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Thursday, Aug. 5, 2021

adult mini maker kit box

Adult Mini Maker Kits

Lamond-Riggs Library

(All day)
Pick up your mini maker kit at the Lamond-Riggs Interim, where you can customize your very own set of wooden coasters. Limited decorations and wooden coasters are supplied within the kit to get you started. Kits are first come, first serve.    This is a collaborative grab and go program with Lamond-Riggs Interim Library and the Labs at DC Public Library.  Lamond-Riggs Interim, 395 Ingram St NE  

Friday, Aug. 6, 2021

E-MAIL Basics

Email Basics - Walk-In Access

Computer Classes

11:30 a.m.
In this 1.5-hour class, you will learn the basic features and etiquette of web-based email as well as the significant function of attaching documents and graphics. The job search process requires that you have an established email account.  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.
fab lab logo

Safety Orientation

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

1 p.m.
This orientation is required to participate in any activity, event, or workshop at the Fabrication Lab. The first step before using any Fab Lab equipment. The Fab Lab is designated for use by persons aged 13 and older. Children between 6-12 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian at all times. During the brief orientation, you'll be introduced to the Fabrication Lab's policies and procedures. Labs staff will check your ID and give you an electronic Participant Release Form to sign. 

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.
NorthStar Module Icons

NorthStar Digital Literacy Assessments - Proctored Session - Walk-In Access

Computer Classes

2:30 p.m.
In this 1.5-hour proctored session, you will be able to take one or more NorthStar Digital Literacy Assessments and earn your NDLA Certificate with a score of 85% or better.  The NDLA Certificate is a worthy addition to your résumé. 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.
Paletas

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

Mt. Pleasant Library

4:30 p.m.
The Mt. Pleasant Neighborhood Library is inviting you to take a walk around 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, July 29 at 4:30 pm to read the story and have a paleta. 
Paletas

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

Mt. Pleasant Library

4:30 p.m.
  La Biblioteca del Barrio Mt. Pleasant te invita a tomar un paseo alrededor de la biblioteca y a leer con nosotras ¿Qué puedes hacer con una paleta?  What can you do with a Paleta? Escrito por  Carmen Tafolla e ilustrado por Magaly Morales.  

Saturday, Aug. 7, 2021

Outdoor Storytime

Preschool Storytime on the Lawn

Georgetown Library

10 a.m.
Bring your hats, sunscreen and perhaps something to sit on, we will be using the back or side lawn of the library for this story time for ages 3-5.  (If the grass is not wet, we will use the side lawn where there is shade Otherwise, we will be in chairs on the back terraced lawn.)  This will be a preschool storytime. There will be books, songs and fun, we'd love to see you there.  Masks will be required but no advance sign-up is needed for this event.  Just show up on the day and find your space by 10am. 
Men of Change traveling exhibit

Men of Change Walking Tour

Deanwood Library

11 a.m.
Join us for a walking tour of the Smithsonian Exhibit Men of Change.
Paletas

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

Mt. Pleasant Library

4:30 p.m.
The Mt. Pleasant Neighborhood Library is inviting you to take a walk around 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, July 29 at 4:30 pm to read the story and have a paleta. 
Paletas

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

Mt. Pleasant Library

4:30 p.m.
  La Biblioteca del Barrio Mt. Pleasant te invita a tomar un paseo alrededor de la biblioteca y a leer con nosotras ¿Qué puedes hacer con una paleta?  What can you do with a Paleta? Escrito por  Carmen Tafolla e ilustrado por Magaly Morales.  

Sunday, Aug. 8, 2021

Paletas

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

Mt. Pleasant Library

4:30 p.m.
The Mt. Pleasant Neighborhood Library is inviting you to take a walk around 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, July 29 at 4:30 pm to read the story and have a paleta. 
Paletas

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

Mt. Pleasant Library

4:30 p.m.
  La Biblioteca del Barrio Mt. Pleasant te invita a tomar un paseo alrededor de la biblioteca y a leer con nosotras ¿Qué puedes hacer con una paleta?  What can you do with a Paleta? Escrito por  Carmen Tafolla e ilustrado por Magaly Morales.  

Monday, Aug. 9, 2021

Picture of a fountain pen

This is My Story: Memoir Writing at the Petworth Writers' Workshops

Petworth Library

10 a.m.
Join Petworth Library for our new virtual writing program, This is My Story. Have you ever wanted to write a memoir? Is there something you've always wanted to say, but are afraid to say? Join us as we explore the craft of writing memoirs and learn from other memoir writers the best way to take from our own memories—our own stories—and put them to paper. 
Excel 2019

Excel I Basics - Walk-In Access

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 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.
Paletas

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

Mt. Pleasant Library

4:30 p.m.
The Mt. Pleasant Neighborhood Library is inviting you to take a walk around 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, July 29 at 4:30 pm to read the story and have a paleta. 
Paletas

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

Mt. Pleasant Library

4:30 p.m.
  La Biblioteca del Barrio Mt. Pleasant te invita a tomar un paseo alrededor de la biblioteca y a leer con nosotras ¿Qué puedes hacer con una paleta?  What can you do with a Paleta? Escrito por  Carmen Tafolla e ilustrado por Magaly Morales.  
Sun art

Craft to go!

Mt. Pleasant Library

(All day)
Join us at the Mt. Pleasant Neighborhood Library on Monday, August 9, 2021 and pick up your art kit to go while supplies last. Make sun art with cyanotype paper, using a variety of found objects, for example leaves, flowers, or sea shells. The cyanotype paper must be exposed to light to create a successful print. Have fun designing your own art!   

Tuesday, Aug. 10, 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.
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
Word "Read" above image of parent owl reading to baby owl in crib

Virtual Story Time

Library Takeout

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.
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.
Computer

PC Basics I - Beginner - Walk-In Access

Computer Classes

11:30 a.m.
In this 1.5-hour class, you will learn the parts and functions of the computer, the mouse, and the keyboard, as well as the features of the Desktop. The computer is used to create documents, like résumés, and to conduct online job searches. 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.
Microsoft Certification Banner Graphic.jpg

Certiport Exams from Home Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Exams

Computer Classes

2 p.m.
If you need to get Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Certified, the DC Public Library, in partnership with the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE), is pleased to offer Certiport’s Exams from Home Service. This remote testing solution allows you to take the 2016 or 2019 Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Certification Exam from the convenience and safety of your own home or office, and it is FREE to you through our partnership with OSSE.

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.
Computer Comfort

Computer Comfort Practice Session - Walk-In Access

Computer Classes

2 p.m.
If you are new to computers, this class is for you!  Come and learn very basic computer skills or practice the new skills you have learned in this 1-hour and 15-minute session. You will receive guided practice in: Beginning-level mouse skills Keyboarding Navigating the computer desktop Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well.
Google Sheets

Google Sheets - Walk-In Access

Computer Classes

4 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 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.
Microsoft Certification Banner Graphic.jpg

Certiport Exams from Home Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Exams

Computer Classes

4 p.m.
If you need to get Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Certified, the DC Public Library, in partnership with the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE), is pleased to offer Certiport’s Exams from Home Service. This remote testing solution allows you to take the 2016 or 2019 Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Certification Exam from the convenience and safety of your own home or office, and it is FREE to you through our partnership with OSSE.
Paletas

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

Mt. Pleasant Library

4:30 p.m.
The Mt. Pleasant Neighborhood Library is inviting you to take a walk around 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, July 29 at 4:30 pm to read the story and have a paleta.