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Thursday, July 30, 2015

Science in the Summer participant

Science in the Summer: Level 1

Tenley-Friendship Library

2 p.m.
THIS CLASS IS FULL. In partnership with the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), children will learn about simple machines in a free summer program, GSK Science in the Summer™. They will discover how and why machines can lift huge boulders, build bridges, and pump water.
Maker Camp

Maker Camp

Mt. Pleasant Library

2 p.m.
The Mt. Pleasant Library is a Maker Camp site!  From July 6 to Aug. 14, we will be doing exciting experiments and projects every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 2-4 p.m.  Children ages 8 and older and teens are invited to come join the fun every day of the camp or to just drop in whenever they are free.   No registration is necessary.
Maker Camp

Maker Camp

Georgetown Library

2 p.m.
The Georgetown Library is a Maker Camp site! From July 6 to Aug. 14, we will be doing exciting experiments and projects Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 2:00-4:00 p.m.  Children ages 8 and older and teens are invited to come join the fun every day of the camp or to just drop in whenever they are free.   No registration is necessary.
Music notes

Music Time

Georgetown Library

2 p.m.
The rhythm and rhyme story time. Recommended for ages birth to 5.
maker camp

Maker Camp

Chevy Chase Library

2 p.m.
The Chevy Chase Library is a Maker Camp site! Maker Camp is sponsored by Make: and Google. From July 6 to Aug. 14 we will be doing exciting experiments and projects every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.  Children ages 8 and older and teens are invited to come join the fun every day of the camp or to just drop in whenever they are free.  
Maker Camp

Maker Camp

Benning (Dorothy I. Height) Library

2:30 p.m.
The Benning (Dorothy I. Height) Library is a Maker Camp site! From July 6 to Aug. 14 we will be doing exciting experiments and projects Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 2:30-4:30 p.m.  Children ages 8 and older and teens are invited to come join the fun every day of the camp or to just drop in whenever they are free.   No registration is necessary.
Maker Camp

Maker Camp

Petworth Library

2:30 p.m.
The Petworth Library is a Maker Camp site!  July 6 - Aug. 14, we will be doing exciting experiments and projects every Monday-Thursday, 2:30-4 p.m.  Children eight and above and teens are invited to come join the fun every day of the camp or to just drop in whenever they are free.   No registration is necessary.  
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Lap Time: A Baby Story Time for Infants through Walkers

Cleveland Park Library

2:30 p.m.
Join us every Tuesday and Thursday. There are two sessions each day: 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.
Science in the Summer participant

Science in the Summer: Grades 4-6

Tenley-Friendship Library

3:30 p.m.
THIS CLASS IS FULL.  In partnership with the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), children can learn about simple machines in a free summer program, GSK Science in the Summer™. They will discover how and why machines can lift huge boulders, build bridges, and pump water.
Sciencebob

Mini Maker

Parklands-Turner Library

3:30 p.m.
Join the library staff as we encourage you to create, experiment, and design.  On selected days between July 6 and Aug. 14, The Parklands-Turner Neighborhood Library will host fun and exciting experiments and projects. Children and teens ages 8 to 16 should arrive in the children's room 3:30-5:30 p.m to participate. Call ahead for more information: 202-645-4532
Maker Camp

Maker Camp

Cleveland Park Library

3:30 p.m.
The Cleveland Park Neighborhood Library is a Maker Camp site!   From July 6 - Aug. 14, 2015, we will be doing exciting experiments and projects Monday through Friday, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Children ages 8 and older and teens up to age 16 are invited to come join the fun every day of the camp or to just drop in whenever they are free.   No registration is necessary.
Picture of the French flag

French Films for Children

Cleveland Park Library

4 p.m.
This program is for children of all ages. On Thursdays, from June 25 through Aug. 6, we will be showing French films that last approximately 30 minutes, occasionally there will be multiple short films each lasting between 10 and 15 minutes.
Assorted LEGO bricks

LEGO Club!

Woodridge Library

4 p.m.
Drop by and build during our weekly LEGO club! Create a skyscraper, a pirate ship, or whatever your mind can dream up. Best for ages 5-12.

Chess for Kids

Cleveland Park Library

5 p.m.
Weekly chess instruction for kids of all ages. Our master chess instructor will guide you from learning the basics to advancing your level of skill. Made possible by the Friends of the Cleveland Park Library.
Book cover for "Harry Potter and the CHamber of Secrets" by JK Rowling

Wizard Week Movie!

Palisades Library

5:30 p.m.
It's Wizard Week at Palisades Library! In celebration of JK Rowling's and Harry Potter's birthdays, join us for a special screening of the film based on Rowling's Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets!This film is rated PG, with a 161 minute run time.
chess pieces

Learn to Play Chess

Deanwood Library

6 p.m.
It's your move! Learn to play chess, improve your game, or practice your moves with other players. This drop-in group is open to all ages and experience levels and meets every Tuesday and Thursday at 6 p.m.
Harry Potter

Pajama Movie Night

Tenley-Friendship Library

6:30 p.m.
A young wizard finds friends and adventure at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. View trailer

Pajama Story Time

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

7 p.m.
All ages story time. Join us in your pajamas!
Boy superhero and books!

Hero Stories

Mt. Pleasant Library

7 p.m.
Grab your sleepy toy, wear your pajamas and join us for an all ages story time with singing, dancing, and lots of fun! Every Thursday in the Children’s Room at 7 p.m.  
children around the globe

Multilingual PJ Story Time

Chevy Chase Library

7 p.m.
Every Thursday evening, put on your pajamas, bring a stuffed animal, and join us for a family story time in multiple languages. We will wind down the day with stories, songs, and rhymes from around the world. This program is for all ages.

Friday, July 31, 2015

Baby with book

Baby Lapsit Storytime

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

10 a.m.
Come read, sing and play with your baby at the library! This story time is held in the Children's Room on the second floor of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library. For children ages birth to 1 and their caregivers. See you there!
Music time

Music time

Cleveland Park Library

10 a.m.
Children sing and move to the music and have a hands on opportunity to play musical instruments.
chess instruction for seniors adults

Chess Instruction for Senior Adults

Woodridge Library

10 a.m.
Come and enjoy this “brain game” with other seniors. Learn basic instruction and strategies for playing chess. Ages 50 and older.
caseytrees

Casey Tree Wise Program

Petworth Library

10 a.m.
TreeWise is Casey Trees’ nature- and place-based summer education program, developed to get youth outdoors, interacting with and appreciating trees. Youth participants engage in fun, hand-on activities including scavenger hunts, leaf and bark rubbings, tree identification and water relays — tailored to be age-appropriate for ages 6-10. There will be two different sessions, one at 10 a.m. and the other at 11a.m.  Each session is an hour long.

Baby and Toddler Lap Time

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

10 a.m.
Early literacy program for ages birth to 2 years. This is a ticketed, first-come, first-served program.
Family Story Time

Family Story Time

Palisades Library

10:30 a.m.
Story time fun for the whole family! Come in and enjoy family-friendly stories, songs, movement and rhymes.  Click here to learn about what to expect at Story Time.

Baby and Toddler Lap Time

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

10:30 a.m.
Early literacy program for ages birth to 2 years. This is a ticketed, first-come, first-served program.

Preschool Story Time

Tenley-Friendship Library

10:30 a.m.
Join us for stories, songs, and rhymes. For children ages of 3 to 5 years old. Tickets are required to attend this program and are available at the Children’s Desk 30 minutes before the start of the program. 

Baby-Toddler Story Time

Francis A. Gregory Library

10:30 a.m.
An early literacy lap-sit program that combines sharing stories, songs, rhythm activities and baby bounces. A short socialization playtime follows the books and music program. For ages birth to 24 months.
Book worm

Preschool Story Time

Southeast Library

11 a.m.
Interactive story time with songs, rhymes, and books, for children ages 2-5 and their caregivers. Free tickets are required due to limited space. Tickets are distributed beginning 30 minutes before each story time on a first-come, first-served basis. Have a group? Please call ahead of time to make special arrangements.