Share the fun of reading with your children ages 3-5 years. Children and their caregivers will explore stories and activities to encourage children to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning. These 30-40 minute programs are designed to promote language and listening skills, expand children’s imaginations and arouse their curiosity about the world around them.
Friday Lunch and Learn is an hour-long bring-your-own brown-bag lunch and Adaptive Technology discussion held in room 215, Center for Accessibility at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library every Friday from noon to 1 p.m. It is an opportunity for people enrolled in the JAWS classes to share information.
ALB: Rock the Stacks is a music festival to benefit the DC Public Library Foundation, featuring many of D.C.'s most iconic musicians. The ALB: Rock the Stacks project is a tribute to an awe-inspiring D.C. original, Annie Lou Bayly Berman. In tribute to Annie Lou's love of music and libraries and Washington, DC -- and to her talent for tossing together all of the above to see what magic could be created -- this project brings together her beloved D.C. musicians in support of the DC Public Library Foundation.
Black Art by Black Artists is an exhibition curated by Black Artists of DC. Featured artists include Nanno Smith, Carey Francis, Daniel Brooking, Russell Simmons, Gloria Kirk, Francis Haskins, and T. H. Gomillion.
For those who need to come into the world of computers, this is the class for you. In this 2-hour class, you will overcome your fears and gain the skills that can get you ready for the workplace. Also take the Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing class as a perfect complement to PC Basics. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis.
Instructor: H. Motamarry
Computer Lab, Room 311
Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well.
You will learn to:
New Meeting Space!
Can't get enough of Yu-Gi-Oh, Pokemon, or Magic: The Gathering?
Prepare to exhibit your trading card prowess at this day-long event. Enjoy swapability at the expense of your opponents and win weekly bragging rights.
Players will meet from 12 noon until 5 p.m. in the 2nd Floor East Lobby, adjacent to Room 220. Video and card players are welcome. Games are open to adults and teens and tournaments will be held once a year.
So, come one, come all; just come ready.
In this 2-hour class, you will learn basic word-processing features that can help you to create letters, résumés, faxes and other documents that are used to apply for jobs. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis.
Instructor: I. Kearse
Computer Lab, Room 311
Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well and the skills acquired in the PC Basics class.
You will learn to:
Identify and navigate the basic features and elements of the Microsoft Word window.
Grow Your Business with Email and Social Media: Simple Marketing Strategies for Small Businesses and Nonprofits is a 2.5 hour seminar, sponsored by Constant Contact, Inc., that will show you how to make the most of the combination of email and social media for your business. Register Now
From February 1 through March 4, meet with a qualified CTA tax aide at the MLK Library to help answer your tax questions and prepare your 2016 income tax filing.
For more information and to find other sites offering tax assistance, please visit dclibrary.org/incometax.
Rooms A-9 & A-10
Plans are underway to modernize MLK Library.
The new library will feature:
More welcoming entrance
Space for innovation and prototyping
Welcoming Reading Room with comfortable seating
Cafe or restaurant
Large performance space
These are just some of the features that we are planning, based on what we've heard from residents.
During the American Library Association Mid-Winter Conference in Atlanta, the winners of the annual Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Non-Fiction were announced. The winners will officially receive their awards in June.
Below are the winning titles available to check out and download from the library.Fiction
Join us on Tuesdays in February as we celebrate Black History Month with our annual film festival. The 28th Annual Black Film Festival offers a Double Feature every week, with entertaining and thought-provoking shorts and full length films.February 7
Kensington Palace, June 1837.
A young Princess Alexandria Victoria is told that her uncle, the King, is dead and she is now the Queen of England. Her reign begins in the new novel Victoria by Daisy Goodwin.
Digitization partnership with historic gay newspaper goes live
Digitized issues from the first decade and a half of TheWashington Blade newspaper are now online in Dig DC, DC Public Library Special Collections' home for digitized materials. The collection contains digitized editions of the newspaper from 1969 to 1982 and is presented in partnership with The Blade.
An Assessment of the First 100 Days of His Presidency
Will Donald J. Trump be the president "for all Americans" as he pledged in his Victory Speech on Nov. 9, 2016?
Mr. Trump's election as the nation's next President has sparked controversy. Many African Americans, Muslims and immigrants fear the prospect of a Trump administration, because of the billionaire’s campaign promises. Dismissing post-election despair, Trump's supporters believe that he will revitalize the economy and restore America's standing on the international stage.