Thursday, May 8, 2014

News from Rosedale DC Public Library - two Saturday bike tours; Monday baby/toddler story times

Thanks to Dana Wyckoff with the Friends of the Rosedale Library for passing this announcement along: 

May is National Bike Month and DC Public Libraries are gearing up with bike tours, events, bike-themed storytimes, and reading suggestions.  

A brief roundup of events is below - for more information, links to bike organizations in DC, and good book ideas for bikers and book lovers, check out the DC Public Library website at or check at your local branch.   All events and tours are FREE.

TWO Bike Tours to DC Libraries

**Saturday, May 17th - 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. - DC Public Library's 5th annual Tour de DCPL
This year DCPL is proud to announce its official partnership with Black Women Bike, as well as DDOT's Anacostia Waterfront Initiative for the 5th Annual Tour de DCPL.  The ride is a bit more challenging then in past years...about 14 miiles...children 9 and under are encouraged to attend the "Library Lovers Like to Bike" family ride on May 31st (See below).

Check in starts at 9 a.m. at Southeast Library (403 7th Street SE) and the ride starts at 9:30 a.m.  The first leg is a quick ride up 7th Street to Northeast Library (330 7th Street NE).  Then a nice ride to Roosedale Library (1701 Gales Street NE), then on to Deanwood (1350 49th Street NE), followed by Dorothy Height/Benning Library (3935 Benning Road SE), Anacostia Library (1800 Good Hope Road SE) and over the 11th Street bridge and  back to Southeast Library.   

REGISTER for the Tour de DCPL at:  https://tourdedcplv.

**Saturday, May 31st from 9:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. - "Library Lovers Like to Bike Kids Tour"
Families with children ages 9 and younger can celebrate National Bike Month with your neighbors and librarians from all Ward 6 DCPL branches -Northeast, Rosedale, Southeast, Southwest and Northwest One.  The event will be held rain or shine, so bring your raingear!

For those meeting at Rosedale Library (1701 Gales Street NE) or Southeast (403 7th Street SE) we'll have bike safety tips from biking police officers and library staff starting at 9:45 a.m. Then we'll ride on over to Northeast Branch (330 7th Street NE) for story-time, bike decorating, repair demos, snacks and more.  

Adult chaperones and helmets are required for all child bikers. All adults will be required to sign liability waivers at for themselves and their children before starting the ride.  

For more information visit: 41195 or or email Ms. Tammeric at Rosedale LIbrary at  

"Reading 'n Riding" Events at Your Neighborhood Library

Rosedale Library (1701 Gales Street NE):  Morning Glory Stories (Especially for Babies and Toddlers) held every Monday at 10 a.m. will feature bike-themed stories this month.

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