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Wednesday, Oct. 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. 

#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 Employment Rights: In honor of Disability Employment Awareness Month

Center for Accessibility

1 p.m.
This year marks not only the 75th observance of National Disability Employment Month (NDEAM), but also the 30th anniversary of the ADA. Each October, NDEAM celebrates America’s workers with disabilities and reminds employers of the importance of inclusive hiring practices. In 1945, Congress declared the first week of October “National Employ the Physically Handicapped Week.” In 1962, the word “physically” was dropped to include individuals with all types of disabilities.
After School Activities

Family Learning at DC Public Library

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

4 p.m.
Tune in to DC Public Library's Youtube page every school day at 4 p.m. for fun and educational after school videos! Videos will cover themes related to STEM/STEAM, history, culture and so much more.
Certiport Exams from Home

Certiport Exams from Home: Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Exams

Computer Classes

5 p.m.
If you need to Get Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Certified, the DC Public Library, in partnership with the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE), is pleased to offer Certiport’s Exams from Home Service. This remote testing solution allows you to take the 2016 or 2019 Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Certification Exam from the convenience and safety of your own home or office, and it is FREE to you through our partnership with OSSE.
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, Oct. 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. 
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.
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.
After School Activities

Family Learning at DC Public Library

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

4 p.m.
Tune in to DC Public Library's Youtube page every school day at 4 p.m. for fun and educational after school videos! Videos will cover themes related to STEM/STEAM, history, culture and so much more.
Preservation floppy

Digital Preservation 101

Library Takeout

6 p.m.
Don’t let your memories, important paperwork and creative projects disappear! All digital files have a life cycle, whether scanned from a physical source or “born digital" on your smartphone or computer. Digital preservation is a proactive plan to ensure that all the bits and bytes that make up your digital files can be accessed and used for as long as possible. Join DC Public Library staff to learn how we apply digital preservation best practices to preserve the unique archival items in our collections and how you too can apply these practices to your digital files.
Lonnie Bunch

A Conversation with Lonnie Bunch

Library Takeout

7 p.m.
Join us for a conversation with Lonnie Bunch, Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution and founding director of the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC).

Friday, Oct. 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. 
Certiport Exams from Home

Certiport Exams from Home: Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Exams

Computer Classes

11 a.m.
If you need to Get Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Certified, the DC Public Library, in partnership with the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE), is pleased to offer Certiport’s Exams from Home Service. This remote testing solution allows you to take the 2016 or 2019 Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Certification Exam from the convenience and safety of your own home or office, and it is FREE to you through our partnership with OSSE.
Certiport Exams from Home

Certiport Exams from Home: Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Exams

Computer Classes

2 p.m.
If you need to Get Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Certified, the DC Public Library, in partnership with the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE), is pleased to offer Certiport’s Exams from Home Service. This remote testing solution allows you to take the 2016 or 2019 Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Certification Exam from the convenience and safety of your own home or office, and it is FREE to you through our partnership with OSSE.
After School Activities

Family Learning at DC Public Library

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

4 p.m.
Tune in to DC Public Library's Youtube page every school day at 4 p.m. for fun and educational after school videos! Videos will cover themes related to STEM/STEAM, history, culture and so much more.
Marley Dias Teen's Corner

Teen's Corner with Marley Dias

Library Takeout

6 p.m.
In celebration of the reopening of the Martin Luther King Junior Memorial Library, the Teen Council of the DC Public Library interviews Marley Dias, host of Netflix’ Bookmarks: Celebrating Black Voices, about her new series, the celebrity actors and authors starring in it and her commitment to seeing more diversity in literature.
Regie Cabico

Triggers & Smoke: A Spoken Word Poetry Reading on Race

Library Takeout

7 p.m.
Join us for a live poetry-reading and discussion with Capturing Fire. Lead by DC poet Regie Cabico, this reading breaks down the smoke and triggers from racial microaggressions that have accumulated over the last several decades.  Poets will share candid work in regards to their own struggle to navigate appropriation, assault and hate in the current moment.  Cabico moderates the post-reading discussion with poets Micah Powell, Mia S. Willis, and Farah C. Yamini.

Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020

Nana Akua Goes to School

Nana Akua Goes to School

Library Takeout

11 a.m.
Join us for a special story time and discussion with local writer and Howard University professor Tricia Elam Walker about her new picture book Nana Akua Goes to School
The black and the blue

The Black and the Blue: An Author Talk with Matthew Horace and Ron Harris

Library Takeout

1 p.m.
Matthew Horace, with co-author Ron Harris of The Black and the Blue, will lead a book discussion as part of DC Public Library's Writing Race workshops in partnership with INKPEN.
Mosaic Theater

Playwriting Workshop with Mosaic Theater

Library Takeout

2:30 p.m.
Interested in playwriting? Join us for a workshop with our partners Mosaic Theater of Washington, DC focused on creating theater about and by D.C. residents.
Regie Cabico

Triggers and Smoke: A Spoken Word Poetry Workshop on Racial Identity

Library Takeout

3:30 p.m.
Join us for a very special poetry workshop with DC poet Regie Cabico. In this workshop, we will channel our powerful selves and ask what makes up our identities and also examine how we interact daily within worlds that create friction when we are not seen or heard. We will navigate where we are now and find sentience and solace as we write ourselves poems to heal and move through the unquenchable fires of this pandemic. We will look at works by Ashley M.

Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020

Marley Dias Teen's Corner

Teen's Corner with Marley Dias

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

3 p.m.
In celebration of the reopening of the Martin Luther King Junior Memorial Library, the Teen Council of the DC Public Library interviews Marley Dias, host of Netflix’ Bookmarks: Celebrating Black Voices, about her new series, the celebrity actors and authors starring in it and her commitment to seeing more diversity in literature.

Monday, Oct. 26, 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. 
Certiport Exams from Home

Certiport Exams from Home: Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Exams

Computer Classes

2 p.m.
If you need to Get Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Certified, the DC Public Library, in partnership with the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE), is pleased to offer Certiport’s Exams from Home Service. This remote testing solution allows you to take the 2016 or 2019 Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Certification Exam from the convenience and safety of your own home or office, and it is FREE to you through our partnership with OSSE.
Certiport Exams from Home

Certiport Exams from Home: Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Exams

Computer Classes

5 p.m.
If you need to Get Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Certified, the DC Public Library, in partnership with the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE), is pleased to offer Certiport’s Exams from Home Service. This remote testing solution allows you to take the 2016 or 2019 Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Certification Exam from the convenience and safety of your own home or office, and it is FREE to you through our partnership with OSSE.
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, Oct. 27, 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.