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Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021

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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.
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.)

Sunday, Sept. 26, 2021

Dreamers by Yuyi Morales

Hispanic Heritage Month Art Challenge

Southeast Library

4 p.m.
Calling all artists! We challenge you to create an original work of art or design based on the work of award-winning Mexican-American illustrator, Yuyi Morales. Visit Southeast Library any time during open business hours and request your art challenge kit, brimming with colorful supplies to get your creative juices going.
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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).
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.

Monday, Sept. 27, 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 
Baby Lap Time

Outdoor Baby Lap Time!

Woodridge Library

10:15 a.m.
A story time experience for our youngest library users and their caregivers. These 20-30 minute story times introduce books, songs, rhymes, tickles and bounces that are developmentally appropriate for children from birth to when they start walking.  Baby Lap Time is a wonderful way to introduce your child to the joys of reading in a positive and fun atmosphere. This story time is designed so the baby will be in their caregiver’s lap and the grownup is actively involved in the program; it is recommended that each child have their own adult with them.
PowerPoint 2019

PowerPoint I Basics - Walk-In Access

Computer Classes

11:30 a.m.
  In this 2-hour class, you will learn the basic features for creating a dynamic slide show presentation in MS PowerPoint 2019. This software is widely used in the workplace and in educational settings.  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.

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.
Excel 2019

Excel III Advanced - Walk-In Access

Computer Classes

2:30 p.m.
In this 2-hour class, you will learn to calculate, research and display table data using various Microsoft Excel 2019 formulas.  Seats are limited to 12 participants and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Please arrive a half-hour early to sign in for a seat at one of the 12 workstations. For reasonable accommodation requests, please contact the Center for Accessibility at DCPLaccess@dc.gov or 202-727-2142. Instructor: H. White MLK Jr. Memorial Library
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.
Dreamers by Yuyi Morales

Hispanic Heritage Month Art Challenge

Southeast Library

4 p.m.
Calling all artists! We challenge you to create an original work of art or design based on the work of award-winning Mexican-American illustrator, Yuyi Morales. Visit Southeast Library any time during open business hours and request your art challenge kit, brimming with colorful supplies to get your creative juices going.
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).
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ESL Conversation Circles - Adult Learning Department

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6 p.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 
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.

Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2021

Techy Tuesdays

Techy Tuesdays - Walk-In Access

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 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. For reasonable accommodation requests, please contact the Center for Accessibility at DCPLaccess@dc.gov or 202-727-2142.
Baby and Toddler Story Time

Union Market Story Time

Northeast Library

10:30 a.m.
Join us at Union Market for story time! Bring your hats, sunscreen, and blankets as we enjoy songs, finger plays, and books during this weekly event for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers.   Please note: Outdoor library programs are cancelled if DC Government issues a Heat Emergency or if there are thunderstorms.

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

Outdoor Pre-school Story Time

Parklands-Turner Library

10:30 a.m.
Bring your blanket, hear wonderful stories, rhymes, and do a little jig. *Please note that space is limited and will be canceled in case of inclement weather, they will not be transferred indoors. Ages 2-5
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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 and their grownups.
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Toddler Story Time - Outdoors

Petworth Library

10:30 a.m.
Bring your toddlers for a song- and story-filled morning! 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.  
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Take the GED Ready Practice Test

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

10:30 a.m.
In order to take the Official GED Practice Exam in DC, you first have to take and get a certain score on the GED Ready Practice Test. The Adult Learning Department at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library is offering the GED Ready Practice Test for free on Tuesdays from 10:30am to 1:00pm and Thursdays from 5:00pm to 7:00pm. You may take one of the four subject tests per time slot on a walk-in basis. You must be at least 18. You must bring a picture ID with your address. You should arrive 15 minutes before the start time to sign in with staff.
family story time owls

Outdoor Family Story Time

Mt. Pleasant Library

10:30 a.m.
Please note: Outdoor library programs are cancelled if DC Government issues a Heat Emergency or if there are thunderstorms.
Outdoor Storytime Picture with a Rainbow

Pre-School Storytime

Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) Library

10:30 a.m.
Please join us outside in the amphitheater where we will share some of our favorite stories. Perhaps, you will discover a few favorites of your own.  Let's be safe and remember to wear our masks!  Programs will be canceled for inclement weather.
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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.

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.