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Thursday, Sept. 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 and their grownups.
Mid Day Movies

Mid-Day Movies

Capitol View Library

1 p.m.
Unwind with friends and join us for an afternoon movie.  Participate and vote each week for the movie to be shown the following week.   Recommended for adults and seniors.

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.
Adults looking at Margot Greenlee demonstrate a movement

BodyWise Dance For All

Library Takeout

2 p.m.
Join DCPL and Margot Greenlee, Director of BodyWise Dance, for a 45 minute virtual and inclusive dance class on Zoom! This class is for all ages and inclusive of all abilities. 
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Certiport Exams from Home: Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Exams (Registration Required)

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.
Excel 2019

Excel I Basics - Walk-In Access

Computer Classes

2:30 p.m.
In this 2-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. For reasonable accommodation requests, please contact the Center for Accessibility at DCPLaccess@dc.gov or 202-727-2142.
Rivera Cargador de Flores

Making Murals at Cleveland Park - Celebrating Mexican Muralists for Hispanic Heritage Month

Cleveland Park Library

3 p.m.
Join the Cleveland Park Children's Room to recreate great works of art for a month-long exhibition. Inspired by the Mexican Mural Movement, we will recreate iconic artwork such as Diego Rivera's Cargador de Flores (The Flower Carrier) to adorn our room's walls. Programming is held outdoors, and may be cancelled in case of inclement weather, and is available while supplies last. For safety reasons, masks are required for staff and attendees ages 2 and up. Activity is most appropriate for children ages 4-12.
crafts

Tween Creations

Northeast Library

3:30 p.m.
Feeling a spark of creativity? Children ages 6-12 are welcome in Northeast’s garden for an hour of arts and crafts. 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].
Not a Box

"Not a Box" Play Party

Southeast Library

3:30 p.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) after school to unleash their imaginations. Library staff actively engage children in dramatic and constructive play using a wide variety of simple supplies.     
Teen Scene at Tenley

Teen Scene at Tenley

Tenley-Friendship Library

3:45 p.m.
Join us for two hours of entertainment every Thursday after school at Tenley-Friendship Library. We have gaming, films, crafts, karaoke and a variety of other programs on a rotating basis. Please call 202-727-1225 for more details.     Ages 11-19  
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.
Let's Create

Let's Create!!

Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) Library

4 p.m.
Got Crafts? We do! Join us at Bellevue Neighborhood Library for an outdoor craft experience. See you there! Let's be safe and remember to wear our masks.   Programs will be canceled for inclement weather.
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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.
Maze Runner cover

Book Vs. Movie

Capitol View Library

4 p.m.
Have you ever pondered over the differences between a book and movie that tell the same story?   If so, and you are a young adult between the ages of 13-19, we have just the thing for you. Join us for a conversation about which you preferred, the Book or the Movie. We look forward to your thoughts and feedback. For the September we will be talking about the book: Maze Runner by James Dashner
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.
craft supplies

Maker Kits

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

4 p.m.
Need something fun to do at home? Check out our Maker Kits!  These Maker Kits have the supplies for different kinds of experiments - from week to week, you may encounter activities like making a recyclable bird feeder, a LEGO duck, and more. Find us on the 5th floor of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library and pick yours up on Thursday evenings, starting September 2nd. We'll look forward to seeing you!
television remote

Commercial Hour

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

4:30 p.m.
Let's face it, there are some pretty funny and memorable commercials out there. Every Thursday for the next month we will be showing the most hilarious commercials we can find from around the world. Commercial hour will start September 9th from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on the projector in the teen room. 
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).
GED Ready Image

Take the GED Ready Practice Test

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

5 p.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. For more information, call 202-727-1616.
Excel 2019

Excel II Intermediate - Walk-In Access

Computer Classes

5:30 p.m.
 In this 2-hour class, you will learn more features of the Microsoft Excel 2019 software that can help you further your career.   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: N. Wood MLK Jr. Memorial Library
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Safety Orientation

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6 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. 
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Page Turner Thursday Presents: Such a Fun Age

Anacostia Library

6:30 p.m.
For the month of September, our book club will be reading, Such a Fun Age written by Kiley Reid.  An insert from the book reads, "With empathy and piercing social commentary, Such a Fun Age explores the stickiness of transactional relationships, what it means to make someone "family," and the complicated reality of being a grown-up.  It is a searing debut for our times."  Just a reminder, we will be meeting virtually
Gibbs

C R Gibbs Fall Lecture Series

Woodridge Library

6:30 p.m.
Please join us for our fall monthly history lecture series with C.R.Gibbs at the Woodridge Neighborhood Library.   He will take you on a voyage of discovery into the missing pages of American history.  Each presentation will begin at 6:30 pm. September 23 The Black Family: Yesterday & Today
The Phantom of the Opera

Page to Stage Book Club - September 2021

Northeast Library

6:30 p.m.
Page to Screen Book Club selection for September 2021: The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux
Hands signing L, E, A, R, N

American Sign Language Intermediate 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.
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Shifting the Spotlight Drama Book Club

Woodridge Library

7:30 p.m.
Join the library on Sept. 23 for the third session of Shifting the Spotlight Drama Book Club! The book club, a partnership between the DC Public Library and Theatre Prometheus, is a place to read and discuss great plays that are too often excluded from the modern American stage, especially those by BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and people of color) playwrights. For this session, we will be reading Harvest, a play by Manjula Padmanabhan. Written in 1997 and set in India in 2010, Harvest is a futuristic, dystopian play about an exploitative international organ trading market in which residents of a large city, facing poverty and few job opportunities, are coerced into selling their organs — and lives —to wealthy North American ‘Receivers’ who can afford to pay the price.
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.
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.)

Friday, Sept. 24, 2021

Computer

PC Basics I - Beginner - Walk-In Access

Computer Classes

10:30 a.m.
In this 2-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.
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.