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Free Summer Meals

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:
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Happy Birthday, Harry Potter!

Birthdays have a special significance in the world J.K. Rowling has created. Hagrid doesn't reveal that Harry is a wizard on just any day of the year, and every witch and wizard looks forward coming of age on their 17th birthday if for no other reason than that they are finally allowed to do magic outside school. Join us for a conversation about the significance of birthdays, especially Harry's, in the wizarding world. Birthday cake and butterbeer will be served!
Manga Now! How to Draw Action Figures by Keith Sparrow

Every Super Hero Has A Story

Bring your friends to share in the creation of Super Hero Comic Books.  Varied design materials are provided to tease your imagination. While here, enjoy refreshments, browse new books and sign up for Summer Reading.
Book cover for "The Avengers. Vol. 1"written by Brian Michael Bendis.

Comic Strip Workshop

Come tell your story. Teens are encouraged to come to this writing workshop to create their original comic strip, zine or short story. Attend this program to earn the Writing Warrior badge.
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Teen Resume Workshop

Staff will be available to assist teens interested in creating resumes for summer jobs and internships until 3:30 p.m. 

Resume and Cover Letter Help for Teens

Calling all teenagers:Applying for a job? Internship? Need help writing a resume and cover letter? 
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Tenley Library LGBT Book and Film Festival

Join Tenley-Friendship Library every Thursday in June as we celebrate LGBT Pride with a fabulous book and film series. This week's film and book series will move to the Martin Luther King Memorial Library Black Studies Center (Room 316) to watch a film inspired on lesbian writer Audre Lorde and her enduring legacy.Film:
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Summer of Safe Sex

Start the summer off right! Stop by, get informed, and get tested. Service Providers from the Latin American Youth Center will be on hand to talk about condoms, HIV, STIs (Sexually Transmitted Infections), testing resources in the D.C. area, and answer any questions you might have. In the meeting room on the main floor. Free & confidential testing will be available. Ages 13 - 24.

Superhero Training Camp

Discover your Superhero Identity!  From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., come to the Chevy Chase Library for Superhero Training Camp! Kids and teens can create their own superhero identity, complete with costume. You'll be saving the world in no time! Training camp includes a photo booth, so bring your super fast camera to capture the action.