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Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020

ASL Story Time blocks

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 Carolyn Falwell’s Feast for 10, then teach some Thanksgiving-themed signs and how to sign the song “The More We Get Together.” 
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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Art AfterWords, DC Reads Edition - Good Talk

Library Takeout

5:30 p.m.
As part of our DC Reads community read of Good Talk: A Memoir in Conversations by Mira Jacob, the National Portrait Gallery and the Library invite you to a virtual conversation about identity, families, and storytelling
Intimidating Book Club

Reading Around DC

Library Takeout

7 p.m.
Join us for a year of online discussions that highlight our wonderful neighborhood book clubs. Each month we will feature a discussion lead by one of our neighborhood library staff. We will talk about all kinds of books with all kinds of people on all kinds of formats. If you were ever curious about what people on the other side of the city are reading, this is your chance!  Titles and dates:

Wednesday, Nov. 11, 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.
Medic Against the Bomb book cover image

The Poetry of War: Healing Wounded Warriors Through the Art & Nature

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

3 p.m.
Frederick Foote is a retired U.S. Navy neurologist, and the military’s foremost authority on holistic medicine. His book of poetry, Medic Against the Bomb: A Doctor's Poetry of War, is the winner of the Grayson Books Poetry Prize.
needle and thread

Clothing S.O.S.

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

5 p.m.
This event will be held virtually. You will receive join 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 chat. Need help to fix clothing issues like holes, busted buttons and fallen hems? Join Labs' 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.

Thursday, Nov. 12, 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.
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Baby Yoga

Library Takeout

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.

Friday, Nov. 13, 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. 

Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020

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.

Monday, Nov. 16, 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. 
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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Teen Talks - DC Reads 2020

Library Takeout

4 p.m.
Join us for three weekly discussions of Mira Jacob's graphic memoir Good Talk: A Memoir in Conversations. Lead by members of the Library's Teen Council, each week will focus on a different theme in the book. Read the book and come share your thoughts with other teens.  
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.
Online Learning

Online Learning

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6 p.m.
Ready to get your GED? The Adult Learning Department is offering virtual tutoring for adult learners (18+) who are interested in obtaining their high school diploma by study for the GED exam. How to sign-up?
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, Nov. 17, 2020

Online Learning

Online Learning

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

10 a.m.
Ready to get your GED? The Adult Learning Department is offering virtual tutoring for adult learners (18+) who are interested in obtaining their high school diploma by study for the GED exam. How to sign-up?
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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DC Public Library Podcast: New Episode!

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

2 p.m.
Hear author talks, interviews, special presentations, stories about the happenings in the library, the Labs, and Washington, D.C. and much more! Tune into DC Public Library Podcast and subscribe. This show is recorded from the Labs Recording Studio at the historic, modernized, Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library in downtown Washington, DC.
DC Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs

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

Library Takeout

6:30 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).
William Shakespeare

Shakespeare Society: Henry VI, Pt. 1

Library Takeout

6:30 p.m.
Please join us for a discussion on Henry VI, Pt. 1. While the branch is currently closed for in-person discussions, we continue to meet virtually. Please email my.nguyen@dc.gov for additional details. The Shakespeare Society is a monthly Shakespeare reading and discussion group. We meet on the third Tuesday of every month in the Conference Room. Series 2 will focus on Shakespeare's histories; the full reading list for Series 2 is as follows:   Jan. 21 | Richard III
Jake Sherman

Tuesday Talk: Hot off the Presses with Jake Sherman

Library Takeout

7 p.m.
Back by popular demand! Jake Sherman will discuss covering the 2020 election and his work thus far. Jake Sherman is a senior writer for POLITICO and co-author of POLITICO’s Playbook, the nation’s leading political newsletter. He also is the co-author of New York Times and national best seller, “The Hill to Die On: The Battle for Congress and the Future of Trump’s America,” which was published by Crown in 2019. Jake is an NBC and MSNBC political contributor. 

Wednesday, Nov. 18, 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. 
Certiport Exams from Home

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

Computer Classes

11 a.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.

#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.