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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.
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Reptiles Alive!

Reptiles Alive! provides fun and exciting live animal shows of the highest quality. Their friendly and professional wildlife presenters have years of experience entertaining audiences of all ages with funny animal stories and facts while showcasing a colorful variety of exotic animals.   This program is open to attendees ages 5 and up (and their accompanying adults).
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Library Takeout at the Words, Beats & Life "Phife is Living" Park Jam

Visit DCPL's UNI (our mobile library bookshelf) at this year's Words, Beats & Life "Phife Is Living" Park Jam. In addition to great local music, vendors and activities (like graffiti, skate demos and bike repairs), your neighborhood librarians will be available to check out books, sign you up for a library card, and give you the dish on Summer Reading.
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Summer Read and Learn

Join us for a “flip-tastic” Saturday. Make your own moving picture with a flip book.  Discover optical illusions  and  eyesight .                                                            -ages 5  to adult  

The Great Zucchini!

The Great Zucchini is back! Known as one of the most popular children's performers in the region, The Great Zucchini brings his wacky and zany antics to our Great Hall. Don't miss it! 

Stories from Around the World: Russia

Come experience a little bit of Russia. Hear a Russian folktale and enjoy a corresponding craft. Children will also be introduced to Russia’s Cyrillic alphabet.  
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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!

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.