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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Origami Star

Origami Olympics

Tenley-Friendship Library

4 p.m.
Come to Tenley Library and learn how to create great origami designs to take home.   Also earn an arts and crafts achievement for the Teen Summer reading program. Ages 13-19.  
Writopia Logo

Writopia Summer Lab

Tenley-Friendship Library

4 p.m.
Express yourself this summer! Writopia Lab DC teaches young people fun and valuable writing skills.
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. 
Trivia

Teen Trivia Tuesday

Deanwood Library

5 p.m.
Think you know pop culture? Want to test your skills and win some prizes? Come join us this June for Trivia Tuesdays! Themes will include: Hip Hop, Blockbusters, Harry Potter, TV, and Pop Culture Icons. Every Tuesday at 5 p.m.! 
Summer Reading Logo

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.
calories

Go for the Gold in Health and Wellness: The Truth About Calories

Francis A. Gregory Library

6 p.m.
Are the calories on your food package what they appear to be?  Tired of all of the diet fads that count calories? As part of our Summer Reading program series, watch a screening of the BBC documentary The Truth About Calories. You don’t need to eat less if you know how to eat smart!    
CPK

Brain Games and a History of Puzzles

Cleveland Park Library

6:30 p.m.
Brain Games and a History of Puzzles: A two-hour class examining the most popular types of puzzles and why they fascinate us and remain timeless classics. Participants will learn some of the mathematics, logical deduction, and language skills behind these puzzles.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Science in the Summer

Science in the Summer: Level 1

Petworth Library

2 p.m.
GSK Science in the Summer - Come Learn About Oceanography! This year's program will introduce students to Oceanography through fun activities to help them learn about the oceans and the plants and animals that live there. Level 1 classes are for children entering grades 2 and 3. Register in-person at the library or online at www.scienceinthesummer.com.
Science in the Summer

Science in the Summer: Level 1

Georgetown Library

2 p.m.
GSK Science in the Summer - Come Learn About Oceanography! This year's program will introduce students to Oceanography through fun activities to help them learn about the oceans and the plants and animals that live there. Level 1 classes are for children entering grades 2 and 3. Register in-person at the library or online at www.scienceinthesummer.com.

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. 
book bingo

Book Bingo

Woodridge Library

3 p.m.
Join Woodridge Library as we take traditional bingo and create a new twist involving book genres.   This should be a fun activity for fans of graphic novels, manga, young adult fiction, short stories, and much more. We hope to see you there!  Recommended ages 13-19
Science in the Summer

Science in the Summer: Level 2

Georgetown Library

3:30 p.m.
GSK Science in the Summer - Come Learn About Oceanography! This year's program will introduce students to Oceanography through fun activities to help them learn about the oceans and the plants and animals that live there. Level 2 classes are for children entering grades 4 through 6. Register in-person at the library or online at www.scienceinthesummer.com.
Science in the Summer

Science in the Summer: Level 2

Petworth Library

3:30 p.m.
GSK Science in the Summer - Come Learn About Oceanography! This year's program will introduce students to Oceanography through fun activities to help them learn about the oceans and the plants and animals that live there. Level 2 classes are for children entering grades 4 through 6. Register in-person at the library or online at www.scienceinthesummer.com.
Child Yoga

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 wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat.
3D Scanned Playground Horse

Your City in 3D! Digital Flaneur Workshop

Mt. Pleasant Library

7 p.m.
In this workshop, the DCPL Makers-in-Residence will introduce the concept of 3D scanning and imaging, which uses tools such as handheld IR scanners, attachments for cellphones, holograms, and downloadable cell phone apps that allow users to create 3D models of objects.

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Science in the Summer

Science in the Summer: Level 1

Petworth Library

2 p.m.
GSK Science in the Summer - Come Learn About Oceanography! This year's program will introduce students to Oceanography through fun activities to help them learn about the oceans and the plants and animals that live there. Level 1 classes are for children entering grades 2 and 3. Register in-person at the library or online at www.scienceinthesummer.com.
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.
Science in the Summer

Science in the Summer: Level 1

Georgetown Library

2 p.m.
GSK Science in the Summer - Come Learn About Oceanography! This year's program will introduce students to Oceanography through fun activities to help them learn about the oceans and the plants and animals that live there. Level 1 classes are for children entering grades 2 and 3. Register in-person at the library or online at www.scienceinthesummer.com.
Science in the Summer

Science in the Summer: Level 2

Petworth Library

3:30 p.m.
GSK Science in the Summer - Come Learn About Oceanography! This year's program will introduce students to Oceanography through fun activities to help them learn about the oceans and the plants and animals that live there. Level 2 classes are for children entering grades 4 through 6. Register in-person at the library or online at www.scienceinthesummer.com.
Science in the Summer

Science in the Summer: Level 2

Georgetown Library

3:30 p.m.
GSK Science in the Summer - Come Learn About Oceanography! This year's program will introduce students to Oceanography through fun activities to help them learn about the oceans and the plants and animals that live there. Level 2 classes are for children entering grades 4 through 6. Register in-person at the library or online at www.scienceinthesummer.com.
Under the Sea

Under the Sea

Tenley-Friendship Library

4 p.m.
Learn about the ocean’s most feared and misunderstood creatures, and how sharks, stingrays & skates are important to marine ecosystems.        This is a great introduction program for participation in our Science in the Summer Program focusing on oceanography. ​For ages 5 - 12  
Creative Movement Storytime

Creative Movement Storytime

Deanwood Library

6 p.m.
Join us at Deanwood Library for a storytime focused on different types of movement. Together we’ll read stories and explore, imitate and improvise movements that each story inspires. Wear some comfy clothes and shoes so you can wiggle around! Ages Birth-12.
Image of Pacman Game

Teen Game Night

Mt. Pleasant Library

6 p.m.
Join us in the Teen Space for Bananagrams, Uno, Jenga, and more! Ages 13-19.
Finding Nemo

Pajama Movie Night: Finding Nemo

Tenley-Friendship Library

6:30 p.m.
With Finding Dory now out in theaters, come see the movie that started it all-Finding Nemo. Marlin, a clown fish, with the help of a forgetful blue reef fish named Dory, go in search of Marlin's son Nemo. 
Cover of The Palisades of Washington, D.C. by Alice F. Stewart

Walk Through Palisades History

Palisades Library

6:30 p.m.
Go for the Gold in your own neighborhood!  Join us for Walking Tours to historic sites in the Palisades.  6:30 p.m.: Brief History at the Library
Adult Coloring Book Pattern

Color That Stress Away!

Palisades Library

6:30 p.m.
Have you wondered if you can return to coloring books?  Do you want to relax or de-stress? Do you want to try something more complicated than a children's coloring book? All supplies will be provided, but you may also bring your own. Join us at Palisades Library on Thursday, June 9, and Thursday, July 7, at 6:30 p.m.
Self Defense

Self Defense

Southwest Library

6:30 p.m.
D'Angelo Kinard will teach basic self-defense techniques to use in various situations.  Waiver required. Please see a library staff member for more information.  

Friday, July 1, 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! 
make faces

Mini Makers' Crafternoon

Petworth Library

11 a.m.
Makers come in all shapes, sizes and ages. A little too young for Petworth's Maker Camp? Come to our Mini Makers' Crafternoon sessions!Children ages 3 to 6 will explore one of our Maker themes, such as "Fantasy," or "Fun and Games," or "Engineering" using a story and/or a video demo as inspiration for their special creations.All materials will be supplied, but feel free to contribute your own small toys and odds-and-ends from around the house. Parental consent needed for photography/video recording.

Saturday, July 2, 2016

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.