Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

Baby with book

Baby Lapsit Storytime

Friday, April 17, 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, April 17, 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.
Building Wonder, Designing Dreams: The Bookmaking of Brian Selznick

Building Wonder, Designing Dreams: The Bookmaking of Brian Selznick

Saturday, April 18, 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

Saturday, April 18, 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.

Excel II Intermediate

Saturday, April 18, 2015, 10 a.m.

Learn more features of this spreadsheet software that can help you further 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, and the skills acquired in PC Basics, Word I Basics, Word II Intermediate and Excel I Basics. You will learn to: Manage the screen view and navigate multiple worksheets in a workbook.

Trading Card Meetup

Saturday, April 18, 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. Enjoy swapability at the expense of your opponents and win weekly bragging rights. 

Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing Clinic

Saturday, April 18, 2015, 12:45 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.
district of literature

National Poetry Month: District of Literature Presents Capitol Poetry

Saturday, April 18, 2015, 1 p.m.

"A poem begins with a lump in the throat..."  -Robert FrostAs part of the DC Central Library's "Poetry Begins" celebration, a panel discussion about the district's poetry scene--its origin and evolution. Featuring poets Bomani Armeh and Richard Peabody and moderated by Folger Shakespeare Library Poetry and Lectures Coordinator Teri Cross Davis. The panel discussion will be followed by readings from poets Kyle Dargan, Doritt Carroll, and John Monagle.
Come to Family Fun Time!

Family Fun Time

Saturday, April 18, 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.

Campaigns that Drive Action: Events and Registration (Registration Required)

Saturday, April 18, 2015, 2:30 p.m.

Let Constant Conact introduce you to the campaigns that drive action — collections of marketing activities that help a small business or organization to achieve its goals and objectives. One important campaign type revolves around Events and Registration.  Learn some great new strategies to promote your next event and to set up an online registration process that helps your event succeed.Register Now

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