Summer Reading program

End of Summer Reading Party

Come celebrate the end of another successful D.C. library summer reading program! We will have crafts, food, and prizes for all so  join in the fun as we end summer with a bash! This program is for children of all ages.
Drew Storen

Summer Reading Finale Party

Enjoy the last few weeks of summer with a special summer reading finale party for kids and teens!   1:30 p.m. – Superhero Story Time – Children can listen to a special superhero-themed story time and discuss their favorite superheroes and what powers they would want as superheroes. Coloring pages will also be provided. 2-4 p.m. – Beats – Teens will get to participate in a digital music workshop that gives participants the opportunity to create music together. Appropriate for ages 9-19.
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Meet One of Our Community Helpers!

Join us as we welcome a real life community helper! One of D.C.'s finest, a K-9 handler from MPD and his dog will be appearing at the library to speak about their job. Come meet an officer and their hard working partner. We'll have a simple craft on hand that you can take home as well as some dog themed books available for checkout.  For ages 5 and older.
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Summer Reading Finale: Ice Cream Social

Come all ye heroes, let’s celebrate our summer reading accomplishments and enjoy ice cream.  
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Summer Reading Block Party

We’ve come to the end of our summer reading program, so let’s party! A block party, that is. Join us on Sunday, Aug. 30, 2-5 p.m., for fun activities and stories and to claim your summer reading prizes! We’ll be set up outside of the library on 7th Street NE between D Street NE and the alley.  Event line up: Get your face painted with cool designs Choose from options of balloon twisting designs Watch guest master storyteller Arianna Ross perform on the patio area 3-4 p.m. Make hero-themed crafts
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Movie Time: Into the Woods

The final installment of our summer "Grown Up Fairytales" film series, Into the Woods explores what happens after "happily ever after."
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Summer Reading Read-A-Thon!

Come read with us from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., have snacks, and earn time toward your summer reading completion prizes! Remember, when you finish, you earn free food from Chipotle and a book of your choosing! Open to children of all ages!
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Pajama Movie Night

Former super-villain and now super-dad, Gru, is recruited by the Anti-Villain League to save the world with the help of his daughters and tons of yellow minions. View trailer.  Food, blankets and pillows are welcome.  This our last weekly Pajama Movie Night for the summer. Starting in September, this movie night will be held one Thursday evening each month at 6 p.m. 

Hero Stories on Film: "The Incredibles"

Join us as we watch "The Incredibles." It is the perfect incorporation of our Summer Reading theme, "Every Hero Has a Story!" 
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Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland

Nineteen-year-old Alice returns to the magical world from her childhood adventure, where she reunites with her old friends and learns of her true destiny: to end the Red Queen's reign of terror. Come watch with us in Meeting Room 1 or Check it out here. Rated PG.