Summer Reading

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Bollywood Dance Class

Join Jaya Mathur, Dance Instructor with the Dance to Health Society, for this class designed to get you up and moving, Bollywood style! Can't make it to this session? Ms. Mathur will also have a session at the Georgetown Neighborhood Library.

Adult Book Club

Join us to discuss June's book club selection, Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee, Pulitzer Prize-winning author, on Thursday, June 23rd at 6:30 p.m. Following the meeting, join us for a stroll around the neighborhood with our NEW Walking Book Club. Bring the audio book on your device or simply join the other members for a stroll and casual discussion of that month's book selection.
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Music and Movement

Sign up to sing, dance, and play instruments with your child! For children ages birth to 6 and their caregivers.  To register for this program, please call the Children's Room at 202-282-3113.  Don't forget to sign up for the Summer Reading Program!
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LEGO Stamping Art

It's LEGO's all this month in the Petworth Library Children's Room. Join us this afternoon as we use LEGO's to create stamped art pieces. But check our calendar for more LEGO related events such as games, crafts, or free build days each Monday and Thursday at 4:30. We provide the LEGO's and other assorted supplies - you just bring the fun! For ages 5 and up.

A Kit to Build a Dream On: Tools for Structuring Your Novel

Are you working on a novel? How do you make characters come alive? Do you need help with plotting? Would you like advice from a successful novelist? Attend our Author Workshop with Ingrid Anders, author of the popular Kat Vespucci novels. Ingrid will share practical and creative techniques for crafting your own novel.    

Building Family in the 21st Century: A Moderated Conversation

Building Family in the 21st Century: A Moderated Conversation Join us for what is sure to be a thought-provoking and wonderful panel discussion on the role of fathers in families! Presented by Jonetta Rose Barras, Esther Productions, Inc., The Spoken Word, and Kuumba Expressions featuringBrittany Adams, MS Resident in Counseling, and Co-director of the Fatherless Reconciliation Daughter Project
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Color That Stress Away!

Have you wondered if you can return to coloring books?  Do you want to relax or de-stress? Do you want to try something more complicated than a children's coloring book? All supplies will be provided, but you may also bring your own. Join us at Palisades Library on Thursday, June 9, and Thursday, July 7, at 6:30 p.m.
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Georgetown Book Club

Join the Georgetown Book Club as we discuss Umberto Eco's modern classic The Name of the Rose.
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Pop-up Book Sale

Drop by this all ages book sale from 1 to 4 p.m. and shop for a good cause, with all proceeds benefiting the Georgetown Neighborhood Library. While here, you also can join the Georgetown Library Friends, or discover other ways to support the organization, and learn about Summer Reading at DC Public Library, including how to get started and this year's prizes. 
Smokey the Fireman

Storytime & Firetruck Touch

As part of our Summer Reading Kickoff, join us for a storytime and fireman crafts at 10:30 a.m. At 11 a.m., we'll be joined by our neighborhood firemen and a fire truck for a truck touch. Children under 9 must be accompanied by a caregiver. Questions? Call 202-724-4691.