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Karen Brown:  Visual Artist  & Arts Educator

Puppet Making with Karen Brown

Friday, July 8, 1 p.m.

Artist/educator, Karen Brown brings a project to inspire play and creativity as the library begins Maker Month.  Mark your calendars for this fun-filled event and drop by the library each Friday during the month of July for more Maker programs. Recommended for ages 7 and 14.

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Maker Month

July 2016

Become a maker.  Build, experiment, design and more through hands on activities that will ignite the imagination.  Visit the Children's Room for one or all of the themed projects: Week 1: Fantasy July 8, 9 and 10, 1-2:30 p.m. Week 2: Motion July 15, 16 and 17, 1-2:30 p.m. Week 3: Fun & Games July 22, 23, and 24, 1-2:30 p.m. Week 4:  Engineering and Electronics July 29, 30 and 31, 1-2:30 p.m.

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Blue Sky Puppet Theatre

Monday, July 18, 10 a.m.

As part of the Gold For the Gold - Read! summer reading program the library will host Bananas, an interactive program produced in partnership with the Children's National Medical Center.  The hilarious pig puppets explore healthy eating, exercise and getting regular checkups for children 3-6.  Join the fun and don't forget to keep reading.

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DC Retro Jumpers - Double Dutch Team

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Jump in!  Learn to enter and exit ropes and perform tricks while burning calories, toning muscles and improving cardiovascular endurance.  The event will take place outdoors.  Please wear comfortable and safe attire.  A waiver (available at the Children's Desk on the second floor) is required for participation.

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Picture This! Picture Books For Older Kids

No Maisy the Mouse or Spot the Dog here

Gather ‘round everyone! It’s story time. Last month, I was invited to a local school’s “Read Across America” event. The school librarian arranged for every grade to have a book read to them by special guest reader (one being yours truly!).

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Gearin' Up Cycles Bike Repair Clinic

A great "How-To" program for all ages!

Gearin' Up Bicycles is rolling over to our branch on May 26th at 1:30 p.m. for a FREE, two hour bike repair pop-up clinic! Get your bike ready for the summer by learning all about simple bike repairs, safety and general maintenance from this local non-profit.

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Art Exhibition: Animal Portraits

This May, Tenley-Friendship Library is hosting an exhibition called "Animal Portraits." These paintings were created by 7th-grade art students at Sheridan School and depict animals available for adoption at Washington Animal Rescue League. Please stop by the library this month to check out the full exhibit and admire the work of these talented young artists!

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Magnificent Mothers

Stories to share for Mother's Day and beyond

Here's a diverse list of great picture books just in time to celebrate Mother's Day.  (Of course, these are good all year round for reading with little ones!)  Below are some favorites ranging from bedtime stories to more active tales.  

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Summer Reading Kick-Off at Takoma Park Library

Monday, June 6 at 7:00 p.m.  Join us as we kick-off Summer Reading 2016 at Takoma Park (DC) Library with a musical performance featuring guest artist, Sean Gaskell, playing traditional songs on the Kora, a 21-string harp used in West Africa.  All Ages.  Check out our webpage for exciting programs all summer long, http://dclibrary.org/takoma.

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Science in the Summer

July 11-14, 2016

This summer, explore science in the seas-- oceanography. Use microscopes and engage in hands-on experiments while learning more about marine animals and sea water. In branch registration by a parent or guardian is open now. Only 16 students per level will be admitted on a first come first served basis.   Classes for the William O. Lockridge/Bellevue Library:  Levels I & II, July 11-14 Level I- 2-3 p.m., children entering grades 2 and 3 Level II- 3:30-4:30 p.m., children entering grades 4 through 6

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