Summer Reading

Art Attack: Beading

Art Attack:  Every month teen can delve into a different type of art project at Art Attack in the teen space.  On Wednesday, August 6th we will be making bead earrings and animals.

Light Fun With Shadows

Don't just be a shadow on the wall this summer- join us for an afternoon of light fun at the library as we learn about science! In this program we'll learn all about shadows; we have a variety of related books that you can peruse but better yet, try our cool experiments. You can learn to make your own shadow puppet or how to make Mountain Dew glow in the dark.

Team S.T.E.A.M. Theme Hour!

On Mondays, July 7, 21, 28 and August 4 and 11 from 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. (immediately following our "Explosive Reading Power Hour" which is from 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.)--As part of our summer reading thematic programming, children will be able to participate in and enjoy a combination of book and web-based crafts and activities, with Ms. Tea's creative spin, that incorporate math, science, art and recreation. Participation in our Team S.T.E.A.M.

Story Teller Baba - C

The Honorable Baba-C will share his unique blend of interactive storytelling, narrative, chants and song celebrating the oral traditions of the African Diaspora. Utilizing call and response as well as audience participation and an occasional beat or two on the djembé, Baba-C weaves an entertaining and educational atmosphere, dispensing "life lessons", factoids and fun. Ages 7-12

Story Teller Baba - C

The Honorable Baba-C will share his unique blend of interactive storytelling, narrative, chants and song celebrating the oral traditions of the African Diaspora. Utilizing call and response as well as audience participation and an occasional beat or two on the djembé, Baba-C weaves an entertaining and educational atmosphere, dispensing "life lessons", factoids and fun. Ages 7-12

Tomato Technology

Halladay's Mortage Lifter? Aunt Lou's Underground Railroad? Sicilian Saucer? What are these things, you ask? They are varieties of heirloom tomato, and Washington, DC has folks raising them. Marvelous local gardener Lori Kenepp will share knowledge from her years of preserving and raising heirloom tomatoes and will offer tips for success in your own garden.

Harry Potter Party

Come to the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library for a party to celebrate the birthday of Harry Potter, one of the greatest literary characters ever! Test your HP knowledge in Teen Space and win Prizes.Play Wizard Chess in the Children’s Room and  enjoy tasty snacks. 

Summer Book Party

We're Having A Party & You're Invited!Come into the cool comfort of a library lounge designed just for you as we celebrate a summer of reading with an evening of fun. Enjoy music, light refreshments, and social chess.  Meet like-minded souls who love reading and learning new things about art and technology.  

Uno, Dos, Andres!

Children will enjoy a lively, participatory time of music, movement stories and fun.Space is limited.Please call 202-541-6226 call to register your group.Best Ages preschool - 5 years

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