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Friday, Aug. 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. 
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 live, 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.

Monday, Aug. 10, 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. 
ESL Conversation Circles

ESL Conversation Circles

Library Takeout

6 p.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 virtually on Mondays and Wednesdays at 10 a.m. or at 6 p.m. for the Library's ESL Conversation Circles. The 2-hour sessions are for non-native speakers of English ages 18 and older with low intermediate or higher English language skills. Contact libraryexpress@dc.gov for the link.
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, Aug. 11, 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

Library Takeout

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.
Words, Beats, and Life logo

Know Your Power: Open Mic Activity with Featured Poet and Live DJ

Library Takeout

5 p.m.
Join Words, Beats & Life on the Library's Facebook page for a live-streamed open mic where teens are invited to share art, music, and writing that they have created this summer. This is part of a special program series sponsored by Pepco, where teens can create entries for the Know Your Power a creative arts contest. Join us Aug. 11 at 5 p.m. at facebook.com/dclibrary

Wednesday, Aug. 12, 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
ESL Conversation Circles

ESL Conversation Circles

Library Takeout

6 p.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 virtually on Mondays and Wednesdays at 10 a.m. or at 6 p.m. for the Library's ESL Conversation Circles. The 2-hour sessions are for non-native speakers of English ages 18 and older with low intermediate or higher English language skills. Contact libraryexpress@dc.gov for the link.

Thursday, Aug. 13, 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

Library Takeout

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.
Twists & Turns DC logo

Zumba at the Library... from Home

Library Takeout

12:30 p.m.
For our Summer Challenge online programming, enjoy fitness and fun with Zumba, an aerobic dance exercise program inspired by the sounds of Latin American dance music! An instructor from Twists and Turns Body Fitness will lead the class.  Please wear comfortable clothing and shoes. No registration required and the class is free.

Friday, Aug. 14, 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. 
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 live, 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.

Saturday, Aug. 15, 2020

Coyaba Dance Theater

Coyaba Dance Theater

Library Takeout

3 p.m.
Kick-off Summer Challenge 2020 with Coyaba Dance Theater on Facebook Live!  Coyaba Dance Theater will present a virtual interactive West African dance and drumming program while teaching the audience about the region’s history and culture.

Monday, Aug. 17, 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. 
jobseekers

Legal Workshop - New Protections for Student Loan Borrowers

Library Takeout

12 p.m.
Were your student loans unaffordable prior to the public health emergency? Were your loans in default? This hour long presentation by attorneys from Neighborhood Legal Services Program will provide you with information about new protections for student loan borrowers. Specifically, you will learn about ways you can be prepared for the end of emergency-related protections so that you can ensure that your loans are affordable and/or remain out of default after September 30, 2020.
ESL Conversation Circles

ESL Conversation Circles

Library Takeout

6 p.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 virtually on Mondays and Wednesdays at 10 a.m. or at 6 p.m. for the Library's ESL Conversation Circles. The 2-hour sessions are for non-native speakers of English ages 18 and older with low intermediate or higher English language skills. Contact libraryexpress@dc.gov for the link.

Tuesday, Aug. 18, 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

Library Takeout

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.
Hood Feminism

Art AfterWords - A Book Discussion

Library Takeout

5:30 p.m.
The National Portrait Gallery and the DC Public Library would like to invite you to a virtual conversation about visual culture, activism and prose. Join us as we reflect on Gordon Park’s portrait of Malcolm X from the Portrait Gallery’s collection and discuss the related book Hood Feminism: Notes fro
Shakespeare Society: Henry IV, Pt. 1

Shakespeare Society: Henry IV, Pt 1

Library Takeout

6:30 p.m.
Please join us for a discussion on Henry IV, Pt. 1. While the branch is currently closed for in-person discussions, we continue to meet virtually. Please email my.nguyen@dc.gov for additional details. The Shakespeare Society is a monthly Shakespeare reading and discussion group. We meet on the third Tuesday of every month in the Conference Room. Series 2 will focus on Shakespeare's histories; the full reading list for Series 2 is as follows:   Jan. 21 | Richard III

Wednesday, Aug. 19, 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
Around American to Win the Vote

Celebrating Suffrage: Virtual Story Time

Library Takeout

3 p.m.
Join the Library on Facebook Live for a special Virtual Story Time celebrating the 100th anniversary of women's right to vote in the United States at facebook.com/dclibrary. Follow the Library's Facebook page to receive notifications when Facebook Live programs start.