This week, the International AIDS Conference meets in Washington to discuss the science of AIDS, as well as the personal side of HIV infection.In honor of this event, we will be showing Rent, the film based on the hit Broadway musical, on Friday, July 27 at 2 p.m.
Children are invited to join us on Tuesday, July 17 at 1 p.m. as we welcome jester extraordinaire, Nicolo Whimsey. Combining juggling, music, poetry and storytelling, Nicolo emphasizes language skills and encourages children to discover and voice their creativity and tolerance as well as the joys of reading.Ages 4-9.
Kids ages 8-11 can learn about conserving historical documents in this interactive workshop.Learn about segregation in the 1950s by reading Ruth and the Green Book by Calvin Ramsey as a group. Then explore authentic artifacts from the 1950s, record your observations, and determine a preservation plan for each object. Take home your white cotton gloves and an activity book, and preserve your own family's history!
Kids of all ages are invited to join us on Thursday, June 21 at 4:30 p.m. for a presentation of the puppet show, "Goldy Bear and the Three Locks."Goldy is a baby-sitting bear, who is hired to take care of a family of boxes. Each box contains a special surprise, but he has to find a way to unlock each box to unveil the mystery!This show is presented by Blue Sky Puppets, and is part of our summer reading program, Dream Big, Read.
Summer's here, and although the last school bell hasn't rung for everyone just yet, our thoughts begin to turn to baseball, swimming pools, and beach reads.Kids and teens are invited to sign up for the summer reading program -- Kids can come into the library to sign up for "Dream Big-Read!," and teens can sign up online for "Own the Night."
Tuesday, May 29 will be the last Teen Night that we hold for the season since school is grinding down.Make sure to check back with us during the summer to find out what other programs that we have just for teens, including our new teen book club.
Due to scheduled replacement of the after-hours return box, all library materials must be returned inside the library during normal business hours from Thursday, May 3 through Monday, May 7. Items may also be returned at any other DC Public Library branch.We anticipate that the new drop box will be in place by close of business on Monday, May 7 at the same location (on the handicap ramp at the D street SE entrance). We apologize for the inconvenience.