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Thursday, July 2, 2015

Paul Merklein, Cartoonist

Paul Merklein, Cartoonist

Southwest Library

2 p.m.
Cartoonist Paul Merklein draws famous faces from Dr. Seuss books, Halloween, Banned Books, Super Heroes and... people right from the audience! Participants also learn some drawing techniques. For ages 5 and older.
Uncle Devin

Uncle Devin

Benning (Dorothy I. Height) Library

2:30 p.m.
Enjoy captivating stories with a social message through music and drumming. Ages 2 - 10  
Creating Narratives Using Hip Hop, Poetry and Theatre

Creating Narratives Using Hip Hop, Poetry, and Theatre

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

4 p.m.
Got Bars?! Got Poems?! Or just have a story to tell? This interactive cipher is the first step to transform your stories into so much more.  In this program, you’ll explore what Frederick Douglass and Cole have in common, and what drama and poetry have in common. This workshop is for aspiring, inspired, and established writers and fans of hip hop, poetry and theatre.
Come to Art Attack

Art Attack

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

4 p.m.
Let your artsy side take over in Teen Space Thursdays at 4 p.m. From duct tape crafts, to painting, knitting, scuplting, drawing, and more, Art Attack has something for the artist in everyone. Ages 13-19.
Paul Merklein, Cartoonist

Paul Merklein, Cartoonist

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

4 p.m.
Cartoonist Paul Merklein draws famous faces from Dr. Seuss books, Halloween, Banned Books, Super Heroes and... people right from the audience! Participants also learn some drawing techniques. For ages 5 and older.
Image of DVD cover for "Bedknobs & Broomsticks"

Bobbing Along, on the Bottom of the Beautiful Briny Sea..

Palisades Library

6 p.m.
Join us for our monthly Family Movie Sing-Along, and go on a magical journey to the bottom of the "beautiful briny sea", the Isle of Naboombu, and Portobello Road!  This Disney musical, based on Bed-knob and Broomstick by Mary Norton, features Angela Lansbury and David Tomlinson in starring roles, singing some of your favorite songs!
chess pieces

Learn to Play Chess

Deanwood Library

6 p.m.
It's your move! Learn to play chess, improve your game, or practice your moves with other players. This drop-in group is open to all ages and experience levels and meets every Tuesday and Thursday at 6 p.m.
Big Hero Six

Pajama Movie Night

Tenley-Friendship Library

6:30 p.m.
A huge inflatable robot, Baymax, and prodigy, Hiro, team up with friends to form a band of high-tech heroes.View trailer. Food, pillows, blankets, and PJs are welcome. 
Summer Reading Logo for children.

Tuskegee Airmen

Rosedale Library

7 p.m.
Join us to hear a story of history from someone who made it happen. Members of the Tuskegee Airmen, the first African-American men to fly in the U.S. Armed Forces. Despite continued racial discrimination and Jim Crow laws, these brave pilots served our country in World War II. 
Mountains Beyond Mountains book cover

West End Nonfiction Book Club

West End Library

7 p.m.
In celebration of the D.C. Public Library’s Adult Summer Reading Program, “Every Hero Has a Story,” please join our book discussion about the life and contributions of Dr.
Boy superhero and books!

Hero Stories

Mt. Pleasant Library

7 p.m.
Grab your sleepy toy, wear your pajamas and join us for an all ages story time with singing, dancing, and lots of fun! Every Thursday in the Children’s Room at 7 p.m.  
Image of tablets and sunshine

Downloadable Media Clinics

Georgetown Library

7:30 p.m.
Join us for these special summertime editions of our monthly Downloadable Media Clinics! As always, we will be here to provide one-on-one hands-on assistance with digital library resources, including OverDrive for e-books and e-audio, Zinio for magazines, and Criterion Collection for films.

Sunday, July 5, 2015

movies

Weekend Movies at Deanwood

Deanwood Library

1 p.m.
Come watch hero movies for children with us! Ages 6-8: 1 p.m. Ages 9-12: 3 p.m.
Unbreakable movie poster

Teen and Adult Hero Film Series

Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library

2 p.m.
Join us every Sunday in July for our heroic movie series for teens and adults. All movies are rated PG or PG-13.  The first Sunday in July we'll be showing Unbreakable, about a Philadelphia security guard (Bruce Willis) who slowly discovers he has superhuman abilities. Also stars Samuel L. Jackson. Rated PG-13. 106 min.  Other upcoming dates for the film series:  Here are the upcoming dates for the film series: 

Monday, July 6, 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!
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
Caricature

Create Your Own Superhero

Northwest One 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.
Free Summer Meals Logo

Free Summer Meals

Francis A. Gregory Library

1 p.m.
DC Public Library is participating in the Free Summer Meals Program. Kids and teens eat free lunch July 6 – Aug. 14. No registration required. Lunch will be provided from 1-2:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.Lunch will be provided at the following locations Monday through Friday: Francis A. Gregory Lamond-Riggs Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library Mount Pleasant Petworth Southwest Watha T. Daniel/Shaw
Free Summer Meals Logo

Free Summer Meals

Anacostia Library

1 p.m.
DC Public Library is participating in the Free Summer Meals Program. Kids and teens eat free lunch July 6 – Aug. 14. No registration required. Lunch will be provided from 1-2:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday.Lunch will be provided at the following locations Monday through Saturday: Anacostia Capital View Dorothy I. Height/Benning William O. Lockridge/Bellevue Lunch will be provided at the following locations Monday through Friday:
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.
Science in the Summer participant

Science in the Summer: Level 1

Capitol View Library

2 p.m.
In partnership with the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), your child can learn about simple machines in a free summer program, GSK Science in the Summer™. Students will discover how and why machines can lift huge boulders, build bridges, and pump water.
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.
Science in the Summer participant

Science in the Summer: Level 2

Capitol View Library

3:30 p.m.
In partnership with the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), your child can learn about simple machines in a free summer program, GSK Science in the Summer™. Students will discover how and why machines can lift huge boulders, build bridges, and pump water.
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.