On Sept. 16, 11 a.m., learn how singing, talking and reading with a baby or young child, can help them later in school. It’s never too early to give kids a smart start. DC Public Library’s “Sing, Talk & Read” Family Festival features fun activities for kids, live entertainment, prizes and giveaways and free lunch. Sing, Talk & Read is at Deanwood Library, 1350 49th St. NE. dclibrary.org/deanwood.