Summer Reading

Tasting Coffee

DC has more good coffee than ever with gourmet coffee shops popping up every day, and the range of deliciousness is huge. Join us for two Saturdays of fun, guided tasting activities with our friends from Peregrine Espresso and MadCap Coffee.

Origami Animals

Origami Animals is an art program in which children will learn to make animals out of paper.  Each Tuesday in August (with the exception of August 26) they will learn to make progressively more difficult origami.  We encourage to children to attend all three programs, but just dropping in to one or two of them is fine.

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.

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