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Write On! 2020 Adult Short Story Contest

Wednesday, September 30, 2020
All Locations
Take part in our annual adult short story writing contest. Follow submission guidelines at library.loudoun.gov/writeon. All entries must be received by Sept. 30. Winners will be announced during a virtual awards ceremony on Saturday, Nov. 21 at 1 p.m. Prizes: First Place: $200, Second Place: $100, and Third Place: $50. For ages 19 & up. Sponsored by the Loudoun Library Foundation.
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StoryWalk®: Superhero ABC

Wednesday, August 19, 2020
Superhero ABC
Ashburn Library
Join us on a stroll around the library with a StoryWalk®. Go on an adventure with SuperHero ABC by Bob McLeod.
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StoryWalk®: If You Give a Pig a Party

Wednesday, September 02, 2020
If You Give a Pig a Party
Ashburn Library
Go on a stroll around the library on a StoryWalk®. See what mischief our characters get into in If You Give a Pig a Party by Laura Numeroff.
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Library Closed - Thanksgiving Holiday

Friday, November 27, 2020
All Locations
Online resources are available.
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Library Closed - Christmas Holiday

Friday, December 25, 2020
All Locations
Online resources are available.
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Online Storytime

11:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Online
Join Ms. Elizabeth from Lovettsville Library as she reads Chu's Big Day by Neil Gaiman. Use this link to watch the program. The link will become active beginning at the start time listed for this program.
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Mr. Jon & Friends

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Online
Mr. Jon and his companion George the monkey are ready to rock and rhyme! This musical performance is sure to have you movin' and groovin'. The link for this program will be added in the days prior to the event, and will be activated just prior to the program time listed.
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Loudoun Talks: The Ampersand Pantry Project with Peter Burnett

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Online
Meet Ampersand Pantry Project founder Peter Burnett and learn about the collaborative efforts that have already provided 28,000 meals and encouragement to Loudoun residents during the pandemic. Loudoun Talks is a weekly series that examines the diverse interests and careers of Loudoun residents. There will be an opportunity to ask questions during the program. The link for the program will be added in the days prior, and it will be activated just prior to the time listed.
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Community Conversation: Race and Ethnicity

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Online
This month's conversation is on race and ethnicity. Join us for a civil exchange of ideas on current, challenging issues in our country leading up to the election. Attendees are free to share opinions and listen to other points of view in an effort to understand and find connection. Loudoun Now reporter, Renss Greene will moderate. Use this link to watch the program. The link will become active beginning at the start time listed for this program. Note that you may have to download WebEx or a temporary WebEx application to activate the link. Password (if needed): LCPL
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Copyright Talks: Motion Pictures and Copyright

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Online
It all started with a sneeze. Whitney Levandusky of the U.S. Copyright Office discusses the particular history of motion pictures and copyright; the unique copyright ownership and authorship issues involved with motion pictures; and the Office's handling of motion picture registration. Use this link to watch the program. The link will become active beginning at the start time listed for this program. Note that you may have to download WebEx or a temporary WebEx application to activate the link. Password (if needed): LCPL
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Online Storytime

11:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Online
Join Ms. Ashley from Gum Spring Library as she reads Monkey See, Look at Me! by Lorena Siminovich. The link will become active beginning at the start time listed for this program.
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Getting Started With Game Programming

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Online
You can learn how to create video games just like the indie developers of Stardew Valley, Undertale and Hollow Knight. Get an overview of different software used when programming games. Use this link to watch the program. The link will become active beginning at the start time listed for this program. Note that you may have to download WebEx or a temporary WebEx application to activate the link. Password (if needed): LCPL
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Cartesian Diver Experiment

11:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Online
Join Ms. Elizabeth from Lovettsville Library for this classic science experiment exploring density. The link for this program will be added in the days prior to the event, and will be activated just prior to the program time listed.
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Online Storytime

11:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Online
Join Ms. Kelly from Rust Library as she reads Breathe by Scott Magoon. The link will become active beginning at the start time listed for this program.
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Yoga for Women

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Online
Relax and replenish with yoga centered on women's health and wellness including PMS, menopause, breast health and mindfulness for anxiety. Experienced and beginners welcome. Use a yoga mat or sit in a chair. Shakta Khalsa is an E-RYT 500, the highest level designation by Yoga Alliance. Her latest book is Yoga for Women: Wellness and Vitality at Every Stage of Life. The link for this live program will be added in the days prior to the event, and will be activated just prior to the program time listed.
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Photography Workshop

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Online
Learn techniques to create minimalist photography with photographer Frank Stopa. After a brief introduction of the style, he’ll discuss camera and lighting settings, illustrate experiments you can set up at home, and dissect professional photographs that have used minimalism successfully. Q&A to follow. The link for this program will be added in the days prior to the event, and will be activated just prior to the program time listed.
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Online Storytime

11:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Online
Join Ms. Ashley from Gum Spring Library as she reads The Three Little Fish and the Big Bad Shark by Ken Geist. The link will become active beginning at the start time listed for this program.
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123 Andrés

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Online
¡Bienvenidos! Join the Latin grammy winning duo, Andrés and Christina, as they take you on a bilingual adventure. This interactive musical performance is filled with fun. Get ready to dance! The link for this program will be added in the days prior to the event, and will be activated just prior to the program time listed.
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Women's Fight for the Vote: A Centennial Celebration

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Online
One hundred years ago this month, the 19th amendment was ratified, granting women the right to vote. To mark the centennial, representatives from Morven Park, the Loudoun League of Women Voters and the Loudoun Heritage Consortium will dive into state and local history and discover how the suffrage movement continues to impact society. This special online forum is open to all - bring your curiosity and your questions.The link for this program will be added in the days prior to the event, and will be activated just prior to the program time listed.
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Online Storytime

11:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Online
Join Mr. Eric from Brambleton Library as he reads Tiptoe Joe by Ginger Fogelson Gibson. The link will become active beginning at the start time listed for this program.
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The Origins of Greek and Roman Mythology with John Daum

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online
Join John Daum as we travel back to the origin of the Greek and Roman gods and goddesses to the time of the Titans, the war against the Olympians and the birth of Venus. Along the way we will discover the lasting impact of these stories on great works of art from the Renaissance and Baroque periods. The link for this live program will be added in the days prior to the event, and will be activated just prior to the program time listed.
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Does Your Boat Float?

11:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Online
Join Ms. Monica from Brambleton Library for a boat-building experiment using just aluminum foil and tape. The link for this program will be added in the days prior to the event, and will be activated just prior to the program time listed.
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Online Storytime

11:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Online
Join Ms. Christine from Cascades Library as she reads Smashy Town by Andrea Zimmerman and David Clemesha. The link will become active beginning at the start time listed for this program.
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Yoga for Women

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Online
Relax and replenish with yoga centered on women's health and wellness including PMS, menopause, breast health and mindfulness for anxiety. Experienced and beginners welcome. Use a yoga mat or sit in a chair. Shakta Khalsa is an E-RYT 500, the highest level designation by Yoga Alliance. Her latest book is Yoga for Women: Wellness and Vitality at Every Stage of Life. The link for this live program will be added in the days prior to the event, and will be activated just prior to the program time listed.
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Photography Workshop: Photoshop and Lightroom

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Online
Fine art photographer Frank Stopa will give step-by-step instructions on using Photoshop and Lightroom as post-production tools to create a final piece of art in the minimalist style. Participants will be able to ask questions and follow along on their own computers. The link for this program will be added in the days prior to the event, and will be activated just prior to the program time listed.
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