Children

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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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.  
DowntownDC Live!

DowntownDC Live! with DES DEMONAS, CAT JACK & the DC Punk Archive

The DC Punk Archive presents local bands, DES DEMONAS and CAT JACK, at this year's DowntownDC Live! concert series at 
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Stories From Around the World: Featuring Russia

Experience Russia! Listen to stories and engage in hands-on activities. Presented by Nellie Manis, an alumna of the Critical Language Scholarship Program, a U.S. Department of State International Exchange Program. Intended for children 5-10 years old.
Protect-U

FRINGE MUSIC in the Library :: Protect-U

Proxies for the word “synthesizer” usually imply some sort of limitation: box, rig, assembly, gear, array, machine, and so on. In Protect-U’s hands though, synths are liberated to contribute whatever they can toward body-moving and brain-waving. The Washington, D.C., duo — Mike Petillo and Aaron Leitko — treats every piece of hardware as an expression of possibility, and then enjoins those circuits into its rhythm-driven mission.
Mark Damisch

Mark Damisch, Concert Pianist

Stop by the library for a FREE performance of world-touring, concert pianist, Mark Damisch. In addition to Washington, D.C., his tour includes Chile, Brazil, Argentina, Peru, Ecuador, Costa Rica, Mexico and Canada. The music featured during this performance will include works by Claude Debussy, Hector Villa-Lobos, Eric Satie, Modest Mussorgsky, Aaron Copland and more! 
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Karen Brown: Visual Artist and Arts Educator

Come explore the act of pop-up paper engineering with Visual Artist Karen O. Brown. Learn to make basic pop-up structures and add colorful insects to your creation. This STEM to STEAM workshop is engaging and combines Art and Science. For ages 6-12. Children under age 6 should have an adult with them. 

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