Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

Takeout service available Monday through Friday, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 3 to 7 p.m. Closed from 2 - 3 p.m.every day for sanitizing.
Book Club

Talking Book Club

Wednesday, December 9, 2020, 11:00 am

The Center for Accessibility is proud to announce the return of The Talking Book Club. This book club is targeted toward participants who are blind and low vision, but we are open to any book-lover joining! We will meet the second Wednesday of every other month. Our first virtual book club meeting will take place on Dec. 9, 2020 from 11 a.m. - noon. Paisley, Library Associate, Center for Accessibility, will host and moderate the Talking Book Club.
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Clothing S.O.S.

Wednesday, December 9, 2020, 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.
Outpedaling the Big C by Elizabeth McGowan

Outpedaling the Big C: a discussion with Elizabeth McGowan

Wednesday, December 9, 2020, 6:00 pm

The Washington Area Bicyclist Association and DC Public Library join in a conversation with Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Elizabeth McGowan, about her new book, Outpedaling the Big C: My Healing Cycle Across AmericaDuring this program, Elizabeth will share stories of her mental, emotional and physical journeys; the process of publishing her first book; and how public libraries fit into the picture. We'll also talk about cycling advocacy, safety, and infrastructure as relates to long-distance trips and share some of our favorite books about bicycling for you to cozy up with this winter.  This event will be broadcast on Facebook Live
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American Sign Language: Intermediate Level

Monday, December 14, 2020, 12:00 pm

Join us for our ever-popular series of American Sign Language (ASL) classes on Mondays from 12 - 1 p.m.  
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Certiport Exams from Home: Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Exams

Monday, December 14, 2020, 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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DC Public Library Podcast: New Episode!

Tuesday, December 15, 2020, 2:00 pm

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

Wednesday, December 16, 2020, 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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More Than Words: Veteran's Writing Circle

Friday, December 18, 2020, 12:00 pm

More Than Words: Veteran's Writing Circle is a new memoir-writing group for all former military personnel. Sessions will be hosted by library staff, featuring local author and Veteran, Nick Mann. Come ready to reflect, question and write. Writing exercises will be provided.
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Certiport Exams from Home: Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Exams

Friday, December 18, 2020, 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.
Individuals practicing sign language to each other

American Sign Language: Intermediate Level

Monday, December 21, 2020, 12:00 pm

Join us for our ever-popular series of American Sign Language (ASL) classes on Mondays from 12 - 1 p.m.  

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