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Friday, July 10, 2015

Maker Camp

Maker Camp

Cleveland Park Library

3:30 p.m.
The Cleveland Park Neighborhood Library is a Maker Camp site!   From July 6 - Aug. 14, 2015, we will be doing exciting experiments and projects Monday through Friday, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Children ages 8 and older and teens up to age 16 are invited to come join the fun every day of the camp or to just drop in whenever they are free.   No registration is necessary.
Uno, Dos, Tres con Andrés!

Uno, Dos, Tres con Andrés!

Mt. Pleasant Library

4 p.m.
Kids will sing, shake and dance while learning a little Spanish and Latin American culture. The program combines music, Spanish and social studies, including geography and learning about other cultures.  ​ For ages 3-8.
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Friday Films

Mt. Pleasant Library

4 p.m.
Family Film and Story! Fridays at 4 p.m. Recommended for all ages.

Saturday, July 11, 2015

LEGO

LEGOs!

Mt. Pleasant Library

10 a.m.
Build, explore, and play with LEGOs and DUPLOs in the Children's Room from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. every Saturday! This program is designed for children ages 3-12 years old and their caregivers.  

Construction Junction

Anacostia Library

10 a.m.
Enjoy a weekly play time for young children with constructive play.

Family Story Time

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

10:30 a.m.
Join us for an all-ages story time. 
Stories for the whole family

Family story time

Cleveland Park Library

10:30 a.m.
Family storytime is for children of all ages. Come join us for songs, rythmes and stories.

Family Story Time

Northeast Library

10:30 a.m.
Looking for a fun, family-oriented weekend activity? Look no further! Children and their families are encouraged to let loose and have a ball in the library. Every Saturday, come prepared to laugh, play and have fun! All ages welcome.  
Story time

Family Story Time

Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library

11 a.m.
Bring the family and join us on Saturday mornings for a fun, interactive story time followed by open play time at 11:30 a.m.  Children ages birth to 7 years and their caregivers are welcome. For questions, please contact the children's librarian at 202-541-6025.    
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Baby/Toddler Lap Time

Southeast Library

11 a.m.
Baby/toddler lap times are story times for babies ages birth through 24 months and their caregivers. Come enjoy books, songs, rhymes, fingerplays, bounces, and more! Saturday lap time is held upstairs in the children's area of the main reading room. Tickets are not required. Have a group? Please call ahead of time to make special arrangements.

Weekend Story Time

Francis A. Gregory Library

11 a.m.
Come in for weekend story time as we read, sing and rhyme. This program recommended for families with children ages 0-5. Join us afterwards for our Imaginative Play program. 

Free Bike Clinics

Anacostia Library

12 p.m.
Volunteers from The Bike House collective and Capitol Hill Bikes 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.
Science in the Summer participant

Science in the Summer: Level 1

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

12:30 p.m.
In partnership with the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), your child can learn about simple machines in a free summer program, GSK Science in the Summer™. Students will discover how and why machines can lift huge boulders, build bridges, and pump water.
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Weekend Movies at Deanwood

Deanwood Library

1 p.m.
Come watch hero movies for children with us! Ages 6-8: 1 p.m. Ages 9-12: 3 p.m.
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Free Summer Meals

Anacostia Library

1 p.m.
DC Public Library is participating in the Free Summer Meals Program. Kids and teens eat free lunch July 6 – Aug. 14. No registration required. Lunch will be provided from 1-2:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday.Lunch will be provided at the following locations Monday through Saturday: Anacostia Capital View Dorothy I. Height/Benning William O. Lockridge/Bellevue Lunch will be provided at the following locations Monday through Friday:
Every Hero Has A Story

Mid-Summer Madness

Northeast Library

2 p.m.
Come join us as we have an informal "check-in" for our summer reading program. There will be fun activities, crafts, and light refreshments. Attend to receive your mid-point prizes!  This program is intended for all ages.   For any questions or concerns, please call 202-698-0058 or email us at northeastlibrary@dc.gov.
Science in the Summer participant

Science in the Summer: Level 2

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

3 p.m.
In partnership with the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), your child can learn about simple machines in a free summer program, GSK Science in the Summer™. Students will discover how and why machines can lift huge boulders, build bridges, and pump water.
Baby Mouse Mad Scientist

Mad Science Saturdays

Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library

3:30 p.m.
Fun, inquiry-based, hands-on experiments and literacy activities to spark your child's natural interest in science, technology, engineering, arts, math and making a magnificent mess.  Best for children ages 5-12.   

Sunday, July 12, 2015

movies

Weekend Movies at Deanwood

Deanwood Library

1 p.m.
Come watch hero movies for children with us! Ages 6-8: 1 p.m. Ages 9-12: 3 p.m.
paper dolls of the Racing Presidents at Nationals Park

Hero Fun For Everyone

Lamond-Riggs Library

1:30 p.m.
All ages are welcome to this Family Fun program. We will create paper dolls of the Racing Presidents at Nationals Park using toilet paper tubes. Come in and share the fun, make more than one!  Ready? Set. Go! Let's race... Hero fun for everyone! 

Crafts & Coloring

Francis A. Gregory Library

2 p.m.
Sunday afternoons are for crafts and coloring at Francis Gregory library. Come in and make something to take home - craft, sketch, color, draw or paint! Children ages 12 and younger and their caregivers are welcome, and all craft supplies will be provided.  This program is intended for children ages 4-12 and their families. 
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Early Literacy Workshop: Sing, Talk, and Read

Mt. Pleasant Library

2 p.m.
Come learn the skills your children need to be ready to learn to read. We'll share tips on how to promote early literacy at home in this interactive presentation in the Children's Room on the Second Floor of the library. Your children are welcome: Every child will receive a free book.   The program is for parents and caregivers of children ages birth to 5.
Come to STEAM Team at MLK Library

STEAM Team

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

2 p.m.
Are you interested in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and/or Mathematics? Join us to design, construct, discover, create, and so much more! Topics change from week to week, so give us a call to ask about a certain week's plan at 202-727-1248. Ages 6-12 in the Children's Room.

Sunday Cinema

Anacostia Library

2 p.m.
Please join us in the Anacostia Neighborhood Library children's program room for our weekly showing of a children's movie.

I Made It Myself

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

2 p.m.
All ages arts and crafts.
Family Story Time

Family Funday Sunday

Mt. Pleasant Library

2 p.m.
A variety of family friendly programs that may include dance, music, movement, movies, sign language and much more. Recommended for ages 0-12.  
How Rocket Learned to Read

P.A.L. (People Animals Love) Dog Visit

Southwest Library

2:30 p.m.
Children ages 4-12 are invited to join us for the opportunity to read aloud to a P.A.L. (People Animals Love) dog named Tommy. Children under 9 years old must be accompanied by a caregiver. Please call 202-724-4691 with questions.
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Sunday Crafts

Palisades Library

2:30 p.m.
Please join us every Sunday at the Palisades Library for crafts in the Children's Room! All ages are welcome and crafts will run from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Let's have fun crafting at the library!
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Family Chinese Conversation Corner

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

3 p.m.
Are you learning Chinese in school or speak it with family at home? Practice your Chinese, meet other Chinese speaking families, and make new friends at our Chinese Conversation Corner for children and their families. Participants should know some Chinese already and are encouraged to use Chinese exclusively during conversations.  We will meet in the Children's Area. 你在学校学汉语或者在家与家人说汉语吗? 请到我们的孩子和家庭汉语角, 练习汉语或认识其他的汉语家庭.地点:我们的儿童读物区.

Sunday Stories

Cleveland Park Library

3:30 p.m.
A program incorporating different formats for stories, from songs and movement to books and rhymes. All ages are welcome to participate, but the program is specifically targeted for ages 3 to 8.