Summer Reading

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
All My Sons

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.
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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. 

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!  
Marquis-style lettering for "Greatest Man in the World"Sketch of James ThurberLogo for "Every hero has a story"

Film Screening and Discussion

Screening and discussion of The Greatest Man in the World, from the American Short Story Collection as seen on PBS and adapted from the classic short story by James Thurber (1894-1961), sta
Despicable Me 2

Pajama Movie Night

Former super-villain and now super-dad, Gru, is recruited by the Anti-Villain League to save the world with the help of his daughters and tons of yellow minions. View trailer.  Food, blankets and pillows are welcome.  This our last weekly Pajama Movie Night for the summer. Starting in September, this movie night will be held one Thursday evening each month at 6 p.m. 

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