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Saturday, May 30, 2015

Every Hero Has A Story

Summer Reading Kick Off: Superhero Craft Day

Tenley-Friendship Library

11:15 a.m.
Calling all superheroes! Come help us celebrate the launch of Summer Reading. We will be making superhero-themed crafts, such as masks and logos. Take pictures in your disguise in front of our photo booth. 
Every Hero Has a Story

Summer Reading Kick-Off

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

12 p.m.
Holy surprise party, Batman! The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library Summer Reading Kickoff is almost here! Come out to your favorite downtown library for music, DJs, food trucks, superheroes and more!

Trading Card Meetup

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

12 p.m.
Can't get enough of Yu-Gi-Oh, Pokemon, or Magic: The Gathering? Prepare to exhibit your trading card prowess at this day-long event. Enjoy swapability at the expense of your opponents and win weekly bragging rights. 
Library Book Sale

Book Sale

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

12 p.m.
The MLKML Friends will host a Book Sale from noon until 4 p.m. in the Great Hall.
Odyssey Tutors logo

Prepare for the SAT

Petworth Library

1 p.m.
Learn the test layout and strategies to help get the highest score possible on the SAT. This program will be led by a representative from Odyssey Tutors. The presentation will last about 2 hours with time for questions. We will meet in the conference room on the lower level. 
Summer reading logo

Summer Reading Kickoff

Southwest Library

1 p.m.
Come join us for our Summer Reading Kickoff carnival! Fun activities will include:   Sign up - for our Summer Reading program Eat snacks - cool off with a tasty treat Be creative - decorate firefighters' hats and police badges Dig in - visit the library garden and DC Central Kitchen's Truck Farm Play games - duck toss, bubbles, and sidewalk chalk Be safe - tour a fire truck and learn bike safety from police officers Read more - story times with firefighters, librarians, and furry friends
Wild by Cheryl Strayed

'Wild' by Cheryl Strayed

Southwest Library

1 p.m.
You are cordially invited to attend the Southwest Book Discussion. Copies of this month's selection, Wild by Cheryl Strayed, are available for checkout at the information desk.
Come to Family Fun Time!

Family Fun Time

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

2 p.m.
Looking for a fun, family oriented, weekend activity? Look no further! Children and their families are encouraged to let loose and have a ball in the library. Every Saturday, come prepared to laugh, play and have fun! Please call the Children's Desk at 202-727-1248 to find out the specific theme for the week.
Every Hero Has A Story

Summer Reading Kick-Off

Georgetown Library

2 p.m.
Celebrate the start of this year's summer reading program! This year's theme is Every Hero Has A Story. Attendees of all ages can sign up for summer reading, and there will be crafts and a movie for children, as well as activities for teens and adults. Open to all ages.
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Our City Festival Film Screening: 'The Tivoli,' 'Community Harvest' and 'Muralismo D.C.'

Petworth Library

2 p.m.
The Tivoli: A Neighborhood Landmark Reborn (20 Minutes) Walter Gottlieb The story of one of America's most elaborate movie house is unraveled as the Columbia Heights theater's 80-year history is told by famous Washingtonians such as Diane Rehm of NPR. Community Harvest (10 Minutes)
Capital Tangueros

Library Tango Practica

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

2:30 p.m.
Learn and practice the Argentine Tango with Bahman Aryana of Rendezvous Tango. All levels welcome. To learn more about tango classes in DC and to get updates for this series visit Capital Tangueros.
Woodridge Anime Club

Woodridge Anime Club

Woodridge Library

3 p.m.
The Woodridge Anime Club is a group for like minded otaku who love to read manga and watch anime. Join us on the above date and time for manga discussions and episode viewings from popular shows listed below. Hope to see you there! Tokyo Ghoul Parasyte the Maxim Death Parade Best for ages 13 and older. 
Games Galore

Games Galore

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

3:30 p.m.
Play board games, video games, our new Wii U, and more! Ages 13-19 in Teen Space.
Image of an open book, and "Every hero has a story" slogan

Summer Reading Kick-off

Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library

3:30 p.m.
It's a bird. It's a plane. It's... a Superhero Party! This year's summer reading theme is "Every hero has a story" and to celebrate we're hosting an all-ages superhero party to kick it off. There will be activities and prizes for kids, teens, and adults, including a movie, "pin the cape on the superhero," and more. Most important, get signed up for summer reading!

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Paint Supplies

Mt. Pleasant Youth Arts Fair

Mt. Pleasant Library

(All day)
Every year, Mt. Pleasant hosts a public art exhibition of work by local students, so everyone in the community can see what talented kids we have in our midst! Stop by the Children's Room on the second floor to view selected works from the 2015 Mt. Pleasant Youth Arts Fair. This year's theme is "Heroes of Mt. Pleasant." The show is featured here at the library and at surrounding local businesses.
Building Wonder, Designing Dreams: The Bookmaking of Brian Selznick

Building Wonder, Designing Dreams: The Bookmaking of Brian Selznick

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

(All day)
This interactive, multi-media exhibit for all ages celebrates the bookmaking of children’s author and illustrator, Brian Selznick—his exquisite artistry, experimentation with form and narrative and spellbinding storytelling. It is timed to engage visitors with Selznick’s work and themes in anticipation of his May 8 lecture and May 9 family program at the library; visit dclibrary.org/selznick for details.
lotus flower

Soothing Sunday Yoga

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

1:30 p.m.
Presented by Jenny of Yoga Activist, this class is perfect for beginners, featuring soothing Hatha yoga and meditation. No one under 18.  Please bring your own mat or towel. Session takes place in the sunny story time room on the first floor.  
LLL2B

Library Lovers Like to Bike During National Bike Month!

Petworth Library

1:30 p.m.
Find out just how many library lovers really like to bike as we celebrate National Bike Month in May 2015! A special bike-to-storytime program is planned in Northeast D.C. and in Northwest D.C., at the beginning and ending of the month!   Saturday, May 2, 9:30-11:30 a.m.: Bicyclists of all ages will meet at Southeast Neighborhood Library by 10 a.m. for a ride to Northeast Neighborhood Library, where we will join other Ward 6 families and enjoy an outdoor celebration with stories, crafts and snacks!
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Our City Festival Film Screening: 'Shepherd Park: Past and Present'

Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library

1:30 p.m.
Shepherd Park: Past and Present (26 Minutes)Walter Gottlieb This short documentary tells the story of a once exclusively white community that became one of, if not the, city's first truly integrated suburbs. Childhood resident and filmmaker, Walter Gottlieb, explores how its unique past shapes its diverse present.

I Made It Myself

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

2 p.m.
All ages arts and crafts.
Our City Festival Logo

Our City Festival Film Screening: 'Shepherd Park: Past and Present'

Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library

2 p.m.
Shepherd Park: Past and Present (26 Minutes)Walter Gottlieb This short documentary tells the story of a once exclusively white community that became one of, if not the, city's first truly integrated suburbs. Childhood resident and filmmaker, Walter Gottlieb, explores how its unique past shapes its diverse present.
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Our City Festival Film Screening: 'Ready to Play'

Georgetown Library

2 p.m.
Ready to Play (61 Minutes) Jennifer Crescenzo Over the last 15 years, Coach "Crash" Crescenzo has taken a passion for baseball and built a neighborhood institution, the D.C. Glover Park Co-Ed Softball League. As administrations come and go, the softball league keeps bringing neighbors out to play ball and keeps a changing community connected.
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Our City Festival Film Screening: St. Elizabeth's Hospital

Parklands-Turner Library

2 p.m.
Lens and Pens: Art in an Unexpected Place (30 Minutes) Deborah Schull This documentary is about a photography program that is run by volunteers at St. Elizabeth's Hospital. St. Elizabeth's Hospital: A Brief History (9 Minutes)

Crafts & Coloring

Francis A. Gregory Library

2 p.m.
Sunday 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. 

Family Funday Sunday

Mt. Pleasant Library

2 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.  
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Our City Festival Film Screening: 'The Game Comes Home' and 'One Punch at a Time'

Southwest Library

2 p.m.
The Game Comes Home (1 Hour 26 Minutes)  Jeffrey Herberger With Major League Baseball back in the nation's Capital after a void of nearly forty years, this documentary chronicles the legendary stories of Washington baseball through the family members of great players, the writers and sportscasters who have and still cover the games, and the fans who have never gone away.
everyone is a superhero

Summer Reading Kick-Off

Rosedale Library

2 p.m.
Hey Teens, Children and Adults: Join us for our annual Superman celebration. Come participate with us in some fun activities, bring your family or a friend, to these programs:Original 1978 Superman MovieSunday, May 30 -- 2 p.m.Super Hero Story-TimeTuesday, June 1 -- 4:30-5:15 p.m.Super CAPES
Come to STEAM Team at MLK Library

STEAM Team

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

2 p.m.
Are you interested in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and/or Mathematics? Join us to design, construct, discover, create, and so much more! Topics change from week to week, so give us a call to ask about a certain week's plan at 202-727-1248. Ages 6-12 in the Children's Room.

Sunday Cinema

Anacostia Library

2 p.m.
Please join us in the Anacostia Neighborhood Library children's program room for our weekly showing of a children's movie.