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Monday, Aug. 2, 2021

crayons

National Coloring Day!

Lamond-Riggs Library

10 a.m.
Did you know that Monday, August 2, is National Coloring Day? Stop by Lamond-Riggs Library to pick up a free coloring sheet. Color and enjoy! 
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.

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.
Keyboarding

Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing Clinic - Walk-In Access

Computer Classes

2 p.m.
​In this 1.5-hour session, you will engage in self-paced, practice tutorials and custom lessons to improve your typing and keyboarding skills. These skills will help you create the cover letter and résumé needed to launch your career.  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.
Image of El Sato manga kid head

Tenley Library Manga and Anime Club

Tenley-Friendship Library

4 p.m.
Are you looking for a place to nerd out about My Hero Academia, Demon Slayer, Fruits Basket and Sailor Moon?  Then please join us virtually for the Tenley Library Manga and Anime Club. Discuss the manga you’re reading and the anime you’re watching with fellow otaku and learn interesting aspects of Japanese culture and history as well. Please email brandon.digwood@dc.gov for the link to the program.
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.  
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. 
Book Cover for Dessert Island, written and illustrated by Ben Zhu

P&P Live! and DC Public Library Present Ben Zhu | DESSERT ISLAND

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

5 p.m.
Politics and Prose is delighted to partner with DC Public Library, the DC Public Library Foundation, and Pepco for an inspirational program for teens with author/illustrator and Gallery Nucleus owner Ben Zhu who will discuss his debut picture book Dessert Island and his art process. Please see details below to receive a free copy of Dessert Island while supplies last, sponsored by the DC Public Library Foundation.

Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2021

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
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.
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.

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.
GED Ready Image

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.
Windows 10

Intro to Windows 10 - Walk-In Access

Computer Classes

11:30 a.m.
In this 1.5-hour class, you will explore and navigate the Windows 10 operating system functions & features, including the new Start Menu, the Windows 10 digital assistant, Cortana, the new Quick Access feature in File Explorer; selected features of the Settings menu and much more. 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.
Internet via the World Wide Web

Web I Basics - Walk-In Access

Computer Classes

2:30 p.m.
In this 1.5-hour class, you will learn the basic terminology and navigational skills associated with surfing and searching the Internet via the worldwide Web. These skills can help you search online job boards and complete online job applications. 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.  
Jane Austen Book Club

Jane Austen Book and Movie Club

Southeast Library

7 p.m.
Reigning for over 200 years, Jane Austen is one of the most beloved novelists of the English language. In this book club, which began as the Pride and Prejudice Book Club at the end of 2018, we will read novels and watch movies related to her work. We meet virtually on the first Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. All are welcome.  If you would like to participate in this book club, or need to place a hold on a book, please email janna.tanner@dc.gov. 
Picture of 3D aluminum foil sculpture art, inspired by the Tokyo Olympic pictogram for artistic gymnastics

Olympic Sculpture Art

Tenley-Friendship Library

(All day)
Can't get enough Olympics?  Neither can we!  Come create 3D art inspired by the Tokyo Olympics sports pictograms! (Those are the images they show next to the sport, so you can know what it is without reading or hearing.)

Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2021

IMLS logo

Shepherd Park Community Walk

Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library

10 a.m.
Please join us on a walk from Shepherd Park Neighborhood Library to Blair Park at Georgia Avenue and Blair Road, NW, and back. This fun outdoor activity will be at 10:00 AM on Wednesdays, July 7th, August 4th, and September 1st, 2021. Outdoor programming will be cancelled 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].
Picture of Owl Reading

Storytime at Frager's Hardware

Southeast Library

10:30 a.m.
Storytime? Why yes, indeed! Join us at Frager's Hardware as we hold an outdoor storytime session. We'll sing some songs and read a book or two. For ages 0-3.  Please note space is extremely limited because of the size of this outdoor space. We will be taking customers on a first come first served basis. 
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 Wednesday morning to unleash their imaginations. Library staff actively engage children in dramatic and constructive play using a wide variety of simple supplies.     Outdoor programming will be cancelled in the event of a Heat Emergency or 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.
It's Summer by Linda Glaser

Summer Programs At Your Library

Palisades Library

11 a.m.
Join our children's programs every Wednesday morning at 11 a.m. We'll have stories, songs, crafts, and more!  Attendance is limited and tickets will be distributed on a first come first served basis. Please note that all programs are currently outdoors and weather dependent. If you have any questions, please call (202)-282-3139 or email palisdeslibrary@dc.gov  
cover art for book -  In The Tall Tall Grass

Programs On The Green

Woodridge Library

11 a.m.
Been inside for a while?  Like to meet up with your neighbors outside?  Come to the library for our “Programs on the Green."   Enjoy stories and music with your little ones at this outside family *BYOS event. *Bring your own “sit-upon”.  
IMLS Logo

Summer Outdoor Programs At Your Library

Palisades Library

Join our children's programs every Wednesday morning at 11 a.m. We'll have stories, songs, crafts, and more!  Please note that space is limited and note that all programs are currently outdoors and weather dependent. If you have any questions, please call (202)-282-3139 or email palisadeslibrary@dc.gov   This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services [LS-246526-OLS-20]
Word 2019

Word I Basics - Walk-In Access

Computer Classes

11:30 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 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.
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
Games

Board Games at Bellevue

Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) Library

1 p.m.
Come to Bellevue Neighborhood Library for fun and games, right outside the library! We will have chess boards set up, as well as various other games for all ages. You'll also be able to sign up for and participate in our Summer Challenge program, which allows you to qualify for prizes through August. This event is free and open to the public. We have programs happening every Thursday throughout the summer, so be sure to check out what's coming next!