Science in the Summer: Level 1

How do magnets work?  What makes electricity? 

Explorers Club

Attention Explorers! Every Wednesday, the Tenley Library Explorers Club will be venturing into new worlds. This week, we'll be exploring art and Impressionism! Come take a look at some impressionist examples, and make your own piece of great art. We'll be meeting in the Tenley Library Story Time Room. All school-aged explorers are welcome! Please contact Ms. Christina with any questions. 

Community Leaders are Readers

The Anacostia Neighborhood Library, in collaboration with the Anacostia Community Museum and the Anacostia Coordinating Council, is pleased to present "Community Leaders Are Readers." This bi-monthly program invites children ages 4-8 and their families to listen and discuss stories read by community leaders, and participate in crafts. Our finale for the month will be Mo Willems Edwina: the Dinosaur Who Didn't Know She Was Extinct.Light refreshments will be provided.

Young Playwrights' Theatre

Attention all (young) playwrights!  Thanks to a LSTA grant, the Anacostia Neighborhood Library will have a representative from the Young Playwrights Theatre on Wednesdays throughout May.Students ages 8 to 16 are invited to come with any ideas, questions they may have about developing scripts and producing plays. We'll be developing scripts, with a possibility to produce them later on!All students with a flair for the dramatic are invited to attend.

Capitol Hill Cicada Tracking 2013 - Crowdsourcing Brood 2!

Brood 2 of the 17 year cicadas are coming to the East Coast.... soon and very soon. These flying, red-eyed creatures will quickly be upon us, and the creative minds at WNYC's Radiolab have made a cicada tracker to follow the emergence of the brood. 

Summer Reading Kickoff

Join us on the front lawn for parachute games, music and snacks. Sign up for summer reading, get your activity packet and get a free book. Kids can read and get prizes all summer long.All ages can participate in the summer reading program. All ages are welcome to the party.Groups, please call 202-243-1188 to register.

Read In Program

There will be an opportunity for parents to read to kids, teens to read to kids, and for kids to read independently! Come to the Bellevue Library and join in on the fun!Stop by the Bellevue Library's Children's Room Desk for more information or call 202-727-0991.

Saturday Study Hour

Bring your homework questions to the William O. Lockridge/Bellevue Library Children's Room for an hour and get homework help from the librarian. First come, first served.Welcoming ages 4-12.

Science Friday: Crawl Through Caves at Your Library

Watch a video featuring Bill Nye the Science Guy, who will takes viewers to an underground world where the sun never shines but a unique universe of living things exists.Join us to learn about caves and crystals, as we also make rock candy. Ages 6-12.

Get Ready for March on Washington 50th Anniversary

Be inspired by the young leaders and stories of the Civil Rights Movement in an insightful book talk for children.This presentation will highlight other resources such as the Library’s Picturing America Kit. This program will entice you to check out a book or two to help you be on top of your civil rights history just in time for the celebration -- so don’t forget your library card.Ages 6-12.