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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Funk Parade Logo

Future Funk Ready: DCPL Music Resources and Beyond

Northwest One Library

7 p.m.
Did you know you can download free music with your DC Public Library card? Have you ever attended a loud music show at a quiet library? Would you like to learn about Go-Go as a musical genre? We'll explore all of these possibilities at the "Future Funk Ready: DCPL Music Resources and Beyond" workshop, hosted by librarian, Margaret Gilmore. You'll learn how to navigate dclibrary.org to find resources pertaining to music, about DCPL's physical music collections, and what local music artifacts exist in the DCPL archives. Don't have a library card?

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Adult Coloring

Peace & Quiet & Coloring Books: Adult Coloring

Francis A. Gregory Library

1:30 p.m.
Feeling stressed? Looking for an outing and an outlet? Then join us every other Saturday beginning on May 13, 2017 for some peace and quiet AND coloring books when we practice coloring inside the lines while we unwind.
Jis4Jazz

From the Drum to Bebop

Francis A. Gregory Library

2 p.m.
Join us as the East River Jazz presents an inter-generational initiative offering a series of conversations and performances designed to engage young people,neighborhood elders and adults in their lives interested in sharing their jazz culture stories.  

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Andres

​123 Andrés

Northwest One Library

10 a.m.
123 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) and brings the family together with opportunities to move, sing, dance and learn! 

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Adult Coloring

Peace & Quiet & Coloring Books: Adult Coloring

Francis A. Gregory Library

1:30 p.m.
Feeling stressed? Looking for an outing and an outlet? Then join us every other Saturday beginning on May 13, 2017 for some peace and quiet AND coloring books when we practice coloring inside the lines while we unwind.
Jis4Jazz

From the Drum to Bebop

Francis A. Gregory Library

2 p.m.
Join us as the East River Jazz presents an inter-generational initiative offering a series of conversations and performances designed to engage young people,neighborhood elders and adults in their lives interested in sharing their jazz culture stories.  

Thursday, June 1, 2017

chipotle fundraiser

2017 Chipotle Fundraiser for DC Public Library

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

(All day)
Cause an Effect Make eating a selfless act by dining at any Washington, DC Chipotle location on Thursday, June 1 from 10:45 a.m. to 10 p.m. Show the image on this page on your smartphone OR tell the cashier you are supporting the cause to ensure 50% of the proceeds from your meal will be donated to DC Public Library Foundation.
Summer Reading

Summer Reading Kick-Off

West End Library

3:30 p.m.
Join West End on DC Public Library's First Day of Summer Reading when we will be showing  "Lego Movie" and celebrating with snacks! While you're here, we can help get you signed up to our online summer reading program in order to earn prizes for your reading and literacy activities over the summer. We welcome kids of all ages and can help adults sign up as well!

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Double Dutch 4 Fun

Double Dutch 4 Fun

Deanwood Library

1 p.m.
Double Dutch for Fun Jumpers are passionate about teaching all ages to enter & exit ropes properly and fun tricks to promote overall physical fitness for all. Jumping rope is a great way to burn calories, tone muscles and improve your cardiovascular endurance.  
Pacific Rhythm

Pacific Rhythm

Tenley-Friendship Library

3:30 p.m.
Traditional music and dances from Hawaii, Tahiti, New Zealand, Fiji, Cook Islands and Samoa are presented with authentic costumes for each island. You will be up on your feet as they teach you some Polynesian dances. 

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Pajama Storytime

Pajama Storytime

West End Library

4 p.m.
An evening story time where pajamas are encouraged but not required. These 30-40 minute evening programs are designed to delight children of all ages. Filled with stories and activities that promote and develop language skills and imagination, these programs encourage children to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Billy Goats Gruff

Billy Goats Gruff

Parklands-Turner Library

10 a.m.
Kick off summer reading by attending a Billy Goats Gruff puppet performance at Parklands-Turner on Tuesday, June 6, at 10 a.m.! Participants will enjoy seeing this story come to life as the librarian acts out the roles of the goats, the troll and the narrator.
Labyrinth

City Building Board Games

Northwest One Library

4 p.m.
In this 90-minute workshop, join game experts from Labyrinth Games & Puzzles and learn how to play popular new board games about city building. Create the city of your dreams!
Build a Better World summer reading logo

Summer Reading Kick-off Party

Northwest One Library

4 p.m.
Come to the Summer Reading Kick-off Party.  Sign up for summer reading.  Enjoy snacks.  Learn about climate changes and issues from our National Center for Science Education guest.  Play games with our guest from Labyrinth Games.  Let's build a better world!

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Pacific Rhythm

Pacific Rhythm

Deanwood Library

4:30 p.m.
Traditional music and dances from Hawaii, Tahiti, New Zealand, Fiji, Cook Islands and Samoa are presented with authentic costumes for each island. You will be up on your feet as they teach you some Polynesian dances. 

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Adult Coloring

Peace & Quiet & Coloring Books: Adult Coloring

Francis A. Gregory Library

1:30 p.m.
Feeling stressed? Looking for an outing and an outlet? Then join us every other Saturday beginning on May 13, 2017 for some peace and quiet AND coloring books when we practice coloring inside the lines while we unwind.
Reptiles Alive!

Reptiles Alive!

Woodridge Library

3:30 p.m.
Enjoy an exciting live animal show! Friendly and professional wildlife presenters will entertain audiences of all ages with funny animal stories and facts while showcasing a colorful variety of exotic animals.

Monday, June 12, 2017

'Library Mouse Home Sweet Home' Book Cover

Reader's Theatre Features 'Library Mouse: Home Sweet Home'

Mt. Pleasant Library

4 p.m.
Calling all readers and actors! Please join us in the children's room on Monday, June 12 at 4 p.m. for Reader's Theatre.Library Mouse: Home Sweet Home by Daniel Kirk is the featured piece.
Photo Editing

Photo Editing Basics

Parklands-Turner Library

4 p.m.
Make your summer memories shine, your Instagram sparkle, and your artwork unforgettable with this  Fab Lab class on the basics of editing your photos using Photoshop and GIMP. There is a maximum of 5 participants per session in this 90-minute session.  

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Reptiles Alive!

Reptiles Alive!

Lamond-Riggs Library

1 p.m.
Enjoy an exciting live animal show! Friendly and professional wildlife presenters will entertain audiences of all ages with funny animal stories and facts while showcasing a colorful variety of exotic animals.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

3D Printed Keychain example

Open Your World in 3-D

Petworth Library

3:30 p.m.
Use Fab Lab 3-D printers to customize and build your own keychain in this two-hour workshop. Maximum 8 participants per session.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Seashells

Seashell Painting Craft

West End Library

4 p.m.
Join West End Library Staff as we do a summer specific craft: Seashell Painting! This program is best for ages 3-5

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Andres

123 Andrés

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

10:30 a.m.
123 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) and brings the family together with opportunities to move, sing, dance and learn! 
Double Dutch 4 Fun

Double Dutch 4 Fun

Southwest Library

3 p.m.
Double Dutch for Fun Jumpers are passionate about teaching all ages to enter & exit ropes properly and fun tricks to promote overall physical fitness for all. Jumping rope is a great way to burn calories, tone muscles and improve your cardiovascular endurance.  
Living the American Indian Experience

Living the American Indian Experience

Chevy Chase Library

3:30 p.m.
Papitám (Algonquin for “Let’s Play”) is a learning-through-play experience that teaches kids about Native American traditions: make a Sisku (clay) pot, practice safety archery at our Ahtu (deer) station, listen to a Piscataway story by the indoor fire and wrap things up with drumming and dancing! Ages 8 and up.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Live Streaming

Livestreaming 101

Francis A. Gregory Library

5 p.m.
Livestreaming is a great way to invite people into your world. Learn about the basic equipment, apps, software, and techniques with the Fab Lab that will make your stream unmissable. There is a maximum of 5 participants per session, and you must bring your charged smartphone or device.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Andres

123 Andrés

Georgetown Library

10 a.m.
123 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) and brings the family together with opportunities to move, sing, dance and learn! 
Double Dutch 4 Fun

Double Dutch 4 Fun

Francis A. Gregory Library

4 p.m.
Double Dutch for Fun Jumpers are passionate about teaching all ages to enter & exit ropes properly and fun tricks to promote overall physical fitness for all. Jumping rope is a great way to burn calories, tone muscles and improve your cardiovascular endurance.  
Roxane Gay

Author Roxane Gay @ All Souls Church

Library Takeout

6:30 p.m.
Roxane Gay, author of Bad Feminist and An Untamed State, will speak about her latest book, Hunger.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

labyrinth

Monthly Family Film

West End Library

3:30 p.m.
Join West End Library as we watch "Labyrinth" starring David Bowie! See what happens after teenage Sarah (who is babysitting her little brother) wishes that goblins would take him away. She gets her wish, and to get him back, she must find her way through the labyrinth to the castle in the center, facing the challenges along the way. This film is rated PG.