Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

The DC Public Library will be closed for Memorial Day on Sunday, May 29 and Monday, May 30.
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Rush Hour Reads

Thursday, May 26, 2016 (All day)

Want to read more? A few minutes during your commute or at lunch can really add up.
Baby Lap Time

Baby Lap Time

Thursday, May 26, 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, May 26, 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. 
Teens Create at MLK Library

Teens Create!

Thursday, May 26, 2016, 4 p.m.

How do you create? Whether you prefer computers or crafts, coding or collage, there's always something to do on Thursday afternoons in Teen Space.   We’ll provide supplies*. You choose how to use them. Thursdays at 4:00 p.m. in the Teen Space. *Some days we’ll use computers and digital tech, but most days we'll use paper, pencils, and other tangible materials. Upcoming projects:Thursday, May 12: Book Cover Re-design
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Maker's Social Club: Flower Power

Thursday, May 26, 2016, 7 p.m.

Lets celebrate Throwback Thursday and revisit the 60's and 70's, with our flower power madness. You're designing a custom flower in Tinkercad and printing it out on the 3-D printers!  Space is limited, so RSVP at bit.ly/labsclasses  Location: Fab Lab, Rm 219
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3D Printer Certification

Thursday, May 26, 2016, 7 p.m.

You will need to have passed Fab Lab orientation before taking this class. Learn how to use a Makerbot 3D printer during this hour-long class. Students will learn how to prepare digital files for printing, change filament, and many more essential skills. Once certified you will be able to make reservations on the 3D printers for your personal projects.
Rush Hour Reads logo.The Prince book cover.The Buddha in the Attic book cover.The White Feather book cover.Of Mice and Men book cover.Daisy Miller book cover.We Live in Water book cover.The Red Badge of Courage book cover.A Room of One's Own book cover.Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit book cover.The Picture of Dorian Gray book cover.

Rush Hour Reads

Friday, May 27, 2016 (All day)

Want to read more? A few minutes during your commute or at lunch can really add up.
Toddler Story Time

Toddler Story Time

Friday, May 27, 2016, 10 a.m.

Get up and get moving at our Toddler Story Times. These 20-30 minute programs are full of books, songs and fun activities that are designed to help develop your child’s language skills. Children ages 18-36 months and their caregivers are encouraged to engage with the stories and activities and participate in the program along with the children. 
Preschool Story Time

Preschool Story Time

Friday, May 27, 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.
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Friday Lunch and Learn

Friday, May 27, 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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