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Thursday, June 29, 2017

Coloring page with colored pencils

Family Crafts

Deanwood Library

1:30 p.m.
Coloring can be an incredibly cathartic activity; it's a simple, stress-free way to connect with one's creativity and relieve daily anxiety. Join us every Thursday at 1:30 p.m. and discover why this trend has taken off.  Coloring pages and materials will be provided. Recommended for all ages.
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Science in the Summer: Level 1

Georgetown Library

2 p.m.
GSK Science in the Summer: The Science of Sports!
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Fiction & Fun!

Benning (Dorothy I. Height) Library

2 p.m.
Attention young writers! Work with published writers and produced playwrights from Writopia to create your own story. This program is free and open to the public.

Zinio, Overdrive, and Freegal Drop-In Clinics

Francis A. Gregory Library

2 p.m.
Read digital issues of your favorite magazines with Zinio, the ultimate one-stop shop for magazine lovers, completely FREE with your DC Public Library card. Access 175 titles and counting of your favorite print magazines, available online to view in your browser or to download to your device.
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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. 
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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. 
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Video Basics

Mt. Pleasant Library

4 p.m.
Come learn the basics of shooting video. In this class, you will learn key elements of producing and shooting your videos. You will leave with  knowledge of best practices for capturing great video and great audio regardless of the situation that you are shooting in. 

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.   
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The Words Beats & Life Academy

Francis A. Gregory Library

5 p.m.
Hip-Hop students become Hip-Hop masters: turning fans into community legends. Join Words Beats & Life to master the real world through Hip-Hop. This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.  
Chess pieces on a chess board

Learn Chess

Deanwood Library

6 p.m.
It's your move!  Learn to play chess, improve your game, or practice your moves with other players.   Recommended for families and all ages. 
Cars

Pajama Movie Night: Cars

Tenley-Friendship Library

6:30 p.m.
With Cars 3 currently in the movie theaters, come see how it all started in the original Cars. Lightning McQueen is living life in the fast lane until he is stranded in run-down Radiator Springs. There he meets Sally, Mater, Doc Hudson, and others who help him discover that there's more to life than trophies and fame. 
Julia Childs Kitchen at the Smithonian Museum

In Julia's Kitchen - Author Talk with Pamela Heyne

Parklands-Turner Library

7 p.m.
Bon Appetit! Author and Maryland architect Pamela Heyne AIA, will visit the Parklands-Turner Neighborhood Library on Thursday, June 29 at 7 p.m. to present a program on her 1989 interview with Julia Child about kitchen design, entertaining and US culture.  Ms. Heyne has published several design books and has appeared on the Discovery Channel, been interviewed by the BBC, and lectured internationally.

Friday, June 30, 2017

Andres

123 Andrés

Rosedale Library

10 a.m.
123 Andrés takes children and adults on a musical journey through the Americas learning about music, language and culture. The program is bilingual (Spanish and English) and brings the family together with opportunities to move, sing, dance and learn! 
Saturday Movie

Movie Morning Fridays

Rosedale Library

10 a.m.
Every Friday morning, children can relax and enjoy a special film showing at Rosedale.
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. 

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Fort Davis Community in Southeast DC

Fort Davis Neighborhood Photo Scavenger Hunt

Francis A. Gregory Library

(All day)
Explore your neighborhood AND win Summer Reading prizes this July when you stop by the Francis A. Gregory Library to participate in the Fort Davis Neighborhood Photo Scavenger Hunt!
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Yoga at Your Library

Petworth Library

11 a.m.
Yoga at Your Library is a beginner level yoga class for adults and teens brought to you courtesy of Yoga Activist. No experience is required, and the class is free. You can bring your own mat, but if you don’t have one yoga mats are available for use during the class.
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Saturday Book Sales

Mt. Pleasant Library

11 a.m.
Come by the library every Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for weekly Friends of the Mt. Pleasant Library book sales. The Friends room is up on the 2nd floor across from the entrance to the Children's Room.   All ages

Battle Subway Pokémon League

Northwest One Library

2 p.m.
New Meeting Space! If you love Pokémon, you won't want to miss this.  Battle Subway is an official league of the Pokémon Company International. Players will meet on Saturdays from 2 - 5 p.m. Games are open to Pokémon lovers of all ages and League Leaders will be on hand to moderate.
Robot

Makers Generation: Robotics Basics

Woodridge Library

3 p.m.
Have fun experimenting with basic robotics in this workshop presented by Makers Generation! For children ages 6-12.

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Fort Davis Community in Southeast DC

Fort Davis Neighborhood Photo Scavenger Hunt

Francis A. Gregory Library

(All day)
Explore your neighborhood AND win Summer Reading prizes this July when you stop by the Francis A. Gregory Library to participate in the Fort Davis Neighborhood Photo Scavenger Hunt!

Monday, July 3, 2017

Fort Davis Community in Southeast DC

Fort Davis Neighborhood Photo Scavenger Hunt

Francis A. Gregory Library

(All day)
Explore your neighborhood AND win Summer Reading prizes this July when you stop by the Francis A. Gregory Library to participate in the Fort Davis Neighborhood Photo Scavenger Hunt!

Mega Makers

Petworth Library

1 p.m.
Kids & teens ages 9-15 are invited to build, upcycle, tinker, experiment, and collaborate with us! Drop in for just one program, or join us for a new project each Monday and Wednesday from July 3 to July 26. Have a group of 6 or more? Please call ahead to make arrangements; supplies are limited. 

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.    
"The Great Cake Bake" Book Cover

Reader's Theatre Features "The Great Cake Bake"

Mt. Pleasant Library

4 p.m.
Calling all readers and actors! Please join us in the children's room on Monday, July 3 at 4 p.m. for Reader's Theatre.The Great Cake Bake by Helen Ketteman is the featured piece  

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.     

Mini Makers

Petworth Library

4:30 p.m.
Children ages 4-8 are invited to build, tinker, and create while doing hands-on, interactive STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) projects. Drop in for one program, or join us every Monday and Thursday afternoon from July 3 to July 27! Have a group of 6 or more? Please call ahead to make arrangements; supplies are limited. 

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Fort Davis Community in Southeast DC

Fort Davis Neighborhood Photo Scavenger Hunt

Francis A. Gregory Library

(All day)
Explore your neighborhood AND win Summer Reading prizes this July when you stop by the Francis A. Gregory Library to participate in the Fort Davis Neighborhood Photo Scavenger Hunt!