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Friday, April 30, 2021

Mr. Lilo Graphic

Mr. Lilo: A Bilingual Music Performance

West End Library

10:30 a.m.
Sing, jump and dance with Mr. Lilo and his guitar. Enjoy original music and traditional songs in English and Spanish on Facebook Live.
Reaching for the Moon

DC Queer Flix - An Online Film Discussion Series

Library Takeout

7 p.m.
Join us for a monthly online discussion of LGBTQ cinema with the Mayor's Office on LGBTQ Affairs. Each month, we will watch a film from the Library's Kanopy collection and discuss it together on Twitter using the tag #DCQueerFlix.

Saturday, May 1, 2021

children holding books

Celebrate Children's Day/Book Day -- Celebremos El día de los niños/El día de los libros

Mt. Pleasant Library

Celebrate el día de los niños by making your own personal piñata and join us for a special story time to celebrate children, books, learning and literacy!  
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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.

Monday, May 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 
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American Sign Language: Intermediate Level

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

12 p.m.
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

3 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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Tenley Library Manga and Anime Club

Tenley-Friendship Library

4 p.m.
Are you looking for a place to nerd out about My Hero Academia, Demon Slayer, Fruits Basket and Sailor Moon?  Then please join us virtually for the Tenley Library Manga and Anime Club. Discuss the manga you’re reading and the anime you’re watching with fellow otaku and learn interesting aspects of Japanese culture and history as well. Please email brandon.digwood@dc.gov for the link to the program.
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Books & 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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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, May 4, 2021

NorthStar Module Icons

NorthStar Digital Literacy Assessments and Certificate - Remote Proctored Session

Computer Classes

10:30 a.m.
If you need to demonstrate your proficiency in basic digital literacy skills, the Adult Learning Department of the DC Public library is pleased to offer this two-hour session of the NorthStar Digital Literacy Remote Proctoring Service. This remote service allows you to take the following NorthStar Assessments from the convenience of your home or office computer.  With a score of 85% or better, you can earn your NorthStar Digital Literacy Certificate. Registration required (see below).
jobseekers

Legal Workshop - Unemployment, Debt and Credit

Library Takeout

12 p.m.
Need some guidance for dealing with unemployment, debt and credit? Join us for a monthly workshop with Neighborhood Legal Services Program guiding you in your options.
Learn ASL

American Sign Language: Beginning Level

Center for Accessibility

12 p.m.
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.  
Jane Austen Book Club

Jane Austen Book and Movie Club

Southeast Library

7 p.m.
Reigning for over two hundred years, Jane Austen is one of the most beloved novelists of the English language. In this book club, which began as the Pride and Prejudice Book Club at the end of 2018, we will read novels and watch movies related to her work. We meet virtually on the first Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. All are welcome.  If you would like to participate in this book club, or need to place a hold on a book, please email janna.tanner@dc.gov. 

Wednesday, May 5, 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

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.
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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

#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.
Mr. Lilo Graphic

Mr. Lilo: A Bilingual Music Performance

West End Library

4 p.m.
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with an afterschool fiesta! Join Mr. Lilo and his many guitarras for a festive bilingual performance of música, canciones, y baile on Facebook Live.
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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 
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:

Southeast Library Community Meeting

Southeast Library

6:30 p.m.
Join your friends and neighbors for a virtual meeting about the Southeast Library modernization. The design team will:   Present the latest designs; Share the project timeline; and Gather community feedback. This virtual meeting will take place on WebEx. Please use the link below at the time of the event to attend. The event password is "dcpl".  

Thursday, May 6, 2021

NorthStar Module Icons

NorthStar Digital Literacy Assessments and Certificate - Remote Proctored Session

Computer Classes

10:30 a.m.
If you need to demonstrate your proficiency in basic digital literacy skills, the Adult Learning Department of the DC Public library is pleased to offer this two-hour session of the NorthStar Digital Literacy Remote Proctoring Service. This remote service allows you to take the following NorthStar Assessments from the convenience of your home or office computer.  With a score of 85% or better, you can earn your NorthStar Digital Literacy Certificate. Registration required (see below).
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

12 p.m.
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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Foundations for a Successful Business

Library Takeout

2 p.m.
Join us for our monthly business workshops with the DC Small Business Development Center at Howard University. This newly developed interactive 90-minute webinar is the first step in assisting the participants in understanding the processes involved in developing a viable and comprehensive business plan. This webinar will establish the foundation for a successful business. Module 1 will aid the attendees in developing the business concept and determining its feasibility.

Friday, May 7, 2021

Planting kit Adv

Planting Kits

Mt. Pleasant Library

10 a.m.
The Mt. Pleasant Neighborhood Library is offering Planting Kits for its users. These kits include soil, seeds for six plants, starting pots, and instructions. Register now! Fill out this form, select a date and location, pick up the kit, and start growing your own food at home! The kits are available while supplies last.  Consider sharing your progress on social media using the hashtags #slowfooddc #SpringwithMTP #PlantingDCPL