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Saturday, Jan. 23, 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, Jan. 25, 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.  
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.
DC council logo

Our City, Our Stories: DC Council Information Session

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6 p.m.
Join us on Monday, Jan. 25 at 6 p.m. for a virtual presentation by the DC Council office. The program will be broadcast live on the Library's Facebook page. A representative from the DC Council office will provide information about the DC Council: its structure, the legislative and budget process, Council meetings and how the public can participate.
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.

Tuesday, Jan. 26, 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.  
Virtual Book Club

The Audacious Books Read Along

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6 p.m.
The Audacious Books Read-along will meet on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 6 p.m. on Twitter using the hashtag #audaciousbooks. This is the DC Public Library companion to author Roxane Gay's new Audacious Book Club.  Please see the reading list below and we look forward to chatting with you. January: Black Futures by Kimberly Drew and Jenna Wortham

Wednesday, Jan. 27, 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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Fearless Finances: Know Your Rights with Debt

Center for Accessibility

1 p.m.
Are you in debt and need help responding to debt collectors? Do you know what credit is, how to build it up and how to check your credit report? Have you lost money to frauds or scams and need information on where to find help?  Join us virtually on Wednesday, Jan. 27 at 1 p.m. for a conversation with attorney Marissa Ditkowsky of Tzedek DC. Marissa leads Tzedek DC's Disabilities Community Project, which focuses on serving D.C. residents with disabilities who are facing debt and have lower incomes. As an attorney with muscular dystrophy, Marissa is uniquely positioned to understand client needs and challenges.   Marissa will answer the questions above and many more. She will also discuss the role an attorney and free legal services like Tzedek DC play in helping D.C. residents with low incomes face the challenges of dealing with debt, figuring out how and where to get help, and growing and maintaining financial well-being.    

Thursday, Jan. 28, 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.  

Saturday, Jan. 30, 2021

Sounds of the City Humanitini Events

Sounds of the City: a Humanitini Event in tribute to WPFW DJ, Rusty Hassan

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

7 p.m.
DC Legendary Musicians Inc., in collaboration with Humanities DC, WPFW-FM Pacifica, and the DC Public Library, celebrate the work of jazz historian and WPFW programmer, Rusty Hassan, with a virtual Humanitini event. Join the conversation with panelists Willard Jenkins, Davey Yarborough, Ron Holloway, and Blair Ruble. Music will be provided by Lenny Mclean and the On Kee Jazz Band.

Monday, Feb. 1, 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 
Virtual Book Club

The Audacious Books Read Along

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6 p.m.
The Audacious Books Read-along will meet on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 6 p.m. on Twitter using the hashtag #audaciousbooks. This is the DC Public Library companion to author Roxane Gay's new Audacious Book Club.  Please see the reading list below and we look forward to chatting with you. January: Black Futures by Kimberly Drew and Jenna Wortham

Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021

Open Mic Night

Teen Tuesday: Open Mic Night

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

4 p.m.
Poets between the ages of 13 - 19 are invited to perform works in celebration Black History Month. Sign up to perform live or submit a video by clicking here. Each accepted performer will have up to 6 minutes. You must fill out the photo release form here in order to participate. 

Wednesday, Feb. 3, 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 
needle and thread

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.
The Wedding Date

Love in Color Book Club

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6 p.m.
Do you love romance novels but never see yourself represented in them? Or are you looking to dive into the romance genre but don't know where to start? If so, the Love in Color Book Club is just for you! Come join us virtually on the first Wednesday of each month as we discuss a romance novel written by an author of color.  Book Picks:

Friday, Feb. 5, 2021

Sounds of the City Humanitini Events

Sounds of the City: a Humanitini Event in tribute to WPFW DJ, Bill Wax

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

7 p.m.
DC Legendary Musicians, Inc., in collaboration with HumanitiesDC, WPFW FM Pacifica, and the DC Public Library, celebrate the work of "roots and fruits" WPFW programmer and historian, Bill Wax, with a virtual Humanitini event. Join the conversation with panelists Ida Campbell, Jay Summerour, and Nick Johnson. Music will be provided by vocalist Lady Mary and harmonica player Jay Summerour. 

Monday, Feb. 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 
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.
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.

Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021

Tiber Island Book Club logo

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.
Training School for Negro Girls

Art Afterwords: Training School for Negro Girls by Camille Acker

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

5:30 p.m.
In celebration of Black History Month, The National Portrait Gallery and DC Public Library would like to invite you to a virtual conversation about representation, kinship and storytelling.
Training School for Negro Girls

Reading Around DC

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

7 p.m.
Join us for a year of online discussions that highlight our wonderful neighborhood book clubs. Each month we will feature a discussion lead by one of our neighborhood library staff. We will talk about all kinds of books with all kinds of people on all kinds of formats. If you were ever curious about what people on the other side of the city are reading, this is your chance!  Titles and dates:

Wednesday, Feb. 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 
Talking Book Club

Talking Book Club

Center for Accessibility

11 a.m.
The Center for Accessibility is proud to announce the return of the Talking Book Club. This book club is targeted toward participants who are blind and low vision, but we are open to any book-lover joining. We will meet on the second Wednesday of every other month. Our next virtual book club meeting will be Feb. 10, 2021. Paisley, Library Associate, from the Center for Accessibility, will be hosting and moderating the Talking Book Club.
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.
Mighty Justice and We can Wait Book Covers

Mighty Justice: A Family Event About Civil Rights Lawyer Dovey Johnson Roundtree

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

4 p.m.
For those people not familiar with Dovey Johnson Roundtree’s name, you are invited to learn about a great woman who dedicated her life to service, justice, and lifting up the most oppressed among us. Raised in the Jim Crow South, Dovey Johnson Roundtree's early life was shaped by the strength of her grandmother. Dovey faced every challenge possible. Through sheer will and determination, she became a Civil Rights lawyer who was pivotal in dismantling racially segregated interstate bus travel in the early 1950s.