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Saturday, June 24, 2017

drive-in cardboard car

Toddler Drive In

Chevy Chase Library

10 a.m.
Build a car out of a cardboard box & catch a (short) movie! Space limited to first 20 children. Ages 2-4 with caregiver.  
 Create With Maisy By Lucy Cousins

Be Creative, Build a Better World

Lamond-Riggs Library

10 a.m.
Be creative at the library and build something to carry home.  We will roll out the "Creativity Cart" this Saturday to get those creative ideas flowing.  The Creative Cart will be used during our Lunchtime Mini Maker sessions in July.
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.
Living the American Indian Experience

Living the American Indian Experience

Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library

3:30 p.m.
Papitám (Algonquin for “Let’s Play”) is a learning-through-play experience that teaches kids about Native American traditions: make a Sisku (clay) pot, practice safety archery at our Ahtu (deer) station, listen to a Piscataway story by the indoor fire and wrap things up with drumming and dancing! Ages 8 and up.

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.
Goethe Institut

Jazz in the Basement with drummer, Allen Jones

Library Takeout

2 p.m.
Jazz in the Basement presents drummer, Allen Jones and his trio, at our new, downtown partner location, The Goethe Institut Washington located next door to Library Express

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!
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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. 

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.     
iMovie Flickr

iMovie Workshop

Parklands-Turner Library

4 p.m.
Love movies? What to be the director? Learn video production techniques from the Fab Lab staff in this 90-minute session.   There is a maximum of 6 participants per session.   Click the link to register online!  
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 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. 

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.   
Labyrinth

Explore Cooperative Board Games

Benning (Dorothy I. Height) Library

6:30 p.m.
Cooperate or die! Play Pandemic, Forbidden Island or Race to Treasure with Labyrinth Games & Puzzles in this 90-minute workshop.  This program is free and open to the public.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

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.  
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!
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.  
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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. 

Build a Better World Lego Club

Takoma Park Library

4 p.m.
Calling all Lego enthusiasts!  Come build your best Lego creation!   Lego pieces are small. Ages 5 and older please.  Children under 9 years old must be accompanied by a caregiver.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Mad Science

Mad Science: Spectacular Science

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

1 p.m.
Learn the science behind magic, explore air pressure, and see spectacular indoor fireworks. Discover the secret behind sublimation with our bubbling potions. Ages 8 and up.
Writopia logo

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.
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!
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. 
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. 

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.