DC Public Library returns to Chinatown Parks for story time each Tuesday, beginning at 10:30 a.m. Learn ways to prepare your child for reading, meet other parents and caregivers, participate in the library’s Summer Challenge, and enjoy a morning under the story tent in this gem of a park located between I and Massachusetts Avenues, NW. Story times are from June 4 – July 30 and are recommended for children 5 and under.
DC Public Library joins the National Portrait Gallery’s Tuesday – Friday story time, Wednesdays at 11:45 a.m. Enjoy stories, music and movement that encourage and model a love of reading and learning in the unique and interactive Explore!
Drop by the King Green Leaf Recreation Center for the kick off to the annual Beat the Streets series of free summer festivals, June 20, 2 - 7:30 p.m. Learn about various community organizations while enjoying live performances and other activities.
DC's popular street festival series returns this summer with more live performances by local artists, food and activities for kids, all free and open to the public. Drop by the DC Public Library table between 2:30 and 4:30 p.m. at the Rita Bright Community Center, located at 14th and Clifton Streets, NW for free books, giveaways and details about the latest free digital resources and Summer Challenge. See you there!
Hans Kindler was the founder and conductor of the National Symphony Orchestra for its first eighteen seasons, from 1931 to 1949. His library of orchestral performance sets was donated to the DC Public Library in 1951. This special collection includes over 900 titles and is available for use, free of charge, by orchestras and ensembles in the Washington Metropolitan region.