Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

The MLK Jr. Memorial Library will close on Saturday, Mar 4. at 5:30 p.m for modernization:
Preschool Story Time

Preschool Story Time

Friday, February 24, 2017, 11:00 am

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.
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Friday Lunch and Learn

Friday, February 24, 2017, 12:00 pm

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.
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ALB Rock the Stacks

Friday, February 24, 2017, 7:00 pm

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.
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Black Art by Black Artists

Friday, February 24, 2017 (All day)

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.  
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Scavenger Hunt!

Friday, February 24, 2017 (All day)

Join us in a children’s scavenger hunt!  Follow the clues and make discoveries along the way, saying goodbye to the old Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library, and hello to the new library to come.
PC Basics

PC Basics I - Beginner

Saturday, February 25, 2017, 10:00 am

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:
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Trading Card Meetup

Saturday, February 25, 2017, 12:00 pm

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.  
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Word I Basics

Saturday, February 25, 2017, 12:15 pm

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.
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Grow Your Business with Email & Social Media (Registration Required)

Saturday, February 25, 2017, 2:30 pm

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

Tax Aid

Saturday, February 25, 2017, 9:30 pm

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 Rooms A-9 & A-10