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Monday, Aug. 1, 2016

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.
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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.
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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

Child Yoga

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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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)
Choose Courage

Collaborative Author Talk with Ruth Schimel, PhD

West End Library

6 p.m.
Please join Ruth Schimel, Ph.D., in a thoughtful, beneficial conversation in which she’ll use her expertise and experience to help you access your courage.
Yoga

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

betweenthelines

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.

Friday, Aug. 5, 2016

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Fun Friday

Rosedale Library

(All day)
Every Friday during the summer is a surprise at Rosedale! Come and find out what's in store, including board games with prizes and other fun events! 

Saturday, Aug. 6, 2016

Overdrive

Overdrive Drop-In Clinic

Francis A. Gregory Library

1 p.m.
Do you own a Kindle, Nook or iPad? Did you know that you can download thousands of titles free of charge with your DC Public Library card?

Monday, Aug. 8, 2016

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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.

Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2016

Child Yoga

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.
Yoga

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. 

Friday, Aug. 12, 2016

Protect-U

FRINGE MUSIC in the Library :: Protect-U

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

12 p.m.
Proxies for the word “synthesizer” usually imply some sort of limitation: box, rig, assembly, gear, array, machine, and so on. In Protect-U’s hands though, synths are liberated to contribute whatever they can toward body-moving and brain-waving. The Washington, D.C., duo — Mike Petillo and Aaron Leitko — treats every piece of hardware as an expression of possibility, and then enjoins those circuits into its rhythm-driven mission.

Saturday, Aug. 13, 2016

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Free Bike Repair Clinics

Anacostia Library

12 p.m.
Volunteers from The Bike House, Gearin' Up Bicycles and Chrome Industries will provide bike repair services at no cost for the public outside of Anacostia Neighborhood Library on select Saturdays this summer from noon to 2:30 p.m.

Sunday, Aug. 14, 2016

Laser Printed Skull

Make Art with Lasers!

Tenley-Friendship Library

1 p.m.
Make Art with Lasers!    Billy Friebele and Michael Iacovone, DCPL Makers-In-Residence, will discuss their upcoming exhibition at the Flashpoint Gallery which was created using the tools and equipment from the Fab Lab at the Martin Luther King Jr. Library.   

Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016

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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.
Child Yoga

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.
Go for the Gold summer reading logo

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  
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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. 

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.

Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016

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It's Chuck Brown's Birthday! Come and Celebrate it at the Woodridge Interim Library

Woodridge Library

3 p.m.
Come and help us celebrate Chuck Brown's Birthday through his music, video clips and a discussion of the DC Go Go Movement.  You will also learn about the DC Public Library's Go-Go Archives and how to get free access to Chuck Brown's music by just having a DC Public Library library card.

Monday, Aug. 22, 2016

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History/Biography Book Club

Cleveland Park Library

7 p.m.
Please join us on Monday, August 22, 7 p.m., when we will discuss The Monopolists: Obsession, Fury, and the Scandal Behind the World's Favorite Board Game by Mary Pilon. Copies of the book are available for check out at the library.  

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

Freegal Drop-In Clinic: Download Free Music with your Library Card

Francis A. Gregory Library

12 p.m.
What is Freegal Music? Freegal Music is a FREE service with your DC Public Library card! Download up to three songs a week and stream up to twenty-four (24) hours every dayfrom ten thousand labels including Sony Music, with your library card and pin number.  Access to over seven million songs which are DRM-Free and compatible with all .mp3 players and computers.
Child Yoga

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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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.
Yoga

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. 

Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016

History/Biography Book Club

Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library

3 p.m.
Every month, we discuss a book about important historical events, figures and more.