Calendar

Primary tabs

Upcoming Events(active tab)
Monthly
-A +A

Legend

  • Virtual Programs
  •  
    Adults
  •  
    Kids
  •  
    Teens
  • 2020: Census
  •  
    Back to School
  •  
    Center for Accessibility
  •  
    College Information
  •  
    Friends of the Library
  •  
    Lecture
  •  
    Special Collections
  •  
    Special Event
  •  
    Summer Challenge
  •  
    The Labs at DC Public Library

Friday, June 18, 2021

Nick Mann head shot.

More Than Words: Veteran's Writing Circle

Library Takeout

12:30 p.m.
More Than Words: Veteran's Writing Circle is a new memoir-writing group for all former military personnel. Sessions will be hosted by library staff, featuring local author and Veteran, Nick Mann. Come ready to reflect, question and write. Writing exercises will be provided. Sessions will be held monthly on the 3rd Friday of every month at noon. At this time, all sessions will occur online. Please contact Jo Stallworth at adultservices.dcpl@dc.gov to register to attend.
Still we dance

DISdance, Pride Edition - Still We Dance

Library Takeout

6:30 p.m.
Pride is all year long, but June is the Pride month! During Pride 2021 join us every Friday and show your Pride by dancing with the Library's Freegal music collections. Boogie down to one or all 30-min long playlists. Post a video or photo of you and your crew dancing or lip-syncing to Instagram and tag us on Instagram (@dcpubliclibrary) using the tags #DCPLDanceParty and #StillWeDance.

Saturday, June 19, 2021

story time

Outdoor Story Time

Petworth Library

10:30 a.m.
Come enjoy songs and stories with your little ones at this family event. We will meet on the library's patio by the sidewalk on the Upshur Street side of the building. Space is limited and the event is open on a first-come, first-served basis. Please note that we will not provide chairs. Also, for safety reasons we ask that attendees wear masks and observe social distancing. In the case of inclement weather the event will be cancelled. We are really glad to welcome you back to the library!
Half Of A Yellow Sun

African American Bookclub

Petworth Library

3:30 p.m.
This is a space dedicated to the consumption and understanding of African American prose, fiction, essays and lived experiences within these states and of the diaspora. Who is this group for? For anyone who identifies as a lover of the black literate. We will be having monthly meetings that focus on dissecting our books, drinking (water/tea) and communing through the shared experiences held within the pages of our selected books. Whether you're a novice or a scholar, we welcome you to join us virtually, contribute, commune and bear witness to the authors of our choosing.

Monday, June 21, 2021

Word "Read" above image of parent owl reading to baby owl in crib

Virtual Story Time

Library Takeout

10:30 a.m.
Grab your shakers, bells or anything that makes a fun noise and join the Library on Facebook Live for Virtual Story Time at facebook.com/dclibrary. Follow the Library's Facebook page to receive notifications when Facebook Live programs start.  Recommended for children birth to 5. 
Excel 2019

Excel I Basics - Registration Required

Computer Classes

11:30 a.m.
In this 1.5-hour class, you will learn the basic features of the Microsoft Excel 2019 spreadsheet environment that are frequently used for calculation and data entry functions in the workplace.  Seats are limited to 6 participants and registration is required.
Flyer for pop-up library services at Parklands Turner Neighborhood Library featuring pictures of people of various ages reading.

Pop-Up Library at Parklands-Turner Neighborhood Library

Library Takeout

12 p.m.
DC Public Library's Outreach Team is operating a pop-up library to serve your neighborhood. At the pop-up you can:
Google Sheets

Google Sheets - Registration Required

Computer Classes

2:30 p.m.
In this 1.5-hour class, you will learn how Google Sheets allows you to create and edit spreadsheets online while collaborating with multiple users in real-time in the same spreadsheet environment. Google Sheets is compatible with Microsoft Excel and shares many of its formatting features. Seats are limited to 6 participants and registration is required.

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Techy Tuesdays

Techy Tuesdays - Registration Required

Computer Classes

10:30 a.m.
In this 1.5-hour class, you will learn how to use the functionality of your many devices, including cellphones, tablets, laptops, Kindles and eBooks, etc.  Bring your own devices. Seats are limited to 6 participants and registration is required.

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.
Word "Read" above image of parent owl reading to baby owl in crib

Virtual Story Time

Library Takeout

10:30 a.m.
Grab your shakers, bells or anything that makes a fun noise and join the Library on Facebook Live for Virtual Story Time at facebook.com/dclibrary. Follow the Library's Facebook page to receive notifications when Facebook Live programs start.  Recommended for children birth to 5. 
Moby Dick flyer

The Intimidating Book Club: Moby Dick

West End Library

6:30 p.m.
Please come to this meeting having read the following volumes of Moby Dick by Herman Melville: Chapters 70-93 Note: While the branch is currently closed for in-person discussions, we continue to meet virtually. Please email my.nguyen@dc.gov for additional details. Overview of The Intimidating Book Club

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Word "Read" above image of parent owl reading to baby owl in crib

Virtual Story Time

Library Takeout

10:30 a.m.
Grab your shakers, bells or anything that makes a fun noise and join the Library on Facebook Live for Virtual Story Time at facebook.com/dclibrary. Follow the Library's Facebook page to receive notifications when Facebook Live programs start.  Recommended for children birth to 5. 

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.
yoga with carol

Wednesday Yoga

Library Takeout

12 p.m.
Take a midday break to breathe, stretch and reset with 30 minutes of gentle yoga from our friends at Yoga District. Join the live virtual class Wednesdays at noon on the DC Public Library Facebook page. A range of options will be provided for participants of all fitness levels

Thursday, June 24, 2021

Word 2019

Word I Basics - Registration Required

Computer Classes

10:30 a.m.
In this 1.5-hour class, you will learn basic word-processing features in MS Word 2019 that can help you to create letters, résumés, faxes and other documents that are used to apply for jobs. Seats are limited to 6 participants and registration is required.
Not a Box

"Not a Box" Play Party

Southeast Library

10:30 a.m.
Children 6 and under and their caregivers are invited to join us at the Eastern Market Playground splash park (Pennsylvania Avenue & 9th Street SE) on Thursday morning to unleash their imaginations. Library staff actively engage children in dramatic and constructive play using a wide variety of simple supplies.     

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.
Word "Read" above image of parent owl reading to baby owl in crib

Virtual Story Time

Library Takeout

10:30 a.m.
Grab your shakers, bells or anything that makes a fun noise and join the Library on Facebook Live for Virtual Story Time at facebook.com/dclibrary. Follow the Library's Facebook page to receive notifications when Facebook Live programs start.  Recommended for children birth to 5. 
Chevy Chase Garden

Summer Programs at Chevy Chase Library

Chevy Chase Library

12 p.m.
Join us at Chevy Chase Library for Summer Outdoor Programs! June 17- Book Scavenger Hunt! See if you can find all the books! June 24 – Harry Potter Trivia! All ages, all skill levels, come test your knowledge and win house points!
book award

DC's 3 Star Book Award Celebration

Cleveland Park Library

3 p.m.
Did you know that D.C. has its own Children's Book Award? It's called the 3 Star Book Award! Join us outside the library from 3 - 5 p.m. to celebrate great books and help decide next year's nominees. There will be copies of some new books to read together and various ways to voice your opinion on which ones should win! Age categories include picture books, early readers, middle grade and high school fiction so bring the whole family!
sun with text reading summer at capitol view

Summer At Capitol View

Capitol View Library

4 p.m.
Throughout the summer, join us every Thursday at 4 p.m. outside and in front of the library for fun activities, programming, library resources and more!  While all of our outdoor activities are open to all ages, weekly programming will rotate through Adult, Teen, and Children / Family centered events.  Find the summer lineup below: 
Things No One Else Wants to Say

Things No One Else Wants to Say: An Evening with Micah the Poet

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6:30 p.m.
For Pride Month, join us for a very special poetry-reading with DC Public Library's own Micah Powell on the release of his book Things No One Else Wants to Say. Micah will read from his book and join a conversation with DC's own Regie Cabico, poet and director of Capturing Fire Press. 
Mosaic Theater

Summer Playwriting with Mosaic Theater

Library Takeout

6:30 p.m.
Let’s write a play!  Join Mosaic Theater for three sessions of more advanced playwriting workshops where we will focus on the different ways to use recorded oral histories, archives and other historical information to craft an original play.  By the end of the workshops, participants will have created 10-minutes of a play which will be shared in the last session. Please register here.

Friday, June 25, 2021

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.
Word "Read" above image of parent owl reading to baby owl in crib

Virtual Story Time

Library Takeout

10:30 a.m.
Grab your shakers, bells or anything that makes a fun noise and join the Library on Facebook Live for Virtual Story Time at facebook.com/dclibrary. Follow the Library's Facebook page to receive notifications when Facebook Live programs start.  Recommended for children birth to 5. 
Still we dance

DISdance, Pride Edition - Still We Dance

Library Takeout

6:30 p.m.
Pride is all year long, but June is the Pride month! During Pride 2021 join us every Friday and show your Pride by dancing with the Library's Freegal music collections. Boogie down to one or all 30-min long playlists. Post a video or photo of you and your crew dancing or lip-syncing to Instagram and tag us on Instagram (@dcpubliclibrary) using the tags #DCPLDanceParty and #StillWeDance.

Saturday, June 26, 2021

The Book Bike: a Library Takeout Vehicle

Library on the Go-Go Book Bike at "StoryThyme" at Tanner Park

Library Takeout

10 a.m.
Come visit DC Public Library's Outreach Department staff and their "Library on the Go-Go" book bike at Tanner Park and enjoy a family-friendly outdoor story time presented in partnership with Eckington Parks & Arts.

Monday, June 28, 2021

Word "Read" above image of parent owl reading to baby owl in crib

Virtual Story Time

Library Takeout

10:30 a.m.
Grab your shakers, bells or anything that makes a fun noise and join the Library on Facebook Live for Virtual Story Time at facebook.com/dclibrary. Follow the Library's Facebook page to receive notifications when Facebook Live programs start.  Recommended for children birth to 5. 

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.