Summer Reading

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Summertime T'ai Chi

Join Susan Lowell of Tenleytown T'ai Chi, who has taught previously at the Georgetown, Tenley-Friendship, and Palisades branches of DC Public Library, for this special summertime session of the low impact martial art. All skill levels are welcome.
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Live Action Angry Birds

Warm up for a summer of reading, romping, and revenge on evil pigs! We'll be kicking off Summer Reading 2016 at Shepherd Park Library with a live action version of the hit game Angry Birds.  Make your own angry birds, build an evil pig tower, and catapult your way to destruction. And while you're knocking down pigs, sign up the whole family for summer reading!   All ages welcome. Second floor program room.  
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History/Biography Book Club

Every month, we discuss a book about important historical events, figures and more. 
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DC Punk Archive Library Basement Show w/ LOUD BOYZ :: GOVERNESS :: HEAVY BREATHING

Celebrate the DC Punk Archive at the historic MLK Jr. Memorial Library with our next installment of the Library Basement Show featuring Loud Boyz, Governess and Heavy Breathing

The Labyrinth: Walking as Meditation

Come learn how to use the ancient practice of labyrinth walking to clear your mind and reflect on your own life journey. Together we'll learn about the history of the labyrinth as a spiritual practice and how to incorporate it into our daily lives. Participants will have the opportunity to practice using both finger labyrinths and a full sized floor model.
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Drawing Up Close

Have you ever noticed that things appear differently from up close? Use our magnifying glasses to observe and draw everyday items in a different way.  Check out this short list of books that challenge the reader to look and guess what things are when looking at them from a different angle.   Whose Eye Am I? by Shelly Rotner
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FRINGE Music in the Library:: MUNDY :: The CooLots

MUNDY is a Washington, DC-based New Wave Soul band. Up-beat and visually engaging, with backgrounds in performance art, theater, and dance, MUNDY is a theatrical rock experience. Their concerts feature choreography along with stylized visuals and body moving melodies. Tailored for general and diverse audiences, MUNDY’S mission is to create a memorable, entertaining, and positive environment.

FRINGE Music in the Library:: Coup Sauvage & the Snips :: Horse Lords

Coup Sauvage & the Snips play music that is celebratory and revelatory. Accusatory and against authority. Confrontational and informational. A soundtrack for the children to watch the first-world burn. Ready? Doesn’t matter.
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Summer Reading Kickoff: Training Camp

Get your body and mind ready for Summer Reading!   Stop by the courtyard* in front of the Chevy Chase Library to train for success and sign up for Summer Reading. Activities and giveaways for all ages.   *Rain location is the 2nd floor. 
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Summer Adult-Child Yoga Program

The Palisades Library is piloting an Adult-Child Yoga class for the summer. Led by instructor Dexter Sumner, this class will guide adults and children through the basic principles of yoga, breathing exercises and poses. Learn the many benefits of yoga, from flexibility and strength to creating confidence and peace of mind.  All levels welcome. This class is recommended for adults and children 6 and older. Please sign up for the class in the Children's Room. Please wear comfortable clothing.