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Monday, August 7, 2017, 2:00 pm

Explore Japanese culture and language!  Japan-in-a-Suitcase brings traditional toys, clothing, school items, and crafts to encourage a deeper understanding and awareness of Japan and Japanese culture. Presented by the Japan America Society of Washington, D.C.  Recommended for children ages 5 and older. Children younger than 9 must be accompanied by an adult.    

Kids' Club: Escape to a Better World! (**A School-Age Program**)

Tuesday, July 25, 2017, 4:00 pm

Inspired by video game escape-the-room adventures, escape rooms are timed, theme adventures in which players are given a plot or scenario in which they must solve a series of puzzles, riddles and/or problem sets using clues and strategy to complete the objectives and "escape" the room they're in. Kids 8 - 12 years old are invited to join us for a puzzling library escape room experience on Tuesday, July 25th at 4pm!
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Drama Rama

Tuesday, July 11, 2017, 1:30 pm

Dramatic play and improvisational games for kids ages 5 to 9 years of age. Children will have a blast using their imaginations to build new worlds together.  This weekly summer program is great for kids who wish to develop their language and speaking skills, practice creative and collaborative thought, strengthen social confidence, and/or just have fun with friends!         
 Create With Maisy By Lucy Cousins

Be Creative, Build a Better World

Be creative at the library and build something to carry home.  We will roll out the "Creativity Cart" this Saturday to get those creative ideas flowing.  The Creative Cart will be used during our Lunchtime Mini Maker sessions in July.
Washington Nationals soft baseballs

Story Time with the Washington Nationals

Saturday, July 8, 2017, 10:00 am

Join the DC Public Library for a special Story Time with a player from the Washington Nationals. Player name will be announced closer to the event date. Click here to learn more about Summer Reading or stop by your neighborhood library to sign up today.
Washington Nationals soft baseballs

Story Time with the Washington Nationals

Saturday, July 8, 2017, 10:00 am

Join DC Public Library for a special story time with a player from the Washington Nationals baseball team. Player name will be announced closer to the event.
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Makers Generation: Robotics

Saturday, July 15, 2017, 2:00 pm

Bring a friend an explore what being a maker is all about! This interactive program introduces children to basic robotics.   For children ages 6-12  
Maker Camp

Maker Camp

Wednesday, July 5, 2017, 2:00 pm

Participants will create several craft projects that incorporate science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics. Wednesday, July 5th - Intro to Maker Camp Thursday, July 6th - Sewing Basics Tuesday, July 11th - Slime Wednesday, July 12th - Accordion Book Workshop Thursday, July 13th - Paper Sculptures Tuesday, July 18th - Fidget Spinners Wednesday, July 19th - Crochet  Thursday, July 20th - Photo Grams Tuesday, July 25th - Friendship Bracelets  Wednesday, July 26th - Printmaking Workshop
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Trash Free DC

Thursday, July 13, 2017, 11:30 am

Are we drinking our bath water?! Did you know that 80% of the people in the region get their drinking water from the Potomac River? This means that the yucky litter found in our watershed is in the same water that eventually comes out of your faucet. For instance, in April 2010, a cleanup of the Potomac River found*: 503,800 pounds of trash 21,597 plastic bags 14,802 cigarette butts
Lego brick with Maker Month words on the side

Maker Month!

Tuesday, July 11, 2017, 1:30 pm

Bring a friend and dive into summer with Deanwood's Maker Month!  Explore hands on Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics concepts through engaging activities such as:  circuit play bridge building robotics sun prints ...and more! Join us this summer to make, create, and Build A Better World! Program will take place in the Children's Area on the following days/times in July: Tuesdays 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Wednesdays 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Recommended for children ages 9-15