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Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016

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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. 10, 2016

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.
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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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. 11, 2016

Self Defense

Self Defense

Capitol View Library

1:30 p.m.
D'Angelo Kinard will teach basic self-defense techniques to use in various situations.  Waiver required. Please see a library staff member for more information.
Pacific Rhythm

Pacific Rhythm

Mt. Pleasant Library

4 p.m.
Experience the culture of the Pacific Islands through music and dance. See traditional dances from Hawaii, Tahiti, New Zealand, Fiji, Cook Islands and Samoa performed with authentic costumes and learn some Polynesian dances.   For kids of all ages
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.
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.
The Incredibles

Pajama Movie Night: The Incredibles

Tenley-Friendship Library

6:30 p.m.
Join us for this incredible adventure in The Incredibles, a movie about a family of undercover superheroes trying to live the quiet suburban life who are forced into action to save the world.
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Arianna Ross at Deanwood Library

Deanwood Library

7 p.m.
For more than 16 years, Arianna Ross and Story Tapestries' Network of Artists have been weaving the power of music, dance, storytelling, beat-boxing, spoken word and hip-hop into a lively fabric of tales that captivate and entertain audiences of all ages. Arianna Ross and her company Story Tapestries create international, dynamic programs that weave the power of dance, theatre, and music.

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.
Henna Hand

History of Henna

Deanwood Library

3 p.m.
Learn the beautiful art and history of henna while practicing right here in the Deanwood Library! For ages 13-19. 
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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. 13, 2016

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The Great Zucchini!

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

11 a.m.
The Great Zucchini is back! Known as one of the most popular children's performers in the region, The Great Zucchini brings his wacky and zany antics to our Great Hall. Don't miss it! 
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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.
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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. 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.   
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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.
Board Game Design

Board Game Design

Southeast Library

3 p.m.
Learn how to design and test your very own board game! Write a rule book, test and revise your game, and learn how to further develop and market your own games. For teens, ages 13-19.

Monday, Aug. 15, 2016

BARS

BARS

Benning (Dorothy I. Height) 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. This program is free and open to the public. For teens, ages 13-19.

Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016

Blue Sky Puppets

Blue Sky Puppets

West End Library

10 a.m.
Exercise, healthy eating and immunization are explored through a positive, exciting and interactive puppet show. For ages 3 - 6  
Reptiles Alive

Reptiles Alive!

Anacostia Library

11:30 a.m.
Meet exciting live animals and learn funny stories and facts about them.   For ages 5 and up
BARS

BARS

Capitol View Library

4:30 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.  
Summer Reading Logo

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.
Keeping Cool with Capoeira

Keeping Cool with Capoeira

Anacostia Library

7 p.m.
Get introduced to the music, rhythm, language and movements of the Afro-Brazilian martial art form.Beginners and advanced students will all have a chance to learn self-defense and creative movements.For teens, ages 13-19.

Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016

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Summer Teen Book Club

Mt. Pleasant Library

(All day)
Come hang out and eat snacks at our monthly Teen Book Club, the third Wednesday of each month at 4:30 p.m. For this month's book club selection, please ask the staff at the Information Desk. Ages 13-19
Reptiles Alive

Reptiles Alive!

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

2 p.m.
Meet exciting live animals and learn funny stories and facts about them.   For ages 5 and up
It's a snake!

Reptiles Alive!

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

2 p.m.
Reptiles Alive! provides fun and exciting live animal shows of the highest quality. Their friendly and professional wildlife presenters have years of experience entertaining audiences of all ages with funny animal stories and facts while showcasing a colorful variety of exotic animals.   This program is open to attendees ages 5 and up (and their accompanying adults).
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.