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 21, 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 
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Certiport Exams from Home: Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Exams

Wednesday, April 21, 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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ESL Conversation Circles

Wednesday, April 21, 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

Thursday, April 22, 2021, 12:00 pm

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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Fair Housing Rights for People with Disabilities with Nick Adjami

Thursday, April 22, 2021, 2:00 pm

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. 
Clint Smith by Carletta Girma

On Poetry and Activism: An Evening with Clint Smith

Thursday, April 22, 2021, 6:00 pm

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.
MLK Auditorium

Friday Morning Music Club: Virtual Concert Series

Friday, April 23, 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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Certiport Exams from Home: Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Exams

Friday, April 23, 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

Saturday, April 24, 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.
Zines created by artist Kat Brenowitz

Events with the Labs & C4A: Online Maker Talk--DIY Zines

Saturday, April 24, 2021, 1:00 pm

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. 

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