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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Discover Chinatown Parks

Discover Chinatown Parks

Library Takeout

10:30 a.m.
Due to inclement weather, DC Public  Library will not be at Discover Chinatown Parks on May 23, 2017. Join library staff at DowntownDC BID's Chinatown Parks afternoon activation on Tuesdays from May through September. Chinatown Parks are located at 5th and Massachusetts Ave. NW. 

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

CityCenterDC

Kid's Corner at CityCenter Park

Library Takeout

10:30 a.m.
Join DCPL and CityCenterDC for Kids Corner every Wednesday May through September. Librarians from the DC Public Library will lead a 30-40 minute story time full of books, songs, rhymes and fingerplays! Kids Corner story time is a great way to introduce your child to language skills in a positive and fun, outdoor environment.   The Park at CityCenter is located at the corner of 10th & I Street NW.  

Thursday, June 1, 2017

chipotle fundraiser

2017 Chipotle Fundraiser for DC Public Library

Anacostia Library

(All day)
Cause an Effect Make eating a selfless act by dining at any Washington, DC Chipotle location on Thursday, June 1 from 10:45 a.m. to 10 p.m. Show the image on this page on your smartphone OR tell the cashier you are supporting the cause to ensure 50% of the proceeds from your meal will be donated to DC Public Library Foundation.
Build a Better World gears and graph paper

Summer Reading Kickoff Party

Deanwood Library

(All day)
Join Deanwood Library as we kickoff DCPL's 2017 Summer Reading Program - Theme: "Build a Better World" with a day full of fun! 
Photo of Astronaut Leland Melvin

Meet Astronaut Leland Melvin

Woodridge Library

10 a.m.
Meet astronaut Leland Melvin and hear him talk about his new memoir, Chasing Space: An Astronaut's Story of Grit, Grace and Second Chances.  The former NASA astronaut and NFL wide receiver shares his personal journey from the gridiron to the stars, examining the intersecting roles of community, perseverance and grace that align to create the opportunities for success. For kids ages 8-12.
Photo of Astronaut Leland Melvin

Meet Astronaut Leland Melvin

Francis A. Gregory Library

1:30 p.m.
Meet astronaut Leland Melvin and hear him talk about his new memoir, Chasing Space: An Astronaut's Story of Grit, Grace and Second Chances.  The former NASA astronaut and NFL wide receiver shares his personal journey from the gridiron to the stars, examining the intersecting roles of community, perseverance and grace that align to create the opportunities for success. For kids ages 8-12.
Summer Reading

Summer Reading Kick-Off

West End Library

3:30 p.m.
Join West End on DC Public Library's First Day of Summer Reading when we will be showing  "Lego Movie" and celebrating with snacks! While you're here, we can help get you signed up to our online summer reading program in order to earn prizes for your reading and literacy activities over the summer. We welcome kids of all ages and can help adults sign up as well!
'Build a Better World' Graphic

Summer Reading Kick Off

Mt. Pleasant Library

4 p.m.
Join us for fun and festivities! Sign up for Summer Reading!  

Murals, Music & Makers

Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) Library

5 p.m.
Words Beats & Life encourages creativity and fosters production techniques utilizing the cultural heritage of Washington, D.C. Teens will create murals with multi-color stencils on parachute cloth, wheat paste their creations on temporary walls throughout the city, plus learn about digital music production with DJ mash-up instruction, all while utilizing inspiration from the likes of Langston Hughes, Marvin Gaye, Bad Brains, Wale and other artistic DC legends.   

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Build a Better World

Summer Reading Kickoff

Northeast Library

10:30 a.m.
Come join us as we kickoff DCPL's 2017 Summer Reading Program - Theme: "Build a Better World" - with a special Family Fun Storytime at 10:30 a.m. in the Children's Room, followed by a craft and some LEGO playtime on the carpet! Register for Summer Reading, pick up your sign-up prize, and begin your challenge!
Double Dutch 4 Fun

Double Dutch 4 Fun

Deanwood Library

1 p.m.
Double Dutch for Fun Jumpers are passionate about teaching all ages to enter & exit ropes properly and fun tricks to promote overall physical fitness for all. Jumping rope is a great way to burn calories, tone muscles and improve your cardiovascular endurance.  

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Pajama Storytime

Pajama Storytime

West End Library

4 p.m.
An evening story time where pajamas are encouraged but not required. These 30-40 minute evening programs are designed to delight children of all ages. Filled with stories and activities that promote and develop language skills and imagination, these programs encourage children to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning.

Monday, June 5, 2017

Murals, Music & Makers

Deanwood Library

4 p.m.
Words Beats & Life encourages creativity and fosters production techniques utilizing the cultural heritage of Washington, D.C. Teens will create murals with multi-color stencils on parachute cloth, wheat paste their creations on temporary walls throughout the city, plus learn about digital music production with DJ mash-up instruction, all while utilizing inspiration from the likes of Langston Hughes, Marvin Gaye, Bad Brains, Wale and other artistic DC legends.     
Capitol Hill Arts Workshop

World Building - A Summer Reading Writing Workshop

Mt. Pleasant Library

6:30 p.m.
The theme for Summer Reading this year is "Building a Better World." What better way to build a better world than to write one! Some of our favorite books are great because of the universe that the writer creates on the page, taking readers to places we've never been before.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Billy Goats Gruff

Billy Goats Gruff

Parklands-Turner Library

10 a.m.
Kick off summer reading by attending a Billy Goats Gruff puppet performance at Parklands-Turner on Tuesday, June 6, at 10 a.m.! Participants will enjoy seeing this story come to life as the librarian acts out the roles of the goats, the troll and the narrator.
Discover Chinatown Parks

Discover Chinatown Parks

Library Takeout

10:30 a.m.
Due to inclement weather, DC Public  Library will not be at Discover Chinatown Parks on May 23, 2017. Join library staff at DowntownDC BID's Chinatown Parks afternoon activation on Tuesdays from May through September. Chinatown Parks are located at 5th and Massachusetts Ave. NW. 
Build a Better World summer reading logo

Summer Reading Kick-off Party

Northwest One Library

4 p.m.
Come to the Summer Reading Kick-off Party.  Sign up for summer reading.  Enjoy snacks.  Learn about climate changes and issues from our National Center for Science Education guest.  Play games with our guest from Labyrinth Games.  Let's build a better world!
Labyrinth

City Building Board Games

Northwest One Library

4 p.m.
In this 90-minute workshop, join game experts from Labyrinth Games & Puzzles and learn how to play popular new board games about city building. Create the city of your dreams!

Murals, Music & Makers

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

4:30 p.m.
Words Beats & Life encourages creativity and fosters production techniques utilizing the cultural heritage of Washington, D.C. Teens will create murals with multi-color stencils on parachute cloth, wheat paste their creations on temporary walls throughout the city, plus learn about digital music production with DJ mash-up instruction, all while utilizing inspiration from the likes of Langston Hughes, Marvin Gaye, Bad Brains, Wale and other artistic DC legends.   

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

CityCenterDC

Kid's Corner at CityCenter Park

Library Takeout

10:30 a.m.
Join DCPL and CityCenterDC for Kids Corner every Wednesday May through September. Librarians from the DC Public Library will lead a 30-40 minute story time full of books, songs, rhymes and fingerplays! Kids Corner story time is a great way to introduce your child to language skills in a positive and fun, outdoor environment.   The Park at CityCenter is located at the corner of 10th & I Street NW.  
The words Build It spelled out in lego letters

Build!

Chevy Chase Library

11 a.m.
Put on your architect hat and come build! Legos, Duplos, and blocks available for free play. All Ages.  

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Angry Birds

Mobile Mashup!

Tenley-Friendship Library

4 p.m.
What happens when your favorite phone games get together in the real world? Find out as we kick off Teen Summer Reading in Afterschool Lounge. Be silly, have fun and win some neat prizes. Ages 11-19.  
Pacific Rhythm

Pacific Rhythm

Deanwood Library

4:30 p.m.
Traditional music and dances from Hawaii, Tahiti, New Zealand, Fiji, Cook Islands and Samoa are presented with authentic costumes for each island. You will be up on your feet as they teach you some Polynesian dances. 

Murals, Music & Makers

Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) Library

5 p.m.
Words Beats & Life encourages creativity and fosters production techniques utilizing the cultural heritage of Washington, D.C. Teens will create murals with multi-color stencils on parachute cloth, wheat paste their creations on temporary walls throughout the city, plus learn about digital music production with DJ mash-up instruction, all while utilizing inspiration from the likes of Langston Hughes, Marvin Gaye, Bad Brains, Wale and other artistic DC legends.   
David Fahrenthold

News Media in Unprecedented Times : A Conversation with David Fahrenthold

Northeast Library

7 p.m.
Since the 2016 Presidential Election, News Media has been a focal point in what has been called “Unprecedented Times”.  Phrases such as “fake news” and “alternative facts” have been tossed into mainstream conversation.  Join us in discussion with Washington Post Reporter and CNN Contributor, David Fahrenthold, a 2017 Pulitzer Prize Winner for his investigative reporting on Trump’s charitable giving, on the role of News Media today.   

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Miss Gracieux's Garden

Miss Gracieux's Garden: A Play for Children & Families

Petworth Library

11 a.m.
Join us for a special performance of "Miss Gracieux's Garden," a play about a young triangle who feels alienated in a world full of squares. For children of all ages and their families. Free, no registration required. 
Adult Coloring

Peace & Quiet & Coloring Books: Adult Coloring

Francis A. Gregory Library

1:30 p.m.
Feeling stressed? Looking for an outing and an outlet? Then join us every other Saturday beginning on May 13, 2017 for some peace and quiet AND coloring books when we practice coloring inside the lines while we unwind.
Reptiles Alive!

Reptiles Alive!

Woodridge Library

3:30 p.m.
Enjoy an exciting live animal show! Friendly and professional wildlife presenters will entertain audiences of all ages with funny animal stories and facts while showcasing a colorful variety of exotic animals.

Monday, June 12, 2017

Murals, Music & Makers

Deanwood Library

4 p.m.
Words Beats & Life encourages creativity and fosters production techniques utilizing the cultural heritage of Washington, D.C. Teens will create murals with multi-color stencils on parachute cloth, wheat paste their creations on temporary walls throughout the city, plus learn about digital music production with DJ mash-up instruction, all while utilizing inspiration from the likes of Langston Hughes, Marvin Gaye, Bad Brains, Wale and other artistic DC legends.