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Saturday, May 30, 2015

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.

Sunday, May 31, 2015

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.
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.
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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.
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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.  
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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!

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.  

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. 
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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.

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.
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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.

I Made It Myself

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

2 p.m.
All ages arts and crafts.
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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)

Sunday Crafts

Palisades Library

2:30 p.m.
Please join us every Sunday at the Palisades Library for crafts in the Children's Room! All ages are welcome and crafts will run from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Let's have fun crafting at the library!
Our City Festival Logo

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

Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library

2:30 p.m.
This short documentary (26 minutes) 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 filmmakers, Walter Gottlieb, explores how its unique past shapes its diverse present.

Board Game Afternoon

Northwest One Library

3 p.m.
Join us at every Sunday afternoon to play fun board games against your friends or learn chess! For kids 10 and older.

Sunday Stories

Cleveland Park Library

3:30 p.m.
A program incorporating different formats for stories, from songs and movement to books and rhymes. All ages are welcome to participate, but the program is specifically targeted for ages 3 to 8.

Monday, June 1, 2015

Image of an open book, and "Every hero has a story" slogan

Summer Reading!

Palisades Library

(All day)
Summer Reading is currently ongoing -- don't miss out on all the fun! Stop by the Children's Desk to sign up and get started earning prizes!
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.

Baby & Toddler Story Time

Northeast Library

10 a.m.
An early literacy program that combines doing fingerplays, sharing stories, songs, dances, rhythm activities and baby bounces.  For ages birth to 2. Please call 202-698-0183 with any questions. Story time takes place on the Lower Level.

Baby/Toddler Story Time

West End Library

10 a.m.
Regularly scheduled story time for babies and toddlers.

Computer Basics

Benning (Dorothy I. Height) Library

10 a.m.
In this course, students learn the parts of the computer, mouse basics, typing, Internet search and electronic mail. This two-hour class meets twice per week for six weeks.  Prerequisite: none. Pre-registration is required. To register for classes, please call Byte Back at 202-529-3395 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.   When registration is closed, you may contact Byte Back to join our calling list. ByteBack will call all interested students next time registration begins.  

Toddler Story Time

Rosedale Library

10 a.m.
Story time recommended for children between the ages of 0 - 3. We'll read stories from the library's collection, sing songs, encourage flexibility and fun with fingerplays, and engage in other play to encourage early literacy!

Computer Basics

Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) Library

10 a.m.
In this course, students learn the parts of the computer, mouse basics, typing, Internet search and electronic mail. This two-hour class meets twice per week for six weeks.  Prerequisite: none. Pre-registration is required. To register for classes, please call Byte Back at 202-529-3395 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.   When registration is closed, you may contact Byte Back to join our calling list. ByteBack will call all interested students next time registration begins.  

Wonderful Ones

Cleveland Park Library

10 a.m.
Weekly storytime with stories, music and songs for 1-year-old children. Second session at 11 a.m.
Preschool Story Time

Preschool Story Time

Palisades Library

10:30 a.m.
Join us for stories, songs, and rhymes selected especially for ages 1-5, when children are first beginning to learn the framework for reading. Click here to learn about what to expect at Story Time.
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Preschool Story Time

Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) Library

10:30 a.m.
Stories through books and flannel board tales with lots of action rhymes and fingerplays abound for this half hour event for ages 2 to 3.