Let’s Communicate in American Sign Language: Beginning Level
Join us in this beginning level class, which covers 100+ ASL vocabulary words and rules of grammar. Review what you know, learn new signs, and practice conversation. Although focus is on beginners, everyone is welcome to join the class, regardless of skill level. The class is FREE. No need to register.
Class meets at the Southeast Neighborhood Library, 403 7th St. SE.
Let’s Communicate in American Sign Language: Intermediate Level
Join us in this intermediate-level class. Review what you know, learn new signs, and practice conversation. Although focus is on those who already have familiarity with American Sign Language, everyone is welcome to join the class, regardless of skill level. The class is FREE. No need to register.
Class meets at the Southeast Neighborhood Library, 403 7th St. SE
A story time experience for our youngest library users and their caregivers. These 20-30 minutes story times introduce books, songs, rhymes, tickles and bounces developmentally appropriate for children ages birth to when they start walking. Baby Lap Time is a wonderful way to introduce your child to the joys of reading in a positive and fun atmosphere. This story time is designed so the baby will be in their caregiver’s lap and the grownup is actively involved in the program. It is recommended that each child have their own adult with them.
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.
On the first Thursday of each month, the DC Public Library presents a performance of chamber music. The recital is held at noon in room A-5. Performers include internationally-known local musicians.
For more information, please contact the Information Services Department, 202-727-1291.
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.
In this 2 hour class, you will learn how to use your mobile devices more securely. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis.
Instructor: Amanda S.and Curtis P.
Computer Lab, Room 311
Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well, and the skills acquired in PC Basics, Word I Basics, Web I Basics, and Email Basics.
You will learn:
To engage your mobile device's internal security features
The activities and sites to avoid security risks
We've all heard them before - the person who tries to dominate every conversation. These conversations could be in our home life or our professional life. It could seem that in a world of constant clamor, and loudness, that these varied characteristics may possibly be a major contributor to what some would call the "drowning out of the introvert", which we'd probably notice if we could only stay quiet enough to hear it.
DC Public Library is proud to announce the publication of three new oral histories in Dig DC, the online portal to DCPL Special Collections. The collections include:
Milepost to Self-Government Oral History - first person accounts of the quest for DC Home Rule from leaders of the fight for self-government
Please join us for a special story time at MLK on Monday, Oct. 5, at 11 a.m. to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month!
We will hear the story of the Goat in the Chile Patch, a New Mexican folktale, in flannel board format.
We will hear bilingual stories in Spanish and English and sing songs.
Mermaids. Who hasn't been fascinated with these fantastic creatures of legendary folklore? For the child in your life who can't get enough, here is a list of picture books that feature mermaids. For example, one mermaid loves to explore and another mermaid loves to perform. One mermaid convinces a pirate to talk his way out of a difficult situation, rather than fight his way out of it. Another mermaid follows the courage of her convictions to stand up to a devious troll.
The BJP read their favorite challenged authors for Banned Books Week
Please join the Birmingham Jail Players on Monday, Sept. 28 at 6:30 p.m. in the Black Studies Center, for a stimulating evening as they celebrate Banned Books Week with live readings from their favorite banned and challenged authors, such as Toni Morrison, Harper Lee, Sherman Alexie and Barbara Ehrenreich, to name a few. The Birmingham Jail Players (BJP) are a group comprised of staff from all over the DC Public Library System. Hope to see you there!
September brings many new and exciting changes to children's and teen programming at MLK Library! Please refer to our story time flyer for a description of the story times and the date and time for each. We have added a new pajama story time at 7 p.m. on Mondays! Our first pajama story time will be on Monday, September 14. In addition to changing our story times, we have also added the following programs: