Summer Reading

Kids Dancing

Music and Movement

Sign up to sing, dance, and play instruments with your child! For children ages birth to 6 and their caregivers.  To register for this program, please call the Children's Room at 202-282-3113.  Don't forget to sign up for the Summer Reading Program!

Wii Are the Champions!

Inspired by the upcoming Summer Olympics? You too can Go for the Gold this summer during:Zumba for Kids on Tuesday, Jul. 26 at 4:30 p.m. and Wii Sports competition on Tuesday, Aug. 9 at 4:30 p.m.   Children ages 4 and up can come play with us and score like champs in a fun, friendly, competitive environment of your peers!                 
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Hola Cultura’s DC Latino History Project

Hola Cultura interns have spent the summer investigating the history of Latinos in Washington DC, furthering research begun last summer when they mapped the Latino community from 1970 to 2010 and focused on how Mount Pleasant, Columbia Heights and Adams Morgan became the first Latino neighborhoods in the District of Columbia.
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End of Summer Reading and Back to School Craft Party

Come spend time at the West End Library to celebrate the end of summer and the start of the school year! Grab a fun book to read for when you are not doing school work, create some scribble art, learn how to use a DC One Card to check out library books, and redeem any unclaimed summer reading prizes. All Ages
Choose Courage

Collaborative Author Talk with Ruth Schimel, PhD

Please join Ruth Schimel, Ph.D., in a thoughtful, beneficial conversation in which she’ll use her expertise and experience to help you access your courage.
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Self Defense

D'Angelo Kinard will teach basic self-defense techniques to use in various situations.  Waiver required. Please see a library staff member for more information.
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Teen Movie at Tenley

Please join us at Tenley Library to watch a film chosen for teens, by teens. Please vote at by July 21 to have a say in what we see.   Ages 13-19. Part of the DC Public Library Summer Reading Program

It's Chuck Brown's Birthday! Come and Celebrate it at the Woodridge Interim Library

Come and help us celebrate Chuck Brown's Birthday through his music, video clips and a discussion of the DC Go Go Movement.  You will also learn about the DC Public Library's Go-Go Archives and how to get free access to Chuck Brown's music by just having a DC Public Library library card.
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BARS is a workshop for youth who enjoy rapping, spoken word and beats. Teens will study songs by artists like Kendrick Lamar and Lauryn Hill, discuss writings by Tupac Shakur and Mumia Abu Jamal (among others) and record posse cuts and individual songs that correspond with what they have read. For teens, ages 13-19.  
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Presented by the Japan-America Society of Washington, DC, Japan-in-a-Suitcase is a fun, interactive way for kids ages 6-12 to learn about contemporary Japan through hands-on activities, demonstrations, games, and artifacts.