Summer Reading

Hok-noth-da? American Indian Storybook Program

Brought to you by the National Museum of the American Indian, Hok-noth-da? (“Did you hear?” in the Shawnee language) gives young people a chance to hear a Native American story and engage hands-on with cultural objects that deepen their understanding of the tribe and traditions represented in the story.  Space is limited, so register early!  Recommended for ages 5 and up. Need information? Call us at (202) 727-1248

Japan- In- A- Suitcase

Learn about Japan and Japanese culture through hands-on activities and demonstrations. Hear stories about the daily school life of Japanese children. Learn Japanese greetings and counting. For ages 8-12

We All Scream For Ice Cream!

Join us at Deanwood for a create your own ice cream extravaganza. for ages 6-12
Woodridge Summer Reading Prize Drawing

Woodridge Interim Library Drawing for Summer Reading Prizes

Drawing for Summer Reading Prizes Join us for the drawing for the Summer Reading prizes for those who completed their Summer Reading program at Woodridge Interim Library. Drawings will be held  for the following prizes: (1 winner per item )    Birth to 5                         Book Basket Children  6-12                Tablet
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Staged Reading of Arthur Miller's 'All My Sons'

In celebration of DC Public Library Summer Reading theme "Every Hero Has A Story," DC Public Library in partnership with Theatre Lab School of Dramatic Arts is pleased to present a staged reading of Arthur Miller's iconic play All My Sons.

Superhero Party

Join us from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. for an end-of-Summer Reading celebration, including superhero boot camp for kids, a comic book swap for all ages, and Yu-Gi-Oh card trading. Kids, teens and adults are all welcome. 
Words, Beats and Life

Books & Beats

Fridays at the library from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.! Books & Beats is a weekly outdoor music series in front of the MLK Jr. Memorial Library. Check out a book from the Uni, sign up for Summer Reading (through Aug. 16) or simply enjoy the beats outside the historic Mies van der Rohe building.
CriterionAn Autumn Afternoon

Heroes of Cinema - Yasujiro Ozu's 'An Autumn Afternoon'

Are you a film buff? Are you looking to nurture your budding love of film? Come join a monthly discussion of a film from DC Public Library's new and exciting online streaming resource: the Criterion Collection
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YA Book Club: The 5th Wave

Want to read the latest in popular YA fiction? Join us for the Lamond-Riggs Library YA Book Club. Every month we’ll read a new book and meet to discuss what we thought over snacks!

Art Attack at the National Portrait Gallery

Join us on a field trip to the National Portrait Gallery! We will spend time visiting "The Struggle for Justice” exhibit, which showcases major cultural and political figures, from 19th Century historical figures to contemporary leaders, who struggled to achieve civil rights for disenfranchised or marginalized groups.   This exhibit will be our inspiration as we sketch these figures and even  explore the art of self portraiture. On August 27, we will meet back at Teen Space of MLK Library and sketch our self-portraits.