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Thursday, June 22, 2017

Reptiles Alive!

Reptiles Alive!

Petworth Library

4 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.
Lego Batman

Pajama Movie Night: The Lego Batman Movie

Tenley-Friendship Library

6:30 p.m.
We kick off our weekly Summer Pajama Movie Night Series with The Lego Batman Movie. If Batman wants to save Gotham from the Joker, he may have to drop the lone vigilante act, try to work with others and maybe learn to lighten up.  Food, pillows, and blankets are welcome.     Check out our summer movie lineup

Friday, June 23, 2017

Andres

​123 Andrés

Southeast 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, June 24, 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.
Living the American Indian Experience

Living the American Indian Experience

Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) 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 26, 2017

Crafty Mondays

Rosedale Library

2 p.m.
Feeling crafty? Children and preteens can enjoy making jewelry and other fun crafts each Monday throughout the summer.
iMovie Flickr

iMovie

Parklands-Turner Library

4 p.m.
Love movies? Want to be the director? Learn video production techniques from the Fab Lab staff in this 90-minute session. There is a maximum of 5 participants per session.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

STEM graphic

STEM Wednesdays

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.  

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Mad Science

Mad Science: Spectacular Science

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

1 p.m.
Learn the science behind magic, explore air pressure, and see spectacular indoor fireworks. Discover the secret behind sublimation with our bubbling potions. Ages 8 and up.
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Fiction & Fun!

Benning (Dorothy I. Height) Library

2 p.m.
Attention young writers! Work with published writers and produced playwrights from Writopia to create your own story. This program is free and open to the public.
Cars

Pajama Movie Night: Cars

Tenley-Friendship Library

6:30 p.m.
With Cars 3 currently in the movie theaters, come see how it all started in the original Cars. Lightning McQueen is living life in the fast lane until he is stranded in run-down Radiator Springs. There he meets Sally, Mater, Doc Hudson, and others who help him discover that there's more to life than trophies and fame. 

Friday, June 30, 2017

Saturday Movie

Movie Morning Fridays

Rosedale Library

10 a.m.
Every Friday morning, children can relax and enjoy a special film showing at Rosedale.
Andres

123 Andrés

Rosedale 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! 
Games

Fun Fridays

Rosedale Library

1 p.m.
Children and teens can enjoy board games, movies, and playing on the Wii each Friday afternoon from 1 to 4 p.m. throughout the summer. 

Monday, July 3, 2017

Crafty Mondays

Rosedale Library

2 p.m.
Feeling crafty? Children and preteens can enjoy making jewelry and other fun crafts each Monday throughout the summer.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

STEM graphic

STEM Wednesdays

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.  

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Andres

123 Andrés

West End Library

2 p.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! 

Friday, July 7, 2017

Games

Fun Fridays

Rosedale Library

1 p.m.
Children and teens can enjoy board games, movies, and playing on the Wii each Friday afternoon from 1 to 4 p.m. throughout the summer. 

Saturday, July 8, 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.

Monday, July 10, 2017

Pacific Rhythm

Pacific Rhythm

Lamond-Riggs Library

10 a.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. 
Mad Science

Mad Science: Up, Up and Away!

Benning (Dorothy I. Height) Library

1 p.m.
This interactive program introduces children to the principles of air and pressure. Hot air balloons, vortex generators and even a hovercraft help children understand the power of air. Ages 8 and up.

Crafty Mondays

Rosedale Library

2 p.m.
Feeling crafty? Children and preteens can enjoy making jewelry and other fun crafts each Monday throughout the summer.
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Comedy Writing: Jokes and Sketches with Dojo Comedy

Woodridge Library

4 p.m.
Like SNL and Broad City? Write your own sketches, jokes and comedy pieces with Dojo Comedy.
Reptiles Alive!

Reptiles Alive!

Northwest One Library

4 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.
The Path Between the Seas

History Book Club

Northeast Library

7 p.m.
Join our monthly History Book Club as we "build a better world" for our summer reading program. We'll be discussing The Path Between the Seas: The Creation of the Panama Canal, 1870-1914 by David McCullough.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Pacific Rhythm

Pacific Rhythm

Francis A. Gregory Library

10 a.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. 
Lightshow

Circuits, Switches, and Lights!

Mt. Pleasant Library

11 a.m.
Create a light show you can carry in your pocket! Design and create a breadboard-based circuit with FutureMakers.
Labyrinth

City Building Board Games

Chevy Chase Library

2 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!
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Dojo Comedy: The Joy of Improv

Northeast Library

3:30 p.m.
Learn about improv comedy with Dojo Comedy. Cooperate with others to stage funny scenes and scenarios. 
3D Print Robot

Instant 3D Prints!

Southwest Library

4 p.m.
Design and make a robot face with FutureMakers.