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Maker Camp

Maker Camp

Participants will create several craft projects that incorporate science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics. Recommended for ages 6-12. Choose from any (or all!) of the following classes: Wednesday, July 5, 2 p.m. - Intro to Maker Camp Thursday, July 6, 2 p.m. - Sewing 

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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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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BioArt

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:

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S.T.E.A.M. Team Makes a Movie

On Monday, February 29th Southeast Library held our first S.T.E.A.M. Team meeting for kids ages 6-12. Participants learned about making a movie! Together, they wrote, produced, shot, acted in, and edited a movie trailer using iMovie. The result was It Happened in the Library. Make sure to watch our behind-the-scenes trailer about making It Happened in the Library called S.T.E.A.M. Team: Movie Time.

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Sally Ride: Shoot for the Stars

Featuring Mary Ann Jung of History Alive!

In 1983 aboard the space shuttle Challenger, Dr. Sally Ride became America's first female astronaut. What was it like to be our first woman in space?  How do you eat, sleep, and work in zero gravity?  

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Play Dough Play Day

Celebrate National Play Dough Day on September 16!

September 16 is National Play Dough Day! Join us on Monday, Sept. 14 from 10:30-11:15 a.m. Children ages 2.5 - 4 years old will LOVE squishing, kneading and creating new things with dough. Ms. Tea will follow a simple non-toxic recipe that requires no cooking, and provide other resources and household items as dough modeling tools to prompt creative thinking/exploration. 

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DC Public Library Visits the Gamer Family Festival

On Saturday, Aug. 15, Librarians Cameron and Kim visited the Smithsonian American Art Museum for the Gamer Family Festival, a whole day inspired by games in the museum’s collection. Not to be out done by event partners

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School May Be Out, But Science Is Still Very In!

Picture Books that Explore the World of Science

This summer, DC Public Library will feature many different science related programs to learn from and enjoy. There is the Science in the Summer program, which is a free science program for elementary school children.

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