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S.T.A.R. Play Date

Thursday, October 19, 2017, 3:00 pm

Children ages birth to 3 and their caretakers are invited to join us for our new summer play group to promote Singing, Talking, And Reading!  This freely structured play date will include boardbooks, educational toys, and free time in the meeting room. 
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Summer Reading Kickoff!

Join us as we celebrate our kickoff for summer reading! Adults, children, and teens will be able to sign up on Beanstack for our popular summer program; learn more about gardening and sustainable living; and participate in environmentally focused activities including outdoor fun, Chia Pet creation, and crafts. 
Book Cover for Lucia the LuchadoraPhoto of Cynthia Leonor Garza

Children's Author Cynthia Leonor Garza

Children's author Cynthia Leonor Garza will share her new picture book Lucía the Luchadora with kids.Lucía zips through the playground in her cape just like the boys, but when they tell her "girls can't be superheroes," suddenly she doesn't feel so mighty. That's when her beloved abuela reveals a dazzling secret. A story about courage and cultural legacy, Lucía the Luchadora is full of pluck, daring, and heart.
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Build!

Put on your architect hat and come build! Legos, Duplos, and blocks available for free play. All Ages.  
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. 
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Ukulele Teach ’n Play for Make Music Day

Kids learn to play the Ukulele with instructors from Middle C.                     
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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. 
Photo of Astronaut Leland MelvinBook Cover of Chasing Space

Meet Astronaut Leland Melvin

Meet astronaut Leland Melvin and hear him talk about his new memoir, Chasing Space: An Astronaut's Story of Grit, Grace and Second Chances.  The former NASA astronaut and NFL wide receiver shares his personal journey from the gridiron to the stars, examining the intersecting roles of community, perseverance and grace that align to create the opportunities for success. For kids ages 8-12.
Photo of Astronaut Leland MelvinBook Cover of Chasing Space

Meet Astronaut Leland Melvin

Meet astronaut Leland Melvin and hear him talk about his new memoir, Chasing Space: An Astronaut's Story of Grit, Grace and Second Chances.  The former NASA astronaut and NFL wide receiver shares his personal journey from the gridiron to the stars, examining the intersecting roles of community, perseverance and grace that align to create the opportunities for success. For kids ages 8-12.
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Summer Reading Kickoff Party

Join Deanwood Library as we kickoff DCPL's 2017 Summer Reading Program - Theme: "Build a Better World" with a day full of fun! 

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