Summer Reading

Pacific Rhythms

Enjoy an engaging performance of dances from Hawaii, Tahiti, New Zealand, Fiji, Cook Islands and Samoa with authentic costumes. Learn how science and technology has influenced Island life. Watch a demonstration of the primitive way of husking, cracking, shaving and milking a coconut.Ages 6-12

LEGO Builders

LEGO Builders is a free-play session using large Duplo LEGO building blocks, for ages 1½ and up.

Button Art

Tweens and teens will make buttons of their own design with a button maker.  Teens can make the Summer Reading badges they earn into buttons to show their progress!

Art Attack

Art Attack:  Tweens and teens will make wallets, pens and more out of duct tape of all colors and patterns.

Science at the Cinema

On Fridays at 3 p.m. children will do different science experiments and learn the principles behind them and then watch a related movie. Program will run from July 11 to August 22 (7 programs total) and is appropriate for 6-12 year old children. For information about the next experiment and movie please come by the Georgetown Children's Room and ask a librarian!

Toddler Drive In

We will be providing cardboard boxes for children to decorate their own "cars," followed by a short and developmentally appropriate film. Ages 2-4.Registration required: Sign up at the Children's Desk or call 202-282-0021. 

Author Talk: Ralph Eshelman

Local author Ralph Eshelman will speak about his new book, Chesapeake Legends and Lore from the War of 1812

Tape Digitization Workshop

Learn how to digitize your old cassette tapes into audio files using a laptop, adapter cord, and an old boombox. 

Literary Elements Book Club

Join our regularly scheduled adult book club for a Summer Reading - Literary Elements themed discussion. We will be reading about that famous mad scientist, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.

Yellow Badge Thursdays

Stop by the Teen Space at Mt. Pleasant Neighborhood Library all July and August and earn badges for Teen Summer Reading.