Children

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! 

Kid's Corner at CityCenter Park

Wednesday, September 27, 2017, 10:30 am

Join DCPL and CityCenterDC​ for Kids Corner! Every Wednesday May 10-Sept 27 at 10:30am, librarians from the DC Public Library will lead a 30-40 minute story time full of books, songs, rhymes and fingerplays! Kids Corner story time is a great way to introduce your child to language skills in a positive and fun, outdoor environment. The Park at CityCenter is located at the corner of 10th & I Street NW.
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Summer Reading Kick Off

Join us for fun and festivities! Sign up for Summer Reading!  
Build a Better World

Summer Reading Kickoff

Come join us as we kickoff DCPL's 2017 Summer Reading Program - Theme: "Build a Better World" - with a special Family Fun Storytime at 10:30 a.m. in the Children's Room, followed by a craft and some LEGO playtime on the carpet! Register for Summer Reading, pick up your sign-up prize, and begin your challenge!
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Explorer's Club: Indoor Fireworks

Join us to explore all things STEAM. (That's science, technology, engineering, arts, and math - something to interest everyone!)  Can't get enough fireworks? Then come to this month's Explorer's Club - this month, it's all about fireworks!  Explore how they work, then make your own (safe for indoors, of course).
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In the Zone: 3-D Portraits

Change a flat portrait into 3-D art! Learn about portraiture and explore the life of Albert Einstein, an iconic figure of the 20th century, as we change a flat image into art that comes of the page! (literally) For ages 4 and older and their caregivers. No registration required.
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"School's Out for the Summer" Party!

Out with school books, in with cool books!  Blow off steam on the last day of school with zany games, a newspaper building challenge, and scrumptious snacks. And don't forget to pick out some cool summer reads and register to earn summer reading prizes before you leave! This event is intended for children ages 5 and up and planned with the assistance of the Shepherd Park Library Teen Advisory Board.

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