Let’s Communicate in American Sign Language: Beginning Level
Join us in this beginning level class, which covers 100+ ASL vocabulary words and rules of grammar. Review what you know, learn new signs, and practice conversation. Although focus is on beginners, everyone is welcome to join the class, regardless of skill level. The class is FREE. No need to register.
Class meets at the Southeast Neighborhood Library, 403 7th St. SE.
Let’s Communicate in American Sign Language: Intermediate Level
Join us in this intermediate-level class. Review what you know, learn new signs, and practice conversation. Although focus is on those who already have familiarity with American Sign Language, everyone is welcome to join the class, regardless of skill level. The class is FREE. No need to register.
Class meets at the Southeast Neighborhood Library, 403 7th St. SE
Are you a job seeker in need of assistance with your job search process? Then please attend the Job Seekers Drop-In Clinic, sponsored by the DC Public Library, where you will be able to accomplish the job-seeking tasks that support a successful job search..
The Job Seekers Drop-In Clinic is conducted in the Computer Lab, Room 311, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., June - August.
Drop-In services include individualized assistance with the following job-seeking tasks:
Creating an email account
A story time experience for our youngest library users and their caregivers. These 20-30 minutes story times introduce books, songs, rhymes, tickles and bounces developmentally appropriate for children ages birth to when they start walking. Baby Lap Time is a wonderful way to introduce your child to the joys of reading in a positive and fun atmosphere. This story time is designed so the baby will be in their caregiver’s lap and the grownup is actively involved in the program. It is recommended that each child have their own adult with them.
If you love listening to audiobooks, meet up with The Talking Book Club. We meet on the third Thursday of each month, in the Center for Accessibility (Room 215), to discuss audiobooks that spark good conversation!
To get more information and know what we are reading next, call 202-727-2142.
These 20-30 minute story times are full of books, songs, rhymes and fingerplays for children birth to two years old. Our Baby and Toddler Story Time is a great way to introduce your child to language skills in a positive and fun environment. With slightly more activity and movement than our lap times, children and their caregivers are encouraged to engage with the books and songs and to actively participate in the program.
DC Public Library proudly screens four films from the Fourth Annual ReelAbilities Film Festival. Watch entertaining and evocative films that will challenge concepts and/or assumptions about disability, regardless of race, religion, or geography.
BipolarizedMonday, April 27, 6 p.m.
Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library
Kick back with us in Teen Space and celebrate Pride Month by watching videos from It Gets Better, a project to show lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth that it does get better, and to inspire the changes needed to make it better for them.
Also be sure to check out our collection of titles for LGBTQ youth:
Sometimes during your life, the line between fantasy and reality is blurred. In Annabelle’s case, the line has completely vanished. Her dreams have become so vivid that she can't tell if she's dreaming or if she's awake. Lately, she’s been dreaming of the perfect boy who gives her the perfect kiss. He haunts her waking thoughts and she draws sketches of him constantly.
Celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month in the Black Studies Center!
Jazz it up this month and join us for three films in honor of Jazz Appreciation Month!
Each film begins at 6:00 PM on Mondays in the Black Studies Center.
April 13: Santana, Hymns for Peace: Live in Montreaux 2004
April 20: Sonny Rollins: Live '65 & '68
April 27: MIles Davis: That's What Happened: Live in Germany 1987 and Dizzy Gillespie: Dream Band Jazz America 1982
Personal Reflections of Dr. King as remembered by a Malcolmite
Please join us on Tuesday, April 28 at 6:30 p.m. for a dynamic discussion on the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with Mr. A. Peter Bailey, journalist and self-described, Malcomite.
Bailey, a personal associate of Malcolm X and the author of Witnessing Brother Malcolm X, The Master Teacher: A Memoir promises to bring a radical perspective to a familiar topic. A veteran journalist and participant in the civil rights movement, Bailey was also present at the March on Washington in 1963.
Working on something, but you're stuck? Want some feedback from someone other than family or friends?
In April, members of the Aspiring Writers Circle will meet and share their work for comments by their peers. You must be a member to participate but joining is easy. Just attend our membership meeting on Tuesday, April 14 in the Digital Commons and sign up!
On April 28, at 6 p.m., join us for our Movie of the Month, Dead Poets Society, in celebration of National Poetry Month. The "up the academy" tone of this award-winner has earned it a special niche in Hollywood history.
Peter Weir directed the film from a screenplay by Tom Schulman. Starring Robin Williams as a teacher using poetry to champion creativity and free expression, it is based on the screenwriter's own prep school experiences.
Celebrate National Poetry Month at this Special Event!
April is National Poetry Month. Come celebrate it at this "One Night Only" event.
Calling all poets! Come take the mike and take the room, as you join a community of poets sharing their work at your favorite downtown library for one night only.
On Monday, April 13 at 6 p.m. local poets will gather in Room A-5 to share their work. You could be one of them!
Attendance is open to all, but participants must register online at: