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    Summer Reading

Saturday, August 2, 2014

1:00 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. 
1:00 p.m.

Already finished all the books you were looking forward to reading this summer? Come learn about NoveList and Literature Resource Center, two great digital library resources that can help you find fiction and nonfiction titles and keep you reading for the rest of the season--and all year-round.

2:00 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.

3:00 p.m.

WOD Anime Club

Visit the Woodridge Library this Summer through September and interact with like-minded otaku in the following activities:


 

  • Episode Viewings
  • Group Discussions
  • Manga Chat
  • Character Debates
  • Recommendations
  • Games
  • and Snacks!!


Join us on each date below or particular weekends at your convenience from 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm.

Saturday, July 19
Saturday, August 2
Saturday, August 16
Saturday, August 30
Saturday, September 13
Saturday, September 27

3:30 p.m.

Cover image for Rosie Revere, engineer
Fun, inquiry-based, hands-on experiments and literacy activities to spark your child's natural interest in science, technology, engineering, arts and math.  Best for children ages 5-12 years old.     

Sunday, August 3, 2014

2:00 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 years.
 

2:30 p.m.

Fizz, Boom, Read!This year's Summer Reading theme is Fizz, Boom, Read!  Join us throughout the summer to explore and get creative with STEAM-related crafts every Sunday from 2:30 to 4 p.m.

Sign up for Summer Reading and earn prizes for reading all summer long!

3:00 p.m.

Join us at every Sunday afternoon to play fun board games against your friends or learn chess!

For kids 10 and older.

3:00 p.m.

A strategic chess moveJoin us every other Sunday this summer for Chess, Scrabble, Uno and more! As part of our Summer Reading initiative we will be hosting regular game days for our patrons to relax and play games with each other and with staff members.

Because sometimes you just want to PLAY! Soak up the A/C and check off your summer reading "Fun & Games" block with us.



Monday, August 4, 2014

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 202-698-1175 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.
 

1:30 p.m.

children with goggles onThis summer, August 4-7, come learn about Bioscience!
 
In this four-day course:

  • 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 202-727-1449 for more information. Space is limited.

Aug. 4-7 
1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Level I (Grades 2-3)
3:00- 4:00 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.

Clip art of green aliens watching a movie Looking for something to do on a Monday summer afternoon? Every 1st and 3rd Monday in July and August, come to the library for a Fizz! Boom! Read!-themed movie and activity.

July 7
What We'll Be Doing: Conducting an experiment with soda, pop rocks, and balloons
What We'll Be Watching: Up

July 21
What We'll Be Doing: Making robot sculptures out of marshmallows and candy
What We'll Be Watching: The Iron Giant

August 4
What We'll Be Doing: Making an ocean in a bottle
What We'll Be Watching: Finding Nemo

August 18
What We'll Be Doing: Designing a time travel machine
What We'll Be Watching: Meet the Robinsons

Recommended for ages: 6 - 12

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.

FIZZBOOMREADOn Mondays, July 7, 21, 28 and August 4 and 11 from 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. (immediately following our "Explosive Reading Power Hour" which is from 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.)--As part of our summer reading thematic programming, children will be able to participate in and enjoy a combination of book and web-based crafts and activities, with Ms. Tea's creative spin, that incorporate math, science, art and recreation. Participation in our Team S.T.E.A.M. activities will help children earn their summer reading prizes!

Especially appropriate for ages 4 1/2 to 9 years old

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. 

5:00 p.m.

Back to School Teen Book Discussion:
First They Killed My Father By Loung Ung

First the Killed My Father book coverThis book is on many high school reading lists this summer.  During this book discussion, teens will discuss their views on the book over pizza and drinks so they are prepared for the new school year.

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.

7:00 p.m.

bubbles in glassFermentation is one of the oldest methods for preserving food and taking advantage of probiotics to improve health. Come learn about some simple ways to ferment food including sauerkraut, sour bread starters, yogurt, and kombucha.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

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 202-698-1175 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.
 

1:30 p.m.

children with goggles onThis summer, August 4-7, come learn about Bioscience!
 
In this four-day course:

  • 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 202-727-1449 for more information. Space is limited.

Aug. 4-7 
1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Level I (Grades 2-3)
3:00- 4:00 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.

Make a paper roller coaster

Teens will create 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. 
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.

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.

3:00 p.m.

Origami Animals is an art program in which children will learn to make animals out of paper.  Each Tuesday in August (with the exception of August 26) they will learn to make progressively more difficult origami.  We encourage to children to attend all three programs, but just dropping in to one or two of them is fine.

4:30 p.m.

Game On Badge image

Join us for a workshop with 826DC! Earn the Express Yourself or Game On badges when you attend this workshop.

There are plenty of students who are more interested in video games than in writing – and that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Video games offer an entirely new way to provide and experience narrative. In traditional forms of writing, a lot of the rules are already established – the party’s over. What makes games so compelling is the sense that they often provide of walking into a traditional storytelling experience – but with an added, unfamiliar feeling that you have agency in this world.

In this workshop, students will use the elements and narrative conventions of video games to create stories of their very own. 


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.

Summer Reading atomThree scientists from NASA Goddard Space Flight Center will talk about how satellites are used to observe the Earth from space, and how satellite observations then improve our understanding of the state of the Earth's oceans, land surface, and atmosphere, including how satellite observations are combined with numerical models of the atmosphere to produce weather forecasts.