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Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016

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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

Ready, Set, Glow! Light Painting Lab

Ready, Set, Glow! Light Painting Lab

Parklands-Turner Library

1 p.m.
Create an LED light, and capture your movements in long-exposure photographs! All projects go home, and images can be emailed home too!  For teens, ages 13-19.
Science in the Summer

Science in the Summer: Level 2

Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) Library

2 p.m.
GSK Science in the Summer - Come Learn About Oceanography! This year's program will introduce students to Oceanography through fun activities to help them learn about the oceans and the plants and animals that live there. Level 2 classes are for children entering grades 4 through 6. Register in-person at the library or online at www.scienceinthesummer.com.

Engineering Wednesday

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. 

Ready, Set, Glow! Light Painting Lab

Petworth Library

4 p.m.
Create an LED light, and capture your movements in long-exposure photographs! All projects go home, and images can be emailed home too!  For teens, ages 13-19.
BARS

BARS

Lamond-Riggs Library

5 p.m.
BARS is a workshop for youth who enjoy rapping, spoken word and beats. Teens will study songs by artists like Kendrick Lamar and Lauryn Hill, discuss writings by Tupac Shakur and Mumia Abu Jamal (among others) and record posse cuts and individual songs that correspond with what they have read. For teens, ages 13-19.
youngandinnocent

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)
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.
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

Science in the Summer

Science in the Summer: Level 2

Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) Library

2 p.m.
GSK Science in the Summer - Come Learn About Oceanography! This year's program will introduce students to Oceanography through fun activities to help them learn about the oceans and the plants and animals that live there. Level 2 classes are for children entering grades 4 through 6. Register in-person at the library or online at www.scienceinthesummer.com.
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.
Film Projector

Teen Movie at Tenley

Tenley-Friendship Library

4 p.m.
Please join us at Tenley Library to watch a film chosen for teens, by teens. Please vote at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GRYKWX9 by July 21 to have a say in what we see.   Ages 13-19. Part of the DC Public Library Summer Reading Program
French Music Time

French Music Time

Cleveland Park Library

4 p.m.
French Music Time Children of all ages will have the opportunity to play musical instruments, sing along with popular and traditional French songs, dance to their favorite music, learn the alphabet and how to count. This program is all about rhythm and speech stimuli that allow children to enjoy the music, memorize songs, practice their French and maybe become little musicians in the process. During the month of August, French Music Time will replace French Story Time Thursdays at 4 p.m.
Minecraft in Motion

Minecraft in Motion

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

4:30 p.m.
Explore Minecraft in a totally new way! Use tablets and microcontrollers to design and test custom inputs! Play Minecraft PE on your feet, and get your body moving! For experienced and novice players. For teens, ages 13-19.
BARS

BARS

Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) Library

5 p.m.
BARS is a workshop for youth who enjoy rapping, spoken word and beats. Teens will study songs by artists like Kendrick Lamar and Lauryn Hill, discuss writings by Tupac Shakur and Mumia Abu Jamal (among others) and record posse cuts and individual songs that correspond with what they have read. For teens, ages 13-19.
Creative Movement Storytime

Creative Movement Storytime

Deanwood Library

6 p.m.
Join us at Deanwood Library for a storytime focused on different types of movement. Together we’ll read stories and explore, imitate and improvise movements that each story inspires. Wear some comfy clothes and shoes so you can wiggle around! Ages Birth-12.
Ratatouille

Pajama Movie Night: Ratatouille

Tenley-Friendship Library

6:30 p.m.
Remy, a young rat living in Paris, dreams of becoming a famous French chef in Ratatouille.

Pokemon Go Meetup

Francis A. Gregory Library

6:30 p.m.
Visit our PokeStop, battle at our gym, meet fellow trainers, make candy sushi, and watch some of your favorite Pokemon episodes here at the Francis A. Gregory Neighborhood Branch. Don't forget to check out our Pokemon anime collection and to turn in your summer reading game boards you've been working on all summer! Forgot to sign up for summer reading? No worries, there's still time left to sign up in between catching your favorite Pokemon!

Friday, Aug. 5, 2016

surprise

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! 
1,2,3 Andres

1,2,3 Andrés! (Andres Salguero)

Chevy Chase 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
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
Minecraft in Motion

Minecraft in Motion

Northeast Library

3:30 p.m.
Explore Minecraft in a totally new way! Use tablets and microcontrollers to design and test custom inputs! Play Minecraft PE on your feet, and get your body moving! For experienced and novice players. For teens, ages 13-19.

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?
movie cat

Movie Matinee

Benning (Dorothy I. Height) Library

2:15 p.m.
Feature movie will be kids' choice. Three movie options will be available for selection. All programs are free and open to the public. For ages 6-12.

Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016

movie cat

Movie Matinee

Benning (Dorothy I. Height) Library

2:15 p.m.
Feature movie will be kids' choice. Three movie options will be available for selection. All programs are free and open to the public. For ages 6-12.

Monday, Aug. 8, 2016

Uno, Dos, Tres con Andrés!  (Andres Salguero)

1,2,3 Andrés! (Andres Salguero)

Southeast Library

11 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  
Japan-America Society logo

Japan-in-a-Suitcase

Southeast Library

3 p.m.
Presented by the Japan-America Society of Washington, DC, Japan-in-a-Suitcase is a fun, interactive way for kids ages 6-12 to learn about contemporary Japan through hands-on activities, demonstrations, games, and artifacts.
Reading Medal

Graphic Novel Summer Reading Club!

Cleveland Park Library

4 p.m.
Attention, kids! Go for the Gold, and read graphic novels this summer with Cleveland Park!   We will meet four times this summer, twice in July and twice in August (July 11 and 26 and August 8 and 22), read some cool graphic novels, and discuss. Refreshments will be provided!