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A heroic end to Summer Reading

Visitors to the William O. Lockridge/Bellevue Library, ages birth and up, picked up their reading logs or signed-up online, aimed for their seasonal reading goals, achieved success, and became even bigger heroes this summer.  To all this year's summer readers who participated, you're super!

Drew Storen

Thank you, Summer Readers!

Thank you, Summer Readers!   We had a great summer, with over 575 children registered for Summer Reading at Palisades Branch! Every child who completed the program this summer received a free book, and other great prizes, including free tickets to a Washington Nationals baseball game (ages-6-12)!  We hope that everyone had as much fun as we did. Special congratulations go to the raffle winners of the Kindle Fire (ages 6-12) and bag of books (ages birth-5), Sammy K. and Jacob B. respectively (pictured here)! 

Zora, our 6 - 12 year olds winner

Congratulations to the Summer Reading Children's Raffle Winners!

A big congratulations to the Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library Summer Reading children's raffle winners! 

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Summer Reading Raffle Winner!

Jack is our Kindle Fire winner!

After a long exciting summer, I'm a little sad that summer reading is over. But you know who isn't sad? Cleveland Park's raffle winner, Jack! Jack was very excited to hear that he won the drawing for the summer reading grand prize, a Kindle Fire. Jack is a big Nationals fan, and was very excited that Summer Reading was sponsored by them! Want to be our big winner next summer? Come back in to the library in June 2016 for next summer's program!

Image of phone conversation from "Pretty Mouth and Green My Eyes"

Reading in the Round

A round robin reading of 'Pretty Mouth and Green My Eyes'

Join us Tuesday, Aug. 18, at 12:30 p.m. as we take turns reading a-l-o-u-d this ironic short story by J. D.

Woodridge Summer Reading Prize Drawing

Drawing for Summer Reading Prizes

Now that you’ve almost or completed your Summer Reading program, it’s time to get ready for the drawing. If you haven’t signed up, there is still time to sign up! Just visit the library and staff will be more that delighted to get you on board! The Summer Reading program for children, teens and adults ends at all DC Public Libraries on Aug. 31, 2015. The drawings for those who completed Summer Reading at the Woodridge Interim Library will be held on Wednesday,September 6, 2015 at 6 p.m.

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Looking to take your art to the next level?

Join us for an Editorial Cartooning Workshop

You might have seen them online or even in the newspaper: editorial cartoons or political cartoons (as they are sometimes called) are illustrations or comics containing a political or social message that usually relates to current events or personalities. Cartoonists even use specific devises to get their message across.

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Summer Reading Block Party

Calling all heroes!

We’ve come to the end of our summer reading program, so let’s party! A block party, that is. Join us on Sunday, Aug. 30 2-5 pm for fun activities and stories and to claim your summer reading prizes! We’ll be set up outside of the library on 7th Street NE between D Street NE and the alley.  Event line up: Get your face painted with cool designs Choose from options of balloon twisting designs Watch guest master storyteller Arianna Ross perform on the patio area 3-4 p.m. Make hero-themed crafts

Marquis-style text for "The Greatest Man in the World"

Film Screening and Discussion

"The Greatest Man in the World"

The library will sponsor a screening and discussion of "The Greatest Man in the World," from the American Short Story Collection as seen on PBS and adapted from the classic short story by James Thurber (1894-1961) in celebration of the DC Public Library's summer reading program.

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Hero Stories on Film: 'The Incredibles'

Our Summer Reading movie choice

Join us on Friday, Aug. 21 from 3 p.m. to 5pm as we watch The Incredibles. It is the perfect incorporation of our Summer Reading theme, "Every Hero Has a Story!" 

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