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Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Mega Maker

Southwest Library

3 p.m.
Maker Month is here!   From July 5 to July 30, join us for hands-on, creative workshops every Tuesday and Wednesday from 3:00 to 4:30 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.
I Spy Patterns and Puzzles program flyer

I Spy: Patterns and Puzzles for Teens, Tweens & Young Children

Parklands-Turner Library

3 p.m.
Every Tuesday after school, join the teens, tweens, and young children who test their visual, spatial, mathematical, and logical acumen, using mandalas; logical geometric and pictorial puzzles; LEGO; wooden blocks; and more.  I Spy Hours: 3:00-5:00 p.m.NOTE: Children aged 8 and under must be accompanied and actively supervised by a caregiver aged 13 years and older. 
Teacher with Students

Mad Science

Cleveland Park Library

3:30 p.m.
Marvels of Motion   Learn the fundamentals of motion including Newton’s 3 Laws of Motion and the science behind some of your favorite Olympic sports.    Find out why this show is a “blast!”   For ages 6 and up  

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.
Toddler Art and Stories

Smart with Art and Stories Tuesday

Rosedale Library

5 p.m.
Spend the summer showing off and creating some art! On Tuesdays throughout the summer children can visit Rosedale and enjoy a short story time and then an hour of arts and crafts. 
Summer Reading Logo

Get in the Game: Summer Activities

Palisades Library

5:30 p.m.
Every week this summer, stop by the Teen Space to try a fun activity! There will be a mix of things to try, including crafts, challenges, and contests with prizes.
BARS

BARS

Deanwood Library

6 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.  
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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.
Brain Games

Brain Games and a History of Puzzles

Tenley-Friendship Library

6:30 p.m.
Brain Games and a History of Puzzles: A two-hour class examining the most popular types of puzzles and why they fascinate us and remain timeless classics. Participants will learn some of the mathematics, logical deduction, and language skills behind these puzzles.

Mini Maker

Francis A. Gregory Library

11:15 p.m.
Maker Month is here!   From July 5 to July 30, join us for hands-on, creative workshops every Tuesday from 11:15 to 11:45 a.m.   Weekly Themes: July 5-10: Fantasy July 11-17: Motion July 18-24: Fun & Games July 25-30: Engineering & Electronics   Children ages 3 to 7 with an adult are invited to come join the fun. No registration necessary.  

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

The Uncle Devin Show

The Uncle Devin Show

Anacostia Library

10:30 a.m.
Enjoy an interactive musical experience by renowned drummer Devin Walker.  This show connects with children through the drum and the art of storytelling that will lead toward their personal, cultural & social development. For ages 3 – 10

Mini Maker

Takoma Park Library

10:30 a.m.
Maker Month is here!   From July 5 to July 30, join us for hands-on, creative workshops every Wednesday from 10:30 to 11:00 a.m.   Weekly Themes: July 5-10: Fantasy July 11-17: Motion July 18-24: Fun & Games July 25-30: Engineering & Electronics   Children ages 3 to 7 with an adult are invited to come join the fun. No registration necessary.  

Mini Maker

Parklands-Turner Library

1 p.m.
Maker Month is here!   From July 5 to July 30, join us for hands-on, creative workshops every Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 12:00 to 12:30 p.m.   Weekly Themes: July 5-10: Fantasy July 11-17: Motion July 18-24: Fun & Games July 25-30: Engineering & Electronics   Children ages 3 to 7 with an adult are invited to come join the fun. No registration necessary.  

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

Parklands-Turner 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, Thursday, and Friday from 12:30 to 2:00 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.  

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.  

Engineering Wednesday

Rosedale Library

2 p.m.
Did you ever want to build a mini-catapult or a paper airplane? On Wednesdays during the summer children can spend an hour designing and creating a special engineering project. 

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

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.
Karen Brown:  Visual Artist  & Arts Educator

Karen Brown: Visual Artist & Arts Educator

Georgetown Library

2 p.m.
Make one-of-a-kind books and bookmarks through techniques such as pop-ups, maze books, accordion and The One Page Wonder!     For ages 6-12

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.  
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Wacky Tacky Crafts

Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) Library

3 p.m.
Crafts are relaxing and perfect for yourself, your home, or to give away as gifts. Bellevue Staff will help you make wonderful and simple fun-filled crafts with things found around the house or office.  

Mega Maker

Southwest Library

3 p.m.
Maker Month is here!   From July 5 to July 30, join us for hands-on, creative workshops every Tuesday and Wednesday from 3:00 to 4:30 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.

Mega Maker

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

3:30 p.m.
Maker Month is here!   From July 5 to July 30, join us for hands-on, creative workshops the following Wednesdays from 3:30 to 5 p.m.   Weekly Themes: July 5-10: Fantasy 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.  

Mini 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 Wednesday from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Weekly Themes:

Mega Maker

Takoma Park Library

4 p.m.
Maker Month is here!   From July 5 to July 30, join us for hands-on, creative workshops every Wednesday 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.  
BARS

BARS

Lamond-Riggs 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.
Child Yoga

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 wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat.
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Hitchcock Film Series: The Man Who Knew Too Much

West End Library

5:30 p.m.
It's hot outside, so come visit West End Library and chill yourself with our AC and a film, The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956), directed by the master of suspense, Alfred Hitchcock.In honor of Summer Reading, West End Library is screening Hitchcock films every other week. The following is a complete listing of his films that will be screened this summer:
Pres. Lincoln at Fort Stevens 1864

Civil War Battle of Fort Stevens – The Story in Photos, Then and Now

Takoma Park Library

7 p.m.
Fort Stevens was the focus of the only Civil War battle in the nation’s capital and the only time a sitting President (Lincoln) has come under direct enemy fire.