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Thursday, June 9, 2016

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LEGO Mask Making

Petworth Library

4:30 p.m.
It's LEGOs all this month in the Petworth Library Children's Room. Join us this afternoon as we create a LEGO head mask. If you've ever wanted to create your own LEGO mini figure, then this is the craft for you! But check our calendar for more LEGO related events such as games, crafts, or free build days each Monday and Thursday at 4:30 p.m. We provide the LEGOs and other assorted supplies - you just bring the fun! For ages 5 and up.
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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.
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Meditation Class: Peace and Well Being

West End Library

7 p.m.
Join David Newcomb, long time meditator for this deep and engaging meditation workshop. During this workshop he will talk about the journey of finding lasting peace, happiness and a greater sense of well being.  David will share a simple technique of spiritual meditation (explained and practiced during the session) that can help us achieve a lasting state of peace and happiness. For new and advanced meditators.

Friday, June 10, 2016

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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! 
Cantaré (Cecilia Esquivel):  Latin American Music

Cantaré (Cecilia Esquivel): Latin American Music

Cleveland Park Library

10 a.m.
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. For kids of all ages
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FRINGE Music in the Library:: MUNDY :: The CooLots

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

12 p.m.
MUNDY is a Washington, DC-based New Wave Soul band. Up-beat and visually engaging, with backgrounds in performance art, theater, and dance, MUNDY is a theatrical rock experience. Their concerts feature choreography along with stylized visuals and body moving melodies. Tailored for general and diverse audiences, MUNDY’S mission is to create a memorable, entertaining, and positive environment.
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Drawing Up Close

Palisades Library

3:30 p.m.
Have you ever noticed that things appear differently from up close? Use our magnifying glasses to observe and draw everyday items in a different way.  Check out this short list of books that challenge the reader to look and guess what things are when looking at them from a different angle.   Whose Eye Am I? by Shelly Rotner

Saturday, June 11, 2016

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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. 
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Free Bike Repair Clinics

Anacostia Library

12 p.m.
Volunteers from The Bike House, Gearin' Up Bicycles and Chrome Industries will provide bike repair services at no cost for the public outside of Anacostia Neighborhood Library on select Saturdays this summer from noon to 2:30 p.m.
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Pop-up Book Sale

Georgetown Library

1 p.m.
Drop by this all ages book sale from 1 to 4 p.m. and shop for a good cause, with all proceeds benefiting the Georgetown Neighborhood Library. While here, you also can join the Georgetown Library Friends, or discover other ways to support the organization, and learn about Summer Reading at DC Public Library, including how to get started and this year's prizes. 
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Summer Reading Kickoff!

Deanwood Library

2 p.m.
Come kick off summer reading at Deanwood Library! To celebrate this year's theme, Go for the Gold, Read! We'll have games set up around the library including target practice, a string obstacle course, ring toss, and board games. You can also create a personalized race runner to help keep track of your progress over the summer, and of course, sign up for summer reading!

Building Family in the 21st Century: A Moderated Conversation

Francis A. Gregory Library

2 p.m.
Building Family in the 21st Century: A Moderated Conversation Join us for what is sure to be a thought-provoking and wonderful panel discussion on the role of fathers in families! Presented by Jonetta Rose Barras, Esther Productions, Inc., The Spoken Word, and Kuumba Expressions featuringBrittany Adams, MS Resident in Counseling, and Co-director of the Fatherless Reconciliation Daughter Project
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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.

Sunday, June 12, 2016

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Legends & Lore DC Book Discussion Series

Cleveland Park Library

2 p.m.
Do you enjoy reading about hometown Washington, D.C.?  Cleveland Park Library has a local book discussion series! For June, we will be discussing Mrs. Lincoln's Rival by Jennifer Chiaverini.  Copies are available to check out and download from the library.
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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.

Monday, June 13, 2016

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Game Day Monday

Rosedale Library

2 p.m.
Feeling a little competitive spirit? On Mondays throughout the summer children can enjoy a friendly game at Rosedale, whether it’s indoors with a scavenger hunt or outside with a three-legged race. 
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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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LEGO Build Day

Petworth Library

4:30 p.m.
It's LEGOs all this month in the Petworth Library Children's Room. Join us this afternoon as we dump out the LEGOs and see what we can build: anything is possible. But check our calendar for more LEGO related events such as games, crafts, or free build days each Monday and Thursday at 4:30 p.m. We provide the LEGOs and other assorted supplies - you just bring the fun! For ages 5 and up.
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Author Angela Flournoy

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6:30 p.m.
National Book Award finalist Angela Flournoy, in conversation with Kelly Navies, oral historian at the Smithsonian Museum of African American History and Culture. They will discuss Flournoy's book, The Turner House.  

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

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.
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Mad Science

Benning (Dorothy I. Height) Library

1:30 p.m.
Things That Go Boom   Discover the science behind sound and vibration!   See amazing color changing chemical reactions, explore sublimation, radical reactions  and more.   For ages 6 and up
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Cartoonist Paul Merklein

Northwest One Library

2 p.m.
Cartoonist Paul Merklein draws Great Big Faces, entertaining kids & teenagers at libraries and schools.    Paul draws famous faces from children’s books and people right from the audience!  You will learn some drawing techniques, too.   For ages 5 and up.
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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.
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Mad Science

Tenley-Friendship Library

4 p.m.
Marvels of Motion   Learn the fundamentals of motion including Newton’s 3 Laws of Motion and the science behind some of your favorite Olympic sports.    Find out why this show is a “blast!”   For ages 6 and up
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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.
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Eating Healthy on a Budget

Capitol View Library

6:30 p.m.
Want to learn how to eat healthy on a budget in Washington, D.C.?

A Kit to Build a Dream On: Tools for Structuring Your Novel

Francis A. Gregory Library

7 p.m.
Are you working on a novel? How do you make characters come alive? Do you need help with plotting? Would you like advice from a successful novelist? Attend our Author Workshop with Ingrid Anders, author of the popular Kat Vespucci novels. Ingrid will share practical and creative techniques for crafting your own novel.    

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

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Summer Teen Book Club

Mt. Pleasant Library

(All day)
Come hang out and eat snacks at our monthly Teen Book Club, the third Wednesday of each month at 4:30 p.m. For this month's book club selection, please ask the staff at the Information Desk. Ages 13-19