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    Summer Reading

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

7:00 p.m.

Summer Reading microscopeThe Chesapeake Bay is the largest estuary in the United States, and water quality is the most important measure of the Chesapeake Bay's health. A number of restoration projects and programs, from five states and the District of Columbia, have been undertaken to improve the poor water quality in the Bay and address the degraded habitats and the low populations of many species of fish and shellfish. DC Water continues to be a leader in this effort.

DC Water's Blue Plains Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant is the largest plant of its kind in the world, and is also the largest single point discharger to the Chesapeake Bay. DC Water has long been a leader in working to clean up the Bay by voluntarily reducing nitrogen levels and annually exceeding goals established by the Chesapeake Bay Agreement in 1987 and 2000.

Come and learn more about DC Water's efforts to reduce water pollution and clean up the Chesapeake Bay.

7:00 p.m.

Energize DCThe DC Public Library and Pepco are working together this summer to present classes  at your local library about energy management. As part of this program, our library branches will be holding educational classes designed to help you take control of your energy use. You will learn how to use Pepco’s online energy management tools and create personalized energy management plans. You’ll also learn simple and helpful ideas to help you save money and energy in your home. Click here to view the schedule of these energy education classes.

As part of Energize DC, our local libraries will also be distributing children’s activity pages and fun giveaways as part of the Summer Reading Series. Ask your local library how to get copies. Learn more about Energize DC at takecontroldc.com

7:00 p.m.

tedBecome inspired, explore new concepts, learn ways of improving yourself and more through our TED Steaming Online Video Talks and Discussions.  TED is  a clearinghouse of free knowledge from the world's most inspired thinkers — and a community of curious souls who engage in sharing  ideas other, both online and at TED and TEDx events around the world, all year long.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

1:30 p.m.

It's not too late to sign up for DC Public Library's Adult Summer Reading program Literary Elements, and, if you are a regular library user, you are probably already eligible for program prizes!

Drop by the Georgetown Neighborhood Library front terrace from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. to learn more, sign up, and pick up your prizes. There will be streaming music from digital library resource Freegal, giveaway books, and light refreshments, and we can assist you with questions related to Children's Summer Reading programs Read with Me and Fizz, Boom, Read and Teen Summer Reading program Spark a Reaction as well.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

1:30 p.m.

It's not too late to sign up for DC Public Library's Adult Summer Reading program Literary Elements, and, if you are a regular library user, you are probably already eligible for program prizes!

Drop by the Georgetown Neighborhood Library front terrace from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. to learn more, sign up, and pick up your prizes. There will be streaming music from digital library resource Freegal, giveaway books, and light refreshments, and we can assist you with questions related to Children's Summer Reading programs Read with Me and Fizz, Boom, Read and Teen Summer Reading program Spark a Reaction as well.

3:00 p.m.

Actors on StageHave you always wanted to be an actor? Want to dust off those drama club skills from high school? Join us this summer to read through one-act plays on Sunday afternoons! Meet in room 207 at 3 p.m. to show us your acting skills.

The one-act play is a gem of literary form, with the same depth of emotion and character development as a full-length play packed into a shortened dramatic event, a form that dates back to the Greek playwright, Euripides. Find one-acts at the library, like Tennessee Williams' 27 Wagons Full of Cotton, and other one-act plays.




Tuesday, July 29, 2014

7:00 p.m.

Energize DCThe DC Public Library and Pepco are working together this summer to present classes  at your local library about energy management. As part of this program, our library branches will be holding educational classes designed to help you take control of your energy use. You will learn how to use Pepco’s online energy management tools and create personalized energy management plans. You’ll also learn simple and helpful ideas to help you save money and energy in your home. Click here to view the schedule of these energy education classes.

As part of Energize DC, our local libraries will also be distributing children’s activity pages and fun giveaways as part of the Summer Reading Series. Ask your local library how to get copies. Learn more about Energize DC at takecontroldc.com

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

2:00 p.m.

book coverJoin the Tenley-Friendship Book Discussion Group and discuss The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Spark.

The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie is the elegantly styled classic story of a young, unorthodox teacher and her special--and ultimately dangerous--relationship with six of her students.

The Tenley-Friendship Book Discussion Group meets every last Wednesday of the month, except for November and December, at 2 p.m. in the Medium Conference Room. All welcome!

7:00 p.m.

book cover artJoin the Young Prose Book Meetup for a discussion of The Secret History by Donna Tartt.

Under the influence of their charismatic classics professor, a group of clever, eccentric misfits at an elite New England college discover a way of thinking and living that is a world away from the humdrum existence of their contemporaries. But when they go beyond the boundaries of normal morality their lives are changed profoundly and forever, and they discover how hard it can be to truly live and how easy it is to kill.

The Young Prose Book Meetup is a casual and friendly book Meetup for young professionals in DC between the ages of 21 and 35 who like discussing books and drinking beer! We usually meet on the last Wednesday evening of each month at Kitty O'sheas DC in Tenleytown. Please RSVP to victor.benitez@dc.gov or visit http://www.meetup.com/youngprose.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

7:00 p.m.

Summer Reading lightbulbWe all use public space every day.  It’s where we walk to work, ride our bike or walk the dog, sip a latte at a sidewalk café, or sit on a bench to ponder a proposed commemorative work, zoning case, building modernization, security plan, or community concern.  Almost every project we review in the District has the potential to impact the physical form or use of this tremendous public asset.    The District’s public space regulations reinforce several big ideas that make public space one of the most important elements that give our city its park-like character and image.  It sets Washington, DC, apart from other urban municipalities.  

Please join Chris Shaheen from the DC Office of Planning to learn about the history of our public space, how its evolution over the past 200 years has defined the District, what regulations we have that protect and maintain this resource, and what we can do to ensure our traditions for using public space continue into the 21st century.

7:00 p.m.

Read along with us this summer as we highlight our science collection and pick your poison, fact or fiction?

Science Fact:
July 31, 7 p.m. - A discussion of the book The Poisoner's Handbook by Deborah Blum

Science Fiction:
August 12, 7 p.m. - A screening of The Time Traveler's Wife based on the book by Audrey Niffenegger

Saturday, August 2, 2014

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.

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

Sunday, August 3, 2014

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

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.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

7:00 p.m.

Summer Reading atomThree scientists from NASA Goddard Space Flight Center will talk about how satellites are used to observe the Earth from space, and how satellite observations then improve our understanding of the state of the Earth's oceans, land surface, and atmosphere, including how satellite observations are combined with numerical models of the atmosphere to produce weather forecasts.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

6:00 p.m.

pen and paperIt's your time to shine at the library!

Recite a poem, short story, or song at our Open Mic Night being held on select Wednesday nights from 6 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Show off something you've been working on or share an old favorite.

The sign-up sheet will be posted from Wednesday afternoon until 5:45 p.m. First-come, first-served.

We will meet in the board room upstairs. All ages.

6:30 p.m.

Library staff will lead a demonstration on navigating the Freegal music and Zinio magazine resources: come learn how to download and stream millions of songs and over 100 magazines for FREE! Adults and teens can also use the training to help them fill a block or earn a badge toward their summer reading goals.
freegal zinio

Thursday, August 7, 2014

7:00 p.m.

Dr. Barnard PhotoNeal Barnard, M.D., renowned nutrition researcher and New York Times bestselling author, discusses the connection between nutrition and health.

Dr. Barnard's clinical research revolutionized the treatment of Type 2 Diabetes, and in his talk he will share information about how to not only control, but even reverse, this condition. He will also reveal how the same simple diet changes that benefit diabetes patients also bring a wide range of health benefits including weight control, lower cholesterol levels, protection from memory loss, and greater vitality to last a lifetime.

Many people are looking to lose weight healthfully, and we will show a proven way for weight control that relies on food choices, rather than starvation diets or gimmicks.

Explore the library's catalog to see some of Dr. Barnard's books in the collection.

Saturday, August 9, 2014

12:30 p.m.

Heirloom tomatoesHalladay's Mortage Lifter? Aunt Lou's Underground Railroad? Sicilian Saucer? What are these things, you ask? They are varieties of heirloom tomato, and Washington, DC has folks raising them. Marvelous local gardener Lori Kenepp will share knowledge from her years of preserving and raising heirloom tomatoes and will offer tips for success in your own garden.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

6:30 p.m.

Come beat the heat, see a hot movie, and--adults--check off a block in your summer reading goals!

Sandra Bullock and George Clooney star in this 2013 thriller that will draw viewers into the infinite and merciless realm of deep space.
gravity catalog

Thursday, August 14, 2014

(All day)

People laughing

Summer Reading is here, and it's all about badges this year! For both teens and adults, once you've earned two badges, you're half way through the program and ready for a free burrito from Chipotle. At Southeast Library, we will be gathering to collect multiple badges all at once by downloading a short, hilarious audio book, discussing it, and then eating burritos at Chipotle.
That's right! Come listen to a hilarious story from our Overdrive database and walk away with a free burrito!

We don't know what audio books will be available on the night of our burrito convergence, so be prepared to help decide what we listen to.

7:00 p.m.

Energize DCThe DC Public Library and Pepco are working together this summer to present classes  at your local library about energy management. As part of this program, our library branches will be holding educational classes designed to help you take control of your energy use. You will learn how to use Pepco’s online energy management tools and create personalized energy management plans. You’ll also learn simple and helpful ideas to help you save money and energy in your home. Click here to view the schedule of these energy education classes.

As part of Energize DC, our local libraries will also be distributing children’s activity pages and fun giveaways as part of the Summer Reading Series. Ask your local library how to get copies. Learn more about Energize DC at takecontroldc.com

Saturday, August 16, 2014

11:00 a.m.

coffee cupDC has more good coffee than ever with gourmet coffee shops popping up every day, and the range of deliciousness is huge. Join us for two Saturdays of fun, guided tasting activities with our friends from Peregrine Espresso and MadCap Coffee. These coffee enthusiasts will explore the finer points of appreciating good coffee. Yum!

Sunday, August 17, 2014

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.



Tuesday, August 19, 2014

6:00 p.m.

pen and paperIt's your time to shine at the library!

Recite a poem, short story, or song at our Open Mic Night being held on select Wednesday nights from 6 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Show off something you've been working on or share an old favorite.

The sign-up sheet will be posted from Wednesday afternoon until 5:45 p.m. First-come, first-served.

We will meet in the board room upstairs. All ages.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

7:00 p.m.

Summer Reading DNAXavier Brown is the director of urban agriculture at The Green Scheme. This program focuses on their new project Code Green: Using Urban Agriculture to Bring the Neighbor Back to the Hood. Code Green is a community empowerment program that uses gardening, tree plantings cooking and nutrition classes currently taking place at Wheeler Terrace.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

7:30 p.m.

Five Days at MemorialJoin the Georgetown Book Club as we discuss Dr. Sheri Fink's 2013 nonfiction title, Five Days at Memorial.

In the book, Dr. Fink explores the desperate life and death decisions of the staff at Memorial Medical Center in New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina--and the later legal consequences of these choices. 

This meeting is part of DC Public Library's ongoing celebration of Adult Summer Reading. Want to learn more? Check out dclibrary.org/adultsummerreading.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

11:00 a.m.

coffee cupDC has more good coffee than ever with gourmet coffee shops popping up every day, and the range of deliciousness is huge. Join us for two Saturdays of fun, guided tasting activities with our friends from Peregrine Espresso and MadCap Coffee. These coffee enthusiasts will explore the finer points of appreciating good coffee. Yum!