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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Christiana Drapkin & BOP GOES THE WEASEL:  Jazz for Kids

Christiana Drapkin & BOP GOES THE WEASEL: Jazz for Kids

Georgetown Library

10:30 a.m.
Christiana Drapkin and her jazz group, BOP GOES THE WEASEL, introduce young audiences to the fun of live jazz performance.  You will want to sing along, clap to the rhythm, snap your fingers and get up and dance!   For ages 3-10
Parklands-Turner Film Festival

Parklands-Turner Monthly Film Festival

Parklands-Turner Library

12 p.m.
Visit the Parklands-Turner Library every Tuesday and Friday for a cinematic celebration. Each month library staff will select famous films from the library collection in support of the theme for the current month.  Screen Times:  Tuesdays at noon  Fridays at noon and 3:00 p.m. Monthly themes:
Science in the Summer

Science in the Summer: Level 1

Tenley-Friendship Library

1 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 1 classes are for children entering grades 2 and 3. Register in-person at the library or online at www.scienceinthesummer.com.

Mini Maker

Parklands-Turner Library

1 p.m.
Maker Month is here!   From July 5 to July 30, join us for hands-on, creative workshops every Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 12:00 to 12:30 p.m.   Weekly Themes: July 5-10: Fantasy July 11-17: Motion July 18-24: Fun & Games July 25-30: Engineering & Electronics   Children ages 3 to 7 with an adult are invited to come join the fun. No registration necessary.  

Mega Maker

Petworth Library

1:30 p.m.
Maker Month is here!   From July 5 to July 30, join us for hands-on, creative workshops every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 1:30 to 3:00.   Weekly Themes: July 5-10: Fantasy July 11-17: Motion July 18-24: Fun & Games July 25-30: Engineering & Electronics   Ages 8-19 are invited to come join the fun. No registration necessary.   For more info, visit dclibrary.org/makermonth.  

Mega Maker

Parklands-Turner Library

1:30 p.m.
Maker Month is here!   From July 5 to July 30, join us for hands-on, creative workshops every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 12:30 to 2:00 p.m.   Weekly Themes: July 5-10: Fantasy July 11-17: Motion July 18-24: Fun & Games July 25-30: Engineering & Electronics   Ages 8-19 are invited to come join the fun. No registration necessary.  
Ready, Set, GoBots

Ready, Set, GoBots

Chevy Chase Library

2 p.m.
Build an amazing motorized machine that wiggles, spins and moves! All projects go home.  For teens, ages 13-19.
Science in the Summer

Science in the Summer: Level 1

Northeast 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 1 classes are for children entering grades 2 and 3. Register in-person at the library or online at www.scienceinthesummer.com.
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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.
Science in the Summer

Science in the Summer: Level 1

Deanwood 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 1 classes are for children entering grades 2 and 3. Register in-person at the library or online at www.scienceinthesummer.com.

Mega Maker

Georgetown Library

2 p.m.
Maker Month is here!   From July 5 to July 30, join us for hands-on, creative workshops every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m.   Weekly Themes: July 5-10: Fantasy July 11-17: Motion July 18-24: Fun & Games July 25-30: Engineering & Electronics Ages 8-19 are invited to come join the fun. No registration necessary.   For more info, visit dclibrary.org/makermonth.

Mega Maker

Mt. Pleasant Library

2:30 p.m.
Maker Month is here!   From July 5 to July 30, join us for hands-on, creative workshops every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 2:30 to 4:00 p.m.   Weekly Themes: July 5-10: Fantasy July 11-17: Motion July 18-24: Fun & Games July 25-30: Engineering & Electronics   Ages 8-19 are invited to come join the fun. No registration necessary.   For more info, visit dclibrary.org/makermonth.  

Mega Maker

Southwest Library

3 p.m.
Maker Month is here!   From July 5 to July 30, join us for hands-on, creative workshops every Tuesday and Wednesday from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m.   Weekly Themes: July 5-10: Fantasy July 11-17: Motion July 18-24: Fun & Games July 25-30: Engineering & Electronics   Ages 8-19 are invited to come join the fun. No registration necessary.   For more info, visit dclibrary.org/makermonth.
I Spy Patterns and Puzzles program flyer

I Spy: Patterns and Puzzles for Teens, Tweens & Young Children

Parklands-Turner Library

3 p.m.
Every Tuesday after school, join the teens, tweens, and young children who test their visual, spatial, mathematical, and logical acumen, using mandalas; logical geometric and pictorial puzzles; LEGO; wooden blocks; and more.  I Spy Hours: 3:00-5:00 p.m.NOTE: Children aged 8 and under must be accompanied and actively supervised by a caregiver aged 13 years and older. 

Mega Maker

Cleveland Park Library

3:30 p.m.
Maker Month is here!   From July 5 to July 30, join us for hands-on, creative workshops every Tuesday and Thursday from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m.   Weekly Themes: July 5-10: Fantasy July 11-17: Motion July 18-24: Fun & Games July 25-30: Engineering & Electronics   Ages 8-19 are invited to come join the fun. No registration necessary.   For more info, visit dclibrary.org/makermonth.
Science in the Summer

Science in the Summer: Level 2

Northeast Library

3:30 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.
Science in the Summer

Science in the Summer: Level 2

Deanwood Library

3:30 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.

Twitter Book Club: #DCPLnewYA

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

4 p.m.
Do you love Young Adult books?  YA readers of all ages are invited to join DCPL librarians for a twitter book club (#DCPLnewYA) on the 4th Tuesday of the month from 4-5 p.m.  We discuss recent and upcoming YA releases, share our opinions, report on trends in YA fiction, and invite you to share your thoughts.  Looking for your next absorbing read? You just might find it in #DCPLnewYA.   Find us @dcpl
Image of book cover for "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban"

Harry Potter Crafts & Movie

Palisades Library

4 p.m.
Join us for Harry Potter Night at the library in celebration of Harry Potter and J.K. Rowling's birthdays!  Get in the Hogwarts spirit by dressing as your favorite character.    

Mega Maker

Southeast Library

4 p.m.
Maker Month is here!   From July 5 to July 30, join us for hands-on, creative workshops every Tuesday and Thursday from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m.   Weekly Themes: July 5-10: Fantasy July 11-17: Motion July 18-24: Fun & Games July 25-30: Engineering & Electronics   Ages 8-19 are invited to come join the fun. No registration necessary.   For more info, visit dclibrary.org/makermonth.
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.  
wiizumba

Wii Are the Champions!

Petworth Library

4:30 p.m.
Inspired by the upcoming Summer Olympics? You too can Go for the Gold this summer during:Zumba for Kids on Tuesday, Jul. 26 at 4:30 p.m. and Wii Sports competition on Tuesday, Aug. 9 at 4:30 p.m.   Children ages 4 and up can come play with us and score like champs in a fun, friendly, competitive environment of your peers!                 
Toddler Art and Stories

Smart with Art and Stories Tuesday

Rosedale Library

5 p.m.
Spend the summer showing off and creating some art! On Tuesdays throughout the summer children can visit Rosedale and enjoy a short story time and then an hour of arts and crafts. 
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.
Tuesday Night Movies logo

Tuesday Night Movies

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6 p.m.
Don't miss these Tuesday Night Movies, showing this month in the Great Hall! July 5 Moonstruck A strait-laced woman falls in love with her fiance’s brother. Cher’s star shines brightly in this romantic comedy. Also starring Nicolas Cage and Olympia Dukakis. Directed by Norman Jewison.  102 mins, 1987.  PG July 12 Miracles from Heaven
chess pieces

Learn to Play Chess

Deanwood Library

6 p.m.
It's your move! Learn to play chess, improve your game, or practice your moves with other players. This drop-in group is open to all ages and experience levels and meets every Tuesday and Thursday at 6 p.m.
Brain Games

Brain Games and a History of Puzzles

Northwest One Library

6:30 p.m.
Brain Games: A two-hour class examining the most popular types of puzzles and why they fascinate us and remain timeless classics. Participants will learn some of the mathematics, logical deduction, and language skills behind these puzzles. Can't make it to this session? Labyrinth games will also be presenting workshops at other DC Public Library sites. 
yoga

Restorative Yoga

Southwest Library

7 p.m.
Please join us for a weekly restorative yoga practice. Instructors from Yoga Activist will lead the class, incorporating yoga props such as blocks, blankets, and bolsters for support. Come to the mat to relax, stretch, and strengthen. All levels welcome.

Mini Maker

Francis A. Gregory Library

11:15 p.m.
Maker Month is here!   From July 5 to July 30, join us for hands-on, creative workshops every Tuesday from 11:15 to 11:45 a.m.   Weekly Themes: July 5-10: Fantasy July 11-17: Motion July 18-24: Fun & Games July 25-30: Engineering & Electronics   Children ages 3 to 7 with an adult are invited to come join the fun. No registration necessary.  

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Mini Maker

Takoma Park Library

10:30 a.m.
Maker Month is here!   From July 5 to July 30, join us for hands-on, creative workshops every Wednesday from 10:30 to 11:00 a.m.   Weekly Themes: July 5-10: Fantasy July 11-17: Motion July 18-24: Fun & Games July 25-30: Engineering & Electronics   Children ages 3 to 7 with an adult are invited to come join the fun. No registration necessary.