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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

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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.
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

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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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. 
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.  
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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, April 27, 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.  
Picture of a teen girl holding flowers with the words "Teen Tuesdays, workshop by teens, for teens"

Teen Tuesdays: April

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:  April 6 - Drawing Creatively (YouTube)  April 13 - Chess Club (WebEx)  April 20 - Education/Enrichment for D.C. Teens (WebEx)  April 20 (5 PM) - Black History Always with The Undefeated: Interview with Kelley Carter and H.E.R. (YouTube) April 27 - Cooking with Abby (YouTube) 
Virtual Book Club

The Audacious Books Read Along

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6 p.m.
The Audacious Books Read-along will meet on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 6 p.m. on Twitter using the hashtag #audaciousbooks. This is the DC Public Library companion to author Roxane Gay's new Audacious Book Club.  Please see the reading list below and we look forward to chatting with you. January: Black Futures by Kimberly Drew and Jenna Wortham
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The Intimidating Book Club: Moby Dick

West End Library

6:30 p.m.
Please come to this meeting having read the following volumes of Moby Dick by Herman Melville: Chapters 23-45 Note: While the branch is currently closed for in-person discussions, we continue to meet virtually. Please email my.nguyen@dc.gov for additional details. Overview of The Intimidating Book Club