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Thursday, July 31, 2014

6:00 p.m.

Come and participate in the chess club activities at the Anacostia Neighborhood Library. Every Thursday, engage your chess moves with other players.
This program is open to youth ages 10 to 16.  Call 202-715-7707 for more information.

6:30 p.m.

cartoon people playing video gameCome join the Southwest Neighborhood Library for game nights!

Come play a host of Wii video games or enjoy a nice board game.

Game nights will be every Monday and Wednesday night.

6:30 p.m.

GNG Guitars Not Guns is a free national music program that uses music as a catalyst to encourage children and teens. This music program fosters personal development and encourage youths to use their creativity to divert themselves from self destructive influences to positive self empowerment. Participants who finish the program of 10 weeks will be rewarded with their very own personal guitar!

Parent or guardian permission is required to attend this class. Each class consists of a maximum of 10 students so please sign up early!

Ages 8-18

Friday, August 1, 2014

3:00 a.m.

Mario Kart Wii Are you the best?
 - Or do you just think you’re the best?

 

At this tournament, there will only be one winner.
 - Will it be you?


Prizes await our champion.
 

Photo by RatchetMario on deviantart

10:30 a.m.

Image of keyboardIt's the time of year all kids dread and all parents long for - back to school! Get ready for those piles of homework at Step Into Children's and Homework Help Online Resources. The library is here to help you and your child do the best they can do in school and beyond!

Meet us in Room 311 (third floor computer lab) for librarian-led instruction and hands-on practice with these valuable resources!

Contact Sarah Arnold at sarah.arnold@dc.gov with questions.

Required Skills: Basic computer skills and previous experience using a Web browser is preferable.

2:00 p.m.

google maker campFrancis Gregory Library is now a site for Maker Camp from Google and Make: magazine! Every Monday, Tuesday, and Friday, we will be watching a team of makers as they build awesome projects, go on epic virtual "field trips", and interview the world's coolest makers. 

MakerCamp starts at 2 p.m. in the large meeting room upstairs. All kids and teens below the age of 18 welcome. Go to the Maker Camp website for a daily schedule. Call 202-698-6373 with any questions. 

Saturday, August 2, 2014

10:30 a.m.

Family Story TimeJoin us on Saturday morning for a fun family story time.

Stories and activities for the whole family!

12:00 p.m.

Trading Card Meetup logoCan't get enough of Yu-Gi-Oh, Pokemon, or Magic: The Gathering?

Prepare to exhibit your trading card prowess at this day-long event in the Great Hall. Enjoy swapability at the expense of your opponents and win weekly bragging rights. 

Players will meet until 5 p.m. in the lounge area in front of the Digital Commons. Games are open to adults and teens and tournaments will be held twice a year.

So, come one, come all; just come ready.

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

3:00 p.m.

WOD Anime Club

Visit the Woodridge Library this Summer through September and interact with like-minded otaku in the following activities:


 

  • Episode Viewings
  • Group Discussions
  • Manga Chat
  • Character Debates
  • Recommendations
  • Games
  • and Snacks!!


Join us on each date below or particular weekends at your convenience from 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm.

Saturday, July 19
Saturday, August 2
Saturday, August 16
Saturday, August 30
Saturday, September 13
Saturday, September 27

3:30 p.m.

Gamer's Galore at MLK Library Teen SpaceCome to the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library Teen Space to get your game on every Saturday afternoon.  From our variety of board games and trading card games to our stock of video games for the Nintendo Wii and XBox 360, we have something for everyone to play and enjoy!

Ages 13-19. 

Sunday, August 3, 2014

1:00 p.m.

craft project clip artSundays @the Teen Space are for the creative, the artsy, and the inspired!

From basic bracelet-making to Manga cartooning and duct tape projects, we have a range of fun activities for a perfect crafternoon.

Check the wall calendar in the Teen Space for upcoming projects - suggestions welcome!

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

2:00 p.m.

google maker campFrancis Gregory Library is now a site for Maker Camp from Google and Make: magazine! Every Monday, Tuesday, and Friday, we will be watching a team of makers as they build awesome projects, go on epic virtual "field trips", and interview the world's coolest makers. 

MakerCamp starts at 2 p.m. in the large meeting room upstairs. All kids and teens below the age of 18 welcome. Go to the Maker Camp website for a daily schedule. Call 202-698-6373 with any questions. 

4:00 p.m.

Rainbow Duct Tape RosesWant to make great DIY pieces to show off to family and friends?
Come to Art Attack in Teen Space! 
Stop by and make cool crafts while hanging out with friends. We provide the materials, YOU provide the creativity!

Ages 13-19.

Join us for the following special Art Attack programs during the summer months and earn badges as part of the Teen Summer Reading Program: 

June 30: E-textiles: Teens will create LED cuff bracelets using LEDs, batteries, and conductive thread. Earn the STEM and Get Crafty Badges at this event.

July 7: 
Street Art & Fashion: Teens will have an opportunity to make freezer stenciled tees, chalk spray paint art, or graffiti lettering. Earn the Get Crafty Badge at this event.

August 4: 
Engineering-Paper Roller Coasters: Teens will create paper roller coasters using paper, tape, and marbles. Earn the STEM Badge at this event.

August 11: 
Stop Motion Videos: Teens will create Vine or Instagram videos using weird props & DIY backdrops on their own mobile devices or a DCPL iPad. Earn the STEM and Get Crafty Badges at this event.

4:30 p.m.
Ipad and Books
Teen Workshop

Come learn or advance your Download Media Skills
by using the DC Public Library website.

In the Workshop,you will be taught how
to do quick research for papers,
download music, and Stream Videos.


You can do this all on these type of devices
Nook and Ipad.

In the Main Meeting Room 

For more information 202-243-1184.
 



4:30 p.m.

chessChildren and teens learn winning strategies for playing chess.
Best ages 7- 19

5:00 p.m.

Join us every Monday evening for Teen Night!

Every other week will be fun with video and board games. The rest of the time we'll be doing a variety of activities like watching movies, duct tape crafts, homework help, and more!

5:00 p.m.

Back to School Teen Book Discussion:
First They Killed My Father By Loung Ung

First the Killed My Father book coverThis book is on many high school reading lists this summer.  During this book discussion, teens will discuss their views on the book over pizza and drinks so they are prepared for the new school year.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

3:00 a.m.

An interactive workshop presented by the National Museum of Health and Medicine.  If you like to watch crime shows such as CSI or Bones, this is the program for you!  Teens will examine a real set of human bones to determine the identity of an unknown person. Ages 12-18.

1:00 p.m.

Maker Camp









The Georgetown Library is now a Maker Camp site! The Maker Camp is sponsored by Make: and Google.  From July 7 until August 15 we will be doing exciting experiments and projects every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 1-3 p.m..  Children 8 and above and teens are invited to come join the fun every day of the camp or just whenever they are free, there is no registration necessary.  And every Friday at 2 p.m. you can join us at the library or at home for a streaming Field Trip to places like Cartoon Network, Lego Land and Jim Henson's workshop! For more information please visit the Maker Camp website or the Georgetown Library.



Week 1: July 7-11
Makers in Motion 

Be it by land, sea, or air, makers are always moving, using the things we build to propel ourselves forward with the power of our imaginations. Being a part of Maker Camp means you’re on the move as well, and it’s no coincidence we’ll be launching this awesome summer-long journey from the spaceport to the future, the New York Hall of Science.

Streaming Field Trip Friday to Google Treks at 2 p.m. on July 11.

Week 2: July 14-18
Art and Design

When we make something, we’re infusing it with a little bit of ourselves, whether it’s a robot or a painting, and this week campers get to try their hands at merging form and function to create things that are beautiful as well as useful. People say it’s important to create art for art’s sake; at Maker Camp we make for making’s sake.

Streaming Field Trip Friday to Cartoon Network Studios at 2 p.m. on July 18.

Week 3: July 21-25
Fun & Games

It wouldn’t be summer if we couldn’t take a little time to play, and this is the week we devote to making fun. Let’s get outside and fly a homemade kite, or build a fort, or invent a new and exciting game to play with the friends we’ve met at Maker Camp. Whatever the outcome of the game, everyone wins when we make it ourselves.

Streaming Field Trip Friday to Lego in Billund, Denmark at 12 noon and Disney at 2 p.m. on July 25.

Week 4: July 28-August 1
Science & Technology

Makers push the boundaries—where others see roadblocks, we see opportunities to overcome using our imaginations and the tools around us. And if something we need doesn’t yet exist, we make it ourselves. As part of Maker Camp, you accept the challenge to look forward, dream of better things, and then figure out how to make them a reality. It’s up to every one of us to create the future, and learning how to make is the first step.

Streaming Field Trip Friday to Google’s self-driving car team at 2 p.m. on August 1.

Week 5: August 4-8
DIY Music

We may not know the name of the song, but if you hum a few bars, we can probably build an instrument to play it on. At Maker Camp this week, we celebrate music by learning how we can make it ourselves. While building a guitar or an amplifier may seem like something only craftspeople can do, you’d be surprised what you can make with a few parts scrounged from around your home. And once you’ve made your own instrument, it’ll be time to jam with the other campers, and make some noise!

Streaming Field Trip Friday to Blue Man Group at 2pm on August 8th.

Week 6: August 11-15
Make: Believe

In a world where the line between reality and fantasy is thinner than a carbon nanotube, making our imaginations come true can be a whole lot of fun. In this final week of Maker Camp, we bring a little Hollywood magic to life, learning about special effects and make-up, and exploring the make in make believe.

Streaming Field Trip Friday to Jim Henson’s Creature Shop at 2 p.m. on August 15.



 

2:00 p.m.

Henna ApplicationLearn the art of henna body art application!
 
Henna is thought to bring joy, togetherness and natural beauty — the perfect way to kick off your summer.
 
Earn your Get Crafty badge for Summer Reading by participating in this program!

Every Tuesday from 2 - 4 p.m. in our Teen Space.

Spark a Reaction
 this summer to win prizes!

Check our calendar for more events at your library.

Click here for complete info about the Library's Summer Reading Programs and sponsors.

Photo used through Creative Commons/ McKay Savage

2:00 p.m.

google maker campFrancis Gregory Library is now a site for Maker Camp from Google and Make: magazine! Every Monday, Tuesday, and Friday, we will be watching a team of makers as they build awesome projects, go on epic virtual "field trips", and interview the world's coolest makers. 

MakerCamp starts at 2 p.m. in the large meeting room upstairs. All kids and teens below the age of 18 welcome. Go to the Maker Camp website for a daily schedule. Call 202-698-6373 with any questions. 

4:00 p.m.

Come hang out at the library every Tuesday afternoon and relax with the Wii and more!

Check our online calendar for more Teen events at DC Public Library.

Ages 13-19.

4:00 p.m.

Girl playing video gamesHad a rough day at school? Just need an hour or two to socialize and unwind? Join us for exciting times with the Wii. Come play Mario Kart, Smartypants, and more!

Patrons ages 13-19.

Please call 202-698-0183 with any questions.

4:30 p.m.

Game On Badge image

Join us for a workshop with 826DC! Earn the Express Yourself or Game On badges when you attend this workshop.

There are plenty of students who are more interested in video games than in writing – and that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Video games offer an entirely new way to provide and experience narrative. In traditional forms of writing, a lot of the rules are already established – the party’s over. What makes games so compelling is the sense that they often provide of walking into a traditional storytelling experience – but with an added, unfamiliar feeling that you have agency in this world.

In this workshop, students will use the elements and narrative conventions of video games to create stories of their very own. 


Spark a Reaction this summer to win prizes!  

Check our calendar for more events at your library.  
 
Click here for complete info about the Library’s Summer Reading Programs and sponsors.  

5:00 p.m.

Have some great ideas for teen programs? Want to help plan the next teen party?

Come to the Teen Space for Teen Advisory Group! We meet every Tuesday. 

Call 202-698-6373 for more information.

6:00 p.m.

Come and participate in the chess club activities at the Anacostia Neighborhood Library. Every Tuesday, engage your chess moves with other players.
This program is open to youth ages 10 to 16.  Call 202-715-7707 for more information.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

6:30 a.m.

The hottest song of the summer is "Fancy."  Come see the inspiration for the video, a hilarious classic movie starring Alicia Silverstone.  

1:00 p.m.

Maker camp









The Georgetown Library is now a Maker Camp site! The Maker Camp is sponsored by Make: and Google.  From July 7 until August 15 we will be doing exciting experiments and projects every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 1 to 3 p.m.  Children 8 and above and teens are invited to come join the fun every day of the camp or just whenever they are free, there is no registration necessary.  And every Friday at 2 p.m. you can join us at the library or at home for a streaming Field Trip to places like Cartoon Network, Lego Land and Jim Henson's workshop! For more information please visit the Maker Camp website or the Georgetown Library.



Week 1: July 7-11
Makers in Motion 

Be it by land, sea, or air, makers are always moving, using the things we build to propel ourselves forward with the power of our imaginations. Being a part of Maker Camp means you’re on the move as well, and it’s no coincidence we’ll be launching this awesome summer-long journey from the spaceport to the future, the New York Hall of Science.

Streaming Field Trip Friday to Google Treks at 2 p.m. on July 11.

Week 2: July 14-18
Art and Design

When we make something, we’re infusing it with a little bit of ourselves, whether it’s a robot or a painting, and this week campers get to try their hands at merging form and function to create things that are beautiful as well as useful. People say it’s important to create art for art’s sake; at Maker Camp we make for making’s sake.

Streaming Field Trip Friday to Cartoon Network Studios at 2 p.m. on July 18.

Week 3: July 21-25
Fun & Games

It wouldn’t be summer if we couldn’t take a little time to play, and this is the week we devote to making fun. Let’s get outside and fly a homemade kite, or build a fort, or invent a new and exciting game to play with the friends we’ve met at Maker Camp. Whatever the outcome of the game, everyone wins when we make it ourselves.

Streaming Field Trip Friday to Lego in Billund, Denmark at 12 noon and Disney at 2 p.m. on July 25.

Week 4: July 28-August 1
Science & Technology

Makers push the boundaries—where others see roadblocks, we see opportunities to overcome using our imaginations and the tools around us. And if something we need doesn’t yet exist, we make it ourselves. As part of Maker Camp, you accept the challenge to look forward, dream of better things, and then figure out how to make them a reality. It’s up to every one of us to create the future, and learning how to make is the first step.

Streaming Field Trip Friday to Google’s self-driving car team at 2 p.m. on August 1.

Week 5: August 4-8
DIY Music

We may not know the name of the song, but if you hum a few bars, we can probably build an instrument to play it on. At Maker Camp this week, we celebrate music by learning how we can make it ourselves. While building a guitar or an amplifier may seem like something only craftspeople can do, you’d be surprised what you can make with a few parts scrounged from around your home. And once you’ve made your own instrument, it’ll be time to jam with the other campers, and make some noise!

Streaming Field Trip Friday to Blue Man Group at 2 p.m. on August 8.

Week 6: August 11-15
Make: Believe

In a world where the line between reality and fantasy is thinner than a carbon nanotube, making our imaginations come true can be a whole lot of fun. In this final week of Maker Camp, we bring a little Hollywood magic to life, learning about special effects and make-up, and exploring the make in make believe.

Streaming Field Trip Friday to Jim Henson’s Creature Shop at 2 p.m. on August 15.