Murals, Music & Makers

Tuesday, June 6, 2017, 4:30 pm

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.   
Bike to Work Day

Bike To Work Day

Visit a librarian during National Bike To Work Day at Freedom Plaza from 7- 9 a.m.! DCPL Staff will be outside with bike-themed books, giveaways and upcoming program information. Talk to us about the MLK renovation project, learn about this year's summer reading, or return that book you keep forgetting to bring to your neighborhood library. 
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Be Empowered - A Workshop for Teens and Preteens

Monday, June 12, 2017, 5:00 pm

Join us for a workshop presented by the Greater Washington Women's Network.Participants will raise awareness on how to boost their confidence by: Defining self-esteem and self-worth Identifying accomplishments, talents and skills Recognizing strengths and weaknesses Exercising ways to build self-confidence Exploring methods to appreciate and respect others 

DowntownDC Live with Mock Identity

Thursday, June 22, 2017, 12:30 pm

The DC Punk Archive presents local band, Mock Identity, for DowntownDC Live! at Franklin Park. Grab your lunch and bring to the park to celebrate a great partnership between local business advocates, libraries and musicians. Sign up for Summer Reading, check out a book or learn about our online resources. 
Origami Attack

Origami Attack

Thursday, July 13, 2017, 2:00 pm

Come to Tenley Library and learn how to create great origami designs to take home.  Also, you can earn a program activity badge for the Teen Summer Reading program. Ages 13-19.  
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Mobile Mashup!

Thursday, June 8, 2017, 4:00 pm

What happens when your favorite phone games get together in the real world? Find out as we kick off Teen Summer Reading in Afterschool Lounge. Be silly, have fun and win some neat prizes. Ages 11-19.  
Bike Repair Clinic

Bike Repair Clinics

Saturday, June 10, 2017, 12:00 pm


Sports Nutrition Seminar

Monday, June 19, 2017, 6:30 pm

Are you an athlete or gearing up to train for your next race? Come join Roxana Ehsani, Giant Food's in-store Nutritionist and Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics, to learn how food impacts your performance on and off the field. Learn when to eat and what to eat to help you maintain your peak performance. This free event will take place in the Lower Level Meeting Room. Please RSVP on Eventbrite.
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Learn Chess

Tuesday, May 30, 2017, 6:00 pm

It's your move!  Learn to play chess, improve your game, or practice your moves with other players.   Recommended for families and all ages. 
3D Printing

Introduction to 3D Printing Demo

Wednesday, June 7, 2017, 5:00 pm

Learn how to:   Build objects from digital files  Use Computer Aided Design Software (CAD)  Convert Files  Operate the Printer Bot