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Monday, Jan. 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. 
Picture of Paula Young Shelton

Child of the Civil Rights Movement: Author Talk with Paula Young Shelton

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

11:30 a.m.
Celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a special virtual story time on Monday, Jan. 18 at 11:30 a.m. featuring Paula Young Shelton who will read her book, Child of the Civil Rights Movement. Watch live on the Library's Facebook channel.
Individuals practicing sign language to each other

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.  
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. 

Tuesday, Jan. 19, 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. 
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.  
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. 
William Shakespeare

Shakespeare Society: Henry VI, Pt. 3

Library Takeout

6:30 p.m.
Please join us for a discussion on Henry VI, Pt. 3While the branch is currently closed for in-person discussions, we continue to meet virtually. Please email my.nguyen@dc.gov for additional details.
Cleveland Park Library

A New Library for and of Cleveland Park

Cleveland Park Library

7 p.m.
The design team for Cleveland Park Library — Matthew Bell and Tim Bertschinger — will discuss the new building from first concept to realization. In conversation with Brian Kelly. Watch the conversation live on YouTube.

Wednesday, Jan. 20, 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 
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. 

Thursday, Jan. 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. 
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.  
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.
Yoga instructor Stephanie and baby in Cathedral

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 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. 

Friday, Jan. 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. 
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

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

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.
DC council logo

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.