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Saturday, May 27, 2017

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.
Jis4Jazz

From the Drum to Bebop

Francis A. Gregory Library

2 p.m.
Join us as the East River Jazz presents an inter-generational initiative offering a series of conversations and performances designed to engage young people,neighborhood elders and adults in their lives interested in sharing their jazz culture stories.  

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

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! 

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

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.

Tuesday, June 6, 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. 
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

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

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.

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.

Tuesday, June 13, 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 15, 2017

Surviving your split - photo of setting sun

Divorce 101: Everything you Need to Survive Your Split

Northeast Library

6:30 p.m.
Does the thought of divorce leave you feeling scared and anxious? Join us for this two-hour session presented by Martha Bodyfelt, CDC Certified Divorce Coach. You will learn how to prepare and organize for divorce, decrease your stress, and avoid the most common divorce mistakes so you can navigate divorce with clarity and confidence. Learn more on the "Surviving Your Split" website.

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

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.
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. 

Beating Writer's Block

Francis A. Gregory Library

7 p.m.
Have a story you're dying to tell but can't get started? Or have you started your book but are now stuck? Join us for a workshop to learn techniques for beating writer's block. Come prepared to write.

Friday, June 23, 2017

sewing machine photo

DIY Clothing Repair

Mt. Pleasant Library

2 p.m.
Build a Better World by repairing, recycling, and re-purposing your old clothes. Bring your (clean!) damaged garment and we'll work together to figure out how to patch or mend it. Sewing machines and hand sewing tools will be provided. While we work, we'll discuss sustainable approaches to buying and maintaining our wardrobes.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

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.
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.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Marvin Jones photo

Dunbar High School's Classic Age 1870-1957

Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library

6:30 p.m.
Please join us for the documentary screening of "Dunbar High School's Classic Age: 1870-1957," the story of the first public high school for African-Americans in Washington, D.C.  A discussion will follow with local film producer Marvin T. Jones.

Tuesday, June 27, 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. 

Saturday, July 8, 2017

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.

Monday, July 10, 2017

The Path Between the Seas

History Book Club

Northeast Library

7 p.m.
Join our monthly History Book Club as we "build a better world" for our summer reading program. We'll be discussing The Path Between the Seas: The Creation of the Panama Canal, 1870-1914 by David McCullough.

Tuesday, July 11, 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. 
book

Build Your Memories, One Page at a Time!

Francis A. Gregory Library

1:30 p.m.
Join us for a special arts & crafts event where participants will use a recycled book's pages to craft, create, and store their most precious memories! For more information, please call 202-698-6373.    

Tuesday, July 18, 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, 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

Saturday, July 22, 2017

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.