Five Things for Today: June 9, 2020

A painted rock seen on a recent neighborhood walk


1. DC Public Libraries have extended curbside pick-up locations. Anacostia, Benning, Cleveland Park, Mt. Pleasant, Northeast, Shepherd Park, West End, and Woodridge libraries are offering curbside pick-up and return services on weekdays from 11am – 2:30pm and 3-7pm. Browse DCPL’s catalog here and request adult materials for pick-up by calling 202.747.1017, and youth materials by calling 202.747.5054. And if you’re looking for activities with your baby or toddler, check out DCPL’s ReadyRosie. Don’t forget they’ve been hosting virtual story time and other activities, too!

2. KID Museum is offering Make It! Summer Camp for rising 2nd-7th graders. Weekly sessions will run June 15 – July 17. Learn more and register here.

3. The Breastfeeding Center begins Phase 1 of their reopening today. While it’s still mostly virtual, a limited amount of office visits and home visits will be available.

4. Five podcasts with episodes that examine race in America.

5. A couple of must-watches: This episode of Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (be sure to watch to the very end). Trevor Noah nails it again.


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5 Responses to Five Things for Today: June 9, 2020

  1. Nicole

    Thank you so much for these emails. I’m sure you put a lot of time into putting these together & I really appreciate the roundups of ideas to watch, see and listen to and have particularly appreciated the timely ideas the past couple of weeks.

  2. Shawn

    I’ve been enjoying your weekly emails for the past six years, but I have to say that I’ve been a much more avid reader, engaging with suggestions in your “Five Things for Today” posts over the past few months. I greatly appreciate the shares about the recent protests against police brutality and systemic racism, which deeply impacts our children — especially those of us with black and brown children. Thank you.

    • Linda @ KidFriendly DC

      You’re welcome, Shawn. And thank you so much for your note! I’m happy that I can use this platform to share content that is relevant, important, and resonates with KFDC readers. I should note, though, that the real credit goes to the people who create it all; I’m just helping put it out there.

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