Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

Takeout service available Monday through Friday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 3 to 6 p.m. Closed from 2 - 3 p.m.every day for sanitizing.
ESL Conversation Circles

ESL Conversation Circles

Wednesday, April 14, 2021, 10:00 am

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 
Talking Book Club

Talking Book Club

Wednesday, April 14, 2021, 11:00 am

Join the Center of Accessibility for Talking Book Club. This book club is targeted toward participants who are blind or low vision, but we are open to any book-lover joining! We will meet on the second Wednesday of every other month. Our next virtual book club meeting will take place on April 14 from 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. Paisley, Library Associate for the Center for Accessibility, will host and moderate the Talking Book Club.  
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Certiport Exams from Home: Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Exams

Wednesday, April 14, 2021, 12:00 pm

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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Events with the Labs & C4A: Clothing S.O.S.

Wednesday, April 14, 2021, 5:00 pm

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

Wednesday, April 14, 2021, 6:00 pm

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 
Learn ASL

American Sign Language: Beginning Level

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

Thursday, April 15, 2021, 2:00 pm

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

Thursday, April 15, 2021, 4:00 pm

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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Friday Morning Music Club: Virtual Concert Series

Friday, April 16, 2021, 12:00 pm

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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DC Emancipation Day with Playback Theatre

Friday, April 16, 2021, 12:00 pm

Celebrate DC Emancipation Day on Friday, April 16 at noon with DC Public Library and Playback Theatre. DC Emancipation day is the recognition of April 16, 1862 when slavery was abolished in the District of Columbia.  

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