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Saturday, June 10, 2017

Reptiles Alive!

Reptiles Alive!

Woodridge Library

3:30 p.m.
Enjoy an exciting live animal show! Friendly and professional wildlife presenters will entertain audiences of all ages with funny animal stories and facts while showcasing a colorful variety of exotic animals.

Monday, June 12, 2017

'Library Mouse Home Sweet Home' Book Cover

Reader's Theatre Features 'Library Mouse: Home Sweet Home'

Mt. Pleasant Library

4 p.m.
Calling all readers and actors! Please join us in the children's room on Monday, June 12 at 4 p.m. for Reader's Theatre.Library Mouse: Home Sweet Home by Daniel Kirk is the featured piece.
Photo Editing

Photo Editing Basics

Parklands-Turner Library

4 p.m.
Make your summer memories shine, your Instagram sparkle, and your artwork unforgettable with this  Fab Lab class on the basics of editing your photos using Photoshop and GIMP. There is a maximum of 5 participants per session in this 90-minute session.  
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. 
Reptiles Alive!

Reptiles Alive!

Lamond-Riggs Library

1 p.m.
Enjoy an exciting live animal show! Friendly and professional wildlife presenters will entertain audiences of all ages with funny animal stories and facts while showcasing a colorful variety of exotic animals.

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.   

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

CityCenterDC

Kid's Corner at CityCenter Park

Library Takeout

10:30 a.m.
Join DCPL and CityCenterDC for Kids Corner every Wednesday May through September. Librarians from the DC Public Library will lead a 30-40 minute story time full of books, songs, rhymes and fingerplays! Kids Corner story time is a great way to introduce your child to language skills in a positive and fun, outdoor environment.   The Park at CityCenter is located at the corner of 10th & I Street NW.  
Pizza Party

End of School Pizza Party!

Northeast Library

3:30 p.m.
You've finally made it! Another school year has come to a close, and we here at the Northeast Library know how hard you've worked all year. That's why we want to invite you to come celebrate, relax, and kick off the summer with pizza and a movie on Wednesday, June 14 at 3:30 p.m. downstairs in the big meeting room! Snacks and drinks provided as well!
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.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Film Fun

Film Fun

Tenley-Friendship Library

2 p.m.
What movie do you want to see?  Vote online by June 1, and join us for the movie you choose as we celebrate the end of the school year. Ages 11-19.
3D Printed Keychain example

Open Your World in 3-D

Petworth Library

3:30 p.m.
Use Fab Lab 3-D printers to customize and build your own keychain in this two-hour workshop. Maximum 8 participants per session.

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.   
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.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Seashells

Seashell Painting Craft

West End Library

4 p.m.
Join West End Library Staff as we do a summer specific craft: Seashell Painting! This program is best for ages 3-5

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Andres

123 Andrés

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

10:30 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! 
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.
Double Dutch 4 Fun

Double Dutch 4 Fun

Southwest Library

3 p.m.
Double Dutch for Fun Jumpers are passionate about teaching all ages to enter & exit ropes properly and fun tricks to promote overall physical fitness for all. Jumping rope is a great way to burn calories, tone muscles and improve your cardiovascular endurance.  
Living the American Indian Experience

Living the American Indian Experience

Chevy Chase 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.

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. 
Labyrinth

Introduction to Tabletop Roleplaying Games

Southeast Library

4 p.m.
Explore your imagination with other adventurers and Labyrinth Games & Puzzles to make the world a better place in this two-hour workshop! Journey back and forth through time, discovering the consequences and future of your creations.
Live Streaming

Livestreaming 101

Francis A. Gregory Library

5 p.m.
Livestreaming is a great way to invite people into your world. Learn about the basic equipment, apps, software, and techniques with the Fab Lab that will make your stream unmissable. There is a maximum of 5 participants per session, and you must bring your charged smartphone or device.
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.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Andres

123 Andrés

Georgetown 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! 
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. 
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. 
Double Dutch 4 Fun

Double Dutch 4 Fun

Francis A. Gregory Library

4 p.m.
Double Dutch for Fun Jumpers are passionate about teaching all ages to enter & exit ropes properly and fun tricks to promote overall physical fitness for all. Jumping rope is a great way to burn calories, tone muscles and improve your cardiovascular endurance.