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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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Build Your Own Story

We will explore how reading and writing go hand in hand to build a better YOU. Participants will make a story starter and create their own story.  Also, meet published authors who have written more than one book; all before middle school. All ages welcomed. Light refreshments will be served.
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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!  
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Japan in a Suitcase

Curious about Japan? Come learn about it! Japan-in-a-Suitcase provides hands-on activities as well as items from Japanese elementary schools including traditional clothing and games.   For kids ages 6-12.
'Lucille Camps In' Book Cover

Reader's Theatre Presents 'Lucille Camps In'

Calling all readers and actors! Please join us in the children's room on Monday, August 7, 2017 at 4 p.m. for Reader's Theatre.Lucille Camps In  by Kathryn Lasky is the featured piece.
'Tippy-Tippy-Splash' Book

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.
'Miss Mingo and the First Day of School' Book

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.
'The Enormous Crocodile' Book

UNCENSORED: Reader's Theatre Presents 'The Enormous Crocodile'

Calling all readers and actors! Please join us in the children's room on Monday, September 11, 2017 at 4 p.m. for Reader's Theatre to celebrate Roahl Dahl and Banned Book Week: Our Right to Read.

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