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    Summer Reading

Monday, July 28, 2014

2:30 p.m.

Join us for board gamesGirl playing Checkers, card games, and Wii games.

3:00 p.m.

LegoLEGO Builders is a free-play session using large Duplo LEGO building blocks, for ages 1½ and up.

All materials will be provided by the library. 

7:00 p.m.

summer time!Come hang out at the library with your friends! Every Monday night this summer we'll have lots of fun in the Children's Room with a variety of activities including games, crafts, movies, and more! These activities are recommended for kids ages 6-12.

Kid's Night will occur every Monday from June 23 - August 18, 2014.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

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.

11:00 a.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.
 

1:30 p.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.

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.

Henna ApplicationLearn the art of henna body art application!
 
Henna is thought to bring joy, togetherness and natural beauty — the perfect way to kick off your summer.
 
Earn your Get Crafty badge for Summer Reading by participating in this program!

Every Tuesday from 2 - 4 p.m. in our Teen Space.

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.

Photo used through Creative Commons/ McKay Savage

2:00 p.m.

google maker campFrancis Gregory Library is now a site for Maker Camp from Google and Make: magazine! Every Monday, Tuesday, and Friday, we will be watching a team of makers as they build awesome projects, go on epic virtual "field trips", and interview the world's coolest makers. 

MakerCamp starts at 2 p.m. in the large meeting room upstairs. All kids and teens below the age of 18 welcome. Go to the Maker Camp website for a daily schedule. Call 202-698-6373 with any questions. 

2:30 p.m.

kids doing ScienceLet's learn science every Tuesday at 2:30 pm by doing experiments in the Children's Programming Room.
For children ages 5-12.

3:00 p.m.

Tweens and teens will make buttons of their own design with a button maker.  Teens can make the Summer Reading badges they earn into buttons to show their progress!

4:00 p.m.

beakersThis summer, discover new worlds at your library! 

Explore STEAM subjects through activities, demonstrations, crafts, and experiments.

Topic to be announced in mid-June. 

For children 5-12.

4:30 p.m.

Express Yourself BadgeJoin us for a teen writing workshop with 826DC! Earn the Express Yourself or Get Crafty badges when you participate in this program.

Exquisite Corpse is a parlor game popular among the Surrealists of the early 20th Century. Players begin with part of a drawing or poem, then pass their creation to their neighbor, who adds the next part of the image or composition without seeing much or any of what has already been done. This yields fun and surprising results.  

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.  

5:30 p.m.

bootleg coverThe book for this month's Teen Book Club is Bootleg: Murder, Moonshine, and the Lawless Years of Prohibition by Karen Blumenthal. Come to the teen space at 5:30 p.m. to talk about the book, or just to talk about prohibition. 

6:00 p.m.

Image of Harry Potter & the Sorcerer's StoneJoin us in celebrating Wizard Week at Palisades Library!

Since J.K. Rowling's birthday is this week, we're showing a very special movie based on her best-selling book Harry Potter & the Sorcerer's Stone.  Follow Harry, Ron, and Hermione on their very first journey to Hogwarts, and find out why Harry is known as "the boy who lived." 

You bring the family, and we'll bring the popcorn, plus special wizardly treats!

Rated PG.  Runtime of 148 minutes.

7:00 p.m.

Energize DCThe DC Public Library and Pepco are working together this summer to present classes  at your local library about energy management. As part of this program, our library branches will be holding educational classes designed to help you take control of your energy use. You will learn how to use Pepco’s online energy management tools and create personalized energy management plans. You’ll also learn simple and helpful ideas to help you save money and energy in your home. Click here to view the schedule of these energy education classes.

As part of Energize DC, our local libraries will also be distributing children’s activity pages and fun giveaways as part of the Summer Reading Series. Ask your local library how to get copies. Learn more about Energize DC at takecontroldc.com

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

10:00 a.m.

Teens will crPaper Roller Coasterseate paper roller coasters using paper, tape, and marbles. Earn the STEM Badge at this event.

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.

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.


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

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.

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. 
 
4:30 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. 
7:00 p.m.

Part of our summer reading science program. Ages 4 and up are invited to come explore scientific concepts and conduct experiments. This week we will explore the science of archeology and dig for treasure!

7:00 p.m.

book cover artJoin the Young Prose Book Meetup for a discussion of The Secret History by Donna Tartt.

Under the influence of their charismatic classics professor, a group of clever, eccentric misfits at an elite New England college discover a way of thinking and living that is a world away from the humdrum existence of their contemporaries. But when they go beyond the boundaries of normal morality their lives are changed profoundly and forever, and they discover how hard it can be to truly live and how easy it is to kill.

The Young Prose Book Meetup is a casual and friendly book Meetup for young professionals in DC between the ages of 21 and 35 who like discussing books and drinking beer! We usually meet on the last Wednesday evening of each month at Kitty O'sheas DC in Tenleytown. Please RSVP to victor.benitez@dc.gov or visit http://www.meetup.com/youngprose.