Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

Toddler Story Time

Toddler Story Time

Friday, March 4, 2016, 10 a.m.

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. 
Coffee & Conversation

Coffee & Conversation

Friday, March 4, 2016, 11 a.m.

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.
Preschool Story Time

Preschool Story Time

Friday, March 4, 2016, 11 a.m.

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.
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Rush Hour Reads

Saturday, March 5, 2016 (All day)

Want to read more? A few minutes during your commute or at lunch can really add up.

MLKML Tax Preparation

Saturday, March 5, 2016, 9:30 a.m.

Free tax preparation assistance, provided by Community Tax Aid. The last customer will be seen at 5:30 p.m.
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Let's Communicate in American Sign Language: Beginning Level

Saturday, March 5, 2016, 10:15 a.m.

Join us in this beginners-level class, which covers 100+ ASL vocabulary words and rules of grammar. Any skill level is welcome to join the class to review what you know, learn new signs, and practice conversation. The class is FREE and open to the public, and there's no need to register Instructor: TBA.   Location: Meeting Room #1 in the Digital Commons on the 1st Floor.   Questions? Email: or call: 202-559-5368  
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Trading Card Meetup

Saturday, March 5, 2016, 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.  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.
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CooLots and The Cool Kids

Saturday, March 5, 2016, 1 p.m.

Join Girls Rock! D.C. for an instrument swap followed by performances by The CooLots & The Cool Kids.   Saturday, March 5 in the basement of MLK | FREE 1 pm: Instrument Swap 2 pm: Show  
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Battle Subway Pokémon League

Saturday, March 5, 2016, 2 p.m.

If you love Pokémon, you won't want to miss this!  Battle Subway is an official league of the Pokémon Company International. Players will meet on Saturdays from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. in Room A-9, located on the Library's lower level. Games are open to Pokémon lovers of all ages and League Leaders will be on hand to moderate.
Capital Tangueros

Library Tango Practica

Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013, 2:30 p.m.

Learn and practice the Argentine Tango with Bahman Aryana of Rendezvous Tango. All levels welcome. To learn more about tango classes in DC and to get updates for this series visit Capital Tangueros.