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|10/30||2:00 PM||Mount Pleasant Library||3160 16th St NW Washington, DC 20010||Poland||Celebrate Poland!||All||A celebration of Poland and Polish culture and language through stories and activities.|
|11/01||10:00 AM||Mount Pleasant Library||3160 16th St NW Washington, DC 20010||Spain||Celebrate Spain!||0 to 5||Celebrate Spanish language and culture through stories and songs.|
|11/01||10:30 AM||Capitol View Library||5001 Central Ave Washington DC 20019||Spain||Spanish storytime||0 to 5||Bilingual storytime featuring books and songs in English and Spanish.|
|11/01||11:15 AM||West End Interim Library||2522 Virginia Ave. NW||France||Hungry Like the Wolf: Re-Tellings of the Red Riding Hood Tale||3 to 7||Over the years, Little Red Riding Hood, a story that originated in France and was authored by Charles Perrault, has been adapted and re-told many times. It remains a fascinating tale and the West End Interim Library welcomes families with children ages 3-7 to attend a story-time that will present several versions of the classic tale. The story will become new and exciting again for those who have heard the classic version before, and will be enjoyed by those experiencing it for the first time.|
|11/02||4:00 PM||Georgetown Library||3260 R Street NW, Washington DC 20007||Germany||German Folktales and Craft||5+||Join us for German folktales like Doctor All-Knowing and the Bremen Town Musicians. Afterward, we'll do a craft and enjoy a snack of gingerbread.|
|11/02||4:30 PM||Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library||1630 7th St NW, Washington DC 20001||Bulgaria / Czech Republic / Poland / Croatia / Slovakia / Slovenia||Baba Yaga, the Slavic Witch||3+||We will share tales of the famous Slavic witch Baby Yaga, and enjoy some traditional snacks from Slavic countries.|
|11/03||6:00 PM||Dorothy I. Height/Benning Library||3935 Benning Rd. NE, Washington DC||Germany||The Brothers Grimm Fairy Tales||5+||Hansel and Gretel is one unique and fascinating tale from a collection of German fairy tales first published in 1812 by the Grimm brothers, Jacob and Wilhelm. The collection is commonly known in English as Grimm's Fairy Tales. The Grimm tales have been a source of inspiration for writers, artists and composers. Join us as we share Paul O. Zelinsky's, 1998 Caldecott Medal winner, story of Hansel and Gretel. His paintings will captivate readers with their mysterious beauty, emotional power and brilliant originality.|
|11/05||11:00 AM||Southeast Neighborhood Library||403 7th Street SE||Bulgaria / Romania||Celebrate the Balkans||3 to 7||Children ages 3 to 7 and their families will learn about the countries that make up the Balkans through traditional music from Bulgarian vocal ensemble Orfeia and an interactive dance performance from Carpathia Folk Dance Ensemble.|
|11/07||4:30 PM||Petworth Library||4200 Kansas Ave. NW||Italy||Strega Nona's Harvest||6+||We will celebrate fall and the harvest season with the book "Strega Nona's Harvest" and a craft. We will also talk about Italian culture and language.|