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    Summer Reading

Thursday, July 31, 2014

1:30 p.m.

children with goggles onThis summer come learn about Bioscience!
 
Build models of plant and animal cells and learn how they are similar and different. Discover why cells are important for life. Use magnifying glasses to examine everyday things up close and microscopes to look inside the cells of plants and animals. Learn about bacteria and find out why some bacteria are helpful and others are harmful.
 
Advance registration required. Registration begins June 1. Come to the library to register or call 202-541-6351 for more information. Space is limited.
 
1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Level I (Grades 2-3)
3- 4 p.m. Level II (Grades 4-6)
 
GSK Science in the Summer is a free science education program sponsored by GSK, in partnership with AAAS and the DC Public Library.
 

1:30 p.m.

Japan America LogoThe Japan-American Society of Washington DC  packs a little bit of Japan in a suitcase and brings it to area children. This interactive program promotes understanding of Japan and Japanese culture to children through hands-on activities, games and demonstrations. 

Children ages 6-12 are welcome to join the fun.

2:00 p.m.

Reptiles Alive! logoGet an exciting introduction to the world of reptiles. Learn snake secrets and laugh at lizard stories and turtle tales. Featured animals may include a boa constrictor, tortoise, exotic lizards and other amazing animals.
 

2:30 p.m.

scientistJoin us on Thursday afternoon this summer for fun experiments.  

Open to all ages.


2:30 p.m.

Kids Creating CraftsLet your creative juices flow by drawing pictures, making cards, or creating comics.

3:00 p.m.

A Day with Wilbur Robinson book coverCome to the library and enjoy a double feature...we will read A Day with Wilbur Robinson and then watch the movie that was inspired by the book. Bring your blankets, snacks and imagination as we become Reel Readers.

For more information about this program, please call (202) 698-0183.

3:00 p.m.

Harry Potter Party at Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial LibraryCome to the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library for a party to celebrate the birthday of Harry Potter, one of the greatest literary characters ever! 
Test your HP knowledge in Teen Space and win Prizes.
Play Wizard Chess in the Children’s Room and  enjoy tasty snacks. 
Watch the latest Harry Potter movie to see the final battle against He Who Must Not Be Named. 
Do a Harry Potter craft and earn prizes in the summer reading program for youth or for teens.
 
Ages 6-19

3:30 p.m.

duct tape craftEarn your Teen Summer Reading Badges at the library! Each workshop will highlight a different activity badge. Snacks will be provided. 










Spark a Reaction this summer to win prizes!

Check our calendar for more events at your library. 

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

4:00 p.m.

Movie Image Image of Digital DIY BadgeSTEM Badge Image

Teens will create Vine or Instagram videos using weird props & DIY backdrops on their own mobile devices or a library iPad.  Earn the STEM and Digital DIY Badges at this event. 
 
Spark a Reaction this summer to win prizes! 
 
Check our calendar for more events at your library. 
 
Click here for complete info about the Library’s Summer Reading Programs and sponsors.  

4:00 p.m.

Spark a Reaction Logo and Badges

Stop by the Teen Space at Mt. Pleasant Neighborhood Library all July and August and earn badges for Teen Summer Reading. On Wednesdays we will always have an activity relating to blue badges and on Thursdays we do yellow. 1 Yellow + 1 Blue = Free Chipotle. 2 Yellow + 2 Blue = Nats tickets and a chance to win big!

Spark a Reaction
 this summer to win prizes!
 
Check our calendar for more events at your library. 
 
Click here for complete info about the Library’s Summer Reading Programs and sponsors. 


4:00 p.m.

In the not-too-distant future, planet Earth has come under attack from a malevolent race of aliens known as the Formics. Incredibly, fearless International Fleet Commander Mazer Rackham sends them fleeing back into the stars, becoming a living legend in the process. But decorated Colonel Hyrum Graff knows that the Formics will soon return even stronger than they were before, and he's determined to find a new hero who can meet them head on. Upon being recruited into Battle School, Ender partakes in a grueling series of simulations, effortlessly mastering every challenge presented to him. Celebrated by his peers and respected by his superiors, Ender is quickly promoted to Command School, where the one and only Mazer Rackham provides him with the knowledge and tools needed to save mankind from certain extinction. As the final battle approaches, Ender prepares to embrace his destiny as one of the greatest heroes in the history of planet Earth. PG-13. 114 minutes. 2013.

Spark a Reaction this summer to win prizes

Check our calendar for more events at your library.

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

6:30 p.m.

movieTake a magic carpet ride to a whole new world. Come watch and sing along to this fun movie. Bring food and pillows to add to your enjoyment. The full schedule of our summer sing-a-long movie series can be found here

For more information, call 202-727-1449.

7:00 p.m.

Summer Reading lightbulbWe all use public space every day.  It’s where we walk to work, ride our bike or walk the dog, sip a latte at a sidewalk café, or sit on a bench to ponder a proposed commemorative work, zoning case, building modernization, security plan, or community concern.  Almost every project we review in the District has the potential to impact the physical form or use of this tremendous public asset.    The District’s public space regulations reinforce several big ideas that make public space one of the most important elements that give our city its park-like character and image.  It sets Washington, DC, apart from other urban municipalities.  

Please join Chris Shaheen from the DC Office of Planning to learn about the history of our public space, how its evolution over the past 200 years has defined the District, what regulations we have that protect and maintain this resource, and what we can do to ensure our traditions for using public space continue into the 21st century.

7:00 p.m.

Read along with us this summer as we highlight our science collection and pick your poison, fact or fiction?

Science Fact:
July 31, 7 p.m. - A discussion of the book The Poisoner's Handbook by Deborah Blum

Science Fiction:
August 12, 7 p.m. - A screening of The Time Traveler's Wife based on the book by Audrey Niffenegger

Friday, August 1, 2014

10:30 a.m.

Arianna Ross playing fluteStory Teller Arianna Ross will present the program Earth Adventure. Travel around the earth using your imagination, voice and body. Discover the many magical mysteries of this amazing earth.  Whether you swim in the ocean, hike in the mountains, play in a park or dance in a river, you can hear the earth’s special symphony singing your ears.        

Ages 6- 12

11:00 a.m.

Andres Salguero imageSing, shake and sound out rhythms while trying regional Latin dances and practicing Spanish words. Dance to La Bamba, discover the colors in Spanish and meet friends of all kinds, including an iguana named Juana!

For ages birth -- 5.

2:00 p.m.

Andres Salguero imageSing, shake and sound out rhythms while trying regional Latin dances and practicing Spanish words. Dance to La Bamba, discover the colors in Spanish and meet friends of all kinds, including an iguana named Juana!

For ages birth -- 5.

2:00 p.m.

google maker campFrancis Gregory Library is now a site for Maker Camp from Google and Make: magazine! Every Monday, Tuesday, and Friday, we will be watching a team of makers as they build awesome projects, go on epic virtual "field trips", and interview the world's coolest makers. 

MakerCamp starts at 2 p.m. in the large meeting room upstairs. All kids and teens below the age of 18 welcome. Go to the Maker Camp website for a daily schedule. Call 202-698-6373 with any questions. 

2:30 p.m.

Watching movies with popcornChill and relax as we watch children and family movies.

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.

Children will experiment with glow in the dark paint and watch the effect of the sun on the painted frame and then see the reaction of the paint when exposed to black light.

Saturday, August 2, 2014

10:30 a.m.

A program full of hands-on science fun for preschool children ages 3-5.

Explore more children's Summer Reading events in the calendar.

12:00 p.m.

library-con logo

Library-Con is a multigenerational programming event that will provide information and expose the world of anime/manga, comics, Star Wars, and TV production to library customers of all ages! Come out and connect with the  community through culturally based activities, forums, and crafts held throughout the library.

Time: 
12 noon - 4 p.m.

Programs:
  • Star War Family Story Times
  • Local Comic Book Author Talks
  •  Movies Based on Anime/Comic Books
  • Crafts
  • Cosplay Contest
  • Trading Card Game Tournaments
  • And Much More

Parking:
There is a limited amount of parking in the Petworth Neighborhood Library parking lot.  Additional parking is available on Iowa Avenue NW.  The Petworth Neighborhood Library is also in walking distance of the Georgia Ave./Petworth Metro station.

Restaurants:
Click here for a list of restaurants near the Petworth Neighborhood Library.

For more information, please contact the Petworth Neighborhood Library at 202-243-1187

12:30 p.m.

children with goggles onThis summer come learn about Bioscience!
 
Build models of plant and animal cells and learn how they are similar and different. Discover why cells are important for life. Use magnifying glasses to examine everyday things up close and microscopes to look inside the cells of plants and animals. Learn about bacteria and find out why some bacteria are helpful and others are harmful.
 
Advance registration required. Registration begins June 1. Come to the library to register or call 202-727-1248 for more information. Space is limited.
 
12:30 - 2:30 p.m. Level I (Grades 2-3)
3- 5 p.m. Level II (Grades 4-6)
 
GSK Science in the Summer is a free science education program sponsored by GSK, in partnership with AAAS and the DC Public Library.
 

1:00 p.m.

Reptiles Alive! logoGet an exciting introduction to the world of reptiles. Learn snake secrets and laugh at lizard stories and turtle tales. Featured animals may include a boa constrictor, tortoise, exotic lizards and other amazing animals.
 

1:00 p.m.

Beat Club image

Beat Club is a digital music workshop that gives teens the opportunity to create music together in a welcoming environment. Earn the Digital DIY or STEM badges when you participate in this workshop.
 
No previous musical experience is necessary. Using touch-screen digital synthesizers, they play different instruments to create and record songs on-the-fly. Recordings are made available afterwards for free from dcbeatclub.com
 
Spark a Reaction this summer to win prizes!  
 
Check our calendar for more events at your library. 
 
Click here for complete info about the Library’s Summer Reading Programs and sponsors. 
1:00 p.m.

Already finished all the books you were looking forward to reading this summer? Come learn about NoveList and Literature Resource Center, two great digital library resources that can help you find fiction and nonfiction titles and keep you reading for the rest of the season--and all year-round.

2:00 p.m.

Andres Salguero imageSing, shake and sound out rhythms while trying regional Latin dances and practicing Spanish words. Dance to La Bamba, discover the colors in Spanish and meet friends of all kinds, including an iguana named Juana!

For ages birth -- 5.

3:00 p.m.

WOD Anime Club

Visit the Woodridge Library this Summer through September and interact with like-minded otaku in the following activities:


 

  • Episode Viewings
  • Group Discussions
  • Manga Chat
  • Character Debates
  • Recommendations
  • Games
  • and Snacks!!


Join us on each date below or particular weekends at your convenience from 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm.

Saturday, July 19
Saturday, August 2
Saturday, August 16
Saturday, August 30
Saturday, September 13
Saturday, September 27

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.