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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Summer Flowers

Summer Reading Kick-Off

West End Library

11 a.m.
In conjunction with Uno, Dos, Tres con Andres, join us at West End as we celebrate the start of the DC Public Library Summer Reading Program on June 1, 2016! We will provide you with plenty of information, promotional materials, and reading suggestions! West End Staff is excited to work with you over the Summer. Bring your family for fun and music. Please note that the Uno, Dos, Tres con Andres program is best for families with young children!  

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Summer Reading Logo

Ready, Set, Read! Summer Reading Begins!

Cleveland Park Library

(All day)
The moment you've been waiting for has arrived- it's time for summer reading fun at DC Public Library! Starting today (June 1), you can register for the 2016 Summer Reading Program: Go For the Gold- Read! Log your readings and start to win prizes on our new online platform!

Minute to Win It Challenge

Tenley-Friendship Library

3:30 p.m.
Come to Tenley Library and participate in challenges based on the popular TV game show Minute to Win It as we kick off Teen Summer Reading.   Be silly, have fun and win some neat prizes. Ages 11-19.  

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Summer Reading Kick Off

Summer Reading Kick Off: Go For the Gold!

Capitol View Library

5 p.m.
Join us on Thursday, June 2, 2016 for our Summer Reading Kick Off from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Children, youth, teenagers and adults can sign up to win prizes and READ ,READ, READ! We will  also have games and lots of things to do. GO for the GOLD with us here at Capitol View Library.

Friday, June 3, 2016


Fun Friday

Rosedale Library

(All day)
Every Friday during the summer is a surprise at Rosedale! Come and find out what's in store, including special performers, games with prizes, and other fun events! 
Teen Kick Off flier

Teen Summer Kick-Off

Mt. Pleasant Library

3:30 p.m.
Come by the library after school for the Teen Summer Reading kick off! Learn about this year's program, and participate in activities that will get you closer to winning awesome prizes. Ages 13-19

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Summer Reading Street Scene

Sidewalk Registration Kickoff

Cleveland Park Library

10 a.m.
Drop by the sidewalk table between 10 am and 3 p.m., meet staff, sign up for Summer Reading.  We're excited about Summer Reading and are waiting to jump start your summer reading with loads of recommendations.
Go for the Gold, Read!

Summer Reading Kickoff!

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

1 p.m.
Join us for an afternoon of fun and excitement as we kickoff our 2016 Summer Reading Program! Activities and events every hour throughout the building provide the best way to start summer. Prizes, giveaways, and raffles for all ages available all day!   
Go for the Gold summer reading logo

Summer Reading Kickoff!

Southeast Library

1 p.m.
Start summer the right way with Southeast Library’s Summer Reading Kickoff! Join us for an afternoon of fun and excitement as we start our 2016 Summer Reading ProgramSchedule of Events:1 p.m. -3 p.m.: Sign-up for Summer Reading and receive a sign-up prize and a free treat from Captain Cookie! (While supplies last.) Don't miss your chance to meet one of the Nationals President mascots!
Book Cover Angry Birds

Live Action Angry Birds

Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library

3 p.m.
Warm up for a summer of reading, romping, and revenge on evil pigs! We'll be kicking off Summer Reading 2016 at Shepherd Park Library with a live action version of the hit game Angry Birds.  Make your own angry birds, build an evil pig tower, and catapult your way to destruction. And while you're knocking down pigs, sign up the whole family for summer reading!   All ages welcome. Second floor program room.  

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Sean Gaskell plays the West African Kora

Summer Reading Kick Off Party

Northeast Library

2 p.m.
Kick off summer reading at your Northeast Neighborhood Library on Sunday, June 5 from 2 - 4 p.m. First, join our guest Girl Scout troop for camping stories and book recommendations at 2 p.m. Then, learn about and hear songs on the West African Kora, an ancient 21-stringed harp played by guest artist Sean Gaskell at 3 p.m.   See library staff to sign up for summer reading any time during the party!  For all ages. 

Monday, June 6, 2016

Sean Gaskell picture

Summer Reading Kick-Off at Takoma Park (DC) Library

Takoma Park Library

7 p.m.
Monday, June 6 at 7:00 p.m.  Join us as we kick-off Summer Reading 2016 at Takoma Park (DC) Library with a musical performance featuring guest artist, Sean Gaskell, playing traditional songs on the Kora, a 21-string harp used in West Africa.  All Ages.  Check out our webpage for exciting programs all summer long,

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Chipotle Fundraiser 2016

2016 Chipotle Fundraiser for DC Public Library

Anacostia Library

(All day)
Cause an Effect Make eating a selfless act by dining at any Washington, DC Chipotle location on Tuesday, June 7, from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Show the image from this post on your smartphone or tell the cashier you would like your meal to benefit the Library, and 50 percent of the proceeds will be donated to DC Public Library Foundation.
Movie Theater Interior at Gallery Place DC

Go for the Golden Ticket - Teen Summer Reading Signup Contest

Parklands-Turner Library

(All day)
Parklands-Turner Library Teens, Get Excited about summer reading today, Go for the Golden Ticket! Every teen (ages 13-19) who signs up for Summer Reading at Parklands-Turner on June 6, 7 & 8, and checks out at least one young adult book at the same time, will be entered to win a $25.00 Movie pass for the movie of his or her choice at Gallery Place Regal Cinemas 14 in Downtown DC.  The prize will be awarded on Friday Jun 10th at 5:00 p.m. 
Starting Blocks

Ready, Set, GOLD! The Parklands-Turner Summer Reading Kickoff

Parklands-Turner Library

(All day)
READY, SET, GOLD! Visit the Parklands-Turner Neighborhood Library on Tuesday, June 7 for the official Congress Heights kickoff of the DC Public Library's Summer Reading Club.  Activities are planned to share our excitement about Summer Reading and the theme for 2016 "Go For the Gold, Read!"
Gold,Silver, and Bronze Medals

"Go For The Gold" Summer Reading Kick- Off Party

Northwest One Library

3:30 p.m.
Join Us at the Northwest One Library for a fun-filled afternoon. We're excited to celebrate the start of Summer Reading 2016. There will be a variety of games for everyone to enjoy as well as Coffee & Conversation and  Summer Reading Sign-Up. Staff will be available to answer your Summer Reading questions and assist you with the registration process. We look forward to seeing you and your families.
Summer Reading Logo

Get in the Game: Summer Activities

Palisades Library

5:30 p.m.
Every week this summer, stop by the Teen Space to try a fun activity! There will be a mix of things to try, including crafts, challenges, and contests with prizes.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Reading rebel image

Summer Teen Book Club

Mt. Pleasant Library

(All day)
Come hang out and eat snacks at our monthly Teen Book Club, the third Wednesday of each month at 4:30 p.m. For this month's book club selection, please ask the staff at the Information Desk. Ages 13-19

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Origami Star

Origami Olympics

Tenley-Friendship Library

4 p.m.
Come to Tenley Library and learn how to create great origami designs to take home.   Also earn an arts and crafts achievement for the Teen Summer reading program. Ages 13-19.  

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Marble Magnets

Marble Magnets

Tenley-Friendship Library

4 p.m.
Come to Tenley Library and learn how to create make marble magnets to decorate your locker or your fridge.  Also earn an arts and crafts achievement for the Teen Summer Reading program. Ages 13-19.