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Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Starting Blocks

Ready, Set, GOLD! The Parklands-Turner Summer Reading Kickoff

Parklands-Turner Library

(All day)
READY, SET, GOLD! Visit the Parklands-Turner Neighborhood Library on Tuesday, June 7 for the official Congress Heights kickoff of the DC Public Library's Summer Reading Club.  Activities are planned to share our excitement about Summer Reading and the theme for 2016 "Go For the Gold, Read!"
Family Programs, Summer Reading, Kids, Crafts

Carry the Torch!

Parklands-Turner Library

11 a.m.
Are you excited about the Summer Olympics? Do you wish you could carry a flaming torch? The Library can't provide you with a real flaming torch, but we can help you to make a light-up pretend torch after preschool story time; and you can take your torch home with you! As part of the Parklands-Turner Library Summer Reading Kickoff celebration from June 7 to June 10, all neighborhood preschool aged children are invited to participate in a special craft project following the 10:00 a.m. story time in the Children's area of the library on Tuesday, June 7. 
Gold,Silver, and Bronze Medals

"Go For The Gold" Summer Reading Kick- Off Party

Northwest One Library

3:30 p.m.
Join Us at the Northwest One Library for a fun-filled afternoon. We're excited to celebrate the start of Summer Reading 2016. There will be a variety of games for everyone to enjoy as well as Coffee & Conversation and  Summer Reading Sign-Up. Staff will be available to answer your Summer Reading questions and assist you with the registration process. We look forward to seeing you and your families.
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. 

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Uno, Dos, Tres con Andrés!  (Andres Salguero)

1,2,3 Andrés! (Andres Salguero)

Southwest Library

10:30 a.m.
1, 2, 3 Andrés takes children and adults on a musical journey through the Americas learning about music, language and culture. The program is bilingual (Spanish and English) with new  songs and words to learn as well as traditional songs.  This highly interactive program brings the family together with opportunities to move, sing, dance and learn together!   For kids of all ages  

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. 
My Daddy is a Pretzel

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 sign up for the class in the Children's Room. Please wear comfortable clothing. 
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.

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Picture of LEGO's

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.
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.

Friday, June 10, 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! 
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
Magnifying Glass

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

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. 
Bike Repair Image

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.
Summer Reading Logo

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

Monday, June 13, 2016

this is an image of the outlines of two cartoon children playing with a ball.

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. 
Picture of LEGO's

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.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Mad Science

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
Cartoonist Paul Merklein

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.
Mad Science

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
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. 

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Christiana Drapkin & BOP GOES THE WEASEL:  Jazz for Kids

Christiana Drapkin & BOP GOES THE WEASEL: Jazz for Kids

Deanwood Library

10:30 a.m.
Christiana Drapkin and her jazz group, BOP GOES THE WEASEL, introduce young audiences to the fun of live jazz performance.  You will want to sing along, clap to the rhythm, snap your fingers and get up and dance!   For ages 3-10
Uno, Dos, Tres con Andrés!  (Andres Salguero)

1,2,3 Andrés! (Andres Salguero)

Georgetown Library

10:30 a.m.
1, 2, 3 Andrés takes children and adults on a musical journey through the Americas learning about music, language and culture. The program is bilingual (Spanish and English) with new  songs and words to learn as well as traditional songs. This highly interactive program brings the family together with opportunities to move, sing, dance and learn together!   For kids of all ages  

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. 
My Daddy is a Pretzel

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 sign up for the class in the Children's Room. Please wear comfortable clothing. 
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.
Cartoonist Paul Merklein

Cartoonist Paul Merklein

Chevy Chase Library

7 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.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Kids Dancing

Music and Movement

Palisades Library

3:30 p.m.
Sign up to sing, dance, and play instruments with your child! For children ages birth to 6 and their caregivers.  To register for this program, please call the Children's Room at 202-282-3113.  Don't forget to sign up for the Summer Reading Program!