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Monday, June 28, 2021

A painting by Jay Hendrick titled A History of a Discard Pile and Its Discontents

Erase Align: Exhibition and Artist Talk with Jay Hendrick

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

4 p.m.
Come see an exhibition of work by digital artist and painter, Jay Hendrick, on screen on display from June 28 until July 3 in the Labs at DCPL, A-level, at the MLK Library.  On June 28 at 4 p.m., an artist talk will be held online via Zoom. The work presented explores a combination of methods of altering works of art, with a special focus on artwork created using digital tools and manipulation.
Trivia

Virtual Trivia Night

Library Takeout

6:30 p.m.
Are you a walking encyclopedia? Missing your weekly trivia game? Come play #StayatHomeDCTrivia for your chance to win the crown!

Tuesday, June 29, 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. 

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.
Techy Tuesdays

Techy Tuesdays - Registration Required

Computer Classes

10:30 a.m.
In this 1.5-hour class, you will learn how to use the functionality of your many devices, including cellphones, tablets, laptops, Kindles and eBooks, etc.  Bring your own devices. Seats are limited to 6 participants and registration is required.
A profile view of  Chella with cochlear implant

Celebrating Pride: An evening with Chella Man

Center for Accessibility

6 p.m.
In honor of Pride and the anniversary of the ADA join us for an evening with Chella Man, a deaf, genderqueer, Chinese, and Jewish advocate. Chella will share his advocacy, story, and book, Continuum.  

Wednesday, June 30, 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. 

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.
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
Evette Dionne Pic

Author Talk with Evette Dionne and Her Book Lifting as We Climb: Black Women's Battle for the Ballot Box

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6 p.m.
Join us on Wednesday, June 30 at 6 p.m. on the WebEx platform for an author talk and presentation by Evette Dionne, author of the middle-grade nonfiction book, Lifting As We Climb: Black Women’s Battle for the Ballot Box.
Dinosaur roar

Dinosaur Roaring Contest

Southeast Library

6 p.m.
Southeast Library wants to hear you roar! We are calling on dinosaur fans to share their best impressions of their dinosaur breed of choice.  Do you have a killer pterodactyl shriek, a mean tyrannosaurus growl or a wicked brontosaurus grunt?  Record a video of your best dinosaur roar (10 seconds or less) and submit your entry here.

Thursday, July 1, 2021

I spy trees

I Spy Trees at Bellevue

Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) Library

10:30 a.m.
Look at the trees around you. Can you identify them? Stop by Bellevue, pick up your tree guide, and go exploring!
Whose poop is that?

Let's Make Poop

Southeast Library

10:30 a.m.
Southeast Library is hosting a special play party at the Eastern Market Metro plaza in collaboration with the Children's National Hospital. We'll be reading books about different animals and what they like to eat. Children will be invited to experiment with playdough and slime to create their own pretend animal poop, and embark on a treasure hunt to discover magical unicorn poop hidden throughout the plaza. 

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.
Chevy Chase Garden

Summer Programs at Chevy Chase Library

Chevy Chase Library

12 p.m.
Join us at Chevy Chase Library for Summer Outdoor Programs! June 17- Book Scavenger Hunt! See if you can find all the books! June 24 – Harry Potter Trivia! All ages, all skill levels, come test your knowledge and win house points!
sun with text reading summer at capitol view

Summer At Capitol View

Capitol View Library

4 p.m.
Throughout the summer, join us every Thursday at 4 p.m. outside and in front of the library for fun activities, programming, library resources and more!  While all of our outdoor activities are open to all ages, weekly programming will rotate through Adult, Teen, and Children / Family centered events.  Find the summer lineup below: 

Friday, July 2, 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.

Monday, July 5, 2021

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.

Tuesday, July 6, 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.
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. Instructor: M. Rivera MLK Jr. Memorial Library
Certiport Exams from Home

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.
Word 2019

Word I Basics - Walk-In Access

Computer Classes

2:30 p.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. Instructor: M. Rivera MLK Jr. Memorial Library Adult Learning Department 901 G Street, NW
Certiport Exams from Home

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.
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. 
Straw Structures

STEM Kit: Straw Structures

Tenley-Friendship Library

(All day)
Do you like to build? Kids come pick up a STEM kit and have fun engineering different structures. By building these straw structures, you can investigate modeling a 3D structure out of 2D shape. These kits are from FutureMakers. Video directions are here. Best for ages 5-12. While supplies last.   

Wednesday, July 7, 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.
Google Docs

Google Docs - Walk-In Access

Computer Classes

11:30 a.m.
In this 1.5-hour class, you will learn how Google Docs allows you to create and edit documents online while collaborating with other users in real-time in the same document environment. Google Docs is compatible with Microsoft Word 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. Instructor: N. McNeal
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
Six disabled people of color smile and pose in front of a concrete wall. Five people stand in the back, with the Black woman in the center holding up a chalkboard sign reading "disabled and here." A South Asian person in a wheelchair sits in front.

Encounters of Risk: People with Disabilities and the Police

Center for Accessibility

6 p.m.
Research indicates that 30 to 50 percent of all people killed by police in the United States are disabled.* By age 21, 20 percent of youth with Autism or other psychiatric conditions had been stopped by police, and almost 5 percent had been arrested.**

Thursday, July 8, 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.