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Saturday, May 30, 2015

Every Hero Has a Story

Every Hero Has a Storybook

Northeast Library

(All day)
As part of DC Public Library's system-wide kickoff for Summer Reading, come to Northeast Library. Check out books about some of Northeast staff's favorite heroes, on display for the day. Then tell us about your favorite heroes. Fill out a word bubble, take a picture of yourself with it, and post it to social media using #whoisyourhero.
Superhero Mask

Summer Reading Kick-Off

Northeast Library

(All day)
Celebrate the kick-off of summer reading with a bang! Join the Northeast library staff for fun activities to help get the Summer Reading Program swinging. This year's theme is "Every Hero Has A Story."   Hero storytime 10:30 a.m. second floor 0-5 years Make Your Own Masks
Image of an open book, and "Every hero has a story" slogan

Sign up for Summer Reading!

Palisades Library

(All day)
Sign up for Summer Reading, and join us for an action-packed summer! Summer Reading officially begins today, and runs through the end of August. Sign up today, and start earning prizes!
DCPL Summer Reading

Summer Reading Kickoff Celebration

Southeast Library

10 a.m.
Join your Southeast Neighborhood Library to celebrate the start of Summer Reading!  10 a.m. to 12 p.m.: All ages can enjoy hero-themed crafts and activities, plus snacks and a superhero photo booth 11 a.m.: Hero story time for families with children ages 0-8. 
Every Hero Has a Story

Summer Reading Kick-Off

Mt. Pleasant Library

10 a.m.
Celebrate the start of Summer Reading with us! This year, our theme is "Every Hero Has a Story." Our kick-off celebration will take place during our regularly scheduled Saturday LEGOs! program 10 a.m.-12 p.m. in the Children's Room on the second floor. Come build a LEGO city and a superhero to save the day! Plus, sign up for Summer Reading and start earning prizes!
summmer reading 2015

Summer Reading Kick-Off Celebration

Woodridge Library

10 a.m.
Enjoy activities for all ages - arts and crafts, scavenger hunts, freebies, drawing for book sacks, balloon pop for prizes, view a super hero film and maybe a visit from our neighborhood heroes! Come in and sign up! Don't forget your library cards to help you travel through a summer of fantastic good reads. Visit your local library for programs and activities or head to DC Public Library's Summer Reading headquarters for more information.
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Summer Reading Kickoff

Petworth Library

10:30 a.m.
Join us on the front lawn to play parachute games and sign up for Summer Reading! Each child will get to choose a book to keep.  This program is for children of all ages.
Super Family Story Time

Super Family Story Time

Tenley-Friendship Library

10:30 a.m.
To kick off Summer Reading, join us for this special Family Story Time, featuring books, songs, and other fun about heroes.  While you are at the library, sign up for Summer Reading. Also, make superhero-themed crafts following story time.   This year's Summer Reading theme is Every Hero Has a Story. 
Every Hero Has A Story

Summer Reading Kick Off: Superhero Craft Day

Tenley-Friendship Library

11:15 a.m.
Calling all superheroes! Come help us celebrate the launch of Summer Reading. We will be making superhero-themed crafts, such as masks and logos. Take pictures in your disguise in front of our photo booth. 
Every Hero Has a Story

Summer Reading Kick-Off

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

12 p.m.
Holy surprise party, Batman! The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library Summer Reading Kickoff is almost here! Come out to your favorite downtown library for music, DJs, food trucks, superheroes and more!
Every Hero Has A Story

Summer Reading Kick-Off

Georgetown Library

2 p.m.
Celebrate the start of this year's summer reading program! This year's theme is Every Hero Has A Story. Attendees of all ages can sign up for summer reading, and there will be crafts and a movie for children, as well as activities for teens and adults. Open to all ages.
Image of an open book, and "Every hero has a story" slogan

Summer Reading Kick-off

Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library

3:30 p.m.
It's a bird. It's a plane. It's... a Superhero Party! This year's summer reading theme is "Every hero has a story" and to celebrate we're hosting an all-ages superhero party to kick it off. There will be activities and prizes for kids, teens, and adults, including a movie, "pin the cape on the superhero," and more. Most important, get signed up for summer reading!

Monday, June 1, 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!
Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Summer Book Club: 'Diary of a Wimpy Kid'

Woodridge Library

4 p.m.
Calling all Diary of a Wimpy Kid fans! Please join the Woodridge Library on the above date and time as we open Summer Reading 2015! With your library card, you can checkout the first title within the series while supplies last.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

mmm....burrito...

Books & Bites at MLK

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

11 a.m.
The Library is happy to announce the return of Books & Bites!Join us each Wednesday, beginning June 3, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. in front of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library. You can purchase a unique and tasty meal from a food truck, check out the latest hot titles, watch movies from our Criterion collection and sign up for Summer Reading! 

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Every Hero has a Story

Neighborhood Heroes: Women Writers of the Harlem Renaissance in D.C.

Rosedale Library

7 p.m.
Kim Roberts, D.C. poet, editor of Beltway Poetry Quarterly, and local literary historian, will share some lesser-known history of women writers who were active in Washington, D.C. during the Harlem Renaissance. Come learn about these local heroes and the history they lived. 

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Image of a "Top Secret" stamp

Children's Movie

Palisades Library

3:30 p.m.
Hiro and his robot Baymax team up with friends to form a band of high-tech heroes!   Rated PG, 102 minutes While you're at the library, don't forget to sign up for Summer Reading!

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Cover image of Redeployment

Georgetown Book Club

Georgetown Library

7:30 p.m.
Join the Georgetown Book Club as we discuss Phil Klay's short story collection -- and winner of the 2014 National Book Award for Fiction -- Redeployment. The collection explores U.S. soldiers' experiences serving in Iraq and Afghanistan and returning home. Questions? Email julia.strusienski@dc.gov.

Monday, June 22, 2015

summer crafts

Summer Crafts

Deanwood Library

2 p.m.
Summertime crafts for children ages 7-10.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Crafty Character Badge

Crafty Character Mask Making Party

Georgetown Library

2 p.m.
Join us for a Superhero Mask Making Party and gain your Crafty Character Summer Reading badge. 

Sunday, June 28, 2015

mask

Sunday Craft: Superhero Masks

Georgetown Library

2 p.m.
This summer Every Hero has a Story! Join us for a special summer reading craft.  We will make super hero masks for children and their parents.  This program is appropriate for people of all ages.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

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Make Your Own Graphic Novel

Georgetown Library

4 p.m.
Learn how to make your own graphic novel and receive the Writing Warrior or Awesome Artist badges for the Summer Reading Program!

Thursday, July 9, 2015

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Fan Fiction Workshop

Georgetown Library

7 p.m.
Have you ever written fan fiction? Learn how and get tips from a writer! Join us for a superhero themed fan fiction writing workshop and you can receive the Writing Warrior or Awesome Artist Teen Summer Reading Badges.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Scot Pilgrim

Teen Trivia and A Movie

Georgetown Library

6:30 p.m.
Join us for Teen Trivia and a Movie! This month, to celebrate our summer reading theme, Every Hero Has a Story, we will be reading, playing trivia and watching Scot Pilgrim by Bryan O'Malley.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Georgetown Book Club

Georgetown Library

7:30 p.m.
Join the Georgetown Book Club as we discuss William Faulkner's classic novel The Sound and

Saturday, July 18, 2015

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Art Attack: Duct Tape Wallets

Georgetown Library

2 p.m.
Come Get Your Craft On at Teen Art Attack. You can make duct tape wallets and more and receive the Crafty Character Teen Summer Reading Badge.

Sunday, July 19, 2015

superhero mural

Family Craft: Superhero Murals

Georgetown Library

2 p.m.
Come get your craft on at our monthly Family Craft program. This month, we will be making superhero murals to celebrate our Summer Reading Program, Every Hero Has a Story.

Saturday, July 25, 2015

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Villainry: Get in the Mind of Your Favorite Villain!

Georgetown Library

2 p.m.
Get in the mind of your favorite villain: How do villains think? How should they be portrayed?   Join us for an afternoon of villain poetry at the Georgetown Library and receive your Writing Warrior or Awesome Artist Teen Summer Reading badge.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Every Hero Has a Story

'Every Hero Has A Story' Comics Panel featuring Fantom Comics, Big Planet Comics, Shawn Martinbrough, and Andrew Aydin

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

7 p.m.
In celebration of Summer Reading’s theme, “Every Hero Has a Story,” join us at Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library for a comics panel that will discuss the artistic inspiration, creation, and distribution of graphic novels and comics. The panel will be moderated by Esther Kim, manager of Fantom Comics in Washington, D.C.