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.
Celebrate letter writing and mail delivery! Come listen to stories about writing letters and the postal service, then make your own postcards and stationery. Write a letter or draw a picture for someone special in your life. We'll provide envelopes and stamps so that mail is ready to send afterwards. Who will be the lucky recipients of the mail we'll create?For children 3-12. No registration is required.
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 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: L. D. Wright
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.
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.
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.
Recipes for vegans, carnivores and everyone in between!
Calling all fruit and veggie lovers! These are the cookbooks for you. Whether you’re vegan or not, the cookbooks listed below are full of delicious, healthful recipes that are waiting for you to try out. If you’re new to being vegan, the books below will be a great way to start.
Chronicler of Godfather of Go-Go Chuck Brown's last year!
Please join us Aug. 17 at 6:30 p.m. in the Black Studies Center as we launch our celebration of Chuck Brown's birthday with a presentation by photographer Chip Py.
Py has been shooting the D.C. music scene for the past 10 years and most recently had the unique opportunity to photograph Chuck Brown in his last year.
Teens! Come to our Art Attacks on Thursday, August 20 and Thursday, August 27 from 4 to 5 p.m.!
On August 20, we will go to the exhibit "The Struggle for Justice" at the National Portrait Gallery and sketch any one of the following three portrauts: Marian Anderson, Rosa Parks or Thurgood Marshall. We will also sketch either Mary Terrell or Russell Means.
On August 27, we will meet back in the Teen Space at MLK Library and sketch our self-portraits.
We look forward to seeing you at our event!
A nostalgic look back on the summer of 1972. Much like that tumultuous time, this summer is full of tragedy, missed opportunity, lost love and relinquished innocence -- all with a feeling of anticipation for what is next.Katie's story mimics that of her small town of Elephant Beach. Once a vibrant town, it has become forlorn and stuck in a time that no longer exists. Katie longs to keep her idealized notions about home and love, but the changing culture around her keeps her on the outside looking in.
Did you miss the Our City Festival this year? You can still see an encore of three of the best indie shorts that local filmmakers have to offer.
Join us on Saturday, July 25 at 11 a.m. for the following powerful and reflective documentary films:
Chinatown(2013, 28 mins)Yi Chen
Labs at DC Public Library class offerings for aspiring writers
Maybe you've been working on your memoirs or a collection of self-help techniques? Perhaps you enjoy writing poetry and short stories? Considering publishing your writing from NaNoWriMo?
If any of these ideas strike a chord with you then you should definitely come visit the Digital Commons.
Please join us in the Black Studies Center for a special showing of the documentary A Place of Rage.
This 1991 documentary highlights the life and work of Black feminist activist and writer, June Jordan and legendary scholar and activist, Angela Davis. Also features interviews with Alice Walker.
We'll meet in Room 316.
Join us for a special panel discussion on the importance of collecting LGBTQ materials and the preservation of LGBTQ history and memory.
Our panel will consist of a variety of specialists who focus on different aspects of LGBTQ history:
Derek Gray, Archivist in Special Collections, DC Public Library