Summer Reading


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, and Yu-Gi-Oh card trading. Kids, teens, and adults are all welcome. 
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Summer Reading Block Party

We’ve come to the end of our summer reading program... so let’s party!  A block party, that is.  Join us on Sunday, August 30 from 2 – 5 pm for fun activities and stories and to claim your summer reading prizes!  We’ll be set up outside of the library on 7th St NE between D St NE and the alley. Event line up: Face painting   Balloon twisting Guest Storyteller (performance from 3 - 4 pm) Hero themed crafts Sidewalk chalk  
Film Fanatic Summer Reading Badge

Teen Movie Club

Stop by the library with some friends and catch a film! Snacks will be provided. Come to this event to earn your "Film Fanatic" Summer Reading Badge. Ages 13-19.
Words, Beats and Life

Books & Beats

Fridays at the library from 11am - 1 pm! 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 August 31) or simply enjoy the beats outside the historic Mies van der Rohe building.
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Movie Time: Into the Woods

The final installment of our summer "Grown Up Fairytales" film series, Into the Woods explores what happens after "happily ever after."
King's Speech

Classic Movie

You are cordially invited to a free showing of the movie "The King's Speech", starring Colin Firth and Helena Bonham Carter, at Palisades Library, on Sunday, August 9, at 2 pm.  Please join us for this Summer Reading program.
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Summer Reading Read-A-Thon!

Come read with us from 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m., have snacks, and earn time toward your summer reading completion prizes! Remember, when you finish, you earn free food from Chipotle and a book of your choosing! Open to children of all ages!
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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. 

Books & Beats

Take a break on the loggia for lunch this Friday! Join DCPL staff outside for Books and Beats, our weekly music program outside. Sign up for Summer Reading, check out books from the Uni, or simply sit and eat your lunch while listening to playlists curated by Freegal!