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Thursday, July 2, 2015

Paul Merklein, Cartoonist

Paul Merklein, Cartoonist

Southwest Library

2 p.m.
Cartoonist Paul Merklein draws famous faces from Dr. Seuss books, Halloween, Banned Books, Super Heroes and... people right from the audience! Participants also learn some drawing techniques. For ages 5 and older.
Uncle Devin

Uncle Devin

Benning (Dorothy I. Height) Library

2:30 p.m.
Enjoy captivating stories with a social message through music and drumming. Ages 2 - 10  
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Lap Time: A Baby Story Time for Infants through Walkers

Cleveland Park Library

2:30 p.m.
Join us every Tuesday and Thursday. There are two sessions each day: 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.
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French Films for Children

Cleveland Park Library

4 p.m.
This program is for children of all ages. On Thursdays, from June 25 through Aug. 6, we will be showing French films that last approximately 30 minutes, occasionally there will be multiple short films each lasting between 10 and 15 minutes.
Paul Merklein, Cartoonist

Paul Merklein, Cartoonist

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

4 p.m.
Cartoonist Paul Merklein draws famous faces from Dr. Seuss books, Halloween, Banned Books, Super Heroes and... people right from the audience! Participants also learn some drawing techniques. For ages 5 and older.
Creating Narratives Using Hip Hop, Poetry and Theatre

Creating Narratives Using Hip Hop, Poetry, and Theatre

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

4 p.m.
Got Bars?! Got Poems?! Or just have a story to tell? This interactive cipher is the first step to transform your stories into so much more.  In this program, you’ll explore what Frederick Douglass and Cole have in common, and what drama and poetry have in common. This workshop is for aspiring, inspired, and established writers and fans of hip hop, poetry and theatre.
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LEGO Club!

Woodridge Library

4 p.m.
Drop by and build during our weekly LEGO club! Create a skyscraper, a pirate ship, or whatever your mind can dream up. Best for ages 5-12.
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LEGO Club

Francis A. Gregory Library

4:30 p.m.
Join us for an hour of building and playing with LEGOs! Kids will be given a theme each session to guide their creations, which will be featured on our branch’s website. 

Chess for Kids

Cleveland Park Library

5 p.m.
Weekly chess instruction for kids of all ages. Our master chess instructor will guide you from learning the basics to advancing your level of skill. Made possible by the Friends of the Cleveland Park Library.
Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site book cover

Pajama Story Time

Southwest Library

6 p.m.
Put on your pajamas, grab your teddy bear, and join us in the Children's Room for a family story time before heading to bed! We'll read stories, sing songs, and perform finger plays together. For children of all ages and their families (children under 9 years old must be accompanied by a caregiver). Please call 202-724-4691 with questions.
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Bobbing Along, on the Bottom of the Beautiful Briny Sea..

Palisades Library

6 p.m.
Join us for our monthly Family Movie Sing-Along, and go on a magical journey to the bottom of the "beautiful briny sea", the Isle of Naboombu, and Portobello Road!  This Disney musical, based on Bed-knob and Broomstick by Mary Norton, features Angela Lansbury and David Tomlinson in starring roles, singing some of your favorite songs!
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.
Big Hero Six

Pajama Movie Night

Tenley-Friendship Library

6:30 p.m.
A huge inflatable robot, Baymax, and prodigy, Hiro, team up with friends to form a band of high-tech heroes.View trailer. Food, pillows, blankets, and PJs are welcome. 
Boy superhero and books!

Hero Stories

Mt. Pleasant Library

7 p.m.
Grab your sleepy toy, wear your pajamas and join us for an all ages story time with singing, dancing, and lots of fun! Every Thursday in the Children’s Room at 7 p.m.  
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Multilingual PJ Story Time

Chevy Chase Library

7 p.m.
Every Thursday evening, put on your pajamas, bring a stuffed animal, and join us for a family story time in multiple languages. We will wind down the day with stories, songs, and rhymes from around the world. This program is for all ages.

Pajama Story Time

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

7 p.m.
All ages story time. Join us in your pajamas!
Summer Reading Logo for children.

Tuskegee Airmen

Rosedale Library

7 p.m.
Join us to hear a story of history from someone who made it happen. Members of the Tuskegee Airmen, the first African-American men to fly in the U.S. Armed Forces. Despite continued racial discrimination and Jim Crow laws, these brave pilots served our country in World War II. 
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West End Nonfiction Book Club

West End Library

7 p.m.
In celebration of the D.C. Public Library’s Adult Summer Reading Program, “Every Hero Has a Story,” please join our book discussion about the life and contributions of Dr.
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Downloadable Media Clinics

Georgetown Library

7:30 p.m.
Join us for these special summertime editions of our monthly Downloadable Media Clinics! As always, we will be here to provide one-on-one hands-on assistance with digital library resources, including OverDrive for e-books and e-audio, Zinio for magazines, and Criterion Collection for films.