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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,

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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

Image from the BioArt collection, by scientist Paul Odgren


Visiting Exhibit at Palisades Library!

A brand new exhibit is coming to Palisades Library, and it is the STEAMiest exhibit in town!

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Library-Con: Anime, Comics, Manga, and Beyond

Join us for Petworth’s annual Library-Con!  This event is a multi-generational program that will provide information and expose the world of anime/manga, comics, Star Wars, and more to the DC community. We will have special offerings such as a door prizes for children and a free raffle for teens and adults. Cosplay/costumes are welcome! Date: Saturday, May 14, 2016 Time: 1 - 5 p.m. For All Ages Come out and connect with the community through culturally based activities such as:

Juneteenth 2016

The Role of African American Women in the Civil War and a Celebration of Freedom

In recognition of Juneteenth 2016, the Female RE-Enactors of Distinction will share stories about the accomplishments of African American women during the Civil War and local historian C.R. Gibbs will discuss the evolution of the commemorative holiday.  

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It's Puzzling That Didn't Know This!

Celebrate National Puzzle Day January 29

Puzzles can enjoyed in many forms; from children's books like the Can You See What I See series to common crossword puzzles just about everyone has encountered this activity from time to time. Suduko, a type of number puzzle is just a recent example of how trendy and relevant puzzles continue to be.


Make in May: World Turtle Day Craft

Tuesday, May 24th at 4 p.m.

Have a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles fan in you family? Or an endangered animal lover? Bring them this special program in honor of World Turtle Day! We will be making a turtle-themed craft and learning some fun facts about these endangered critters. All supplies will be provided. For ages 5 and up. This program is part of a special three-week collaboration with the Petworth Library.

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Make in May: Paper Airplanes

Tuesday, May 17th at 4 p.m.

We will be holding a contest to see who can make a paper airplane fly the longest! We might even fly the planes outside if the weather is cooperative. All supplies will be provided. For ages 5 and up. This program is part of a special three-week collaboration with the Petworth Library.

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Make in May: Newspaper Craft

Tuesday, May 10th at 4 p.m.

On May 9, 1754, the first American comic appeared in a newspaper. In celebration, we will be using newspaper to create a fun craft! All supplies will be provided. For ages 5 and up. This program is part of a special collaboration with the Petworth Neighborhood Library.

It's Hard To Be Five

Picture Books About Self-Control

Control, emotional management, and patience

Here are some picture books about managing our feelings and self-control.   It's Hard to Be Five by Jamie Lee Curtis