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Saturday, May 30, 2015

Every Hero Has a Story

Summer Reading Kick-Off

Mt. Pleasant Library

10 a.m.
Celebrate the start of Summer Reading with us! This year, our theme is "Every Hero Has a Story." Our kick-off celebration will take place during our regularly scheduled Saturday LEGOs! program 10 a.m.-12 p.m. in the Children's Room on the second floor. Come build a LEGO city and a superhero to save the day! Plus, sign up for Summer Reading and start earning prizes!
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Summer Reading Kick-Off Celebration

Woodridge Library

10 a.m.
Enjoy activities for all ages - arts and crafts, scavenger hunts, freebies, drawing for book sacks, balloon pop for prizes, view a super hero film and maybe a visit from our neighborhood heroes! Come in and sign up! Don't forget your library cards to help you travel through a summer of fantastic good reads. Visit your local library for programs and activities or head to DC Public Library's Summer Reading headquarters for more information.
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Summer Reading Kickoff Celebration

Southeast Library

10 a.m.
Join your Southeast Neighborhood Library to celebrate the start of Summer Reading!  10 a.m. to 12 p.m.: All ages can enjoy hero-themed crafts and activities, plus snacks and a superhero photo booth 11 a.m.: Hero story time for families with children ages 0-8. 
Super Family Story Time

Super Family Story Time

Tenley-Friendship Library

10:30 a.m.
To kick off Summer Reading, join us for this special Family Story Time, featuring books, songs, and other fun about heroes.  While you are at the library, sign up for Summer Reading. Also, make superhero-themed crafts following story time.   This year's Summer Reading theme is Every Hero Has a Story. 
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Summer Reading Kickoff

Petworth Library

10:30 a.m.
Join us on the front lawn to play parachute games and sign up for Summer Reading! Each child will get to choose a book to keep.  This program is for children of all ages.
A-STEP @ Tenleytown Flyer

Saturday Tutoring and Enrichment at Tenleytown

Tenley-Friendship Library

11 a.m.
Tenley/Friendship Library is partnering with A-STEP (After-School Tutoring and Enrichment Program) to provide a free tutoring and enrichment program for middle and high school students every Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Tutors will be on hand to help with homework and projects in English, history, math, or science.  Drop by to pick up an enrollment form today!
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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. 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.
Every Hero Has A Story

Summer Reading Kick Off: Superhero Craft Day

Tenley-Friendship Library

11:15 a.m.
Calling all superheroes! Come help us celebrate the launch of Summer Reading. We will be making superhero-themed crafts, such as masks and logos. Take pictures in your disguise in front of our photo booth. 
Every Hero Has a Story

Summer Reading Kick-Off

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

12 p.m.
Holy surprise party, Batman! The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library Summer Reading Kickoff is almost here! Come out to your favorite downtown library for music, DJs, food trucks, superheroes and more!

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. 
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Prepare for the SAT

Petworth Library

1 p.m.
Learn the test layout and strategies to help get the highest score possible on the SAT. This program will be led by a representative from Odyssey Tutors. The presentation will last about 2 hours with time for questions. We will meet in the conference room on the lower level. 
Every Hero Has A Story

Summer Reading Kick-Off

Georgetown Library

2 p.m.
Celebrate the start of this year's summer reading program! This year's theme is Every Hero Has A Story. Attendees of all ages can sign up for summer reading, and there will be crafts and a movie for children, as well as activities for teens and adults. Open to all ages.
Woodridge Anime Club

Woodridge Anime Club

Woodridge Library

3 p.m.
The Woodridge Anime Club is a group for like minded otaku who love to read manga and watch anime. Join us on the above date and time for manga discussions and episode viewings from popular shows listed below. Hope to see you there! Tokyo Ghoul Parasyte the Maxim Death Parade Best for ages 13 and older. 
Games Galore

Games Galore

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

3:30 p.m.
Play board games, video games, our new Wii U, and more! Ages 13-19 in Teen Space.
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Summer Reading Kick-off

Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library

3:30 p.m.
It's a bird. It's a plane. It's... a Superhero Party! This year's summer reading theme is "Every hero has a story" and to celebrate we're hosting an all-ages superhero party to kick it off. There will be activities and prizes for kids, teens, and adults, including a movie, "pin the cape on the superhero," and more. Most important, get signed up for summer reading!

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Board Game Afternoon

Northwest One Library

3 p.m.
Join us at every Sunday afternoon to play fun board games against your friends or learn chess! For kids 10 and older.

Monday, June 1, 2015

Image of an open book, and "Every hero has a story" slogan

Summer Reading!

Palisades Library

(All day)
Summer Reading is currently ongoing -- don't miss out on all the fun! Stop by the Children's Desk to sign up and get started earning prizes!
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AALEAD Workshops for Middle and High School Students

Mt. Pleasant Library

3 p.m.
AALEAD is an after-school program for middle and high school students with workshops on leadership development, educational empowerment, and community. We’ll be meeting after school every week on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3 – 6 p.m. Feb. 18 through August for different activities to hone our leadership skills, technology chops, and other important life skills. Join us!
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Afterschool Lounge

Tenley-Friendship Library

3:30 p.m.
Need a place to sit and chat with friends, play games, or just chill? Come to the Afterschool Lounge on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays and use the library's large conference room as a group study room, game space, lounge and snack area. Board and card games are available. Food and drinks are welcome.  Crafts, trivia tournaments, video games, and other activities will be available on a rotating basis. Ages 11-19. 

Teen Cafe: Homework Help

Palisades Library

3:30 p.m.
Math homework got you stumped? Don't have any earthly idea how to spell logorrhea? Come get homework help at the library! Start the week off right by getting your homework out of the way. Every Monday, there will be a knowledgeable adult here to help you figure out what to do once you've divided something by its circumference.  Meeting in the Teen Space.  This program is for students 13-19.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Summer Book Club: 'Diary of a Wimpy Kid'

Woodridge Library

4 p.m.
Calling all Diary of a Wimpy Kid fans! Please join the Woodridge Library on the above date and time as we open Summer Reading 2015! With your library card, you can checkout the first title within the series while supplies last.
Game Night

Kids and Teen Game Night

Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library

4 p.m.
Join us every Monday for Game Night! Play on the Wii or grab a board game. For children and teens ages 8 to 19.
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Wii Night

Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) Library

5 p.m.
So you think your moves are hot enough for the game? Come join a friendly competition of dance off! Let's see who has the real dance EXPERIENCE!!! Let's see how well you drive! Come dance your pain away every Monday. Ages 13-19.
ForestFeast

Feeder's Advisory: A Book Club For Those Who Love Food

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

7 p.m.
Do you love browsing through cookbooks and trying new recipes? Do you enjoy sampling and sharing new dishes? This month’s selection is Erin Gleeson’s The Forest Feast: Simple Vegetarian Recipes from My Cabin in the Woods.
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Kid's Night: The Science of Superpowers

Mt. Pleasant Library

7 p.m.
Join us for a writing workshop led by 826DC.  This workshop implements a fun, baseline understanding of biology, physics and engineering. Participants will explore the science behind everyday superpowers through experiments inspired by poetry that fit the themes. Delve into the science of superpowers by reflecting on origins, as the we learn about DNA and DNA extraction, experiment with basic engineering skills and construct prototypes, and save the day with an egg drop experiment.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Come to Tech Tuesday

Tech Tuesday

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

4 p.m.
Come to Tech Tuesday in Teen Space and learn hands-on how you can use technology to make digital art, online games, stop motion animation, music production and more. Each week is a different topic, so give us a call to find out a certain week's plan: 202-727-5535. Ages 13-19. See you there!
Yoga

Yoga for Adults and Teens

Southwest Library

7 p.m.
All fitness levels welcome for this free yoga program, with Yoga Activist instructor Mary Koehler. Mats are provided, or you can bring your own.
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Yoga for Adults and Teens

Southwest Library

7 p.m.
All fitness levels welcome for this free yoga program, with Yoga Activist instructor Carrie Hsieh. Mats are provided, or you can bring your own.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

mmm....burrito...

Books & Bites at MLK

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

11 a.m.
The Library is happy to announce the return of Books & Bites!Join us each Wednesday, beginning June 3, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. in front of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library. You can purchase a unique and tasty meal from a food truck, check out the latest hot titles, watch movies from our Criterion collection and sign up for Summer Reading! 
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AALEAD Workshops for Middle and High School Students

Mt. Pleasant Library

3 p.m.
AALEAD is an after-school program for middle and high school students with workshops on leadership development, educational empowerment, and community. We’ll be meeting after school every week on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3 – 6 p.m. Feb. 18 through August for different activities to hone our leadership skills, technology chops, and other important life skills. Join us!