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Tuesday, June 14, 2016

A Kit to Build a Dream On: Tools for Structuring Your Novel

Francis A. Gregory Library

7 p.m.
Are you working on a novel? How do you make characters come alive? Do you need help with plotting? Would you like advice from a successful novelist? Attend our Author Workshop with Ingrid Anders, author of the popular Kat Vespucci novels. Ingrid will share practical and creative techniques for crafting your own novel.    

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

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. 

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Photo of James Joyce

Bloomsday Reading

Tenley-Friendship Library

1:30 p.m.
Enjoy a dramatic reading of James Joyce's classic Ulysses on June 16th a.k.a. Bloomsday. Readers from OLLI (Osher Lifetime Learning Institute) will bring scenes of the novel to life.  The event is free and open to the public. Please contact megan.mcnitt@dc.gov for program materials.
Cover of The Palisades of Washington, D.C. by Alice F. Stewart

Walk Through Palisades History

Palisades Library

6:30 p.m.
Go for the Gold in your own neighborhood!  Join us for Walking Tours to historic sites in the Palisades.  6:30 p.m.: Brief History at the Library
Adult Coloring Book Pattern

Color That Stress Away!

Palisades Library

6:30 p.m.
Have you wondered if you can return to coloring books?  Do you want to relax or de-stress? Do you want to try something more complicated than a children's coloring book? All supplies will be provided, but you may also bring your own. Join us at Palisades Library on Thursday, June 9, and Thursday, July 7, at 6:30 p.m.

Friday, June 17, 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 18, 2016

Labyrinth

The Labyrinth: Walking as Meditation

Northeast Library

3 p.m.
Come learn how to use the ancient practice of labyrinth walking to clear your mind and reflect on your own life journey. Together we'll learn about the history of the labyrinth as a spiritual practice and how to incorporate it into our daily lives. Participants will have the opportunity to practice using both finger labyrinths and a full sized floor model.

Monday, June 20, 2016

EvanKungsleden

The Journey Across Swedish Lapland: Kungsleden.

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

7 p.m.
Please join Evan McCarthy as he describes his experience hiking with DC UL Backpacking in Swedish Lapland. Kungsleden (The King's Trail) is a hiking trail in northern Sweden, approximately 270 miles long, between Abisko in the north and Hemavan in the south. It passes through the Vindelfjällen Nature Reserve, one of the largest protected areas in Europe.  This talk is the sixth in the Trips of a Lifetime series.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

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. 
Image of Zumba with Roshaunda Jenkins

Summertime Zumba

Petworth Library

7 p.m.
Join Roshaunda Jenkins, a certified Zumba instructor who has taught regularly at the Southwest and Capitol View branches of DC Public Library, as she brings her experience, skills, and energy to Zumba sessions throughout the city this summer. 

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Adult Coloring Book Pattern

Color That Stress Away!

Palisades Library

6:30 p.m.
Have you wondered if you can return to coloring books?  Do you want to relax or de-stress? Do you want to try something more complicated than a children's coloring book? All supplies will be provided, but you may also bring your own. Join us at Palisades Library on Thursday, June 9, and Thursday, July 7, at 6:30 p.m.

Adult Book Club

Francis A. Gregory Library

6:30 p.m.
Join us to discuss June's book club selection, Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee, Pulitzer Prize-winning author, on Thursday, June 23rd at 6:30 p.m. Following the meeting, join us for a stroll around the neighborhood with our NEW Walking Book Club. Bring the audio book on your device or simply join the other members for a stroll and casual discussion of that month's book selection.

Friday, June 24, 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 25, 2016

One Summer: America, 1927

History/Biography Book Club

Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library

3 p.m.
Every month, we discuss a book about important historical events, figures and more. 

Sunday, June 26, 2016

DC Legendary Musicians

DC Legendary Musicians' Women's Award Ceremony 2016

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

2 p.m.
The DC Legendary Musicians will honor Women in Music, Women in Politics, Women in Business, and Women in the Media at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library on Sunday, June 26th at 2:00 p.m.

Monday, June 27, 2016

Dr. Diane Collins

Diabetes Prevention

Francis A. Gregory Library

7 p.m.
What is Diabetes? What are some of its precursors?  Join Dr. Diane Collins, a Naturopathic Doctor at the Collins Wellness Center, as she teaches us how to become "fat and calorie detectives." We'll learn how to properly read food labels, identify a healthy meal, and talk about the types of food we need to eat to prevent Diabetes.  

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Freegal Drop-In Clinic: Download Free Music with your Library Card

Francis A. Gregory Library

12 p.m.
What is Freegal Music? Freegal Music is a FREE service with your DC Public Library card! Download up to three songs a week and stream up to twenty-four (24) hours every dayfrom ten thousand labels including Sony Music, with your library card and pin number.  Access to over seven million songs which are DRM-Free and compatible with all .mp3 players and computers.
calories

Go for the Gold in Health and Wellness: The Truth About Calories

Francis A. Gregory Library

6 p.m.
Are the calories on your food package what they appear to be?  Tired of all of the diet fads that count calories? As part of our Summer Reading program series, watch a screening of the BBC documentary The Truth About Calories. You don’t need to eat less if you know how to eat smart!    

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

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. 

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Adult Coloring Book Pattern

Color That Stress Away!

Palisades Library

6:30 p.m.
Have you wondered if you can return to coloring books?  Do you want to relax or de-stress? Do you want to try something more complicated than a children's coloring book? All supplies will be provided, but you may also bring your own. Join us at Palisades Library on Thursday, June 9, and Thursday, July 7, at 6:30 p.m.
Cover of The Palisades of Washington, D.C. by Alice F. Stewart

Walk Through Palisades History

Palisades Library

6:30 p.m.
Go for the Gold in your own neighborhood!  Join us for Walking Tours to historic sites in the Palisades.  6:30 p.m.: Brief History at the Library

Friday, July 1, 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! 

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

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. 
Bollywood Dance Class image

Bollywood Dance Class

Chevy Chase Library

7 p.m.
Join Jaya Mathur, Dance Instructor with the Dance to Health Society, for this class designed to get you up and moving, Bollywood style! Can't make it to this session? Ms. Mathur will also have a session at the Georgetown Neighborhood Library.
Image of Zumba with Roshaunda Jenkins

Summertime Zumba

West End Library

7 p.m.
Join Roshaunda Jenkins, a certified Zumba instructor who has taught regularly at the Southwest and Capitol View branches of DC Public Library, as she brings her experience, skills, and energy to Zumba sessions throughout the city this summer. 

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Adult Coloring Book Pattern

Color That Stress Away!

Palisades Library

6:30 p.m.
Have you wondered if you can return to coloring books?  Do you want to relax or de-stress? Do you want to try something more complicated than a children's coloring book? All supplies will be provided, but you may also bring your own. Join us at Palisades Library on Thursday, June 9, and Thursday, July 7, at 6:30 p.m.

Friday, July 8, 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! 

Monday, July 11, 2016

Bollywood Dance Class image

Bollywood Dance Class

Georgetown Library

7 p.m.
Join Jaya Mathur, Dance Instructor with the Dance to Health Society, for this class designed to get you up and moving, Bollywood style! Can't make it to this session? Ms. Mathur will also have a session at the Chevy Chase Neighborhood Library.
Boys in the Boat

History Book Club

Northeast Library

7 p.m.
Join History Book Club as we go for the gold and discuss The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown.