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Monday, Aug. 1, 2016

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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.

Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016

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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.
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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

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.
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Hitchcock Film Series: Young and Innocent

West End Library

5:30 p.m.
It's hot outside, so come visit West End Library and chill yourself with our AC and a film, Young and Innocent (1937), directed by the master of suspense, Alfred Hitchcock.In honor of Summer Reading, West End Library is screening Hitchcock films every other week. The following is a complete listing of his films that will be screened this summer:June 8  The 39 Steps (1935)June 22  The Lady Vanishes (1938)
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Summer Adult-Child Yoga Program

Palisades Library

5:30 p.m.
The Palisades Library is piloting an Adult-Child Yoga class for the summer. Led by instructor Dexter Sumner, this class will guide adults and children through the basic principles of yoga, breathing exercises and poses. Learn the many benefits of yoga, from flexibility and strength to creating confidence and peace of mind.  All levels welcome. This class is recommended for adults and children 6 and older. Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat.
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Summer Mindfulness - Meditation at the Library

Southeast Library

7 p.m.
Join us for a series of Wednesday evening presentations exploring the hows and whys of mindfulness. Our friends from Be Here Now Yoga will present on a range of topics including guided meditation, movement, music, and yoga. 

Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016

Film Projector

Teen Movie at Tenley

Tenley-Friendship Library

4 p.m.
Please join us at Tenley Library to watch a film chosen for teens, by teens. Please vote at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GRYKWX9 by July 21 to have a say in what we see.   Ages 13-19. Part of the DC Public Library Summer Reading Program

Pokemon Go Meetup

Francis A. Gregory Library

6:30 p.m.
Visit our PokeStop, battle at our gym, meet fellow trainers, make candy sushi, and watch some of your favorite Pokemon episodes here at the Francis A. Gregory Neighborhood Branch. Don't forget to check out our Pokemon anime collection and to turn in your summer reading game boards you've been working on all summer! Forgot to sign up for summer reading? No worries, there's still time left to sign up in between catching your favorite Pokemon!

Friday, Aug. 5, 2016

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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

Monday, Aug. 8, 2016

Reading Medal

Graphic Novel Summer Reading Club!

Cleveland Park Library

4 p.m.
Attention, kids! Go for the Gold, and read graphic novels this summer with Cleveland Park!   We will meet four times this summer, twice in July and twice in August (July 11 and 26 and August 8 and 22), read some cool graphic novels, and discuss. Refreshments will be provided! 
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Summertime T'ai Chi

Lamond-Riggs Library

7 p.m.
Join Susan Lowell of Tenleytown T'ai Chi, who has taught previously at the Georgetown, Tenley-Friendship, and Palisades branches of DC Public Library, for this special summertime session of the low impact martial art. All skill levels are welcome.

Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016

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Wii Are the Champions!

Petworth Library

4:30 p.m.
Inspired by the upcoming Summer Olympics? You too can Go for the Gold this summer during:Zumba for Kids on Tuesday, Jul. 26 at 4:30 p.m. and Wii Sports competition on Tuesday, Aug. 9 at 4:30 p.m.   Children ages 4 and up can come play with us and score like champs in a fun, friendly, competitive environment of your peers!                 

Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016

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Summer Teen Book Club

Mt. Pleasant Library

(All day)
Come hang out and eat snacks at our monthly Teen Book Club, the third Wednesday of each month at 4:30 p.m. For this month's book club selection, please ask the staff at the Information Desk. Ages 13-19
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Hitchcock Film Series:

West End Library

5:30 p.m.
It's hot outside, so come visit West End Library and chill yourself with our AC and a film, Secret Agent (1936), directed by the master of suspense, Alfred Hitchcock.
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Summertime Zumba

Takoma Park Library

7 p.m.
Join Roshaunda Jenkins, a certified Zumba instructor who has taught regularly at the Southwest and Capitol View branches of DC Public Library, as she brings her experience, skills, and energy to Zumba sessions throughout the city this summer. 
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Relaxation Through Meditation

Southeast Library

7 p.m.
Join Sangeeta Sinha, MBA M.Ed and long-time meditator, as she discusses how meditation can evoke a deeper state of relaxation and more peace within. She will also present a powerful meditation technique that can enrich one’s life on all levels. The audience will have a chance to practice this simple meditation that can help you in all aspects of your life.  Sangeeta Sinha Biographical Summary  

Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016

The Name of the Rose book cover

Georgetown Book Club

Georgetown Library

7:30 p.m.
Join the Georgetown Book Club as we discuss Umberto Eco's modern classic The Name of the Rose.

Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016

Olympics by Chris Oxlade

Olympics Party

Southwest Library

3 p.m.
Join us for fun, Olympic-themed activities to celebrate the end of the Summer Reading program.    For all ages. Children under 9 must be accompanied by a caregiver.   Questions? Call 202-724-4691.

Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016

Eating Healthy on a Budget

Benning (Dorothy I. Height) Library

7 p.m.
Want to learn how to eat healthy on a budget in Washington, D.C.?

Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016

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End of Summer Reading and Back to School Craft Party

West End Library

4 p.m.
Come spend time at the West End Library to celebrate the end of summer and the start of the school year! Grab a fun book to read for when you are not doing school work, create some scribble art, learn how to use a DC One Card to check out library books, and redeem any unclaimed summer reading prizes. All Ages
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The Language of Games

Northeast Library

6:30 p.m.
Join the Labyrinth staff to learn about the Language of Games.  In this session participants will learn about the evolution of word games throughout history, and about the current games that stretch the creative problem-solving and language functions of the brain through strategic cooperation and communication.  Can't make it to this session? Labyrinth games will also be presenting workshops at other DC Public Library sites.

Friday, Aug. 26, 2016

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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!

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.

Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016

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Hitchcock Film Series: Sabotage

West End Library

5:30 p.m.
It's hot outside, so come visit West End Library and chill yourself with our AC and a film, Secret Agent (1936), directed by the master of suspense, Alfred Hitchcock.In honor of Summer Reading, West End Library is screening Hitchcock films every other week. The following is a complete listing of his films that will be screened this summer: June 8  The 39 Steps (1935) June 22  The Lady Vanishes (1938)