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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!  

Summer Reading Kick-Off

Rosedale Library

5 p.m.
To kick off summer reading, children can enjoy the film The Phantom Tollbooth and take home a copy of the book! The movie is rated G and runs for one hour and thirty minutes. The free books are available while supplies last.  

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!
Koala Lou book cover

Summer Reading Kick-Off

Lamond-Riggs Library

10:30 a.m.
The Summer Reading Program will run from June 1 to August 26 with the theme Go for the Gold--Read!  Join our kick-off with a story from the Bush Olympics, a craft, and of course, signing up for summer reading! All ages welcomed!  
The Bubble Lady

Summer Reading Kick-Off: Go for the Gold!

Palisades Library

3:30 p.m.
Palisades Library will be kicking off our Summer Reading program with bubbles! Sign up for Summer Reading and watch a special performance from the Bubble Lady. 
Go for the Gold

Summer Reading Kickoff: Go for the Gold!

Tenley-Friendship Library

3:30 p.m.
Calling all champions: Go for the Gold and come help us celebrate the launch of Summer Reading! We will be making Olympic-themed crafts, such as mini-torches and medals. 
goforthegold

Summer Reading Kickoff

Petworth Library

4 p.m.
DC Public Library's Summer Reading program is here again, and this year's theme is "Go For the Gold-Read!" We will enjoy fun games on the front lawn and inside the library. This program is for all ages. Start your summer off right by signing up for Summer Reading!

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Little Giants

Summer Reading Kick-Off at Georgetown Neighborhood Library

Georgetown Library

4 p.m.
Join us as we kick off this year's Summer Reading program!  This year's program will run from June 1 to August 26 and the theme is Go for the Gold--Read!  Celebrate with stories, crafts, and a showing of Little Giants.  This program is open to children ages birth to twelve.
Go For the Gold Clip Art

Summer Reading Kick Off!

Mt. Pleasant Library

4 p.m.
Go for the Gold and sign up for Summer Reading! Join in some friendly competition games in the Children's Room.  
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

surprise

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! 

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.
Podium with three young readers holding up books

Summer Reading Kickoff!

Woodridge Library

10 a.m.
Kick off Summer Reading at Woodridge with a day of crafts, games, movies, and more to celebrate this year's theme- Go For the Gold: Read!  Readers and library-enthusiasts of all ages can sign up for this year's program and earn prizes all summer long!
movie cat

Movie Morning

Rosedale Library

10 a.m.
Relax a little during the summer! Children can relax and enjoy a special film showing at Rosedale each Saturday. 
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, http://dclibrary.org/takoma.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

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!"
Family Programs, Summer Reading, Kids, Crafts

Carry the Torch!

Parklands-Turner Library

11 a.m.
Are you excited about the Summer Olympics? Do you wish you could carry a flaming torch? The Library can't provide you with a real flaming torch, but we can help you to make a light-up pretend torch after preschool story time; and you can take your torch home with you! As part of the Parklands-Turner Library Summer Reading Kickoff celebration from June 7 to June 10, all neighborhood preschool aged children are invited to participate in a special craft project following the 10:00 a.m. story time in the Children's area of the library on Tuesday, June 7. 
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.
Toddler Art and Stories

Smart with Art and Stories Tuesday

Rosedale Library

5 p.m.
Spend the summer showing off and creating some art! On Tuesdays throughout the summer children can visit Rosedale and enjoy a short story time and then an hour of arts and crafts. 

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Engineering Wednesday

Rosedale Library

2 p.m.
Did you ever want to build a mini-catapult or a paper airplane? On Wednesdays during the summer children can spend an hour designing and creating a special engineering project. 
My Daddy is a Pretzel

Summer Adult-Child Yoga Program

Palisades Library

5:30 p.m.
The Palisades Library is piloting an Adult-Child Yoga class for the summer. Led by instructor Dexter Sumner, this class will guide adults and children through the basic principles of yoga, breathing exercises and poses. Learn the many benefits of yoga, from flexibility and strength to creating confidence and peace of mind.  All levels welcome. This class is recommended for adults and children 6 and older. Please sign up for the class in the Children's Room. Please wear comfortable clothing. 

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Summer Reading Logo

Summer Reading Kickoff!

Deanwood Library

2 p.m.
Come kick off summer reading at Deanwood Library! To celebrate this year's theme, Go for the Gold, Read! We'll have games set up around the library including target practice, a string obstacle course, ring toss, and board games. You can also create a personalized race runner to help keep track of your progress over the summer, and of course, sign up for summer reading!

Monday, June 13, 2016

this is an image of the outlines of two cartoon children playing with a ball.

Game Day Monday

Rosedale Library

2 p.m.
Feeling a little competitive spirit? On Mondays throughout the summer children can enjoy a friendly game at Rosedale, whether it’s indoors with a scavenger hunt or outside with a three-legged race. 

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Smokey the Fireman

Storytime & Firetruck Touch

Southwest Library

10:30 a.m.
As part of our Summer Reading Kickoff, join us for a storytime and fireman crafts at 10:30 a.m. At 11 a.m., we'll be joined by our neighborhood firemen and a fire truck for a truck touch. Children under 9 must be accompanied by a caregiver. Questions? Call 202-724-4691.