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Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016

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.
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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.
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. 14, 2016

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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.

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

Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016

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).
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, Aug. 18, 2016

Image of brain fibers from BioArt collection.

Explore BioArt: The Brain

Palisades Library

3:30 p.m.
Using images from the BioArt exhibit, investigate how the brain sends signals to the body, and participate in a role-playing activity about neural connections.
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.
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.
Zootopia

Pajama Movie Night: Zootopia

Tenley-Friendship Library

6:30 p.m.
Determined to prove herself, Officer Judy Hopps, the first bunny on Zootopia's police force, jumps at the chance to crack her first case even if it means partnering with scam-artist fox Nick Wilde to solve the mystery.  Pajamas, food, blankets and pillows are welcome. This is our last movie of the summer. In the Fall, Pajama Movie Night will be held monthly. 

Friday, Aug. 19, 2016

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. 20, 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.
Teacher with Students

Mad Science

Woodridge Library

3 p.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  
Olympics by Chris Oxlade

Olympics Party

Southwest Library

3 p.m.
Join us for fun, Olympic-themed activities to celebrate the end of the Summer Reading program.    For all ages. Children under 9 must be accompanied by a caregiver.   Questions? Call 202-724-4691.

Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016

Russia

Stories from Around the World: Russia

Tenley-Friendship Library

2 p.m.
Come experience a little bit of Russia. Hear a Russian folktale and enjoy a corresponding craft. Children will also be introduced to Russia’s Cyrillic alphabet.  
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. 22, 2016

Blue Sky Puppets

Blue Sky Puppets

Lamond-Riggs Library

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

Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016

Uncle Devin

The Uncle Devin Show

Northeast Library

10 a.m.
Enjoy an interactive musical experience by renowned drummer Devin Walker.  This show connects with children through the drum and the art of storytelling that will lead toward their personal, cultural & social development. For ages 3 - 10

Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016

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End of Summer Reading and Back to School Craft Party

West End Library

4 p.m.
Come spend time at the West End Library to celebrate the end of summer and the start of the school year! Grab a fun book to read for when you are not doing school work, create some scribble art, learn how to use a DC One Card to check out library books, and redeem any unclaimed summer reading prizes. 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, Aug. 25, 2016

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.
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.