What's happening at the library
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Woodridge Library Grand Opening Come celebrate the opening of the new Woodridge Library Saturday, Oct. 1, 10 a.m. 10 a.m. -- Special Bilingual "Three Billy Goats Gruff" story time in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month. (for ages 3-8 with caregiver) 11:15 a.m. -- Storyteller Arianna Ross (for ages 4-12, kids under 9 with caregiver) 1 p.m. -- DC Retro Jumpers Double Dutch Team (all ages) 2 p.m. Musical performance Building Tours Refreshments and give-aways DC Reads – Oct. 15-Nov. 11 DC Reads, the annual citywide reading program, explores democracy in America. Participants can chose from a selection of books that spark curiosity and opens dialogue. There are 12 books on the reading list, from a diverse selection of authors, divided across four categories: Exploring American Politics, Unconventional Histories, Contemporary Challenges and Stories and Allegories. Find a book group near you. Featured Event Meet Author Eddie S. Glaude, Jr. Eddie S. Glaude, Jr. discusses his latest book, Democracy in Black: How Race Still Enslaves the American Soul Tuesday, Oct. 25, 6:30 p.m., Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library. Reserve your free ticket now. DC Reads: Democracy is sponsored by the DC Public Library Foundation and the Friends of the Library. For Children: Halloween Story Time Get ready for Halloween by listening to some spooky spectacular stories, Tuesday, Oct. 25, 10 a.m., Parklands-Turner Library. Plan to have fun, sing Halloween songs and count down the days until trick-or-treat. Fun for children ages 5-12, kids under 9 with caregiver. See all events for Children For Teens Earn Community Service Hours as Tutor Every Saturday from 2-4 p.m. GIVE, a nonprofit organization, pairs teens with an elementary or middle school child. You will help with their academic work and serve as their mentor. Give back to the community while earning community service hours at Shaw/Watha T. Daniel Library. For more information, email directors@giveyouth.org. Good for ages 13-19. See all events for Teens For Adults Fringe Music in the Library: Vibe Collective Fringe Music in the Library presents the Vibe Collective Friday, Oct. 14, 12 p.m. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library. The diverse group of musicians brings their backgrounds in music ranging from mambo, rumba, samba, calypso, timba, jazz and afro-beat to move the bodies and spirits of the audience. Sponsored by the DC Public Library Foundation. More Fringe events. See all events for Adults. Other Happenings Oct. 1-31 – Would you like to receive a certificate in basic digital literacy? Coming soon, the library will offer free proctored exams from NorthStar to help you get your certificate. In the meantime, do a self-assessment of what you know at any DC Public Library or from home. Oct. 8 – Cleveland Park Library will close permanently on Saturday, Oct. 8 at 5:30 p.m. in preparation for construction. Any holds not picked up by Oct. 8 will be moved to the Tenley-Friendship Library, 4450 Wisconsin Ave. NW. Oct. 10 – Library closed for Columbus Day. Oct. 15 – Get your home movies inspected by local archivists, ask questions and share your movies with the public, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library. Oct. 31 – Cleveland Park Interim Library opens at 4340 Connecticut Ave., NW. Mark Your Calendar Nov. 5 and 6 – Make plans to attend the DC Author Festival. Nov. 11 – Library closed for Veterans Day. Nov. 16 – Library board meeting, 6 p.m., Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library. Nov. 23 – Library closes at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 24 - Library closed for Thanksgiving.