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Beyond the Book Family Holiday Festival

2023-12-17 13:00:00 2023-12-17 17:00:00 America/New_York Beyond the Book Family Holiday Festival Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library -

Sunday, December 17
1:00pm - 5:00pm

Add to Calendar 2023-12-17 13:00:00 2023-12-17 17:00:00 America/New_York Beyond the Book Family Holiday Festival DC Public Library's Beyond the Book program sponsored by the DC Public Library Foundation invites your family to celebrate the holidays and kick off Winter Challenge with us at the MLK Library! Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library -

DC Public Library's Beyond the Book program sponsored by the DC Public Library Foundation invites your family to celebrate the holidays and kick off Winter Challenge with us at the MLK Library!

The winter holidays and winter break are a great time to cozy up as a family and enjoy a good book. For Developing Readers, children in kindergarten through third-grade, breaks from school like winter break are some of the best times to encourage your child to read for fun. DC Public Library's Beyond the Book Club is a great way for your family to embrace joyful learning. Families who sign up for Beyond the Book will receive a free seasonal title with an activity book, a membership card, special invitations to Beyond the Book events like this one and so much more.

At the second annual Familly Holiday Festival, you will be able to:

  • Decorate delicious cookies
  • Write your own winter stories at our book-making station
  • Creating fun arts and crafts for decorating and gifting
  • Take a free family portrait in the photo booth with a background of your choice
  • Get your face painted
  • and more!

You will also be able to sign up for the Beyond the Book Club, sponsored by the DC Public Library Foundation AND the Washington Wizards Winter Reading Challenge! Sign up for this year's challenge and earn badges (and great prizes!) that encourage reading for fun, joining library events and connecting with your community. Winter Challenge is a great way to find healthy habits that your family will love and can add to your routine all year round. It will be a fun and festive day to start a wonderful season of reading! 

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

Phone: (202) 727-0321

Hours
Mon, Feb 19 9:30AM to 5:30PM
Tue, Feb 20 9:30AM to 9:00PM
Wed, Feb 21 9:30AM to 9:00PM
Thu, Feb 22 9:30AM to 9:00PM
Fri, Feb 23 9:30AM to 5:30PM
Sat, Feb 24 9:30AM to 5:30PM
Sun, Feb 25 1:00PM to 5:00PM

About the library

Upcoming events

Sat, Feb 24, 10:00am - 12:00pm
205-B Accessibility Program Room

Sat, Feb 24, 10:30am - 12:00pm
202-O Computer Lab (16 Person Capacity)

Sat, Feb 24, 11:00am - 12:30pm
Registration is now closed

Sat, Feb 24, 1:00pm - 2:30pm
401-A Conference Room (20-50 Person Capacity)

Sat, Feb 24, 1:00pm - 2:30pm

Sat, Feb 24, 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Sat, Feb 24, 1:30pm - 3:00pm
202-O Computer Lab (16 Person Capacity)

Sat, Feb 24, 1:30pm - 3:30pm

Mon, Feb 26, 10:00am - 12:00pm

Mon, Feb 26, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
202-O Computer Lab (16 Person Capacity)

Mon, Feb 26, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Mon, Feb 26, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
202-O Computer Lab (16 Person Capacity)

Mon, Feb 26, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Mon, Feb 26, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
401-G Conference Room (6-46 Person Capacity)

Tue, Feb 27, 10:00am - 1:00pm
202-J Consultation Room

Tue, Feb 27, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
205-J Computer Lab (12 Person Capacity)

Tue, Feb 27, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
202-O Computer Lab (16 Person Capacity)

Tue, Feb 27, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Tue, Feb 27, 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Auditorium

Tue, Feb 27, 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Wed, Feb 28, 10:00am - 3:00pm

Wed, Feb 28, 10:00am - 12:00pm

Wed, Feb 28, 1:30pm - 3:30pm
202-O Computer Lab (16 Person Capacity)

Wed, Feb 28, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Wed, Feb 28, 4:30pm - 6:30pm
202-O Computer Lab (16 Person Capacity)

Wed, Feb 28, 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Wed, Feb 28, 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Wed, Feb 28, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Wed, Feb 28, 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Thu, Feb 29, 2:00pm - 4:30pm
205-J Computer Lab (12 Person Capacity)

Thu, Feb 29, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
202-O Computer Lab (16 Person Capacity)

Thu, Feb 29, 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Thu, Feb 29, 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Thu, Feb 29, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
204-F Youth Program Room

Thu, Feb 29, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
East Storefront A & B

Fri, Mar 01, 10:30am - 11:00am

Fri, Mar 01, 11:00am - 12:00pm
401-G Conference Room (6-46 Person Capacity)

Fri, Mar 01, 3:30pm - 5:00pm

Sat, Mar 02, All day

Sat, Mar 02, 10:00am - 12:00pm
205-B Accessibility Program Room

Sat, Mar 02, 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Sat, Mar 02, 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Mon, Mar 04, 10:00am - 12:00pm

Mon, Mar 04, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Tue, Mar 05, 10:00am - 1:00pm
202-J Consultation Room

Tue, Mar 05, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Tue, Mar 05, 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Auditorium

Wed, Mar 06, 10:00am - 3:00pm

Wed, Mar 06, 10:00am - 12:00pm

Wed, Mar 06, 11:00am - 12:15pm
205-J Computer Lab (12 Person Capacity)

Wed, Mar 06, 12:15pm - 1:15pm
205-J Computer Lab (12 Person Capacity)

Wed, Mar 06, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
205-J Computer Lab (12 Person Capacity)

Wed, Mar 06, 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Wed, Mar 06, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Wed, Mar 06, 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Thu, Mar 07, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Event Space

Thu, Mar 07, 12:00pm - 1:30pm
202-O Computer Lab (16 Person Capacity)

Thu, Mar 07, 12:00pm - 12:45pm
205-B Accessibility Program Room

Thu, Mar 07, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
202-J Consultation Room,202-K Consultation Room

Thu, Mar 07, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
205-B Accessibility Program Room

Thu, Mar 07, 2:15pm - 3:15pm
205-B Accessibility Program Room

Thu, Mar 07, 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Thu, Mar 07, 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Thu, Mar 07, 5:30pm - 9:00pm
Auditorium

Thu, Mar 07, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Fri, Mar 08, 10:30am - 11:00am

Fri, Mar 08, 10:30am - 12:00pm
205-B Accessibility Program Room

Fri, Mar 08, 11:00am - 12:00pm
401-G Conference Room (6-46 Person Capacity)

Sat, Mar 09, 10:00am - 12:00pm
205-B Accessibility Program Room

Sat, Mar 09, 1:00pm - 2:30pm
East Storefront A & B

Sat, Mar 09, 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Sat, Mar 09, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
401-E Conference Room (20-46 Person Capacity)

Sat, Mar 09, 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Sun, Mar 10, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
East Storefront A & B

Mon, Mar 11, 10:00am - 12:00pm

Mon, Mar 11, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Tue, Mar 12, 10:00am - 1:00pm
202-J Consultation Room

Tue, Mar 12, 11:30am - 12:00pm

Tue, Mar 12, 1:30pm - 3:00pm
401-G Conference Room (6-46 Person Capacity)

Tue, Mar 12, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Wed, Mar 13, 10:00am - 3:00pm

Wed, Mar 13, 10:00am - 12:00pm

Wed, Mar 13, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Auditorium

Wed, Mar 13, 11:00am - 12:15pm
205-J Computer Lab (12 Person Capacity)

Wed, Mar 13, 12:15pm - 1:15pm
205-J Computer Lab (12 Person Capacity)

Wed, Mar 13, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
205-J Computer Lab (12 Person Capacity)

Wed, Mar 13, 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Wed, Mar 13, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Thu, Mar 14, 12:00pm - 12:45pm
205-B Accessibility Program Room

Thu, Mar 14, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
205-B Accessibility Program Room

Thu, Mar 14, 2:15pm - 3:15pm
205-B Accessibility Program Room

Thu, Mar 14, 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Thu, Mar 14, 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Fri, Mar 15, 10:30am - 12:00pm
205-B Accessibility Program Room

Fri, Mar 15, 11:00am - 12:00pm
401-G Conference Room (6-46 Person Capacity)

Sat, Mar 16, 10:00am - 12:00pm
205-B Accessibility Program Room

Sat, Mar 16, 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Mon, Mar 18, 10:00am - 12:00pm

Mon, Mar 18, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Mon, Mar 18, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
401-G Conference Room (6-46 Person Capacity)

Tue, Mar 19, 10:00am - 1:00pm
202-J Consultation Room

Tue, Mar 19, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Wed, Mar 20, 10:00am - 3:00pm

Wed, Mar 20, 10:00am - 12:00pm

Wed, Mar 20, 11:00am - 12:15pm
205-J Computer Lab (12 Person Capacity)

Wed, Mar 20, 12:15pm - 1:15pm
205-J Computer Lab (12 Person Capacity)

Wed, Mar 20, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
205-J Computer Lab (12 Person Capacity)

Wed, Mar 20, 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Wed, Mar 20, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Thu, Mar 21, 12:00pm - 12:45pm
205-B Accessibility Program Room

Thu, Mar 21, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
205-B Accessibility Program Room

Thu, Mar 21, 2:15pm - 3:15pm
205-B Accessibility Program Room

Thu, Mar 21, 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Thu, Mar 21, 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Fri, Mar 22, 10:30am - 12:00pm
205-B Accessibility Program Room

Fri, Mar 22, 11:00am - 12:00pm
401-G Conference Room (6-46 Person Capacity)

Sat, Mar 23, 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Sat, Mar 23, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
401-A Conference Room (20-50 Person Capacity)

Mon, Mar 25, 10:00am - 12:00pm

Mon, Mar 25, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Mon, Mar 25, 7:00pm - 9:00pm