Image of Solar Eclipse Phases

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.

Teen Open Mic

Come share your song, poem, rhyme, rap, dance, or performance. Sign up for a three minute time slot between 3:30 and 5:30 p.m., first-come, first-served. Not performing? Come watch and enjoy the FREE SNACKS! All performances should be PG-13. For ages 13-19.  
Sarah HughesFred Hughes

Jazz in the Basement :: Sarah & Fred Hughes

Jazz in the Basement at The Goethe Institut Washington presents father/daughter duo Fred (piano) and Sarah (saxophone) Hughes. Join us for a lovely afternoon of local jazz, plus conversation with the artists.  Thank you to volunteer organizers, Bertrand Uberall and John Cook.  Goethe Institut  1990 K St. NW (enter on the 20th St. entrance)  FREE || All Ages   
DowntownDC Live! at Franklin ParkJenna Camille

DowntownDC Live! at Franklin Park w/ Jenna Camille

The DC Punk Archive and IndieLove Enterprises present local artist Jenna Camille & her band at DowntownDC Live! at Franklin Park.
Meche Korrect

Fringe Music in the Library :: Meche Korrect

Meche Korrect is a performance artist, freelance writer, and educator from Washington D.C. whose work looks to inspire all ages and generations. A lover of art and travel, she currently splits her time between the D.M.V and Ghana.
I'll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson

Teen Book Club

Noah and Jude are as tight as twins should be until one day they are not.  As children, Noah and Jude divided up the world -- the sun, the moon, the stars, the oceans, the trees, the flowers, etc.  Jude gives up the sun for a drawing Noah has made.  Who is in the drawing?  
Goethe Institut

Jazz in the Basement with drummer, Allen Jones

Jazz in the Basement presents drummer, Allen Jones and his trio, at our new, downtown partner location, The Goethe Institut Washington located next door to Library Express

Mega Makers

Kids & teens ages 9-15 are invited to build, upcycle, tinker, experiment, and collaborate with us! Drop in for just one program, or join us for a new project each Monday and Wednesday from July 3 to July 26. Have a group of 6 or more? Please call ahead to make arrangements; supplies are limited. 
Harry Potter

Harry Potter 20 years later!

Come celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone with: Trivia! A Sorting Hat ceremony! Crafts! And more… Come in costume as your favorite character! All Ages welcome!  
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!