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.
In this 2-hour class, you will learn the basic features of the Microsoft Excel spreadsheet environment that are frequently used for calculation and data entry functions in the workplace. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis.
Instructor: H. White
Computer Lab, Room 311
Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well, and the skills acquired in PC Basics and Word I Basics
You will learn to:
Identify and navigate the basic features and elements of the Microsoft Excel window
In this 2-hour class, you will learn to use the basic features of Web-based email and the significant function of attaching a document, such as your résumé, to your email transmission. The job search process requires that you have an established email account. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis.
Instructor: D. Green
Computer Lab, Room 311
Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well, and the skills acquired in PC Basics, Word I Basics and Web I Basics.
You will learn to:
Join us in this beginning level class, which covers 100+ ASL vocabulary words and rules of grammar. Any skill level is welcome to join the class to review what you know, learn new signs, and practice conversation. The class is FREE. No need to register. However since space is limited, participation is limited to those who show up early enough to get a seat in the class. The class runs weekly from June 6 - August 15, 2016 from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. in the Center for Accessibility Learning Lab, room 215.
An evening story time where pajamas are encouraged but not required. These 30-40 minute evening programs are designed to delight children of all ages. Filled with stories and activities that promote and develop language skills and imagination, these programs encourage children to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning.
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.
The Honorable Baba-C, GMS entertains with his unique blend of interactive storytelling, narrative and song, chants and games celebrating the oral traditions of the African Diaspora.
For ages 5-8
The program will take place on the second floor in the Center for Accessibility - Room 215.
The Aspiring Writers Circle meets on the second Tuesday of every month in the Digital Commons at 6 p.m.
A place for peer support and networking for new and emerging writers, the Circle is open to Playwrights and Poets, Bloggers and Freelancers, Children’s authors and Graphic Novelists, Fiction and Nonfiction writers.
Oldest African-American Deaf Mission in the United States
In celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Week (January 17 – 23, 2016)
The DC Public Library Presents
Dr. Andrew Jackson Foster and the African-American Deaf Mission in Washington, DC
Dr. Isaac O. Agboola
Interim Dean, School of Education, Business, and Human Services, Gallaudet University, Washington, D.C.
Judy C. Williams
Historian, Shiloh Baptist Church of Washington, D. C.
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
6:00 – 8:30 PM
Ah, the 1980s--era of Rainbow Brite, the Electric Company, and the after-school special. Ronald Reagan was our president, the Cold War was still on, and computers were just beginning to be more than a curiosity to the average person. In children's literature, the '80s sometimes get a bad rap for being the era of the "problem novel"; basically, an after-school special in book form. Still, some pretty great books were published during that decade.
On Thursday, Aug. 20, teens met at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library in the Teen Space to walk over to the National Portrait Gallery and sketch portraits. Ms. Blair Kirkbaumer, teen programs coordinator at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, introduced the teens to the concepts of portraiture. One teen sketched the bronze sculpture of Martin Luther King Jr. by Joseph Stein in The Struggle for Justice exhibit on the second floor, and the other sketched the sculpture of George Bush by Patrick Oliphant in the America's Presidents exhibit on the second floor.
On September 27, as part of the fun programs we offer every Sunday in the Children's Department, we got to go on a camping adventure in the library. It's important to be prepared, so we started our adventure by gearing up. Each child wore a backpack full of the essentials - water, a snack, bug spray, matches and a flashlight. Then we were ready for a hike around the library. After our hike, we rested by our campsite and started building a "fire". We lit our matches and had a nice roaring fire in no time. Then came out the marshmallows.
Celebrate DC's legendary R & B musicians with an official proclamation and live music
On October 31 from 2 to 5 pm, the DCLM (DC Legendary Musicians) band returns to the Great Hall at the MLK Memorial Library to celebrate and honor DC's professional musicians and performers, past and present, with an official reading of a letter from Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton. A scroll of professional musicians will be presented to DCPL's Special Collections, followed by a live jam session!
Banned Books Week is drawing to a close, but the Information Antics exhibit will be on display at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library through October 22. Here's a reading list to accompany the show, featuring fiction and nonfiction dealing with the ways in which information and data can shape the world.