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Friday, July 30, 2021

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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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. Proctor: M. Rivera MLK Jr. Memorial Library Adult Learning Department 901 G Street, NW
Summer in white, Challenge in green and DC Public Library in white text above the text Read 20

Summer Challenge: Family Learning at the Library in July

Library Takeout

4 p.m.
Tune in to DC Public Library's YouTube channel or Facebook Live channel (as noted) for fun Summer Challenge live events and videos. Programs and content will cover themes related to STEM/STEAM, history, culture and so much more. These summer programs are recommended for school-aged children and their families.
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Open Mic at Woodridge

Woodridge Library

4 p.m.
Take a minute out of your busy week to share your talent & positively express yourself: Share a poem or a verse. Sing a song or play a tune. Don't be shy, don't hold back, live out loud! Woodridge Open Mic is held outside; in front of the library. All Ages Welcome as we continue to promote DCPL Read 20 - Summer Challenge.
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. 
I am divine

DC Queer Flix - An Online Film Discussion Series

Library Takeout

7 p.m.
Join us for a monthly online discussion of LGBTQ cinema with the Mayor's Office on LGBTQ Affairs. Each month, we will watch a film from the Library's Kanopy collection and discuss it together on Twitter using the tag #DCQueerFlix.

Saturday, July 31, 2021

Outdoor Storytime

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 lawn of the library for this story time for ages 3-5.   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 10 a.m. 
story time

Outdoor Story Time

Petworth Library

10:30 a.m.
Come enjoy songs and stories with your little ones at this family event. 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. We are really glad to welcome you back to the library!
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

¿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. 
Shaft

African American Film Critics Association 4th Annual Summer Screening Series

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

7 p.m.
The DC Public Library is pleased to present the African American Film Critics Association 4th Annual Summer Screening Series! Featuring Shaftin celebration of its 50 year anniversary!

Sunday, Aug. 1, 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. 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.
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.

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.
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

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.  
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

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.
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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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.

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.
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.