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Friday, Oct. 30, 2020

QueerFlixDC

DC QueerFlix - Moonlight

Library Takeout

7 p.m.
Join us for our monthly discussion of LGBTQ cinema with the Mayor's Office on LGBTQ Affairs. Our October film is the Oscar-winning Moonlight. Starting at 7 p.m., we will watch the film on the Library's Kanopy online movie collection and discuss the film on Twitter using the tags #DCQueerFlix and #Moonlight. 

Monday, Nov. 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. 
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, Nov. 3, 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. 
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.
Jane Austen Secret Radical book cover

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, 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 readers 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, Nov. 4, 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. 

#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, Nov. 5, 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. 
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.
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.
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.

Preserving Veterans' Memories - A Memory Lab Workshop with the Veterans History Project

Library Takeout

2 p.m.
In honor of Veteran's Month, Staff from the DC Public Library and the Veterans History Project will share tips and tools for taking care of your personal archive from home. Topics covered will include care of photographs and personal papers, inventory of your audio-visual archive, use of personal devices for digitization, and research and preparation practices.
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 online session. 
minor threat poster

Research 101: DC Punk

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6 p.m.
Learn about available online resources from the DC Public Library Punk Archive, featuring materials from various donors to our collection. Examples will include scans of flyers, zines and an emphasis on the venues and bands documented.  This will be a virtual event with limited attendance. Please reserve your space on Eventbrite to be sent login information.

Friday, Nov. 6, 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. 

Monday, Nov. 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. 
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.
online learning

Online Learning

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6 p.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?
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, Nov. 10, 2020

online learning

Online Learning

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. 
Tiber Island Book Club logo

Tiber Island Book Club

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

1:30 p.m.
The Tiber Island Book Club has been meeting for more than 20 years to share our love of books. Meeting places have included the Georgetown Library, The Portrait Gallery Courtyard, Southwest Library, the Tiber Island Co-op and, of course, the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library.
ASL Story Time blocks

Virtual ASL Story Time

Center for Accessibility

2 p.m.
Join us on Facebook Live for American Sign Language (ASL) Story Time with Librarians Ms. Janice and Ms. Jenny! Janice will sign in ASL and Jenny will read aloud from Carolyn Falwell’s Feast for 10, then teach some Thanksgiving-themed signs and how to sign the song “The More We Get Together.”