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Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016

French Music Time

French Music Time

Cleveland Park Library

4 p.m.
French Music Time Children of all ages will have the opportunity to play musical instruments, sing along with popular and traditional French songs, dance to their favorite music, learn the alphabet and how to count. This program is all about rhythm and speech stimuli that allow children to enjoy the music, memorize songs, practice their French and maybe become little musicians in the process. During the month of August, French Music Time will replace French Story Time Thursdays at 4 p.m.
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End of Summer Reading Party

Mt. Pleasant Library

4 p.m.
Celebrate summer reading accomplishments with activities and action games! Event will take place in the Children's Room.  Ages 0-12   
Game Night

Parklands-Turner Game Night

Parklands-Turner Library

5 p.m.
If you enjoy playing games, then visit the Parklands-Turner Neighborhood Library on Thursday nights at 5:00 p.m. for Game Night! Kids and teens will enjoy a variety of competitive games; from video games, to card games, to board games! Every Thursday will feature a different type of game. Recommended for ages 7-16.
chess pieces

Learn to Play Chess

Deanwood Library

6 p.m.
It's your move! Learn to play chess, improve your game, or practice your moves with other players. This drop-in group is open to all ages and experience levels and meets every Tuesday and Thursday at 6 p.m.
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Teen Game Night

Mt. Pleasant Library

6 p.m.
Join us in the Teen Space for Bananagrams, Uno, Jenga, and more! Ages 13-19.
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Maker's Social Club: Superhero Day!

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6 p.m.
Join us in the Fab Lab for a new edition of Maker's Social Club. This month, the Maker's Social Club will be celebrating Heroes Day!   Bring out your inner superhero and create a piece using the design software Tinkercad and our 3-D printers. 
Creative Movement Storytime

Creative Movement Storytime

Deanwood Library

6 p.m.
Join us at Deanwood Library for a storytime focused on different types of movement. Together we’ll read stories and explore, imitate and improvise movements that each story inspires. Wear some comfy clothes and shoes so you can wiggle around! Ages Birth-12.
Self Defense

Self Defense

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

6:30 p.m.
D'Angelo Kinard will teach basic self-defense techniques to use in various situations.  Waiver required. Please see a library staff member for more information.

Friday, Aug. 26, 2016

Parklands-Turner Film Festival

Parklands-Turner Monthly Film Festival

Parklands-Turner Library

12 p.m.
Visit the Parklands-Turner Library every Tuesday and Friday for a cinematic celebration. Each month library staff will select famous films from the library collection in support of the theme for the current month.  Screen Times:  Tuesdays at noon  Fridays at noon and 3:00 p.m. Monthly themes:
Summer Reading Logo

Summer Reading Finale Party

Deanwood Library

2 p.m.
Celebrate the end of summer reading. Swing by to pick up your final prizes, log your last books, watch a movie and enjoy the last days of summer before school starts again. See you there!
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Summer Crafts

Cleveland Park Library

3:30 p.m.
Join us every Friday this August to have fun creating cool arts while staying away from the heat. This program is for children of all ages. Children under 3 will need adult assistance. No need to bring anything except your creativity. Supplies will be provided and the children will be able to take home what they created. Come and join the fun
Bomani, Read a Book, Poet with a Hip-Hop Style

Bomani Armah rocks Teen Space for Summer Reading Close Out!

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

4 p.m.
If you have never experienced Bomani Armah - your chance is coming up on Friday, August 26, 2016 - Bomani Armah, well respected MC and poet from the DMV will be performing in Teen Space to close out our Summer Reading Program. Bomani will also l

Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016

Summer Reading Logo

Summer Reading Finale Open House

Chevy Chase Library

10 a.m.
Kids of all ages and their families are invited to stop by the Chevy Chase DC Library on Saturday, August 27 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. to celebrate the end of the summer reading program.   Come finish summer reading and get your gold medal & other prizes.   Gifts and goodies will be available while supplies last!  
Yoga picture

Yoga at Your Library

Petworth Library

11 a.m.
Yoga at Your Library is a beginner level yoga class for adults and teens brought to you courtesy of Yoga Activist. No experience is required, and the class is free. You can bring your own mat, but if you don’t have one yoga mats are available for use during the class.
Trading Card Meetup design.

Trading Card Meetup

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

12 p.m.
Can't get enough of Yu-Gi-Oh, Pokemon, or Magic: The Gathering? Prepare to exhibit your trading card prowess at this day-long event. Enjoy swapability at the expense of your opponents and win weekly bragging rights.  Players will meet until 5 p.m. in Gallery A-6, located on the Lower Level. Games are open to adults and teens and tournaments will be held twice a year. So, come one, come all; just come ready.
The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare

The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare

Southwest Library

1 p.m.
You are cordially invited to attend the Southwest Book Discussion at 1 p.m. on Sat., Aug. 27.  Copies of this month's title, The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare, are available at the information desk.

Battle Subway Pokémon League

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

2 p.m.
New Meeting Room! If you love Pokémon, you won't want to miss this.  Battle Subway is an official league of the Pokémon Company International.
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Family Crafting Night in the Fab Lab

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

3 p.m.
Make paper roll mermaids, decorate 3-D starfishes, and create seashell sun-catchers from laser cut stencils and tissue paper! Recommended for children 6 and above. Children under the age of 6 are not permitted in the lab. Guardians are required to stay with the children while they are in the lab.  

History/Biography Book Club

Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library

3 p.m.
Every month, we discuss a book about important historical events, figures and more. 

Sunday, Aug. 28, 2016

Block Party

2nd Annual Summer Reading Block Party!

Northeast Library

1 p.m.
It's a block party of epic proportions! Join us for an afternoon celebrating your Summer Reading achievements! We'll have games, snacks, prizes, music, and more as we close out the summer!  Open to all ages! From 1 - 4 p.m. in front of the library on 7th Street NE.

Monday, Aug. 29, 2016

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Afterschool Lounge

Tenley-Friendship Library

3:30 p.m.
Need a place to sit and chat with friends, play games, or just chill? Come to the Afterschool Lounge on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays and use the library's large conference room as a group study room, game space, lounge and snack area. Board and card games are available. Food and drinks are welcome.  Crafts, trivia tournaments, video games, and other activities will be available on a rotating basis. Ages 11-19. 

Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016

Older Adults doing yoga

August Gentle Yoga at Georgetown

Georgetown Library

10 a.m.
Join our instructors for a free one-hour yoga class every Tuesday morning at the Georgetown Neighborhood Library. The 10 a.m. gentle yoga class is designed to accommodate all skill levels and ranges of motion, especially targeting adults ages 55+.August class schedule: 8/2, 8/9, 8/16, 8/23, 8/30
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August Yoga at Georgetown

Georgetown Library

11:30 a.m.
Join our instructors for a free one-hour yoga class for all levels every Tuesday at the Georgetown Neighborhood Library. August class schedule: 8/2, 8/9, 8/16, 8/23, 8/30 Questions? Email georgetownlibrary@dc.gov for more information or to join our email notification list.
Parklands-Turner Film Festival

Parklands-Turner Monthly Film Festival

Parklands-Turner Library

12 p.m.
Visit the Parklands-Turner Library every Tuesday and Friday for a cinematic celebration. Each month library staff will select famous films from the library collection in support of the theme for the current month.  Screen Times:  Tuesdays at noon  Fridays at noon and 3:00 p.m. Monthly themes:
I Spy Patterns and Puzzles program flyer

I Spy: Patterns and Puzzles for Teens, Tweens & Young Children

Parklands-Turner Library

3 p.m.
Every Tuesday after school, join the teens, tweens, and young children who test their visual, spatial, mathematical, and logical acumen, using mandalas; logical geometric and pictorial puzzles; LEGO; wooden blocks; and more.  I Spy Hours: 3:00-5:00 p.m.NOTE: Children aged 8 and under must be accompanied and actively supervised by a caregiver aged 13 years and older. 
Ice Cream Making

Back to School Ice Cream Social

Mt. Pleasant Library

4 p.m.
Mt. Pleasant Teens - celebrate heading Back to School with an Ice Cream Social at the library!
Rajan Sedalia's caricature page

Summer Reading Wrap-Up Party/Back to School Celebration

Northwest One Library

4:30 p.m.
It's time for summer reading wrap-up and to celebrate going back to school!  Come and have fun with special guest local artist Rajan Sedalia. He will be drawing caricatures for the children. We will have a games table, a crafts table, a Library Information table, and snacks. For all ages.
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Get in the Game: Summer Activities

Palisades Library

5:30 p.m.
Every week this summer, stop by the Teen Space to try a fun activity! There will be a mix of things to try, including crafts, challenges, and contests with prizes.
chess pieces

Learn to Play Chess

Deanwood Library

6 p.m.
It's your move! Learn to play chess, improve your game, or practice your moves with other players. This drop-in group is open to all ages and experience levels and meets every Tuesday and Thursday at 6 p.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016

Teacher with Students

Mad Science

Takoma Park Library

10 a.m.
Things That Go Boom   Discover the science behind sound and vibration!   See amazing color changing chemical reactions, explore sublimation, radical reactions  and more.   For ages 6 and up