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Friday, Jan. 22, 2021

After School Activities

Family Learning at DC Public Library

Library Takeout

4 p.m.
Tune in to DC Public Library's Youtube every school day at 4 p.m. for fun and educational after-school live events and videos! Programs and content will cover themes related to STEM/STEAM, history, culture and so much more. These programs are recommended for school-aged children and teens and their families. 
DC Queer Flix January

DC Queer Flix - The Believers

Library Takeout

7 p.m.
Join us for our monthly discussion of LGBTQ cinema with the Mayor's Office on LGBTQ Affairs. For January, we will discuss the documentary The Believers.

Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021

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ESL Conversation Circles

Tenley-Friendship Library

10 a.m.
Practice your English language skills as we discuss international affairs and comparative cultures in this high-intermediate-to-advanced level English as a second language conversation group. Join us virtually on Saturdays at 10 a.m. for the Tenley-Friendship Branch ESL Conversation Circle. The hour-and-a-half sessions are for non-native speakers of English ages 18 and older.
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 
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. 
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.
After School Activities

Family Learning at DC Public Library

Library Takeout

4 p.m.
Tune in to DC Public Library's Youtube every school day at 4 p.m. for fun and educational after-school live events and videos! Programs and content will cover themes related to STEM/STEAM, history, culture and so much more. These programs are recommended for school-aged children and teens and their families. 
Books and Baseball logo

Books and Baseball

Library Takeout

5 p.m.
Exercise your brain and your body! Kids three to five years old are invited to enjoy a book read aloud with library staff and fun movement activities and baseball exercises with coaches from the Washington Nationals Youth Baseball Academy. This highly interactive program will be conducted via Webex.
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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

DC Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs

DCRA At Your Neighborhood Library - Learn The Process Of Starting A Business

Library Takeout

10 a.m.
During these free monthly sessions, the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA) will partner with District government agencies to educate customers on how to start a new business in the District of Columbia. The following topics will be discussed: - Business Licensing - Corporate registration  - Certificates of Occupancy (C of O) - Home Occupancy Permits (HOP) - Grant Opportunities - Certified Business Enterprises (CBE).
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. 
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.  
After School Activities

Family Learning at DC Public Library

Library Takeout

4 p.m.
Tune in to DC Public Library's Youtube every school day at 4 p.m. for fun and educational after-school live events and videos! Programs and content will cover themes related to STEM/STEAM, history, culture and so much more. These programs are recommended for school-aged children and teens and their families. 
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
Don Quixote

The Intimidating Book Club: Don Quixote

Library Takeout

6:30 p.m.
Please come to this meeting having read the following volumes of Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra: Part 2: Chapters 49-79. There is no preferred translation.

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 
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. 

#brownbagdc Book Chat

Book Clubs

12 p.m.
This Twitter book club meets every Wednesday at lunchtime to compare notes with library staffers and customers on what you're currently reading. Love it or hate it, we want to know. The meetings are held from noon until 1 p.m on Twitter @dcpl using the hashtag #brownbagdc. The #brownbagdc chat is run by multiple library staff members.
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
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. 
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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.    
After School Activities

Family Learning at DC Public Library

Library Takeout

4 p.m.
Tune in to DC Public Library's Youtube every school day at 4 p.m. for fun and educational after-school live events and videos! Programs and content will cover themes related to STEM/STEAM, history, culture and so much more. These programs are recommended for school-aged children and teens and their families. 
Portrait of Ori Soltes

Ori Soltes Lecture Series: Decameron (Selections)

West End Library

6:30 p.m.
Join us for a lecture on Boccaccio’s Decameron (selections). Please see library staff for assistance with the reading materials, which are available upon request. All gatherings are from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. While the branch is currently closed for in-person discussions, we continue to meet virtually. Please email my.nguyen@dc.gov for additional details. About the Series

Thursday, Jan. 28, 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. 
Ask a Librarian

Ask a Librarian

Library Takeout

12 p.m.
Wondering what to read next? Looking for recommendations on a particular genre? Ask a Librarian during our live Twitter chat on Thursdays at noon. Be sure to follow @dcpl and join the conversation using the hashtag #AskaLibrarian.
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.