Join the conversation! This Twitter book club meets every Wednesday of the month at lunchtime to compare notes with library staffers on what you're currently reading. Love it or hate it, we want to know.
Or you can share in person. Just drop into the Popular Library during the meeting and get a free book or audiobook and a stylish but sturdy library tote to carry home your treasure.
The meetings are held from 12 noon until 1 p.m at
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, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Drop-In services include individualized assistance with the following job-seeking tasks:
Creating an email account
Establishing a job board account
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.
Kino Musica melds music from across Africa and its diaspora into soulful sounds that educate and entertain. Kino Musica is an evolving voyage of musical and cultural discovery undertaken by four friends and veterans of the Washington, DC music scene. With members of East African descent, Kino employs melodies from the Horn of Africa as a creative stepping stone to tell honest and personal stories. They instinctively combine these sounds with Cuban and Cape Verdean rhythms into a style beholden to no flag.
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.
Bring the kids for a fun, educational day. Learn how singing, talking and reading with your baby now can help your child later in school.
Activities for Kids
Free Books and Door Prizes
Special Appearances from Radio One DJs
For birth to age 8.
Learn how singing, talking and reading with your baby or young child now can help them later in school. It's never too early to give your kids a smart start.
Come to DC Public Library's Sing, Talk & Read Family Festival featuring:
Workshops for parents to support your child's early learning
Fun activities, crafts and games for children
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 until 5 p.m. in Gallery A-6, located on the Lower Level. Games are open to adults and teens and tournaments will be held twice a year.
So, come one, come all; just come ready.
Learn and practice the Argentine Tango with Bahman Aryana of Rendezvous Tango. Classes held at MLK Library the 1st, 2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month.
On 3rd Saturdays, classes are held at the Southwest Neighborhood Library.
All levels welcome.
This summer the Northeast Library and MLK's Digital Commons collaborated on a 3-D printing class for kids and teens. At the first class on July 31 we learned about different kinds of 3-D printing and what kind of things 3-D printers make now and what they could make in the future.
While the main things people think about when they walk into a library are books, that’s only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the materials that libraries have available. In addition to book collections, in physical, audio, and
Please come join us on Sunday, September 14 at 2 p.m. at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library in the Children's Room (Room 200). This is a STEAM Team even. STEAM is a framework for learning about Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math. You will demonstrate the effects of tides in your own tidal pool diorama and you will be able to take it home with you! You will learn about tides, tidal pools, and various animals that live in tidal pools, such as hermit crabs, sea stars, and fish.
Are you unsure about investing your money? Or do you have questions about your credit? Maybe you just need to figure out how to budget your paycheck. The Capital Area Asset Builders in partnership with DCPL will present "Can I Afford My Life? A Seminar on Financial Literacy" to help you answer some of these questions and more.
Join the Aspiring Writers Circle in "Pantser" Drills as we prepare for NaNoWriMo!
Tonight, in preparation for National Novel Writing Month (aka. NaNoWriMo) in November, we are starting a number of drills through the end of November to warm up those writing muscles! These 20-minute drills are designed to include all writers, so if you are not working on the "next great American novel", you can still be a part of the action.
Adaptive Services Division is accepting applications for their Braille literacy class on Saturdays at 10 a.m. starting August 9, 2014 – September 27, 2014.This class is for beginning braille users (All ages).
Get your singing voices ready! It's that time of the month. The Teen Space in Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library will be hosting its monthly Karaoke Fun on August 13 at 5 p.m. Join us as we belt out the lyrics to our favorite tunes.
This talk should be fascinating to anyone interested in Metro, or in the city itself, or more broadly, in how public transit decisions are made. Besides all that, I’m expecting it to be very entertaining, because the book certainly is
Author of Moomin and celebrated artist, Tove Jansson (1914-2001) is one of the most well-known Finnish artists around the world. The 9th of August would have been Tove’s 100th birthday and in celebration the Children’s Department at the Martin Luther King Jr. Library will have a special Moomin story time on Monday, August 11 at 11 a.m.