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Saturday, June 4, 2016

Summer Reading Logo

Summer Reading Kickoff: Training Camp

Chevy Chase Library

11 a.m.
Get your body and mind ready for Summer Reading!   Stop by the courtyard* in front of the Chevy Chase Library to train for success and sign up for Summer Reading. Activities and giveaways for all ages.   *Rain location is the 2nd floor. 
Go for the Gold, Read!

Summer Reading Kickoff!

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

1 p.m.
Join us for an afternoon of fun and excitement as we kickoff our 2016 Summer Reading Program! Activities and events every hour throughout the building provide the best way to start summer. Prizes, giveaways, and raffles for all ages available all day!   

Eyes-Free Family Yoga

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

1 p.m.
Instructors from the Metro Washington Association of Blind Athletes will help us kick-off the Summer Reading Program with some healthy yoga for people who are blind or visually impaired, and their families and friends!
Go for the Gold summer reading logo

Summer Reading Kickoff!

Southeast Library

1 p.m.
Start summer the right way with Southeast Library’s Summer Reading Kickoff! Join us for an afternoon of fun and excitement as we start our 2016 Summer Reading ProgramSchedule of Events:1 p.m. -3 p.m.: Sign-up for Summer Reading and receive a sign-up prize and a free treat from Captain Cookie! (While supplies last.) Don't miss your chance to meet one of the Nationals President mascots!
Retro Jumpers:  Double Dutch Team

Retro Jumpers: Double Dutch Team

Southeast Library

2 p.m.
Jumping rope is a great way to burn calories, tone muscles and improve your cardiovascular endurance. Come learn how to Double Dutch jump and get your exercise done for the day in a fun way.   Ages 6 and up   Note: The Nationals have provided jump ropes to be given away at this event (while quantities last).   Participants will have to sign a waiver to participate.
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Movie Matinee

Benning (Dorothy I. Height) Library

2:15 p.m.
Feature movie will be kids' choice. Three movie options will be available for selection. All programs are free and open to the public. For ages 6-12.
Book Cover Angry Birds

Live Action Angry Birds

Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library

3 p.m.
Warm up for a summer of reading, romping, and revenge on evil pigs! We'll be kicking off Summer Reading 2016 at Shepherd Park Library with a live action version of the hit game Angry Birds.  Make your own angry birds, build an evil pig tower, and catapult your way to destruction. And while you're knocking down pigs, sign up the whole family for summer reading!   All ages welcome. Second floor program room.  

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Sean Gaskell plays the West African Kora

Summer Reading Kick Off Party

Northeast Library

2 p.m.
Kick off summer reading at your Northeast Neighborhood Library on Sunday, June 5 from 2 - 4 p.m. First, join our guest Girl Scout troop for camping stories and book recommendations at 2 p.m. Then, learn about and hear songs on the West African Kora, an ancient 21-stringed harp played by guest artist Sean Gaskell at 3 p.m.   See library staff to sign up for summer reading any time during the party!  For all ages. 
movie cat

Movie Matinee

Benning (Dorothy I. Height) Library

2:15 p.m.
Feature movie will be kids' choice. Three movie options will be available for selection. All programs are free and open to the public. For ages 6-12.

Monday, June 6, 2016

Nicolo the Jester

Nicolo the Jester

Rosedale Library

10 a.m.
Nicolo keeps the students amazed with his formidable juggling skills all the while reciting his funny poems.    Children will have an opportunity to try spinning plates on sticks and balls on their fingers, while wearing funny hats.   For ages 4 - 8  
1,2,3 Andres

1,2,3 Andrés! (Andres Salguero)

Woodridge 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
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ESL Conversation Circle

West End Library

3 p.m.
Come chat and practice your English with a librarian and others who are interested in improving their language skills.
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Mad Science: Things That Go Boom!

Petworth Library

4:30 p.m.
Discover the science behind sound and vibration! See amazing color-changing chemical reactions. Explore sublimation, radical reactions, and more. This program is for ages 6 and up and is part of the library's season-long Summer Reading program.
Sean Gaskell picture

Summer Reading Kick-Off at Takoma Park (DC) Library

Takoma Park Library

7 p.m.
Monday, June 6 at 7:00 p.m.  Join us as we kick-off Summer Reading 2016 at Takoma Park (DC) Library with a musical performance featuring guest artist, Sean Gaskell, playing traditional songs on the Kora, a 21-string harp used in West Africa.  All Ages.  Check out our webpage for exciting programs all summer long, http://dclibrary.org/takoma.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Image of Pancakes

Go for the Golden Pancakes; Read!

Parklands-Turner Library

(All day)
It's time for the Parklands-Turner Library to host our official Summer Reading Kickoff with a contest to help you get excited about the DC Public Library's Summer Reading theme for 2016 "Go for the Gold; Read!"
Chipotle Fundraiser 2016

2016 Chipotle Fundraiser for DC Public Library

Anacostia Library

(All day)
Cause an Effect Make eating a selfless act by dining at any Washington, DC Chipotle location on Tuesday, June 7, from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Show the image from this post on your smartphone or tell the cashier you would like your meal to benefit the Library, and 50 percent of the proceeds will be donated to DC Public Library Foundation.
Starting Blocks

Ready, Set, GOLD! The Parklands-Turner Summer Reading Kickoff

Parklands-Turner Library

(All day)
READY, SET, GOLD! Visit the Parklands-Turner Neighborhood Library on Tuesday, June 7 for the official Congress Heights kickoff of the DC Public Library's Summer Reading Club.  Activities are planned to share our excitement about Summer Reading and the theme for 2016 "Go For the Gold, Read!"
Movie Theater Interior at Gallery Place DC

Go for the Golden Ticket - Teen Summer Reading Signup Contest

Parklands-Turner Library

(All day)
Parklands-Turner Library Teens, Get Excited about summer reading today, Go for the Golden Ticket! Every teen (ages 13-19) who signs up for Summer Reading at Parklands-Turner on June 6, 7 & 8, and checks out at least one young adult book at the same time, will be entered to win a $25.00 Movie pass for the movie of his or her choice at Gallery Place Regal Cinemas 14 in Downtown DC.  The prize will be awarded on Friday Jun 10th at 5:00 p.m. 
Family Programs, Summer Reading, Kids, Crafts

Carry the Torch!

Parklands-Turner Library

11 a.m.
Are you excited about the Summer Olympics? Do you wish you could carry a flaming torch? The Library can't provide you with a real flaming torch, but we can help you to make a light-up pretend torch after preschool story time; and you can take your torch home with you! As part of the Parklands-Turner Library Summer Reading Kickoff celebration from June 7 to June 10, all neighborhood preschool aged children are invited to participate in a special craft project following the 10:00 a.m. story time in the Children's area of the library on Tuesday, June 7. 
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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.
Gold,Silver, and Bronze Medals

"Go For The Gold" Summer Reading Kick- Off Party

Northwest One Library

3:30 p.m.
Join Us at the Northwest One Library for a fun-filled afternoon. We're excited to celebrate the start of Summer Reading 2016. There will be a variety of games for everyone to enjoy as well as Coffee & Conversation and  Summer Reading Sign-Up. Staff will be available to answer your Summer Reading questions and assist you with the registration process. We look forward to seeing you and your families.
Keeping Cool with Capoeira

Keeping Cool with Capoeira

Mt. Pleasant Library

4:30 p.m.
Get introduced to the music, rhythm, language and movements of the Afro-Brazilian martial art form.Beginners and advanced students will all have a chance to learn self-defense and creative movements.For teens, ages 13-19.
Toddler Art and Stories

Smart with Art and Stories Tuesday

Rosedale Library

5 p.m.
Spend the summer showing off and creating some art! On Tuesdays throughout the summer children can visit Rosedale and enjoy a short story time and then an hour of arts and crafts. 
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Get in the Game: Summer Activities

Palisades Library

5:30 p.m.
Every week this summer, stop by the Teen Space to try a fun activity! There will be a mix of things to try, including crafts, challenges, and contests with prizes.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Uno, Dos, Tres con Andrés!  (Andres Salguero)

1,2,3 Andrés! (Andres Salguero)

Southwest 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  

Engineering Wednesday

Rosedale Library

2 p.m.
Did you ever want to build a mini-catapult or a paper airplane? On Wednesdays during the summer children can spend an hour designing and creating a special engineering project. 
My Daddy is a Pretzel

Summer Adult-Child Yoga Program

Palisades Library

5:30 p.m.
The Palisades Library is piloting an Adult-Child Yoga class for the summer. Led by instructor Dexter Sumner, this class will guide adults and children through the basic principles of yoga, breathing exercises and poses. Learn the many benefits of yoga, from flexibility and strength to creating confidence and peace of mind.  All levels welcome. This class is recommended for adults and children 6 and older. Please sign up for the class in the Children's Room. Please wear comfortable clothing. 
Image of Zumba with Roshaunda Jenkins

Summertime Zumba

Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) Library

7 p.m.
Join Roshaunda Jenkins, a certified Zumba instructor who has taught regularly at the Southwest and Capitol View branches of DC Public Library, as she brings her experience, skills, and energy to Zumba sessions throughout the city this summer. 

Thursday, June 9, 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.