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Are 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.
Stories, songs, dances, and more in English and Spanish for children ages birth to 5 and their adults. For safety's sake, there is a limit of 75 participants for each story time.Remember there is a story time at 10 a.m. and another repeated at 11 a.m. To schedule a class visit, please call 202-671-3125.Cuentos, canciones, cailes, y más en inglés y español para niños de 0-5 años y sus adultos.
An early literacy lap-sit program that combines sharing stories, songs, rhythm activities and baby bounces. A short socialization playtime follows the books and music program.For ages birth to 12 months.
]Story time fun for the whole family! Come in and enjoy family-friendly stories, songs, movement and rhymes. Click here to learn about what to expect at Story Time.
"I'll turn my shimmering gaze towards the Library,my love for it spreading to the crowdswhich will begin to sway softly and singto themselves of better days that have passedand been forgotten."-Excerpt from Love Poem for the Forty-Second Street Library by David Ignatow
This story time helps children with early language and literacy skills through reading stories, singing songs, learning new rhymes and honing visual literacy skills with the librarian.
Join us for a fun, interactive story time that encourages early language and literacy skills through stories, songs and rhymes. This story time is a caregiver and child program for children that are walking up to and including age 3. NEW: Tickets are now required to attend this program and are available at the Children’s Desk 30 minutes before the start of the story time on a first-come, first-served basis.
Do you want to shoot a movie?Here's your chance!Join us at the MLK Library Teen Space during Spring Break for our Video Production Workshop.Learn how to:Write a scriptShoot a movie, andEdit your filmThe last day of the class will be a screening of the finished movies, and you can invite your friends to come and see your finished product.
Learn about aquatic life as a professional marine biologist presents live sea animals! The presentation will highlight the different animals and go over the importance of conservation for the health of all sea creatures. Children will leave knowing the importance of conservation and gain suggested actions they can take to help preserve the marine environment. Ages 7-13
Join us in the children's room for some fun activities during Spring Break!On Thursday and Friday, we will explore fun ways to learn computer programming concepts by creating computer programs of our own and participate in group activities.Appropriate for ages 8 to 12.
Are you interested in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and/or Mathematics? Join us to design, construct, discover, create, and so much more! Ages 6-12.Please call 202-727-1278 if you have any questions.