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Wednesday, May 12, 2021

"The Wise Old Woman" Book Cover

Virtual Reader's Theatre

West End Library

4 p.m.
Join us for a retelling of The Wise Old Woman by Yoshiko Uchida on Facebook Live.
needle and thread

Clothing S.O.S. (Online)

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.
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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 
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DC Writes! A Petworth Writers Workshop

Petworth Library

7 p.m.
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.

Thursday, May 13, 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.  
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 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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Talking About Microagressions

Library Takeout

6:30 p.m.
For Asian Pacific Islander American Heritage Month, join us for a special rebroadcast of our conversation about microagressions for DC Reads 2020.
Shifting the Spotlight

Shifting the Spotlight Drama Book Club

West End Library

7:30 p.m.
Join the library on April 15 for the first 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 the first session, we will be reading Toussaint Louverture: The Story of the Only Successful Slave Revolt in History, a play by the Trinidadian historian and playwright C. L. R. James that follows the events of the Haitian Revolution.

Friday, May 14, 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.
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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).
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.
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.
Reaching for the Moon

DC Queer Flix - An Online Film Discussion Series

Library Takeout

7 p.m.
Join us for a monthly online discussion of LGBTQ cinema with the Mayor's Office on LGBTQ Affairs. Each month, we will watch a film from the Library's Kanopy collection and discuss it together on Twitter using the tag #DCQueerFlix.

Saturday, May 15, 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, May 17, 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.  
Sewing lace

Virtual Events with the Labs & C4A: What is Sewing?

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

3 p.m.
One of the technologies offered by the Labs at MLK is sewing machines. Are you curious about how machine sewing works? If so, 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

3 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 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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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.
Certiport Exams from Home

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

Computer Classes

5 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.
ESL Conversation Circles Image

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 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.