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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.
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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  
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Summer Reading Kick-Off

The Summer Reading Program will run from June 1 to August 31 with the theme Build A Better World--Read! Start building your summer learning experiences with a trip to the library. Light refreshments, stories and crafts.  All ages welcomed.
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Reader's Theatre Features "The Great Cake Bake"

Monday, July 3, 2017, 4:00 pm

Calling all readers and actors! Please join us in the children's room on Monday, July 3 at 4 p.m. for Reader's Theatre.The Great Cake Bake by Helen Ketteman is the featured piece  
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Parklands-Turner Summer Reading 2017 Kickoff Event

Visit the Parklands-Turner Neighborhood Library on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 and celebrate the kickoff of the Summer Reading Program in the Congress Heights Neighborhood. The Theme for Summer Reading this year is "Build a Better World." The festivities of the day will begin with a special story time for toddlers & preschool children at 10 a.m., featuring stories and songs about trucks, tractors, building equipment and more.$002f$002fSD_ILS$002f0$002fSD_ILS:919058/ada?qu=roger+is+reading+a+book

Build a Better World

Wednesday, July 12, 2017, 1:00 pm

Build a Better World! One Book at a Time!   Come out and learn some basic techniques that will increase your knowledge of reading to young scholars. Pass on the gift of reading and share some great books in the process. We are looking forward to meeting you!   This program is free and open to the public
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Summer Reading Kickoff Celebration!

Come to our Summer Reading Kickoff featuring Nick & Six.  NicKayala and Denise Reese are Nick & Six of the Purple Days Movement. 

Build a Better World Lego Club

Wednesday, June 28, 2017, 4:00 pm

Calling all Lego enthusiasts!  Come build your best Lego creation!   Lego pieces are small. Ages 5 and older please.  Children under 9 years old must be accompanied by a caregiver.
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Toddler Drive In

Saturday, July 22, 2017, 10:00 am

Build a car out of a cardboard box & catch a (short) movie! Space limited to first 20 children. Ages 2-4 with caregiver.