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.
Computer Keyboard

Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing Clinic

Thursday, June 2, 2016, 4 p.m.

In this 1.5 hour session, you will engage self-paced, practice tutorials and custom lessons for improving typing and keyboarding skills, in order to help you create the cover letter and résumé needed to launch your career. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis. Instructor: M. Rivera Computer Lab, Room 311 Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well. Class Objectives: Practice home-row key typing in self-paced exercises.
Teens Create at MLK Library

Teens Create!

Thursday, June 2, 2016, 4 p.m.

How do you create? Whether you prefer computers or crafts, coding or collage, there's always something to do on Thursday afternoons in Teen Space.   We’ll provide supplies*. You choose how to use them. Thursdays at 4:00 p.m. in the Teen Space. *Some days we’ll use computers and digital tech, but most days we'll use paper, pencils, and other tangible materials. Upcoming projects:Thursday, May 12: Book Cover Re-design
Loud Boyz - Photo by Franz MahrDC Punk Archive

DC Punk Archive Library Basement Show w/ LOUD BOYZ :: GOVERNESS :: HEAVY BREATHING

Thursday, June 2, 2016, 6:30 p.m.

Celebrate the DC Punk Archive at the historic MLK Jr. Memorial Library with our next installment of the Library Basement Show featuring Loud Boyz, Governess and Heavy Breathing
espresso book machine

Espresso Book Machine I: Self-Publishing Basics

Thursday, June 2, 2016, 7 p.m.

The class will introduce you to the Espresso Book Machine and the requirements for printing book on the EBM. Register for the class at:
Makerbot Logo

3D Printer Certification

Thursday, June 2, 2016, 7 p.m.

You will need to have passed Fab Lab orientation before taking this class. Learn how to use a Makerbot 3D printer during this hour-long class. Students will learn how to prepare digital files for printing, change filament, and many more essential skills. Once certified you will be able to make reservations on the 3D printers for your personal projects.
Rush Hour Reads logo.The Prince book cover.The Buddha in the Attic book cover.The White Feather book cover.Of Mice and Men book cover.Daisy Miller book cover.We Live in Water book cover.The Red Badge of Courage book cover.A Room of One's Own book cover.Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit book cover.The Picture of Dorian Gray book cover.

Rush Hour Reads

Friday, June 3, 2016 (All day)

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

Toddler Story Time

Friday, June 3, 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. 
Author Matt de la PenaBall Don't Lie

Author Event: Matt de la Peña

Friday, June 3, 2016, 10:30 a.m.

Young adult Author and Newbery Medal winner Matt de la Peña will speak in the Great Hall.
Coffee & Conversation

Coffee & Conversation

Friday, June 3, 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, June 3, 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.