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Carry the Flame!

Make an Olympic Torch!

Are you excited about the Summer Olympics? Do you wish you could carry a flaming torch? The Library can't provide you with a real flaming torch, but we can help you to make a light-up pretend torch after preschool story time; and you can take your torch home with you! As part of the Parklands-Turner Library Summer Reading Kickoff celebration from June 7 to June 10, all neighborhood preschool aged children are invited to participate in a special craft project following the 10:00 a.m. story time in the Children's area of the library on Tuesday, June 7. 

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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Maker Month

July 2016

Become a maker.  Build, experiment, design and more through hands on activities that will ignite the imagination.  Visit the Children's Room for one or all of the themed projects: Week 1: Fantasy July 8, 9 and 10, 1-2:30 p.m. Week 2: Motion July 15, 16 and 17, 1-2:30 p.m. Week 3: Fun & Games July 22, 23, and 24, 1-2:30 p.m. Week 4:  Engineering and Electronics July 29, 30 and 31, 1-2:30 p.m.

Bananas Blue Sky Puppets

Blue Sky Puppet Theatre

Monday, July 18, 10 a.m.

As part of the Gold For the Gold - Read! summer reading program the library will host Bananas, an interactive program produced in partnership with the Children's National Medical Center.  The hilarious pig puppets explore healthy eating, exercise and getting regular checkups for children 3-6.  Join the fun and don't forget to keep reading.

Retro Jumpers:  Double Dutch Team

DC Retro Jumpers - Double Dutch Team

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Jump in!  Learn to enter and exit ropes and perform tricks while burning calories, toning muscles and improving cardiovascular endurance.  The event will take place outdoors.  Please wear comfortable and safe attire.  A waiver (available at the Children's Desk on the second floor) is required for participation.

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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, http://dclibrary.org/takoma.

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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

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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What Classic Should the Georgetown Book Club Read This Summer?

Vote to select the group's Adult Summer Reading selection

For the third year in a row, the Georgetown Book Club will be celebrating Adult Summer Reading with a throwback selection. This year, the options for that selection include classics both traditional and modern. 

Summer Reading 2015

A Look Back

We had a lot of fun this summer at Shepherd Park Library with many children, teens, and adults participating in our summer reading program! Here are some highlights:  

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