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Tomorrow! Join the Library on Facebook Live at 10:30 a.m. for a special Indigenous Peoples Day story time where Jess wil...
10/11/2020

Tomorrow! Join the Library on Facebook Live at 10:30 a.m. for a special Indigenous Peoples Day story time where Jess will read "Little You" by Richard Van Camp and Julie Flett, and "Wild Berries" by Julie Flett!
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#StoryTime #IndigenousPeoplesDay #DC #washingtonDC #library #reading

Today is World Mental Health Day. Over the past several months, we’ve been challenged, and it’s not been easy. If you ne...
10/10/2020

Today is World Mental Health Day. Over the past several months, we’ve been challenged, and it’s not been easy. If you need help managing anxiety and stress, please talk to a mental health clinician. Call 1-888-793-4357. We are here for you.

All DC Public Library locations will be closed in observance of Indigenous Peoples Day on Monday, Oct. 12. Enjoy the lib...
10/09/2020

All DC Public Library locations will be closed in observance of Indigenous Peoples Day on Monday, Oct. 12. Enjoy the library online by visiting www.dclibrary.org

10/09/2020

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

Immersed in your job search? During #HispanicHeriitageMonth the Library is featuring job seeking tools available in both...
10/09/2020

Immersed in your job search? During #HispanicHeriitageMonth the Library is featuring job seeking tools available in both English and Spanish. Check out Learning Express's Job and Career Accelerator with your library card! http://ow.ly/Ovme50BOlyp

10/09/2020

Good morning! Bilingual Story Time in Engish 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!

10/08/2020
A Right to the City: Connecting Neighborhoods to Libraries and Museums through Storytelling

Should DC neighborhoods have a new kind of exhibit, beyond museum walls? This panel analyzes our bold experiment, including Smithsonian pop-ups in branch libraries, trucks with history archives at street festivals, and hotlines for residents to leave neighborhood stories.

To celebrate the culmination of the A Right to the City pop-up exhibits in four of our neighborhood libraries, join us for a panel discussion of the exhibition and our partnership with the Smithsonian Institution Anacostia Community Museum. We will discuss the exhibit's stories of DC neighborhoods and how they organized to make change for their communities. In addition to hearing from the lead organizers of the exhibit and its programming, we will hear recordings from community members gathered at our libraries.

Speakers will include:
- Samir Meghelli, Senior Curator at the Smithsonian Institution's Anacostia Community Museum
- Ben Stokes, Assistant Professor, American University
- Michelle Casto, Librarian, DC Public Library
- Eric White, Librarian, DC Public Library

This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

10/08/2020
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.

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

Looking to boost your career and improve computer skills? If you need to Get Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Certified...
10/08/2020

Looking to boost your career and improve computer skills? If you need to Get Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Certified, the Library, in partnership with the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE), is pleased to offer online certification exams. Learn more by signing up for a session today. http://ow.ly/8awh50BMaJY

10/08/2020
Virtual Story Time with Joy

Thanks to Macmillan Publishers for permission to read Angela Dominguez's HOW ARE YOU/¿CÓMO ESTÁS?. Thanks also to Boyds Mills & Kane for permission to read Sharon Flake's YOU ARE NOT A CAT. One more thanks to Macmillan Publishers for permission to read Laura Vaccaro Seeger's LEMONS ARE NOT RED.

See how we're celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month/Mes de la Herencia Hispana at https://www.dclibrary.org/hispanicheritage!

10/08/2020

See you here in 30 minutes at 10:30 for Virtual Story Time with Joy!

Continue to celebrate #HispanicHeritageMonth with your library card.  Enjoy these bilingual short story collections of S...
10/07/2020

Continue to celebrate #HispanicHeritageMonth with your library card. Enjoy these bilingual short story collections of Stories From Latin America, Mexico, and Spain edited by Genevieve Barlow! http://ow.ly/CVbY50BMkfT.

10/07/2020
Gentle Yoga

Take a 30 minute break in your day to practice gentle yoga with the Library and our friends from the Yoga District. All fitness levels are welcome.

Ready to get your GED? The Adult Learning Department is offering virtual tutoring for adult learners who are interested ...
10/07/2020

Ready to get your GED? The Adult Learning Department is offering virtual tutoring for adult learners who are interested in obtaining their high school diploma by study for the GED exam. Learn more and register for a session here. http://ow.ly/O2JJ50BMaaG

10/07/2020

Get ready for story time with Miss Elaine in 20 minutes!

10/06/2020

In honor of Indigenous Peoples' Day, we invite you to join us on Monday, Oct. 12, on Facebook Live at noon for a social justice teach-in on systemic racism and its impact on our society led by Zillah Wesley II, National Organizer for the Poor People's Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival organization.

Need something new to listen to? Check out the DC Public Library Podcast to hear author talks, interviews, library happe...
10/06/2020

Need something new to listen to? Check out the DC Public Library Podcast to hear author talks, interviews, library happenings more. New episodes available every Tuesday. http://ow.ly/FYqr50BEM6D

10/06/2020

Take a 30 minute break in your day to practice gentle yoga with the Library and our friends from the Yoga District. All fitness levels are welcome.

Ballot boxes are now open at the Library! Drop off your ballots now until 8 p.m. on Election Day! http://ow.ly/YuQH50BKQ...
10/06/2020

Ballot boxes are now open at
the Library! Drop off your ballots now until 8 p.m. on Election Day! http://ow.ly/YuQH50BKQrG

10/06/2020

Good morning. Story time with Johnna starts in 20 minutes. Hope to see you there!

10/05/2020
DC Public Library

Are You Voting? A Panel of Leaders in the Disability Community Share Why It’s Important.

Join us Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at 6:00-7:00 pm for a panel discussion on the importance of voting by the disability community and how to make the voting process accessible and inclusive for everyone.

The panelists include Tajuan Farmer, President, Friends of the DCPL Center for Accessibility; Graham Forsey, President, DC Association of the Deaf; and Keri Gray, Senior Director of Stakeholder Engagement and Strategic Communications at the American Association of People with Disabilities.

The program will be virtual, using Zoom Webinar. Register in advance:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_NdsmFmT1TLu5oOqTP2QjRg.

You may also view this program live through the DCPL page, https://www.facebook.com/dclibrary/

Zoom software (“Zoom”) is provided by Zoom Video Communications, Inc., an entity separate and apart from the District of Columbia Public Library (DCPL). Zoom is not provided by nor maintained by DCPL. DCPL makes no guarantee of any kind regarding the use of Zoom. You are solely responsible for determining the appropriateness of using Zoom, and you assume all risks associated with its use, including but not limited to the risk of hacking, privacy invasion, interruptions, and exposure to content you deem inappropriate from attendees or hackers. DCPL is not responsible or liable for any damages resulting from the use of Zoom. Visit Zoom.us to learn more about Zoom’s privacy and security.

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10/05/2020

Storytime with Jess on October 5th

Starting in 30 minutes at 10:30 am, Storytime with Jess! Get ready for art, stories and songs. Can't wait to share some ...
10/05/2020
Lyrics for October 5th

Starting in 30 minutes at 10:30 am, Storytime with Jess! Get ready for art, stories and songs. Can't wait to share some stories with you all! Here are the lyrics for today:

Lyrics for Virtual Storytime October 5th Everybody Sing Hello Everybody sing hello, Sing hello, Sing hello, Everybody sing hello, Let’s have some fun today! OTher verses: Everybody clap hello; Everybody stomp hello Tommy Thumbs Tommy Thumb is up, And Tommy Thumb is down. Tommy Thumb is danci...

DC Public Library’s Arts and Exhibits Program highlights the history and culture of the District through exhibits displa...
10/03/2020

DC Public Library’s Arts and Exhibits Program highlights the history and culture of the District through exhibits displayed throughout the Library systems. Enjoy a dose of DC history by exploring the digital exhibits. http://ow.ly/RQh250BGAxm

10/02/2020

Should DC neighborhoods have a new kind of exhibit, beyond museum walls? This panel analyzes our bold experiment, including Smithsonian pop-ups in branch libraries, trucks with history archives at street festivals, and hotlines for residents to leave neighborhood stories.

To celebrate the culmination of the A Right to the City pop-up exhibits in four of our neighborhood libraries, join us for a panel discussion of the exhibition and our partnership with the Smithsonian Institution Anacostia Community Museum. We will discuss the exhibit's stories of DC neighborhoods and how they organized to make change for their communities. In addition to hearing from the lead organizers of the exhibit and its programming, we will hear recordings from community members gathered at our libraries.

Speakers will include:
- Samir Meghelli, Senior Curator at the Smithsonian Institution's Anacostia Community Museum
- Ben Stokes, Assistant Professor, American University
- Michelle Casto, Librarian, DC Public Library
- Eric White, Librarian, DC Public Library

This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

10/02/2020

Good morning! Bilingual Story Time in Engish 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!

10/01/2020
A Right to the City - A Conversation with Brandi Summers

Join us for a conversation with Brandi Summers, professor of geography and author of Black in Place: The Spacial Aesthetics of Race in a Post-Chocolate City. In conversation with Samir Meghelli, Summers will discuss her book and her scholarship focusing on urban cultural landscapes and the political and economic dynamics by which race and space are reimagined and reordered including her writing about the H Street Corridor here in Washington, DC.

10/01/2020

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.

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

10/01/2020

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 page to receive Notifications when Facebook Live programs start.

Recommended for children birth to 5.

10/01/2020
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

Join us for a year of online discussions that highlight our wonderful neighborhood book clubs. This month we will read "...
10/01/2020

Join us for a year of online discussions that highlight our wonderful neighborhood book clubs. This month we will read "The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls" by Anissa Gray. Check out the book with your library card and join the conversation. #ReadingAroundDC

10/01/2020
Virtual Story Time with Marisa 10/1

Thank you for joining us for another virtual story time. Please join us, every Monday-Friday for a live story time at 10:30 AM.

Thank you to MacMillian Books for permission to read Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? By Bill Martin Jr. and to Little Brown for permission to read The Family Book by Todd Parr.

Get out your scarves! We’ll be using them in a few songs. You can use a washcloth, a dish towel, or anything handy!

Here are some of the lyrics for the songs we will sing today:

Good Morning Song:

Good Morning! x2
How are you? x2
Very well and thank you! x2
How about you? x2

Spanish:
Buenos Dias! X2
Como estas? X2
Muy bien y gracias x2
Y usted? X2

French:
Bon jour x2
Comment ça va x2
Très bien et merci x2

Leaves Falling Down (Tune: London Bridge)
(Red, green, etc.) Leafs are falling down
Falling down falling down
(Red) Leafs are falling down
Falling to the ground

Grey Squirrel
Grey Squirrel, grey squirrel swish your bushy tail x2
Wrinkle up you funny nose, put a nut between your toes
Grey squirrel, grey squirrel, swish your bushy tail

10/01/2020
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Good Morning everyone! Story time with Miss Marisa starts in 30 minutes at 10:30 am. Join us at DC Public Library

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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!!!
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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?
Hi - I don't see the livestream link on the facebook event for today's Yoga class at noon. How do we join?
Hello. My daughter lost her library card. We would like to access the ebook collection. Can someone please advise on obtaining a new card and/or accessing the ebook collection. Thank you.
“Join the DC Public Library for Virtual Preschool Story Times Monday-Friidays at 10:30 a.m. via https://www.facebook.com/dclibrary/ Where is it??? I do not see it anywhere...