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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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.  
ESL Conversation Circles

ESL Conversation Circles

Monday, April 19, 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 
Individuals practicing sign language to each other

American Sign Language: Intermediate Level

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

Monday, April 19, 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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Daughters of Jane

Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 6:00 pm

The first in a series of yearlong celebrations of women authors and their influence. Starting this March, we will honor a new woman author, as we read and chat throughout the year about her work, as well the work of others who've been impacted by her. Daughters of Jane will cover the portrayal of women in Regency Romance, Victorian and Gothic literature on both sides of the Atlantic. We'll gather online to chat at 6 p.m. on every 3rd Tuesday.

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