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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Elena Ferrante's books image

Elena Ferrante’s 'Neapolitan Novels' Book Club

Tenley-Friendship Library

6:30 p.m.
Ferrante’s "Neapolitan Novels," a series about two perceptive and intelligent girls from Naples who try to create lives for themselves within a violent and numbing culture, consist of My Brilliant Friend (2010), 

Friday, May 29, 2015

Board Games

Board Game Afternoons

Georgetown Library

4 p.m.
Join us for Board Game fun every Friday afternoon in the Georgetown Children's Room!   These games are appropriate for children ages 5 and older

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Image of an open book, and "Every hero has a story" slogan

Sign up for Summer Reading!

Palisades Library

(All day)
Sign up for Summer Reading, and join us for an action-packed summer! Summer Reading officially begins today, and runs through the end of August. Sign up today, and start earning prizes!
Every Hero Has a Story

Every Hero Has a Storybook

Northeast Library

(All day)
As part of DC Public Library's system-wide kickoff for Summer Reading, come to Northeast Library. Check out books about some of Northeast staff's favorite heroes, on display for the day. Then tell us about your favorite heroes. Fill out a word bubble, take a picture of yourself with it, and post it to social media using #whoisyourhero.
Superhero Mask

Summer Reading Kick-Off

Northeast Library

(All day)
Celebrate the kick-off of summer reading with a bang! Join the Northeast library staff for fun activities to help get the Summer Reading Program swinging. This year's theme is "Every Hero Has A Story."   Hero storytime 10:30 a.m. second floor 0-5 years Make Your Own Masks
Every Hero Has a Story

Summer Reading Kick-Off

Mt. Pleasant Library

10 a.m.
Celebrate the start of Summer Reading with us! This year, our theme is "Every Hero Has a Story." Our kick-off celebration will take place during our regularly scheduled Saturday LEGOs! program 10 a.m.-12 p.m. in the Children's Room on the second floor. Come build a LEGO city and a superhero to save the day! Plus, sign up for Summer Reading and start earning prizes!
DCPL Summer Reading

Summer Reading Kickoff Celebration

Southeast Library

10 a.m.
Join your Southeast Neighborhood Library to celebrate the start of Summer Reading!  10 a.m. to 12 p.m.: All ages can enjoy hero-themed crafts and activities, plus snacks and a superhero photo booth 11 a.m.: Hero story time for families with children ages 0-8. 
summmer reading 2015

Summer Reading Kick-Off Celebration

Woodridge Library

10 a.m.
Enjoy activities for all ages - arts and crafts, scavenger hunts, freebies, drawing for book sacks, balloon pop for prizes, view a super hero film and maybe a visit from our neighborhood heroes! Come in and sign up! Don't forget your library cards to help you travel through a summer of fantastic good reads. Visit your local library for programs and activities or head to DC Public Library's Summer Reading headquarters for more information.
Super Family Story Time

Super Family Story Time

Tenley-Friendship Library

10:30 a.m.
To kick off Summer Reading, join us for this special Family Story Time, featuring books, songs, and other fun about heroes.  While you are at the library, sign up for Summer Reading. Also, make superhero-themed crafts following story time.   This year's Summer Reading theme is Every Hero Has a Story. 
parachute

Summer Reading Kickoff

Petworth Library

10:30 a.m.
Join us on the front lawn to play parachute games and sign up for Summer Reading! Each child will get to choose a book to keep.  This program is for children of all ages.
Every Hero Has A Story

Summer Reading Kick Off: Superhero Craft Day

Tenley-Friendship Library

11:15 a.m.
Calling all superheroes! Come help us celebrate the launch of Summer Reading. We will be making superhero-themed crafts, such as masks and logos. Take pictures in your disguise in front of our photo booth. 
Every Hero Has a Story

Summer Reading Kick-Off

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

12 p.m.
Holy surprise party, Batman! The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library Summer Reading Kickoff is almost here! Come out to your favorite downtown library for music, DJs, food trucks, superheroes and more!
Every Hero Has A Story

Summer Reading Kick-Off

Georgetown Library

2 p.m.
Celebrate the start of this year's summer reading program! This year's theme is Every Hero Has A Story. Attendees of all ages can sign up for summer reading, and there will be crafts and a movie for children, as well as activities for teens and adults. Open to all ages.
Image of an open book, and "Every hero has a story" slogan

Summer Reading Kick-off

Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library

3:30 p.m.
It's a bird. It's a plane. It's... a Superhero Party! This year's summer reading theme is "Every hero has a story" and to celebrate we're hosting an all-ages superhero party to kick it off. There will be activities and prizes for kids, teens, and adults, including a movie, "pin the cape on the superhero," and more. Most important, get signed up for summer reading!

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Board Game Afternoon

Northwest One Library

3 p.m.
Join us at every Sunday afternoon to play fun board games against your friends or learn chess! For kids 10 and older.

Monday, June 1, 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!
Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Summer Book Club: 'Diary of a Wimpy Kid'

Woodridge Library

4 p.m.
Calling all Diary of a Wimpy Kid fans! Please join the Woodridge Library on the above date and time as we open Summer Reading 2015! With your library card, you can checkout the first title within the series while supplies last.
Pow!

Kid's Night: The Science of Superpowers

Mt. Pleasant Library

7 p.m.
Join us for a writing workshop led by 826DC.  This workshop implements a fun, baseline understanding of biology, physics and engineering. Participants will explore the science behind everyday superpowers through experiments inspired by poetry that fit the themes. Delve into the science of superpowers by reflecting on origins, as the we learn about DNA and DNA extraction, experiment with basic engineering skills and construct prototypes, and save the day with an egg drop experiment.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

mmm....burrito...

Books & Bites at MLK

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

11 a.m.
The Library is happy to announce the return of Books & Bites!Join us each Wednesday, beginning June 3, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. in front of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library. You can purchase a unique and tasty meal from a food truck, check out the latest hot titles, watch movies from our Criterion collection and sign up for Summer Reading! 

Friday, June 5, 2015

Image of man holding Olympic torch

Greek Adventure!

Palisades Library

3:30 p.m.
Celebrate Rick Riordan’s birthday with Ancient Greek heroes, volcanic eruptions, and more!  Ages 8 and older.
Board Games

Board Game Afternoons

Georgetown Library

4 p.m.
Join us for Board Game fun every Friday afternoon in the Georgetown Children's Room!   These games are appropriate for children ages 5 and older

Saturday, June 6, 2015

movies

Weekend Movies at Deanwood

Deanwood Library

3 p.m.
Movies for children ages 6-12.

Sunday, June 7, 2015

movies

Weekend Movies at Deanwood

Deanwood Library

3 p.m.
Movies for children ages 6-12.

Monday, June 8, 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!

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Every Hero has a Story

Neighborhood Heroes: Women Writers of the Harlem Renaissance in D.C.

Rosedale Library

7 p.m.
Kim Roberts, D.C. poet, editor of Beltway Poetry Quarterly, and local literary historian, will share some lesser-known history of women writers who were active in Washington, D.C. during the Harlem Renaissance. Come learn about these local heroes and the history they lived. 
Comics Code Authority

Heroes and Villains and Vampires: Censoring Comics from 1954-2011

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

7 p.m.
In 1954, a group of publishers formed the Comics Code Authority (CCA) and began quietly censoring American comic books. Intended to shield children from violence and vulgarity, the Comics Code prohibited everything from depictions of nudity and supernatural creatures to the use of the words “terror” and “horror” in comic book titles. DC Comics and Archie Comics both published books with the Comics Code seal as late as 2011.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

mmm....burrito...

Books & Bites at MLK

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

11 a.m.
The Library is happy to announce the return of Books & Bites!Join us each Wednesday, beginning June 3, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. in front of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library. You can purchase a unique and tasty meal from a food truck, check out the latest hot titles, watch movies from our Criterion collection and sign up for Summer Reading! 
Words

Writing Games on Capitol Hill

Southeast Library

7 p.m.
Want to write but don't know where to start? Be the superhero you've been waiting for: your power is finding inspiration everywhere!

Friday, June 12, 2015

Fringe Music in the Library

FRINGE Music in the Library: The CooLots

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

12 p.m.
The CooLots are an original rock and soul band hailing from the Washington, D.C. area. A melting pot of different styles and talents, The CooLots come together to create feelings never experienced before. These creations embody sincerity, musicality, rock, funk, and soul, with influences including: N.E.R.D, Me'Shell N'Degeocello, Sade, Staind, Erykah Badu, Kanye West and System of A Down. Food trucks will be on site or bring your lunch to eat in the historic Great Hall. 
Board Games

Board Game Afternoons

Georgetown Library

4 p.m.
Join us for Board Game fun every Friday afternoon in the Georgetown Children's Room!   These games are appropriate for children ages 5 and older