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Monday, July 6, 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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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
Science in the Summer participant

Science in the Summer: Level 1

Capitol View Library

2 p.m.
In partnership with the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), your child can learn about simple machines in a free summer program, GSK Science in the Summer™. Students will discover how and why machines can lift huge boulders, build bridges, and pump water.
Science in the Summer participant

Science in the Summer: Level 2

Capitol View Library

3:30 p.m.
In partnership with the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), your child can learn about simple machines in a free summer program, GSK Science in the Summer™. Students will discover how and why machines can lift huge boulders, build bridges, and pump water.
Every Hero has a Story

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

Benning (Dorothy I. Height) 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, July 7, 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.
Every Hero has a Story

City History, City Heroes: Agents of Danger: The Underground Railroad in DC

Chevy Chase 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. This talk will highlight the District's role in the Underground Railroad. 

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Duct Tape Rose

Teen Summer Reading - Ductigami

Tenley-Friendship Library

2 p.m.
Express your creative side by making crafts out of duct tape, including wallets and flowers. Attending this program will count for the Crafty Character Badge of the Teen Summer Reading Program.
Every Hero has a Story

Crime and Punishment Museum: Fact vs. Fiction

Georgetown Library

7 p.m.
Do you love to watch forensic experts and detectives solve cases on TV?

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.
Every Hero has a Story

Musical Heroes of D.C.

Anacostia 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.

Friday, July 10, 2015

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How to Be A Hero

Petworth Library

11:30 a.m.
"How To Be A Hero" is a fun storytelling, reading, writing and drawing program for our Summer Readers, ages 6 - 9.   Let’s create cool origin stories with illustrations to explain our superhero names, powers and personalities (also known as “alter egos”)!  This program can count towards 1 hour (= 4 colored masks) of Summer Reading credit!

Saturday, July 11, 2015

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Summer Craftactular

Chevy Chase Library

(All day)
Come to the Library on Saturday, July 11 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!
Science in the Summer participant

Science in the Summer: Level 1

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

12:30 p.m.
In partnership with the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), your child can learn about simple machines in a free summer program, GSK Science in the Summer™. Students will discover how and why machines can lift huge boulders, build bridges, and pump water.
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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.
Science in the Summer participant

Science in the Summer: Level 2

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

3 p.m.
In partnership with the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), your child can learn about simple machines in a free summer program, GSK Science in the Summer™. Students will discover how and why machines can lift huge boulders, build bridges, and pump water.
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Super Summer Book Jam! Ninth Grade Meetups

Mt. Pleasant Library

4:30 p.m.
Meetups for rising ninth graders are on Saturdays in Conference Room #1. We’ll talk about the books you’re reading, eat snacks and participate in a quick workshop to earn a Teen Summer Reading badge! 

Monday, July 13, 2015

Science in the Summer participant

Science in the Summer: Level 1

Benning (Dorothy I. Height) Library

2 p.m.
In partnership with the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), your child can learn about simple machines in a free summer program, GSK Science in the Summer™. Students will discover how and why machines can lift huge boulders, build bridges, and pump water.
Science in the Summer participant

Science in the Summer: Level 2

Benning (Dorothy I. Height) Library

3:30 p.m.
In partnership with the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), your child can learn about simple machines in a free summer program, GSK Science in the Summer™. Students will discover how and why machines can lift huge boulders, build bridges, and pump water.
Max by Bob Graham

Reader's Theatre: Featuring 'Max'

Mt. Pleasant Library

4 p.m.
Calling all readers! Please join us in the children's room for Reader's Theatre.Max by Bob Graham is the featured piece.
Every Hero has a Story

City History, City Heroes: Agents of Danger: The Underground Railroad in DC

Petworth 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, July 14, 2015

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Super Summer Book Jam! Sixth Grade Meetups

Mt. Pleasant Library

4:30 p.m.
Calling all rising sixth graders at DCPS! Come to Conference Room #1 on select Tuesdays 4:30-5:30 p.m. for your Super Summer Book Jam Meetups. We'll talk about the books you’re reading and eat snacks. Remember to count your hours towards Kid’s Summer Reading!  
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.
Every Hero has a Story

City History, City Heroes: African American Heroines of the Civil War

Cleveland Park 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.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Rodrick Rules

Wimpy Kid Group: Rodrick Rules

Woodridge Library

4 p.m.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid fans! Join the Woodridge Library Wimpy Kid Group to discuss your favorite parts of Rodrick Rules on the above date.
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Neighborhood Heroes: The Homestead Grays and a Changing Washington

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) 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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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. 
Every Hero has a Story

Spy Museum Presents: Heroes or Villains?

Northeast 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?