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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.
Summer Reading Logo for teens.

Summer Reading Kickoff

Petworth Library

(All day)
Start your summer off by signing up for DC Public Library's Summer Reading Program! Swing by the Petworth Neighborhood Library for this fun event and enjoy a day of laughter and sunshine.   At 10:30, we’ll have a special hour long story-time on the lawn with parachute games. Enjoy more festivities from 12-4 p.m.; we’ll have crafts, a movie, an animation workshop, and more!
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.
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

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

Every Hero has a Story

Neighborhood Heroes: Eugene Allen, of 'The Butler: Witness to History'

Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library

7 p.m.
Lee Daniels’ 2014 film The Butler features the story of Cecil Gaines, a black man who dedicates his career to serving the array of Presidents who come through the White House throughout the 1950s, 60s, 70s, and 80s. 

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Every Hero has a Story

Crime and Punishment Museum: Bloodstain Pattern Analysis

Southeast Library

7 p.m.
Do you love to watch forensic experts and detectives solve cases on TV? Come by the library, where the Crime and Punishment Museum will show you how the science behind analyzing blood stain patterns really works.

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Every Hero has a Story

Crime and Punishment Museum: Fact vs. Fiction

Takoma Park Library

7 p.m.
Do you love to watch forensic experts and detectives solve cases on TV? Come by the library, where the Crime and Punishment Museum will show you just how true to life those shows are, and find out how crime cases are really solved.

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Every Hero has a Story

Washington Humane Society Adoption Van Visit

Southwest Library

12 p.m.
This summer, be a hero by giving a new home to an animal in need! It's proven that pet ownership is great for our emotional and physical health, so adopting a new pet will be heroic both for yourself and for others. 

Monday, June 8, 2015

Every Hero has a Story

Neighborhood Heroes: Eugene Allen, of The Butler: Witness to History

West End Library

7 p.m.
Lee Daniels’ 2014 film The Butler features the story of Cecil Gaines, a black man who dedicates his career to serving the array of Presidents who come through the White House throughout the 1950s, 60s, 70s, and 80s. 
Summer Reading Logo for children.

Tuskegee Airmen

Parklands-Turner Library

7 p.m.
Join us to hear a story of history from someone who made it happen. Members of the Tuskegee Airmen, the first African-American men to fly in the U.S. Armed Forces. Despite continued racial discrimination and Jim Crow laws, these brave pilots served our country in World War II. 

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. 
Comics Code Authority

Heroes and Villains and Vampires: Censoring Comics from 1954-2011

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

7 p.m.
In 1954, a group of publishers formed the Comics Code Authority (CCA) and began quietly censoring American comic books. Intended to shield children from violence and vulgarity, the Comics Code prohibited everything from depictions of nudity and supernatural creatures to the use of the words “terror” and “horror” in comic book titles. DC Comics and Archie Comics both published books with the Comics Code seal as late as 2011.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Words

Writing Games on Capitol Hill

Southeast Library

7 p.m.
Want to write but don't know where to start? Be the superhero you've been waiting for: your power is finding inspiration everywhere!

Thursday, June 11, 2015

June 11th Basement Show Flier

Library Basement Show with Give, Puff Pieces and The Maneuvers

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6:30 p.m.
Celebrate the DC Punk Archive with the Fifth Library Basement Show featuring Give, Puff Pieces and The Maneuvers!  Doors open at 6 p.m., show starts at 6:30.  FREE | ALL AGES 
Every Hero has a Story

Musical Heroes of D.C.

Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) Library

7 p.m.
From go-go to punk, D.C.’s history is filled with music. These musical heroes left their impressions on our city and on other music-makers in D.C. and beyond.

Friday, June 12, 2015

Fringe Music in the Library

FRINGE Music in the Library: The CooLots

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

12 p.m.
The CooLots are an original rock and soul band hailing from the Washington, D.C. area. A melting pot of different styles and talents, The CooLots come together to create feelings never experienced before. These creations embody sincerity, musicality, rock, funk, and soul, with influences including: N.E.R.D, Me'Shell N'Degeocello, Sade, Staind, Erykah Badu, Kanye West and System of A Down. Food trucks will be on site or bring your lunch to eat in the historic Great Hall. 

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Free Bike Clinics

Anacostia Library

12 p.m.
Volunteers from The Bike House collective and Capitol Hill Bikes will provide bike repair services at no cost for the public outside of Anacostia Neighborhood Library on select Saturdays this summer from noon to 2:30 p.m.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Every Hero has a Story

Neighborhood Heroes: Eugene Allen, of 'The Butler: Witness to History'

Southwest Library

7 p.m.
Lee Daniels’ 2014 film The Butler features the story of Cecil Gaines, a black man who dedicates his career to serving the array of Presidents who come through the White House throughout the 1950s, 60s, 70s, and 80s. 

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Every Hero has a Story

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

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central 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. 
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.

Friday, June 19, 2015

Dorothy I. Height

Neighborhood Heroes: Dorothy I. Height

Benning (Dorothy I. Height) Library

1 p.m.
Join us for a talk on the life and work of Dorothy I. Height by Monie Broadus from The Dorothy Irene Height Education Foundation. Hailed as "the godmother of the Civil Rights Movement" by President Obama, Dr. Height was a committed activist, a leader of numerous organizations including the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW), and a lifelong champion of African American and women's rights. 

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Every Hero has a Story

Washington Humane Society Adoption Van Visit

Georgetown Library

12 p.m.
This summer, be a hero by giving a new home to an animal in need! It's proven that pet ownership is great for our emotional and physical health, so adopting a new pet will be heroic both for yourself and for others. 
Words

Writing Games on Capitol Hill

Southeast Library

2 p.m.
Want to write but don't know where to start? Be the superhero you've been waiting for: your power is finding inspiration everywhere! Writing Games will show you how. In this series of free classes lead by local writer Hannah Sternberg, you'll annihilate the villains of fear and boredom, and free your captive creativity, and make some new friends and allies. These cooperative games are designed to get you thinking, dreaming, and writing, right away.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Words

Writing Games on Capitol Hill

Southeast Library

7 p.m.
Want to write but don't know where to start? Be the superhero you've been waiting for: your power is finding inspiration everywhere!

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Every Hero has a Story

Neighborhood Heroes: Eugene Allen, of The Butler: Witness to History

Northwest One Library

7 p.m.
Lee Daniels’ 2014 film The Butler features the story of Cecil Gaines, a black man who dedicates his career to serving the array of Presidents who come through the White House throughout the 1950s, 60s, 70s, and 80s.
Image of Every Day is for the Thief book cover

Twentythirtysomething Book Club (TTBC)

Georgetown Library

7:30 p.m.
Are you a local reader at least 21 years old? Looking for a more casual book club experience? Then join us for Twentythirtysomething Book Club (TTBC), a book group for younger adults.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Free Bike Clinics

Anacostia Library

12 p.m.
Volunteers from The Bike House collective and Capitol Hill Bikes will provide bike repair services at no cost for the public outside of Anacostia Neighborhood Library on select Saturdays this summer from noon to 2:30 p.m.