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Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015

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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

Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015

Making Zines

Teen Summer Reading - Making Zines

Tenley-Friendship Library

2 p.m.
Learn how to make your very own personal magazine using everyday materials. This program will count for the Awesome Artist badge of the Teen Summer Reading Program. Ages 13-19.
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Art Attack: Pastels

Georgetown Library

4 p.m.
Make pastel masterpieces at Art Attack! Join us and you can receive the Awesome Artist, Crafty Character or Social Superhero Teen Summer Reading badges.
Every Hero has a Story

Crime and Punishment Museum: Bloodstain Pattern Analysis

Mt. Pleasant Library

7 p.m.
Do you love to watch forensic experts and detectives solve cases on TV? Come by the library, where the Crime and Punishment Museum will show you just how true to life those shows are, and find out how crime cases are really solved.
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Downloadable Media Clinics

Georgetown Library

7:30 p.m.
Join us for these special summertime editions of our monthly Downloadable Media Clinics! As always, we will be here to provide one-on-one hands-on assistance with digital library resources, including OverDrive for e-books and e-audio, Zinio for magazines, and Criterion Collection for films.

Friday, Aug. 7, 2015

Words, Beats and Life

Books & Beats

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

11 a.m.
Fridays at the library from 11am - 1 pm! Books & Beats is a weekly outdoor music series in front of the MLK Jr. Memorial Library. Check out a book from the Uni, sign-up for Summer Reading (through August 31) or simply enjoy the beats outside the historic Mies van der Rohe building.

Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015

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Summer Craftacular

Chevy Chase Library

(All day)
Come to the Library for a crafty afternoon in the Teen Space. Materials will be provided to create something awesome! Show us what you did on your Summer Reading profile to earn the Crafty Character badge!
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Family Fun Time: Michael Albert's Art

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

2 p.m.
Meet the artist and author of “An Artist’s America,” Michael Albert brings his unique pop-art style to the library! Learn about his style and technique as he teaches you how to make your own pop art!  Part of DC Public Library's Summer Reading Program, this program is for children of all ages and their families.
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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.

Sunday, Aug. 9, 2015

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Family Craft: Superhero Costumes

Georgetown Library

2 p.m.
Celebrate this year's Summer Reading program, Every Hero Has a Story, by making your own superhero costume.   This program is a fun family program for children and parents of all ages.

Monday, Aug. 10, 2015

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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!
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Reader's Theatre Featuring 'Timothy and the Strong Pajamas'

Mt. Pleasant Library

4 p.m.
Calling all readers! Please join us in the children's room for Reader's Theatre.Timothy and the Strong Pajamas by Viviane Schwarz is the featured piece.

Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2015

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Heroes of Summer

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

3:30 p.m.
Bored? Save yourself from summertime boredom and be the hero of your summer vacation story! Join us Tuesdays at 3:30 p.m. for a different hero-themed activity each week. Come make a superhero cape, create a unique superhero character and light up signal, write letters to your personal hero, and even play the villain.  We will not meet on July 21 and Aug. 4. For children ages 6-12 and their caregivers.
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Neighborhood Heroes: The Homestead Grays and a Changing Washington

Lamond-Riggs Library

7 p.m.
D.C.'s sports history is long and complicated: one of our first baseball teams was the Homestead Grays, a team that played in the Negro Leagues when baseball was a segregated sport. As the city they called home changed in race, class, economics, so did the Homestead Grays. 

Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015

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Teen Book Review Help Session

Georgetown Library

7 p.m.
Did you know you can win an iPad Mini by writing a book review?  Want to win one this summer? Come get help at our book review help session and submit an entry to our Teen Book Review Contest!   Remember: Book review entries are due Aug. 15 and you can receive the Winning Wordsmith Summer Reading Badge and Social Superhero Teen Summer Reading badges.

Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015

DCPL Summer Reading

Crime and Punishment Museum: Bloodstain Pattern Analysis

Chevy Chase Library

7 p.m.
Do you love to watch forensic experts and detectives solve cases on TV? Come by the library, where the Crime and Punishment Museum will show you how the science behind analyzing blood stain patterns really works.

Saturday, Aug. 15, 2015

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Woodridge Anime: End of Summer Schedule

Woodridge Library

3 p.m.
Join Woodridge Anime for manga chat and episode viewings. Come for the snacks, then hangout with like-minded Otaku for these popular shows! 

Monday, Aug. 17, 2015

Every Hero has a Story

City History, City Heroes: None But The Brave: The District's Black Doughboys in the Great War

Southeast Library

7 p.m.
This summer at DC Public Library Summer Reading we're exploring heroes and heroism. Join us to hear about lesser-known stories of heroism from D.C.'s history with local author C.R. Gibbs.

Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015

To Infinity and Beyond!

Palisades Library

3:30 a.m.
In this award-winning film, a toy cowboy and a toy astronaut strike up an unexpected friendship as they face life's challenges together.  Join us for an animated adventure with Woody and Buzz Lightyear!This film is rated G, with an 81-minute run time.

Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015

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Teen Summer Reading - Origami Superheroes

Tenley-Friendship Library

2 p.m.
Learn the basic techniques of Japanese paper folding and create some basic models as well as some special ones based on heroes from popular culture.  Attending this program will count for the Crafty Character Badge of the Teen Summer Reading Program. Ages 13-19.  
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Musical Heroes of D.C.

Northeast Library

7 p.m.
From go-go to punk, D.C.’s history is filled with music. These musical greats left their impression on our city and on other music-makers in D.C. and beyond.
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History/Biography Book Club

Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library

7 p.m.
The History/Biography Book Club meets monthly to discuss books about historical events and figures. Join us June-August to kick off the book club when we'll be exploring the theme of "Every hero has a story" for our summer reading program. 
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City History, City Heroes: Agents of Danger: The Underground Railroad in DC

Lamond-Riggs Library

7 p.m.
This summer at DC Public Library Summer Reading we're exploring heroes and heroism. Join us to hear about lesser-known stories of heroism from D.C.'s history with local author C.R. Gibbs.
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Georgetown Book Club

Georgetown Library

7:30 p.m.
Join the Georgetown Book Club as we discuss Sarah Waters' 2014 novel The Paying Guests. Set in the aftermath of WWI, the novel follows financially burdened Frances Wray as she and her mother take in lodgers whose presence leads to an affair — and a murder.

Monday, Aug. 24, 2015

Every Hero has a Story

Spy Museum Presents: Heroes or Villains?

Anacostia Library

7 p.m.
This summer at the DC Public Library, we're exploring every hero's story. Do you think you can tell the difference between a hero and a villain? 
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Tuskegee Airmen

Takoma Park Library

7 p.m.
Join us to hear a story of history from someone who made it happen. Members of the Tuskegee Airmen, the first African-American men to fly in the U.S. Armed Forces. Despite continued racial discrimination and Jim Crow laws, these brave pilots served our country in World War II. 

Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015

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Neighborhood Heroes: The Homestead Grays and a Changing Washington

Cleveland Park Library

7 p.m.
D.C.'s sports history is long and complicated: one of our first baseball teams was the Homestead Grays, a team that played in the Negro Leagues when baseball was a segregated sport. As the city they called home changed in race, class, economics, so did the Homestead Grays. 
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Twentythirtysomething Book Club (TTBC)

Georgetown Library

7:30 p.m.
Are you a local reader at least 21 years old? Looking for a more casual book club experience? Then join us for Twenty-thirty-something Book Club (TTBC), a book group for younger adults.