06/15/2014 - 12am


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    Summer Reading

Sunday, June 15, 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.

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.

This series is for people who have never before used a computer.  Participants will learn to use the mouse and keyboard, begin to navigate the Internet and even use email.

Week 1: Intro to Computers
Week 2: Intro to Typing
Week 3: Intro to the Internet
Week 4: Intro to Gmail

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.

1:30 p.m.

TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out in 1984 as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: technology, entertainment, design.  TED Conferences feature today’s most fascinating thinkers and doers giving the talks of their lives… in 18 minutes or less!  

Each month we will watch 2-3 of these short, inspiring TED Talks, and follow them with stimulating discussion.TED Talks logo
In June we'll watch some talks on science and space to help celebrate our summer reading program, Literary Elements.  We'll be showing:  

  • What I Learned from Going Blind in Space - Chris Hadfield, former commander of the International Space Station
  • Questioning the Universe - Stephen Hawking, theoretical physicist and cosmologist
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.

Summer Beach ChairsThe Northeast Library Children's Department proudly presents our Sunday Summer Cinema Series. Come beat the summer heat with a cool family film during the summer! This program is suitable for all ages, so bring the whole family. A refreshing summer treat will be provided. Stay tuned; our film line-up will be announced very soon. 

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.

The third book in the Legends & Lore DC book discussion series is Mark Twain in Washington, D.C. by John Muller.  This event will be in the first floor auditorium.

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.
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             
3:30 p.m.

bably1Teen moms and babies, enjoy simple reading, rhymes, music, craft and movement with your baby!

6:00 p.m.

UlyssesThe Georgetown Library will host a marathon reading of James Joyce's ULYSSES.  Considered by many to be the greatest novel of all time, ULYSSES will be read aloud in its entirety by a group of 30 actors and scholars  at the Georgetown Neighborhood Library beginning June 9 and continuing through June 16, 2014. 
ULYSSES , set in Dublin, Ireland, takes place on a single day: June 16, 1904. The protagonist Leopold Bloom, an ordinary man, a man of no great distinction is forced to contend with every conceivable social indignity, including fierce anti-Semitism and the infidelity of his own wife. Joyce seems to be saying that just as ULYSSES was a hero to the ancient Greeks so too is Bloom a hero for our own times.

Reading Dates and Times:

Monday, June 9, 6 – 9 p.m.
Tuesday, June 10, 6 – 9 p.m.
Wednesday, June 11, 6 – 9 p.m.
Thursday, June 12, NO READING
Friday, June 13, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday, June 14, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday, June 15, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Monday, June 16, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
For more information, contact reading organizer Herb Guggenheim at 301-367-6742 or herb@herbguggenheim.com