Kids

Science in the Summer

Science in the Summer: Level 2

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.
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Celebrate Summer Reading with Kwame Alexander

Award-winning author Kwame Alexander will share his latest book, Surf's Up,and get kids excited about Summer Reading. Free ice cream for all kids who sign up for Summer Reading First 100 kids get free books Tips for parents from local authors on how to help kids become enthusiastic readers
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Free Bike Repair Clinics

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.
Chipotle Fundraiser 2016

2016 Chipotle Fundraiser for DC Public Library

Cause an Effect Make eating a selfless act by dining at any Washington, DC Chipotle location on Tuesday, June 7, from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Show the image from this post on your smartphone or tell the cashier you would like your meal to benefit the Library, and 50 percent of the proceeds will be donated to DC Public Library Foundation.

2016 Chipotle Fundraiser for DC Public Library

Cause an Effect Make eating a selfless act by dining at any Washington, DC Chipotle location on Tuesday, June 7, from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Show the adjacent image on your smartphone or tell the cashier you would like your meal to benefit the Library and 50 percent of the proceeds will be donated to DC Public Library Foundation.
Joint Fundraiser with Chipotle

2016 Chipotle Fundraiser for DC Public Library

Cause an Effect Make eating a selfless act by joining us for a fundraiser to support the DC Public Library. Just go into any Washington, DC Chipotle on Tuesday, June 7, from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Show the adjacent image on your smartphone or tell the cashier you would like your meal to benefit the Library -- and 50 percent of the proceeds will be donated to DC Public Library Foundation.  
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LEGO Stamping Art

It's LEGO's all this month in the Petworth Library Children's Room. Join us this afternoon as we use LEGO's to create stamped art pieces. But check our calendar for more LEGO related events such as games, crafts, or free build days each Monday and Thursday at 4:30. We provide the LEGO's and other assorted supplies - you just bring the fun! For ages 5 and up.

Building Family in the 21st Century: A Moderated Conversation

Building Family in the 21st Century: A Moderated Conversation Join us for what is sure to be a thought-provoking and wonderful panel discussion on the role of fathers in families! Presented by Jonetta Rose Barras, Esther Productions, Inc., The Spoken Word, and Kuumba Expressions featuringBrittany Adams, MS Resident in Counseling, and Co-director of the Fatherless Reconciliation Daughter Project
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Pop-up Book Sale

Drop by this all ages book sale from 1 to 4 p.m. and shop for a good cause, with all proceeds benefiting the Georgetown Neighborhood Library. While here, you also can join the Georgetown Library Friends, or discover other ways to support the organization, and learn about Summer Reading at DC Public Library, including how to get started and this year's prizes. 
CityCenter Farmers' Market

Library Takeout at the CityCenter Farmers Market

DC Public Library is taking it to the streets! Sign up for a library card, check out and return materials, find out about upcoming events, and discover everything the library has to offer each month at the FRESHFARM CityCenter Market.

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