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Summer Reading Kickoff

Start your summer off by signing up for DC Public Library's Summer Reading Program! Swing by the Petworth Neighborhood Library for this fun event and enjoy a day of laughter and sunshine.   At 10:30, we’ll have a special hour long story-time on the lawn with parachute games. Enjoy more festivities from 12-4 p.m.; we’ll have crafts, a movie, an animation workshop, and more!
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Animal Heroes: Meet a Secret Service Dog

Heroism isn't limited to humans! Join Officer-Technician Sean Lorenz from the United States Secret Service Canine Explosives Detection Unit (K-9) and his Canine Partner, Truus, a Belgian Malinois, to learn more about the K-9 unit and how the Canine Partners contribute to it. 
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Shepherd Park: Past and Present

We are proud to partner with the Our City Festival--a city-wide celebration of DC through music, film and literature--to present Shepherd Park: Past and Present, a 26-minute documentary about our diverse and picturesque neighborhood. 

New Cleveland Park Library Community Meeting

The architect team for the new Cleveland Park Library will present design principles and a general direction for the project. Learn more about the project.
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Musical Heroes of DC

From go-go to punk, D.C.’s history is filled with music. These musical greats left their impression on our city and on other music-makers in D.C. and beyond.
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Musical Heroes of DC

From go-go to punk, D.C.’s history is filled with music. These musical greats left their impression on our city and on other music-makers in D.C. and beyond.
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Musical Heroes of DC

From go-go to punk, D.C.’s history is filled with music. These musical greats left their impression on our city and on other music-makers in D.C. and beyond.
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Improv for All

This fun and free workshop lead by the Washington Improv Theater encourages participants to break down barriers that negatively impact communication.
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'Every Hero Has A Story' Comics Panel featuring Fantom Comics, Big Planet Comics, Shawn Martinbrough, and Andrew Aydin

In celebration of Summer Reading’s theme, “Every Hero Has a Story,” join us at Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library for a comics panel that will discuss the artistic inspiration, creation, and distribution of graphic novels and comics. The panel will be moderated by Esther Kim, manager of Fantom Comics in Washington, D.C.
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'Every Hero Has A Story' Comics Panel featuring Fantom Comics, Big Planet Comics, and Shawn Martinbrough

Didn't make it to our Comics Panel at Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, or simply didn't get enough?! Then join us again at Tenley-Friendship Library for another comics panel will be held featuring Big Planet Comics and Shawn Martinbrough, moderated by Esther Kim of Fantom Comics.

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