Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

Baby Lap Time

Baby Lap Time

Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016, 10 a.m.

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. 
Baby and Toddler Story Time

Baby and Toddler Story Time

Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016, 11 a.m.

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. 

Brown Bag Chamber Recital

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.
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Library Takeout at the Penn Quarter Farmers Market

Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016, 3 p.m.

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.
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DiWire Certifcation

Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016, 7 p.m.

You must have taken the Fab Lab Orientation to qualify for this certification.
Preschool Story Time

Preschool Story Time

Friday, Oct. 14, 2016, 11 a.m.

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.
Vibe Collective

FRINGE MUSIC in the Library :: The Vibe Collective

Friday, Oct. 14, 2016, 12 p.m.

The Vibe Collective is dedicated to laying down the tight grooves and inventive improvisations that typified the Afro-Cuban music scenes of New York and San Francisco in the 1960s and beyond. The diverse group of musicians brings their backgrounds in music ranging from mambo, rumba, samba, calypso, timba, jazz and afro- beat to the works of Cal Tjader, Dave Pike, Tito Puente, Mongo Santamaria and many more. With strong foundations in dance and dance accompaniment, the Vibe Collective aspires to move the bodies and spirits of the audience.
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Friday Lunch and Learn

Friday, Oct. 14, 2016, 12 p.m.

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.
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Lunch at the Labs: Embroidery Basics

Friday, Oct. 14, 2016, 1 p.m.

Throughout history and across cultures, embroidery has been used to embellish and add significance to clothing, accessories, and household objects. Join Labs staff to learn basic stitches and techniques for making your possessions prettier, or adding an extra special touch to a gift. Materials will be provided, but feel free to bring your own fabric or item to practice on.
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Let's Communicate in American Sign Language: Beginning Level

Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016, 9:30 a.m.

Let’s Communicate in American Sign Language: Beginning Level 9:30 - 10:55 a.m. 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 in the Center for Accessibility, Room 215.