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Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021

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Digital Resource Explainer

Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) Library

12 p.m.
Come join us at Bellevue Neighborhood Library as we show off some of the great digital resources you have access to with your library card! Learn about Libby (for ebooks, magazines, and audiobooks), Kanopy (for movies), Mango (for language learning), and numerous other free resources available to DCPL customers. All of the resources we’ll be talking about are available on phones and tablets, so you can enjoy them even if you don’t have access to a computer. This program is free and open to the public, and we hope to see you there!  
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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.

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.
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3D Printer Orientation - Ultimakers

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

2:30 p.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.
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Google Slides - Walk-In Access

Computer Classes

2:30 p.m.
In this 2-hour class, you will learn how Google Slides allows you to create and edit a slide presentation online while collaborating with other users in real-time in the same Slide environment. Google Slides is compatible with Microsoft PowerPoint 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.
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.
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What is Sewing? (Online)

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

3 p.m.
One of the technologies offered by the Labs at MLK is sewing machines. Are you curious about how machine sewing works? If so, join us for a virtual program discussing the basics of how it works, what materials are used, and what kinds of machines are at the Labs. 
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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.
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Autumn Mooncake Festival

Georgetown Library

4 p.m.
In celebration of the Mid-Autumn Festival (alternatively called the Moon Festival,) we will be making lanterns, eating mooncakes and telling the holiday's story of Chang-E the moon goddess and her husband the archer, Houyi. This program is for ages 5-12.
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.
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.
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.
STEM on the Stones

STEM on the Stones

Capitol View Library

4 p.m.
Join us just outside of the Capitol View Library every other Tuesday to learn STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math) concepts during this fun, interactive program! This program is intended for school-aged children, between 6 and 12.  Enjoy a different activity during each program such as Bee Bots, Index Card Towers, Moon Journals, and more!.  Drop in any time between 4:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. to get involved!
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Certiport Exams from Home: Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Exams (Registration Required)

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.
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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Daughters of Jane

Library Takeout

6 p.m.
The first in a series of yearlong celebrations of women authors and their influence. Starting this March, we will honor a new woman author, as we read and chat throughout the year about her work, as well the work of others who've been impacted by her. Daughters of Jane will cover the portrayal of women in Regency Romance, Victorian and Gothic literature on both sides of the Atlantic. We'll gather online to chat at 6 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month.
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Shakespeare Society: The Merry Wives of Windsor

West End Library

6:30 p.m.
Please join us for a discussion on The Merry Wives of WindsorWhile the branch is currently closed for in-person discussions, we continue to meet virtually. Please email my.nguyen@dc.gov for additional details.
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Tuesday Talk: Judy Heumann, Rolling Warrior and Fearless Advocate

Cleveland Park Library

7 p.m.
As one of the leaders of the Disability Rights Movement, Judy (Judith) Heumann is no stranger to speaking up. Heumann will talk about her new book, Rolling Warrior, as well as her life, long career in government, including in the Obama administration, and her work to further disability rights around the world.
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American Sign Language Beginning 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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BodyWise Dance for All

Library Takeout

7 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. The first 30 minutes of the class includes a gentle warm-up, improvisation, and choreography. During the last 15 minutes of the program, participants will be invited to socialize by opening their microphones or typing into the chat function. Ms. Greenlee will moderate this conversation by posing questions and making sure that everyone who wants to can speak.
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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.)
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Explorer's Club TO GO: Secret School Creatures

Tenley-Friendship Library

(All day)
There's a secret creature living at your school - can you use the given supplies to make a model? This week, create a creature.  Your secret school creature must be: brand-new, never-before-seen (so no cicadas or dragons) have some way to get energy (like, it eats erasers)

Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2021

Mola

Hispanic Heritage Folk Art: Molas

Mt. Pleasant Library

10 a.m.
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month by creating your own Mola! This craft is inspired by the art of  Kuna women of the San Blas Islands near Panama.
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 
Technical Assistance at the library

TA @ MLK - Business Wednesdays with DSLBD

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

10 a.m.
Are you looking for support and resources for your small business? Come to the Library for one-on-one technical assistance with the Department of Small and Local Business Development's Innovation and Equitable Development (Inno.ED) team. You can connect with an Inno.ED team member on any topic related to your business or business idea.
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Job Seekers

Parklands-Turner Library

10 a.m.
Are you looking for a new job? We're here to help! Drop-in for one-on-one assistance with: -Creating an email account -Conducting job searches  -Building cover letters & résumés -Submitting online applications -Interviewing basics -Navigating online job-readiness resources  
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Toddler Story Time in Marion Park

Southeast Library

10:30 a.m.
Southeast Library is back in business and so is story time! Join us in Marion Park for books, songs, rhythm, rhyme and movement. Location is E St SE & 6th St SE, 401-479 E St SE, Washington, DC 20003 Outdoor programming will be canceled 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]
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Outdoor Family Story Time

Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library

10:30 a.m.
Come join us for outdoor story time at Shepherd Park! These 30-45 minute story times are full of books, songs, rhymes and finger plays; this is a great way to introduce your child to language skills in a positive and fun environment. This program is recommended for children ages birth-5 and their caregivers. This program will be held in the library's parking lot to account for social distancing. Chairs will be available, though we strongly recommend bringing a blanket or towel to sit on due to the asphalt. Space is limited and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.
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Outdoor Story Time

Cleveland Park Library

10:30 a.m.
Join us with your little ones for stories and songs!  We will meet in the library's garden area just outside of the Children’s Room. Space is limited and the program is open on a first-come, first-served basis. Also, for safety reasons masks are required for staff and attendees ages 2 and up. This outdoor program may be canceled due to inclement weather. Recommended for children ages 2-5. We look forward to seeing you at the library!