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Thursday, July 24, 2014

1:00 p.m.

Maker camp









The Georgetown Library is now a Maker Camp site! The Maker Camp is sponsored by Make: and Google.  From July 7 until August 15 we will be doing exciting experiments and projects every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 1-3pm.  Children 8 and above and teens are invited to come join the fun every day of the camp or just whenever they are free; there is no registration necessary.  And every Friday at 2 p.m. you can join us at the library or at home for a streaming Field Trip to places like Cartoon Network, Lego Land and Jim Henson's workshop! For more information please visit the Maker Camp website or the Georgetown Library.



Week 1: July 7-11
Makers in Motion 

Be it by land, sea, or air, makers are always moving, using the things we build to propel ourselves forward with the power of our imaginations. Being a part of Maker Camp means you’re on the move as well, and it’s no coincidence we’ll be launching this awesome summer-long journey from the spaceport to the future, the New York Hall of Science.

Streaming Field Trip Friday to Google Treks at 2 p.m. on July 11.

Week 2: July 14-18
Art and Design

When we make something, we’re infusing it with a little bit of ourselves, whether it’s a robot or a painting, and this week campers get to try their hands at merging form and function to create things that are beautiful as well as useful. People say it’s important to create art for art’s sake; at Maker Camp we make for making’s sake.

Streaming Field Trip Friday to Cartoon Network Studios at 2 p.m. on July 18.

Week 3: July 21-25
Fun & Games

It wouldn’t be summer if we couldn’t take a little time to play, and this is the week we devote to making fun. Let’s get outside and fly a homemade kite, or build a fort, or invent a new and exciting game to play with the friends we’ve met at Maker Camp. Whatever the outcome of the game, everyone wins when we make it ourselves.

Streaming Field Trip Friday to Lego in Billund, Denmark at 12 noon and Disney at 2 p.m. on July 25.

Week 4: July 28-August 1
Science & Technology

Makers push the boundaries—where others see roadblocks, we see opportunities to overcome using our imaginations and the tools around us. And if something we need doesn’t yet exist, we make it ourselves. As part of Maker Camp, you accept the challenge to look forward, dream of better things, and then figure out how to make them a reality. It’s up to every one of us to create the future, and learning how to make is the first step.

Streaming Field Trip Friday to Google’s self-driving car team at 2 p.m. on August 1.

Week 5: August 4-8
DIY Music

We may not know the name of the song, but if you hum a few bars, we can probably build an instrument to play it on. At Maker Camp this week, we celebrate music by learning how we can make it ourselves. While building a guitar or an amplifier may seem like something only craftspeople can do, you’d be surprised what you can make with a few parts scrounged from around your home. And once you’ve made your own instrument, it’ll be time to jam with the other campers, and make some noise!

Streaming Field Trip Friday to Blue Man Group at 2 p.m. on August 8.

Week 6: August 11-15
Make: Believe

In a world where the line between reality and fantasy is thinner than a carbon nanotube, making our imaginations come true can be a whole lot of fun. In this final week of Maker Camp, we bring a little Hollywood magic to life, learning about special effects and make-up, and exploring the make in make believe.

Streaming Field Trip Friday to Jim Henson’s Creature Shop at 2 p.m. on August 15.



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 202-698-0183 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.
 

2:00 p.m.

SAT image 

         






We know it is the summer and you are ready to have some fun! 
However, it is never too late to start preparing for the SAT.  The    
Anacostia Staff is here to help you prepare and achieve more! 
Library staff will walk you through the process on how to properly access  
the databases on our dclibrary.org website. 
The SAT training sessions are free and open to the public. 
The dates for July are as follows: July 17; 24 and 31 from 2 - 3:30 p.m.  

2:30 p.m.

scientistJoin us on Thursday afternoon this summer for fun experiments.  

Open to all ages.


3:00 p.m.

Photo of 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 202-698-1959 for more information. Space is limited.
3 - 4 p.m. Level I (Grades 2-3)
4:30 - 5:30 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.

3:30 p.m.

duct tape craftEarn your Teen Summer Reading Badges at the library! Each workshop will highlight a different activity badge. Snacks will be provided. 










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.

4:00 p.m.

Teen advisory group burstNeed community service hours?

Want a say in what the library offers?

Join the MLK Teen Advisory Group, and help to make your Teen Space a better Teen Space!

Our first meeting is Thursday, Feb. 27 at 4 p.m.

Questions? Call 202-727-5535.

4:00 p.m.

Spark a Reaction Logo and Badges

Stop by the Teen Space at Mt. Pleasant Neighborhood Library all July and August and earn badges for Teen Summer Reading. On Wednesdays we will always have an activity relating to blue badges and on Thursdays we do yellow. 1 Yellow + 1 Blue = Free Chipotle. 2 Yellow + 2 Blue = Nats tickets and a chance to win big!

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. 


4:00 p.m.

book cover for At the controls : questioning video and computer games by Neil Andersen.Ever wonder how computers work or wanted to create your own website? Teens will learn about computer programming and coding using amazing free tools like CodecademyCrunchzilla, and Khan AcademyEarn the Game On and STEM Badges at this event.

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.

4:30 p.m.

Metro Teen AIDSMetro TeenAIDS (MTA) provides free, quick, and confidential HIV/STI testing every month in the parking lot of the Parklands-Turner Neighborhood Library. Individuals, ages 13-24, will receive sexual health information and materials, and may get referrals to counseling services.

Join MTA inside Benning the third Thursday of each month, 4:30-7:30 p.m. For more information about Metro TeenAIDS, visit metroteenaids.org or their teen-centered site realtalkdc.org.

If the third Thursday of each month doesn't work for your schedule, try another day of the week! MTA provides HIV/STI testing at three other Library locations through December 2014.

  • Anacostia - second Tuesday of each month
  • Bellevue - fourth Monday of each month
  • Parklands-Turner - first Wednesday of each month
4:30 p.m.

Wii Game ControllersLove games? So do we!

Challenge yourself to entertaining and exciting games against your peers with board games, Wii, PS2 and more!

Game nights are every Thursday at 4:30 p.m!


Photo by Hachimaki on Flickr
5:00 p.m.

DancersTeens will have fun playing Just Dance on the Wii, and they'll learn about the physics of dance. Earn the Game On badge at this event.

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.

5:30 p.m.

gameshowRosedale youth ages 10 - 19, join us for some fun on Thursdays from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.! Borrowing ideas from hit game shows such as A Minute To Win It, Are You Smarter Than A Fifth Grader?, Jeopardy, Hollywood Game Night and Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?, we will meet for an hour of healthy competition. The grand prize? Top bragging rights and a room full of laughter because in the game of life, aren't we all winners?

5:30 p.m.

So you think your moves are HOT!

Come join a friendly competition; a dance off
using the Wii!

Come dance your pain away

Every Thursday night at 5:30pm


Wii Dance OffAges 13-19

6:00 p.m.

Come and participate in the chess club activities at the Anacostia Neighborhood Library. Every Thursday, engage your chess moves with other players.
This program is open to youth ages 10 to 16.  Call 202-715-7707 for more information.

6:30 p.m.

cartoon people playing video gameCome join the Southwest Neighborhood Library for game nights!

Come play a host of Wii video games or enjoy a nice board game.

Game nights will be every Monday and Wednesday night.

6:30 p.m.

movieBe our guest! Put our service to the test in this enchanting tale. Come watch and sing along to this fun movie. Bring food and pillows to add to your enjoyment. The full schedule of our summer sing-a-long movie series can be found here.

For more information, call 202-727-1449.

6:30 p.m.

GNG Guitars Not Guns is a free national music program that uses music as a catalyst to encourage children and teens. This music program fosters personal development and encourage youths to use their creativity to divert themselves from self destructive influences to positive self empowerment. Participants who finish the program of 10 weeks will be rewarded with their very own personal guitar!

Parent or guardian permission is required to attend this class. Each class consists of a maximum of 10 students so please sign up early!

Ages 8-18

7:30 p.m.

Twentythirtysomething Book Club (T.T.B.C.)Are you a local reader between the ages of 21 and 35? Looking for a more casual book club experience? Then join us for Twentythirtysomething Book Club (T.T.B.C.), a new book group for younger adults.

Our August selection is I Am Malala, the recent nonfiction book by Malala Yousafzai, the education advocate from Pakistan who was shot by the Taliban in 2012, miraculously recovered, and remains dedicated to education and additional humanitarian causes.

We will be meeting at breadsoda (2233 Wisconsin Ave. NW) in Glover Park.
 
For more information, check out our MeetUp page or email erika.rydberg@dc.gov or julia.strusienski@dc.gov.

Friday, July 25, 2014

(All day)

board gamesTeens are invited to start the weekend off right with a little bit of friendly board game competition. Come on over, set aside the technology and enjoy some good, old-fashioned fun.

Patrons ages 13-19.

Please call 202-698-0183 with any questions.

12:00 p.m.

BatmanTo celebrate the 75th anniversary of Batman’s first appearance in comics, Rosedale is doing a special two-day program all about Batman!

At noon on Friday, a police officer will visit to discuss how children and teens can be a “hero” in their community while staying safe. Afterwards children and teens can make their own Batman capes, and we’ll be showing a Batman movie and providing color pages for younger children.

We will also have a special story time, movie, and crafts on Saturday! 


Don't forget to wear your Batman and other Bat-family shirts and costumes!

(Image provided by Shane Becker on Flikr.) 
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!

3:00 p.m.

Children will experiment with dry ice and soapy mixture. This program is for children ages 5 and up.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

10:30 a.m.

Storytime fun for the whole family.

11:00 a.m.

Sapna Batheja, MS, RD, LD of UDC's College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability, and Environmental Sciences, will discuss shopping for healthful foods on a budget. Make time afterward to see the library's garden, and help harvest a sample of vegetables to take home!
budget bytes

11:00 a.m.

Batman

To celebrate the 75th anniversary of Batman’s first appearance in comics, Rosedale is doing a special two-day program all about Batman!

For Saturday, we’ll be having an all-day Batman celebration, which includes a special story time all about Batman, special themed crafts, and the showing of a few Batman movies!

Don't forget to wear your Batman and other Bat-family shirts and costumes!
 

(Image provided by Shane Becker on Flikr.) 
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.

Bike House logo

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 the second and fourth Saturdays in May, June, and July from noon to 2:30 p.m. (with the exception of Saturday, May 24 -- Memorial Day weekend). The Washington Area Bicyclist Association will also be on hand to provide advice and connect bicyclists with resources.


All ages are welcome!