Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

Baby with book

Baby Lapsit Storytime

Friday, Feb. 13, 2015, 10 a.m.

Come read, sing and play with your baby at the library! This storytime is held in the Children's Room on the second floor of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library. For children ages birth to 1 year old and caregivers. See you there!
Tales for Preschoolers

Preschool Story Time

Friday, Feb. 13, 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.
Fringe Music in the LibraryEthiopian Jazz Quartet

FRINGE Music in the Library: Ethiopian Jazz Quartet with Araya Woldemichael

Friday, Feb. 13, 2015, 12 p.m.

Keyboardist Araya Woldemichael is one of the leading Ethiopian jazz musicians in Washington, D.C., and the leader of the local Ethiojazz group Feedel Band who are known for merging R&B and jazz with traditional Ethiopian songcraft. (Listen to Feedel's Groove via Soundcloud.) Foodtrucks will be on site, or bring your lunch to eat in the historic Great Hall.  
Black Space with Holly Bass

Black Space Art Exhibit

Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015 (All day)

Black Space is an art exhibition by Holly Bass in the Great Hall of the MLK Library. Black Space is a tiny house in the shape of the District, which has been a center of Black culture since the early 1900s. As D.C. residents, we all occupy black space, regardless of ethnicity or background. Visitors will be invited to share their D.C. memories with the artist and create collaborative responses – photographs, poems, sketches, and oral histories, which will be catalogued and displayed in the house.
Kogod Courtyard - photo by Tim Evanson

Chinese New Year Family Festival at Smithsonian's American Art Museum

Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015, 11:30 a.m.

Visit your trusty downtown librarians at Smithsonian's American Art Museum for the Chinese New Year Family Festival!

Battle Subway Pokémon League

Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015, 12 p.m.

If you love Pokémon, you won't want to miss this!  Battle Subway is an official league of the Pokémon Company International.

Trading Card Meetup

Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015, 12 p.m.

Can't get enough of Yu-Gi-Oh, Pokemon, or Magic: The Gathering?Prepare to exhibit your trading card prowess at this day-long event in the Great Hall. Enjoy swapability at the expense of your opponents and win weekly bragging rights. 
Come to Family Fun Time!

Family Fun Time

Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015, 2 p.m.

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.
Games Galore

Games Galore

Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015, 3:30 p.m.

Play board games, video games, our new Wii U, and more! Ages 13-19 in Teen Space.
Black Space with Holly Bass

Black Space Art Exhibit

Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015 (All day)

Black Space is an art exhibition by Holly Bass in the Great Hall of the MLK Library. Black Space is a tiny house in the shape of the District, which has been a center of Black culture since the early 1900s. As D.C. residents, we all occupy black space, regardless of ethnicity or background. Visitors will be invited to share their D.C. memories with the artist and create collaborative responses – photographs, poems, sketches, and oral histories, which will be catalogued and displayed in the house.

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