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.
Digital information, which is stored using series of ones and zeros, is extremely fragile. All of our valued and important digital files — whether these are photographs, text documents, or videos — are at risk of becoming inaccessible within relatively short periods of time. In contrast to paper-based documents, which can be left alone and preserved for very long periods, digital information requires constant attention and intervention to be kept accessible.
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.
Black Space is an art exhibition by Holly Bass in the Great Hall of the MLK Library. Black Space is a tiny house in the shape of the District, which has been a center of Black culture since the early 1900s. As D.C. residents, we all occupy black space, regardless of ethnicity or background.
Visitors will be invited to share their D.C. memories with the artist and create collaborative responses – photographs, poems, sketches, and oral histories, which will be catalogued and displayed in the house.
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!
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 in the Great Hall. Enjoy swapability at the expense of your opponents and win weekly bragging rights.
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.
The MLK Sci-Fi and Fantasy Book Club is looking for a new name! Something shorter and less clunky... something that invokes enchanted quests and the mysterious depths of space... or at least something that looks good on a T-shirt. Results will be announced next month. And in the meantime, don't forget to stop by the Popular Library to pick up a copy of June's book club pick, Octavia Butler's Dawn, and join us for discussion on the 18th!
Summertime has finally come, and with it, some time to do what you want rather than what you need to do for work and school. With that in mind, learn about some of the weird holidays that happen this month by clicking on the links below, and see if there’s something new and exciting you would like to try. June 1 – National Cancer Survivors Day June 1 – Say Something Nice Day
The library is the perfect place to introduce children to new experiences. From multi-cultural story times to STEAM activities, the familiar space of the library can be where you child can safely explore something completely unexpected and surprising.