Summer Reading

Murals, Music & Makers

Monday, June 26, 2017, 4:00 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.     
Miss Gracieux's Garden

Miss Gracieux's Garden: A Play for Children & Families

Join us for a special performance of "Miss Gracieux's Garden," a play about a young triangle who feels alienated in a world full of squares. For children of all ages and their families. Free, no registration required. 
Ukuleles

Ukulele Teach ’n Play for Make Music Day

Kids learn to play the Ukulele with instructors from Middle C.                     
rocket

In the Zone: Straw Rockets

For this month’s In the Zone, we will have a blast making straw rockets.  In the Zone is held the third Tuesday of each month for kids to kick back and enjoy games, crafts, or other fun. Best for ages 4-12. 

Murals, Music & Makers

Thursday, June 22, 2017, 5:00 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.   

Murals, Music & Makers

Tuesday, June 27, 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.   
Marvin Jones photo

Dunbar High School's Classic Age 1870-1957

Monday, June 26, 2017, 6:30 pm

Please join us for the documentary screening of "Dunbar High School's Classic Age: 1870-1957," the story of the first public high school for African-Americans in Washington, D.C.  A discussion will follow with local film producer Marvin T. Jones.
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.  
Angry BirdsPokemon Go

Mobile Mashup!

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.  
Capitol Hill Arts Workshop

World Building - A Summer Reading Writing Workshop

Saturday, June 24, 2017, 2:00 pm

The theme for Summer Reading this year is "Building a Better World." What better way to build a better world than to write one! Some of our favorite books are great because of the universe that the writer creates on the page, taking readers to places we've never been before.

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