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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Summer Flowers

Summer Reading Kick-Off

West End Library

11 a.m.
In conjunction with Uno, Dos, Tres con Andres, join us at West End as we celebrate the start of the DC Public Library Summer Reading Program on June 1, 2016! We will provide you with plenty of information, promotional materials, and reading suggestions! West End Staff is excited to work with you over the Summer. Bring your family for fun and music. Please note that the Uno, Dos, Tres con Andres program is best for families with young children!  
1,2,3 Andres

1,2,3 Andrés! (Andres Salguero)

West End Library

11 a.m.
1, 2, 3 Andrés takes children and adults on a musical journey through the Americas learning about music, language and culture. The program is bilingual (Spanish and English) with new  songs and words to learn as well as traditional songs.  This highly interactive program brings the family together with opportunities to move, sing, dance and learn together!   For kids of all ages

Freegal Drop-In Clinic: Download Free Music with your Library Card

Francis A. Gregory Library

12 p.m.
What is Freegal Music? Freegal Music is a FREE service with your DC Public Library card! Download up to three songs a week and stream up to twenty-four (24) hours every dayfrom ten thousand labels including Sony Music, with your library card and pin number.  Access to over seven million songs which are DRM-Free and compatible with all .mp3 players and computers.
betweenthelines

Between the Lines: Coloring Club for Adults

West End Library

2 p.m.
Coloring just isn't for kids! Get some mid-day relaxation by joining West End every Tuesday and Thursday for Between the Lines, the coloring club for adults. Coloring sheets and coloring pencils provided.

Summer Reading Kick-Off

Rosedale Library

5 p.m.
To kick off summer reading, children can enjoy the film The Phantom Tollbooth and take home a copy of the book! The movie is rated G and runs for one hour and thirty minutes. The free books are available while supplies last.  

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Summer Reading Logo

Ready, Set, Read! Summer Reading Begins!

Cleveland Park Library

(All day)
The moment you've been waiting for has arrived- it's time for summer reading fun at DC Public Library! Starting today (June 1), you can register for the 2016 Summer Reading Program: Go For the Gold- Read! Log your readings and start to win prizes on our new online platform!
Koala Lou book cover

Summer Reading Kick-Off

Lamond-Riggs Library

10:30 a.m.
The Summer Reading Program will run from June 1 to August 26 with the theme Go for the Gold--Read!  Join our kick-off with a story from the Bush Olympics, a craft, and of course, signing up for summer reading! All ages welcomed!  
Uno, Dos, Tres con Andrés!  (Andres Salguero)

1,2,3 Andrés! (Andres Salguero)

Anacostia Library

10:30 a.m.
1, 2, 3 Andrés takes children and adults on a musical journey through the Americas learning about music, language and culture. The program is bilingual (Spanish and English) with new  songs and words to learn as well as traditional songs. This highly interactive program brings the family together with opportunities to move, sing, dance and learn together!   For kids of all ages  
Reptiles Alive

Reptiles Alive!

Northeast Library

2 p.m.
Meet exciting live animals and learn funny stories and facts about them.   For ages 5 and up
The Bubble Lady

Summer Reading Kick-Off: Go for the Gold!

Palisades Library

3:30 p.m.
Palisades Library will be kicking off our Summer Reading program with bubbles! Sign up for Summer Reading and watch a special performance from the Bubble Lady. 
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Minute to Win It Challenge

Tenley-Friendship Library

3:30 p.m.
Come to Tenley Library and participate in challenges based on the popular TV game show Minute to Win It as we kick off Teen Summer Reading.   Be silly, have fun and win some neat prizes. Ages 11-19.  
Go for the Gold

Summer Reading Kickoff: Go for the Gold!

Tenley-Friendship Library

3:30 p.m.
Calling all champions: Go for the Gold and come help us celebrate the launch of Summer Reading! We will be making Olympic-themed crafts, such as mini-torches and medals. 
goforthegold

Summer Reading Kickoff

Petworth Library

4 p.m.
DC Public Library's Summer Reading program is here again, and this year's theme is "Go For the Gold-Read!" We will enjoy fun games on the front lawn and inside the library. This program is for all ages. Start your summer off right by signing up for Summer Reading!
Book cover for "Super Mario : how Nintendo conquered America " by Jeff Ryan.

Teen Gaming

Petworth Library

4 p.m.
Teens, you are invited to come and get your game on. Whether you like video games or board games, this is your time to make new friends, show off your gaming skills, and have fun.  

Thursday, June 2, 2016

betweenthelines

Between the Lines: Coloring Club for Adults

West End Library

2 p.m.
Coloring just isn't for kids! Get some mid-day relaxation by joining West End every Tuesday and Thursday for Between the Lines, the coloring club for adults. Coloring sheets and coloring pencils provided.
Little Giants

Summer Reading Kick-Off at Georgetown Neighborhood Library

Georgetown Library

4 p.m.
Join us as we kick off this year's Summer Reading program!  This year's program will run from June 1 to August 26 and the theme is Go for the Gold--Read!  Celebrate with stories, crafts, and a showing of Little Giants.  This program is open to children ages birth to twelve.
Go For the Gold Clip Art

Summer Reading Kick Off!

Mt. Pleasant Library

4 p.m.
Go for the Gold and sign up for Summer Reading! Join in some friendly competition games in the Children's Room.  
Summer Reading Kick Off

Summer Reading Kick Off: Go For the Gold!

Capitol View Library

5 p.m.
Join us on Thursday, June 2, 2016 for our Summer Reading Kick Off from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Children, youth, teenagers and adults can sign up to win prizes and READ ,READ, READ! We will  also have games and lots of things to do. GO for the GOLD with us here at Capitol View Library.
Stack of Books

Kickoff Adult Summer Reading with the Friends of Palisades Library Book Sale

Palisades Library

6:30 p.m.
Kickoff the Adult Summer Reading Program at the Palisades Library with an exclusive shopping tour of the Friends of Palisades Library's Book Sale Backroom!
Image of D'Angelo Kinard

Summertime Self-Defense Class

Rosedale Library

7 p.m.
Join D'Angelo Kinard of Advanced Sports Performance as he teaches the basics of self-defense during this 90 minute session. Can't make it to this class? Mr. Kinard will also have a session at the Palisades Neighborhood Library

Friday, June 3, 2016

surprise

Fun Friday

Rosedale Library

(All day)
Every Friday during the summer is a surprise at Rosedale! Come and find out what's in store, including special performers, games with prizes, and other fun events! 
Author Matt de la Pena

Author Event: Matt de la Peña

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

10:30 a.m.
Young adult Author and Newbery Medal winner Matt de la Peña will speak in the Great Hall.
Teen Kick Off flier

Teen Summer Kick-Off

Mt. Pleasant Library

3:30 p.m.
Come by the library after school for the Teen Summer Reading kick off! Learn about this year's program, and participate in activities that will get you closer to winning awesome prizes. Ages 13-19

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Summer Reading Street Scene

Sidewalk Registration Kickoff

Cleveland Park Library

10 a.m.
Drop by the sidewalk table between 10 am and 3 p.m., meet staff, sign up for Summer Reading.  We're excited about Summer Reading and are waiting to jump start your summer reading with loads of recommendations.
movie cat

Movie Morning

Rosedale Library

10 a.m.
Relax a little during the summer! Children can relax and enjoy a special film showing at Rosedale each Saturday. 
Podium with three young readers holding up books

Summer Reading Kickoff!

Woodridge Library

10 a.m.
Kick off Summer Reading at Woodridge with a day of crafts, games, movies, and more to celebrate this year's theme- Go For the Gold: Read!  Readers and library-enthusiasts of all ages can sign up for this year's program and earn prizes all summer long!
Cantaré (Cecilia Esquivel):  Latin American Music

Cantaré (Cecilia Esquivel): Latin American Music

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

10:30 a.m.
Kick off Summer Reading with a special performer!  Audiences are transported to Latin America through the many rhythms and unique instruments from different  regions, while learning about the three cultures that shaped Latin music– Indigenous, European & African.​