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.
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
In this 2-hour class, you will expand on your basic knowledge and navigation of the computer by exploring the Windows 7 platform functions & features and other Windows management tools .
Instructor: M. Rivera
Computer Lab, Room 311
Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well and PC Basics - Beginner
You will learn to:
Open and navigate Windows Explorer
Pin and unpin application icons to Taskbar and Start Menu
In this 2-hour class, you will learn the latest HTML standard (HTML 5) and how to engage its enhanced capability to deliver multimedia, graphics and other rich content in the creation of Web pages. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis.
Instructor: S. Dodge
Computer Lab, Room 311
Are you a job seeker in need of assistance with your job search process? Then please attend the Job Seekers Drop-In Clinic, sponsored by the DC Public Library, where you will be able to accomplish the job-seeking tasks that support a successful job search..
The Job Seekers Drop-In Clinic is conducted in the Computer Lab, Room 311, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., June - August.
Drop-In services include individualized assistance with the following job-seeking tasks:
Creating an email account
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.
If you love listening to audiobooks, meet up with The Talking Book Club. We meet on the third Thursday of each month, in the Center for Accessibility (Room 215), to discuss audiobooks that spark good conversation!
To get more information and know what we are reading next, call 202-727-2142.
The Jackson Family Art Show celebrates three generations of greatness in art. The family will visit libraries accross the District to celebrate Black History Month with exhibits and hands-on art demonstrations. The show will visit:
Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library on Feb. 5, 6 p.m.
Rosedale Library on Feb. 17, 6:30 p.m.
Parklands-Turner Library on Feb. 21, 2 p.m.
Ever wondered how sound works? Explore the world of sound with an experiment using common household items. Then make more noise with the crafty kazoos we'll be making and decorating ourselves. Ages 6-12.
Want to try your own experiments at home? Check out these great books for ideas:
Experiments With Sound and Hearing by Chris Woodford
Please join us in the Black Studies Center on Saturday, Jan. 24 at 2 p.m. for a special event featuring Naomi Ruth Barber King, sister-in-law of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Mrs. King will discuss her book, A.D. and M.L. King: Two Brothers Who Dared To Dream.
Books will be available for purchase.
Please join us for the first annual Black Studies Center Film Festival!
All films will take place on Wednesdays from 12-2 p.m. in the Black Studies Center starting on Jan. 14. Here is the exciting and thought-provoking lineup:
Jan. 14: MLK: A Call To Conscience
Jan. 21: Eyes on the Prize: Awakenings
Jan. 28: Eyes on the Prize: Mississippi, Is this America?
Feb. 4: Do the Right Thing
It's time for all your bullet sweating, pencil chewing, and page stacking to come to an end. And a new beginning.
Nothing beats a keen eye and a clean draft to whip a manuscript into shape.
Join us at Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library on Monday, Jan. 26 at 6 p.m. in Room 207. There you will share your manuscript with a like-minded writer who will edit your work. In turn, they will share theirs to be edited as well.
Staff will make a record of the swap and provide reference materials for the job at hand.
19th Annual Tribute Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Please join Collective Voices on Saturday, Jan. 17 in the Great Hall from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. for the 19th Annual Poetry Extravaganza honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
In addition to Collective Voices, this event will feature youth poets, the Malcolm X Drummers and Dancers, The Sacred Dance Ensemble, and many others.
For all ages!