Activities, Entertainment Available with Zoom

Activities, Entertainment Available with Zoom

Three local groups have joined together to offer Zoom lecture and videos to residents during this time of quarantine and social distancing.

In an email to members of Friends of the Library from Carol Westrick the group’s membership chair, explained to the Friends via email that each group, Friends of the Library, Potomac Area Neighborhood Club and Potomac Community village were sharing information but not members’ email.

“Realizing how challenging these times are for most of us,” Westrick continued, “three groups in the Potomac area are working together to not only sponsor a variety of programs, but to publicize them to each other and to the community. You need not be a member of any of the groups to register for their events. … Periodically we will forward events from these groups that our program committee believes you might find of interest.”

The first event listed by Potomac Area Newcomers Club (PANC) is "TRAVELS IN AFRICA" with Cinematographer Scott Duncan from 5-6 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 14.

Scott Duncan is known for his emotional, visual, storytelling images and has earned 16 Emmy Awards for Individual Achievement in Cinematography and Best Documentary ( He has traveled around the world creating content for the Olympics, the World Cup, and shows like Survivor. When not working, one of Scott’s passions is traveling the back roads of the African continent. He will share with us some of his personal photos and stories of his travels. Register by Jan. 12 at

On Thursday, Jan. 21 from 1-2 p.m. speaker Susan Commander Samakow will discuss “Boost Your Resilience and Productivity During Unsettled Times.” Samakow will share strategies for building confidence, creating a positive and productive outlook, and developing resilience during times of change and uncertainty. Register for this talk at

Montgomery County Public Libraries now has a virtual branch offering online activities including meetings with needle craft groups, author discussions and classes on computer skills, among others.

For a complete list of January activities, visit or call 240-777-0005 for more information.

POTOMAC COMMUNITY VILLAGE offers a number of Zoom events for Jan. They are listed below:

  • Tuesday, Jan. 19, 1:30 - 3 p.m. The PCV Book Group will meet to discuss Dreamland: The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic by Sam Quinones. Book Group is open to all PCV members, but non-members can come once to try us out. Members can register using the event list on the PCV website. Non-members, please contact the PCV Help Desk at 240-221-1370 or by noon Monday, January 18.
  • Wednesday, Jan. 27, 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. CHOOSING ASSISTED LIVING FOR A LOVED ONE - WHEN YOU HAVE TO

Members can register using the event list on the PCV website. Non-members, please contact the PCV Help Desk at 240-221-1370 or by noon Tuesday, Jan. 26