Summer Reading

'A Promise Is a Promise' Book Cover

Reader's Theatre Features ‘A Promise Is a Promise’

Monday, July 17, 2017, 4:00 pm

Calling all readers and actors! Please join us in the children's room on Monday, July 17 at 4 p.m. for Reader's Theatre.A Promise Is a Promise  by Florence Parry Heide is the featured piece  
'The Boy Who Wouldn't Swim' Book Cover

Reader's Theatre Features ‘The Boy Who Wouldn’t Swim’

Monday, July 10, 2017, 4:00 pm

Calling all readers and actors! Please join us in the children's room on Monday, July 10 at 4 p.m. for Reader's Theatre.The Boy Who Wouldn't Swim by Deb Lucke is the featured piece  
In Julia's Kitchen

In Julia's Kitchen: Practical and Convivial Kitchen Design Inspired by Julia Child

Thursday, July 13, 2017, 6:30 pm

Listen to author Pamela Heyne discuss how Julia Child's kitchen design and practices influence the modern home.
Police Officers Help Us

Summer Reading Kickoff at Southwest

Join us for our annual Summer Reading Kickoff! We'll be having fun programming all day.  At 10:30 a.m., we'll have a police-themed story time. At 11 a.m., come meet our local police officers and decorate your own police badge. At 1 p.m., read a story to the P.A.L. (People.Animals.Love.) therapy dogs outside by the library garden. At 3 p.m., join our special performers Retro Jumpers to do Double Dutch. 

P.A.L. (People.Animals.Love) Dog Visit

Sunday, July 9, 2017, 2:30 pm

Children ages 4-12 are invited to read aloud to a P.A.L. (People.Animals.Love.) therapy dog.  Children under 9 years old must be accompanied by a caregiver. Questions? Call 202-724-4691.
'Hug It Out!' Book Cover

Reader's Theatre Features "Hug It Out!"

Calling all readers and actors! Please join us in the children's room on Monday, June 19 at 4 p.m. for Reader's Theatre.Hug It Out! by Louis Thomas is the featured piece  
In Julia's Kitchen

In Julia's Kitchen: Practical and Convivial Kitchen Design Inspired by Julia Child

Tuesday, July 18, 2017, 6:30 pm

Listen to author Pamela Heyne discuss how Julia Child's kitchen design and practices influence the modern home.
In Julia's Kitchen

​In Julia's Kitchen: Practical & Convivial Kitchen Design Inspired by Julia Child

Listen to author Pamela Heyne discuss how Julia Child's kitchen design and practices influence the modern home.
DowntownDC Live! Mock IdentityValencia

DowntownDC Live! with Mock Identity and Valencia

The DC Punk Archive presents local bands, Mock Identity and Valencia, for DowntownDC Live! at Franklin Park. Bring your lunch to the park (or purchase at one of the many food trucks parked along the street) to celebrate a great partnership between local business advocates, public libraries and musicians!
Des DemonasFringe Music in the Library

Fringe Music in the Library :: Des Demonas

Sunday, July 23, 2017, 2:30 pm

Fringe Music in the Library presents local rockabilly punk legends, Des Demonas, for a free, outdoor concert.Jacky Cougar, vocals/percussion Swan Hicks, drumsMark Cisneros, guitarJoe H., bass Paul V., farfisa organ  

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