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Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020

Mic

DC Public Library Podcast: New Episode!

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

3 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.
William Shakespeare

Shakespeare Society: Henry V

Library Takeout

6:30 p.m.
Please join us for a discussion on Henry VWhile the branch is currently closed for in-person discussions, we continue to meet virtually. Please email my.nguyen@dc.gov for additional details.
Intimidating Book Club

Reading Around DC

Library Takeout

7 p.m.
Join us for a year of online discussions that highlight our wonderful neighborhood book clubs. Each month we will feature a discussion lead by one of our neighborhood library staff. We will talk about all kinds of books with all kinds of people on all kinds of formats. If you were ever curious about what people on the other side of the city are reading, this is your chance!  Titles and dates:
Cover image for The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls

Francis A. Gregory Book Club

Library Takeout

7 p.m.
Please join us for a discussion on The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls by Anissa Gray. While the branch is currently closed for in-person discussions, we continue to meet virtually.

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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.

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.
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.
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.

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. 
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.
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.
Mic

DC Public Library Podcast: New Episode!

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

3 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.
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: Part 1: Chapters 29-52. 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.

Wednesday, Oct. 28, 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.