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Friday, Sept. 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. 
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.
Graphic Novels

Graphic Novel Fridays

Library Takeout

1 p.m.
 Dish about the best and worst of graphic novels on #graphicnovelfriday. Join the conversation and chat with librarians on Twitter

Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020

123 Andrés and Christina

Round and Round: Dando vueltas con 123 Andrés | Vueltas y más vueltas: dando vueltas con 123 Andrés

Library Takeout

10:30 a.m.
During this family show we'll be exploring shapes... especially circles! Yo veo un círculo, tú ves un círculo... circles are everywhere! Andrés and Christina bring songs and activities to move, sing and dance in Spanish and English. 

Monday, Sept. 21, 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.
Grand Reading Room at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library

Little STEM Explorers Storytime: Construction

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

4 p.m.
Join us for a virtual science storytime! Toddlers and preschoolers will be introduced to basic STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) concepts as we focus on the theme of construction to celebrate the reopening of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library.  If your little one loves diggers, dump trucks, and dirt, this interactive storytime can’t be missed and will feature read alouds, songs, fingerplays, and experiments.
Washington Nationals Youth Baseball Academy logo

Books and Baseball

Library Takeout

5 p.m.
Exercise your brain and your body! Kids three to five years old are invited to enjoy a book read aloud with library staff and fun movement activities and baseball exercises with coaches from the Washington Nationals Youth Baseball Academy. This highly interactive program will be conducted via Webex.
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, Sept. 22, 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.

National Voter Registration Day with DCBOE

Library Takeout

12 p.m.
Celebrate National Voter Registration Day with DC Public Library. We will host a conversation and presentation with the DC Board of Elections on Tuesday, Sept. 22, at noon on Facebook Live. A representative from the DC Board of Elections will provide necessary information about the upcoming General Election on Tuesday, Nov. 3. 

MLK Makers Lab: How Do I Mend This?

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

1 p.m.
Have a garment you're not sure how to fix? Show it to the Labs' mending experts, Allie and Molly, during this online workshop and receive live help on how to DIY your own repairs. Sign up at bit.ly/labsclasses to be invited to the chat.
American Sign Language

ASL Intermediate Class

Library Takeout

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.
Children's Room at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library

Virtual Story Time at MLK

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

3 p.m.
Grab your shakers, bells or anything that makes a fun noise and join the Library for Virtual Story Time. Recommended for children birth to 5. Watch on the Library's YouTube channel at 3 p.m.
Don Quixote

The Intimidating Book Club: Don Quixote

Library Takeout

6:30 p.m.
Please come to this meeting having read the following volumes of Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra: Author's Preface; Part 1: Chapters 1-28. There is no preferred translation. Note: While the branch is currently closed for in-person discussions, we continue to meet virtually. Please email my.nguyen@dc.gov for additional details.
Photo of Sandy Christenberry

Tuesday Talk: Sandy Christenberry in conversation with George Hemphill

Library Takeout

7 p.m.
Join us for a virtual discussion with Sandy Christenberry in conversation with George Hemphill. The pair will discuss the life and work of the renowned artist Bill Christenberry.  Sandy is the former assistant dean of admissions a the Corcoran School of Art, where her late husband, Bill was a professor for the next forty years. Bill’s own work expressed his deep love of his native Alabama, notably Hale County made famous by James Agee and Walker Evans in Let Us Now Praise Famous Men.
Photo of an Asian American woman in a power chair. She is wearing a blue shirt with a geometric pattern with orange, black, white, and yellow lines and cubes. She is wearing a mask over her nose attached to a gray tube and bright red lip color. She is smi

Disability Visibility: A Conversation with Alice Wong and Jessica Slice

Center for Accessibility

7 p.m.
Disability Visibility: First-Person Stories from the Twenty-First Century editor and activist, Alice Wong, and contributing writer, activist, Jessica Slice, will explore the themes of this new anthology and the art of reclaiming space for people with disabilities in an ableist society, on Sept. 22 at 7 p.m. Alice Wong (she/her) is a disabled activist, media maker and consultant based in San Francisco. She is the Founder and Director of the Disability Visibility Project® (DVP), an online community dedicated to creating, sharing and amplifying disability media and culture. Currently, Alice is the Editor of Disability Visibility: First-Person Stories from the Twenty-first Century, an anthology of essays by disabled people.   Jessica Slice (she/her), MSW, is a mother, a disabled wheelchair user and a writer. Jessica contributed to Disability Visibility: First-Person Stories from the Twenty-first Century. She attended Davidson College and Columbia University. She thinks and writes about accessibility, gender-based health care disparities, parenting with a disability, poetry, pain, divorce and transracial adoption. She lives in Canada with her husband, son and old dog, Batman. 

Wednesday, Sept. 23, 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.
The Hidden Treasure of Black ASL

Black Culture in the Deaf Community

Center for Accessibility

12 p.m.
Join us for a discussion with Dr. Carolyn McCaskill on Black Culture in the Deaf Community.  In celebrating the opening of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library and the International Week of the Deaf, we will discuss the importance of black culture in the deaf community. Learn about the variety of American Sign Language (ASL) used by the Black Deaf community, known as Black ASL. The socio-historical conditions that made its emergence possible will be described, along with the linguistic features that characterize the variety.  
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Events with the Labs: Crafting at Home with the Smithsonian

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

3 p.m.
Join us for an online presentation on the Smithsonian's online library of free crafting resources, from making an art robot to creating a botany book. Sign up at bit.ly/labsclasses to receive the link to virtually attend. 
Children's Room at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library

Virtual Story Time at MLK

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

3 p.m.
Grab your shakers, bells or anything that makes a fun noise and join the Library for Virtual Story Time. Recommended for children birth to 5. Watch on the Library's YouTube channel at 3 p.m.
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, Sept. 24, 2020

Adult Literacy Orientation Image

Adult Learning Department Information Session

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

10 a.m.
Join the Adult Learning Department (ALD) for an informative presentation that gives an overview of the ALD’s resources and programs.Learn about ways to study for your high school diploma. Explore digital literacy offerings that introduce Northstar Online, or learn how to take Certiport exams from home. Participate in a virtual book discussion designed for adult developing readers, or practice your English-speaking skills during an ESL Conversation Circle. We look forward to seeing you!
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. 

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library Virtual Opening Ceremony

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

11 a.m.
After a successful three year renovation, the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library reopens with a virtual program celebrating the opening and the Library’s service to District residents. The opening ceremony features remarks and ribbon cutting by The Honorable Muriel Bowser, Mayor of Washington, D.C., Gregory McCarthy, Chairman of the Board of the DC Public Library and Richard Reyes-Gavilan, DC Public Library Executive Director.
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.