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Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2021

Various finger prints on white paper

Print Sprint - A Children's National Hospital Discover SCIENCE With Dr. Bear Program

Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) Library

4 p.m.
Have you ever wondered about those swirly lines on your fingers, or why you have bumps on them. Learn about fingerprints and do an activity to make a fingerprint of one of your fingers and look at it up close. Parkland Turner Library - Sept. 15 & 29 Capitol View Library - Sept. 21 Bellevue Library - Sept. 28 Petworth Library - Sept. 29 This program is done in partnership with Discover SCIENCE with Dr.Bear, a Children's National Hospital program.
What Can You Do with a Paleta?

What can you do with a paleta? = ¿Qué puedes hacer con una paleta?

Anacostia Library

4:30 p.m.
The Anacostia Neighborhood Library is inviting you to take a walk along the front of the Library and read with us  What can you do with a paleta? ¿Qué puedes hacer con una paleta? by Carmen Tafolla and illustrated by Magaly Morales.  Join us on Thursday, Oct. 7 at 4:30 p.m. to read the story and have a paleta (popsicle).
Virtual Book Club

The Audacious Books Read Along

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6 p.m.
The Audacious Books Read-along will meet on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 6 p.m. on Twitter using the hashtag #audaciousbooks. This is the DC Public Library companion to author Roxane Gay's new Audacious Book Club, and is a reader-guided chance to check in with other readers. Please see the reading list below and we look forward to chatting with you.
The Brothers Karmazov 1 flyer

The Intimidating Book Club: The Brothers Karamazov

West End Library

6:30 p.m.
Please come to the discussion having read the following of The Brothers KaramazovBooks One through Three There is no preferred translation. However, please be care to select an unabridged copy. eBook copies are available on Overdrive at dclibrary.overdrive.com.
Cover of My Autobiography of Carson McCullers. Dark blue background with title and author and a small silver sticker for the National Book Award Finalist prize

Queer Book Club - My Autobiography of Carson McCullers

Library Takeout

7 p.m.
Queer Book Club is a small but enthusiastic community that meets monthly to discuss queer-themed books spanning numerous genres. This month we’ll be meeting virtually to discuss My Autobiography of Carson McCullers by Jenn Shapland.
Don Quixote-Grossman

My Brilliant Friend" Lecture Series:"Don Quixote" Lecture by author Barbara Mujica

Chevy Chase Library

7 p.m.
The theme for our current book discussion series will be "My Brilliant Friend: Friendship, Loyalty and Betrayal in Fiction."  Every meeting features a lecture from a guest professor from a local university, followed by a discussion of the work. The guest lecturers will appear courtesy of the Friends of the Chevy Chase Library.
Hands signing A, S, L

American Sign Language Beginning Level

Center for Accessibility

7 p.m.
Our ever-popular series of Beginning and Intermediate level American Sign Language (ASL) classes will be starting up again at the end of September 2021! Details on how to join virtually will be available soon.   IMPORTANT!  Please make sure you have a working webcam on your computer before you sign in to the class.  In order to get the most out of learning ASL, the instructor needs to be able to see the participants and the participants need to be able to see each other as well as see the instructor.
Compete in DC Public Library's First Annual Evil Laugh Contest

Something Wicked This Way Comes | Evil Laugh Contest

Capitol View Library

(All day)
Bwa ha ha ha ha! We are heading into the Fall and it is time for the DC Public Library’s Annual Evil Laugh Contest. (To be fair, this is the first one, but we are pretty sure we’re gonna want to do this one again.)
cazuela cover

StoryWalk: The Cazuela That The Farm Maiden Stirred

Mt. Pleasant Library

(All day)
The Mt. Pleasant Neighborhood Library is inviting you to take a walk around the Library and read with us The Cazuela That The Farm Maiden Stirred by Samantha R. Vamos and illustrated by Rafael López.

Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2021

ESL Conversation Circles

ESL Conversation Circles

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

10 a.m.
Are you a non-native speaker of English who would like to practice speaking English or build your vocabulary?  Join us virtually for the Library's English as a Second Language (ESL) Conversation Circles. The online sessions meet for two hours. They are designed for non-native speakers of English, ages 18 and older, with low intermediate to high-level English skills. For more information, please contact: adultlearning.dcpl@dc.gov 
paper flower

Hispanic Heritage Folk Art: Tissue Paper Flower

Mt. Pleasant Library

10 a.m.
Create your own colorful fiesta paper flower from tissue paper to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month!  Come by the Mt. Pleasant Neighborhood library and pick up an art kit, while supplies last. Ages 5-12.  
Technical Assistance at the library

TA @ MLK - Business Wednesdays with DSLBD

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

10 a.m.
Are you looking for support and resources for your small business? Come to the Library for one-on-one technical assistance with the Department of Small and Local Business Development's Innovation and Equitable Development (Inno.ED) team. You can connect with an Inno.ED team member on any topic related to your business or business idea.
Institute of Museum and Library

Bilingual Story Time

Mt. Pleasant Library

10:30 a.m.
All outdoor programs are cancelled if there is a heat advisory or inclement weather. We are celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month! Come join us at Lamont Plaza for a special outdoor bilingual Spanish-English Story Time with Ms. Liliana or Ms. Fabiana! Cuentos, canciones, bailes y más!  This program is for children of all ages and their caregivers. 
Reading Owl

Baby & Toddler Storytime

Georgetown Library

10:30 a.m.
Come enjoy songs and stories with your little ones outside on the lawn. Attendance at this event is limited. Registration will open one week in advance online. Please follow this link to register a week in advance: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/september-29th-baby-toddler-storytime-on-the-lawn-tickets-169523779187 Masks are required for ages 2 and up. 

Memory Lab Orientation and Transfer Session

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

10:30 a.m.
Schedule your Memory Lab Orientation and Transfer Session appointment at bit.ly/labsclasses. Memory Lab Orientation and Transfer Session appointments are individualized do-it-yourself (DIY) appointments. Completing a Labs Participant Release Form and a short orientation at the beginning of your appointment is required. A photo ID is required to complete the Labs Participant Release Form, and a library card is required to book a Memory Lab session appointment.
Baby and Toddler Storytime Owls

Outdoor Toddler Storytime

Takoma Park Library

10:30 a.m.
Join us outdoors for some stories, songs, and movement! Please bring your own blanket or chair and find a socially-distanced spot on the lawn. No registration necessary.  Ages 1-3. Program may be cancelled due to inclement weather.
Outdoor Family Story Time Graphic

Outdoor Family Story Time

Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library

10:30 a.m.
Come join us for outdoor story time at Shepherd Park! These 30-45 minute story times are full of books, songs, rhymes and finger plays; this is a great way to introduce your child to language skills in a positive and fun environment. This program is recommended for children ages birth-5 and their caregivers. This program will be held in the library's parking lot to account for social distancing. Chairs will be available, though we strongly recommend bringing a blanket or towel to sit on due to the asphalt. Space is limited and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.
sing, talk and read

Toddler Story Time in Marion Park

Southeast Library

10:30 a.m.
Southeast Library is back in business and so is story time! Join us in Marion Park for books, songs, rhythm, rhyme and movement. Location is E St SE & 6th St SE, 401-479 E St SE, Washington, DC 20003 Outdoor programming will be canceled in the event of a Heat Emergency or thunderstorms. This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services [LS-246526-OLS-20]
Outdoor Storytime Picture with a Rainbow

Outdoor Story Time

Cleveland Park Library

10:30 a.m.
Join us with your little ones for stories and songs!  We will meet in the library's garden area just outside of the Children’s Room. Space is limited and the program is open on a first-come, first-served basis. Also, for safety reasons masks are required for staff and attendees ages 2 and up. This outdoor program may be canceled due to inclement weather. Recommended for children ages 2-5. We look forward to seeing you at the library!
baby and toddler owls

Outdoor Family Story Time

Capitol View Library

10:30 a.m.
Outdoor story time fun for the entire family, these 30-to-40-minute story times are packed full of books and activities designed to be enjoyed by all ages. Promoting language and literacy skills, these story times are a great way to further your child’s lifelong love of reading and learning. Children and their grownups are encouraged to actively engage and participate with the stories and activities during the program.
Mr. Lilo Graphic

Mr. Lilo: A Bilingual Music Performance

West End Library

10:30 a.m.
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with Mr. Lilo! Sing, jump, and dance with Mr. Lilo and his guitar.
fab lab logo

3D Printer Orientation - Ultimakers

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

11 a.m.
Welcome back! Your first session with these machines will include a safety orientation, a waiver, and a brief introduction to the machines. The rest of the time during your first session and following sessions will be for your own use. These appointments are 1-on-1 and will require you to wear a mask to ensure staff and patron safety. Active certification for reservation is required. To ensure equitable use of library facilities each user is limited to one machine for three (3) consecutive hours per day and no more than three (3) reservations per thirty (30) day period.
sensory bags

Sensational Play

Northeast Library

11 a.m.
Babies, toddlers, and preschoolers are welcome to explore the senses in our garden with sensory play materials. Please note: Outdoor library programs are cancelled if DC Government issues a Heat Emergency or if there are thunderstorms. This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services [LS-246526-OLS-20].
Google Slides

Google Slides - Walk-In Access

Computer Classes

11:30 a.m.
 In this 2-hour class, you will learn how Google Slides allows you to create and edit a slide presentation online while collaborating with other users in real-time in the same Slide environment. Google Slides is compatible with Microsoft PowerPoint and shares many of its formatting features. Seats are limited to 12 participants and will be filled on a first-come, first-served walk-in basis. Please arrive a half-hour early to sign in for a seat at one of the 12 workstations.
Coffee and Conversation flyer.

Coffee and Conversation

West End Library

12 p.m.
Join DC Public Library users and staff for coffee and conversation Wednesdays at noon through October 31, 2021. Weather permitting, the program will occur outside under a tent for plenty of shade. Drop in for a free cup of coffee and stay for some good conversation!
Coloring page

Jazzy Colors II

Capitol View Library

1 p.m.
Wind down on Wednesday with art therapy at Capitol View Library. If you like jazz and coloring you should pay us a visit. Relax to the sounds of old and new jazz while coloring and exercising your mind.  We are looking forward to coloring with you. Jazzy Colors II is recommended for adults, and is free and open to the public.

Memory Lab Orientation and Transfer Session

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

2 p.m.
Schedule your Memory Lab Orientation and Transfer Session appointment at bit.ly/labsclasses. Memory Lab Orientation and Transfer Session appointments are individualized do-it-yourself (DIY) appointments. Completing a Labs Participant Release Form and a short orientation at the beginning of your appointment is required. A photo ID is required to complete the Labs Participant Release Form, and a library card is required to book a Memory Lab session appointment.
fab lab logo

3D Printer Orientation - Ultimakers

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

2:30 p.m.
Welcome back! Your first session with these machines will include a safety orientation, a waiver, and a brief introduction to the machines. The rest of the time during your first session and following sessions will be for your own use. These appointments are 1-on-1 and will require you to wear a mask to ensure staff and patron safety. Active certification for reservation is required. To ensure equitable use of library facilities each user is limited to one machine for three (3) consecutive hours per day and no more than three (3) reservations per thirty (30) day period.
craft supplies

After School Activities

Petworth Library

4 p.m.
Try your hand at arts & crafts, games, maker, and other STEM activities. Many events will be held as drop-ins, and others will have demonstrations. Suitable for ages 5-12. For safety purposes we ask that attendees follow mask and distancing guidelines as mandated by the DC Government.
Back to School

Family Learning at the Library

Library Takeout

4 p.m.
Learn about DC Public Libraries’ many resources that can help you this school year.