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Saturday, May 8, 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.
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Blacklight Describe-a-thon

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

10 a.m.
Celebrate the addition of Blacklight, a D.C. newspaper for Black gay men, to our digital collections by helping us make more issues available online. You can view select issues of the paper up now in Dig DC. Learn to create descriptions, called metadata, at this hands-on virtual event. No prior knowledge is required to participate. 
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, May 10, 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. 
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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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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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ASL Book Club

Center for Accessibility

2 p.m.
Do you love to read and talk about books? Are you interested in participating in a book discussion using American Sign Language? If so, this book club is for YOU! We meet the second Monday of every other month, from 2 - 3 p.m., via Zoom. The book club is facilitated in ASL by Janice Rosen, Librarian, Center for Accessibility. ASL/voice interpreters will be present. Let us know if you need other reasonable accommodations.
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.
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Virtual Event with the Labs & C4A: What is 3D Printing?

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

3 p.m.
One of the technologies offered by the Labs at MLK is 3D printing. Are you curious about how 3D printing works? Join us for a virtual program discussing the basics of how it works, what materials are used and what kinds of machines are at the Labs. 
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.
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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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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, May 11, 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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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.  
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CANCELED 4/13: Tiber Island Book Club

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

1:30 p.m.
Unfortunately the April 13th meeting of the Tiber Island Book Club has been canceled--please stay tuned for updates about a rescheduled discussion date, and email adultservices.dcpl@dc.gov if you have any questions.
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Virtual ASL Story Time!

Center for Accessibility

2 p.m.
Join us on Facebook Live for American Sign Language (ASL) Story Time with Librarians Ms. Janice and Ms. Jenny! Janice will sign in ASL and Jenny will read aloud from a fun book, then teach some signs from our story, and how to sign the song “The More We Get Together.”  Even though the program is designed for ages 2-5, all are welcome. Automatic captioning will be available.
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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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)
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Art AfterWords: A Book Discussion

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

5:30 p.m.
The National Portrait Gallery and the DC Public Library would like to invite you to a virtual conversation about power, gender and collective memory.
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Writers Working: A Petworth Library Writers Workshop

Petworth Library

The Petworth Library holds the writers workshop, Writers Working, on alternating Tuesdays.  The Petworth Library's writers workshops are made up of people from a variety of backgrounds and writing levels: beginners, veteran wordsmiths and emeriti. We write creative nonfiction, fiction, poetry and scripts.

Wednesday, May 12, 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. 
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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.

Pop-Up Library at Rosedale 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 fully, come visit us outside of Rosedale Neighborhood Library for pop-up library services:
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NorthStar Digital Literacy Assessments and Certificate - Remote Proctored Session

Computer Classes

2 p.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).
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.