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Today at 4pm! Learn how to make your very own fry bread. This poofy, golden-brown pastry is a unique creation of Indigen...
11/20/2020

Today at 4pm! Learn how to make your very own fry bread. This poofy, golden-brown pastry is a unique creation of Indigenous peoples as they interacted with new ingredients brought in by settlers. Practice your culinary skills by watching live on YouTube. http://ow.ly/4dyZ50CqaAk

11/20/2020
STEM Time: Photography Part II: One Point Perspective Drawing

Do you ever wonder how science and technology come together to make photography possible? Learn about perspective by drawing in one point perspective in this easy, fun, at-home activity. https://youtu.be/rLbLWV7I2fQ

STEM Time: Photography Part ii: One Point Perspective Learn about persepctive by drawing in one point perspective in this easy, fun, at-home activity. This p...

Allow your spirit to fly free with this #NativeAmericanHeritageMonth playlist. Stream for free with your library card. h...
11/20/2020

Allow your spirit to fly free with this #NativeAmericanHeritageMonth playlist. Stream for free with your library card. http://ow.ly/UeU850Cqa5R

11/20/2020

Good morning! Bilingual Story Time in English and Spanish with Gabi begins at 10:30. Nos vemos pronto!

Buenos días! Hora de cuentos bilingüe en inglés y español con Gabi empieza a las 10:30. Nos vemos pronto!

11/20/2020
Talking about Microaggressions - DC Reads 2020

Microagressions - subtle intentional and unintentional acts such as comments or gestures rooted in implicit or explicit racism, sexism, homophobia or more.

The ways these small acts add up for minority communities and individuals is the topic of this roundtable dialogue as part of this edition of DC Reads. Good Talk: A Memoir in Conversation is a wry and intimate glimpse into Mira Jacob's life as Indian-American woman of color and her navigation of the slights and insults that permeate American society.

Inspired by Good Talk, Philip Espe (DC Public Library) will lead a discussion with Lupita Aquino (Lupita Reads), poet Regie Cabico (Capturing Fire) and Ashleigh Coran (Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery) about how these experiences shape our lives and ways to address them as they're happening.

We want you to join our conversation live! Be a part of the conversation by commenting during our live-streamed conversation on YouTube Live or Facebook Live.

Begin your reading of Good Talk by joining our discussion with the author on Sunday, Nov. 15. Learn more about DC Reads here.

11/19/2020

A high-sodium diet is deadly. And yet, about 90% of Americans 2 years old or older consume too much sodium. From packaged foods, fast foods, and especially meals at table-service restaurants - salt is everywhere in our diets. Uncontrolled sodium consumption is linked to as many as 100,000 deaths in the United States and billions of dollars in avoidable health-care costs each year.

Why hasn't salt received the sort of public attention and regulatory action that sugar and fat have? Michael F. Jacobson, Ph.D.,answers this question in his latest book "Salt Wars: The Battle Over the Biggest Killer in the American Diet." Jacobson is the Co-Founder and Senior Scientist at the Center for Science in the Public Interest.

On Tuesday, November 24, 5:30 pm, join our virtual author's talk with Michael F. Jacobson, as he explains how the American food industry and a small group of scientists have successfully fought government efforts to reduce dangerous levels of sodium in our food.

How will the Library respond to community needs over the next 10 years? Next Libris, the Library’s Facilities Master Pla...
11/19/2020

How will the Library respond to community needs over the next 10 years? Next Libris, the Library’s Facilities Master Plan, details the commitment to maintaining the city’s libraries and adapting them for new uses, growth and expanding access. Read here http://ow.ly/usss50CpdnF

11/19/2020
Baby Yoga

Stretch, bond, and move with your baby.
Led by certified yoga instructor Stephanie.
This program is made possible thanks to the West End Library Friends.

Yoga is a physical activity. Please be aware of potential risks and consult with your doctor if you have questions or concerns.

All DC Public Library locations will be closed next Thursday, Nov. 26, in observance of Thanksgiving. The library is alw...
11/19/2020

All DC Public Library locations will be closed next Thursday, Nov. 26, in observance of Thanksgiving. The library is always open online. Watch, read, listen and learn wherever you are. http://ow.ly/PbGt50Co9Md

11/19/2020

See you here in 30 minutes at 10:30 for Virtual Story Time with Ms. Suzanne!

11/19/2020

November is National Novel Writing Month. Get guidance on your writing projects at this Beating Writer's Block Workshop with local author Joy Jones.

Join the Peanuts for "A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving!" Copies of the DVD available for check out at the Library. http://ow...
11/18/2020

Join the Peanuts for "A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving!" Copies of the DVD available for check out at the Library. http://ow.ly/eshD50Co3vM

Have you taken the 360-degree virtual tour of Martin Luther King Jr. Library? Learn the art and science of cameras and p...
11/18/2020

Have you taken the 360-degree virtual tour of Martin Luther King Jr. Library? Learn the art and science of cameras and photography with STEM time, a fun learning opportunity for the entire family. http://ow.ly/j7s150CgDfG

Learn more about the history and culture of Native Americans with these great reads. #NativeAmericanHeritageMonth http:/...
11/18/2020

Learn more about the history and culture of Native Americans with these great reads. #NativeAmericanHeritageMonth http://ow.ly/lyRm50CnYCk

11/18/2020
Gentle Yoga

Take a break in your day and enjoy 30 minutes of gentle yoga with our friends from Yoga District. All fitness levels are welcome.

11/18/2020

Good morning, story time friends! Grab your bells and shakers and join us here on the page for Virtual Story Time with Theresa in half an hour at 10:30.

11/17/2020
Hot of the Presses! with Politico's Jake Sherman

Join us tonight as we welcome Jake Sherman. Back by popular demand! Jake Sherman will discuss covering the 2020 election and his work thus far. The talk will stream live on YouTube at 7pm.

Jake Sherman is a senior writer for POLITICO and co-author of POLITICO’s Playbook, the nation’s leading political newsletter. He also is the co-author of New York Times and national best seller, “The Hill to Die On: The Battle for Congress and the Future of Trump’s America,” which was published by Crown in 2019. Jake is an NBC and MSNBC political contributor.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NEzRG1IDmUE

Jake Sherman is a senior writer for POLITICO and co-author of POLITICO’s Playbook, the nation’s leading political newsletter. He also is the co-author of New...

11/17/2020
Virtual Story Time, November 19, 2020

Please share your feedback about today's story time and other Library services by taking this short survey: https://dclibrary.iad1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9F9btYAJcL9bzzn.

Thanks to Penguin Random House for permission to read J.E. Morris's FLUBBY IS NOT A GOOD PET. Thanks to Henry Holt for permission to read Denise Fleming's MAMA CAT HAS THREE KITTENS. Thanks to Holiday House Books for Young People for permission to read Jane Cabrera's KITTY'S CUDDLES.

In partnership with WHUT Howard University Television continue to celebrate #NativeAmericanHeritageMonth this week with ...
11/17/2020

In partnership with WHUT Howard University Television continue to celebrate #NativeAmericanHeritageMonth this week with family workshops based on the PBS KIDS show "Molly of Denali." Tune in on YouTube to discover how Alaskan Native values correlate with your own family values. https://www.dclibrary.org/node/67551

In partnership with WHUT Howard University Television, continue to celebrate #NativeAmericanHeritageMonth next week with...
11/17/2020

In partnership with WHUT Howard University Television, continue to celebrate #NativeAmericanHeritageMonth next week with family workshops based on the PBS KIDS show "Molly of Denali." Tune in on YouTube to discover how Alaskan Native values correlate with your own family values. http://ow.ly/KU7a50Cm2om

11/16/2020

Good morning. Story time with Johnna starts in 30 minutes at 10:30. See you there!

11/16/2020
Gentle Yoga

Take a break in your day and enjoy 30 minutes of gentle yoga with our friends from Yoga District. All fitness levels are welcome.

11/15/2020
DC Reads - A Conversation with Mira Jacob

Join us for a special conversation with Mira Jacob, author of our 2020 DC Reads title Good Talk: A Memoir in Conversations. In conversation with Hannah Depp Oliver of Loyalty Bookstore, Mira will discuss her unique memoir composed of images and conversations from her life.

We will livestream the program to our YouTube and Facebook live channels.

11/15/2020
Talking about Microaggressions - DC Reads 2020

Microagressions - subtle intentional and unintentional acts such as comments or gestures rooted in implicit or explicit racism, sexism, homophobia or more.

The ways these small acts add up for minority communities and individuals is the topic of this roundtable dialogue as part of this edition of DC Reads. Good Talk: A Memoir in Conversation is a wry and intimate glimpse into Mira Jacob's life as Indian-American woman of color and her navigation of the slights and insults that permeate American society.

Inspired by Good Talk, Philip Espe (DC Public Library) will lead a discussion with Lupita Aquino (Lupita Reads), poet Regie Cabico (Capturing Fire) and Ashleigh Coran (Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery) about how these experiences shape our lives and ways to address them as they're happening.

We want you to join our conversation live! Be a part of the conversation by commenting during our live-streamed conversation on YouTube Live or Facebook Live.

Begin your reading of Good Talk by joining our discussion with the author on Sunday, Nov. 15. Learn more about DC Reads here.

For teens, by teens. Check out the Library's Teen's Corner blog. Book and movie reviews, interviews with local professio...
11/14/2020

For teens, by teens. Check out the Library's Teen's Corner blog. Book and movie reviews, interviews with local professionals and more -- written by the DC Public Library Teen Council. http://ow.ly/GJFW50CjLMX

NEXT WEEK! Join the Labs at DC Public Library for a special #DCFamilyReads event, Niishin Miijim/Good Food! Read this mo...
11/13/2020

NEXT WEEK! Join the Labs at DC Public Library for a special #DCFamilyReads event, Niishin Miijim/Good Food! Read this month's title "Fry Bread" and then tune in on Friday, Nov. 20 at 4 p.m. for a fry bread making demonstration! http://ow.ly/sUEC50CjL3L

Continue to celebrate #NativeAmericanHeritageMonth as a family by checking out these great children's titles with your l...
11/13/2020

Continue to celebrate #NativeAmericanHeritageMonth as a family by checking out these great children's titles with your library card. http://ow.ly/tCBc50CjHXI

11/13/2020

Good morning! Bilingual Story Time in English and Spanish with Gabi begins at 10:30. Nos vemos pronto!

Buenos días! Hora de cuentos bilingüe en inglés y español con Gabi empieza a las 10:30. Nos vemos pronto!

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The Big Buna Bash, a new children's book celebrating the Ethiopian coffee ceremony. Find out how Almaz learns that buna brings people together! Endorsed by HIH Prince Joel David Makonnen Haile Selassie and sponsored by Ethiopian Airlines! Perfect to teach your child about feeling different and acceptance/inclusion. Take a look.....https://www.amazon.com/Big-Buna-Bash-Sara-Arnold/dp/1951565010
DISCOVER ME..WITHOUT YOU -- ​TEEN AUTHORS TALK FATHER ABSENCE: A READING Nov 14, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM online event https://www.estherproductionsinc.com/events-1/teen-authors-talk-father-absence-a-reading?fbclid=IwAR1gaWf71_RvAUxilrcPSpgd4KSoYirTYVMI0KME0YBQMx-IghwsOsVpMNs Contributors to the essay collection Discovering Me...Without You: Teen Girls Talk About Father Absence will read their work from the book, which was edited by Jonetta Rose Barras and published by Esther's Books, a division of Esther Productions Inc. Ana Acevedo who wrote the Preface will also discuss the importance of the collection to understanding the impact of father absence. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. #mothers #parents #students #teens #girls #dmv #online
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For Love of Children Offers FREE Virtual Tutoring services for DC Students. SIGN UP TODAY!! FLOC Student Application #FlocPrograms #DCStudents #virtualtutoring #Education
Do you have a teen that enjoys writing? Then, please register for Esther's Essay Contest. Submissions open on October 1, 2020. Thanks https://www.estherproductionsinc.com/events-1/discovering-me-without-you-personal-essay-contest-submissions-through-nov-1-1-1?fbclid=IwAR24MiU4q9qXT0CvHTFNtg1aP57Sp9UaeKvzML9Wqcknn3KBnbS2oKQTyGQ #parents #adults #girls #youth #teens #students
Do you have any guidance on how to return items that borrowers were asked to keep during quarantine? I’ve been to two separate return boxes, but neither was open. Thx!
@dcpubliclibrary thank you for have really beautiful campuses and quality resources with the book selection and Computer technology that are modern. Unfortunately you’re campus Francis A. Gregory Library has an awful staff & really has deterred me from utilizing the resources in the Library on several occasions, and at this point I’m really sick of it . It’s my closes Dc public library and it’s a beautiful place with tons of resources, But I feel like I can’t use them much at all. They always have some bogus excuse as to why I can’t use the computer or go into certain parts of the library. I really think that you guys should investigate for yourselves by sending in A secret customer that would reflect the demographic in the area and I’m pretty sure you will see for yourself. How poorly the staff interacts with the patrons. I mean literally every time I come here it’s a bad experience. @dcpubliclibrary next time I feel reluctant to record my experience and make it publicly known , @gregoryfrancislibrary staff I hope you read this post and feel obligated to respond. Bc you guys are there worst!!!
Jonetta Barras founded Esther Productions Inc. in 2004 after the publication of her Black Board bestseller Whatever Happened to Daddy's Little Girl: The Impact of Fatherlessness on Black Women (Ballantine 2000, hardcover—2001, paperback). Please join Ms. Barras for Writing Institute for teens presented by Esther Productions Inc as it begins on August 1st. #targetaudience #writers #youth #consultant #services #online More at www.estherproductionsinc.com and www.jonettarosebarras.com.
As DC enters Phase 1 of re-opening, what exactly does "curbside services" include for libraries?
Teens from DCPL would be perfect to participate in this virtual slam. The winner is awarded $200 and advances to the finals. Find more detail here.
DC Public Library asked residents to vote from a list of notable Washingtonians to name the teen room at the MLK Jr. Memorial Library. I cast my vote for Alma Thomas & she won! The National Gallery is proud home to some of her works & I love them. They're a visual marvel. "The Board also voted unanimously to name the new teen room in the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library after Alma Thomas, renowned abstract painter and long-time art teacher at Shaw Junior High School."
I can't find any information for people who are moving out of town and need to return physical books. What do I do with them?