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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

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.

Already finished all the books you were looking forward to reading this summer? Come learn about NoveList Plus 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.

1:00 p.m.

Already finished all the books you were looking forward to reading this summer? Come learn about NoveList Plus 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

3:00 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 3, 2014

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 years.
 

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.

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.



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.



Monday, August 4, 2014

1:30 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.

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 202-698-1175 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.

children with goggles onThis summer, August 4-7, come learn about Bioscience!
 
In this four-day course:

  • 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 202-727-1449 for more information. Space is limited.

Aug. 4-7 
1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Level I (Grades 2-3)
3:00- 4:00 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.

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 202-698-1175 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.

children with goggles onThis summer, August 4-7, come learn about Bioscience!
 
In this four-day course:

  • 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 202-727-1449 for more information. Space is limited.

Aug. 4-7 
1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Level I (Grades 2-3)
3:00- 4:00 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.
 

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. 

2:00 p.m.

Clip art of green aliens watching a movie Looking for something to do on a Monday summer afternoon? Every 1st and 3rd Monday in July and August, come to the library for a Fizz! Boom! Read!-themed movie and activity.

July 7
What We'll Be Doing: Conducting an experiment with soda, pop rocks, and balloons
What We'll Be Watching: Up

July 21
What We'll Be Doing: Making robot sculptures out of marshmallows and candy
What We'll Be Watching: The Iron Giant

August 4
What We'll Be Doing: Making an ocean in a bottle
What We'll Be Watching: Finding Nemo

August 18
What We'll Be Doing: Designing a time travel machine
What We'll Be Watching: Meet the Robinsons

Recommended for ages: 6 - 12

2:30 p.m.

FIZZBOOMREADOn Mondays, July 7, 21, 28 and August 4 and 11 from 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. (immediately following our "Explosive Reading Power Hour" which is from 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.)--As part of our summer reading thematic programming, children will be able to participate in and enjoy a combination of book and web-based crafts and activities, with Ms. Tea's creative spin, that incorporate math, science, art and recreation. Participation in our Team S.T.E.A.M. activities will help children earn their summer reading prizes!

Especially appropriate for ages 4 1/2 to 9 years old

5:00 p.m.

Back to School Teen Book Discussion:
First They Killed My Father By Loung Ung

First the Killed My Father book coverThis book is on many high school reading lists this summer.  During this book discussion, teens will discuss their views on the book over pizza and drinks so they are prepared for the new school year.

7:00 p.m.

bubbles in glassFermentation is one of the oldest methods for preserving food and taking advantage of probiotics to improve health. Come learn about some simple ways to ferment food including sauerkraut, sour bread starters, yogurt, and kombucha.

7:00 p.m.

summer time!Come hang out at the library with your friends! Every Monday night this summer we'll have lots of fun in the Children's Room with a variety of activities including games, crafts, movies, and more! These activities are recommended for kids ages 6-12.

Kid's Night will occur every Monday from June 23 - August 18, 2014.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

2:00 p.m.

Henna ApplicationLearn the art of henna body art application!
 
Henna is thought to bring joy, togetherness and natural beauty — the perfect way to kick off your summer.
 
Earn your Get Crafty badge for Summer Reading by participating in this program!

Every Tuesday from 2 - 4 p.m. in our Teen Space.

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.

Photo used through Creative Commons/ McKay Savage

2:00 p.m.

Henna ApplicationLearn the art of henna body art application!
 
Henna is thought to bring joy, togetherness and natural beauty — the perfect way to kick off your summer.
 
Earn your Get Crafty badge for Summer Reading by participating in this program!

Every Tuesday from 2 - 4 p.m. in our Teen Space.

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.

Photo used through Creative Commons/ McKay Savage

3:00 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.

Origami Animals is an art program in which children will learn to make animals out of paper.  Each Tuesday in August (with the exception of August 26) they will learn to make progressively more difficult origami.  We encourage to children to attend all three programs, but just dropping in to one or two of them is fine.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

10:30 a.m.


Fizz, Boom Read!  Full S.T.E.A.M. ahead with story time for our younger readers.
 
This summer read aloud program is designed for children birth to age five and their parent or caregiver.  The emphasis will be on stories with a Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Design and Math, theme.   Craft, activity or experiment to follow stories.  It is never too early to foster a love of reading and the sciences in your child.
Story time helps children learn and practice early literacy skills in a fun, playful setting. Story time attendees are encouraged to engage with the librarian all while reading stories, singing songs, and learning new rhymes.

 Ages 2-5. Robot and girl reading book

10:30 a.m.


Fizz, Boom Read!  Full S.T.E.A.M. ahead with story time for our younger readers.
 
This summer read aloud program is designed for children birth to age five and their parent or caregiver.  The emphasis will be on stories with a Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Design and Math, theme.   Craft, activity or experiment to follow stories.  It is never too early to foster a love of reading and the sciences in your child.
Story time helps children learn and practice early literacy skills in a fun, playful setting. Story time attendees are encouraged to engage with the librarian all while reading stories, singing songs, and learning new rhymes.

 Ages 2-5. Robot and girl reading book