LEGO Bricks


Drop by and build during our new weekly LEGO club! Create a skyscraper, a pirate ship, or whatever your mind can dream up. Best for ages 5-12.
Homeclub @ LAR

Homework Club

Do you need help with homework? Do you have a topic you need to research for a project? Want to study with friends? Come to homework club! Free homework help and resources will be provided every Wednesday October 1, 2014 — December 10, 2014. Register for this free program at the reference desk.  

Holiday Party to Celebrate the Season!

Join us in the MLK Children’s Room (Room 200) for a festive Family Fun Time! Children ages 12 and younger (and their adults) are invited to celebrate the holidays with stories, crafts, games and lots of fun!  No registration required. Questions? Please call 202-727-1248.
image of Amharic alphabet.

Beginners' Amharic

The principal language of Ethiopia, Amharic is a Semitic language belonging to the Afro-Asiatic family of languages. It takes its name from Amhara, a central province in Ethiopia and is the second-most spoken Semitic language in the world, after Arabic.   Learn the basics of this fascinating language with Ms. Yacob, every Friday afternoon in Conference Room 1 on the lower level. All ages are welcome!  
Black Space with Holly Bass

Black Space Art Exhibit

Black Space is an art exhibition by Holly Bass in the Great Hall of the MLK Library. Black Space is a tiny house in the shape of the District, which has been a center of Black culture since the early 1900s. As D.C. residents, we all occupy black space, regardless of ethnicity or background. Visitors will be invited to share their D.C. memories with the artist and create collaborative responses – photographs, poems, sketches, and oral histories, which will be catalogued and displayed in the house.

Holiday Party

Come celebrate the winter holidays with games, stories, crafts and a movie! This program is recommended for all ages.
Black Space with Holly Bass

Black Space: Century Song, An Evening of Black Thought and Music from 1915 - 2015

Holly Bass and the Birmingham Jail Players present a choral recitation of work by notable black artists and intellectuals set to an original score by DJ RBI in honor of the 100th anniversary of the Association of African American Life and History, which was founded by Carter G. Woodson in 1915. Woodson started Negro History Week in 1926, which evolved into what we now celebrate as Black History Month. This event is free. 

Once Upon a Snowflake

Listen to the retelling of H.C. Andersen's The Snow Queen, create paper snowflake designs and watch a movie on Thursday, December 11, 2014.  For ages 6-11.

Picturing America: The Selma to Montgomery March for Voting Rights in 1965

We will discuss the difficulties faced by African Americans trying to vote in the South and analyze, interpret and describe the photograph "Selma to Montgomery March for Voting Rights in 1965" by James Karales.

NaNoWriMo Short Story Workshop

Not just for writing! Create a short story in our National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) workshop. Kids ages 8-13 will be guided to create and share stories through movement and storytelling techniques.