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Friday, July 29, 2016

Mini Maker

Georgetown Library

10:30 a.m.
Maker Month is here from July 5 to July 30!   On July 15th and Friday, July 29th from 10:30 to 11:00 a.m. join us as we do workshops on the themes for those two weeks, which are Fantasy and Engineering & Electronics.  Children ages 3 to 7 with an adult are invited to come join the fun. No registration necessary.   For more info, visit dclibrary.org/makermonth.  
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Mini Makers' Crafternoon

Petworth Library

11 a.m.
Makers come in all shapes, sizes and ages. A little too young for Petworth's Maker Camp? Come to our Mini Makers' Crafternoon sessions!Children ages 3 to 6 will explore one of our Maker themes, such as "Fantasy," or "Fun and Games," or "Engineering" using a story and/or a video demo as inspiration for their special creations.All materials will be supplied, but feel free to contribute your own small toys and odds-and-ends from around the house. Parental consent needed for photography/video recording.

Mega Maker

Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) Library

1 p.m.
Maker Month is here!   From July 5 to July 30, join us for hands-on, creative workshops every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m.   Weekly Themes: July 5-10: Fantasy July 11-17: Motion July 18-24: Fun & Games July 25-30: Engineering & Electronics   Ages 8 and older and teens are invited to come join the fun. No registration necessary.  

Mini Maker

Deanwood Library

2 p.m.
Maker Month is here!   From July 5 to July 30, join us for hands-on, creative workshops every Friday from 2:00 to 2:30 p.m.   Weekly Themes: July 5-10: Fantasy July 11-17: Motion July 18-24: Fun & Games July 25-30: Engineering & Electronics   Children ages 3 to 7 with an adult are invited to come join the fun. No registration necessary.  
Minecraft in Motion

Minecraft in Motion

Southeast Library

4 p.m.
Explore Minecraft in a totally new way! Use tablets and microcontrollers to design and test custom inputs! Play Minecraft PE on your feet, and get your body moving! For experienced and novice players. For teens, ages 13-19.

Saturday, July 30, 2016

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Movie Morning

Rosedale Library

10 a.m.
Relax a little during the summer! Children can relax and enjoy a special film showing at Rosedale each Saturday. 
Christiana Drapkin & BOP GOES THE WEASEL:  Jazz for Kids

Christiana Drapkin & BOP GOES THE WEASEL: Jazz for Kids

Lamond-Riggs Library

11 a.m.
Christiana Drapkin and her jazz group, BOP GOES THE WEASEL, introduce young audiences to the fun of live jazz performance.  You will want to sing along, clap to the rhythm, snap your fingers and get up and dance!   For ages 3-10

Mega Maker

Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) Library

1 p.m.
Maker Month is here!   From July 5 to July 30, join us for hands-on, creative workshops every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m.   Weekly Themes: July 5-10: Fantasy July 11-17: Motion July 18-24: Fun & Games July 25-30: Engineering & Electronics   Ages 8 and older and teens are invited to come join the fun. No registration necessary.  
Under the Sea

Under the Sea

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

2 p.m.
Learn about the ocean’s most feared and misunderstood creatures, and how sharks, stingrays & skates are important to marine ecosystems.        This is a great introduction program for participation in our Science in the Summer Program focusing on oceanography. ​For ages 5 - 12  
Board Game Design

Board Game Design

West End Library

2 p.m.
Learn how to design and test your very own board game! Write a rule book, test and revise your game, and learn how to further develop and market your own games. For teens, ages 13-19.
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Movie Matinee

Benning (Dorothy I. Height) Library

2:15 p.m.
Feature movie will be kids' choice. Three movie options will be available for selection. All programs are free and open to the public. For ages 6-12.

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Russia Clip Art

Stories From Around the World: Featuring Russia

Mt. Pleasant Library

2 p.m.
Experience Russia! Listen to stories and engage in hands-on activities. Presented by Nellie Manis, an alumna of the Critical Language Scholarship Program, a U.S. Department of State International Exchange Program. Intended for children 5-10 years old.
movie cat

Movie Matinee

Benning (Dorothy I. Height) Library

2:15 p.m.
Feature movie will be kids' choice. Three movie options will be available for selection. All programs are free and open to the public. For ages 6-12.

Monday, Aug. 1, 2016

1,2,3 Andres

1,2,3 Andrés! (Andres Salguero)

Rosedale Library

10 a.m.
1, 2, 3 Andrés takes children and adults on a musical journey through the Americas learning about music, language and culture. The program is bilingual (Spanish and English) with new  songs and words to learn as well as traditional songs.  This highly interactive program brings the family together with opportunities to move, sing, dance and learn together!   For kids of all ages
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Science in the Summer: Level 1

Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) Library

2 p.m.
GSK Science in the Summer - Come Learn About Oceanography! This year's program will introduce students to Oceanography through fun activities to help them learn about the oceans and the plants and animals that live there. Level 1 classes are for children entering grades 2 and 3. Register in-person at the library or online at www.scienceinthesummer.com.
Ready, Set, GoBots

Ready, Set, GoBots

Northwest One Library

3:30 p.m.
Build an amazing motorized machine that wiggles, spins and moves! All projects go home.  For teens, ages 13-19.
BARS

BARS

Benning (Dorothy I. Height) Library

5 p.m.
BARS is a workshop for youth who enjoy rapping, spoken word and beats. Teens will study songs by artists like Kendrick Lamar and Lauryn Hill, discuss writings by Tupac Shakur and Mumia Abu Jamal (among others) and record posse cuts and individual songs that correspond with what they have read. This program is free and open to the public. For teens, ages 13-19.
One Summer

History Book Club

Northeast Library

7 p.m.
Join our monthly History Book Club as we discuss Babe Ruth, the New York Yankees, the rise of boxing and many other great events (sporting and not) in One Summer: America, 1927 by Bill Bryson.

Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016

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Between the Lines: Coloring Club for Adults

West End Library

2 p.m.
Coloring just isn't for kids! Get some mid-day relaxation by joining West End every Tuesday and Thursday for Between the Lines, the coloring club for adults. Coloring sheets and coloring pencils provided.
Young girl participating in science program

Science in the Summer: Level 1

Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) Library

2 p.m.
GSK Science in the Summer - Come Learn About Oceanography! This year's program will introduce students to Oceanography through fun activities to help them learn about the oceans and the plants and animals that live there. Level 1 classes are for children entering grades 2 and 3. Register in-person at the library or online at www.scienceinthesummer.com.
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Hola Cultura’s DC Latino History Project

Mt. Pleasant Library

4 p.m.
Hola Cultura interns have spent the summer investigating the history of Latinos in Washington DC, furthering research begun last summer when they mapped the Latino community from 1970 to 2010 and focused on how Mount Pleasant, Columbia Heights and Adams Morgan became the first Latino neighborhoods in the District of Columbia.
Ready, Set, GoBots

Ready, Set, GoBots

Woodridge Library

4 p.m.
Build an amazing motorized machine that wiggles, spins and moves! All projects go home.  For teens, ages 13-19.
BARS

BARS

Capitol View Library

4:30 p.m.
BARS is a workshop for youth who enjoy rapping, spoken word and beats. Teens will study songs by artists like Kendrick Lamar and Lauryn Hill, discuss writings by Tupac Shakur and Mumia Abu Jamal (among others) and record posse cuts and individual songs that correspond with what they have read. For teens, ages 13-19.  
Toddler Art and Stories

Smart with Art and Stories Tuesday

Rosedale Library

5 p.m.
Spend the summer showing off and creating some art! On Tuesdays throughout the summer children can visit Rosedale and enjoy a short story time and then an hour of arts and crafts. 
Summer Reading Logo

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.
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Hiking for Fun

Anacostia Library

7 p.m.
Curious about hiking as a hobby? Considering taking it up but don't know where to start? Join Michael Martin for an introductory talk on recreational hiking. Learn what you will need, where the best local spots to hike are, and more!

Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2016

Ready, Set, Glow! Light Painting Lab

Ready, Set, Glow! Light Painting Lab

Parklands-Turner Library

1 p.m.
Create an LED light, and capture your movements in long-exposure photographs! All projects go home, and images can be emailed home too!  For teens, ages 13-19.
Science in the Summer

Science in the Summer: Level 2

Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) Library

2 p.m.
GSK Science in the Summer - Come Learn About Oceanography! This year's program will introduce students to Oceanography through fun activities to help them learn about the oceans and the plants and animals that live there. Level 2 classes are for children entering grades 4 through 6. Register in-person at the library or online at www.scienceinthesummer.com.

Engineering Wednesday

Rosedale Library

2 p.m.
Did you ever want to build a mini-catapult or a paper airplane? On Wednesdays during the summer children can spend an hour designing and creating a special engineering project. 

Ready, Set, Glow! Light Painting Lab

Petworth Library

4 p.m.
Create an LED light, and capture your movements in long-exposure photographs! All projects go home, and images can be emailed home too!  For teens, ages 13-19.