Get up and get moving at our Toddler Story Times. These 20-30 minute programs are full of books, songs and fun activities that are designed to help develop your child’s language skills. Children ages 18-36 months and their caregivers are encouraged to engage with the stories and activities and participate in the program along with the children.
Join DCPL customers and staff for coffee, conversation, and sometimes even a craft on the 1st and 3rd Fridays of each month at MLK in the Great Hall. In the uniquely vibrant and dynamic space that is DCPL, Coffee & Conversation brings together customers from all walks of life in informal conversation focused on relevant and engaging topics discussed over a cup of coffee.
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.
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.
Learn to find and modify designs, create from scratch, and print using a 3D Printer!
While you’re at it, get ready for the Suicide Squad movie with your own Suicide Squad key chain, printed right in front of you!
To register follow this link: bit.ly/labclasses (or talk to the Teen Space Staff)
Please bring a USB/Flashdrive with you if you plan to print.
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: L. D. Wright
Computer Lab, Room 311
Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well.
You will learn to:
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.
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: D. P. Grogan
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.
In celebration of Clerc-Gallaudet Week, December 3-10, 2015
In Celebration of Clerc-Gallaudet Week, December 3 - 10, 2015, come and enjoy
An Exhibit of Original Artwork by Gallaudet University Art Students
On display in the GREAT HALL, Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library December 1 – 19, 2015
For more information, contact:
Janice Rosen, Deaf Services Librarian, Center for Accessibility.
A weekly film series for adults at 6 p.m. In Auditorium A-5
Don't miss these Tuesday Night Movies!
TrainwreckHilarious romantic comedy with commitment-phobic Amy Schumer, who just might find love. Starring Bill Hader, Brie Larson and LeBron James. Directed by Judd Apatow.125 minutes. 2015. R
27 Years of Cutting Edge, Thought Provoking and Popular Cinema
The DC Public Library Presents
The 27th Annual Black Film Festival
Every Tuesday Evening in February at 6 p.m. in Auditorium A-5, we'll screen new popular cinema, documentaries, and classic film shorts. Featuring familiar names and new discoveries, from Oscar Micheaux and Melvin Van Peebles to Spike Lee, Lee Daniels, and Ava DuVernay.
Loren Miller: Civil Rights Attorney and Journalist
Please join us in the Black Studies Center on Monday, February 8, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. for an author talk and discussion with independent historian and journalist, Dr. Amina Hassan, as she presents her new book, Loren Miller: Civil Rights Attorney and Journalist. Loren Miller was one of the nation's most prominent civil rights attorneys from the 1940s through the early 1960s. With co-counsel Thurgood Marshall, he argued two landmark civil rights cases before the U.S. Supreme Court.
20th Annual Poetry Extravaganza in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Please join us on Saturday, January 16, 2016, as Sistah Joy and Collective Voices bring us their 20th Annual Poetry Extravaganza in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr! This family friendly event takes place from 1-5 p.m. in the Great Hall and features drumming, dancing, poetry, youth performers and more! An MLK tradition, this year promises to be more fabulous than ever!
Space for writers during National Novel Writing Month
Want to dive into National Novel Writing Month, but don't know where to start? Not a fiction writer and feeling a little left out? Fear not, your favorite downtown library has got you covered.
On Tuesdays, drop into our Connect & Share or The Writer's Den.