Summer Reading

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Summer Reading Kickoff

Join us on the front lawn to play parachute games and sign up for Summer Reading! Each child will get to choose a book to keep.  This program is for children of all ages.
Summer Reading Logo for children. DCPL Summer ReadingHard Art DCDuke: a Life of Duke Ellington by Terry TeachoutBrown Eyed Handsome Man by Bruce Pegg

Musical Heroes of DC

From go-go to punk, D.C.’s history is filled with music. These musical greats left their impression on our city and on other music-makers in D.C. and beyond.
Summer Reading Logo for children. DCPL Summer ReadingHard Art DCBrown Eyed Handsome Man by Bruce PeggDuke: a Life of Duke Ellington by Terry Teachout

Musical Heroes of DC

From go-go to punk, D.C.’s history is filled with music. These musical greats left their impression on our city and on other music-makers in D.C. and beyond.
Summer Reading Logo for children. DCPL Summer ReadingHard Art DCBrown Eyed Handsome Man by Bruce PeggDuke: a Life of Duke Ellington by Terry Teachout

Musical Heroes of DC

From go-go to punk, D.C.’s history is filled with music. These musical greats left their impression on our city and on other music-makers in D.C. and beyond.
Dorothy I. Height Every Hero has a StoryDCPL Summer Reading

Neighborhood Heroes: Dorothy I. Height

Join us for a talk on the life and work of Dorothy I. Height by Monie Broadus from The Dorothy Irene Height Education Foundation. Hailed as "the godmother of the Civil Rights Movement" by President Obama, Dr. Height was a committed activist, a leader of numerous organizations including the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW), and a lifelong champion of African American and women's rights. 
Maker Camp

Maker Camp

The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library Teen Space is a Maker Camp site!  From July 6 to Aug. 14, we will be doing exciting experiments and projects Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 4-6 p.m. and Fridays, 4-5:30 p.m. Children ages 8 and older and teens are invited to come join the fun every day of the camp or to just drop in whenever they are free.   No registration is necessary.
Cinderella

Pajama Movie Night

With the help of her fairy godmother and two lovable mice, a fair maiden makes it to the royal ball. (View trailer.) Food, pillows, blankets, and PJs are welcome. 
Maker Camp

Maker Camp

The Benning (Dorothy I. Height) Library is a Maker Camp site! Maker Camp is sponsored by Make: and Google.  From July 6 - August 14 2015, we will be doing exciting experiments and projects every Monday, Thursday and Friday from 2:00-3:30 p.m.  Children eight and above and teens up to age thirteen are invited to come join the fun every day of the camp or to just drop in whenever they are free.  
Every Hero has a StoryDCPL Summer ReadingCharles Drew by Robyn Mahone-Lonesome

Neighborhood Heroes: Drew Family History

Washington, D.C.’s vibrant history was shaped by many individuals over the decades. These neighborhood heroes are part of our city’s living history. Charlene Drew Jarvis, daughter of pioneering graduate of Dunbar High School and blood researcher Dr Charles Drew, will share her family’s history and historical connections to DC.
Every Hero has a StoryDCPL Summer ReadingCharles Drew by Robyn Mahone-Lonesome

Neighborhood Heroes: Drew Family History

Washington, D.C.’s vibrant history was shaped by many individuals over the decades. These neighborhood heroes are part of our city’s living history. Charlene Drew Jarvis, daughter of pioneering graduate of Dunbar High School and blood researcher Dr Charles Drew, will share her family’s history and historical connections to DC.

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