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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

10:30 a.m.

Stories, songs and rhymes for ages 3-5.

If you are interested in scheduling a class visit for a separate story time, please call the library at 202-698-1959.

10:30 a.m.

Each weekly program will include songs, fingerplays, action rhymes and picture books. Occasionally, we also hope to have instruments, flannel board stories and puppets.  Groups are welcome. 

Ages 3-5.

10:30 a.m.

Andres Salguero imageSing, shake and sound out rhythms while trying regional Latin dances and practicing Spanish words. Dance to La Bamba, discover the colors in Spanish and meet friends of all kinds, including an iguana named Juana!

For ages birth -- 5.

10:30 a.m.

Join us for books, songs, rhymes, and finger plays as we continue to strengthen early literacy skills while enjoying stories together.  An easy craft activity follows story time each week. Designed for children ages 2 to 5 and their caregivers.

10:30 a.m.


Fizz, Boom Read!  Full S.T.E.A.M. ahead with story time for our younger readers.
 
This summer read aloud program is designed for children birth to age five and their parent or caregiver.  The emphasis will be on stories with a Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Design and Math, theme.   Craft, activity or experiment to follow stories.  It is never too early to foster a love of reading and the sciences in your child.
Story time helps children learn and practice early literacy skills in a fun, playful setting. Story time attendees are encouraged to engage with the librarian all while reading stories, singing songs, and learning new rhymes.

 Ages 2-5. Robot and girl reading book

11:00 a.m.

Stories, songs, and rhymes for ages 2-5, with their caregivers.

For safety's sake, there is a limit of 75 participants for each story time.

Remember -- there is a story time at 10 a.m. and another repeated at 11 a.m.

To schedule a class visit, please call 202-671-3125.

11:00 a.m.

Stories, songs and so much more. 

F
or children ages 1-4 and their caregivers.

Space is limited to 60 people.

11:00 a.m.

Boy Reading BookThis story time helps children with early language and literacy skills through reading stories, singing songs, learning new rhymes and honing visual literacy skills with the librarian.

For ages 3-5 years.

11:00 a.m.

Baby/toddler lap times are story times geared for babies ages birth to 24 months and their caregivers.

Tickets are required for entry. Tickets are available in the Children's Room 10 minutes before Lap Time begins.

11:00 a.m.

Stories, music and rhymes for 2-year-olds.

11:30 a.m.

Baby Lap TimeJoin us for nursery rhymes, songs, bounces, and stories for babies!  This program is interactive for baby and caregiver, and helps babies to develop an awareness for language and books. 

Looking for some great books for your child?  Try D.C. Public Library's Suggested Books for Pre-K, or Fred Rogers Company's Best Books for Babies list!

12:00 p.m.

cow jumps over the moonJoin us for a fun, interactive story time that encourages early language and literacy skills through stories, songs and rhymes.

Wonderful Ones & Twos is a caregiver and child program for children that are walking up to and including age two.

You must register each week for this program.

Please call 202-727-1449 or email tenleylibrary@dc.gov to register. 

12:15 p.m.

Baby/toddler lap times are story times geared for babies ages birth to 24 months and their caregivers.

Tickets are required for entry. Tickets are available in the Children's Room 10 minutes before Lap Time begins.

1:00 p.m.

Maker camp









The Georgetown Library is now a Maker Camp site! The Maker Camp is sponsored by Make: and Google.  From July 7 until August 15 we will be doing exciting experiments and projects every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 1 to 3 p.m.  Children 8 and above and teens are invited to come join the fun every day of the camp or just whenever they are free, there is no registration necessary.  And every Friday at 2 p.m. you can join us at the library or at home for a streaming Field Trip to places like Cartoon Network, Lego Land and Jim Henson's workshop! For more information please visit the Maker Camp website or the Georgetown Library.



Week 1: July 7-11
Makers in Motion 

Be it by land, sea, or air, makers are always moving, using the things we build to propel ourselves forward with the power of our imaginations. Being a part of Maker Camp means you’re on the move as well, and it’s no coincidence we’ll be launching this awesome summer-long journey from the spaceport to the future, the New York Hall of Science.

Streaming Field Trip Friday to Google Treks at 2 p.m. on July 11.

Week 2: July 14-18
Art and Design

When we make something, we’re infusing it with a little bit of ourselves, whether it’s a robot or a painting, and this week campers get to try their hands at merging form and function to create things that are beautiful as well as useful. People say it’s important to create art for art’s sake; at Maker Camp we make for making’s sake.

Streaming Field Trip Friday to Cartoon Network Studios at 2 p.m. on July 18.

Week 3: July 21-25
Fun & Games

It wouldn’t be summer if we couldn’t take a little time to play, and this is the week we devote to making fun. Let’s get outside and fly a homemade kite, or build a fort, or invent a new and exciting game to play with the friends we’ve met at Maker Camp. Whatever the outcome of the game, everyone wins when we make it ourselves.

Streaming Field Trip Friday to Lego in Billund, Denmark at 12 noon and Disney at 2 p.m. on July 25.

Week 4: July 28-August 1
Science & Technology

Makers push the boundaries—where others see roadblocks, we see opportunities to overcome using our imaginations and the tools around us. And if something we need doesn’t yet exist, we make it ourselves. As part of Maker Camp, you accept the challenge to look forward, dream of better things, and then figure out how to make them a reality. It’s up to every one of us to create the future, and learning how to make is the first step.

Streaming Field Trip Friday to Google’s self-driving car team at 2 p.m. on August 1.

Week 5: August 4-8
DIY Music

We may not know the name of the song, but if you hum a few bars, we can probably build an instrument to play it on. At Maker Camp this week, we celebrate music by learning how we can make it ourselves. While building a guitar or an amplifier may seem like something only craftspeople can do, you’d be surprised what you can make with a few parts scrounged from around your home. And once you’ve made your own instrument, it’ll be time to jam with the other campers, and make some noise!

Streaming Field Trip Friday to Blue Man Group at 2 p.m. on August 8.

Week 6: August 11-15
Make: Believe

In a world where the line between reality and fantasy is thinner than a carbon nanotube, making our imaginations come true can be a whole lot of fun. In this final week of Maker Camp, we bring a little Hollywood magic to life, learning about special effects and make-up, and exploring the make in make believe.

Streaming Field Trip Friday to Jim Henson’s Creature Shop at 2 p.m. on August 15.



1:30 p.m.

children with goggles onThis summer come learn about Bioscience!
 
Build models of plant and animal cells and learn how they are similar and different. Discover why cells are important for life. Use magnifying glasses to examine everyday things up close and microscopes to look inside the cells of plants and animals. Learn about bacteria and find out why some bacteria are helpful and others are harmful.
 
Advance registration required. Registration begins June 1. Come to the library to register or call 202-541-6351 for more information. Space is limited.
 
1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Level I (Grades 2-3)
3- 4 p.m. Level II (Grades 4-6)
 
GSK Science in the Summer is a free science education program sponsored by GSK, in partnership with AAAS and the DC Public Library.
 

2:00 p.m.

Reptiles Alive! logoGet an exciting introduction to the world of reptiles. Learn snake secrets and laugh at lizard stories and turtle tales. Featured animals may include a boa constrictor, tortoise, exotic lizards and other amazing animals.
 

2:00 p.m.

scientist groupExplore STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) with hands-on activities. Each week will be a different adventure!

  • Wednesday, June 25 - Volcano Madness
  • Wednesday, July 2 - Bubble Mania
  • Wednesday, July 16 - Space Exploration with 826DC
  • Wednesday, July 23 - Make Your Own Ice Cream with 826DC
  • Wednesday, July 30 - Make-Believe Science with 826DC
  • Wednesday, August 6 - Build a Bridge
  • Wednesday, August 13 - Marshmallow Engineering
  • Wednesday, August 20 - Gross Out Science

 

826dc logo826DC is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting students ages 6-18 with their creative and expository writing skills, and to helping teachers inspire their students to write.
  

These activities are recommended for kids ages 6-12.

2:00 p.m.

book coverJoin the Tenley-Friendship Book Discussion Group and discuss The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Spark.

The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie is the elegantly styled classic story of a young, unorthodox teacher and her special--and ultimately dangerous--relationship with six of her students.

The Tenley-Friendship Book Discussion Group meets every last Wednesday of the month, except for November and December, at 2 p.m. in the Medium Conference Room. All welcome!

2:30 p.m.

Girl holding sun drawingCome join us for fun children's storytelling activities.  Tell your story by creating your own illustrations.

3:30 p.m.

Join us for songs, books and more!

A program for children 12-24 months.

Registration required: To sign up, come in or call us at 202-282-0021.

4:00 p.m.

Chess instruction for kids of all ages.

4:00 p.m.

storytimehenPlease join us for stories, songs, and rhymes for children 3 to 5 years old and their caregivers.

For questions, please call the children’s reference desk at 202-727-1449.

4:00 p.m.

STEMAre you interested in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and/or Mathematics? Join us to design, construct, discover, create, and so much more! 

Ages 6-12

Please call 202-698-0183 if you have any questions.


4:00 p.m.

Explore with a different hands-on Science activity every Wednesday afternoon.  Ages 5+.  

4:00 p.m.

Spark a Reaction Logo and Badges

Stop by the Teen Space at Mt. Pleasant Neighborhood Library all July and August and earn badges for Teen Summer Reading. On Wednesdays we will always have an activity relating to blue badges and on Thursdays we do yellow. 1 Yellow + 1 Blue = Free Chipotle. 2 Yellow + 2 Blue = Nats tickets and a chance to win big!

Spark a Reaction
this summer to win prizes!
 
Check our calendar for more events at your library. 
 
Click here for complete info about the Library’s Summer Reading Programs and sponsors. 
 
4:00 p.m.

pile of LEGOsTweens, looking for a way to spend your summer afternoons? Stop by Petworth Library and get your LEGO on! Put your creativity to use and improvise or try to build something specific and complex. Depending on the crowd and various interests, there may be a weekly theme challenge to make things more interesting and encourage some friendly competition. After the program, final creations will be displayed in the Children's Room. Let's see what you can build in an hour!

Program will occur in the Children's Program Room. Ages 9-12.

4:00 p.m.

Join us for hands-on activities in our outdoor garden!  This program is designed for ages 5-12; children younger than 9 must be accompanied by an adult. 

4:00 p.m.

Join us for Kids' Book Club at 4 p.m. on the last Wednesday of every month. Ask for book club books at the information desk. Didn't read the official book selection? That's okay! Come anyway, share a book that you like and tell us why we should read it!

Ages 7-11

4:30 p.m.

Come in after school to play board games, cards or do puzzles. 

Recommended for ages 4-12. All children under 9 must be supervised by a parent or guardian over the age of 13. 

4:30 p.m.

Beat Club image

Beat Club is a digital music workshop that gives teens the opportunity to create music together in a welcoming environment. Earn the Digital DIY or STEM badges when you participate in this workshop.
 
No previous musical experience is necessary. Using touch-screen digital synthesizers, they play different instruments to create and record songs on-the-fly. Recordings are made available afterwards for free from dcbeatclub.com
 
Spark a Reaction this summer to win prizes!  
 
Check our calendar for more events at your library. 
 
Click here for complete info about the Library’s Summer Reading Programs and sponsors.