriculum is designed to help young children (ages 2-8+) build a strong foundation for future academic success. ABCmouse is 100% educational, with more than 10,000 learning activities (books, puzzles, educational games, art activities, songs, etc.) across all major subject areas—reading, math, science, social studies, art, and music.

ABCmouse at Home (Remote Access)

Now available from home! The ABCmouse curriculum is designed to help young children (ages 2-8+) build a strong foundation for future academic success. ABCmouse is 100% educational, with more than 10,000 learning activities (books, puzzles, educational games, art activities, songs, etc.) across all major subject areas—reading, math, science, social studies, art, and music.

Beanstack

Discover favorite books, earn badges and participate in reading challenges with Beanstack!

Biography in Context

Meet the people who made history by accessing video, audio, images, primary sources and articles for over a half-million international figures.

Brainfuse HelpNow

Chat online with a real tutor and get live, homework help from 2pm to 11:55pm EST.

ComicsPlus

Enjoy unlimited access to thousands of digital graphic novels, manga and comics. Checkouts are for seven days with unlimited renewals.

Creativebug

1,000+ art & craft video classes covering art & design, sewing, quilting, paper, knitting, crochet, food & home, jewelry, holiday & party, and kids.

Encyclopedia Britannica for Kids

An excellent starting place for any research project about animals, geography, people and more.

Encyclopedia Britannica ImageQuest

Access millions of images from the best collections in the world.

Encyclopedia Britannica Library Edition

Search encyclopedia articles, magazines, web sites and videos.

Gale In Context: Middle School

Find information here about the most studied middle school topics.

Gale in Context: Elementary

Cross-curricular research and homework help for K-5 students.

Gale Ebooks

Find eBooks on countries, cultures, history, technology, science and more, with translations available in 40 languages.

Libby/OverDrive for Kids

OverDrive and the Libby app offer classic and contemporary children's books for all ages in both eBook and eAudio format.

Mango Languages

Learn a new language from home or on-the-go with Mango! Mango adapts to your unique learning style so you pick up on new vocabulary quickly.

National Geographic Kids (Gale)

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Magazines, newspapers, journals, and reference content for middle and high school students.

NoveList K-8

Find just the right book and get recommendations based on your interests and reading level.

Pebble Go

Have fun researching while playing educational games and engaging with read-aloud audio for five categories: animals, science, biographies, social studies and dinosaurs. Designed specifically for grades K-3.

Transparent languages

An easy-to-use interface that integrates real-life language use by native speakers. With over 100 languages to choose from, every language-learner will find something of interest.

For all of our resources, please visit here and if you're having trouble accessing anything, please contact us.


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