Calendar

Primary tabs

Upcoming Events(active tab)
Monthly

Legend

  •  
    Adults
  •  
    Back to School
  •  
    Center for Accessibility
  •  
    Friends of the Library
  •  
    Kids
  •  
    Lecture
  •  
    MLK Library Great Hall
  •  
    Special Collections
  •  
    Special Event
  •  
    Summer Reading
  •  
    Teens
  •  
    The Labs at DC Public Library

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

DC Public Library logo.

Adult Learning Lab

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

4 p.m.
Skill assessments for adults who need a high school diploma (GED or National External Diploma) and tutoring for those with skills at the high school level. Assessments on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Tutoring on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays.  Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays, 4 to 7 p.m. Saturdays, 10 a.m. to noon.
diccion queer logo

DiCcion Queer: Bilingual Writing Group for LGBTQ Latin@s

Mt. Pleasant Library

6:30 p.m.
Do you write poetry, cuentos, plays or creative essays? Join other Latin@ LGBTQ emerging writers to share, read and comment on each other's work. Bring your own writings or stop by to learn about books written by Latin@ Queer Writers. The workshop is free and open to writers of all genres and levels of experience who write in Spanish, Portuguese or English. No prior writing experience is necessary. 
Michael Mastrota

Transforming the Campus: Evolution of American University’s Arboretum and Gardens

Tenley-Friendship Library

7 p.m.
Join Arboretum Manager Michael Mastrota for the 2017 Henry Mitchell Lecture.  
geo

Book Hill Talks - How the Gloves Came off with Elizabeth Grimm Arsenault

Georgetown Library

7 p.m.
Elizabeth Grimm Arsenault, Director of Teaching, Security Studies Program, Georgetown University, will be on hand to discuss her book, How the Gloves Came Off: Lawyers, Policy Makers and Norms in the Debate on Torture. Questions will follow.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Census

Fun with Family History - Genealogy and Personal Archiving Clinic

Southeast Library

(All day)
Come to the library to take your genealogy or personal archiving session to the next level using library resources and technology. Library staff are available to help with: Genealogy and family history research. House history research. Photo scanning. Online and social media sharing.

Zinio, Overdrive, and Freegal Drop-In Clinics

Francis A. Gregory Library

2 p.m.
Read digital issues of your favorite magazines with Zinio, the ultimate one-stop shop for magazine lovers, completely FREE with your DC Public Library card. Access 175 titles and counting of your favorite print magazines, available online to view in your browser or to download to your device.
A- Step Tutoring

A-Step Tutoring

Benning (Dorothy I. Height) Library

4:45 p.m.
Trouble in class? Get free help today! A-Step (After School Tutoring & Enrichment Program) provides educators who are available to tutor students K-12 while addressing  a variety of academic needs. Stop by after school and enhance your education.
A- Step Tutoring

A-Step Tutoring

Benning (Dorothy I. Height) Library

4:45 p.m.
Trouble in class? Get free help today! A-Step (After School Tutoring & Enrichment Program) provides educators who are available to tutor students K-12 while addressing  a variety of academic needs. Stop by after school and enhance your education.This program is Free and open to the public.
Shepherd Park sign

Mapping Segregation in Washington DC

Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library

7 p.m.
Join us for "Mapping Segregation in Washington D.C.: Brightwood's Historic African American Communiy & How Real Estate Developers Shaped the Racial Landscape of Ward 4." 

Friday, April 28, 2017

Woman offering a paper cup of coffee to the viewer

Coffee + Conversation at Georgetown

Georgetown Library

11 a.m.
Are you interested in free snacks, a fresh cup of coffee, and the chance to make a connection with your fellow library users? If that sounds like your idea of a good time, then we have the program for you. Join us on the fourth Friday of every month at 11 a.m. in the Sight and Sound Room for Coffee + Conversation, our new casual social hour that's open to all comers. We've got all the supplies - just bring yourself, a friend, and maybe something you'd like to talk about. Hope to see you soon!

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Portraits

Learn How to Take Portraits

Petworth Library

9:30 a.m.
Learn how to take stunning portraits with your camera or cell phone. Disposable cameras can also be provided.  This workshop will last two hours and will be taught by photography teacher Amanda Archibald
DC Public Library logo.

Adult Learning Lab

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

10 a.m.
Skill assessments for adults who need a high school diploma (GED or National External Diploma) and tutoring for those with skills at the high school level. Assessments on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Tutoring on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays.  Tuesday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
ESL graphic

ESL Conversation Circle

Tenley-Friendship Library

10 a.m.
Practice your conversational skills with the help of volunteers from the Washington English Center. Please note that the Conversational Circle is designed for people who already have some knowledge of spoken English. Each session is 90 minutes long and is seated on a first-come, first-served basis.
Knowledge Commons DC logo

Civics 101

Mt. Pleasant Library

1 p.m.
Since last November’s election, many people have felt lost and overwhelmed by the political situation. There are so many different calls to action and ways to get involved, but not as much information about what it all means. As a policy staffer in Congress, Michelle will give an overview of how our government is actually supposed to function. She will focus on checks and balances, separation of powers, and the different roles played by local, state, and federal governments.

Zinio, Overdrive, and Freegal Drop-In Clinics

Francis A. Gregory Library

2 p.m.
Read digital issues of your favorite magazines with Zinio, the ultimate one-stop shop for magazine lovers, completely FREE with your DC Public Library card. Access 175 titles and counting of your favorite print magazines, available online to view in your browser or to download to your device.

Monday, May 1, 2017

Flag and Passport

Citizenship Prep

Southeast Library

(All day)
The library has many resources to help DC residents who are preparing to become citizens. Library staff are available to help you to: Take a practice citizenship test. Study for the civics or language exams. Practice your English with online resources. Learn more about the process of becoming a citizen.
Learn English - English Conversation Classes

English Conversation Group at the Georgetown Neighborhood Library, DC

Georgetown Library

10 a.m.
The Washington English Center in partnership with the DC Public Library, Georgetown branch, will offer free English Conversation Classes to adults by qualified and trained volunteer teachers from WEC.
Multicultural-themed graphic

English Conversation Circle

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

10 a.m.
Mondays and Wednesdays, 10 a.m. - 12 noon, Conference Room 1 A drop-in group for adult speakers of other languages to improve their oral skills in American English and gain more confidence in speaking. Participants should have at least a working knowledge of English.
DC Public Library logo.

Adult Learning Lab

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

4 p.m.
Skill assessments for adults who need a high school diploma (GED or National External Diploma) and tutoring for those with skills at the high school level. Assessments on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Tutoring on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays.  Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays, 4 to 7 p.m. Saturdays, 10 a.m. to noon.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

DC Public Library logo.

Adult Learning Lab

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

10 a.m.
Skill assessments for adults who need a high school diploma (GED or National External Diploma) and tutoring for those with skills at the high school level. Assessments on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Tutoring on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays.  Tuesday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Yoga

May Yoga at Georgetown - New/Old Time!

Georgetown Library

11:30 a.m.
Join our instructors for a free one-hour yoga class for all levels every Tuesday at the Georgetown Neighborhood Library. The 11:30 a.m. class is suitable for yoga practitioners of all ages and skill levels. May class schedule: 5/2, 5/9, 5/16, 5/23, 5/30.

Zinio, Overdrive, and Freegal Drop-In Clinics

Francis A. Gregory Library

2 p.m.
Read digital issues of your favorite magazines with Zinio, the ultimate one-stop shop for magazine lovers, completely FREE with your DC Public Library card. Access 175 titles and counting of your favorite print magazines, available online to view in your browser or to download to your device.
DC Public Library logo.

Adult Learning Lab

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

4 p.m.
Skill assessments for adults who need a high school diploma (GED or National External Diploma) and tutoring for those with skills at the high school level. Assessments on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Tutoring on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays.  Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays, 4 to 7 p.m. Saturdays, 10 a.m. to noon.
A- Step Tutoring

A-Step Tutoring

Benning (Dorothy I. Height) Library

4:45 p.m.
Trouble in class? Get free help today! A-Step (After School Tutoring & Enrichment Program) provides educators who are available to tutor students K-12 while addressing  a variety of academic needs. Stop by after school and enhance your education.
A- Step Tutoring

A-Step Tutoring

Benning (Dorothy I. Height) Library

4:45 p.m.
Trouble in class? Get free help today! A-Step (After School Tutoring & Enrichment Program) provides educators who are available to tutor students K-12 while addressing  a variety of academic needs. Stop by after school and enhance your education.This program is Free and open to the public.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Learn English - English Conversation Classes

English Conversation Group at the Georgetown Neighborhood Library, DC

Georgetown Library

10 a.m.
The Washington English Center in partnership with the DC Public Library, Georgetown branch, will offer free English Conversation Classes to adults by qualified and trained volunteer teachers from WEC.
Multicultural-themed graphic

English Conversation Circle

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

10 a.m.
Mondays and Wednesdays, 10 a.m. - 12 noon, Conference Room 1 A drop-in group for adult speakers of other languages to improve their oral skills in American English and gain more confidence in speaking. Participants should have at least a working knowledge of English.
DC Public Library logo.

Adult Learning Lab

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

4 p.m.
Skill assessments for adults who need a high school diploma (GED or National External Diploma) and tutoring for those with skills at the high school level. Assessments on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Tutoring on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays.  Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays, 4 to 7 p.m. Saturdays, 10 a.m. to noon.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Census

Fun with Family History - Genealogy and Personal Archiving Clinic

Southeast Library

(All day)
Come to the library to take your genealogy or personal archiving session to the next level using library resources and technology. Library staff are available to help with: Genealogy and family history research. House history research. Photo scanning. Online and social media sharing.

Zinio, Overdrive, and Freegal Drop-In Clinics

Francis A. Gregory Library

2 p.m.
Read digital issues of your favorite magazines with Zinio, the ultimate one-stop shop for magazine lovers, completely FREE with your DC Public Library card. Access 175 titles and counting of your favorite print magazines, available online to view in your browser or to download to your device.