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Friday, July 31, 2015

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.
caseytrees

Casey Tree Wise Program

Petworth Library

11 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.
maker camp

Maker Camp

Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) Library

12 p.m.
The Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) Library is a Maker Camp siteJuly 6 to Aug. 14, we will be doing exciting experiments and projects:  Mondays, 12-2 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 12-1 p.m. Thursdays, 1-2 p.m
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Free Summer Meals

Anacostia Library

1 p.m.
DC Public Library is participating in the Free Summer Meals Program. Kids and teens eat free lunch July 6 – Aug. 14. No registration required. Lunch will be provided from 1-2:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday.Lunch will be provided at the following locations Monday through Saturday: Anacostia Capital View Dorothy I. Height/Benning William O. Lockridge/Bellevue Lunch will be provided at the following locations Monday through Friday:
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Free Summer Meals

Francis A. Gregory Library

1 p.m.
DC Public Library is participating in the Free Summer Meals Program. Kids and teens eat free lunch July 6 – Aug. 14. No registration required. Lunch will be provided from 1-2:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.Lunch will be provided at the following locations Monday through Friday: Francis A. Gregory Lamond-Riggs Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library Mount Pleasant Petworth Southwest Watha T. Daniel/Shaw
Science at the Cinema

Science at the Cinema

Georgetown Library

2 p.m.
The Georgetown Children's Room will be holding an afternoon of science, followed by a film related to that day's science experiment on Fridays at 2 p.m. beginning in July!   The experiments and films will be appropriate for children ages 4 and older.
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.
Maker Camp

Maker Camp

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

4 p.m.
The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library Teen Space is a Maker Camp site!  From July 6 to Aug. 14, we will be doing exciting experiments and projects Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 4-6 p.m. and Fridays, 4-5:30 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.

Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015

heroheroine

How To Be A Hero: The Sequel!

Petworth Library

11:30 a.m.
"How To Be A Hero: The Sequel" is a fun storytelling, reading, writing and drawing program for our Summer Readers, ages 6 - 9.   Let’s explore the continuing adventures of those superhero “alter egos” and bring the adventures to an exciting end! This program can count towards 1 hour (= 4 colored masks) of Summer Reading credit!    
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Free Summer Meals

Anacostia Library

1 p.m.
DC Public Library is participating in the Free Summer Meals Program. Kids and teens eat free lunch July 6 – Aug. 14. No registration required. Lunch will be provided from 1-2:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday.Lunch will be provided at the following locations Monday through Saturday: Anacostia Capital View Dorothy I. Height/Benning William O. Lockridge/Bellevue Lunch will be provided at the following locations Monday through Friday:
movies

Weekend Movies at Deanwood

Deanwood Library

1 p.m.
Come watch hero movies for children with us! Ages 6-8: 1 p.m. Ages 9-12: 3 p.m.
Baseball America's Pastime

Baseball: America's Pastime, Parts 1 and 2

Northeast Library

1 p.m.
Baseball is everywhere in the summer. Because of this, it has been called "America’s Pastime." But it has a varied and troubled history. It only came to dominate the sport scene gradually and through many crises. Ken Burns has put together a history of this important sport for Americans. Come to a showing of part of this great series and engage in an open discussion of baseball, its heroes, its villains, and its influence on American life. This two-part discussion will be held on Saturday, July 18 and Saturday, Aug. 8.
Nacho Libre Movie Poster

Tenley-Friendship Heroic Summer

Tenley-Friendship Library

2 p.m.
“A Hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.” –Christopher Reeve Join us as we spotlight people that persevere against overwhelming trials and become heroes in their own right.  From the real life to the fantastical, join us as we explore the idea of heroism. Feel free to bring your own snacks and drinks.
Baby Mouse Mad Scientist

Mad Science Saturdays

Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library

3 p.m.
Fun, inquiry-based, hands-on experiments and literacy activities to spark your child's natural interest in science, technology, engineering, arts, math and making a magnificent mess.  Best for children ages 5-12.   
Reading Rebel Badge

Super Summer Book Jam! Ninth Grade Meetups

Mt. Pleasant Library

4:30 p.m.
Meetups for rising ninth graders are on Saturdays in Conference Room #1. We’ll talk about the books you’re reading, eat snacks and participate in a quick workshop to earn a Teen Summer Reading badge! 

Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015

movies

Weekend Movies at Deanwood

Deanwood Library

1 p.m.
Come watch hero movies for children with us! Ages 6-8: 1 p.m. Ages 9-12: 3 p.m.
Annie movie poster

Singalong Movies!

Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library

2 p.m.
Do you love musicals? Do you wish your life were a musical? Here's your chance to burst into song in the library: every Sunday in August we'll be watching movies featuring great songs that are fun to sing along to. All ages are welcome.    Aug. 2 - Annie (2014), rated PG
Reptiles Alive!

Reptiles Alive!

Mt. Pleasant Library

2 p.m.
Meet reptiles from all over the world in this wild, educational show featuring a giant snake, alligator tortoise, monitor lizard and other amazing reptiles. For ages 5 and older.

Monday, Aug. 3, 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!
Under the Sea with Andrew Wilson

Under the Sea with Andrew Wilson

Northwest One Library

10 a.m.
Discover our Chesapeake Bay and see what lives below  the waves in this exciting LIVE! animal presentation.  Meet a blue crab, horseshoe crab, oyster, sea horse and toadfish along with other bay inhabitants. Learn about our local estuary and how it has changed over the centuries. For ages 4-12.
​Blue Sky Puppets

​Blue Sky Puppets

Palisades Library

10:30 a.m.
Laugh and learn with Chester the Pig, who dreams of having Superhero Powers.  The puppet show also celebrates community heroes. For ages 3-6.
makefaces

Mini Makers' Crafternoon

Petworth Library

11 a.m.
Makers come in all shapes, sizes and ages. Too young for Petworth's Google Maker Camp? Come to our Mini Makers' Crafternoon sessions! Children ages 3 to 6 will explore one of our S.T.E.A.M. themes "Fantasy," Farmstead," "Flight" and "Future" using a story and/or a video as inspiration for their special creations. All materials will be supplied, but feel free to contribute your own small toys and odds-and-ends from around the house. Dress for possible mess!
Reptiles Alive!

Reptiles Alive!

Rosedale Library

11 a.m.
Meet reptiles from all over the world in this wild, educational show featuring a giant snake, alligator tortoise, monitor lizard and other amazing reptiles. For ages 5 and older.
maker camp

Maker Camp

Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) Library

12 p.m.
The Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) Library is a Maker Camp siteJuly 6 to Aug. 14, we will be doing exciting experiments and projects:  Mondays, 12-2 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 12-1 p.m. Thursdays, 1-2 p.m
Free Summer Meals Logo

Free Summer Meals

Francis A. Gregory Library

1 p.m.
DC Public Library is participating in the Free Summer Meals Program. Kids and teens eat free lunch July 6 – Aug. 14. No registration required. Lunch will be provided from 1-2:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.Lunch will be provided at the following locations Monday through Friday: Francis A. Gregory Lamond-Riggs Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library Mount Pleasant Petworth Southwest Watha T. Daniel/Shaw
Free Summer Meals Logo

Free Summer Meals

Anacostia Library

1 p.m.
DC Public Library is participating in the Free Summer Meals Program. Kids and teens eat free lunch July 6 – Aug. 14. No registration required. Lunch will be provided from 1-2:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday.Lunch will be provided at the following locations Monday through Saturday: Anacostia Capital View Dorothy I. Height/Benning William O. Lockridge/Bellevue Lunch will be provided at the following locations Monday through Friday:
Caricature

Create Your Own Superhero

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

1 p.m.
Blending concepts of figure drawing, fashion illustration and anatomy, this workshop allows you to stretch your imagination. Your unique super hero/heroine is created through the selection and creation of body types, head wear, shields, logos, hand wear, sleeves, leg wear, footwear, super powers, logos, accessories and hairstyles. Led by artist Rajan Sedalia, this workshop will reveal the hero within you.

Hypnotizers

Southeast Library

2 p.m.
Create spinning, glowing light machines that hypnotize and stun your friends and foes!   Use motors, LEDs, batteries and simple circuitry to invent the machine of your dreams. All projects go home!
Reptiles Alive!

Reptiles Alive!

Woodridge Library

2 p.m.
Meet reptiles from all over the world in this wild, educational show featuring a giant snake, alligator tortoise, monitor lizard and other amazing reptiles. For ages 5 and older.
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.