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Friday, Aug. 26, 2016

Summer Reading Logo

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!
summer crafts

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

Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016

Summer Reading Logo

Summer Reading Finale Open House

Chevy Chase Library

10 a.m.
Kids of all ages and their families are invited to stop by the Chevy Chase DC Library on Saturday, August 27 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. to celebrate the end of the summer reading program.   Come finish summer reading and get your gold medal & other prizes.   Gifts and goodies will be available while supplies last!  
The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare

The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare

Southwest Library

1 p.m.
You are cordially invited to attend the Southwest Book Discussion at 1 p.m. on Sat., Aug. 27.  Copies of this month's title, The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare, are available at the information desk.

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. 

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.

Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016

Older Adults doing yoga

August Gentle Yoga at Georgetown

Georgetown Library

10 a.m.
Join our instructors for a free one-hour yoga class every Tuesday morning at the Georgetown Neighborhood Library. The 10 a.m. gentle yoga class is designed to accommodate all skill levels and ranges of motion, especially targeting adults ages 55+.August class schedule: 8/2, 8/9, 8/16, 8/23, 8/30
Yoga pose

August Yoga at Georgetown

Georgetown Library

11:30 a.m.
Join our instructors for a free one-hour yoga class for all levels every Tuesday at the Georgetown Neighborhood Library. August class schedule: 8/2, 8/9, 8/16, 8/23, 8/30 Questions? Email georgetownlibrary@dc.gov for more information or to join our email notification list.
Rajan Sedalia's caricature page

Summer Reading Wrap-Up Party/Back to School Celebration

Northwest One Library

4:30 p.m.
It's time for summer reading wrap-up and to celebrate going back to school!  Come and have fun with special guest local artist Rajan Sedalia. He will be drawing caricatures for the children. We will have a games table, a crafts table, a Library Information table, and snacks. For all ages.
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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.

Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016

Teacher with Students

Mad Science

Takoma Park Library

10 a.m.
Things That Go Boom   Discover the science behind sound and vibration!   See amazing color changing chemical reactions, explore sublimation, radical reactions  and more.   For ages 6 and up  
1,2,3 Andres

1,2,3 Andrés! (Andres Salguero)

Lamond-Riggs Library

10:30 a.m.
1, 2, 3 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) with new  songs and words to learn as well as traditional songs.  This highly interactive program brings the family together with opportunities to move, sing, dance and learn together!   For kids of all ages
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.

Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016

Image of smiling lizard

Live Reptile Show!

Palisades Library

3:30 p.m.
Celebrate the end of Summer Reading with a live reptile show! Join us and learn about twelve different reptiles in an interactive program from My Reptile Guys DC. This one-hour program will be followed by a reptile petting zoo, where children can touch and hold the animals! This program is provided with support from Friends of the Palisades Library.  Thank you, Friends!  

Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016

Storyteller Baba C

Storyteller Baba C

Anacostia Library

11:30 a.m.
The Honorable Baba-C, GMS entertains with his unique blend of interactive storytelling, narrative and song, chants and games celebrating the oral traditions of the African Diaspora. For ages 5-8

Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016

Reptiles Alive

Reptiles Alive!

Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) Library

1:30 p.m.
Meet exciting live animals and learn funny stories and facts about them.   For ages 5 and up
Karen Brown:  Visual Artist  & Arts Educator

Karen Brown: Visual Artist & Arts Educator

Tenley-Friendship Library

4 p.m.
Make one-of-a-kind books and bookmarks through techniques such as pop-ups, maze books, accordion and The One Page Wonder!     For ages 6-12

Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016

Cantaré (Cecilia Esquivel):  Latin American Music

Cantaré (Cecilia Esquivel): Latin American Music

Benning (Dorothy I. Height) Library

10:30 a.m.
Audiences are transported to Latin America through the many rhythms and unique instruments from different  regions, while learning about the three cultures that shaped Latin music– Indigenous, European & African. For kids of all ages

Monday, Sept. 19, 2016

Mad Science

Mad Science

Parklands-Turner Library

11 a.m.
Marvels of Motion   Learn the fundamentals of motion including Newton’s 3 Laws of Motion and the science behind some of your favorite Olympic sports.    Find out why this show is a “blast!”   For ages 6 and up

Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016

Living the American Indian Experience

Living the American Indian Experience

Palisades Library

10 a.m.
Papitám (Algonquin for “Let’s Play”) is a learning through play experience that educates young kids with culturally appropriate Native American explorations such as pottery creation, jewelry-making and wildlife games.   Papitám is designed and presented by Maryland’s only state recognized Native Nation: the Piscataway.   For ages 8-12

Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016

Cantaré (Cecilia Esquivel):  Latin American Music

Cantaré (Cecilia Esquivel): Latin American Music

Takoma Park Library

1:15 p.m.
Audiences are transported to Latin America through the many rhythms and unique instruments from different  regions, while learning about the three cultures that shaped Latin music– Indigenous, European & African. For kids of all ages