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Join us on Twitter to participate in virtual book clubs. New topics are discussed each day and you can easily join the conversation by using the hashtags listed below.
|Every 1st and 3rd Monday||6:30 p.m.||Trivia Night||#StayatHomeDCTrivia|
|Every 4th Monday||8 p.m.||Young Adult Novels||#DCPLNewYA|
|Thursday||Noon||Ask a Librarian||#AskaLibrarian|
|Every 3rd Friday||1 p.m.||Graphic novels||#graphicnovelfriday|
If you enjoy story time, you may already have some favorite fingerplay songs to help your child sing and develop their fine motor skills together. More than ever, thorough handwashing is important for everyone in the family. Build handwashing into your routine and keep even your young children washing for the whole recommended 20 seconds by singing these fingerplay songs together while washing hands. For even more fun while practicing the songs, create your own handwashing stations.
Explore counting and various textures with your child by creating a hands-on sticky wall.
Shake it up!
Teach colors and countings with this fun arts and crafts activity.
DIY Face Masks
Grab your needle and thread, and craft your very own face masks with this step-by-step guide.
Visit the Library's YouTube channel for even more at-home projects, including science experiments, that all young learners are such to enjoy.
Join us over on Facebook Monday - Friday at 10:30 a.m. for a live video story time. Fun for the whole family to enjoy.
Are you a non-native speaker of English who would like to practice your English language skills or build vocabulary? If yes, join us on Mondays and Wednesdays at 10 a.m. for virtual ESL Conversation Circles. The online sessions are for non-native speakers of English ages 18 and older with low intermediate or higher English language skills. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for the link.
Interested in practicing your American Sign Language? Converse and learn basic signing skills, vocabulary words and rules of grammar Tuesdays and Thursdays at noon and 1:15 p.m. with Librarian Janice Rosen. Contact email@example.com for the video conferencing link to join.
Certiport Exams from Home: Microsoft Office Specialist
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. View dates and register to attend by clicking here.
DIY Mending Workshop
Join us on alternate Wednesdays for the Labs' Virtual Mending Meetup. Join 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. Sign up at bit.ly/labsclasses to be invited to the chat.
Find the full list of virtual programs on the Library's calendar.
Many families are pursuing distance learning for the first time. While it can be an incredibly rewarding experience for families to learn together we know it can also feel overwhelming to find the right tools and resources that will help your student succeed. The library has put together a list of items that you can utilize while completing assignments. Sign up for a library card online.
Also, did you know that you can preserve precious documents and papers from the comfort of your home by scanning them with your smartphone or tablet? Using the Notes app on iPhone or iPad, you can create, edit, and save PDFs. This is a quick, inexpensive alternative for digitizing your documents if you do not have access to a flatbed scanner.
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