Upcoming Events

Saturday, August 1, 2015 - 1:00pm
Baseball is everywhere in the summer. Because of this, it has been called "America’s Pastime." But it has a varied and troubled history. It only came to dominate the sport scene gradually and through many crises.

Ken Burns has put together a history of this important sport for Americans. Come to a showing of part of this great series and engage in an open discussion of baseball, its heroes, its villains, and its influence on American life.

This two-part discussion will be held on Saturday, July 18 and Saturday, Aug. 8.
Saturday, August 1, 2015 - 1:15pm
Self-paced, practice tutorials and custom lessons for improving typing and keyboarding skills to help you create the cover letter and résumé needed to launch your career. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis.

Instructor: D. P. Grogan
Computer Lab, Room 311

Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well.

Class Objectives:
  • Practice home-row key typing in self-paced exercises.
  • Test your typing skills at various levels of proficiency and speed.
  • Customize practice lessons to enhance your typing skill abilities.
  • Practice constructing your own résumé using MB's Print Shop Résumé Pro Deluxe program.
Please bring your own earbuds for individual listening.

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays
1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Tuesdays and Thursdays
4 - 5 p.m.
Starting Monday, June 23
Ending Saturday, August 16
Saturday, August 1, 2015 - 2:00pm
If you love Pokémon, you won't want to miss this!  Battle Subway is an official league of the Pokémon Company International.

Players will meet on Saturdays from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. in the Popular Library, adjacent to the Great Hall. Games are open to Pokémon lovers of all ages and League Leaders will be on hand to moderate.

Participants will gain knowledge and experience in competitive play of the Pokémon video and card games. Players will also earn free rewards for participation including cards, codes for the Pokémon Trading Card Game Online, and badges. 

So come ready to trade, to meet other Pokémon fans, and to qualify for tournament play.

See you there!

All Ages Welcome
Follow the group on Twitter and Facebook or follow #MLKPokemon.

DCPL logo. Official Pokemon League Logo
Saturday, August 1, 2015 - 2:00pm
Looking 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.
Saturday, August 1, 2015 - 2:00pm
“A Hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.” –Christopher Reeve

Join us as we spotlight people that persevere against overwhelming trials and become heroes in their own right.  From the real life to the fantastical, join us as we explore the idea of heroism. Feel free to bring your own snacks and drinks.
Saturday, August 1, 2015 - 2:00pm
Come learn and play some fun Malaysian games!

For ages 6-12. Children under 9 must be accompanied by an adult.

Questions? Please call 202-724-4691. 
Saturday, August 1, 2015 - 2:30pm
Learn and practice the Argentine Tango with Bahman Aryana of Rendezvous Tango.

All levels welcome.

To learn more about tango classes in DC and to get updates for this series visit Capital Tangueros.
Saturday, August 1, 2015 - 2:30pm
For those who need to come into the world of computers, this is the class for you. Overcome your fears and gain the skills that can get you ready for the workplace. Also take the Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing class as a perfect complement to PC Basics. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis.

Instructor: D. Green
Computer Lab, Room 311

Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well.

You will learn to:
  • Identify basic computer components and operating system features.
  • Execute basic mouse techniques.
  • Perform basic keyboard strokes and functions.
  • Identify and navigate the features of the desktop.
  • Open and exit software programs.
  • Identify and navigate the Windows environment of Microsoft software applications.
  • Create and save a document to the desktop or to a flash drive.
Please bring your own flash drive to save class documents, or send them to your email account.
Saturday, August 1, 2015 - 3:00pm
Fun, inquiry-based, hands-on experiments and literacy activities to spark your child's natural interest in science, technology, engineering, arts, math and making a magnificent mess. 

Best for children ages 5-12.