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Summertime Fun: Art & Music

Many art and music festivals occur over the summer. Whether you're a fan, a developing artist or musician, or just curious, below are a selection of titles for your reading pleasure. Black is a Color by Elvan Zabunyan

Beat the Streets

At King Green Leaf Recreation Center

Drop by the King Green Leaf Recreation Center for the kick off to the annual Beat the Streets series of free summer festivals, June 20, 2 - 7:30 p.m. Learn about various community organizations while enjoying live performances and other activities.

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Beat the Streets

June 27, 2 - 7:30 p.m.

DC's popular street festival series returns this summer with more live performances by local artists, food and activities for kids, all free and open to the public. Drop by the DC Public Library table between 2:30 and 4:30 p.m. at the Rita Bright Community Center, located at 14th and Clifton Streets, NW for free books, giveaways and details about the latest free digital resources and Summer Challenge. See you there!

Jaws

Sinister Summer

Beach Books with a Terrifying Twist

Do you like your frolicking to be a little frightful? Your picnics with a dose of panic? Your travels to have a touch of terror? Then fear no more, because here is a list of books for the reader who likes their summer scary—on the page, at least. Whether it’s something from the Master of Horror or an '80s exorcism throwback or a true crime account whose culprit just made headlines, each of these titles is sure to give you a chill on all those hot, muggy days we have ahead of us; happy Summer Challenge!  

Anna Dressed in Blood

Summer Horror Scream Show

Teen YA for the Frights

What are you afraid of? How can a book accelerate your heart rate? Explore one (or more) of the following titles to find out. Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake

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Library of Congress Kids Writing Contest Announced

Rising fifth and sixth graders asked to write about “A Book That Shaped Me”

The Library of Congress National Book Festival's “A Book That Shaped Me” Summer Writing Contest encourages rising fifth and sixth graders to reflect on a book that has made a personal impact on thei

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2018 Summer Pajama Movie Night Lineup Announced

Join us each week for fun movies

This summer, put on your PJs and join us Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. at Tenley-Friendship Library for fun children’s movies. Food, blankets and pillows are welcome. Check out our lineup: June 28 - Coco July 5 - The Incredibles July 12 - The Aristocats

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Reading Power Hour

All Kids Reading Hour, Thursdays at 7 p.m.

Ready, set, let's grow children's reading skills: Deanwood's new reading initiative provides individual opportunities for children to practice and promote their reading skills by reading to library staff. Children ages 4-12 are encouraged to choose a book and read it to the library staff. These reading sessions are designed to increase reading skills and promote engagement with a variety of literature. Reading is rewarding!

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Northeast Library Customer Wins a Chromebook

Winning Essay for Summer Reading Book Review Contest

The Northeast Library is pleased to announce that one of our customers is a winner of the Summer Reading Book Review Contest! The winner is Estela Milan, age 13. Her award-winning essay can be read below.  

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