Teens

BARS

BARS

BARS is a workshop for youth that enjoy rapping and writing Spoken Word poems.  Join us to write new songs to original beats and poems to record and perform. Spend your summer making art that makes a difference in your community. This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
BARS

BARS

BARS is a workshop for youth that enjoy rapping and writing Spoken Word poems.  Join us to write new songs to original beats and poems to record and perform. Spend your summer making art that makes a difference in your community. This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

BARS

A workshop for youth that enjoy rapping and spoken word poems. Join us to write new songs to original beats and poems to record and perform. Spend your summer making art that makes a difference in your community. For ages 13-19. Sessions run from 4-7 p.m. Drop-ins welcome, no registration required.  
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Truck Farm

The Truck Farm is a traveling, edible exhibit that allows D.C.’s urban youth to really “dig in” to the source of the food that fuels their growing bodies and minds. In partnership with the  United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) People’s Garden, DC Central Kitchen’s Truck Farm visits youth agencies and schools to deliver interactive and educational lessons about the benefits of nutritious produce. Join us to learn about yummy plants and see how they can be used.  Each session will include a tasting! Open to children ages 6-18.  
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Summer Transition Fair

The District of Columbia Office of the State Superintendent of Education Summer Transition Program is designed to help students navigate the college lifestyle. The summer program will focus on preparing students and their families for a successful freshman year by offering a series of workshops to address the transition from high school to college. The workshops will include topics such as: Academic Tips Campus Support Services Student Life & Wellness The High School/College Mental Transition
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Mini Maker

Join the library staff as we encourage you to create, experiment, and design.  On selected days between July 6 and Aug. 14, The Parklands-Turner Neighborhood Library will host fun and exciting experiments and projects. Children and teens ages 8 to 16 should arrive in the children's room 3:30-5:30 p.m to participate. Call ahead for more information: 202-645-4532
Chipotle Fundraiser

Chipotle Fundraiser for DC Public Library

CAUSE AN EFFECT Make eating a selfless act by joining us for a fundraiser to support the DC Public Library. Just go into any Washington, DC Chipotle on Tuesday, July 14, from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Show the adjacent image on your smartphone or tell the cashier you are supporting the cause -- and 50 percent of the proceeds will be donated to DC Public Library.
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The Hero in You

Every Hero Has A Story and that means You! Join us to create a zine using collage, drawing and writing to tell yours. Ages 13-19 are welcome. By attending this program, you can earn the Awesome Artist Badge for Teen Summer Reading.
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Teen Slam Poetry Night

Come out for Tenley's Teen Slam Night. Perform your own poem or come listen to your friends. This is an "open mic" slam, which means anyone who attends is welcome to perform. Light refreshments will be served. Ages 14-19.
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Volunteer Expo

This summer, the DC Public Library is exploring the idea that every hero has a story. Come to our volunteer expo featuring 30+ local organizations and find a new way to be a hero in your community! Organizations will have information about different levels of volunteer work plus opportunities for teens to fulfill community service hours.  The volunteer expo will run from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Great Hall. The branch is accessible by all Metro lines and several bus lines. 

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