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Friday, August 1, 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.

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.

Watching movies with popcornChill and relax as we watch children and family movies.

3:00 p.m.

On Fridays at 3 p.m. children will do different science experiments and learn the principles behind them and then watch a related movie. Program will run from July 11 to August 22 (7 programs total) and is appropriate for 6-12 year old children. For information about the next experiment and movie please come by the Georgetown Children's Room and ask a librarian!

3:30 p.m.

Children will experiment with glow in the dark paint and watch the effect of the sun on the painted frame and then see the reaction of the paint when exposed to black light.

Saturday, August 2, 2014

10:30 a.m.

A program full of hands-on science fun for preschool children ages 3-5.

Explore more children's Summer Reading events in the calendar.

10:30 a.m.

Family Story TimeJoin us on Saturday morning for a fun family story time.

Stories and activities for the whole family!

12:00 p.m.

Trading Card Meetup logoCan't get enough of Yu-Gi-Oh, Pokemon, or Magic: The Gathering?

Prepare to exhibit your trading card prowess at this day-long event in the Great Hall. Enjoy swapability at the expense of your opponents and win weekly bragging rights. 

Players will meet until 5 p.m. in the lounge area in front of the Digital Commons. Games are open to adults and teens and tournaments will be held twice a year.

So, come one, come all; just come ready.

12:00 p.m.

library-con logo

Library-Con is a multigenerational programming event that will provide information and expose the world of anime/manga, comics, Star Wars, and TV production to library customers of all ages! Come out and connect with the  community through culturally based activities, forums, and crafts held throughout the library.

Time: 
12 noon - 4 p.m.

Programs:
  • Star War Family Story Times
  • Local Comic Book Author Talks
  •  Movies Based on Anime/Comic Books
  • Crafts
  • Cosplay Contest
  • Trading Card Game Tournaments
  • And Much More

Parking:
There is a limited amount of parking in the Petworth Neighborhood Library parking lot.  Additional parking is available on Iowa Avenue NW.  The Petworth Neighborhood Library is also in walking distance of the Georgia Ave./Petworth Metro station.

Restaurants:
Click here for a list of restaurants near the Petworth Neighborhood Library.

For more information, please contact the Petworth Neighborhood Library at 202-243-1187

12:30 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 202-727-1248 for more information. Space is limited.
 
12:30 - 2:30 p.m. Level I (Grades 2-3)
3- 5 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.
 

1:00 p.m.

Reptiles Alive! logoGet an exciting introduction to the world of reptiles. Learn snake secrets and laugh at lizard stories and turtle tales. Featured animals may include a boa constrictor, tortoise, exotic lizards and other amazing animals.
 

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 Plus 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.

Gamer's Galore at MLK Library Teen SpaceCome to the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library Teen Space to get your game on every Saturday afternoon.  From our variety of board games and trading card games to our stock of video games for the Nintendo Wii and XBox 360, we have something for everyone to play and enjoy!

Ages 13-19. 

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. 

4:00 p.m.

Rainbow Duct Tape RosesWant to make great DIY pieces to show off to family and friends?
Come to Art Attack in Teen Space! 
Stop by and make cool crafts while hanging out with friends. We provide the materials, YOU provide the creativity!

Ages 13-19.

Join us for the following special Art Attack programs during the summer months and earn badges as part of the Teen Summer Reading Program: 

June 30: E-textiles: Teens will create LED cuff bracelets using LEDs, batteries, and conductive thread. Earn the STEM and Get Crafty Badges at this event.

July 7: 
Street Art & Fashion: Teens will have an opportunity to make freezer stenciled tees, chalk spray paint art, or graffiti lettering. Earn the Get Crafty Badge at this event.

August 4: 
Engineering-Paper Roller Coasters: Teens will create paper roller coasters using paper, tape, and marbles. Earn the STEM Badge at this event.

August 11: 
Stop Motion Videos: Teens will create Vine or Instagram videos using weird props & DIY backdrops on their own mobile devices or a DCPL iPad. Earn the STEM and Get Crafty Badges at this event.