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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.
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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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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. 
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. 

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

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.

Monday, July 3, 2017

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  

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. 

Wednesday, July 5, 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.  

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. 
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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.  

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, July 6, 2017

Andres

123 Andrés

West End Library

2 p.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! 
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. 

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. 

Friday, July 7, 2017

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 8, 2017

Washington Nationals soft baseballs

Story Time with the Washington Nationals

Tenley-Friendship Library

10 a.m.
Join DC Public Library for a special story time with a player from the Washington Nationals baseball team. Player name will be announced closer to the event.
Washington Nationals soft baseballs

Story Time with the Washington Nationals

Woodridge Library

10 a.m.
Join the DC Public Library for a special Story Time with a player from the Washington Nationals. Player name will be announced closer to the event date. Click here to learn more about Summer Reading or stop by your neighborhood library to sign up today.

Sunday, July 9, 2017

P.A.L. (People.Animals.Love) Dog Visit

Southwest Library

2:30 p.m.
Children ages 4-12 are invited to read aloud to a P.A.L. (People.Animals.Love.) therapy dog.  Children under 9 years old must be accompanied by a caregiver. Questions? Call 202-724-4691.

Monday, July 10, 2017

Pacific Rhythm

Pacific Rhythm

Lamond-Riggs Library

10 a.m.
Traditional music and dances from Hawaii, Tahiti, New Zealand, Fiji, Cook Islands and Samoa are presented with authentic costumes for each island. You will be up on your feet as they teach you some Polynesian dances. 

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. 
Mad Science

Mad Science: Up, Up and Away!

Benning (Dorothy I. Height) Library

1 p.m.
This interactive program introduces children to the principles of air and pressure. Hot air balloons, vortex generators and even a hovercraft help children understand the power of air. Ages 8 and up.
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Science in the Summer: Level 1

Francis A. Gregory Library

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

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.