Summer Reading

Block Party

2nd Annual Summer Reading Block Party!

It's a block party of epic proportions! Join us for an afternoon celebrating your Summer Reading achievements! We'll have games, snacks, prizes, music, and more as we close out the summer!  Open to all ages! From 1 - 4 p.m. in front of the library on 7th Street NE.
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Japan in a Suitcase

Curious about Japan? Come learn about it! Japan-in-a-Suitcase provides hands-on activities as well as items from Japanese elementary schools including traditional clothing and games.   For kids ages 6-12.
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Library Takeout at ICEBERGS Late Night

Visit DC Public Library at the National Building Museum's ICEBERGS installation. Get a library card, check out and return materials, find out about upcoming events, and sign up for summer reading!
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Story Time with Washington Nationals Broadcaster Bob Carpenter

Join us for a special story time with Bob Carpenter, MASN TV play-by-play broadcaster for the Washington Nationals baseball team. Story time will be followed by a Q&A session with the audience. Family Program
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Story Time with a Washington Nationals Player

Join us for a special story time with Washington Nationals pitcher Shawn Kelley. Story time will be followed by a Q&A session between the player and the audience. ​Family Program
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Story Time with a Washington Nationals Player

Join us for a special story time with Washington Nationals starting pitcher Tanner Roark. Story time will be followed by a Q&A session between the player and the audience. ​Family Program
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In the Zone: Paper Bowl Jellyfish

For this month’s In the Zone, we are going under the sea and making jellyfish out of paper bowls and streamers. In the Zone is held the third Tuesday of each month for kids to kick back and enjoy games, crafts, or other fun.  
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Hitchcock Film Series: Sabotage

It's hot outside, so come visit West End Library and chill yourself with our AC and a film, Secret Agent (1936), directed by the master of suspense, Alfred Hitchcock.In honor of Summer Reading, West End Library is screening Hitchcock films every other week. The following is a complete listing of his films that will be screened this summer: June 8  The 39 Steps (1935) June 22  The Lady Vanishes (1938)
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Hitchcock Film Series:

It's hot outside, so come visit West End Library and chill yourself with our AC and a film, Secret Agent (1936), directed by the master of suspense, Alfred Hitchcock.
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Hitchcock Film Series: Jamaica Inn

It's hot outside, so come visit West End Library and chill yourself with our AC and a film, Jamaica Inn (1939), directed by the master of suspense, Alfred Hitchcock.In honor of Summer Reading, West End Library is screening Hitchcock films every other week. The following is a complete listing of his films that will be screened this summer: June 8  The 39 Steps (1935) June 22  The Lady Vanishes (1938) July 6  The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956)

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