Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

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Rush Hour Reads

Tuesday, July 26, 2016 (All day)

Want to read more? A few minutes during your commute or at lunch can really add up.
Preschool Storytime

Preschool Story Time

Tuesday, July 26, 2016, 11 a.m.

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.  
Health Literacy for Healthy Living

Health Literacy for Healthy Living

Tuesday, July 26, 2016, 1 p.m.

In this 2.5 hour class, you will learn to find and assess quality online health information. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis. Instructors: A. Muhammad, PIA International, Inc. Computer Lab, Room 311 Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well, and the skills acquired in PC Basics, Word I Basics and Web I Basics. You will learn to: Navigate medical websites. Evaluate medical websites for updates and active links. Research personal health issues.
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Kid's Club: Reader's Theatre

Tuesday, July 26, 2016, 2 p.m.

Bring stories to life through Reader’s Theatre, where we read aloud from scripts created from children’s books.
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Kids Club: Reader's Theatre

Tuesday, July 26, 2016, 2 p.m.

Bring stories to life through Reader’s Theatre, where we read aloud from scripts created from children’s books. Today, in the Children's Department, we read Click, Clack, Moo: Cows that Type by Doreen Cronin.
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Kids Club

Tuesday, July 26, 2016, 2 p.m.

Join us every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 2 p.m. for Kids Club. An hour of fun activities for children ages 6-12. Call for more information. 202-727-1248.

Your Family History: Genealogy Database Workshop

Tuesday, July 26, 2016, 4 p.m.

Beginning to trace your Family Tree? Maybe you have researched a good amount of your family history and are seeking other resources to help you dig deeper into your roots.  This 2-hour workshop will introduce participants to database resources that are accessible in DC Public Libraries and outside the libraries if you have a DC Library card. Instructor: K. Despertt Computer Lab, Room 311 Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well Basic computer and Web navigational skills

Twitter Book Club: #DCPLnewYA

Tuesday, July 26, 2016, 4 p.m.

Do you love Young Adult books?  YA readers of all ages are invited to join DCPL librarians for a twitter book club (#DCPLnewYA) on the 4th Tuesday of the month from 4-5 p.m.  We discuss recent and upcoming YA releases, share our opinions, report on trends in YA fiction, and invite you to share your thoughts.  Looking for your next absorbing read? You just might find it in #DCPLnewYA.   Find us @dcpl
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Tuesday Night Movies

Tuesday, July 26, 2016, 6 p.m.

Don't miss these Tuesday Night Movies, showing this month in the Great Hall! July 5 Moonstruck A strait-laced woman falls in love with her fiance’s brother. Cher’s star shines brightly in this romantic comedy. Also starring Nicolas Cage and Olympia Dukakis. Directed by Norman Jewison.  102 mins, 1987.  PG July 12 Miracles from Heaven

Tech Talk Tuesdays

Tuesday, July 26, 2016, 6:30 p.m.

Tech Talk Tuesdays take place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in room 215, Center for Accessibility, at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library (Please check the DCPL calendar for changes during and immediately after holidays.) This meet-up is an opportunity for assistive technology users to get together and share information on specific topics.

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