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Hola Cultura’s DC Latino History Project

Hola Cultura interns have spent the summer investigating the history of Latinos in Washington DC, furthering research begun last summer when they mapped the Latino community from 1970 to 2010 and focused on how Mount Pleasant, Columbia Heights and Adams Morgan became the first Latino neighborhoods in the District of Columbia.
Self Defense

Self Defense

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.
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Writopia Reading

Express yourself! Young writers from Writopia Lab DC will share their work.
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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.  
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Kick Back: Play Crash Bandicoot

At E3 (the Electronic Entertainment Expo) last month, Sony announced the remaster of the first three games in the classic Crash Bandicoot series for the Playstation 4, to much excitement!  Come to Teen Space to play the original Crash Bandicoot: Warped from 1998 on a PS3! The game, true to original form, also comes with a playable demo for Spyro the Dragon. There will be snacks!  
Teen Space at Southeast Library

Teen Space

Join us every Wednesday (except for the last Wednesday in July & August) for Teen Space this summer! Get some time on our laptops, play some video games, and just hang out in air conditioning.   
Crossing the Line

Crossing the Line - Film Screening

To celebrate this year's Summer Reading Program and its theme of "Go for the Gold", please join us for a screening of "Crossing the Line: John Van Wisse".
A fabric pattern of cartoon rockets and robots in shades of blue and green

Maker Month: Rockets and Robots

Explore motion and movement with rockets and robots in both the Children's and Teen Spaces. Have you thought much about robots before?  Consider the following: What makes a robot a robot? Does a robot need circuits?
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Bling Your Sunglasses

You’ve won your Summer Reading sunglasses - now make them your own!  You bring the sunglasses, we’ll bring the bling.