Calendar

Primary tabs

Upcoming Events(active tab)
Monthly

Legend

  •  
    Adults
  •  
    Back to School
  •  
    Center for Accessibility
  •  
    Friends of the Library
  •  
    Kids
  •  
    Lecture
  •  
    MLK Library Great Hall
  •  
    Special Collections
  •  
    Special Event
  •  
    Summer Reading
  •  
    Teens
  •  
    The Labs at DC Public Library

Saturday, May 13, 2017

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

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

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.
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

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.

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.

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.

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.  

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. 
Double Dutch 4 Fun

Double Dutch 4 Fun

Anacostia 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.  

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

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.

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.
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.