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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
Thu, Feb 25, 10:00am - 10:45am
Virtual
Join Miss Lisa and "Ally Gator" for an interactive story hour for preschoolers and their siblings.Register

Thu, Feb 25, 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 25, 11:00am - 11:30am
Virtual
Join Miss Christian each week for stories and songs. Registration is required.Register

Thu, Feb 25, 11:00am - 4:00pm
Curbside Pickup - Curbside Pickup
Celebrate the Year of the Ox with a fun make-at-home craft! Get instructions and supplies at the Beatley Central Library via curbside pick-up. Ages 3-12.

Thu, Feb 25, 11:00am - 4:00pm
Curbside Pick Up - Curbside Pick Up
Make a Duncan curbside appointment to reserve your kit. Available all month!

Thu, Feb 25, 11:00am - 4:00pm
Curbside Pick Up - Curbside Pick Up
Pi Day is on March 14. And this month’s craft kit will have supplies to make a Pi-themed bracelet. We will use that special number, 3.14, to help us craft a piece of math jewelry. For ages 8-14.Register

Thu, Feb 25, 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 25, 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 26, 10:00am - 10:30am
Virtual
Join Miss Amy and Miss Amanda each Friday morning for stories, songs and rhymes.Register

Fri, Feb 26, 10:30am - 11:00am
Virtual
Join Ms. Suzanne on Fridays for a story, a craft and some silly songs. This week we will celebrate the sun and learn about artist Alma Woodsey Thomas. Ages 3 - 5.Register

Fri, Feb 26, 11:00am - 4:00pm
Curbside Pickup - Curbside Pickup
Celebrate the Year of the Ox with a fun make-at-home craft! Get instructions and supplies at the Beatley Central Library via curbside pick-up. Ages 3-12.

Fri, Feb 26, 11:00am - 4:00pm
Curbside Pick Up - Curbside Pick Up
A monthly program that features a story, craft, games, trivia, and a baking project inspired by a different American Girl™ character. Discover what life was like in Addy Walker's™ era this February!

Fri, Feb 26, 11:00am - 4:00pm
Curbside Pick Up - Curbside Pick Up
Make a Duncan curbside appointment to reserve your kit. Available all month!

Fri, Feb 26, 11:00am - 4:00pm
Curbside Pick Up - Curbside Pick Up
Pi Day is on March 14. And this month’s craft kit will have supplies to make a Pi-themed bracelet. We will use that special number, 3.14, to help us craft a piece of math jewelry. For ages 8-14.Register

Fri, Feb 26, 11:00am - 4:00pm
Curbside Pick Up - Curbside Pick Up
Pick up your home kit containing book lists, recipes and craft items to accompany Miss Lisa's A-Z story time series.

Fri, Feb 26, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Virtual
Scribble Book Club meets twice a month on Zoom. Ages 6-12.Register

Sat, Feb 27, 11:00am - 4:00pm
Curbside Pick Up - Curbside Pick Up
A monthly program that features a story, craft, games, trivia, and a baking project inspired by a different American Girl™ character. Discover what life was like in Addy Walker's™ era this February!

Sat, Feb 27, 11:00am - 4:00pm
Curbside Pick Up - Curbside Pick Up
Make a Duncan curbside appointment to reserve your kit. Available all month!

Sat, Feb 27, 11:00am - 4:00pm
Curbside Pick Up - Curbside Pick Up
Pi Day is on March 14. And this month’s craft kit will have supplies to make a Pi-themed bracelet. We will use that special number, 3.14, to help us craft a piece of math jewelry. For ages 8-14.Register

Sat, Feb 27, 11:00am - 4:00pm
Curbside Pick Up - Curbside Pick Up
Pick up your home kit containing book lists, recipes and craft items to accompany Miss Lisa's A-Z story time series.

Mon, Mar 01, 11:00am - 4:00pm
Curbside Pick Up - Curbside Pick Up
Pi Day is on March 14. And this month’s craft kit will have supplies to make a Pi-themed bracelet. We will use that special number, 3.14, to help us craft a piece of math jewelry. For ages 8-14.Register

Mon, Mar 01, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Virtual
Girls Who Code is a virtual club that meets weekly to learn, experiment and create with coding. Some coding and circuitry experience suggested.

Tue, Mar 02, 10:00am - 10:30am
Virtual
Hop through the month of March with Miss Venetta! Plenty of songs and stories to share all month long. Register

Tue, Mar 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, Mar 02, 11:00am - 11:30am
Virtual
Sing and play with your baby in this musical half hour of fun with Miss Venetta. Register

Tue, Mar 02, 11:00am - 4:00pm
Curbside Pick Up - Curbside Pick Up
Pi Day is on March 14. And this month’s craft kit will have supplies to make a Pi-themed bracelet. We will use that special number, 3.14, to help us craft a piece of math jewelry. For ages 8-14.Register

Tue, Mar 02, 11:00am - 11:30am
Virtual
Practice your alphabet from A-Z.Register

Tue, Mar 02, 7:00pm - 8:15pm
Virtual
Join us on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month to virtually meet up with an IT professional and interact with other coders to do a short group activity and learn computer science concepts.Register

Wed, Mar 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, Mar 03, 11:00am - 4:00pm
Curbside Pick Up - Curbside Pick Up
Pi Day is on March 14. And this month’s craft kit will have supplies to make a Pi-themed bracelet. We will use that special number, 3.14, to help us craft a piece of math jewelry. For ages 8-14.Register

Wed, Mar 03, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Virtual
This book club is for teens ages 12 and up. Register

Wed, Mar 03, 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Virtual
Celebrate Women's History month with us as we share informational picture books about amazing women and their achievements.Register

Wed, Mar 03, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Virtual
Join Miss Kayla and Miss Katie each week for a fun half hour of bedtime stories! Register

Thu, Mar 04, 10:00am - 10:30am
Virtual
Jump through the month of March with Miss Katie as we rock out to new songs and stories. Register

Thu, Mar 04, 11:00am - 4:00pm
Curbside Pick Up - Curbside Pick Up
Pi Day is on March 14. And this month’s craft kit will have supplies to make a Pi-themed bracelet. We will use that special number, 3.14, to help us craft a piece of math jewelry. For ages 8-14.Register

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

Thu, Mar 04, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Virtual
Learn key strategies for resolving conflict calmly with your family members and friends in this interactive webinar. Ages 16+. Registration required. Register

Thu, Mar 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, Mar 05, 10:00am - 10:30am
Virtual
Join Miss Amy and Miss Amanda each Friday morning for stories, songs and rhymes.Register

Fri, Mar 05, 10:30am - 11:00am
Virtual
Join Ms. Suzanne on Fridays for a story, a craft and some silly songs. Ages 3 - 5.Register

Fri, Mar 05, 11:00am - 4:00pm
Curbside Pick Up - Curbside Pick Up
Pi Day is on March 14. And this month’s craft kit will have supplies to make a Pi-themed bracelet. We will use that special number, 3.14, to help us craft a piece of math jewelry. For ages 8-14.Register

Sat, Mar 06, 11:00am - 4:00pm
Curbside Pick Up - Curbside Pick Up
Pi Day is on March 14. And this month’s craft kit will have supplies to make a Pi-themed bracelet. We will use that special number, 3.14, to help us craft a piece of math jewelry. For ages 8-14.Register

Mon, Mar 08, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Virtual
Girls Who Code is a virtual club that meets weekly to learn, experiment and create with coding. Some coding and circuitry experience suggested.

Tue, Mar 09, 10:00am - 10:30am
Virtual
Hop through the month of March with Miss Venetta! Plenty of songs and stories to share all month long. Register

Tue, Mar 09, 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, Mar 09, 11:00am - 11:30am
Virtual
Sing and play with your baby in this musical half hour of fun with Miss Venetta. Register

Tue, Mar 09, 11:00am - 11:30am
Virtual
Practice your alphabet from A-Z.Register

Tue, Mar 09, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Virtual
Make a patterned bracelet using the irrational mathematical constant of Pi (3.14). You can wear it on March 14, Pi Day, to show off your mathematical knowledge! Register

Wed, Mar 10, 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, Mar 10, 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, Mar 10, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Virtual
Join Miss Kayla and Miss Katie each week for a fun half hour of bedtime stories! Register

Thu, Mar 11, 10:00am - 10:30am
Virtual
Jump through the month of March with Miss Katie as we rock out to new songs and stories. Register

Thu, Mar 11, 11:00am - 11:30am
Virtual
Celebrating the Walter Awards from We Need Diverse Books Register

Thu, Mar 11, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Virtual
Join us virtually as we compete with trivia, play mad libs, tell jokes and listen to stories.Register

Fri, Mar 12, 10:00am - 10:30am
Virtual
Join Miss Amy and Miss Amanda each Friday morning for stories, songs and rhymes.Register

Fri, Mar 12, 10:30am - 11:00am
Virtual
Join Ms. Suzanne for a story, a craft and some silly songs. Ages 3 - 5.Register

Fri, Mar 12, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Virtual
This month we're reading "Under the Egg" by Laura Marx Fitzgerald. Join Theodora as she searches for treasure. Recommended for Grades 2-5. Register

Last updated: December 2020