Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

Come to Art Attack

Art Attack

Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015, 4 p.m.

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. Ages 13-19.
Digital Audio Storytelling

Audio Storytelling Workshop

Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015, 6:30 p.m.

  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 with Holly Bass

Black Space Art Exhibit

Friday, Jan. 16, 2015 (All day)

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.
Baby with book

Baby Lapsit Storytime

Friday, Jan. 16, 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, Jan. 16, 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.
Come to our ASL MLK Jr. Storytime

Martin Luther King Jr. ASL Storytime

Friday, Jan. 16, 2015, 11 a.m.

Come and enjoy a special Martin Luther King Jr. storytime held in the Children's Room of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library. This special preschool storytime will feature an American Sign Language interpreter. For ages 3-5 and caregivers.
Black Space with Holly Bass

Black Space Art Exhibit

Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015 (All day)

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.

Battle Subway Pokémon League

Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015, 12 p.m.

If you love Pokémon, you won't want to miss this!  Battle Subway is an official league of the Pokémon Company International.

Trading Card Meetup

Saturday, Jan. 17, 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 in the Great Hall. Enjoy swapability at the expense of your opponents and win weekly bragging rights. 
Check out the MLK Extravaganza

MLK Extravaganza

Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015, 2 p.m.

Join us to celebrate and honor Martin Luther King Jr. with a day of fantastic activities for kids ages birth to 12 and their family. There will be a puppet show, reader's theatre, crafting time, a video, and an opportunity for kids to recite a part of their favorite speech by Martin Luther King Jr.

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