Back to School

Back to School

Open House for Teachers!

Come to the Parklands-Turner Open House for Teachers on Thursday, August 18 from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. and learn the many ways that library staff can help make your school year easier and smoother! Find out about content-driven class visits, library excursions, databases (for both teachers and students), regular programs for children and families, research assistance, and other partnership possibilities.
Rajan Sedalia's caricature page

Summer Reading Wrap-Up Party/Back to School Celebration

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.
Chuck Brown Day

Library Takeout at The 2nd Annual Chuck Brown Day & Book Bag Giveaway

Join DCPL staff at the 2nd Annual Chuck Brown Celebration and Book Bag Giveaway with the Chuck Brown Band, Plunky & Oneness and Secret Society. Visit the UNI, our mobile library bookshelf, to check out a book, learn about The Labs,

Back to School Party: The Phantom Tollbooth Screening and Game Day

Get excited about going back to school with Deanwood Library! Watch a screening of the movie "The Phantom Tollbooth", claim your summer reading prizes, and stay to play a few games with us. We'll have corn hole and ring toss set up in the children’s area after the movie, so be sure to stop by!  
Ice Cream Making

Back to School Ice Cream Social

Mt. Pleasant Teens - celebrate heading Back to School with an Ice Cream Social at the library!

Destruction Derby

Do you have broken electronics that you want to repair or disassemble? This is a drop-in workshop where you can bring in your broken or discarded electronic devices to either repair them or to destroy them! Kids (6 and older) and teens welcome. Learn about electronics and DIY repair. Please note that you must have completed your Fab Lab orientation to attend this program. Sign up for orientation and other classes here.
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End of Summer Reading and Back to School Craft Party

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
"Brand-new Pencils, Brand-new Books" book cover

Reader's Theatre Features ‘Brand-new Pencils, Brand-new Books”

Calling all readers! Please join us in the children's room on Monday, August 29 at 4 p.m. for Reader's Theatre.Brand-new Pencils, Brand-new Books by Diane deGroat is the featured piece.
"Miss Mingo and the First Day of School" book cover

Reader's Theatre Features ‘Miss Mingo and the First Day of School’

Calling all readers! Please join us in the children's room on Monday, August 22 at 4 p.m. for Reader's Theatre.
Kino Music

FRINGE MUSIC in the Library :: Kino Musica

Kino Musica melds music from across Africa and its diaspora into soulful sounds that educate and entertain. Kino Musica is an evolving voyage of musical and cultural discovery undertaken by four friends and veterans of the Washington, DC music scene. With members of East African descent, Kino employs melodies from the Horn of Africa as a creative stepping stone to tell honest and personal stories. They instinctively combine these sounds with Cuban and Cape Verdean rhythms into a style beholden to no flag.