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Wednesday, April 21, 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
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.
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. 
HSCSN logo

Spring Story Time with HSCSN

Library Takeout

5:30 p.m.
Celebrate Spring with DC Public Library and Health Services for Children with Special Needs, Inc. Join us for a weekly virtual Spring Story Time at 5:30 p.m. every Wednesday in April. For more information and to reserve your spot, click here to visit HSCSN's website.
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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 
Portrait of Ori Soltes

Ori Soltes Lecture Series: Love in the Time of Cholera

West End Library

6:30 p.m.
Join us for a lecture on Garcia Marquez's Love in the Time of Cholera. 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.

Thursday, April 22, 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

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.  
Nick Adjami Headshot

Fair Housing Rights for People with Disabilities with Nick Adjami

Center for Accessibility

2 p.m.
In honor of Fair Housing Month, Nick Adjami from the Equal Rights Center (ERC) will talk about Fair Housing Rights for people with disabilities. He will cover the federal Fair Housing Act, local fair housing laws, and the Americans with Disabilities Act as it applies to housing. He will discuss protected classes, prohibited activities, reasonable accommodation and modification requests, and service and assistance animals. He will also provide examples of housing discrimination and discuss how to respond. 
book

Page Turner Thursday Presents: Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

Anacostia Library

5 p.m.
In celebration of National Poetry Month, the Page Turner Thursdays book club we will be reading Ma Rainey's Black Bottom written by August Wilson this April. Our book discussion will be held virtually using Google Meet and can be accessed at the time of the event by clicking here.
Clint Smith by Carletta Girma

On Poetry and Activism: An Evening with Clint Smith

Library Takeout

6 p.m.
Join us virtually for a poetry reading and discussion with Clint Smith. The program will be hosted on DC Public Library’s Facebook and Youtube pages.
Mosaic Theater

Investigating the Poet-Playwright

Library Takeout

6:30 p.m.
Join us for a special four-part series with D.C.'s own Mosaic Theater for National Poetry Month. When does a poem cease being a poem and become a play?  Join playwright Gethsemane Herron-Coward as she leads a series of workshops examining poetry and lyricism in playwriting.  Attendees will create and share their own poetry-infused one-act play in the concluding session. 

Friday, April 23, 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
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. 
MLK Auditorium

Friday Morning Music Club: Virtual Concert Series

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

12 p.m.
To celebrate their 135th anniversary, the Friday Morning Music Club is presenting a series of virtual chamber music performances recorded from the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library's brand new auditorium. Click here to watch the concert on YouTube on Friday at noon.
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.

Saturday, April 24, 2021

Image of languages

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.
Zines created by artist Kat Brenowitz

Events with the Labs & C4A: Online Maker Talk--DIY Zines

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

1 p.m.
This event will be held virtually. You will receive joining 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 talk. 
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, April 26, 2021

Picture of a fountain pen

This is My Story: Memoir Writing at the Petworth Writers' Workshops

Petworth Library

10 a.m.
Join Petworth Library for our new virtual writing program, This is My Story. Have you ever wanted to write a memoir? Is there something you've always wanted to say, but are afraid to say? Join us as we explore the craft of writing memoirs and learn from other memoir writers the best way to take from our own memories—our own stories—and put them to paper.