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Friday, August 22, 2014

1:00 p.m.

2014 Logos

As August draws to a close, we want to end our summer programming with a Fizz...Boom...BANG during our Summer Reading Finale!
Do you enjoy dancing, especially in the company of your friends? Come on, Spark a Reaction, Turn Up and Move! To participate in our "Wii Love to Dance" competition you must register for your age group in advance. Stop by Rosedale Neighborhood Library to sign up for the competition between August 13 – 20, please note that space is limited, so it is first come, first served!
 
Wii Dance1On Friday, August 22nd the "Wii Love To Dance" competition begins at:
1 p.m. for 8 - 11 year olds,
2 p.m. for 12 - 15 year olds,
and 3 p.m. for 16 - 19 year olds.
Winners of each group will receive the a Chipotle coupon and the title of Rosedale's "Wii Love To Dance Champion"!

parachute play


We will also have age-appropriate activities for our younger friends to enjoy:
1 p.m.: Bubbles and Parachute Play 
2 p.m.: Family Group Games (children and their parents partner to play games like "Water Balloon Catch"; "Red Light, Green Light"; "Simon Says," etc)
3:15 p.m.: S.T.E.A.M. Theme Story Time

We're looking forward to having a blast with you on Friday, August 22!


 
2:00 p.m.

RobotCelebrate the end of summer! From 2-5:30 p.m. we'll have fun activities in the Children's Room including crafts, games, music, and a movie! Don't forget to bring your Summer Reading logs in to claim your prizes! Children of all ages and their families are welcome to attend.

3:00 p.m.

On Fridays at 3 p.m. children will do different science experiments and learn the principles behind them and then watch a related movie. Program will run from July 11 to August 22 (7 programs total) and is appropriate for 6-12 year old children. For information about the next experiment and movie please come by the Georgetown Children's Room and ask a librarian!

3:30 p.m.

Using the concepts of lift, drag, thrust, and gravity, design your own paper glider or plane.  Then, test whose aircraft can stay in the air the longest.  All ages are welcome.  Registration is required.

4:00 p.m.

board gamesTeens are invited to start the weekend off right with a little bit of friendly board game competition. Come on over, set aside the technology and enjoy some good, old-fashioned fun.

Patrons ages 13-19.

Please call 202-698-0183 with any questions.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

10:00 a.m.

Image of a blind man and a young girl reading a print braille bookAdaptive Services Division is accepting applications for their Braille literacy class on Saturdays at 10 a.m. starting August 9, 2014 – September 27, 2014.

This class is for beginning braille users (All ages).

Space is limited. For more information, please call 202-727-2142, or email lbph.dcpl@dc.gov .

10:30 a.m.

Storytime fun for the whole family.

11:00 a.m.

coffee cupDC has more good coffee than ever with gourmet coffee shops popping up every day, and the range of deliciousness is huge. Join us for two Saturdays of fun, guided tasting activities with our friends from Peregrine Espresso and MadCap Coffee. These coffee enthusiasts will explore the finer points of appreciating good coffee. Yum!

12:00 p.m.

Trading Card Meetup logoCan't get enough of Yu-Gi-Oh, Pokemon, or Magic: The Gathering?

Prepare to exhibit your trading card prowess at this day-long event in the Great Hall. Enjoy swapability at the expense of your opponents and win weekly bragging rights. 

Players will meet until 5 p.m. in the lounge area in front of the Digital Commons. Games are open to adults and teens and tournaments will be held twice a year.

So, come one, come all; just come ready.

3:30 p.m.

Gamer's Galore at MLK Library Teen SpaceCome to the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library Teen Space to get your game on every Saturday afternoon.  From our variety of board games and trading card games to our stock of video games for the Nintendo Wii and XBox 360, we have something for everyone to play and enjoy!

Ages 13-19. 

3:30 p.m.

Cover image for Rosie Revere, engineer
Fun, inquiry-based, hands-on experiments and literacy activities to spark your child's natural interest in science, technology, engineering, arts and math.  Best for children ages 5-12 years old.     

Sunday, August 24, 2014

2:00 p.m.




August Movie







After a high speed freeway police chase Madea winds up in front of Judge Mablean.  When the judge learns that the police did not mirandize Madea, she has to be
released but Judge Mablean decides to put Madea in an anger management class.  As soon as Madea returns home, she finds a wild party being hosted by her brother, Joe. 
                                          Madea uses a machine gun to scare the partygoers away.

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.

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.




Monday, August 25, 2014

3:00 p.m.

homework

Math homework got you stumped? Don't have any earthly idea how to spell logorrhea? Come get homework help at the library!

Start the school year off right by getting your homework out of the way. Every Monday there will be a knowledgeable adult here to help you figure out what to do once you've divided something by its circumference. 

Meeting in the Teen Space. 

This program is for students 13 -19.

Check out the online resources for homework help. 

CC image courtesy of Mikael Miettinen on flickr.

4:00 p.m.

Rainbow Duct Tape RosesWant to make great DIY pieces to show off to family and friends?
Come to Art Attack in Teen Space! 
Stop by and make cool crafts while hanging out with friends. We provide the materials, YOU provide the creativity!

Ages 13-19.

Join us for the following special Art Attack programs during the summer months and earn badges as part of the Teen Summer Reading Program: 

June 30: E-textiles: Teens will create LED cuff bracelets using LEDs, batteries, and conductive thread. Earn the STEM and Get Crafty Badges at this event.

July 7: 
Street Art & Fashion: Teens will have an opportunity to make freezer stenciled tees, chalk spray paint art, or graffiti lettering. Earn the Get Crafty Badge at this event.

August 4: 
Engineering-Paper Roller Coasters: Teens will create paper roller coasters using paper, tape, and marbles. Earn the STEM Badge at this event.

August 11: 
Stop Motion Videos: Teens will create Vine or Instagram videos using weird props & DIY backdrops on their own mobile devices or a DCPL iPad. Earn the STEM and Get Crafty Badges at this event.

4:30 p.m.

chessChildren and teens learn winning strategies for playing chess.
Best ages 7- 19

5:00 p.m.

Join us every Monday evening for Teen Night!

Every other week will be fun with video and board games. The rest of the time we'll be doing a variety of activities like watching movies, duct tape crafts, homework help, and more!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

3:00 p.m.

picture of a skullHave you ever watched an episode of Bones or CSI and wondered how the forensic scientists are able to identify someone using just a tooth? Come to the Forensic Mystery Workshop led by educators from the National Museum of Health and Medicine! This program is a science workshop designed to teach teens about forensic science in a hands-on way. Teens will get the chance to examine a set of bones and other evidence to determine the identity of an unknown person. Attend this program and earn the STEM badge.

Spark a Reaction this summer and win prizes!

Click here for more info about the Library's Summer Reading Programs and sponsors.

Ages 11-19.

4:00 p.m.

Come hang out at the library every Tuesday afternoon and relax with the Wii and more!

Check our online calendar for more Teen events at DC Public Library.

Ages 13-19.

6:00 p.m.

Come and participate in the chess club activities at the Anacostia Neighborhood Library. Every Tuesday, engage your chess moves with other players.
This program is open to youth ages 10 to 16.  Call 202-715-7707 for more information.

7:00 p.m.

Summer Reading lightbulbIn the first comprehensive history of the Metro, Zachary M. Schrag tells the story of the Great Society Subway from its earliest rumblings to the present day, from Arlington to College Park, Eisenhower to Marion Barry.  Unlike the pre–World War II rail systems of New York, Chicago, and Philadelphia, the Metro was built at a time when most American families already owned cars, and when most American cities had dedicated themselves to freeways, not subways. Why did the nation's capital take a different path? What were the consequences of that decision?  Join us for a conversation with Prof. Schrag on the social ideas that helped shape the DC Metro system.

Great Hall

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

(All day)

Fizz, Boom, Read!Summer Reading is ongoing from now until August 31st.  Please remember to turn in your reading logs and claim your prizes!  You can also still sign up!

Every child (birth to age 12) who completes and returns their Summer Reading log at Palisades Library will be entered to win special raffle prizes!  We'll draw the lucky winners at our End of Summer Reading Party on Wednesday, September 3rd.

See you at the library!


2:00 p.m.

Book cover artJoin Caire Griffin and the Tenley-Friendship Book Discussion Group for an author talk and discussion on Nowhere To Run.

In Nowhere To RunCalvin, a senior and track star at a Washington, D.C., public high school, has gone to confront Norris, a thug who’s trying to extort protection money from Calvin’s mom. Confident that he can outrun Norris, he hasn’t given the potential outcome enough thought, a mistake Calvin often makes. He’s only saved from violence when his best friend, Deej, comes to his rescue. The deal Deej makes with Norris will come back to haunt Calvin: Norris now “owns” the runner’s knees. The threat is implicit—if Calvin doesn’t cooperate, Norris will destroy his running career. The deliberately ambiguous conclusion will leave engrossed readers weighing Calvin’s options and making their own hard decisions for him. Dialogue, situations, relationships and issues all ring pitch perfectly but ever so discouragingly true.

author photoThe Tenley-Friendship Book Discussion Group meets every last Wednesday of the month, except for November and December, at 2 p.m.. All welcome!

3:30 p.m.

It's Wednesday afternoon; need a mid-week break from the summer heat? Come by the Palisades Library to watch a teen movie!
If you've never been to the Palisades, you can earn your Library Love Badge for Summer Reading

An activity will be available at 3 p.m.; movies will begin at 3:30 p.m. and be rated PG or PG-13. Snacks will be provided.

Wednesday Movie Night film reel












Photo courtesy of popturfdotcom on Flickr.

4:00 p.m.

Anime explosion! : the what? why? & wow! of Japanese animation by Patrick Drazen book coverThe Petworth Anime Club gives teens a place to gather, watch and talk about Japanese animation. Films are shown in Japanese with English subtitles and include classics as well as new releases.

The Anime club will meet on the last Wednesday of every month.

Come check out the latest anime shows and anime/manga magazines or come and share your own fanfiction (writing) and fan art (drawing). 

4:00 p.m.

Naruto. Vol. 60, Kurama / story and art by Masashi Kishimoto book coverThe P.E.T. Clique Anime Club gives teens a place to gather, watch, and talk about Japanese animation. Films are shown in Japanese with English subtitles and include classics as well as new releases.  Come check out the latest anime shows and anime/manga magazines or come and share your own fan fiction (writing) and fan art (drawing).  

Adolescentes, vengan y revisen los últimos espectáculos de las revistas de anime y anime/manga. Vengan a compartir su fan fiction (escritura) y fan art (dibujo).

4:00 p.m.

Explore with a different hands-on Science activity every Wednesday afternoon.  Ages 5+.