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Sunday, May 3, 2015

Cyclists

Sewing Workshop: Make Your Own Bike Bag

Southeast Library

1:30 p.m.
Join local sewing teacher Chris Cooper to learn basic sewing machine skills and make your own bike or tote bag. 

I Made It Myself

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

2 p.m.
All ages arts and crafts.
Hugo Book Cover

Make Your Own Automaton

Palisades Library

2:30 p.m.
The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick, revolves around an automaton with a secret message inside. Automata are non-electronic mechanical devices that are made of metal, wood or paper and perform a certain function. Join us to make your own paper automaton at the library! Can't make it on the May 3? Pick up a paper kit during the week to make your own automaton at home.

Monday, May 4, 2015

Building Wonder, Designing Dreams: The Bookmaking of Brian Selznick

Building Wonder, Designing Dreams: The Bookmaking of Brian Selznick

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

(All day)
This interactive, multi-media exhibit for all ages celebrates the bookmaking of children’s author and illustrator, Brian Selznick—his exquisite artistry, experimentation with form and narrative and spellbinding storytelling. It is timed to engage visitors with Selznick’s work and themes in anticipation of his May 8 lecture and May 9 family program at the library; visit dclibrary.org/selznick for details.
"Magic in the Margins" book cover

Reader's Theatre

Mt. Pleasant Library

4 p.m.
Calling all readers! Please join us in the children's room on Monday, May 4 at 4 p.m. for Reader's Theatre.
The Invention of Hugo Cabret

Make Your Own Automaton

Mt. Pleasant Library

7 p.m.
The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick revolves around an automaton with a secret message inside.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Building Wonder, Designing Dreams: The Bookmaking of Brian Selznick

Building Wonder, Designing Dreams: The Bookmaking of Brian Selznick

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

(All day)
This interactive, multi-media exhibit for all ages celebrates the bookmaking of children’s author and illustrator, Brian Selznick—his exquisite artistry, experimentation with form and narrative and spellbinding storytelling. It is timed to engage visitors with Selznick’s work and themes in anticipation of his May 8 lecture and May 9 family program at the library; visit dclibrary.org/selznick for details.
Pinata for Cinco de Mayo!

Cinco de Mayo

Palisades Library

3:30 p.m.
We're celebrating Cinco de Mayo and the culmination of our Dia de Los Ninos festivities with an afternoon of bilingual stories and crafts.​ Break goodies out of our library-made piñata, listen to fun music, and make luchador masks to take home! 

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Building Wonder, Designing Dreams: The Bookmaking of Brian Selznick

Building Wonder, Designing Dreams: The Bookmaking of Brian Selznick

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

(All day)
This interactive, multi-media exhibit for all ages celebrates the bookmaking of children’s author and illustrator, Brian Selznick—his exquisite artistry, experimentation with form and narrative and spellbinding storytelling. It is timed to engage visitors with Selznick’s work and themes in anticipation of his May 8 lecture and May 9 family program at the library; visit dclibrary.org/selznick for details.

Pre-School Story Time

Mt. Pleasant Library

10 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.

Pre-School Story Time

Mt. Pleasant Library

11 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.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Building Wonder, Designing Dreams: The Bookmaking of Brian Selznick

Building Wonder, Designing Dreams: The Bookmaking of Brian Selznick

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

(All day)
This interactive, multi-media exhibit for all ages celebrates the bookmaking of children’s author and illustrator, Brian Selznick—his exquisite artistry, experimentation with form and narrative and spellbinding storytelling. It is timed to engage visitors with Selznick’s work and themes in anticipation of his May 8 lecture and May 9 family program at the library; visit dclibrary.org/selznick for details.
Book Wonderstruck

Celebrate the Wonderful Author Brian Selznick!

Petworth Library

4 p.m.
In honor of the Arbuthnot lecture series, MLK library is hosting a series of programs celebrating famed children's book author and illustrator Brian Selznick.
Washington Area Bicycle Association

Women & Bicycles Storytelling Hour with WABA

Northeast Library

6:30 p.m.
Join WABA's Women & Bicycles group for an evening of camaraderie, storytelling, and skillsharing. The group facilitates good, old fashioned storytelling and welcomes newcomers, especially gals who aren't already involved in the group or don't already bike. Each month they choose a theme, you bring different kinds of stories on that theme. This month's theme: What is family.
Bookcover of Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick

Parent-Child Book Club

Takoma Park Library

7 p.m.
The Takoma Park Neighborhood Library's Parent-Child Book Club will discuss Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick.
1st Thursday Evening Poetry Readings

First Thursday Evening Poetry Series

Georgetown Library

7 p.m.
The Georgetown Neighborhood Library celebrates the second year of First Thursday Evening Poetry Readings starting April 2.  Each session will host two featured poets, followed by an open mic.   Please join us to celebrate our local poets and bring your own poems to read.

Friday, May 8, 2015

Building Wonder, Designing Dreams: The Bookmaking of Brian Selznick

Building Wonder, Designing Dreams: The Bookmaking of Brian Selznick

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

(All day)
This interactive, multi-media exhibit for all ages celebrates the bookmaking of children’s author and illustrator, Brian Selznick—his exquisite artistry, experimentation with form and narrative and spellbinding storytelling. It is timed to engage visitors with Selznick’s work and themes in anticipation of his May 8 lecture and May 9 family program at the library; visit dclibrary.org/selznick for details.
Come see Brian Selznick give this year's Arbuthnot speech at DCPl

Brian Selznick Arbuthnot Honor Lecture

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

7 p.m.
Children's author and illustrator Brian Selznick will give the 2015 May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture. The title of his talk will be Love Is a Dangerous Angel: Thoughts on Queerness and Family in Children's Books.

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Building Wonder, Designing Dreams: The Bookmaking of Brian Selznick

Building Wonder, Designing Dreams: The Bookmaking of Brian Selznick

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

(All day)
This interactive, multi-media exhibit for all ages celebrates the bookmaking of children’s author and illustrator, Brian Selznick—his exquisite artistry, experimentation with form and narrative and spellbinding storytelling. It is timed to engage visitors with Selznick’s work and themes in anticipation of his May 8 lecture and May 9 family program at the library; visit dclibrary.org/selznick for details.
bike

Bikes and Sites of Woodridge Neighborhood

Woodridge Library

10 a.m.
Come exercise and enjoy a bike tour of this wonderful and vibrant neighborhood. The tour will start at the Woodridge Interim Library  located at 1790 Douglas St. NE and end at the site of the new Woodridge Neighborhood Library at 1801 Hamlin St. NE. The new Woodridge Neighborhood Library is currently under construction. Please call the library at 202-541-6226 for additional information.
Washington Area Bicycle Association

Everyday Biking Workshop with WABA

Deanwood Library

10:30 a.m.
Ever considered biking to the store to save time? Or biking to work to save money? Or maybe you just want to get out and exercise and be outside more? 
Brian Selznick

A Visit with Brian Selznick

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

2 p.m.
Meet award-winning children's author and illustrator Brian Selznick. Children may ask questions of Selznick during the first portion of the program. They will then have a chance to meet him and have up to four books signed. Books may be purchased onsite or brought from home. This will be a great time to explore the multi-media, interactive exhibit, “Building Wonder, Designing Dreams: The Bookmaking of Brian Selznick,” and to try out a variety of staff-led activities related to Selznick’s books.  Call 202-727-1248 for more information.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Building Wonder, Designing Dreams: The Bookmaking of Brian Selznick

Building Wonder, Designing Dreams: The Bookmaking of Brian Selznick

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

(All day)
This interactive, multi-media exhibit for all ages celebrates the bookmaking of children’s author and illustrator, Brian Selznick—his exquisite artistry, experimentation with form and narrative and spellbinding storytelling. It is timed to engage visitors with Selznick’s work and themes in anticipation of his May 8 lecture and May 9 family program at the library; visit dclibrary.org/selznick for details.

I Made It Myself

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

2 p.m.
All ages arts and crafts.
Cover of Wonderstruck

Make Your Own Cabinet of Wonder

Palisades Library

2:30 p.m.
In Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick, 12-year-old Ben keeps a collection of things that are important to him in a wooden box. After finding out about early museum collections and Cabinets of Wonder, Ben wonders whether he is a curator and whether his own Cabinet of Wonder is a museum box.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Building Wonder, Designing Dreams: The Bookmaking of Brian Selznick

Building Wonder, Designing Dreams: The Bookmaking of Brian Selznick

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

(All day)
This interactive, multi-media exhibit for all ages celebrates the bookmaking of children’s author and illustrator, Brian Selznick—his exquisite artistry, experimentation with form and narrative and spellbinding storytelling. It is timed to engage visitors with Selznick’s work and themes in anticipation of his May 8 lecture and May 9 family program at the library; visit dclibrary.org/selznick for details.
Book cover for "The bike thief" by Rita Feutl.

Teen Film

Petworth Library

4 a.m.
In Manhattan, a bike messenger picks up an envelope that attracts the interest of a dirty cop, who pursues the cyclist throughout the city.  PG-13. 91 minutes. 2012.
"Duck on a Bike" book cover

Reader's Theatre: Featuring ‘Duck on a Bike’

Mt. Pleasant Library

4 p.m.
Calling all readers! Please join us in the children's room on Monday, May 11 at 4 p.m. for Reader's Theatre.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Building Wonder, Designing Dreams: The Bookmaking of Brian Selznick

Building Wonder, Designing Dreams: The Bookmaking of Brian Selznick

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

(All day)
This interactive, multi-media exhibit for all ages celebrates the bookmaking of children’s author and illustrator, Brian Selznick—his exquisite artistry, experimentation with form and narrative and spellbinding storytelling. It is timed to engage visitors with Selznick’s work and themes in anticipation of his May 8 lecture and May 9 family program at the library; visit dclibrary.org/selznick for details.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Building Wonder, Designing Dreams: The Bookmaking of Brian Selznick

Building Wonder, Designing Dreams: The Bookmaking of Brian Selznick

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

(All day)
This interactive, multi-media exhibit for all ages celebrates the bookmaking of children’s author and illustrator, Brian Selznick—his exquisite artistry, experimentation with form and narrative and spellbinding storytelling. It is timed to engage visitors with Selznick’s work and themes in anticipation of his May 8 lecture and May 9 family program at the library; visit dclibrary.org/selznick for details.