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Tuesday, June 2, 2020

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Know Your Power with Writopia Lab

Library Takeout

3:30 p.m.
In these hour-long workshops held over WebEx, published authors, poets, and playwrights will guide teens ages 13 - 19 in authoring their own work of creative writing based on a social issue that they are passionate about. All workshops are multi-genre (fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and plays may be explored). Sessions are peppered with original and fun writing exercises to get the creative juices flowing and help writers to reflect on social issues impacting youth today.
Jane Austen Secret Radical book cover

Jane Austen Book and Movie Club

Library Takeout

7 p.m.
Reigning for over two hundred years, Jane Austen is one of the most beloved novelists of the English language. In this book club, we will read novels and watch movies related to her work. We meet in the Meeting Room of the Southeast Library and books are available for checkout at the Information Desk. All readers are welcome.  

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

ESL Conversation Circles

ESL Conversation Circles

Center for Accessibility

10 a.m.
Are you a non-native speaker of English who would like to practice your English language skills or build vocabulary? If yes, join us on Mondays and Wednesdays at 10 a.m. for virtual ESL Conversation Circles.
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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. 
People & Stories

People and Stories: Reading Deeply in Community

Library Takeout

12 p.m.
DC Public Library, in partnership with People and Stories/Gente y Cuentos: Reading Deeply in Community, invites you to participate in a program of reading and discussing short stories online.  Through oral readings and rigorous discussions of enduring short stories, participants find fresh understandings of themselves, of others and of the world.  We will meet via web conference on Wednesdays, noon – 1:30 p.m. The discussion will be facilitated by Janice Rosen, Librarian, Center for Accessibility, in American Sign Language and voice. 

#brownbagdc Book Chat

Book Clubs

12 p.m.
This Twitter book club meets every Wednesday at lunchtime to compare notes with library staffers and customers on what you're currently reading. Love it or hate it, we want to know. The meetings are held from noon until 1 p.m on Twitter @dcpl using the hashtag #brownbagdc. The #brownbagdc chat is run by multiple library staff members.
yoga with carol

Wednesday Yoga

Library Takeout

12 p.m.
Take a midday break to breathe, stretch and reset with 30 minutes of gentle yoga from our friends at Yoga District. Join the live virtual class Wednesdays at noon on the DC Public Library Facebook page. A range of options will be provided for participants of all fitness levels
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Know Your Power: Illustration Techniques with ipsy bipsy studio

Library Takeout

5 p.m.
Learn different illustration techniques with local artist & printmaker behind ipsy bipsy studio, Erica Federhen. Federhen will demonstrate different ways you can use illustrative art to speak on issues that matter to you.

Thursday, June 4, 2020

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. 
ASL

Learn ASL

Center for Accessibility

12 p.m.
American Sign Language Conversation Circle for Beginners continues Tuesdays and Thursdays 12 - 1 p.m. via video conferencing. This will be a chance for beginning level signers to meet and practice conversing and learn some basic signing skills, vocabulary words and rules of grammar. Although the focus is on beginners, everyone is welcome to join the class, regardless of skill level.
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.
American Sign Language

ASL Intermediate Class

Center for Accessibility

1:15 p.m.
American Sign Language Conversation Circle for intermediate level signers continues Tuesdays and Thursdays 1:15 - 2:15 p.m. via video conferencing.
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DC Writers Chat

Library Takeout

8 p.m.
Are a writer looking to chat with other writers? Need tips on creating your next masterpiece. Join #DCWritersChat live on Thursdays at 8 p.m. to chat with our writers and librarians. Follow @dcpl on Twitter and use the hashtag #DCWritersChat to join the conversation. 

Friday, June 5, 2020

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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. 
People & Stories

People and Stories - Lunchtime Literature with the Library

Library Takeout

12 p.m.
As part of our Summer Challenge program and partnership with People and Stories, join us for a weekly reading of a short story by a DC Public Library staff member. Each week, we will select a different story for you to enjoy and reflect on. Every Fourth Friday, we will read a story in Spanish. 
Love is Love

DCPL Pride - Infinite Dance Party

Library Takeout

7 p.m.
Throughout the month of June, show your Pride by dancing with the Library's Freegal music collection. Boogie down to both our Queer Mix 2020 and Happy Pride playlists and take a video of you and your crew dancing or lip-syncing to one of the songs.

Saturday, June 6, 2020

Love is Love

DCPL Pride - Infinite Dance Party

Library Takeout

7 p.m.
Throughout the month of June, show your Pride by dancing with the Library's Freegal music collection. Boogie down to both our Queer Mix 2020 and Happy Pride playlists and take a video of you and your crew dancing or lip-syncing to one of the songs.

Monday, June 8, 2020

ESL Conversation Circles

ESL Conversation Circles

Center for Accessibility

10 a.m.
Are you a non-native speaker of English who would like to practice your English language skills or build vocabulary? If yes, join us on Mondays and Wednesdays at 10 a.m. for virtual ESL Conversation Circles.
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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. 

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

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. 
Fresh Farm

Library on the Go-Go at FRESHFARM CityCenter

Library Takeout

11 a.m.
Visit Library on the Go-Go and the Book Bike at the FRESHFARM CityCenter Market on the second Tuesday of every month. Checkout a book about growing fresh veggies or a recipe book from a DC chef, learn about our food related digital resources and chat with library staff about the modernization project for the MLK Jr. Memorial Library.
ASL

Learn ASL

Center for Accessibility

12 p.m.
American Sign Language Conversation Circle for Beginners continues Tuesdays and Thursdays 12 - 1 p.m. via video conferencing. This will be a chance for beginning level signers to meet and practice conversing and learn some basic signing skills, vocabulary words and rules of grammar. Although the focus is on beginners, everyone is welcome to join the class, regardless of skill level.
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Grupo de Juego Comunitario Mensual

Mt. Pleasant Library

12:30 p.m.
Únase a los profesionales de intervención temprana del Programa de Intervención Temprana del DC Strong Start en los grupos de juego mensuales para divertirse y aprender sobre el desarrollo infantil y los servicios de intervención temprana.   Para más información y para registrarse, visite: strongstartdc.eventbrite.com   Edades: 6-12 meses | 12:30 p. m.  
American Sign Language

ASL Intermediate Class

Center for Accessibility

1:15 p.m.
American Sign Language Conversation Circle for intermediate level signers continues Tuesdays and Thursdays 1:15 - 2:15 p.m. via video conferencing.
strong start logo

Grupo de Juego Comunitario Mensual

Mt. Pleasant Library

1:30 p.m.
Únase a los profesionales de intervención temprana del Programa de Intervención Temprana del DC Strong Start en los grupos de juego mensuales para divertirse y aprender sobre el desarrollo infantil y los servicios de intervención temprana.   Para más información y para registrarse, visite: strongstartdc.eventbrite.com   Edades: 12-24 meses  | 1:30 p. m.
Video game controls

Cloudy Heaven Games

Teens D.C.

4 p.m.
Ever wanted to learn how to create your own video games? Now you can, from the comfort of your own home! Get hands-on experienced coding video games using a browser-based game by Cloudy Heaven Games. Local game developer, software engineer, and owner of Cloudy Heaven Games, Dorothy Phoenix, will offer three guided instructional sessions on DC Public Library's Facebook page. Ms. Phoenix will also talk about how to get started in the video game business and how to write out your video game ideas.
Middlemarch

The Intimidating Book Club: Middlemarch

West End Library

6:30 p.m.
Please come to this meeting having read the following volumes of Middlemarch by George Eliot: Book V, Book VI.

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

 Baby and Toddler Storytime

Baby and Toddler Story Time

Southeast Library

9:45 a.m.
This 20-to-30-minute program is full of books, songs, rhymes and finger plays for children birth to 2 years old. Our Baby and Toddler Story Time is a great way to introduce your child to language skills in a positive and fun environment. Children and their grownups are encouraged to engage with the books and songs and to actively participate in the program.  Space is limited and admission is on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. and story time starts at 9:45 a.m. No one will be admitted after 9:50 a.m.
ESL Conversation Circles

ESL Conversation Circles

Center for Accessibility

10 a.m.
Are you a non-native speaker of English who would like to practice your English language skills or build vocabulary? If yes, join us on Mondays and Wednesdays at 10 a.m. for virtual ESL Conversation Circles.
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.