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Saturday, May 30, 2015

DCPL Summer Reading

Summer Reading Kickoff Celebration

Southeast Library

10 a.m.
Join your Southeast Neighborhood Library to celebrate the start of Summer Reading!  10 a.m. to 12 p.m.: All ages can enjoy hero-themed crafts and activities, plus snacks and a superhero photo booth 11 a.m.: Hero story time for families with children ages 0-8. 
summmer reading 2015

Summer Reading Kick-Off Celebration

Woodridge Library

10 a.m.
Enjoy activities for all ages - arts and crafts, scavenger hunts, freebies, drawing for book sacks, balloon pop for prizes, view a super hero film and maybe a visit from our neighborhood heroes! Come in and sign up! Don't forget your library cards to help you travel through a summer of fantastic good reads. Visit your local library for programs and activities or head to DC Public Library's Summer Reading headquarters for more information.
Every Hero Has A Story

Summer Reading Kick-Off

Georgetown Library

2 p.m.
Celebrate the start of this year's summer reading program! This year's theme is Every Hero Has A Story. Attendees of all ages can sign up for summer reading, and there will be crafts and a movie for children, as well as activities for teens and adults. Open to all ages.
Image of an open book, and "Every hero has a story" slogan

Summer Reading Kick-off

Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library

3:30 p.m.
It's a bird. It's a plane. It's... a Superhero Party! This year's summer reading theme is "Every hero has a story" and to celebrate we're hosting an all-ages superhero party to kick it off. There will be activities and prizes for kids, teens, and adults, including a movie, "pin the cape on the superhero," and more. Most important, get signed up for summer reading!

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Board Game Afternoon

Northwest One Library

3 p.m.
Join us at every Sunday afternoon to play fun board games against your friends or learn chess! For kids 10 and older.

Monday, June 1, 2015

Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Summer Book Club: 'Diary of a Wimpy Kid'

Woodridge Library

4 p.m.
Calling all Diary of a Wimpy Kid fans! Please join the Woodridge Library on the above date and time as we open Summer Reading 2015! With your library card, you can checkout the first title within the series while supplies last.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Comics Code Authority

Heroes and Villains and Vampires: Censoring Comics from 1954-2011

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

7 p.m.
In 1954, a group of publishers formed the Comics Code Authority (CCA) and began quietly censoring American comic books. Intended to shield children from violence and vulgarity, the Comics Code prohibited everything from depictions of nudity and supernatural creatures to the use of the words “terror” and “horror” in comic book titles. DC Comics and Archie Comics both published books with the Comics Code seal as late as 2011.

Friday, June 12, 2015

Fringe Music in the Library

FRINGE Music in the Library: The CooLots

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

12 p.m.
The CooLots are an original rock and soul band hailing from the Washington, D.C. area. A melting pot of different styles and talents, The CooLots come together to create feelings never experienced before. These creations embody sincerity, musicality, rock, funk, and soul, with influences including: N.E.R.D, Me'Shell N'Degeocello, Sade, Staind, Erykah Badu, Kanye West and System of A Down. Food trucks will be on site or bring your lunch to eat in the historic Great Hall. 

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Free Bike Clinics

Anacostia Library

12 p.m.
Volunteers from The Bike House collective and Capitol Hill Bikes 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.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Board Game Afternoon

Northwest One Library

3 p.m.
Join us at every Sunday afternoon to play fun board games against your friends or learn chess! For kids 10 and older.

Friday, June 19, 2015

Dorothy I. Height

Neighborhood Heroes: Dorothy I. Height

Benning (Dorothy I. Height) Library

1 p.m.
Join us for a talk on the life and work of Dorothy I. Height by Monie Broadus from The Dorothy Irene Height Education Foundation. Hailed as "the godmother of the Civil Rights Movement" by President Obama, Dr. Height was a committed activist, a leader of numerous organizations including the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW), and a lifelong champion of African American and women's rights. 

Monday, June 22, 2015

Caricature

Create Your Own Superhero

Deanwood Library

1 p.m.
Blending concepts of figure drawing, fashion illustration and anatomy, this workshop allows you to stretch your imagination. Your unique super hero/heroine is created through the selection and creation of body types, head wear, shields, logos, hand wear, sleeves, leg wear, footwear, super powers, logos, accessories and hairstyles. Led by artist Rajan Sedalia, this workshop will reveal the hero within you.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Crafty Character Badge

Crafty Character Mask Making Party

Georgetown Library

2 p.m.
Join us for a Superhero Mask Making Party and gain your Crafty Character Summer Reading badge. 

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Free Bike Clinics

Anacostia Library

12 p.m.
Volunteers from The Bike House collective and Capitol Hill Bikes 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.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

mask

Sunday Craft: Superhero Masks

Georgetown Library

2 p.m.
This summer Every Hero has a Story! Join us for a special summer reading craft.  We will make super hero masks for children and their parents.  This program is appropriate for people of all ages.

Board Game Afternoon

Northwest One Library

3 p.m.
Join us at every Sunday afternoon to play fun board games against your friends or learn chess! For kids 10 and older.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

badge

Make Your Own Graphic Novel

Georgetown Library

4 p.m.
Learn how to make your own graphic novel and receive the Writing Warrior or Awesome Artist badges for the Summer Reading Program!

Monday, July 6, 2015

maker camp

Maker Camp

Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) Library

12 p.m.
The Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) Library is a Maker Camp siteJuly 6 to Aug. 14, we will be doing exciting experiments and projects:  Mondays, 12-2 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 12-1 p.m. Thursdays, 1-2 p.m
Maker Camp

Maker Camp

Benning (Dorothy I. Height) Library

2 p.m.
The Benning (Dorothy I. Height) Library is a Maker Camp site! From July 6 to Aug. 14 we will be doing exciting experiments and projects Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 2-3:30 p.m.  Children ages 8 and older and teens are invited to come join the fun every day of the camp or to just drop in whenever they are free.   No registration is necessary.
Maker Camp

Maker Camp

Petworth Library

2:30 p.m.
The Petworth Library is a Maker Camp site!  July 6 - Aug. 14, we will be doing exciting experiments and projects every Monday-Thursday, 2:30-4 p.m.  Children eight and above and teens are invited to come join the fun every day of the camp or to just drop in whenever they are free.   No registration is necessary.  
Maker Camp

Maker Camp

Northeast Library

3 p.m.
The Northeast Library is a Maker Camp site!  From July 6 to Aug. 14, we will be doing exciting experiments and projects every Monday and Wednesday, 3-5 p.m.   Children ages 8 and older and teens are invited to come join the fun every day of the camp or to just drop in whenever they are free.   No registration is necessary.
Maker Camp

Maker Camp

Cleveland Park Library

3:30 p.m.
The Cleveland Park Neighborhood Library is a Maker Camp site!   From July 6 - Aug. 14, 2015, we will be doing exciting experiments and projects Monday through Friday, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Children ages 8 and older and teens up to age 16 are invited to come join the fun every day of the camp or to just drop in whenever they are free.   No registration is necessary.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

maker camp

Maker Camp

Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) Library

12 p.m.
The Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) Library is a Maker Camp siteJuly 6 to Aug. 14, we will be doing exciting experiments and projects:  Mondays, 12-2 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 12-1 p.m. Thursdays, 1-2 p.m
Maker Camp

Maker Camp

Mt. Pleasant Library

2 p.m.
The Mt. Pleasant Library is a Maker Camp site!  From July 6 to Aug. 14, we will be doing exciting experiments and projects every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 2-4 p.m.  Children ages 8 and older and teens are invited to come join the fun every day of the camp or to just drop in whenever they are free.   No registration is necessary.
maker camp

Maker Camp

Chevy Chase Library

2 p.m.
The Chevy Chase Library is a Maker Camp site! Maker Camp is sponsored by Make: and Google. From July 6 to Aug. 14 we will be doing exciting experiments and projects every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.  Children ages 8 and older and teens are invited to come join the fun every day of the camp or to just drop in whenever they are free.  
Maker Camp

Maker Camp

Georgetown Library

2 p.m.
The Georgetown Library is a Maker Camp site! From July 6 to Aug. 14, we will be doing exciting experiments and projects Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 2:00-4:00 p.m.  Children ages 8 and older and teens are invited to come join the fun every day of the camp or to just drop in whenever they are free.   No registration is necessary.
Maker Camp

Maker Camp

Petworth Library

2:30 p.m.
The Petworth Library is a Maker Camp site!  July 6 - Aug. 14, we will be doing exciting experiments and projects every Monday-Thursday, 2:30-4 p.m.  Children eight and above and teens are invited to come join the fun every day of the camp or to just drop in whenever they are free.   No registration is necessary.  
Maker Camp

Maker Camp

Deanwood Library

3 p.m.
The Deanwood Library is a Maker Camp site! From July 6 to Aug. 14, we will be doing exciting experiments and projects every Tuesday 3-5 p.m.  Children ages 8 and older and teens are invited to come join the fun every day of the camp or to just drop in whenever they are free.   No registration is necessary.
Maker Camp

Maker Camp

Southeast Library

3 p.m.
The Southeast Library is a Maker Camp site! From July 6 to Aug. 14 we will be doing exciting experiments and projects every Tuesday, 3-5 p.m.  Children ages 8 and older and teens are invited to come join the fun every day of the camp or to just drop in whenever they are free.   No registration is necessary.
Maker Camp

Maker Camp

Cleveland Park Library

3:30 p.m.
The Cleveland Park Neighborhood Library is a Maker Camp site!   From July 6 - Aug. 14, 2015, we will be doing exciting experiments and projects Monday through Friday, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Children ages 8 and older and teens up to age 16 are invited to come join the fun every day of the camp or to just drop in whenever they are free.   No registration is necessary.