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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. 

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! 
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!  

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!

Monday, June 5, 2017

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.
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!

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.  

Monday, June 12, 2017

Capitol Hill Arts Workshop

World Building - A Summer Reading Writing Workshop

Southeast 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.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

I am Invited to a Party!

"School's Out for the Summer" Party!

Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library

3:30 p.m.
Out with school books, in with cool books!  Blow off steam on the last day of school with zany games, a newspaper building challenge, and scrumptious snacks. And don't forget to pick out some cool summer reads and register to earn summer reading prizes before you leave! This event is intended for children ages 5 and up and planned with the assistance of the Shepherd Park Library Teen Advisory Board.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Capitol Hill Arts Workshop

World Building - A Summer Reading Writing Workshop

Deanwood Library

2 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.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Science in the Summer logos

Science in the Summer: Level 1

Mt. Pleasant Library

2 p.m.
Students will discover how science helps athletes perform in their sports.  They will participate in challenges (balance, stability, reaction time) to understand physical and mental skills that can be helpful in sports and learn about the importance of good nutrition.  To understand the science behind the development of different types of protective sports equipment, students will build models.  In addition, they will explore the physics of several popular sports.  Students will create profile cards of their own ultimate athlete or sports scientist. 
Science in the Summer logos

Science in the Summer: Level 2

Mt. Pleasant Library

3:30 p.m.
Students will discover how science helps athletes perform in their sports.  They will participate in challenges (balance, stability, reaction time) to understand physical and mental skills that can be helpful in sports and learn about the importance of good nutrition.  To understand the science behind the development of different types of protective sports equipment, students will build models.  In addition, they will explore the physics of several popular sports.  Students will create profile cards of their own ultimate athlete or sports scientist. 
Capitol Hill Arts Workshop

World Building - A Summer Reading Writing Workshop

Tenley-Friendship 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.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Capitol Hill Arts Workshop

World Building - A Summer Reading Writing Workshop

Rosedale Library

2 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.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Block Party

3rd Annual Neighborhood Block Party

Northeast Library

1 p.m.
Join us for an afternoon celebrating the Summer Reading theme of Build a Better World! This year's party will feature games, snacks (slushies!!), surprises, music performances, and more.   Open to all ages. From 1 - 4 p.m. in front of the library on 7th Street NE. This event is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Northeast Library.   P.S. Do you have some old puzzles you no longer use? Maybe you'd like one of ours? Look for the Puzzle Swap table at the Block Party.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Crafty Mondays

Rosedale Library

2 p.m.
Feeling crafty? Children and preteens can enjoy making jewelry and other fun crafts each Monday throughout the summer.
Science in the Summer logos

Science in the Summer: Level 1

Georgetown Library

2 p.m.
GSK Science in the Summer: The Science of Sports!
Science in the Summer logos

Science in the Summer: Level 2

Georgetown Library

3:30 p.m.
Students will discover how science helps athletes perform in their sports.  They will participate in challenges (balance, stability, reaction time) to understand physical and mental skills that can be helpful in sports and learn about the importance of good nutrition.  To understand the science behind the development of different types of protective sports equipment, students will build models.  In addition, they will explore the physics of several popular sports.  Students will create profile cards of their own ultimate athlete or sports scientist. 

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

STEM graphic

STEM Wednesdays

Rosedale Library

2 p.m.
Did you ever want to build a mini-catapult or a paper airplane? On Wednesdays during the summer, children can spend an hour designing and creating a special engineering project.  

Friday, June 30, 2017

Games

Fun Fridays

Rosedale Library

1 p.m.
Children and teens can enjoy board games, movies, and playing on the Wii each Friday afternoon from 1 to 4 p.m. throughout the summer. 

Monday, July 10, 2017

Science in the Summer logos

Science in the Summer: Level 1

Francis A. Gregory Library

2 p.m.
GSK Science in the Summer: The Science of Sports!
Science in the Summer logos

Science in the Summer: Level 2

Francis A. Gregory Library

3:30 p.m.
Students will discover how science helps athletes perform in their sports.  They will participate in challenges (balance, stability, reaction time) to understand physical and mental skills that can be helpful in sports and learn about the importance of good nutrition.  To understand the science behind the development of different types of protective sports equipment, students will build models.  In addition, they will explore the physics of several popular sports.  Students will create profile cards of their own ultimate athlete or sports scientist. 

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Origami Attack

Origami Attack

Tenley-Friendship Library

2 p.m.
Come to Tenley Library and learn how to create great origami designs to take home.  Also, you can earn a program activity badge for the Teen Summer Reading program. Ages 13-19.  

Thursday, July 20, 2017

One Hundred Years of Solitude book cover

Georgetown Book Club

Georgetown Library

7:30 p.m.
Join the Georgetown Book Club as we discuss Gabriel García Márquez's modern classic

Monday, July 31, 2017

Science in the Summer logos

Science in the Summer: Level 1

Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) Library

2 p.m.
Students will discover how science helps athletes perform in their sports.  They will participate in challenges (balance, stability, reaction time) to understand physical and mental skills that can be helpful in sports and learn about the importance of good nutrition.  To understand the science behind the development of different types of protective sports equipment, students will build models.  In addition, they will explore the physics of several popular sports.  Students will create profile cards of their own ultimate athlete or sports scientist. 
Science in the Summer logos

Science in the Summer: Level 2

Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) Library

3:30 p.m.
Students will discover how science helps athletes perform in their sports.  They will participate in challenges (balance, stability, reaction time) to understand physical and mental skills that can be helpful in sports and learn about the importance of good nutrition.  To understand the science behind the development of different types of protective sports equipment, students will build models.  In addition, they will explore the physics of several popular sports.  Students will create profile cards of their own ultimate athlete or sports scientist.