Neighborhood Library

Preschool Story Time

Preschool Story Time:

Wednesday, May 31, 2017, 10:30 am

Share the fun of reading with your children ages 3-5 years! Children and their grownups, will explore stories and activities to encourage children to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning. These 30-40 minute programs are designed to promote language and listening skills, expand children’s imaginations and arouse their curiosity about the world around them.  
chipotle fundraiser

2017 Chipotle Fundraiser for DC Public Library

Thursday, June 1, 2017 (All day)

Cause an Effect Make eating a selfless act by dining at any Washington, DC Chipotle location on Thursday, June 1 from 10:45 a.m. to 10 p.m. Show the image on this page on your smartphone OR tell the cashier you are supporting the cause to ensure 50% of the proceeds from your meal will be donated to DC Public Library Foundation.
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Reading Dewey Story Time

Wednesday, June 7, 2017, 10:30 am

Just the facts...   Using factual books, from the collection’s Dewey Decimal Classification, we will explore new topics each month to whet the inquisitive nature of wee ones.   
Inner and Outer Peace Through Meditation by Rajinder Singh

Meditation: A Tool to Balance Your Life - Body, Mind and Spirit

Thursday, June 8, 2017, 7:00 pm

The scientific community has recently been exploring the use of meditation as a healing modality. Join David Newcomb, who has been meditating for over 36 years, as he discusses the extraordinary effect of meditation to reduce stress.
Reptiles Alive!

Reptiles Alive!

Tuesday, June 13, 2017, 1:00 pm

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.
Roxane Gay

Author Roxane Gay @ All Souls Church

Tuesday, June 20, 2017, 6:30 pm

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.
Pacific Rhythm

Pacific Rhythm

Monday, July 10, 2017, 10:00 am

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. 

Totally Totes!

Wednesday, July 12, 2017, 3:30 pm

In this three-week series, learn the basics of sewing from Fab Lab staff. Create your own tote bag, using old T-shirts. Bring your own shirt or use one of ours. Participants must come back for each session in this three-week class to finish their tote.   Space is limited due to the hands-on nature of the class, so please register at to reserve your spot.
Mad Science

Mad Science: Super Structures

Friday, July 21, 2017, 4:00 pm

Amazing architecture and engineering! Discover how simple shapes like the triangle and arch strengthen and reinforce buildings. Join our science structure challenge... build an earthquake proof-building. Ages 8 and up.
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Pneumatic Kinetic Art!

Saturday, August 5, 2017, 2:00 pm

Bring art to life with FutureMakers. Explore how air pressure can be used to make your art move.