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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

Mt. Pleasant Library

10 a.m.
Celebrate the start of Summer Reading with us! This year, our theme is "Every Hero Has a Story." Our kick-off celebration will take place during our regularly scheduled Saturday LEGOs! program 10 a.m.-12 p.m. in the Children's Room on the second floor. Come build a LEGO city and a superhero to save the day! Plus, sign up for Summer Reading and start earning prizes!
Super Family Story Time

Super Family Story Time

Tenley-Friendship Library

10:30 a.m.
To kick off Summer Reading, join us for this special Family Story Time, featuring books, songs, and other fun about heroes.  While you are at the library, sign up for Summer Reading. Also, make superhero-themed crafts following story time.   This year's Summer Reading theme is Every Hero Has a Story. 
Every Hero Has A Story

Summer Reading Kick Off: Superhero Craft Day

Tenley-Friendship Library

11:15 a.m.
Calling all superheroes! Come help us celebrate the launch of Summer Reading. We will be making superhero-themed crafts, such as masks and logos. Take pictures in your disguise in front of our photo booth. 
Summer reading logo

Summer Reading Kickoff

Southwest Library

1 p.m.
Come join us for our Summer Reading Kickoff carnival! Fun activities will include:   Sign up - for our Summer Reading program Eat snacks - cool off with a tasty treat Be creative - decorate firefighters' hats and police badges Dig in - visit the library garden and DC Central Kitchen's Truck Farm Play games - duck toss, bubbles, and sidewalk chalk Be safe - tour a fire truck and learn bike safety from police officers Read more - story times with firefighters, librarians, and furry friends
Uncle Devin

Uncle Devin

Takoma Park Library

1:30 p.m.
Enjoy captivating stories with a social message through music and drumming. Ages 2 - 10  
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!

Monday, June 1, 2015

Image of an open book, and "Every hero has a story" slogan

Summer Reading!

Palisades Library

(All day)
Summer Reading is currently ongoing -- don't miss out on all the fun! Stop by the Children's Desk to sign up and get started earning prizes!
Pow!

Kid's Night: The Science of Superpowers

Mt. Pleasant Library

7 p.m.
Join us for a writing workshop led by 826DC.  This workshop implements a fun, baseline understanding of biology, physics and engineering. Participants will explore the science behind everyday superpowers through experiments inspired by poetry that fit the themes. Delve into the science of superpowers by reflecting on origins, as the we learn about DNA and DNA extraction, experiment with basic engineering skills and construct prototypes, and save the day with an egg drop experiment.

Friday, June 5, 2015

Image of man holding Olympic torch

Greek Adventure!

Palisades Library

3:30 p.m.
Celebrate Rick Riordan’s birthday with Ancient Greek heroes, volcanic eruptions, and more!  Ages 8 and older.
Board Games

Board Game Afternoons

Georgetown Library

4 p.m.
Join us for Board Game fun every Friday afternoon in the Georgetown Children's Room!   These games are appropriate for children ages 5 and older

Saturday, June 6, 2015

superheroes

Superhero Training Camp

Chevy Chase Library

10 a.m.
Discover your Superhero Identity!  From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., come to the Chevy Chase Library for Superhero Training Camp! Kids and teens can create their own superhero identity, complete with costume. You'll be saving the world in no time! Training camp includes a photo booth, so bring your super fast camera to capture the action.
Tracey Eldridge

Family Fun Time: Tracey Eldridge

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

2 p.m.
Tracey Eldridge brings her interactive “Music ‘n Motion” programming to the library. She promotes self esteem and a healthy lifestyle, that celebrates diversity, and fosters environmental awareness. 
movies

Weekend Movies at Deanwood

Deanwood Library

3 p.m.
Movies for children ages 6-12.

Sunday, June 7, 2015

movies

Weekend Movies at Deanwood

Deanwood Library

3 p.m.
Movies for children ages 6-12.

Monday, June 8, 2015

Image of an open book, and "Every hero has a story" slogan

Summer Reading!

Palisades Library

(All day)
Summer Reading is currently ongoing -- don't miss out on all the fun! Stop by the Children's Desk to sign up and get started earning prizes!

Thursday, June 11, 2015

June 11th Basement Show Flier

Library Basement Show with Give, Puff Pieces and The Maneuvers

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6:30 p.m.
Celebrate the DC Punk Archive with the Fifth Library Basement Show featuring Give, Puff Pieces and The Maneuvers!  Doors open at 6 p.m., show starts at 6:30.  FREE | ALL AGES 

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. 
Board Games

Board Game Afternoons

Georgetown Library

4 p.m.
Join us for Board Game fun every Friday afternoon in the Georgetown Children's Room!   These games are appropriate for children ages 5 and older

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.
Kristin Pedemonti

Family Fun Time: Kristin Pedemonti

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

2 p.m.
Join us for stories of perseverance and possibility, resilience and understanding. Through true tales, Kristin shows a world where we are all interconnected, there are no strangers and anything is possible! Part of DC Public Library's Summer Reading Program, this program is for children of all ages and their families.
movies

Weekend Movies at Deanwood

Deanwood Library

3 p.m.
Movies for children ages 6-12.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

great adventure lab

STEAM Team: Great Adventure Lab Lego Robotics

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

2 p.m.
Beginners will learn to build and program robots using Lego Education’s award-winning WeDo™ robotics and programming software.  Students follow step-by-step instructions to build their robots, and then write suggested programs to get their robots working. 
movies

Weekend Movies at Deanwood

Deanwood Library

3 p.m.
Movies for children ages 6-12.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Image of an open book, and "Every hero has a story" slogan

Summer Reading!

Palisades Library

(All day)
Summer Reading is currently ongoing -- don't miss out on all the fun! Stop by the Children's Desk to sign up and get started earning prizes!

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Image of a "Top Secret" stamp

Children's Movie

Palisades Library

3:30 p.m.
Hiro and his robot Baymax team up with friends to form a band of high-tech heroes!   Rated PG, 102 minutes While you're at the library, don't forget to sign up for Summer Reading!

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Uncle Devin

Uncle Devin

Deanwood Library

10:30 a.m.
Enjoy captivating stories with a social message through music and drumming. Ages 2 - 10  

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Uncle Devin

Uncle Devin

Southwest Library

6 p.m.
Enjoy captivating stories with a social message through music and drumming. Ages 2 - 10