Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

The DC Public Library will be closed for Memorial Day on Sunday, May 29 and Monday, May 30.
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Trading Card Meetup

Saturday, June 25, 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.
Microsoft Word

Word II Intermediate

Saturday, June 25, 2016, 12:45 p.m.

In this 2-hour class, you will learn more features of this word-processing software that can help you further your career. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis. Instructor: I. Kearse 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: Navigate and adjust default settings. Create and insert stylized headers and footers, footnotes, table of contents, indexes and cover pages.
Living the American Indian Experience

Living the American Indian Experience

Saturday, June 25, 2016, 2 p.m.

Papitám (Algonquin for “Let’s Play”) is a learning through play experience that educates young kids with culturally appropriate Native American explorations such as pottery creation, jewelry-making and wildlife games.   Papitám is designed and presented by Maryland’s only state recognized Native Nation: the Piscataway.   For ages 8-12
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Battle Subway Pokémon League

Saturday, June 25, 2016, 2 p.m.

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

Library Tango Practica

Saturday, June 25, 2016, 2:30 p.m.

Learn and practice the Argentine Tango with Bahman Aryana of Rendezvous Tango. Classes held at MLK Library the 1st, 2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month. On 3rd Saturdays, classes are held at the Southwest Neighborhood Library. All levels welcome.  
Sign Language ABC

Let's Communicate in American Sign Language: Beginning Level

Saturday, June 25, 2016, 4 p.m.

Join us in this beginning 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. No need to register. However since space is limited, participation is limited to those who show up early enough to get a seat in the class. The class runs weekly from June 11 - August 13, 2016 from 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. in the Center for Accessibility Learning Lab, room 215.     

Eyes-Free Yoga

Sunday, June 26, 2016, 1:30 p.m.

Instructors from the Metro Washington Association of Blind Athletes will lead a yoga class for people who are blind or visually impaired. The class will maximize verbal description and hands-on assistance with yoga poses. Participants can bring their own mats, but other yoga accessories that will help participants achieve and hold the poses comfortably will be provided. Class will be held on the lower level in room A10, from 1:30 p.m.
DC Legendary Musicians

DC Legendary Musicians' Women's Award Ceremony 2016

Sunday, June 26, 2016, 2 p.m.

The DC Legendary Musicians will honor Women in Music, Women in Politics, Women in Business, and Women in the Media at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library on Sunday, June 26th at 2:00 p.m.
Baby and Toddler Story Time

Baby and Toddler Story Time

Monday, June 27, 2016, 10 a.m.

These 20-30 minute story times are full of books, songs, rhymes and fingerplays for children birth to two years old. Our Baby and Toddler Story Time is a great way to introduce your child to language skills in a positive and fun environment. With slightly more activity and movement than our lap times, children and their caregivers are encouraged to engage with the books and songs and to actively participate in the program. 
Preschool Story Time

Preschool Story Time

Monday, June 27, 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.