For our February meeting of Anime Club we will (at your request!) watch anime that feature various types of martial arts. We will stream anime like Dragon Ball Super, Naruto, Ruroni Kenshin, and Toriko.
Learn the basics of how to thread, operate, and troubleshoot a standard electric sewing machine in this interactive tutorial.
Please note that a prior Fab Lab Orientation is required for this class. Space is limited due to the hands-on nature of the class, so please register at bit.ly/labsclasses to reserve your spot.*
What do you do with a library designed in the sixties by architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, and named after Martin Luther King, Jr.? This was the question Francine Houben, creative director of Mecanoo Architecten, had to answer when she was commissioned to give Washington, D.C.’s central library a new future.
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: bit.ly/labsclasses
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.
Are you interested in a rich tradition of standard classical church music? Music of African American composers and heritage music? If so, you do not want to miss a free concert by The Morehouse College Glee Club, one of the nation's oldest all-male collegiate glee clubs.
On Friday, March 24, beginning at 12 p.m., the Morehouse College Glee Club will perform at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library.
What do you do with a library designed in the 1960s by architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, and named after Martin Luther King, Jr.? The documentary, "A Legacy of Mies and King: Renovating the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library," follows architect Francine Houben as she investigates the past and present to transform D.C.'s central library into a world class library.This screening will be held at the National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW.
A weekly film series for adults at 6 p.m. in Auditorium A-5.
Don't miss these Tuesday Night Movies!
Ride Along 2
Ice Cube and Kevin Hart return, this time taking their war on drugs to Miami. Tika Sumpter also stars in this action-filled comedy. Directed by Tim Story.
102 minutes. 2016. PG-13
Two Historical Independent Cultural Newspapers Now in Dig DC
DC Public Library's collections of the independent newspapers Unicorn Times and Quicksilver Times have been digitized and are now available in Dig DC. Together, these two publications are a rich resource for researching the political, cultural and musical underground of Washington, D.C. from 1970 to 1985.
These five books feature protagonists on the autism spectrum. According to the Centers for Disease Control, about 1 in 68 children has been identified with autism spectrum disorder. Reading about autistic characters will foster acceptance and help teens understand and value the experience of their friends with autism. The stories demonstrate the similarities between people on the spectrum and typically developing teens, while portraying autistic characters in a positive light and remaining true to experience.
Looking for a nice long book to curl up with where you can get lost in the story of a family and the circumstances that surround them? The kind that makes you feel sad when you’ve come to the end? Maybe learn a little bit about a foreign country and its history in the bargain? Look no further. Below, in no particular order, are five novels from five authors whose love for their countries and their histories comes through in the wonderful family narratives they penned.
Dive into the history of our city and revive decades' worth of oral histories from the Library's Special Collections in this unique three-hour workshop on Wednesday, April 27 at 6 p.m. You'll learn the basics of working with oral histories while cutting a raw interview from the March on Washington 50th Anniversary Oral History Project into a short, engaging piece to share with the whole world.
In preparation for the upcoming DC Punk Archive Library Basement Show with local bands Foul Swoops, Thaylobleu and Mission Creep, we asked the musicians a few questions about their literary habits and local music haunts. Check out your favorite bands' favorite books below:
Are you interested in memoir writing? Award winning author, Marita Golden, will offer a four-week memoir writing workshop, featuring four 90-minute sessions once a week during the months of April and May. The workshop will focus on how to turn memories, ideas and life into literature and create a compelling narrative that touches the mind and heart of the reader. Participation is limited to 25 people.
See influential African American Elizabeth Keckley brought to life. A little known leader, Keckley was seamstress and confidante to Mary Todd Lincoln. This multimedia event will include a “now and then” slideshow of downtown Washington.
Enjoy a break from your routine at this pop-up library lounge designed just for you. Let’s celebrate a season of reading with an evening of fun. We’ll have music, light refreshments, and social chess.
Meet like-minded souls who love reading and learning new things. Discover our monthly book clubs and film series. and pick up free books that are yours to keep.