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Thursday, Nov. 26, 2020

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.

Friday, Nov. 27, 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. 30, 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. 
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Teen Talks - DC Reads 2020

Library Takeout

4 p.m.
Join us for three weekly discussions of Mira Jacob's graphic memoir Good Talk: A Memoir in Conversations. Lead by members of the Library's Teen Council, each week will focus on a different theme in the book. Read the book and come share your thoughts with other teens.  

Tuesday, Dec. 1, 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?
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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. 
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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.
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Hand Sewing 101

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

5 p.m.
Need a new hobby? Want to learn a useful new skill? Join Molly and Allie at the Labs to learn how to hand sew! In this hour-long class, we will explore some basic stitches to add to your repertoire. If you would like to follow along, you will need a sewing needle, some thread, a piece of fabric and scissors.   Space is limited, please register at bit.ly/labsclasses to reserve a seat.* This event will be held virtually. You will receive joining instructions two (2) hours before the event is scheduled to begin.
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, Dec. 2, 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
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Adapting to 2020 - A Writer's Panel

Library Takeout

7 p.m.
To wrap up National Novel Writing Month, join four of today’s hottest crime fiction writers as they discuss how they adapted to 2020. E.A.

Thursday, Dec. 3, 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.
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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.
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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.
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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.

Friday, Dec. 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. 

Monday, Dec. 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. 
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. 

Tuesday, Dec. 8, 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. 
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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.
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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.
All Boys Aren't Blue Cover

Queer Book Club - All Boys Aren't Blue

Library Takeout

7 p.m.
Queer Book Club is a small but enthusiastic community that meets monthly to discuss queer-themed books spanning numerous genres. This month we’ll be meeting virtually to discuss All Boys Aren't Blue by George M Johnson:
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:

Wednesday, Dec. 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. 

#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
needle and thread

Clothing S.O.S.

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

5 p.m.
This event will be held virtually. You will receive join instructions two (2) hours before the event is scheduled to begin. Space is limited, please register at bit.ly/labsclasses to be invited to the chat. Need help to fix clothing issues like holes, busted buttons and fallen hems? Join Labs' mending experts Allie and Molly in a private video chat to connect with other menders, get advice on how to fix common issues, and show off your quarantine sewing projects.