Summer Reading

Adult Book Club

Join us to discuss June's book club selection, Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee, Pulitzer Prize-winning author, on Thursday, June 23rd at 6:30 p.m. Following the meeting, join us for a stroll around the neighborhood with our NEW Walking Book Club. Bring the audio book on your device or simply join the other members for a stroll and casual discussion of that month's book selection.
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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.

A Kit to Build a Dream On: Tools for Structuring Your Novel

Are you working on a novel? How do you make characters come alive? Do you need help with plotting? Would you like advice from a successful novelist? Attend our Author Workshop with Ingrid Anders, author of the popular Kat Vespucci novels. Ingrid will share practical and creative techniques for crafting your own novel.    

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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Georgetown Book Club

Join the Georgetown Book Club as we discuss Umberto Eco's modern classic The Name of the Rose.
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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. 
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Storytime & Firetruck Touch

As part of our Summer Reading Kickoff, join us for a storytime and fireman crafts at 10:30 a.m. At 11 a.m., we'll be joined by our neighborhood firemen and a fire truck for a truck touch. Children under 9 must be accompanied by a caregiver. Questions? Call 202-724-4691. 
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Carry the Torch!

Are you excited about the Summer Olympics? Do you wish you could carry a flaming torch? The Library can't provide you with a real flaming torch, but we can help you to make a light-up pretend torch after preschool story time; and you can take your torch home with you! As part of the Parklands-Turner Library Summer Reading Kickoff celebration from June 7 to June 10, all neighborhood preschool aged children are invited to participate in a special craft project following the 10:00 a.m. story time in the Children's area of the library on Tuesday, June 7. 
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Go for the Golden Pancakes; Read!

It's time for the Parklands-Turner Library to host our official Summer Reading Kickoff with a contest to help you get excited about the DC Public Library's Summer Reading theme for 2016 "Go for the Gold; Read!"
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Summertime T'ai Chi

Join Susan Lowell of Tenleytown T'ai Chi, who has taught previously at the Georgetown, Tenley-Friendship, and Palisades branches of DC Public Library, for this special summertime session of the low impact martial art. All skill levels are welcome.