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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.
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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. 
Computer Comfort

Computer Comfort Practice Session - Walk-In Access

Computer Classes

1:30 p.m.
If you are new to computers, this class is for you!  Come and learn very basic computer skills or practice the new skills you have learned in this 1.5-hour session. You will receive guided practice in: Beginning-level mouse skills Keyboarding Navigating the computer desktop Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well.

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 and Certificate - Proctored Session - Walk-In Access

Computer Classes

3:45 p.m.
In this 2-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.
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.
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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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Evil Laugh Family Photo Booth

Southeast Library

4 p.m.
Want to join in on the fun for DC Public Library's Evil Laugh Video Contest but still need more inspiration? If these film recommendations don't do the trick try dropping in to the library between 4 - 6 p.m. and request a film or photo session in front of our librarian-crafted spooky video booth. Let the cackles commence while we film your academy-award winning performance. Not into show biz? That's okay too.
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.
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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. This is an outside event.
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).
The DVD cover of But I'm a Cheerleader

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.
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Merengue Madness Video Showcase

Southeast Library

(All day)
Let’s shake up Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15-October 15) by wiggling our hips to this simple and upbeat dance music from the Dominican Republic. Submit a short video of yourself, your child, or your friends dancing the Merengue by September 24. We want to see your moves!
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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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.

Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021

ecycle

eCycle Your Used Electronics

Mt. Pleasant Library

10 a.m.
Tired of having that stack of old electronic equipment in your home? Not sure when you will have time to take them across town to dispose of them? Bring them to your neighborhood library for recycling.
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ESL Conversation Circles

Tenley-Friendship Library

10 a.m.
Practice your English language skills as we discuss international affairs and comparative cultures in this high-intermediate-to-advanced level English as a second language conversation group. Join us virtually on Saturdays at 10 a.m. for the Tenley-Friendship Branch ESL Conversation Circle. The hour-and-a-half sessions are for non-native speakers of English ages 18 and older.
Grand Reopening of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library on Saturday, Sept. 25 from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Grand Reopening of the MLK Library | All Ages Family Festival

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

10 a.m.
The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library reopened its doors last September with limited services, after a three-year, $200 million modernization. This year we are pulling out all the stops to celebrate in a GRAND way!
story time

Family Story Time - Outdoors

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!
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Preschool Storytime on the Lawn

Georgetown Library

10:30 a.m.
We will be using the lawn of the library for this storytime for ages 3-5 featuring songs, stories and games. Masks will be required but no advance sign-up is needed. Just show up on the day and find your space by 10:30am. 
Excel 2019

Excel I Basics - Walk-In Access

Computer Classes

11 a.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.
Michael Twitty

An Afternoon with Michael Twitty

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

12 p.m.
As part of our special celebration of the newly renovated Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, join us for a special discussion with James Beard Award winner Michael W.
Never Look Back cover

The Page-Turners: Parklands-Turner Book Club

Parklands-Turner Library

1 p.m.
Celebra el Mes de la Herencia Hispana! In celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month, join us for a discussion of the mythological retelling of Orpheus and Eurydice via the YA novel "Never Look Back" by Lilliam Rivera. 
Google Sheets

Google Sheets - Walk-In Access

Computer Classes

2:30 p.m.
 In this 2-hour class, you will learn how Google Sheets allows you to create and edit spreadsheets online while collaborating with multiple users in real-time in the same spreadsheet environment. Google Sheets is compatible with Microsoft Excel 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.
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Know Your Power Author Talk and Awards Ceremony

Teens D.C.

3 p.m.
Join us in auditorium of the Martin Luther King Jr Memorial Library as we recognize teen artists, particularly those who submitted to the Know Your Power civic engagement arts contest. 3 P.M. | Author talk with Politics & Prose and Tyler Gordon 
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.
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.
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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Art All Night at Tenley-Friendship Library

Tenley-Friendship Library

7 p.m.
The Tenley-Friendship Library reflects all ages and stages in our community, ranging from seasoned artists to some of tomorrow's brightest stars. Global dance, music, paintings, photography, textiles - there's truly something for everyone! Art lovers of all ages can also take part in interactive art experiences, including free henna tattoos. ARTISTS ON DISPLAY: Nancy Arbuthnot: Watercolor landscapes of Rock Creek and surrounding areas Bob Bowie: Landscape photography Ryan Conlon: Paintings and prints reflecting natural and pagan motifs
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Art All Night at Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

7 p.m.
Make sure to check out what's on offer at Shaw Library for Art All Night. We'll have a variety of fun activities for all ages, including: