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Tuesday, May 18, 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. 
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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).
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.  
May Teen Tuesdays. A teen boy in an orange tshirt looks out over a balcony

Teen Tuesdays: May

Library Takeout

4 p.m.
Virtual workshops by teens, for teens happen every Tuesday. Enjoy peer-to-peer learning opportunities over YouTube livestreams or Webex sessions. This month's schedule:    May 4 PM - Teen Safe Space (WebEx) Sign up here.  May 11 4PM - Teen Talk (YouTube)
After School written in colored text

Family Learning at the Library:

Library Takeout

4 p.m.
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo, Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month and National Bike Month this May with the Library.
DC Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs

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

Library Takeout

5 p.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).
DC Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs

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

Library Takeout

5 p.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).
Daughters of Jane logo.

Daughters of Jane

Library Takeout

6 p.m.
The first in a series of yearlong celebrations of women authors and their influence. Starting this March, we will honor a new woman author, as we read and chat throughout the year about her work, as well the work of others who've been impacted by her. Daughters of Jane will cover the portrayal of women in Regency Romance, Victorian and Gothic literature on both sides of the Atlantic. We'll gather online to chat at 6 p.m. on every 3rd Tuesday.
Shakespeare Comedies.

Shakespeare Society: The Taming of the Shrew

West End Library

6:30 p.m.
Please join us for a discussion on The Taming of the ShrewWhile the branch is currently closed for in-person discussions, we continue to meet virtually. Please email my.nguyen@dc.gov for additional details.
Michelle Kayon

Behind-the-scenes at the National Cathedral

Cleveland Park Library

7 p.m.
Michelle Kayon, Director of Facilities and Preservation, will discuss ongoing and future architectural projects, maintenance, and renovations at this iconic Washington landmark. Watch the conversation live on YouTube.

Wednesday, May 19, 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. 
A woman with long brown hair and a floral shirt smiles

Accessible Social Media

Center for Accessibility

11 a.m.
Join us in honor of Global Accessibility Awareness Day, by learning how to create accessible social media with Sam Kelly. Sam will showcase various platforms including Facebook, Instagram and Twitter on how to use built-in accessibility features to allow people with disabilities equal access to social media content. This presentation will allow many to learn the ways and easy steps to make their social media pages accessible for all.
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.
Pop-Up Library

Pop-Up Library at Takoma Park Neighborhood Library

Library Takeout

12 p.m.
We know you're patiently awaiting the reopening of your neighborhood library. To help supplement library services as we continue to work towards reopening, come visit us outside of Takoma Park Neighborhood Library for pop-up library services:
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. 
After School written in colored text

Family Learning at the Library:

Library Takeout

4 p.m.
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo, Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month and National Bike Month this May with the Library.
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ESL Conversation Circles - Adult Learning Department

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 
marion barry picture

Black Power in D.C.

Library Takeout

6:30 p.m.
Please join George Derek Musgrove, Associate Professor of History at the University of Maryland (Baltimore County) and co-author of Chocolate City:  A History of Race and Democracy in the Nation's Capital for a discussion of his new website Black Power in Washington, D.C.
Portrait of Ori Soltes

Ori Soltes Lecture Series: Year of Wonders: A Novel of the Plague

West End Library

6:30 p.m.
Join us for a lecture on Brooks's Year of Wonders: A Novel of the Plague. 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, May 20, 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).
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

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.  
Certified Yoga Instructor Stephanie at the National Cathedral with Joseph

Baby Yoga

West End Library

1 p.m.
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 and takes place every other Thursday at 1pm.
After School written in colored text

Family Learning at the Library:

Library Takeout

4 p.m.
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo, Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month and National Bike Month this May with the Library.
book

Page Turner Thursday

Anacostia Library

5 p.m.
Please join our book club discussion as we discuss God Help the Child by Toni Morrison.  Our discussion will take place virtually, please contact the Anacostia Library for further information.  If you would like to join by phone, please call 260-227-7284 (PIN: 208869604)
Shifting the Spotlight

Shifting the Spotlight Drama Book Club

West End Library

7:30 p.m.
Join the library on May 20 for the second session of Shifting the Spotlight Drama Book Club! The book club, a partnership between the DC Public Library and Theatre Prometheus, is a place to read and discuss great plays that are too often excluded from the modern American stage, especially those by BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and people of color) playwrights. For this session, we will be reading selections from Black Female Playwrights, a collection of plays by Black women in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

Friday, May 21, 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. 
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.