Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

Baby and Toddler Story Time

Baby and Toddler Story Time

Thursday, December 8, 2016, 11:00 am

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. 
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Library Takeout at the Penn Quarter Farmers Market

Thursday, December 8, 2016, 3:00 pm

DC Public Library is taking it to the streets!Sign up for a library card, check out and return materials, find out about upcoming events, and discover everything the library has to offer each month at the FRESHFARM Penn Quarter Market.
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Fab Lab Orientation

Thursday, December 8, 2016, 4:00 pm

An introduction to the equipment available in the Fab Lab and how to be safe while using it. Completion of this orientation is required in order to sign up for most classes and certifications in the lab.
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DC Health Link Enrollment

Thursday, December 8, 2016, 5:00 pm

Health Link Assisters will be on hand to answer questions regarding the Affordable Care Act and Health Plans. Enrollment sessions are available:   Sundays from 1:30 - 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays from 1 - 4 p.m. Thursdays from 5 - 8 p.m.
Preschool Story Time

Preschool Story Time

Friday, December 9, 2016, 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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Fringe Music in the Library :: The Torches

Friday, December 9, 2016, 12:00 pm

The Torches were cobbled together by Stephen Guidry in the late winter of 2009 as his other band, The Cassettes retreated into hibernation. Hoping to find a repository and hopefully fertile crescent for the music that had been shaking around behind his eyes for sometime, the net was cast wide and drew in both old friends and new to create a ramshackle group, including banjo, oboe, harmonica, several-part vocal harmonies and cacophony, as well as some hollaring and stomping.
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Friday Lunch and Learn

Friday, December 9, 2016, 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 12 noon to 1:00 p.m. It is an opportunity for people enrolled in the JAWS classes to share information.
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Teen Braille Book Club

Saturday, December 10, 2016, 11:00 am

Attention teen braille readers! This fun club will give readers a chance to read and discuss short stories. Event will be held in room 215 in the braille corner. For more information or to request an accommodation, email or call 202-727-2142. For ages 13-19.
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DIY Clothing Repair Workshop

Want to mend your old clothes, but don't know how? Bring your (clean) clothes to our workshop and learn basic patching and mending skills. Sewing machines, needles, and thread provided. Space is limited, so sign up here:
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Book Share

Sunday, December 11, 2016, 2:00 pm

Let’s talk books, the characters in them, and the writers who created them. We’ll ask lots of thinking questions that have no right answers - we want to hear what YOU have to say.  Bring your opinions! Ages 6-12. No registration required. Please call 202-727-1248 with any questions.