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Thursday, July 7, 2016

Mega Maker

Chevy Chase Library

2 p.m.
Maker Month is here!   From July 5 to July 30, join us for hands-on, creative workshops every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m.   Weekly Themes: July 5-10: Fantasy July 11-17: Motion July 18-24: Fun & Games July 25-30: Engineering & Electronics   Ages 8-19 are invited to come join the fun. No registration necessary.  

Mega Maker

Mt. Pleasant Library

2:30 p.m.
Maker Month is here!   From July 5 to July 30, join us for hands-on, creative workshops every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 2:30 to 4:00 p.m.   Weekly Themes: July 5-10: Fantasy July 11-17: Motion July 18-24: Fun & Games July 25-30: Engineering & Electronics   Ages 8-19 are invited to come join the fun. No registration necessary.   For more info, visit dclibrary.org/makermonth.  

Mega Maker

Cleveland Park Library

3:30 p.m.
Maker Month is here!   From July 5 to July 30, join us for hands-on, creative workshops every Tuesday and Thursday from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m.   Weekly Themes: July 5-10: Fantasy July 11-17: Motion July 18-24: Fun & Games July 25-30: Engineering & Electronics   Ages 8-19 are invited to come join the fun. No registration necessary.   For more info, visit dclibrary.org/makermonth.

Mega Maker

Southeast Library

4 p.m.
Maker Month is here!   From July 5 to July 30, join us for hands-on, creative workshops every Tuesday and Thursday from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m.   Weekly Themes: July 5-10: Fantasy July 11-17: Motion July 18-24: Fun & Games July 25-30: Engineering & Electronics   Ages 8-19 are invited to come join the fun. No registration necessary.   For more info, visit dclibrary.org/makermonth.
Game Night

Parklands-Turner Game Night

Parklands-Turner Library

5 p.m.
If you enjoy playing games, then visit the Parklands-Turner Neighborhood Library on Thursday nights at 5:00 p.m. for Game Night! Kids and teens will enjoy a variety of competitive games; from video games, to card games, to board games! Every Thursday will feature a different type of game. Recommended for ages 7-16.
BARS

BARS

Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) Library

5 p.m.
BARS is a workshop for youth who enjoy rapping, spoken word and beats. Teens will study songs by artists like Kendrick Lamar and Lauryn Hill, discuss writings by Tupac Shakur and Mumia Abu Jamal (among others) and record posse cuts and individual songs that correspond with what they have read. For teens, ages 13-19.
chess pieces

Learn to Play Chess

Deanwood Library

6 p.m.
It's your move! Learn to play chess, improve your game, or practice your moves with other players. This drop-in group is open to all ages and experience levels and meets every Tuesday and Thursday at 6 p.m.
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.
The porcupine of truth by Bill Konigsberg

Queer Book Club July

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

7 p.m.
Come to the next queer book club at Shaw Neighborhood Library!  For July we are reading the The Porcupine of Truth by Bill Konigsberg, winner of the 2016 Stonewall Book Award for Young Adult Literature. 

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! 
Parklands-Turner Film Festival

Parklands-Turner Monthly Film Festival

Parklands-Turner Library

12 p.m.
Visit the Parklands-Turner Library every Tuesday and Friday for a cinematic celebration. Each month library staff will select famous films from the library collection in support of the theme for the current month.  Screen Times:  Tuesdays at noon  Fridays at noon and 3:00 p.m. Monthly themes:
learn to sew, emoji pillows

Kick Back: Learn How to Sew Emoji Pillows

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

2 p.m.
Join us in Teen Space to sew your own emoji pillows. The possibilities are endless. Don’t know how to sew? No problem. We’ll teach you how - it’s easy!
Writopia Logo

Writopia Reading

Tenley-Friendship Library

3 p.m.
Express yourself...and be heard! Young writers from Writopia Lab DC will share their words.

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Yoga picture

Yoga at Your Library

Petworth Library

11 a.m.
Yoga at Your Library is a beginner level yoga class for adults and teens brought to you courtesy of Yoga Activist. No experience is required, and the class is free. You can bring your own mat, but if you don’t have one yoga mats are available for use during the class.
Bike Repair Image

Free Bike Repair Clinics

Anacostia Library

12 p.m.
Volunteers from The Bike House, Gearin' Up Bicycles and Chrome Industries 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.
Keeping Cool with Capoeira

Keeping Cool with Capoeira

Parklands-Turner Library

12 p.m.
Get introduced to the music, rhythm, language and movements of the Afro-Brazilian martial art form.Beginners and advanced students will all have a chance to learn self-defense and creative movements.For teens, ages 13-19.
Trading Card Meetup design.

Trading Card Meetup

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

12 p.m.
Can't get enough of Yu-Gi-Oh, Pokemon, or Magic: The Gathering? Prepare to exhibit your trading card prowess at this day-long event. Enjoy swapability at the expense of your opponents and win weekly bragging rights.  Players will meet until 5 p.m. in Gallery A-6, located on the Lower Level. Games are open to adults and teens and tournaments will be held twice a year. So, come one, come all; just come ready.

Battle Subway Pokémon League

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

2 p.m.
New Meeting Room! If you love Pokémon, you won't want to miss this.  Battle Subway is an official league of the Pokémon Company International.
Summer Board Game Olympics

Summer Board Game Olympics

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

2 p.m.
Play a variety of games and win achievements.  The world of board games is as diverse and interesting as the world of books. Explore different genres of games and collect points. This program takes place in the Center for Accessibility. For teens, ages 13-19.

Monday, July 11, 2016

Mega Maker

Northwest One Library

1 p.m.
Maker Month is here!   From July 5 to July 30, join us for hands-on, creative workshops every Monday from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m.   Weekly Themes: July 5-10: Fantasy July 11-17: Motion July 18-24: Fun & Games July 25-30: Engineering & Electronics Ages 8-19 are invited to come join the fun. No registration necessary.   For more info, visit dclibrary.org/makermonth.  
speech bubbles

#ComicConversationDC

Book Clubs

1 p.m.
Calling all fangirls and fanboys! Please join DCPL librarians for a twitter book club (#ComicConversationDC) on the 2nd Monday of every month from 1-2 p.m.  We discuss comic books, graphic novels, and manga, and invite you to share your thoughts.   Find us @dcpl 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Mega Maker

Petworth Library

1:30 p.m.
Maker Month is here!   From July 5 to July 30, join us for hands-on, creative workshops every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 1:30 to 3:00.   Weekly Themes: July 5-10: Fantasy July 11-17: Motion July 18-24: Fun & Games July 25-30: Engineering & Electronics   Ages 8-19 are invited to come join the fun. No registration necessary.   For more info, visit dclibrary.org/makermonth.  

Mega Maker

Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library

1:30 p.m.
Maker Month is here!   From July 5 to July 30, join us for hands-on, creative workshops every Monday and Wednesday from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m.   Weekly Themes: July 5-10: Fantasy July 11-17: Motion July 18-24: Fun & Games July 25-30: Engineering & Electronics Ages 8-19 are invited to come join the fun. No registration necessary.   For more info, visit dclibrary.org/makermonth.  

Mega Maker

Deanwood Library

2 p.m.
Maker Month is here!   From July 5 to July 30, join us for hands-on, creative workshops every Monday and Wednesday from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m.   Weekly Themes: July 5-10: Fantasy July 11-17: Motion July 18-24: Fun & Games July 25-30: Engineering & Electronics   Ages 8-19 are invited to come join the fun. No registration necessary.   For more info, visit dclibrary.org/makermonth.
Dance Trance Teen

Dance Trance Teen Jam

Southwest Library

4 p.m.
Learn original choreography to one complete song in an hour, and get your heart pumping! Work through choreography step-by-step using a traditional 8-count method.   Waiver required. Please see a library staff member for more information.  
BARS

BARS

Benning (Dorothy I. Height) Library

5 p.m.
BARS is a workshop for youth who enjoy rapping, spoken word and beats. Teens will study songs by artists like Kendrick Lamar and Lauryn Hill, discuss writings by Tupac Shakur and Mumia Abu Jamal (among others) and record posse cuts and individual songs that correspond with what they have read. This program is free and open to the public. For teens, ages 13-19.
The Hunger Games

Teen Movie: The Hunger Games

Georgetown Library

6 p.m.
Come and watch The Hunger Games.  This program is for teens ages 13 through 19.  Please note that this movie is rated PG-13.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Older Adults doing yoga

July Gentle Yoga at Georgetown Library

Georgetown Library

10 a.m.
Join our instructors Tuesdays at the Georgetown Neighborhood Library for a free one-hour yoga class. Our 10 a.m. gentle yoga class is designed to accommodate all skill levels and ranges of motion, especially targeting adults ages 55+.July class schedule: 7/5, 7/12, 7/19, 7/26
Yoga pose

July Yoga at Georgetown

Georgetown Library

11:30 a.m.
Join our instructors every Tuesday at the Georgetown library for a free one-hour yoga class for all levels.  July class schedule: 7/5, 7/12, 7/19, 7/26 Questions? Email georgetownlibrary@dc.gov for more information or to join our email notification list.