Social & Wellness Activities

Sustaining our Community

The guiding focus for this year’s DLF Forum is sustaining our community. As we head into our second year of virtual events following a year no less tumultous than the last, providing opportunities of sustenance and wellness for our event attendees was our top priority. 

Keep an eye on this page as we continue to add social events and wellness resources thoughtfully planned and curated by our incredible Community Committee.

All live events take place in the Midspace conference platform.

2019 Forum attendees taking a coffee break


CLIR Events Photo Booth

In partnership with Baltimore-based small business Pixilated, we’re offering a photo booth for attendees of the DLF Forum and DigiPres this year! PixiWeb is a virtual photo booth experience that helps keep everyone connected through shared event photo galleries and experiences. To access the photo booth, click the button below between now and November 7 and strike a pose.

DLF Forum Guide to Relaxation

Use this handy guide to relaxation to take a break and decompress throughout the schedule of events.

Monday, November 1

Newcomers' "breakfast" & in-platform chat

10-11 am ET

First time at DLF? Still have unanswered questions? Join experienced DLF attendees in a low-key informal chat session in a Midspace social room over coffee/tea to help navigate the threads of social/wellness activities and general conference Q&A. This session is open to newcomers and conference regulars alike.

#DLFkids Children's Storytime

2:15-2:30 pm ET

Following last year’s children’s book reading at the 2020 DLF Forum and the continuation of a spirit of child care at DLF, this year we’re very excited to feature a reading by author, publisher, journalist, and chief storyteller Denene Millner. Denene will be reading Fresh Princess, which she co-authored with Will Smith. (Yes, THAT Will Smith.)

Grab your juice box and your kid / your pet / yourself, and join us for a short book reading meant for kids of all ages!

Denene Millner is the No. 1 New York Times bestselling author of 31 books, including The Fresh Princess, co-written with Will Smith, and The Vow, the novel on which the Lifetime movie, “With This Ring,” was based. Denene also is editor of Denene Millner Books, a Simon & Schuster imprint that won Newbery and Caldecott honors and the Kirkus Prize for Children’s Literature in its debut year. Denene also is co-host of Georgia Public Broadcasting’s “A Seat at the Table,” a talk show about black women, and host of “Speakeasy,” a podcast that examines blackness. Her upcoming novel, “The Beautiful Blood,” (St. Martin’s Press) a multi-generational epic about motherhood, adoption and race, debuts in 2023. The mom of two lives in Atlanta; she is @mybrownbaby across social media platforms.

"Blue Monday" Signature Sip

5:15 pm (during the break before Lighting Talks)

Needing a bit of a pick-me-up after a great first day of the Forum? Shake off those Monday blues with a fun, relaxing drink. 2021’s DLF Forum Signature Sip is highly adaptable to fit your tastes and is equally refreshing as either a mocktail or cocktail. Curious to give it a try? Follow along with the video or check out the recipe (located in Midspace).

Tuesday, November 2

Virtual Run/Walk Club

10-11 am ET

Get your run or your walk on with fellow DLF’ers! Go your own distance at your own pace, and share a photo or comment about what you did. Optional “hydration station” drop-in chat will be held in our Midspace social room.

Disabled Library Workers Social

10-11 am ET

Disabled library workers unite! Let’s meet for some casual conversation, checking in, and networking. Meet other library workers with disabilities, and connect with colleagues across the DLF.


2-2:30 pm ET

Join us for some creative crafty time. Bring along any current project (knitting, stickers, macrame, coloring, tie-dye, you name it). We’ll host a Midspace social room where we craft and chat. You might also like to join us in coloring CLIR’s Rocket Cat – take part and tag us on social media #DLFCraftCorner.

Speed Networking

5:30-6:30 pm ET

Explore networking in Midspace! Join us for a session where you’ll be randomly matched with other attendees and shuffled after 5 minutes of discussion. Come when you can and stay as long as you’d like! Simply join the platform at the designated time, click on the Networking session, and enter the queue to join.

Cooking Class: Rolling in Dough - Homemade Pizza

6-6:30 pm ET

Finish off a great second day at the Forum by joining your peers in cooking a delicious meal. Learn to make a homemade pizza that will impress your family and friends! 2021’s DLF Forum cooking class is highly adaptable to fit your tastes and dietary needs (vegetarian/vegan friendly). Curious to give it a try? Join us live in Midspace.

Note: Pizza crust will need to be made (or purchased) earlier in the day. Run out of time to make your own crust or just feeling a bit overwhelmed? Substitute store-bought dough! 

Wednesday, November 3

Virtual Yoga

10-11 am ET

Relax with us on Wednesday morning with an all-levels seated yoga session, led by Jenn Coode, Fallon Health Worksite Wellness Program Manager at College of the Holy Cross. No yoga mats or blocks required, all you need is your chair (or the floor, if you prefer)! We’ll move through some easily modifiable standing and seated movements, stretches, and guided breathing and meditations to refresh you for the final day of DLF Forum.

Jenn Coode, 200-hour Kripalu Registered Yoga Teacher, received her certification at Kripalu Center in Lenox, MA in 2013.  She is drawn to the Kripalu tradition because it’s steeped in practicing from a place of inner wisdom and working toward compassionate self-awareness without judgement.  Jenn will guide you in a practice where you’re welcome to breathe, relax, feel, watch, and allow each posture to unfold as it works best for your body in the moment.

Speed Networking

10-11 am ET

Explore networking in Midspace! Join us for a session where you’ll be randomly matched with other attendees and shuffled after 5 minutes of discussion. Come when you can and stay as long as you’d like! Simply join the platform at the designated time, click on the Networking session, and enter the queue to join.

Thursday, November 4

NDSA's Digital Preservation 2021

DigiPres Collaborative Banner


As a way to celebrate DigiPres2021, we invite you all to contribute to a Collaborative Art Work – DigiPres 2021 Banner! Using Jamboard, you can add your favorite quotations, hashtags, images, logos, links, and thoughts about #DigiPres21! The completed project will be captured and featured on the NDSA Conference page after the conference. As always, be respectful with your additions, and also be creative! Run out of space? Go to the next page on Jamboard and keep the celebration going! The link to the banner is in Midspace.

DigiPres Coffee Lounge


Catch up with old friends, or make new ones, as you take a coffee break in between DigiPres sessions! Coffee not required.

DigiPres Lightning Trivia

10-10:45 am ET

Join us for a round of Lightning Trivia on all things DigiPres! Your hosts, DigiPres Program Committee members Ruby Martinez and Alex Kinnaman, will host a live event to provide some opening icebreakers to get us warmed up before a round of Lightning Trivia that will get us ready for a day of DigiPres! Come show off your knowledge and gain fake internet points with us! Links to the trivia will be shared during the event, no account required.

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