Summer Reading

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Solar Eclipse Viewing - LIVE!

NO SPECIAL GLASSES REQUIRED! Visit the Parklands-Turner Library at 1 p.m. on Monday, August 21 to enjoy NASA's live-stream broadcast of the 2017 American Solar Eclipse. This event will be shown on the big screen in a main area of the library branch. The DC area will only enjoy approximately 85% coverage of the sun by the moon, and it will be dangerous to view the eclipse directly without special equipment. Patrons at this event will enjoy a safe view of eclipse coverage from within the 100% zone, while seated in the air-conditioned comfort indoors at the library.
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Building A Better World Through Song with Mr. Lilo!

Sing, jump, and dance to original music and traditional songs in English and Spanish with "Mr. Lilo" and his guitar! Lilo Gonzalez is a bilingual singer/songwriter originally from El Salvador who has touched the lives of many people with his fun yet thoughtful music, sending a message to adults and children of all cultures that we can and should unite to build a better world for all.
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Build a Better World: Community Volunteering Tabling

Looking for ways to help "Build a Better World" and give back to your community? Stop by the Georgetown Neighborhood Library on the afternoon of Saturday, August 12 to meet representatives from local nonprofits Tudor Place and Dumbarton House and find out ways in which you can get involved with their volunteer programs. 
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Get Organized with Michelle

Are you tired of all the clutter in your home or office taking over your life?  Is the clutter so overwhelming that it's affecting your mood and health, and hindering your productivity and efficiency?  Don't worry!  This workshop with Professional Organizer & Renewed Lifestyle Coach Michelle Mirpour is here to help!  This class will offer tips, tricks and advice about how to get (and stay) organized.    
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Ice Cream Social

Let's celebrate our summer learning accomplishments and enjoy ice cream. After this, there are only 22 days to complete your Summer Reading and win your prize.  
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Summer Reading Finale!

Join us in the children's room for fun and festivities! Celebrate your summer reading accomplishments! Enjoy stories, activities and chances to win prizes!  
Empire of Cotton by Sven Beckert

Empire of Cotton by Sven Beckert

You are cordially invited to attend the July Southwest book discussion at 1 p.m. on Sat., July 29.  Copies of this month's title, Empire of Cotton by Sven Beckert, are available at the information desk.
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Reader's Theatre Presents 'Tippy-Tippy-Tippy, Splash!'

Calling all readers and actors! Please join us in the children's room on Monday, August 14, 2017 at 4 p.m. for Reader's Theatre.Tippy-Tippy-Tippy, Splash!  by Candace Fleming is the featured piece.
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Reader's Theatre Presents 'Miss Mingo and the First Day of School'

Calling all readers and actors! Please join us in the children's room on Monday, August 21, 2017 at 4 p.m. for Reader's Theatre.
'Brand-New Pencils, Brand-New Books' Book

Reader's Theatre Presents 'Brand-New Pencils, Brand-New Books'

Calling all readers and actors! Please join us in the children's room on Monday, August 28, 2017 at 4 p.m. for Reader's Theatre.Brand-New Pencils, Brand-New Books by Diane De Groat is the featured piece.

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