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Saturday, July 31, 2021

Outdoor Storytime

Storytime on the Lawn

Georgetown Library

10 a.m.
Bring your hats, sunscreen and perhaps something to sit on, we will be using the back lawn of the library for this story time for ages 3-5.   This will be a preschool storytime. There will be books, songs and fun, we'd love to see you there.  Masks will be required but no advance sign-up is needed for this event. Just show up on the day and find your space by 10 a.m. 
story time

Outdoor Story Time

Petworth Library

10:30 a.m.
Come enjoy songs and stories with your little ones at this family event. We will meet on the library's patio by the sidewalk on the Upshur Street side of the building. Space is limited and the event is open on a first-come, first-served basis. Please note that we will not provide chairs. Also, for safety reasons we ask that attendees wear masks and observe social distancing. In the case of inclement weather the event will be cancelled. We are really glad to welcome you back to the library!
Men of Change traveling exhibit

Men of Change Walking Tour

Deanwood Library

11 a.m.
Join us for a walking tour of the Smithsonian Exhibit Men of Change.
Paletas

What can you do with a Paleta? ¿Qué puedes hacer con una paleta?

Mt. Pleasant Library

4:30 p.m.
The Mt. Pleasant Neighborhood Library is inviting you to take a walk around the Library and read with us What can you do with a Paleta? ¿Qué puedes hacer con una paleta?  by Carmen Tafolla and illustrated by Magaly Morales.   Join us on Thursday, July 29 at 4:30 pm to read the story and have a paleta. 
Paletas

¿Qué puedes hacer con una paleta? What can you do with a Paleta?

Mt. Pleasant Library

4:30 p.m.
  La Biblioteca del Barrio Mt. Pleasant te invita a tomar un paseo alrededor de la biblioteca y a leer con nosotras ¿Qué puedes hacer con una paleta?  What can you do with a Paleta? Escrito por  Carmen Tafolla e ilustrado por Magaly Morales.  

Sunday, Aug. 1, 2021

Paletas

What can you do with a Paleta? ¿Qué puedes hacer con una paleta?

Mt. Pleasant Library

4:30 p.m.
The Mt. Pleasant Neighborhood Library is inviting you to take a walk around the Library and read with us What can you do with a Paleta? ¿Qué puedes hacer con una paleta?  by Carmen Tafolla and illustrated by Magaly Morales.   Join us on Thursday, July 29 at 4:30 pm to read the story and have a paleta. 
Paletas

¿Qué puedes hacer con una paleta? What can you do with a Paleta?

Mt. Pleasant Library

4:30 p.m.
  La Biblioteca del Barrio Mt. Pleasant te invita a tomar un paseo alrededor de la biblioteca y a leer con nosotras ¿Qué puedes hacer con una paleta?  What can you do with a Paleta? Escrito por  Carmen Tafolla e ilustrado por Magaly Morales.  

Monday, Aug. 2, 2021

crayons

National Coloring Day!

Lamond-Riggs Library

10 a.m.
Did you know that Monday, August 2, is National Coloring Day? Stop by Lamond-Riggs Library to pick up a free coloring sheet. Color and enjoy! 
Paletas

What can you do with a Paleta? ¿Qué puedes hacer con una paleta?

Mt. Pleasant Library

4:30 p.m.
The Mt. Pleasant Neighborhood Library is inviting you to take a walk around the Library and read with us What can you do with a Paleta? ¿Qué puedes hacer con una paleta?  by Carmen Tafolla and illustrated by Magaly Morales.   Join us on Thursday, July 29 at 4:30 pm to read the story and have a paleta. 
Paletas

¿Qué puedes hacer con una paleta? What can you do with a Paleta?

Mt. Pleasant Library

4:30 p.m.
  La Biblioteca del Barrio Mt. Pleasant te invita a tomar un paseo alrededor de la biblioteca y a leer con nosotras ¿Qué puedes hacer con una paleta?  What can you do with a Paleta? Escrito por  Carmen Tafolla e ilustrado por Magaly Morales.  

Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2021

Word "Read" above image of parent owl reading to baby owl in crib

Virtual Story Time

Library Takeout

Grab your shakers, bells or anything that makes a fun noise and join the Library on Facebook Live for Virtual Story Time at facebook.com/dclibrary. Follow the Library's Facebook page to receive notifications when Facebook Live programs start.  Recommended for children birth to 5 and their grownups.
Baby and Toddler Storytime

Outdoor Pre-school Story Time

Parklands-Turner Library

10:30 a.m.
Bring your blanket, hear wonderful stories, rhymes, and do a little jig. *Please note that space is limited and will be canceled in case of inclement weather, they will not be transferred indoors. Ages 2-5
Paletas

¿Qué puedes hacer con una paleta? What can you do with a Paleta?

Mt. Pleasant Library

4:30 p.m.
  La Biblioteca del Barrio Mt. Pleasant te invita a tomar un paseo alrededor de la biblioteca y a leer con nosotras ¿Qué puedes hacer con una paleta?  What can you do with a Paleta? Escrito por  Carmen Tafolla e ilustrado por Magaly Morales.  
Paletas

What can you do with a Paleta? ¿Qué puedes hacer con una paleta?

Mt. Pleasant Library

4:30 p.m.
The Mt. Pleasant Neighborhood Library is inviting you to take a walk around the Library and read with us What can you do with a Paleta? ¿Qué puedes hacer con una paleta?  by Carmen Tafolla and illustrated by Magaly Morales.   Join us on Thursday, July 29 at 4:30 pm to read the story and have a paleta. 
Picture of 3D aluminum foil sculpture art, inspired by the Tokyo Olympic pictogram for artistic gymnastics

Olympic Sculpture Art

Tenley-Friendship Library

(All day)
Can't get enough Olympics?  Neither can we!  Come create 3D art inspired by the Tokyo Olympics sports pictograms! (Those are the images they show next to the sport, so you can know what it is without reading or hearing.)

Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2021

Picture of Owl Reading

Storytime at Frager's Hardware

Southeast Library

10:30 a.m.
Storytime? Why yes, indeed! Join us at Frager's Hardware as we hold an outdoor storytime session. We'll sing some songs and read a book or two. For ages 0-3.  Please note space is extremely limited because of the size of this outdoor space. We will be taking customers on a first come first served basis. 
Not a Box

"Not a Box" Play Party

Southeast Library

10:30 a.m.
Children 6 and under and their caregivers are invited to join us at the Eastern Market Playground splash park (Pennsylvania Avenue & 9th Street SE) on Wednesday morning to unleash their imaginations. Library staff actively engage children in dramatic and constructive play using a wide variety of simple supplies.     Outdoor programming will be cancelled in the event of a Heat Emergency or thunderstorms.
IMLS Logo

Summer Outdoor Programs At Your Library

Palisades Library

Join our children's programs every Wednesday morning at 11 a.m. We'll have stories, songs, crafts, and more!  Please note that space is limited and note that all programs are currently outdoors and weather dependent. If you have any questions, please call (202)-282-3139 or email palisadeslibrary@dc.gov   This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services [LS-246526-OLS-20]
cover art for book -  In The Tall Tall Grass

Programs On The Green

Woodridge Library

11 a.m.
Been inside for a while?  Like to meet up with your neighbors outside?  Come to the library for our “Programs on the Green."   Enjoy stories and music with your little ones at this outside family *BYOS event. *Bring your own “sit-upon”.  
It's Summer by Linda Glaser

Summer Programs At Your Library

Palisades Library

11 a.m.
Join our children's programs every Wednesday morning at 11 a.m. We'll have stories, songs, crafts, and more!  Attendance is limited and tickets will be distributed on a first come first served basis. Please note that all programs are currently outdoors and weather dependent. If you have any questions, please call (202)-282-3139 or email palisdeslibrary@dc.gov  
Games

Board Games at Bellevue

Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) Library

1 p.m.
Come to Bellevue Neighborhood Library for fun and games, right outside the library! We will have chess boards set up, as well as various other games for all ages. You'll also be able to sign up for and participate in our Summer Challenge program, which allows you to qualify for prizes through August. This event is free and open to the public. We have programs happening every Thursday throughout the summer, so be sure to check out what's coming next!
art and craft supplies

Crafts in the Garden - Printmaking

Cleveland Park Library

3 p.m.
Join the Cleveland Park Library children's staff for a first project in printmaking. All materials will be provided and you will be able to bring your projects home! Program is best suited for children ages 3-12.  Programming is held outdoors, may be cancelled in case of inclement weather, and is available while supplies last. For safety reasons, masks are required for staff and attendees ages 2 and up.
Paletas

What can you do with a Paleta? ¿Qué puedes hacer con una paleta?

Mt. Pleasant Library

4:30 p.m.
The Mt. Pleasant Neighborhood Library is inviting you to take a walk around the Library and read with us What can you do with a Paleta? ¿Qué puedes hacer con una paleta?  by Carmen Tafolla and illustrated by Magaly Morales.   Join us on Thursday, July 29 at 4:30 pm to read the story and have a paleta. 
Paletas

¿Qué puedes hacer con una paleta? What can you do with a Paleta?

Mt. Pleasant Library

4:30 p.m.
  La Biblioteca del Barrio Mt. Pleasant te invita a tomar un paseo alrededor de la biblioteca y a leer con nosotras ¿Qué puedes hacer con una paleta?  What can you do with a Paleta? Escrito por  Carmen Tafolla e ilustrado por Magaly Morales.  

Thursday, Aug. 5, 2021

Word "Read" above image of parent owl reading to baby owl in crib

Virtual Story Time

Library Takeout

Grab your shakers, bells or anything that makes a fun noise and join the Library on Facebook Live for Virtual Story Time at facebook.com/dclibrary. Follow the Library's Facebook page to receive notifications when Facebook Live programs start.  Recommended for children birth to 5 and their grownups.
Adult and Baby Yoga

Baby Yoga

West End Library

1 p.m.
Stretch, bond and move with your baby. Virtual sessions led by certified yoga instructor Stephanie on Facebook Live. This program is made possible thanks to the West End Library Friends and takes place every other Thursday at 1pm.
sun with text reading summer at capitol view

Summer At Capitol View

Capitol View Library

4 p.m.
Throughout the summer, join us every Thursday at 4 p.m. outside and in front of the library for fun activities, programming, library resources and more!  While all of our outdoor activities are open to all ages, weekly programming will rotate through Adult, Teen, and Children / Family centered events.  Find the summer lineup below: 
soda pop geyser experiment

Summer Fun at Parklands-Turner - Backyard Science

Parklands-Turner Library

1 p.m.
What do you get when you mix Mentos and Diet Coke? Soda Pop Geyser, how high will she blow? You make the decision. Ages 5-12 
dinosaur adventure

Southeast Library Dinosaur Roar-Off

Southeast Library

4 p.m.
Join us in honoring the many exceptional dinothusiasts who contributed their time, effort, talent and vocal energy to our first annual Dinosaur-Roaring Contest at Southeast Library.  After the awards ceremony, stick around to watch our winning entrants battle it out in a face-to-face roar-off, followed by an open-call roaring competition. All ages are welcome to participate or just soak in the fun. This event will take place at Marion Park (E St SE & 6th St SE, 401-479 E St SE, Washington, DC 20003).
Paletas

What can you do with a Paleta? ¿Qué puedes hacer con una paleta?

Mt. Pleasant Library

4:30 p.m.
The Mt. Pleasant Neighborhood Library is inviting you to take a walk around the Library and read with us What can you do with a Paleta? ¿Qué puedes hacer con una paleta?  by Carmen Tafolla and illustrated by Magaly Morales.   Join us on Thursday, July 29 at 4:30 pm to read the story and have a paleta.