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Tuesday, June 15, 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. 
NorthStar Module Icons

NorthStar Digital Literacy Assessments & Certificate - Onsite Proctored Session - Registration Required

Computer Classes

10:30 a.m.
In this 1.5-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 6 participants and registration is required.
godigital

Explore goDigital Resources

Tenley-Friendship Library

2 p.m.
Learn about our goDigital resources or refresh your knowledge. If you are confounded by Libby, want to download music on Freegal or learn a new skill on LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com), you can pick up flyers and come into the building to ask questions if you need more help.
Windows 10

Intro to Windows 10 - Registration Required

Computer Classes

2 p.m.
In this 1.5-hour class, you will explore and navigate the Windows 10 operating system functions & features, including the new Start Menu, the Windows 10 digital assistant, Cortana, the new Quick Access feature in File Explorer; selected features of the Settings menu and much more. Seats are limited to 6 participants and registration is required.
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.
Fatima's Great Outdoors

Fatima's Great Outdoors with Politics and Prose LIVE!

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

4 p.m.
When Ambreen Tariq was eight years old her family moved from India to Minnesota in the depths of winter. When Spring came around her family saved up for a tent and ventured into the great outdoors, an experience that would shape Ambreen’s future path and lead to a life-long love of nature. In Fatima’s Great Outdoors we get a peek into that first camping trip that Ambreen and her family took with all of its joyful and difficult moments.
DC Public Library's Summer Challenge logo - white letters on blue background

Summer Challenge: Family Learning at the Library

Library Takeout

4 p.m.
Tune in to DC Public Library's YouTube channel or Facebook Live channel (as noted) for fun Summer Challenge live events and videos. Programs and content will cover themes related to STEM/STEAM, history, culture and so much more. These summer programs are recommended for school-aged children and their families.
June Teen Tuesdays - workshops for teens and by teens. Closeup of a person's face covered in paint

June Teen Tuesdays

Library Takeout

4 p.m.
Every Tuesday, DC Public Library hosts a virtual program for teens. This month, we have author talks, creative writing workshops, advice on taking out student loans and more. June 1, 4 p.m. - Together: Interview with Amy Nathan, Keith Plessy, and Phoebe Ferguson (YouTube)
Certiport Exams from Home

Certiport Exams from Home: Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Exams

Computer Classes

6 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.
Shakespeare Comedies.

Shakespeare Society: The Comedy of Errors

West End Library

6:30 p.m.
Please join us for a discussion on The Comedy of ErrorsWhile the branch is currently closed for in-person discussions, we continue to meet virtually. Please email my.nguyen@dc.gov for additional details. The Shakespeare Society is a monthly Shakespeare reading and discussion group. Series 3 will focus on Shakespeare's comedies; the full reading list for Series 3 is as follows:

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

ESL Conversation Circles

ESL Conversation Circles

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

10 a.m.
Are you a non-native speaker of English who would like to practice speaking English or build your vocabulary?  Join us virtually for the Library's English as a Second Language (ESL) Conversation Circles. The online sessions meet for two hours. They are designed for non-native speakers of English, ages 18 and older, with low intermediate to high-level English skills. For more information, please contact: adultlearning.dcpl@dc.gov 
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. 
Computer

PC Basics I - Beginner - Registration Required

Computer Classes

10:30 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 6 participants and registration is required. Must register two days before the class date.
Bookworm

Outdoor Storytime

Georgetown Library

10:30 a.m.
We've missed you! Come enjoy songs and stories with your little ones outside. We will meet on the back patio. Attendance at this event is limited to ensure social distancing. Registration will be in advance online. To sign up, visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/158022374175 starting, Wednesday, June 9 to register.  Masks are required for all attendees ages 2 and up.  
It's Summer by Linda Glaser

Summer Programs At Your Library

Palisades Library

11 a.m.
Join our children's programs every Wednesday morning at 11 a.m. We'll have stories, songs, crafts, and more!  Attendance is limited and tickets will be distributed on a first come first served basis. Please note that all programs are currently outdoors and weather dependent. If you have any questions, please call (202)-282-3139 or email palisdeslibrary@dc.gov  

Juneteenth Trivia

Northeast Library

11 a.m.
Celebrate Juneteenth with the Northeast Library with an outside trivia contest! Challenge your Juneteenth knowledge and take our trivia test! The first 20 winners will receive a small prize. For adults. 
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
Pop-Up Library

Pop-Up Library at Takoma Park Neighborhood Library

Library Takeout

12 p.m.
We know you're patiently awaiting the reopening of your neighborhood library. To help supplement library services as we continue to work towards reopening, come visit us outside of Takoma Park Neighborhood Library for pop-up library services:
DCHR resume workshop

Writing Resumes and Job Interview Techniques

Library Takeout

1 p.m.
In collaboration with DC Department of Human Resources, join us for a live virtual session focused on writing effective resumes and interviewing skills. This online course will help participants to construct a resume that makes an effect and dynamic first impression. This course will also assist participants in understanding how to avoid common interview errors, learn how to answer typical interview questions and how to formulate thoughtful interview questions. 
Keyboarding

Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing Clinic - Registration Required

Computer Classes

2 p.m.
​In this 1.5-hour session, you will engage in self-paced, practice tutorials and custom lessons to improve your typing and keyboarding skills. These skills will help you create the cover letter and résumé needed to launch your career.  Seats are limited to 6 participants and registration is required.
DC Public Library's Summer Challenge logo - white letters on blue background

Summer Challenge: Family Learning at the Library

Library Takeout

4 p.m.
Tune in to DC Public Library's YouTube channel or Facebook Live channel (as noted) for fun Summer Challenge live events and videos. Programs and content will cover themes related to STEM/STEAM, history, culture and so much more. These summer programs are recommended for school-aged children and their families.
Certiport Exams from Home

Certiport Exams from Home: Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Exams

Computer Classes

5 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.
ESL Conversation Circles Image

ESL Conversation Circles - Adult Learning Department

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6 p.m.
Are you a non-native speaker of English who would like to practice speaking English or build your vocabulary?  Join us virtually for the Library's English as a Second Language (ESL) Conversation Circles. The online sessions meet for two hours. They are designed for non-native speakers of English, ages 18 and older, with low intermediate to high-level English skills. For more information, please contact: adultlearning.dcpl@dc.gov 

Thursday, June 17, 2021

NorthStar Module Icons

NorthStar Digital Literacy Assessments & Certificate - Onsite Proctored Session - Registration Required

Computer Classes

10:30 a.m.
In this 1.5-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 6 participants and registration is required.
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. 
Outdoor Story Time

Outdoor Story Time

Cleveland Park Library

10:30 a.m.
Join us with your little ones for stories and songs!  We will meet in the library's garden area just outside of the Children’s Room. Space is limited and the program is open on a first-come, first-served basis so please plan on attending only one of the identical programs. Also, for safety reasons masks are required for staff and attendees ages 2 and up. Recommended for children ages 2-5. We look forward to seeing you back at the library!
Coffee and Conversation

Coffee and a Craft

Mt. Pleasant Library

10:30 a.m.
We are welcoming our neighbors back to Mt. Pleasant Library! Everyone is invited to come by the library tent outside the historic steps and grab a cup of coffee and a donut on us. Library staff will have activities like crafts and trivia and prizes while supplies last.  
Outdoor Story Time

Outdoor Story Time

Cleveland Park Library

11:30 a.m.
Join us with your little ones for stories and songs!  We will meet in the library's garden area just outside of the Children’s Room. Space is limited and the program is open on a first-come, first-served basis so please plan on attending only one of the identical programs. Also, for safety reasons masks are required for staff and attendees ages 2 and up. Recommended for children ages 2-5. We look forward to seeing you back at the library!
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 fond all the books! June 24 – Harry Potter Trivia! All ages, all skill levels, come test your knowledge and win house points!
Certified Yoga Instructor Stephanie at the National Cathedral with Joseph

Baby Yoga

West End Library

1 p.m.
Stretch, bond and move with your baby. Virtual sessions led by certified yoga instructor Stephanie on Facebook Live. This program is made possible thanks to the West End Library Friends and takes place every other Thursday at 1pm.