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Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020

online learning

Online Learning

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

10 a.m.
In October, the Adult Learning Department will begin offering online learning and tutoring for adults who want to study for the GED exam.  Students must complete a registration form and attend an orientation through Zoom to receive help.  
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. 
ASL

Learn ASL

Library Takeout

12 p.m.
American Sign Language Conversation Circle for Beginners continues Tuesdays and Thursdays 12 - 1 p.m. via video conferencing. This will be a chance for beginning level signers to meet and practice conversing and learn some basic signing skills, vocabulary words and rules of grammar. Although the focus is on beginners, everyone is welcome to join the class, regardless of skill level.
Certiport Exams from Home

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

Computer Classes

1 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.
American Sign Language

ASL Intermediate Class

Library Takeout

1:15 p.m.
American Sign Language Conversation Circle for intermediate level signers continues Tuesdays and Thursdays 1:15 - 2:15 p.m. via video conferencing.
Grand Reading Room at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library

STEM Time: Autumn

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

4 p.m.
Join us for STEM Time as we perform experiments together!  Love STEM learning (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math)?  Fall is here and as the autumn coolness comes to our city, the leaves on the trees will start changing color.  It’s the perfect time to learn the science behind that change and understand the science of trees.  We’ll collect leaves, chart their differences, and perform experiments to understand how trees transform.
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.
Election Day image

Twitter Chat: Your Voice, Your Vote with DCBOE

Library Takeout

5 p.m.
DC Public Library will host a Twitter chat with a DC Board of Elections representative on Tuesday, Sept. 29, at 5 p.m. The DC Board of Elections will provide necessary information about the upcoming General Election on Tuesday, Nov. 3. Visit our Twitter pages @dcpl or @Vote4DC  at 5 p.m. and join the conversation! 
home buying 101

Home Buying 101 Virtual Workshop

Petworth Library

6:30 p.m.
Are you in the market to purchase your first home? Or simply want to gather information toward a future opportunity? Then join Maven Realty, in partnership with the Petworth Neighborhood Library, for a free workshop that will discuss the home buying process in the D.C. area.

Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020

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

1 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.
needle and thread

Virtual Mending Meetup

Library Takeout

5 p.m.
Join us on alternate Wednesdays for the Labs' Virtual Mending Meetup. Join 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. Sign up at bit.ly/labsclasses to be invited to the chat. 
ESL Conversation Circles

ESL Conversation Circles

Library Takeout

6 p.m.
Are you a non-native speaker of English who would like to practice your English language skills or build vocabulary? If yes, join us virtually on Mondays and Wednesdays at 10 a.m. or at 6 p.m. for the Library's ESL Conversation Circles. The 2-hour sessions are for non-native speakers of English ages 18 and older with low intermediate or higher English language skills. Contact libraryexpress@dc.gov for the link.

Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020

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.
ASL

Learn ASL

Library Takeout

12 p.m.
American Sign Language Conversation Circle for Beginners continues Tuesdays and Thursdays 12 - 1 p.m. via video conferencing. This will be a chance for beginning level signers to meet and practice conversing and learn some basic signing skills, vocabulary words and rules of grammar. Although the focus is on beginners, everyone is welcome to join the class, regardless of skill level.
MLK Auditorium Stairs

Performance Lab: Chamber Music at Noon

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

12 p.m.
Celebrate the reopening of the MLK Jr. Memorial Library with a series of virtual events! The monthly concert series, Chamber Music at Noon, returns with a live stream performance in the new auditorium. Vasily Popov, cello, and Ralitza Pacheva, piano, perform classical works with a focus on obscure composers!  Click here to watch. This program is made possible by the DC Public Library Foundation  
Stephanie Preller Photo

Baby Yoga

Library Takeout

Stretch, bond and move with your baby. Virtual sessions led by certified yoga instructor Stephanie on Facebook Live. This program is made possible thanks to the West End Library Friends.
American Sign Language

ASL Intermediate Class

Library Takeout

1:15 p.m.
American Sign Language Conversation Circle for intermediate level signers continues Tuesdays and Thursdays 1:15 - 2:15 p.m. via video conferencing.

Friday, Oct. 2, 2020

Hispanic Heritage Month Virtual Story Time

Hispanic Heritage Month Virtual Story Time | Hora de cuentos virtuales del Mes de la Herencia Hispana

Library Takeout

10:30 a.m.
Join the Library on Facebook Live for a special bilingual Spanish-English Virtual Story Time celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month: facebook.com/dclibrary.
People & Stories

People and Stories - Lunchtime Literature with the Library

Library Takeout

12 p.m.
As part of our Summer Challenge program and partnership with People and Stories, join us for a live, weekly reading of a short story by a DC Public Library staff member. Each week, we will select a different story for you to enjoy and reflect on.

Monday, Oct. 5, 2020

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. 
Washington Nationals Youth Baseball Academy 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.
ESL Conversation Circles

ESL Conversation Circles

Library Takeout

6 p.m.
Are you a non-native speaker of English who would like to practice your English language skills or build vocabulary? If yes, join us virtually on Mondays and Wednesdays at 10 a.m. or at 6 p.m. for the Library's ESL Conversation Circles. The 2-hour sessions are for non-native speakers of English ages 18 and older with low intermediate or higher English language skills. Contact libraryexpress@dc.gov for the link.

Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020

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. 
ASL

Learn ASL

Library Takeout

12 p.m.
American Sign Language Conversation Circle for Beginners continues Tuesdays and Thursdays 12 - 1 p.m. via video conferencing. This will be a chance for beginning level signers to meet and practice conversing and learn some basic signing skills, vocabulary words and rules of grammar. Although the focus is on beginners, everyone is welcome to join the class, regardless of skill level.