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Friday, March 5, 2021

Blair Goins

Design a Career You'll Love

Library Takeout

4 p.m.
Contemplating a major life change? Feeling stuck? We can help!   Career and life coach Blair Goins will lead this free career coaching workshop designed to help you plan for those next steps.  
Bevelations Book Cover

Bevy Smith and her "Bevelations" | LIT.erary Lounge with Mocha

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

7 p.m.
The iconic radio host, television personality and fashion guru Bevy Smith joins Mocha Ochoa and the MLK Virtual Audience to dish about her new memoir Bevelations. In 

Monday, March 8, 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 
Individuals practicing sign language to each other

American Sign Language: Intermediate Level

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

Join us for our ever-popular series of American Sign Language (ASL) classes on Mondays from 12 - 1 p.m.  
The Glass Hotel

ASL Book Club

Center for Accessibility

2 p.m.
Do you love to read and talk about books? Are you interested in participating in a book discussion using American Sign Language (ASL)? If so, this book club is for you! We meet the second Monday of every other month, from 2 - 3 p.m., via Zoom. The book club is facilitated in ASL by Janice Rosen, Librarian, Center for Accessibility. ASL/voice interpreters will be present. Let us know if you need other reasonable accommodations.
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.
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ESL Conversation Circles

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 

Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Learn ASL

American Sign Language: Beginning Level

Center for Accessibility

Join us for our ever-popular series’ of American Sign Language (ASL) classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12 - 1 p.m.   This will be a chance for Beginning Level signers to meet and practice conversing and learn some basic signing skills, up to 100 vocabulary words, and rules of grammar. Although focus is on beginners, everyone is welcome to join the class, regardless of skill level.  
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Tiber Island Book Club

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

1:30 p.m.
The Tiber Island Book Club has been meeting for more than 20 years to share our love of books. Meeting places have included the Georgetown Library, The Portrait Gallery Courtyard, Southwest Library, the Tiber Island Co-op and, of course, the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library.
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Virtual ASL Story Time

Center for Accessibility

2 p.m.
Join us on Facebook Live for American Sign Language (ASL) Story Time with Librarians Ms. Janice and Ms. Jenny! Janice will sign in ASL and Jenny will read aloud from a fun book, then teach some signs from our story, and how to sign the song “The More We Get Together.”  Even though the program is designed for ages 2-5, all are welcome. Automatic captioning will be available.

Wednesday, March 10, 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 
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ESL Conversation Circles

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, March 11, 2021

Learn ASL

American Sign Language: Beginning Level

Center for Accessibility

Join us for our ever-popular series’ of American Sign Language (ASL) classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12 - 1 p.m.   This will be a chance for Beginning Level signers to meet and practice conversing and learn some basic signing skills, up to 100 vocabulary words, and rules of grammar. Although focus is on beginners, everyone is welcome to join the class, regardless of skill level.  
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Keeping Each Other Safe: How to Access and Use Narcan to Prevent an Opioid Overdose

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

12 p.m.
Join the DC Department of Health, HIV/AIDS, Heapatits, STD and TB Administration for a 2-hour community training and information session on understanding the opioid epidemic in the District of Columbia. The Department of Health representative will discuss compliance with D.C. law on how to screen for an opioid-related overdose, how naloxone works, when naloxone administration is medically indicated, how to administer naloxone and precautions, warnings and adverse effects. We will host this workshop on Webex using the following links with the password "wellness."

Friday, March 12, 2021

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.

Saturday, March 13, 2021

Certiport Exams from Home

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

Computer Classes

12 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.
Certiport Exams from Home

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

Computer Classes

2 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.

Monday, March 15, 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 
Individuals practicing sign language to each other

American Sign Language: Intermediate Level

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

Join us for our ever-popular series of American Sign Language (ASL) classes on Mondays from 12 - 1 p.m.  
Glowing 3D printer with a printed traffic cone

Virtual Event with the Labs & C4A: What is 3D Printing?

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

3 p.m.
One of the technologies offered by the Labs at MLK is 3D printing. Are you curious about how 3D printing works? Join us for a virtual program discussing the basics of how it works, what materials are used and what kinds of machines are at the Labs. 
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.
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.
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ESL Conversation Circles

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 

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Learn ASL

American Sign Language: Beginning Level

Center for Accessibility

Join us for our ever-popular series’ of American Sign Language (ASL) classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12 - 1 p.m.   This will be a chance for Beginning Level signers to meet and practice conversing and learn some basic signing skills, up to 100 vocabulary words, and rules of grammar. Although focus is on beginners, everyone is welcome to join the class, regardless of skill level.  
Daughters of Jane logo.

Daughters of Jane

Library Takeout

6 p.m.
The first in a series of yearlong celebrations of women authors and their influence. Starting this March, we will honor a new woman author, as we read and chat throughout the year about her work, as well the work of others who've been impacted by her. Daughters of Jane will cover the portrayal of women in Regency Romance, Victorian and Gothic literature on both sides of the Atlantic. We'll gather online to chat at 6 p.m. on every 3rd Tuesday.

Wednesday, March 17, 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 
Women's History Month Story Time

Women's History Month Story Time

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

10:30 a.m.
Join the Library live on Facebook for Women's History Month-themed story times. Fun for children of all ages to enjoy.
needle and thread

Events with the Labs & C4A: Clothing S.O.S.

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

5 p.m.
This event will be held virtually. You will receive join instructions two (2) hours before the event is scheduled to begin. Space is limited, please register at bit.ly/labsclasses to be invited to the chat.  Need help to fix clothing issues like holes, busted buttons and fallen hems? Join Labs' mending experts Allie and Molly in a private video chat to connect with other menders, get advice on how to fix common issues, and show off your quarantine sewing projects.
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.