03/01/2014 - 12am


    Adaptive Services
    Back to School
    Special Event
    Summer Reading

Saturday, March 1, 2014

(All day)

ChessAre you interested in playing Chess?

We have chess sets available for use during normal operating hours. Come to the desk in Popular Services and pick one up!

For beginners, advanced, or just curious players, the "game of kings" offers endless hours of fun and can be highly educational. All ages are welcome. 

Email troy.bent@dc.gov for more information or call 202-727-0321.

9:30 a.m.

From Feb. 1 through April 15, you can meet with a qualified tax aide from Community Tax Aid who can help answer your questions and prepare your 2013 filing.  Program is limited to individuals with less than $35,000 in income (taxable and non-taxable) and Families with less than $52,000 in income (taxable and non-taxable).

Tax sessions at MLK are available:

  • Mondays-Wednesdays, 4:30-8 p.m.
  • Thursdays, 1:30-4:30 p.m.
  • Saturdays, 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
  • Sundays, 1-4 p.m.

Rooms A-9 and A-10.

10:00 a.m.

YogaJoin us every Saturday from 10:00am to 11:00am for Adult Yoga Class.

Wear some comfortable clothing and bring a mat, but if you don’t have one, yoga mats are available for use during the class.

The classes are taught by Yoga Activist and are held on the lower level of the library in the Larger Meeting Room.
This class is free and open to the public.

10:00 a.m.

Enjoy a weekly play time for young children. Constructive play and early literacy activities.

10:00 a.m.

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is available free to taxpayers with low and moderate income, with special attention to those 60 and older. Through a cadre of trained volunteers, AARP Foundation Tax-Aide has helped low- to moderate-income individuals for more than 40 years in every state and the District of Columbia.

Come and meet with a trained AARP tax aide provider today.

Service available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

10:30 a.m.

Join us for an all-ages story time. 

10:30 a.m.

DC Health Link LogoThe DC Health Link Enrollment Center is a drop-in enrollment center designed to provide consumers and small business owners with information about the Affordable Care Act, the new health insurance marketplace – DC Health Link – and the enrollment process. DC Health Link Assisters will be on site to answer questions.

The enrollment center is typically open on the following days/times, except for holiday closures.

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 10:30 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Thursday, Friday 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Saturday 10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

The Enrollment Center will be closed on the following dates for monthly Assister training sessions:
Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013
Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014
Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014
Thursday, March 13, 2014

This program is made possible thanks to our partnership with DC Health Link.

10:30 a.m.

Stories, music, folktales and fun for Preschoolers and Kindergartners. Recommended for ages 3-5.

10:30 a.m.

family readingLooking for a fun, family-oriented weekend activity? Look no further!

Children and their families are encouraged to let loose and have a ball in the library. Every Saturday, come prepared to laugh, play and have fun!

All ages welcome.

Join our Braille Book Club for Kids which is for children in grades 1-6 (and their parents) who are Braille readers. This program is sponsored in partnership with Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind.

The Braille Book Club for Kids meets the first Saturday of every month, at 11 a.m. (except holidays or as advertised) in the Adaptive Services Division, Room 215.

For more information, contact the Adaptive Services Division at 202-727-2142 or lbph.dcpl@dc.gov.

11:00 a.m.

Open Lego Duplo block play time for children ages 2 to 5 years and their caregivers. 

11:00 a.m.

Come in for weekend story time as we read, sing and rhyme.

This program recommended for families with children ages 0-5.

Join us afterwards for our Imaginative Play program. 

11:00 a.m.

Family Fun TimeLooking for a fun, family oriented, weekend activity? Look no further!

Children and their families are encouraged to let loose and have a ball in the library. Every Saturday, come prepared to laugh, play and have fun!

Please call the Children's Desk at 202-727-1248 to find out the specific theme for the week. 

11:00 a.m.

Yoga at Your Library is a beginner level yoga class for adults and teens brought to you courtesy of Yoga Activist.

No experience is required. The class is free.

You can bring your own mat, but if you don’t have one, yoga mats are available for use during the class.

11:00 a.m.

Join a rotating team of readers every Saturday for stories, action rhymes and songs.

For ages 2 - 5 and caregivers.


11:00 a.m.

DC Health Link LogoOpen Enrollment season for health insurance is coming to a close on March 31.  Don't miss your opportunity to get covered today!

Join us for a full day of assistance from DC Health Link assisters and brokers so that you can get yourself and your family full health coverage.

DC Health Link Enrollment Center is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

This program is made possible through our partnership with DC Health Link.

12:00 p.m.

Dress-upUse your imagination to dress-up, build with blocks, perform with puppets and do puzzles in a weekend play session. 

Ages 0-12 and families.

1:00 p.m.

Saturday Technology Training Sessions are on the first and third Saturday of each month with a few exceptions for holidays. They are held from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. in the Adaptive Services Division, Room 215.

The meetings are a chance for people who use Adaptive Technologies to get together and share information, and learn about technologies such as the JAWS ScreenReader and MAGic ScreenMagnifier, which make the computer accessible to people who are blind or have low vision. Past sessions have included iPhone and iPad, Captioned Telephone and employment tips from the Rehabilitation Services Administration.

1:00 p.m.

Free kids' yoga class led by Yoga Activist teachers every Saturday until April. Appropriate for ages 8-12.

A parental permission/release form may be obtained from the children's services staff, and must be turned in before the start of class.

1:00 p.m.
Dennean Handfield

Dennean Handfield is a native of Coatesville, Pa. She is a graduate of Temple University, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Broadcast Journalism.

Her first cover story was for the Black Suburban Journal on boxer Jacqui Frazier Lyde. She has also studied acting at the prestigious William Esper Studios and even hosted her own online talk show.

Journey to Wholeness is Dennean’s first fiction novel, which aims to inspire girls to love themselves.

2:00 p.m.

Join us for an all-ages story time with singing, dancing and lots of fun!

2:00 p.m.

Blue Film Reel clipartTeen Movie Afternoon!

Join us for Saturday afternoon movies at Chevy Chase.

We'll be showing all kinds of popular films every Saturday afternoon, with pizza and snacks.

Attendees will be given the chance to vote on upcoming films!

Ages 12-19 only.

2:00 p.m.

Mardi Gras Party at MLK Library Teen SpaceCome join us as we celebrate Fat Tuesday in the library! Listen to some great Zydeco and Orleans music! Eat a king cake or a moon pie! Decorate a mask and make your own unique set of beads for Tuesday’s parades!

Ages 13-19.

2:00 p.m.

Join us at Bellevue for some seriously fun imagination time! Take the prompt and work silently to write, draw or otherwise create a response. Then, share your ideas while listening to others share theirs!

Appropriate for ages 5 and older.

2:00 p.m.
Under Their Thumb by Bill German

Join us for a conversation with author Bill German as he talks about his book Under Their Thumb: How a Nice Guy From Brooklyn Got Mixed Up With The Rolling Stones.

Under Their Thumb is an up-close and extremely personal dispatch from the amazing, exclusive world of the Rolling Stones, by someone who was lucky enough to live it – and sober enough to remember it all.

2:30 p.m.

Learn and practice the Argentine Tango with Bahman Aryana of Rendezvous Tango.

All levels welcome.

3:00 p.m.

The United States Constitution called for the formation of a "District (not exceeding ten miles square)...to become the seat of the government of the United States."

Over the last 225+ years the city has taken shape.  Join members of the MapStory Volunteer Technical Community (VTC) in the Digital Commons for a fun, hands-on effort to map out exactly how D.C.'s borders came into being. Along the way, we'll learn about working with spatial data and brainstorm more fun projects to take on.

No prior experience necessary, except an interest in D.C. history and maps!

Mapstory LogoFor more information, contact Anne Ledford at 727-0321 or anne.ledford@dc.gov.

3:00 p.m.

GonJoin the Woodridge Library for a fun afternoon of anime, discussion, and related activities. The full slate of activities are as follows.

Theme of the Week: Characters going BEAST-MODE! Recall your favorite episodes where characters showed supreme dominance in battle.

Group Activity: Japanese katakana writing of "anime club" (アニメクラブ) and "beast-mode" (ケダモノモード).

Episode Viewings:
Naruto Shippuden
(ep. 322, Madara Vs. Shinobi Allaince) -- The Five Great Nations have collaborated to form The Shinobi Alliance in an effort to ward off rebel Akatsuki members. This episode will feature the first major battle between resurrected ninja Madara Uchiha and the allied front.

Hunter x Hunter
(ep. 82, Gon & Killua Vs. Chimera Ants) -- Gon, Killua, and The Hunters Association have been called upon to engage the hybrid insect/humanoid creatures known as Chimera Ants.