Get up and get moving at our Toddler Story Times. These 20-30 minute programs are full of books, songs and fun activities that are designed to help develop your child’s language skills. Children ages 18-36 months and their caregivers are encouraged to engage with the stories and activities and participate in the program along with the children.
Join DCPL customers and staff for coffee, conversation, and sometimes even a craft on the 1st and 3rd Fridays of each month at MLK in the Great Hall. In the uniquely vibrant and dynamic space that is DCPL, Coffee & Conversation brings together customers from all walks of life in informal conversation focused on relevant and engaging topics discussed over a cup of coffee.
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.
Friday Lunch and Learn is an hour-long bring-your-own brown-bag lunch and Adaptive Technology discussion held in room 215, Center for Accessibility at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library every Friday from 12 noon to 1:00 p.m. It is an opportunity for people enrolled in the JAWS classes to share information.
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: L. D. Wright
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
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.
Players will meet until 5 p.m. in Gallery A-6, located on the Lower Level. Games are open to adults and teens and tournaments will be held twice a year.
So, come one, come all; just come ready.
In this 2-hour class, you will learn the basic features of the Microsoft Excel spreadsheet environment that are frequently used for calculation and data entry functions in the workplace. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis.
Instructor: C. Myers
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:
Identify and navigate the basic features and elements of the Microsoft Excel window
Saturday Technology Training Sessions are an opportunity for members of the Adaptive Technology community to get together and share information in an open environment. Adaptive Technologies are broadly defined to include assistive software, hardware, and systems (like screen readers, speech-to-text, and video-relay-services), but also any procedure for success or approach to achieving a goal that is important to participants.
The library's closed, but dclibrary.org is open 24/7!
All library locations are closed today, but there's myriad ways you can enjoy the library online!
1. Have your own film festival at home.
View films from major festivals like Sundance, Tribeca and more. Log into IndieFlix with your library card.
Here's a fun exercise: What character in literature is most like you?
Alter ego or doppelganger, you might be surprised to learn the answer. Or, it just might explain your particular reading taste.
Many thanks to the folks at Kobo for providing this fun and classy holiday diversion.
Who is Your Literary Alter Ego? Click here to take the test.
For its annual Martin Luther King Jr. Week of festivities from Jan. 11 to Jan. 15 the DC Public Library proudly celebrates "A Century of Black Life, Culture and History."
It is fitting that Howard Dodson Jr., Director of Howard University Libraries and Director of Moorland-Spingarn Research Center, will deliver the keynote address on Jan. 14 at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the Great Hall.
On January 13, at 6 p.m., join us for our Movie of the Month, Alfred Hitchcock's The Lady Vanishes. In this suspenseful romantic comedy, Margaret Lockwood and Michael Redgrave work to unravel a conspiracy as they race against time to save a woman's life.
This early Hitchcock work doesn't disappoint and the 1938 thriller reflects the troubled era in which which it was made.
A weekly film series for adults at 6 p.m. in Auditorium A-5
Join us for Tuesday Night Movies, a weekly film series for Adults at 6 p.m. in Auditorium A-5.
January has something for everyone: Fantasy, Drama, Comedy and Action!
Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning star in this dark fairytale.
97 mins. 2014 PG
Jan. 13The Lady Vanishes
Win a free book to gift to yourself or someone you love
The Good Book Giveaway returns just in time for the holiday season. If you are thinking of giving a book as a gift or just need something to read in your travels, try your luck.
A list of books available is listed on the entry form found at the link below. Readers can win fiction or nonfiction titles.
The Giveaway will end at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 19th. Winners will be notified by Saturday, Dec. 20th. Winners will have until Saturday, Jan. 10 to pick up their prized book.
Pick a book, any book for a chance to win:
Are your bells a little jingled this year? Have the holidays got you spinning like a dreidel? Take a breath and read. We in Adult Services have been having a bit of a holiday hiatus, and we have been happily cracking the books. Here are some of our picks:
On Thursday, Dec. 4, more than 250 people came to the MLK Jr. Memorial Library for our second Library Basement Show. The talented teenagers Nox opened the show, followed by hardcore Blockhead, and topped with elegant yet angry Priests!
James Ellroy experienced two tragedies in his childhood and teen years: his mother’s unsolved murder and his father’s passing years later. James also took a step into the criminal world and paid for his actions.