Calendar

Primary tabs

Upcoming Events(active tab)
Monthly

Legend

  •  
    Adults
  •  
    Back to School
  •  
    Center for Accessibility
  •  
    Friends of the Library
  •  
    Kids
  •  
    Lecture
  •  
    MLK Library Great Hall
  •  
    Special Collections
  •  
    Special Event
  •  
    Summer Reading
  •  
    Teens
  •  
    The Labs at DC Public Library

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Discover Chinatown Parks

Discover Chinatown Parks

Library Takeout

10:30 a.m.
Due to extreme heat, Kids Storytime has been cancelled on Tuesday, June 13. The Gerald Anderson author talk will take place at the 6th & I Synagogue (600 I St. NW) at 12:30 pm.  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. 
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.  

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Star logo

S.T.A.R. Play Date

Southeast Library

3 p.m.
Children ages birth to 3 and their caretakers are invited to join us for our new summer play group to promote Singing, Talking, And Reading!  This freely structured play date will include boardbooks, educational toys, and free time in the meeting room. 

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 3, 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.
Children working with lemons and conductive wires as part of a Maker activity at DCPL

Maker Mondays this July!

Woodridge Library

2:30 p.m.
Celebrate STEM and Summer Reading with Maker projects this July! Join other budding inventors, tinkerers, and builders for a different activity each Monday afternoon to embrace our inner makers! For ages 8 & up. Registration is not required, but supplies will be limited.    

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Washington Nationals soft baseballs

Story Time with the Washington Nationals

Tenley-Friendship Library

10 a.m.
Join DC Public Library for a special story time with a player from the Washington Nationals baseball team. Player name will be announced closer to the event.
Washington Nationals soft baseballs

Story Time with the Washington Nationals

Woodridge Library

10 a.m.
Join the DC Public Library for a special Story Time with a player from the Washington Nationals. Player name will be announced closer to the event date. Click here to learn more about Summer Reading or stop by your neighborhood library to sign up today.

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. 

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

children acting

Drama Rama

Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library

1:30 p.m.
Dramatic play and improvisational games for kids ages 5 to 9 years of age. Children will have a blast using their imaginations to build new worlds together.  This weekly summer program is great for kids who wish to develop their language and speaking skills, practice creative and collaborative thought, strengthen social confidence, and/or just have fun with friends!         

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

https://catalog.dclibrary.org/client/en_US/dcpl/search/detailnonmodal/ent:$002f$002fSD_ILS$002f0$002fSD_ILS:919058/ada?qu=roger+is+reading+a+book

Build a Better World

Benning (Dorothy I. Height) Library

1 p.m.
Build a Better World! One Book at a Time!   Come out and learn some basic techniques that will increase your knowledge of reading to young scholars. Pass on the gift of reading and share some great books in the process. We are looking forward to meeting you!   This program is free and open to the public

Monday, July 24, 2017

Science in the Summer logos

Science in the Summer: Level 1 for Grades 2 & 3

Tenley-Friendship Library

1 p.m.
Kids will discover how science helps athletes perform in their sports. Register in-person at the library or online at the DC Science in the Summer page. 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, kids will build models.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Science in the Summer logos

Science in the Summer: Level 2 for Grades 4 through 6

Tenley-Friendship Library

1 p.m.
Kids will discover how science helps athletes perform in their sports. Register in-person at the library or online at the DC Science in the Summer page. 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.

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. 

Monday, Aug. 7, 2017

Science in the Summer logos

Science in the Summer: Level 1

Woodridge 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

Woodridge 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, Aug. 30, 2017

Rainbow Scratch Paper

End of Summer Reading - Reading Party and Scribble Craft

West End Library

4 p.m.
Come to West End Library and finish up your summer reading hours. While you are here, we can help you log the final few and distribute prizes! Also, use your creativity to scratch design onto rainbow paper! Open and Suitable for All Ages