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Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015

Preschool Story Time

Georgetown Library

10:30 a.m.
Stories, music, folktales and fun for Preschoolers and Kindergartners. Recommended for ages 3-5. 

Family Story Time

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

10:30 a.m.
Join us for an all-ages story time. 

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.  
WOL/ Bellevue Library A-STEP Tutoring Program

K-12 Tutoring Program at William O. Lockridge/Bellevue Library

Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) Library

11 a.m.
The William O. Lockridge/ Bellevue Library is partnering with A-STEP (After-School Tutoring and Enrichment Program) to provide a free after-school tutoring program for students in grades K-12. Sessions will be every Saturday 11 a.m.-2 p.m.  Tutors will provide help in reading, mathematics, writing and the sciences while also improving proficiency in using technology and acquiring life skills for succeeding in their academic goals.  We cannot wait to learn with you! 

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. 
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.    
baby reading

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.
heroheroine

How To Be A Hero: The Sequel!

Petworth Library

11:30 a.m.
"How To Be A Hero: The Sequel" is a fun storytelling, reading, writing and drawing program for our Summer Readers, ages 6 - 9.   Let’s explore the continuing adventures of those superhero “alter egos” and bring the adventures to an exciting end! This program can count towards 1 hour (= 4 colored masks) of Summer Reading credit!    
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.
Free Summer Meals Logo

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:
Baseball America's Pastime

Baseball: America's Pastime, Parts 1 and 2

Northeast Library

1 p.m.
Baseball is everywhere in the summer. Because of this, it has been called "America’s Pastime." But it has a varied and troubled history. It only came to dominate the sport scene gradually and through many crises. Ken Burns has put together a history of this important sport for Americans. Come to a showing of part of this great series and engage in an open discussion of baseball, its heroes, its villains, and its influence on American life. This two-part discussion will be held on Saturday, July 18 and Saturday, Aug. 8.
Nacho Libre Movie Poster

Tenley-Friendship Heroic Summer

Tenley-Friendship Library

2 p.m.
“A Hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.” –Christopher Reeve Join us as we spotlight people that persevere against overwhelming trials and become heroes in their own right.  From the real life to the fantastical, join us as we explore the idea of heroism. Feel free to bring your own snacks and drinks.
Come to Family Fun Time!

Family Fun Time

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

2 p.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! Please call the Children's Desk at 202-727-1248 to find out the specific theme for the week.
book about Malaysia

Malaysian Games

Southwest Library

2 p.m.
Come learn and play some fun Malaysian games! For ages 6-12. Children under 9 must be accompanied by an adult. Questions? Please call 202-724-4691. 
Baby Mouse Mad Scientist

Mad Science Saturdays

Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library

3 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.   
Sciencebob

Mini Maker

Parklands-Turner Library

3:30 p.m.
Join the library staff as we encourage you to create, experiment, and design.  On selected days between July 6 and Aug. 14, The Parklands-Turner Neighborhood Library will host fun and exciting experiments and projects. Children and teens ages 8 to 16 should arrive in the children's room 3:30-5:30 p.m to participate. Call ahead for more information: 202-645-4532
Reading Rebel Badge

Super Summer Book Jam! Ninth Grade Meetups

Mt. Pleasant Library

4:30 p.m.
Meetups for rising ninth graders are on Saturdays in Conference Room #1. We’ll talk about the books you’re reading, eat snacks and participate in a quick workshop to earn a Teen Summer Reading badge! 

Sunday, Aug. 2, 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.

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. 

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.
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.  

I Made It Myself

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

2 p.m.
All ages arts and crafts.
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.
Reptiles Alive!

Reptiles Alive!

Mt. Pleasant Library

2 p.m.
Meet reptiles from all over the world in this wild, educational show featuring a giant snake, alligator tortoise, monitor lizard and other amazing reptiles. For ages 5 and older.
Annie movie poster

Singalong Movies!

Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library

2 p.m.
Do you love musicals? Do you wish your life were a musical? Here's your chance to burst into song in the library: every Sunday in August we'll be watching movies featuring great songs that are fun to sing along to. All ages are welcome.    Aug. 2 - Annie (2014), rated PG
crafts

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!
Sciencebob

Mini Maker

Parklands-Turner Library

3:30 p.m.
Join the library staff as we encourage you to create, experiment, and design.  On selected days between July 6 and Aug. 14, The Parklands-Turner Neighborhood Library will host fun and exciting experiments and projects. Children and teens ages 8 to 16 should arrive in the children's room 3:30-5:30 p.m to participate. Call ahead for more information: 202-645-4532

Monday, Aug. 3, 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!

Baby Lap Time

Northeast Library

10 a.m.
An early literacy program that combines doing fingerplays, sharing stories, songs, dances, rhythm activities and baby bounces.  For ages birth to 2. Please call 202-698-0183 with any questions. Story time takes place on the Lower Level.

Wonderful Ones

Cleveland Park Library

10 a.m.
Weekly storytime with stories, music and songs for 1-year-old children. Second session at 11 a.m.