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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

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.   
Roxane Gay

Author Roxane Gay @ All Souls Church

Library Takeout

6:30 p.m.
Author Roxane Gay will be in conversation with Alicia Montgomery, editorial director, WAMU. Join DC Public Library for a night of insight and discussion with this prolific author and modern female voice.

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.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Andres

​123 Andrés

Northwest One 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! 
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.  
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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. 
Ukuleles

Ukulele Teach ’n Play for Make Music Day

Tenley-Friendship Library

2 p.m.
Kids learn to play the Ukulele with instructors from Middle C.                     
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Monthly Family Film

West End Library

3:30 p.m.
Join West End Library as we watch "Labyrinth" starring David Bowie! See what happens after teenage Sarah (who is babysitting her little brother) wishes that goblins would take him away. She gets her wish, and to get him back, she must find her way through the labyrinth to the castle in the center, facing the challenges along the way. This film is rated PG. 
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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

Anacostia 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.  

Thursday, June 22, 2017

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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. 
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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. 
Reptiles Alive!

Reptiles Alive!

Petworth Library

4 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

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.   
Lego Batman

Pajama Movie Night: The Lego Batman Movie

Tenley-Friendship Library

6:30 p.m.
We kick off our weekly Summer Pajama Movie Night Series with The Lego Batman Movie. If Batman wants to save Gotham from the Joker, he may have to drop the lone vigilante act, try to work with others and maybe learn to lighten up.  Food, pillows, and blankets are welcome.     Check out our summer movie lineup

Friday, June 23, 2017

Andres

​123 Andrés

Southeast 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! 
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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.
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.

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.
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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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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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iMovie Workshop

Parklands-Turner Library

4 p.m.
Love movies? Want to be the director? Learn video production techniques from the Fab Lab staff in this 90-minute session. There is a maximum of 5 participants per session.
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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. 
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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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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.