06/01/2014 - 12am


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    Summer Reading

Sunday, June 1, 2014

(All day)

ChessAre you interested in playing Chess?

We have chess sets available for use during normal operating hours. Come to the desk in Popular Services and pick one up!

For beginners, advanced, or just curious players, the "game of kings" offers endless hours of fun and can be highly educational. All ages are welcome. 

Email troy.bent@dc.gov for more information or call 202-727-0321.

(All day)

Come on over to Palisades Library and sign up for Summer Reading!  We have programs for all ages, from infant to adult, so join in the summer fun and earn prizes for reading!

This summer's themes focus on the wonders of science, and we'll have special programming throughout the summer, so come get started today!

Looking for ideas on what to read this summer?  Here are some great places to start:
- DCPL's Books for Kids List
- DCPL's Books for Teens List
- American Library Association also aggregates suggested reading lists for all ages!

Still looking for more?  Did you know that you can download e-books, e-audio, magazine and more, all for free through the DCPL website?!  You can!

(All day)

Rainbow TriangleFor the first two weeks of June, drop by Northwest One Neighborhood Library and tell us what makes you proud to be lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans*, queer, or an ally and get a button to show off your Pride. Get one early enough and you can wear it during Capital Pride week!

All ages welcome, but please keep in mind the buttons have sharp points and small pieces and are not ideal for young children.

(All day)

Summer reading

Summer reading kicks off June 1 and includes programs for children of all ages.
This year, DC Public Library is teaming up with The Washington Nationals. All kids and teens who reach their summer reading goal win two tickets to catch a Nationals baseball game. Learn more about summer reading
Stop by the children's desk to sign up. 
(All day)
2014 summer reading program

Teens! Do you need something exciting to do during the summer?
Join in on the fun; participate in Teen Summer Reading Program.  Where teens your age can Spark a Reaction across the whole DC area.
Sign-up for a chance to win Badges, Chipotle meals, Join Book Clubs, Science Experiments, Essay Writing Contest, Motion Videos, plus so much more.
Guess What!! It could never be easier to do.
All you have to do is sign up online.
You can use your Phone, Tablet, or Computer
Come on join youth ages 13-19, in this year’s Spark a Reaction.
Participate between June 1 and August 31, 2014.

1:00 p.m.

Come play with us! We will provide classic board and card games, as well as Duplo blocks!

All day Sunday (1-5 p.m.) in the Children’s Room.

1:00 p.m.

These days, using the computer is essential to look for and apply to jobs.  Learn to use technology to search and apply for jobs and to use the DC Networks system.
Week 1: Online Job Searching
Week 2: Online Job Applications
Week 3: DC Networks
Week 4: Online Job Searching

For all workshops, students can sign up by either registering ahead of time with Byte Back (202-529-3395) or by showing up at the workshop the day it is scheduled. Registration is first come, first served.

Students who register ahead of time will have a saved spot in the workshop that expires at the start of the class. If a registered student is not in their seat at the start of the class, they may lose their spot to a walk-in student.  

IMLS LogoByteBack LogoCurriculum and training provided by ByteBack.

Technology for this program made possible through a grant from the Institute for Museum and Library Services.

1:00 p.m.

Family Math, Engineering and Science Sundays is a bi-weekly program that encourages children 3-12 to learn more about the world around them through experiments, building and other activities.

Parental/caregiver participation is suggested.

1:00 p.m.


Are you a teen 13-19 and plan to be in the DC area this summer? If so, the library has big plans for your Summer 2014 entertainment needs!

"Spark-A-Reaction" with these summer activities at the Woodridge Library: 
  • Read stories, magazines, and comic books
  • Participate in a STEM project (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)
  • Download digital music and eBooks
  • Write poetry and book summaries
  • Play games
  • Make crafts
  • and much much more!!

Win Stuff: Earn colored badges with participation in a number of activities listed above. Win potential prizes and a raffle entry using your badges!!

  • Chipotle coupons
  • Nationals baseball vouchers
  • Raffle entry for a Beats by Dre
  • iPad Mini

How to Participate in "Spark-A-Reaction!": 
 Beginning Sunday, June 1 at 1 p.m.

  1. Visit the Woodridge Library to register for the Teen Summer Reading Program. First 20 registrants will receive a free drawstring backpack.
  2. Or from the comforts of home, register online at dclibrary.org/summerreading
1:30 p.m.

Walkers imagePart of our Mature & Motivated program for our patrons who are 50+, Petworth Pacers is a walking fitness program to help you add a little more pep to your step! Look and feel great and make new friends as we explore the neighborhood, share best practices and use library resources to further our knowledge on health and well-being.

Wear comfortable, movement-oriented clothing and make sure to bring a water bottle.  

This program meets in the Second-Floor Program Room and then we'll be going out into the neighborhood for our walk.

Please call 202-243-1187 or stop by to register. 

2:00 p.m.

All ages arts and crafts.

2:00 p.m.

A variety of family friendly programs that may include dance, music, movement, movies, sign language and much more.

Recommended for ages 0-12.

2:00 p.m.

Crafts at the librarySunday afternoons are for crafts and coloring at Francis Gregory library. Come in and make something to take home - craft, sketch, color, draw or paint!

Children ages 12 and younger and their caregivers are welcome, and all craft supplies will be provided. 

This program is intended for children ages 4-12 and their families. 

2:00 p.m.

Zinio Read digital issues of your favorite magazines with Zinio, the ultimate one-stop shop for magazine lovers, completely FREE with your DC Public Library card. Access 175 titles and counting of your favorite print magazines, available online to view in your browser or to download to your device. And with Zinio apps for Apple, Android, Kindle Fire, Blackberry, Nook and Windows products, you can take your digital issue on the run!

With titles available in English and Spanish, you won't find DC Public Library's Zinio collection wanting. With a Zinio account, you won't have to worry about stacks of print magazines around your home, because it saves your digital check-outs, and with new issues being available each month as well as back issues on some titles, you won't have to sacrifice your lust for reading due to lack of physical space. Zinio for Libraries

All you need to begin is your library card number, simply register for a Zinio account, and browse DC Public Library's Zinio collection to get started. Visit DC Public Library's homepage or read our Librarian-created LibGuide on getting started with Zinio. Step-by-step instructions for accessing and using Zinio are available here or if you desire visual instruction, stop by the Francis A. Gregory Library for hands-on help.

2:00 p.m.

Come spend a Sunday afternoon at the library and watch family movies.

For ages 5-12.

2:00 p.m.


Are you interested in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and/or Mathematics? Join us to design, construct, discover, create, and so much more! 

Ages 6-12.

Please call 202-727-1248 if you have any questions, or if you would like to know the specific theme for this week's STEAM Team.

2:00 p.m.

film clip artJoin us in the children's room for a movie! We will be showing new family-friendly films and old favorites in the children's room every Sunday.

Recommended for families and children ages 4+.

2:00 p.m.

Kid in a yoga poseStory time comes alive with puppets, songs, and yoga poses. We invite preschoolers through 6 year olds (with their grownups) to build literacy skills and healthy bodies.
Best for Ages 4-6.

2:30 p.m.

DivasbcFor girls ages 9 through 12 or grades 4 through 6.

Come read and discuss great books with the Reading Divas Girls Book Club.

2:30 p.m.

Fizz, Boom, Read!This year's Summer Reading theme is Fizz, Boom, Read!  Join us throughout the summer to explore and get creative with STEAM-related crafts every Sunday from 2:30 to 4 p.m.

Sign up for Summer Reading and earn prizes for reading all summer long!

3:00 p.m.

Join us at every Sunday afternoon to play fun board games against your friends or learn chess!

For kids 10 and older.

3:00 p.m.

Nihao pengyouAre you learning Chinese in school or speak it with family at home? Practice your Chinese, meet other Chinese speaking families, and make new friends at our Chinese Conversation Corner for children and their families. Participants should know some Chinese already and are encouraged to use Chinese exclusively during conversations.

We will meet in the Children's Area. 

你在学校学汉语或者在家与家人说汉语吗? 请到我们的孩子和家庭汉语角, 练习汉语或认识其他的汉语家庭.

3:00 p.m.

Cat and mouse readingJoin us for a book-tastic time filled with fun!

A book club just for kids promoting literacy and love for reading in children! We will read books and talk about them, make crafts, and have snacks.

An open program for children ages 3-8. 

3:00 p.m.

Actors on StageHave you always wanted to be an actor? Want to dust off those drama club skills from high school? Join us this summer to read through one-act plays on Sunday afternoons! Meet in room 207 at 3 p.m. to show us your acting skills.

The one-act play is a gem of literary form, with the same depth of emotion and character development as a full-length play packed into a shortened dramatic event, a form that dates back to the Greek playwright, Euripides. Find one-acts at the library, like Tennessee Williams' 27 Wagons Full of Cotton, and other one-act plays.

3:00 p.m.
Sunday Smooth Jazz and Scrabble Lounge

Come relax to the sounds of Smooth Jazz in the
Sunday Smooth Jazz and Scrabble Lounge
at the Bellevue Neighborhood Library.
The Lounge opens in the Main Meeting Room on Sunday May 4 from 3 to 5 p.m.
(every other Sunday following).
                Sunday Smooth Jazz and Scrabble Lounge