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Friday, August 22, 2014

1:00 p.m.

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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.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

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!

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.




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.

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!

4:00 p.m.

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

7:00 p.m.

book cover artJoin the Young Prose Book Meetup for a discussion of Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides.

The tale of a gene that passes down through three generations of a Greek-American family and flowers in the body of a teenage girl. In the spring of 1974, Calliope Stephanides, a student at a girls' school in Grosse Pointe, finds herself drawn to a chain-smoking, strawberry blond classmate with a gift for acting. The passion that furtively develops between them - along with Callie's failure to develop - leads Callie to suspect that she is not like other girls. In fact, she is not really a girl at all. The explanation for this shocking state of affairs takes us out of suburbia- back before the Detroit race riots of 1967, before the rise of the Motor City and Prohibition, to 1922, when the Turks sacked Smyrna and Callie's grandparents fled for their lives. Back to a tiny village in Asia Minor where two lovers, and one rare genetic mutation, set in motion the metamorphosis that will turn Callie into a being both mythical and perfectly real: a hermaphrodite.

The Young Prose Book Meetup is a casual and friendly book Meetup for young professionals in DC between the ages of 21 and 35 who like discussing books and drinking beer! We usually meet on the last Wednesday evening of each month at Kitty O'sheas DC in Tenleytown. Please RSVP to victor.benitez@dc.gov or visit http://www.meetup.com/youngprose.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

4:00 p.m.

book cover for Oblivion by Anthony HorowitzOn a spectacular future Earth that has evolved beyond recognition, one man's confrontation with the past will lead him on a journey of redemption and discovery as he battles to save mankind. PG-13. 126min. 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.

7:00 p.m.

Energize DCThe DC Public Library and Pepco are working together this summer to present classes  at your local library about energy management. As part of this program, our library branches will be holding educational classes designed to help you take control of your energy use. You will learn how to use Pepco’s online energy management tools and create personalized energy management plans. You’ll also learn simple and helpful ideas to help you save money and energy in your home. Click here to view the schedule of these energy education classes.

As part of Energize DC, our local libraries will also be distributing children’s activity pages and fun giveaways as part of the Summer Reading Series. Ask your local library how to get copies. Learn more about Energize DC at takecontroldc.com

7:30 p.m.

Twentythirtysomething Book Club (T.T.B.C.)Are you a local reader between the ages of 21 and 35? Looking for a more casual book club experience? Then join us for Twentythirtysomething Book Club (T.T.B.C.), a new book group for younger adults.

Our August selection is I Am Malala, the recent nonfiction book by Malala Yousafzai, the education advocate from Pakistan who was shot by the Taliban in 2012, miraculously recovered, and remains dedicated to education and additional humanitarian causes.

We will be meeting at breadsoda (2233 Wisconsin Ave. NW) in Glover Park.
 
For more information, check out our MeetUp page or email erika.rydberg@dc.gov or julia.strusienski@dc.gov.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

2:00 p.m.

Come hear about the science and implications of climate change from Benjamin Cash, a research scientist at the Center for Ocean-Land-Atmosphere Studies.

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.     

Sunday, August 31, 2014

(All day)

Boy and Robot reading togetherToday is the official last day of Summer Reading.  If you haven't turned in your reading log, please bring it in and get your prizes!  

We'll be drawing winners for our Children's Summer Reading raffles at the End of Summer Reading Party on September 3rd. 

Thank you participating, and we hope to see you soon!

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.

A strategic chess moveJoin us every other Sunday this summer for Chess, Scrabble, Uno and more! As part of our Summer Reading initiative we will be hosting regular game days for our patrons to relax and play games with each other and with staff members.

Because sometimes you just want to PLAY! Soak up the A/C and check off your summer reading "Fun & Games" block with us.



Tuesday, September 2, 2014

4:00 p.m.

DC Job Seekers LogoTeens, the Teens of Distinction application deadline is fast approaching.

The Teen Job Seekers Clinic will help with resume and application prep, and provide helpful tips for the interview process.

Click here
 for more information on Teen of Distinction opportunities at the library.   

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

3:30 p.m.

Fizz, Boom, Read!Come celebrate the completion of Summer Reading with crafts, games, and refreshments.  We'll also draw the winners for the Summer Reading raffles!  

Thank you for participating in Summer Reading in the Palisades!

4:00 p.m.

DC Job Seekers LogoTeens, the Teens of Distinction application deadline is fast approaching.

The Teen Job Seekers Clinic will help with resume and application prep, and provide helpful tips for the interview process.

Click here
 for more information on Teen of Distinction opportunities at the library.   

Thursday, September 4, 2014

4:00 p.m.

DC Job Seekers LogoTeens, the Teens of Distinction application deadline is fast approaching.

The Teen Job Seekers Clinic will help with resume and application prep, and provide helpful tips for the interview process.

Click here
 for more information on Teen of Distinction opportunities at the library.