Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

Building Wonder, Designing Dreams: The Bookmaking of Brian Selznick

Building Wonder, Designing Dreams: The Bookmaking of Brian Selznick

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 (All day)

This interactive, multi-media exhibit for all ages celebrates the bookmaking of children’s author and illustrator, Brian Selznick—his exquisite artistry, experimentation with form and narrative and spellbinding storytelling. It is timed to engage visitors with Selznick’s work and themes in anticipation of his May 8 lecture and May 9 family program at the library; visit dclibrary.org/selznick for details.
Yours Naturally: Beauty that grows on you

Yours Naturally: Beauty that grows on you

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 (All day)

Yours Naturally: Beauty that Grows on You is a national photography exhibition produced by photographer Jason Miccolo Johnson. The exhibition celebrates the beauty of women who wear natural hairstyles. The photographs feature women throughout the African Diaspora of various ages, sizes, and complexions. Women representing a variety of professions are photographed both in the studio as well as on stunning locations.
Stories for Twos and Threes

Tales for Twos and Threes

Wednesday, April 15, 2015, 10 a.m.

Children will hear short stories, sing, do fingerplays, and dance and move to popular songs. 
Tales for Preschoolers

Preschool Story Time

Wednesday, April 15, 2015, 11 a.m.

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.

brown bag book chat.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015, 12 p.m.

Join the conversation!  This Twitter book club meets every Wednesday of the month at lunchtime to compare notes with library staffers on what you're currently reading.  Love it or hate it, we want to know.  Or you can share in person. Just drop into the Popular Library during the meeting and get a free book or audiobook and a stylish but sturdy library tote to carry home your treasure. The meetings are held from 12 noon until 1 p.m at #brownbagdc

E-mail Basics

Wednesday, April 15, 2015, 3 p.m.

Learn to use the basic features of Web-based email and the significant function of attaching a document, such as your résumé, to your email transmission. The job search process requires that you have an established email account. 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, and the skills acquired in PC Basics, Word I Basics and Web I Basics. You will learn to:
Come to Kick Back

Kick Back

Wednesday, April 15, 2015, 4 p.m.

Come kick back and relax in Teen Space. Wednesdays at 4 p.m., we will feature movies, talk about books, sing karaoke, hang out, and more. Ages 13-19. See you there!
learn a new hobby

Meet, Learn, Know: Learn a New Hobby

Wednesday, April 15, 2015, 5:30 p.m.

"Anyone who keeps learning stays young." -- Henry Ford Learning a skill or hobby does more than add to someone's personal education. Becoming adept at something brand new helps keep the brain sharp and improves neuroplasticity throughout the lifetime. This class will introduce students to databases with instructor-led courses on a variety of subjects as well as databases with materials to help novices and experts alike.
iMovie logo

iMovie 101

Wednesday, March 18, 2015, 6 p.m.

Learn to edit and present digital footage on an Apple platform. iMovie tutorials can teach you how to create, edit, and add music to your videos. Begin the arduous process of splicing together your documentary or use iMovie to make vacation movies and sports highlight reels, then learn to share your videos with the world.
The Double Book Cover

Books & Bars

Wednesday, April 15, 2015, 7 p.m.

Join DC Public Library librarians on the third Wednesday of each month at Gordon Biersch Brewery for a modern-day book club. Books & Bars is a book club that promises great food, drinks, a comfortable atmosphere, and great discussion on today’s most intriguing books.

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