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Read, Build, Play with LEGO DUPLO at Local Libraries this Week

Photo, courtesy LEGO DUPLO


Looking for something different to do with little ones this coming week? LEGO DUPLO, of the preschool building toys designed for little hands, has partnered with the Association of Library Service to Children, to host FREE fun-filled library days, led by LEGO DUPLO Play Masters.

Developed to encourage play, building, reading, and creativity, the program includes a number of unique activities designed specifically for children under 5 and their parents. After a full week of local library stops in DC, the experience will be stationed at the Library of Congress National Book Festival, offering more inspiring opportunities for playing, building and learning.

Here’s where you can drop in to enjoy it this week:

Monday, September 17, 10-11am
Dorothy I. Height/Benning Neighborhood Library
3935 Benning Road NE

Monday, September 17, 3-4pm
Tenley-Friendship Neighborhood Library
4450 Wisconsin Ave. NW

Tuesday, September 18, 11am – 12pm
Watha T. Daniel-Shaw Library
1630 7th St. NW

Tuesday, September 18, 3-4pm
Chevy Chase Neighborhood Library
5625 Connecticut Ave N.W.

Wednesday, September 19, 11am – 12pm
Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library
901 G St. NW

Friday, September 21, 10-11am
Palisades Neighborhood Library
4901 V St. NW

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Where to Play on the Weekdays: January 30-February 3

Mesmerized by an aquarium full of fish in the Sant Ocean Hall at the Natural History Museum


Monday – Since I just wrote a big post about it, and because it’s one of DC’s best attractions for kids, visit the National Museum of Natural History.  See if there’s an exhibit you have yet to explore.

Tuesday – Head to the National Children’s Museum Launch Zone for Toddler Tuesday.  This week, toddlers ages 2-4 can drop in from 10:30am – 2:30pm to discover which animals hibernate and which animals can stand the cold. Activities may include stories, games, art, and movement for children and adults to experience together. Admission is free. The Launch Zone is located at the National Harbor.

Wednesday – Explore seasonal nature topics through stories, crafts, and activities at Huntley Meadows Park in Alexandria. There are still spots available in the Nature Detective program for 3-5-year-olds. The class starts at 1:30pm. (A few spots are also open in the Thursday sessions.)

Thursday – See Mouse on the Move at Imagination Stage in Bethesda.  The show about two adventurous mice ready to explore the world beyond their little mouse hole is recommended for ages 1-5. Showtimes are 10:30am and 11:45am, tickets are $10.

Friday – Boogie on down to the Atlas Performing Arts Center where Mr. Skip will be playing the Boogie Babes show at 10:30am.  Admission is $5/child, free for siblings 6 months and under. The Atlas is located at 1333 H Street NE.


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