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Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020

Online Learning

Online Learning: Preparing the GED Exam

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

10 a.m.
Ready to get your GED? The Adult Learning Department is offering virtual tutoring for adult learners (18+) who are interested in obtaining their high school diploma by study for the GED exam. How to sign-up?
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. 
Learn ASL

American Sign Language: Beginning Level

Center for Accessibility

12 p.m.
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.  
Mic

DC Public Library Podcast: New Episode!

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

2 p.m.
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.
After School Activities

Family Learning at DC Public Library

Library Takeout

4 p.m.
Tune in to DC Public Library's Youtube or Facebook live every school day at 4 p.m. for fun and educational after-school live events and videos! Programs and content will cover themes related to STEM/STEAM, history, culture and so much more. These programs are recommended for school-aged children and teens and their families. THIS WEEK’S PRESENTATIONS FEATURE LIVE SHOWS! 
Spool of thread, needle, button

Hand Sewing 101

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

5 p.m.
Need a new hobby? Want to learn a useful new skill? Join Molly and Allie at the Labs to learn how to hand sew! In this hour-long class, we will explore some basic stitches to add to your repertoire. If you would like to follow along, you will need a sewing needle, some thread, a piece of fabric and scissors.   Space is limited, please register at bit.ly/labsclasses to reserve a seat.* This event will be held virtually. You will receive joining instructions two (2) hours before the event is scheduled to begin.
Jane Austen Book Club

Jane Austen Book and Movie Club

Southeast Library

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, which began as the Pride and Prejudice Book Club at the end of 2018, we will read novels and watch movies related to her work. We meet virtually on the first Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. All are welcome.  If you would like to participate in this book club, or need to place a hold on a book, please email janna.tanner@dc.gov. 

Wednesday, Dec. 2, 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. 

#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
After School Activities

Family Learning at DC Public Library

Library Takeout

4 p.m.
Tune in to DC Public Library's Youtube or Facebook live every school day at 4 p.m. for fun and educational after-school live events and videos! Programs and content will cover themes related to STEM/STEAM, history, culture and so much more. These programs are recommended for school-aged children and teens and their families. THIS WEEK’S PRESENTATIONS FEATURE LIVE SHOWS! 
NaNoWriMo Shield.

Adapting to 2020 - A Writer's Panel

Library Takeout

7 p.m.
To wrap up National Novel Writing Month, join four of today’s hottest crime fiction writers as they discuss how they adapted to 2020. E.A.

Thursday, Dec. 3, 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. 
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.
MLK Auditorium Stairs

Performance Lab: Chamber Music at Noon

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

12 p.m.
Performance Lab: Chamber Music at Noon features guest performers, Vasily Popov on cello, and Ralitza Patcheva on piano, for a virtual performance recorded from the MLK Jr. Memorial Library's brand new auditorium. Each program features discussion about the selected works.  Click here to watch this month's program and past performances.
Learn ASL

American Sign Language: Beginning Level

Center for Accessibility

12 p.m.
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.  
Stephanie Preller Photo

Baby Yoga

Library Takeout

1 p.m.
Stretch, bond and move with your baby. Virtual sessions led by certified yoga instructor Stephanie on Facebook Live. This program is made possible thanks to the West End Library Friends.
DCSBDC

Foundations for a Successful Business

Library Takeout

2 p.m.
Join us for our monthly business workshops with the DC Small Business Development Center at Howard University. This newly developed interactive 90-minute webinar is the first step in assisting the participants in understanding the processes involved in developing a viable and comprehensive business plan. This webinar will establish the foundation for a successful business. Module 1 will aid the attendees in developing the business concept and determining its feasibility.
King Bullfrog: a musical duo for children's programs

King Bullfrog - Family Music Programs for December

Library Takeout

3 p.m.
Enjoy King Bullfrog on Thursdays at 3 p.m. for a fun family musical program. Dec. 3: Trains and Transportation: Kids and grown-ups are fascinated by trains. Join King Bullfrog in singing some of the many songs involving trains. Dec. 10:  Telling Stories Through Song: Join King Bullfrog for some of their favorite story-songs and learn some pointers about telling stories in music. Dec. 17:  Animal Ballads: A rabbit who can’t remember the whole alphabet! A monkey who steals a train! Lions and turtles and frogs, oh my!
After School Activities

Family Learning at DC Public Library

Library Takeout

4 p.m.
Tune in to DC Public Library's Youtube or Facebook live every school day at 4 p.m. for fun and educational after-school live events and videos! Programs and content will cover themes related to STEM/STEAM, history, culture and so much more. These programs are recommended for school-aged children and teens and their families. THIS WEEK’S PRESENTATIONS FEATURE LIVE SHOWS! 

Friday, Dec. 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. 
After School Activities

Family Learning at DC Public Library

Library Takeout

4 p.m.
Tune in to DC Public Library's Youtube or Facebook live every school day at 4 p.m. for fun and educational after-school live events and videos! Programs and content will cover themes related to STEM/STEAM, history, culture and so much more. These programs are recommended for school-aged children and teens and their families. THIS WEEK’S PRESENTATIONS FEATURE LIVE SHOWS! 

Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020

Image of languages

ESL Conversation Circles

Tenley-Friendship Library

10 a.m.
Practice your English language skills as we discuss international affairs and comparative cultures in this high-intermediate-to-advanced level English as a second language conversation group. Join us virtually on Saturdays at 10 a.m. for the Tenley-Friendship Branch ESL Conversation Circle. The hour-and-a-half sessions are for non-native speakers of English ages 18 and older.

Monday, Dec. 7, 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. 
Individuals practicing sign language to each other

American Sign Language: Intermediate Level

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

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

Tenley Library Manga and Anime Club

Tenley-Friendship Library

4 p.m.
Are you looking for a place to nerd out about My Hero Academia, Demon Slayer, Fruits Basket and Sailor Moon?  Then please join us virtually for the Tenley Library Manga and Anime Club.  Discuss the manga you’re reading and the anime you’re watching with fellow otaku and learn interesting aspects of Japanese culture and history as well.  Please email brandon.digwood@dc.gov for the link to the program. Dec. 7: Japanese Holidays
girl and Christmas tree

Home Movies for the Holidays

Library Takeout

6 p.m.
Home Movie Day is a celebration of amateur filmmaking held annually at venues worldwide. Home Movie Day events allow individuals, neighbors and families to see and share their own home movies. It’s a chance to discover why we care about these films and how best to care for them.
Trivia

Virtual Trivia Night

Library Takeout

6:30 p.m.
Are you a walking encyclopedia? Missing your weekly trivia game? Come play #StayatHomeDCTrivia for your chance to win the crown! Competitors, either individually or in teams, will play three head-scratching rounds with one solely dedicated to a DC Public Library goDigital item (for example, a magazine or movie). 

Tuesday, Dec. 8, 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. 
Learn ASL

American Sign Language: Beginning Level

Center for Accessibility

12 p.m.
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.