Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

On May 8, Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library will close at 3 p.m. to set up for the Arbuthnot Honor Lecture featuring Brian Selznick.
Come to Kick Back

Kick Back

Wednesday, May 13, 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. It will be different week to week, so give us a call to find out a certain week's plan 202-727-5535. Ages 13-19. See you there!
business and personal finance

Meet, Learn, Know: Business and Personal Finance

Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 5:30 p.m.

Explore and compare detailed profiles of national and global companies. Make informed decisions about investments. Read business handbooks. Devise a business plan. Get tips on management. DC Public Library's Business and Personal Finance databases are filled with information for analysis.  This class will be held in the MLK Computer Lab, Room 311. Please register here.
Building Wonder, Designing Dreams: The Bookmaking of Brian Selznick

Building Wonder, Designing Dreams: The Bookmaking of Brian Selznick

Thursday, May 14, 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 for details.
Story Time for One-Year-Olds

Wonderful Ones

Thursday, May 14, 2015, 10 a.m.

An interactive story time to encourage early literacy skills for 1-year-old children through stories, songs and rhymes. Ages 12-24 months.
Tales for Twos and Threes

Tales for Twos and Threes

Thursday, May 14, 2015, 11 a.m.

Children will hear short stories, sing, do fingerplays, dance, and move to popular songs.  For ages 2-3 and their caregivers.
Internet via the World Wide Web

Web II Intermediate

Thursday, May 14, 2015, 1:30 p.m.

Review the basic and advanced Google search tools, techniques and features, e.g. Google Images, Google Maps & StreetView, Google Alerts, etc. Learn to use Boolean search terms and various punctuations and characters to refine your search results. Explore two social and professional networking sites: and Instructor: N. Shiner Computer Lab, Room 311 Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well, and the skills acquired in PC Basics and Word I Basics. You will learn to:
Computer Keyboard

Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing Clinic

Thursday, May 14, 2015, 4 p.m.

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.
Come to Art Attack

Art Attack

Thursday, May 14, 2015, 4 p.m.

Let your artsy side take over in Teen Space Thursdays at 4 p.m. From duct tape crafts, to painting, knitting, scuplting, drawing, and more, Art Attack has something for the artist in everyone. Ages 13-19.
Digital Audio Storytelling

Audio Storytelling Workshop

Thursday, May 14, 2015, 6:30 p.m.

  Learn the basics of audio storytelling! The workshop will consist of four one-hour classes meeting once a week for three consecutive weeks in the Digital Commons. Each student must sign up for the program ahead of time and agree to come to each class, as the information will be cumulative. Students should also bring their own smartphone, laptop with a microphone, or digital recorder to class to later classes. 
3-D Printed Coffee Mug Holder for a Bike!

Intro to 3-D Printing for Bikes

Thursday, May 14, 2015, 7 p.m.

Curious what all the fuss is about 3-D printing? Attend this class for an overview of the 3-D printing technology currently available, plus tips for how to download your own files and have them printed into physical objects here at the library!