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Movie Screening

'Guardians of the Galaxy'

Sure, you could go see The Avengers: Age of Ultron, or you could come watch the Marvel movie with the space raccoon.  Space adventurer Peter Quill joins forces with tree creature Groot, mysterious Gamora, Drax the Destroyer and Rocket Raccoon as they fight to save the universe in Guardians of the Galaxy.  Rated PG-13.    

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A Super Start to Summer Reading at Woodrige!

Every Hero Has A Story at our Kickoff Celebration

We kicked off the 2015 Summer Reading Program with a day of fun at Woodridge on Saturday, May 30, the first official day to sign up for the program. Visitors and staff got in the spirit with their best superhero attire -- from Iron Man, to the Scarlet Spider (a clone of Peter Parker), to real-life hero Jackie Robinson. We created our own superhero masks, filled out 'official' superhero ID cards, and won prizes with a balloon pop game outside.

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June is Great Outdoors Month!

Fresh air fun and learning for all ages!

Who says libraries and learning have to be confined within four walls? Join us during the month of June as we host a number of programs outdoors (weather permitting) to appreciate fresh air, blue skies, warm weather and fun in the sun!

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Tea Time Under the Trees!

Pre-K Friends celebrate Great Outdoors Month with stories, music and art

June is Great Outdoors Month! Celebrate with us during "Tea Time Under the Trees"! On Monday, June 8 at 11 a.m., Pre-Kindergarteners ages 3 - 5 will listen to stories like Friends Help Each Other (featuring Daniel Tiger!), dance and make art on the front lawn during a late morning of summer breezes and shady trees.

Weekly Summer Pajama Movie Night Line Up Announced

Everything is awesome as series kicks off June 25

This summer, put on your PJs and join us Thursday evenings at 6:30 p.m. at Tenley-Friendship Library for fun children’s movies. Food, blankets and pillows are welcome. Check out our line up. June 25: Emmet, an ordinary Lego construction worker, may be the key to saving his world from the Kragle. View trailer.   

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Book Club Pick o' the Month

'Babbitt' by Sinclair Lewis

The West End Fiction Book Club will meet Tuesday, June 23 at 12:30 p.m. to discuss Sinclair Lewis's Babbitt (1922), largely a satire of American culture, society, and behavior, and a bestseller too that gave us the word "Babbitt" meaning "a person and esp.

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'Redeployment'

Georgetown Book Club's June Selection

In the title story of Phil Klay's collection Redeployment, winner of the 2014 National Book Award for Fiction, the Marine narrator says about his actions during wartime, "The thinking comes later, when they give you the time."

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Paranormal Picks

Teen and young adult summer reading

The books that really grab my attention are always heavy in suspense, utilize dark undertones, move at a rapid pace, and highlight characters with paranormal abilities. These ingredients often create the "edge of seat" feel that readers crave in teen and young adult literature. If you consider yourself a literary fan of the same characteristics, then definitely browse my recommendations below to see what jumps out at you!

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Powerful Reading

Free Comic Book Day

Readers of all ages enjoy comics, but on May 2, children and teens across the city were able to browse and select a free comic at their closest public library. Thanks to Big Planet Comics, all District of Columbia Public Library locations received multiple copies of popular stories from Manga, Marvel, IDW and more. Two young readers, Ezra Marshall and Stacey Young, captured the spirit of the day at the William O. Lockridge/Bellevue Library by posing for photos and encouraging others to read more comics. 

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