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Science and Implications

Published on Thursday, August 21, 2014

Center for Ocean-Land-Atmosphere Studies

Melting ice in the Arctic

Saturday, August 30 at 2 p.m.
Come hear about the science and implications of climate change from Benjamin Cash, a research scientist at the Center for Ocean-Land-Atmosphere Studies.

Image source:  “Summer Sea Ice in the Arctic covers just over half the area it did in 1979.” NASA Goddard Space Flight Center’s photostream. Image available from https://www.flickr.com, accessed 8/5/14. License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/legalcode

Do you know what a Thaumatrope is?

Published on Wednesday, August 20, 2014

A thaumatrope is a 19th century toy which uses the power of the eye to turn two images into one!

A disc or card with two separate images on the front and back is twirled rapidly to create the illusion of one image.
In the above example, an image of a horse on one side, and an image of a rider on the other side, are spun so fast on a string that the eye thinks they are one solid image.
Join us as we create these clever and fun toys to wrap up Summer Reading, which ends on August 31. Come by to make our craft, then turn in your pamphlets and pick up your final prize!
Saturday, August 23 at 2 p.m.

Remember to Turn in Your Summer Reading Logs

Published on Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Snoopy - Charlie Brown - end of summer picture

The Postman Always Rings Twice

Published on Friday, August 15, 2014

The Postman Always Rings Twice cover

Tuesday, August 26 at 6 p.m.

“Love, when you get fear in it, it's not love any more. It's hate.” 
― James M. Cain, The Postman Always Rings Twice

Published on Monday, August 11, 2014

     Ever wondered if a famous writer lived in your neighborhood? Are you curious how certain areas of DC are portrayed in fiction? You can find out the answers to both questions with the help of a website and an app.

Genre Explorer: Sci-Fi vs. Fantasy

Published on Wednesday, August 6, 2014

image of the genre explorer badge

Published on Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Let your hair down and enjoy leisure time in a friendly environment filled with inspiring minds and equally impressive talent.  Join forces with those who share the same passion for arts and crafts at our monthly craft workshops.  Come have fun, be creative, and meet new friends.

Starting August 10, we'll be hosting monthly arts and crafts classes for adults. The first class will be "Making your own CD/DVD cover." If you are planning an event (wedding, baby shower, birthday party, anniversary etc.) giving your guest a handmade CD would be special. All materials will be provided, except the CD/DVD. 
Make Your Own CD/DVD

Take Advantage of the DC Public Library's Digital Magazine Service

Published on Tuesday, August 5, 2014
New York Review of Books

Dwell coverNational Geographic coverBloomberg Businessweek

Published on Thursday, July 31, 2014

     "Book Cube 1" by Larry Wentzel;FlickrDo you like to be left scratching your head after finishing a book? Do you enjoy asking yourself, “What, exactly, did I just read?”

StreetWise Partners

Published on Friday, July 25, 2014

Streetwise partners logo

Streetwise graduate

Thursday, August 7 at 1 p.m.

Come hear from StreetWise Partners, who will share information about their free career development and mentoring program. This free program focuses on the curriculum, professional network, eligibility requirements, and application process.

Pom-Pom Shooters

Published on Friday, July 25, 2014

Join us Saturday, July 26 at 2 p.m. for a fun challenge. From plastic cups and balloons, we will create Pom Pom Shooters to launch off fluffy little pom poms. Let's see how far we can make these little balls of fluff fly! All ages welcome, accompanied by an adult. We'll meet outside, weather permitting.

marshmallow shooter