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Scholar's Mate

Anacostia Library invites you to join us on the Plaza for Scholar's Mate, a fun outdoor activity where we will teach the basics of Chess along practice matches on Thursday July 1, 2021 at 4:00 pm. This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services [LS-246526-OLS-20]. Add to Calendar

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Summer At Capitol View

Throughout the summer, join us every Thursday at 4 p.m. outside and in front of the library for fun activities, programming, library resources and more! While all of our outdoor activities are open to all ages, weekly programming will rotate through Adult, Teen, and Children / Family-centered events.  Find the summer lineup below: 

Friends of Woodridge Library Book Sale

Celebrate 125 Years of DC Public Library

Join the Celebration at Woodridge Neighborhood Library

Join us on Thursday, June 3 as we celebrate the 125th Anniversary of DC Public Library!

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Mental Health Month Reads with the Washington Mystics

Adult NonFiction Titles for Mental Health Month

This summer, DC Public Library is teaming up with the Washington Mystics to recommend great reads that you can check out with your library card! Each month we will be posting Read Feed entries that spotlight titles around a theme.

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DC Family Reads Kicks-Off with New Kid by Jerry Craft

Get Psyched for Summer Challenge!

DC Family Reads is a new DC Public Library literacy program that compliments DC Reads, a program for adults and teens. DC Family Reads will include books that a family can enjoy reading, discussing and doing related activities together.

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Rain or Shine: A Block Party Highlight

Congratulations are in order for all of the excellent Summer Challenge participants here at the Capitol View Library!  Readers of all ages logged thousands of hours of reading this summer and to celebrate, the Summer Finale Block Party was hosted on Tuesday, Aug. 20.  The rain did not stop the celebration as community partners and friends came together with music, food, raffles, free haircuts, prizes and more!

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A Whale of a Good Read

Whale-forward sea stories for younger readers

The beach without books to read is like the sea without whales. Kids and parents alike will love these creative and sweet whale tales this summer.     Surf’s Up by Kwame Alexander

Palisades Staff Featuring Me

Summer Challenge Arts and Crafts

Hi! My Name is DeVaughn Proctor. I am a Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) worker and I am assigned to the Palisades Library. In the attached staff photo, I'm the one wearing a Super Mario Hat. One of the things we’ve been doing this summer is arts and crafts on Tuesday afternoons. It’s a part of the 2019 Summer Challenge. Here’s an example of one of the Tuesday programs. We made a wind sock with puffy clouds made out of shaving cream mixed with glue. Hope you enjoy the pictures. 

Dr. Bear

Discover SCIENCE* with Dr. Bear: Nutrition!

*Scientific Creative Innovative Engaging New Cool Experience* A hands-on STEM and arts program focusing on health issues of concern to the local D.C. community.

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The Art of Cursive Writing

What’s your style of handwriting? Which do you prefer, long or shorthand? During this four week workshop, we will explore the different levels of penmanship leading up to cursive writing. We will experiment with various writing instruments such as pencils, pens, markers and crayons.

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