Summer Challenge: Family Learning at the Library in July

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Summer Challenge: Family Learning at the Library in July

Last date: Friday, July 30, 2021, 4 p.m. (see all dates)

Tune in to DC Public Library's YouTube channel or Facebook Live channel (as noted) for fun Summer Challenge live events and videos. Programs and content will cover themes related to STEM/STEAM, history, culture and so much more. These summer programs are recommended for school-aged children and their families.

July 1 - DC Map
Learn about information texts and maps, and make your own map of a favorite place.

July 5 - It's our nation's birthday and DCPL is celebrating 125 years
Southeast Library reflects on all the fun we've had over the years and welcomes the neighborhood back with an invitation to celebrate 125 years of DC Public Library with a children's parade.

July 7 @ 2 pm - Fern Fiddlehead and Fronds
Actress Lisa Jan Sherman will present Fern Fiddlehead and Fronds through our Facebook Live page. The audience is encouraged to create an improvised story on the spot with prompts.  This performance is made possible by The National Theatre's Community Stage Connections. 

July 9 - #Number2Facts
This video is all about poop! (and the process of digestion) It includes several facts about animals, astronauts, and historical figures, then provides some extension activities to explore. Celebrate gross science with us!
Supplies you may need: food (corn, cracker, cheese, instant oatmeal, cocoa powder), ruler, garden hose, water, large mixing bowl or tub, bowl, knee-high stockings.

July 12 - Coral Reefs Quiz
Challenge your friends and family to a short quiz on coral reefs, inspired by the picture book by Jason Chin.

July 14 - Reader's Theatre
Join us for a retelling of Lucille Camps in by Kathryn Lasky on Facebook Live.

July 16 - Binary Numbers
"01101000 01100101 01101100 01101100 01101111!" That's "hello!" in binary code. Learn more about the binary number system, how it's used by computers--and how you can use it, too.

July 19 - I Spy in Washington DC
A fun interactive guide to the flora and fauna in Washington D.C.

July 21 - Wendy where does your waste water go? Blue Drop Water - Author Presentation with Torri Epperson
Ms. Epperson will read Wendy, Where Does Our Wastewater Go? and guide the audience through creating and treating their own wastewater. 

July 22 - Mad Science: Reactions in Action
Children will enjoy reactions that produce light including the world of ultraviolet light. The show concludes with a grand finale fitting for the occasion - our indoor fireworks show! View this program live on the Library's Facebook page.

July 23 - The Games We Play: A Sports Quiz
Hey Sports Fan! Test your sport knowledge and learn some fascinating facts about the games we play.

July 26 - All About the Water Cycle
Take this fun quiz to learn how water travels through nature!

July 28 - Outdoor Scavenger Hunt
A neighborhood scavenger hunt! How many of these things can you find in your neighborhood? 

July 30 - It's Great to Hydrate
Learn helpful tips for children and families on how to stay hydrated. This program is supported by the Discover SCIENCE with Dr. Bear at Children's National Hospital.

 

Add to Calendar 30-07-2021 16:00:00 30-07-2021 17:00:00 Summer Challenge: Family Learning at the Library in July Tune in to DC Public Library's YouTube channel or Facebook Live channel (as noted) for fun Summer Challenge live events and videos. Programs and content will cover themes related to STEM/STEAM, history, culture and so much more. These summer programs are recommended for school-aged children and their families. July 1 - DC Map Learn about information texts and maps, and make your own map of a favorite place. July 5 - It's our nation's birthday and DCPL is celebrating 125 years Southeast Library reflects on all the fun we've had over the years and welcomes the neighborhood back with an invitation to celebrate 125 years of DC Public Library with a children's parade. July 7 @ 2 pm - Fern Fiddlehead and Fronds Actress Lisa Jan Sherman will present Fern Fiddlehead and Fronds through our Facebook Live page. The audience is encouraged to create an improvised story on the spot with prompts.  This performance is made possible by The National Theatre's Community Stage Connections.  July 9 - #Number2Facts This video is all about poop! (and the process of digestion) It includes several facts about animals, astronauts, and historical figures, then provides some extension activities to explore. Celebrate gross science with us! Supplies you may need: food (corn, cracker, cheese, instant oatmeal, cocoa powder), ruler, garden hose, water, large mixing bowl or tub, bowl, knee-high stockings. July 12 - Coral Reefs Quiz Challenge your friends and family to a short quiz on coral reefs, inspired by the picture book by Jason Chin. July 14 - Reader's Theatre Join us for a retelling of Lucille Camps in by Kathryn Lasky on Facebook Live. July 16 - Binary Numbers "01101000 01100101 01101100 01101100 01101111!" That's "hello!" in binary code. Learn more about the binary number system, how it's used by computers--and how you can use it, too. July 19 - I Spy in Washington DC A fun interactive guide to the flora and fauna in Washington D.C. July 21 - Wendy where does your waste water go? Blue Drop Water - Author Presentation with Torri Epperson Ms. Epperson will read Wendy, Where Does Our Wastewater Go? and guide the audience through creating and treating their own wastewater.  July 22 - Mad Science: Reactions in Action Children will enjoy reactions that produce light including the world of ultraviolet light. The show concludes with a grand finale fitting for the occasion - our indoor fireworks show! View this program live on the Library's Facebook page. July 23 - The Games We Play: A Sports Quiz Hey Sports Fan! Test your sport knowledge and learn some fascinating facts about the games we play. July 26 - All About the Water Cycle Take this fun quiz to learn how water travels through nature! July 28 - Outdoor Scavenger Hunt A neighborhood scavenger hunt! How many of these things can you find in your neighborhood?  July 30 - It's Great to Hydrate Learn helpful tips for children and families on how to stay hydrated. This program is supported by the Discover SCIENCE with Dr. Bear at Children's National Hospital.   false DD/MM/YYYY