Summer Reading

chipotle fundraiser

2017 Chipotle Fundraiser for DC Public Library

Thursday, June 1, 2017 (All day)

Cause an Effect Make eating a selfless act by dining at any Washington, DC Chipotle location on Thursday, June 1 from 10:45 a.m. to 10 p.m. Show the image on this page on your smartphone OR tell the cashier you are supporting the cause to ensure 50% of the proceeds from your meal will be donated to DC Public Library Foundation.

Beating Writer's Block

Tuesday, June 20, 2017, 7:00 pm

Have a story you're dying to tell but can't get started? Or have you started your book but are now stuck? Join us for a workshop to learn techniques for beating writer's block. Come prepared to write.
TieDye Shirts

Tie Dye Outside!

Wednesday, August 23, 2017, 4:00 pm

Use tie-dye to create your own unique color combinations and designs! Plain white t-shirts will be provided but you can update your own t-shirts. This event will take place in the garden next to the library. In case of rain, meet inside the library for screenprinting! 
Build a Better World summer reading logo

Summer Reading Kick-off Party

Tuesday, June 6, 2017, 4:00 pm

Come to the Summer Reading Kick-off Party.  Sign up for summer reading.  Enjoy snacks.  Learn about climate changes and issues from our National Center for Science Education guest.  Play games with our guest from Labyrinth Games.  Let's build a better world!

"Green-ovating: Home Renovations for a Sustainable World" Film Series

Monday, August 7, 2017, 6:30 pm

Join us every Monday night in August for a special Summer Reading film series featuring Access Video's Green-ovating: Home Renovations for a Sustainable World series. Discover how going green can help you build a be
Adult Coloring

Peace & Quiet & Coloring Books: Adult Coloring

Saturday, May 13, 2017, 1:30 pm

Feeling stressed? Looking for an outing and an outlet? Then join us every other Saturday beginning on May 13, 2017 for some peace and quiet AND coloring books when we practice coloring inside the lines while we unwind.
Roxane Gay

Author Roxane Gay @ All Souls Church

Tuesday, June 20, 2017, 6:30 pm

Roxane Gay, author of Bad Feminist and An Untamed State, will speak about her latest book, Hunger.
Rainbow Scratch Paper

End of Summer Reading - Reading Party and Scribble Craft

Wednesday, August 30, 2017, 4:00 pm

Come to West End Library and finish up your summer reading hours. While you are here, we can help you log the final few and distribute prizes! Also, use your creativity to scratch design onto rainbow paper! Open and Suitable for All Ages
Paper Plate Ice Cream

Paper Plate Ice Cream Cone Crafts

Friday, August 25, 2017, 4:00 pm

Join West End Library Staff as we do a summer-specific craft: Paper Plate Ice Cream Cone Making! This program is best for ages 2+

Monthly Family Film

Wednesday, August 16, 2017, 3:00 pm

Join West End Library as we watch "BFG", based on the book by Roald Dahl!