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Monday, June 17, 2019

paint colors mixing

Butterflies at the Library: Science Art

Petworth Library

4:30 p.m.
Children ages 5-12 are invited to explore the connection between science and art. Using science in our techniques, we'll create butterfly-themed art. Participants will be able to take their work home. While you're here, check out the progress of our real caterpillars, as they form chrysalides and become butterflies before your very eyes through the month of June.
bee hive

Pollinator Week with DC Beekeepers Association

Mt. Pleasant Library

4:30 p.m.
In order to promote pollinator week, DC Beekeepers Association will be at the Mt. Pleasant Library giving out information regarding beekeeping in the District of Columbia. The how’s and why’s of beekeeping will both be discussed. Also, in order to make D.C. more pollinator friendly, there will be an opportunity to make seed bombs with supplied material. The program will be broken into two parts, the first half in the children’s room and the second half in the large meeting room.

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Image of STEAM graphic and a catapult

STEAM Afternoon

Rosedale Library

3 p.m.
Did you ever want to build a mini-catapult or a paper airplane? Children can spend one to two hours designing and creating a special engineering project. 
light bulb made of gears

Make It!

Capitol View Library

4 p.m.
Create a different project with us every week as we explore arts, crafts, music, science & technology. Dive into maker and create projects such as musical instruments, computer programming games, paper helicopters, balloon racing cars and more! June 4 - Kinetic Sand at Summer Challenge Kick-Off Party
Not a Box

"Not a Box" Play Party

Southeast Library

Children 5 and under and their caregivers are invited to join us downstairs every Tuesday afternoon to unleash their imaginations and create their own "cardboard kingdoms" using a wide variety of simple supplies.     

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Toddler Exploration

Toddler Explorations

Cleveland Park Library

10:30 a.m.
This open, drop in anytime program is an interactive engagement program for children and caregivers that uses play and exploration to develop pre-literacy skills. Caregivers are expected to actively engage with children using the designed early literacy stations and prompts. This program will rotate through play, art and sensory sessions.  Art builds fine motor skills and expression. Play is how children process literacy skills they have learned. Sensory times are multi-dimensional and involve lots of repetition and manipulations.
Lego construction crew

Lego Construction Crew

Tenley-Friendship Library

4 p.m.
We supply the Legos, you bring your imagination. Recommended for ages 4-12.
ultimaker 3

Fab Test Lab: 3D Printing Certification

Fab Test Lab

6:30 p.m.
Learn how to use the Ultimaker 3 in an hour long class. After certification, you will be eligible to reserve time on the Fab Test Lab's 3D printers. Please arrive promptly at the start time of the class to ensure participation. Please note that a Fab Lab Safety Orientation must be completed prior to certification. 

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Little Builders

Little Builders

Mt. Pleasant Library

10 a.m.
Join us for a building free-play program, geared toward our youngest library guests. Children can explore, build and construct using a variety of materials including wood blocks and DUPLOs.

Fab Test Lab: 3D Printing for Kids

Fab Test Lab

3:30 p.m.
3D Printing for Kids: In this class, kids and their adults can learn about 3D printing and how to do it at the Fab Test Lab. We’ll talk about materials, machines and design tips, so all  you have to bring is yourself. We will also have time included for safety orientations if you and your child need them.   Don’t forget to be safe! All attendees must have completed a Safety Orientation and must have the proper certifications on file.  
Assorted LEGO bricks

LEGO Club

Woodridge Library

4 p.m.
Drop by and build during our weekly LEGO Club.  LEGO Club ends at 5:30 p.m. during the summer months.  Come and try something different every Thursday at LEGO Club: First Thursday - Lego Free Play Second Thursday - Lego Free Play Third Thursday - All ages karaoke starts at 5:30 p.m. Fourth Thursday - Collective Design Challenge (build together - share together)  Recommended for ages 4-12.

Lego Challenge!

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

Come build your best Lego creation. Lego pieces are small. Recommended for ages 5 and older.
Girls Who Code

Girls Who Code

Petworth Library

4 p.m.
Do you want to learn how to code? Build a whole new world using your fingertips? <p>This is the club for you!</p>

Friday, June 21, 2019

ultimaker 3

Fab Test Lab: 3D Printing Certification

Fab Test Lab

3 p.m.
Learn how to use the Ultimaker 3 in an hour long class. After certification, you will be eligible to reserve time on the Fab Test Lab's 3D printers. Please arrive promptly at the start time of the class to ensure participation. Please note that a Fab Lab Safety Orientation must be completed prior to certification. 

Saturday, June 22, 2019

Legos

LEGO fun!

Mt. Pleasant Library

9:30 a.m.
Build, explore and play with LEGOs and DUPLOs in the Children's Room from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. every Saturday. This program is designed for children ages 2-12 years old and their caregivers.  
Children Building Clip Art

Little Builders

West End Library

10 a.m.
Build, construct, and explore with blocks, DUPLOS, and LEGOs  
flying butterflies

Butterflies at the Library: Family Story Time

Petworth Library

10:30 a.m.
Enjoy butterfly-themed stories, songs, rhymes, and a craft during this special edition of our regular weekly family story time! While you're here, check out the progress of our real caterpillars as they form chrysalides and become butterflies throughout the month of June. Children of all ages and their families & caregivers are invited to participate. 

Monday, June 24, 2019

Science in the Summer logo

Science in the Summer: The Science of Me

Mt. Pleasant Library

2 p.m.
This program invites children to explore the biological systems that make humans fundamentally alike and the elements that create a unique individual. Science in the Summer has two separate sessions: 2- 3rd graders (Level I) from 2- 3 p.m. and 4-6th graders (Level ll) from 3:30-4:30 p.m. It takes place June 24-27, and advanced registration is required. Please only register if you can attend all sessions. There is a maximum 15 participants per session, and registration begins June 1. 
Science in the Summer logo

Science in the Summer: The Science of Me

Mt. Pleasant Library

3:30 p.m.
This program invites children to explore the biological systems that make humans fundamentally alike and the elements that create a unique individual.  Science in the Summer has two separate sessions: 2- 3rd graders (Level I) from 2- 3 p.m. and 4-6th graders (Level ll) from 3:30-4:30 p.m. It takes place June 24-27, and advanced registration is required. Please only register if you can attend all sessions. There is a maximum 15 participants per session, and registration begins June 1. 
butterfly on hand

Butterflies at the Library: Butterfly (Release?) Party

Petworth Library

4:30 p.m.
Children of all ages & families are invited to a butterfly party to celebrate the metamorphosis of our insect friends over this past month from caterpillar to butterfly. Enjoy a butterfly story, snacks & activities, and, if nature works on our schedule, we will release our butterflies into the wild to continue their life cycle. 

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Science in the Summer logo

Science in the Summer: The Science of Me

Mt. Pleasant Library

2 p.m.
This program invites children to explore the biological systems that make humans fundamentally alike and the elements that create a unique individual. Science in the Summer has two separate sessions: 2- 3rd graders (Level I) from 2- 3 p.m. and 4-6th graders (Level ll) from 3:30-4:30 p.m. It takes place June 24-27, and advanced registration is required. Please only register if you can attend all sessions. There is a maximum 15 participants per session, and registration begins June 1. 
Science in the Summer logo

Science in the Summer: The Science of Me

Mt. Pleasant Library

3:30 p.m.
This program invites children to explore the biological systems that make humans fundamentally alike and the elements that create a unique individual.  Science in the Summer has two separate sessions: 2- 3rd graders (Level I) from 2- 3 p.m. and 4-6th graders (Level ll) from 3:30-4:30 p.m. It takes place June 24-27, and advanced registration is required. Please only register if you can attend all sessions. There is a maximum 15 participants per session, and registration begins June 1. 
Not a Box

"Not a Box" Play Party

Southeast Library

Children 5 and under and their caregivers are invited to join us downstairs every Tuesday afternoon to unleash their imaginations and create their own "cardboard kingdoms" using a wide variety of simple supplies.     
Child with science experiment

Grade School Science

Cleveland Park Library

4 p.m.
Calling all scientists ages 6 to 12. Come for a bi weekly science class that will explore a different topic each session. All supplies will be provided just bring yourself and a few friends! This program will alternate weeks with Preschool Science. Grade School Science will be June 25, July 9 and 23, and August 6. 
light bulb made of gears

Make It!

Capitol View Library

4 p.m.
Create a different project with us every week as we explore arts, crafts, music, science & technology. Dive into maker and create projects such as musical instruments, computer programming games, paper helicopters, balloon racing cars and more! June 4 - Kinetic Sand at Summer Challenge Kick-Off Party

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Mad Science

OFFSITE EVENT: Mad Science: Up, Up and Away

Takoma Park Library

10 a.m.
Please note that due to the Takoma Park Neighborhood Library closure for renovations the Friends of Takoma Park Neighborhood Library will host this special Summer Challenge program in conjunction with 
Science in the Summer logo

Science in the Summer: The Science of Me

Mt. Pleasant Library

2 p.m.
This program invites children to explore the biological systems that make humans fundamentally alike and the elements that create a unique individual. Science in the Summer has two separate sessions: 2- 3rd graders (Level I) from 2- 3 p.m. and 4-6th graders (Level ll) from 3:30-4:30 p.m. It takes place June 24-27, and advanced registration is required. Please only register if you can attend all sessions. There is a maximum 15 participants per session, and registration begins June 1. 
Science in the Summer logo

Science in the Summer: The Science of Me

Mt. Pleasant Library

3:30 p.m.
This program invites children to explore the biological systems that make humans fundamentally alike and the elements that create a unique individual.  Science in the Summer has two separate sessions: 2- 3rd graders (Level I) from 2- 3 p.m. and 4-6th graders (Level ll) from 3:30-4:30 p.m. It takes place June 24-27, and advanced registration is required. Please only register if you can attend all sessions. There is a maximum 15 participants per session, and registration begins June 1. 
Lego construction crew

Lego Construction Crew

Tenley-Friendship Library

4 p.m.
We supply the Legos, you bring your imagination. Recommended for ages 4-12.
ultimaker 3

Fab Test Lab: 3D Printing Certification

Fab Test Lab

6:30 p.m.
Learn how to use the Ultimaker 3 in an hour long class. After certification, you will be eligible to reserve time on the Fab Test Lab's 3D printers. Please arrive promptly at the start time of the class to ensure participation. Please note that a Fab Lab Safety Orientation must be completed prior to certification.