Please join us in the Great Hall of the MLK Library for Mapping Segregation in Washington, D.C.: Focusing on historic housing segregation in the Northwest DC neighborhoods of Bloomingdale, Columbia Heights, Mt. Pleasant, Park View, and Pleasant Plains.
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.
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.
Ever wondered how sound works? Explore the world of sound with an experiment using common household items. Then make more noise with the crafty kazoos we'll be making and decorating ourselves. Ages 6-12.
Want to try your own experiments at home? Check out these great books for ideas:
Experiments With Sound and Hearing by Chris Woodford
Please join us in the Black Studies Center on Saturday, Jan. 24 at 2 p.m. for a special event featuring Naomi Ruth Barber King, sister-in-law of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Mrs. King will discuss her book, A.D. and M.L. King: Two Brothers Who Dared To Dream.
Books will be available for purchase.
Please join us for the first annual Black Studies Center Film Festival!
All films will take place on Wednesdays from 12-2 p.m. in the Black Studies Center starting on Jan. 14. Here is the exciting and thought-provoking lineup:
Jan. 14: MLK: A Call To Conscience
Jan. 21: Eyes on the Prize: Awakenings
Jan. 28: Eyes on the Prize: Mississippi, Is this America?
Feb. 4: Do the Right Thing
It's time for all your bullet sweating, pencil chewing, and page stacking to come to an end. And a new beginning.
Nothing beats a keen eye and a clean draft to whip a manuscript into shape.
Join us at Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library on Monday, Jan. 26 at 6 p.m. in Room 207. There you will share your manuscript with a like-minded writer who will edit your work. In turn, they will share theirs to be edited as well.
Staff will make a record of the swap and provide reference materials for the job at hand.
19th Annual Tribute Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Please join Collective Voices on Saturday, Jan. 17 in the Great Hall from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. for the 19th Annual Poetry Extravaganza honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
In addition to Collective Voices, this event will feature youth poets, the Malcolm X Drummers and Dancers, The Sacred Dance Ensemble, and many others.
For all ages!
The library's closed, but dclibrary.org is open 24/7!
All library locations are closed today, but there's myriad ways you can enjoy the library online!
1. Have your own film festival at home.
View films from major festivals like Sundance, Tribeca and more. Log into IndieFlix with your library card.
Here's a fun exercise: What character in literature is most like you?
Alter ego or doppelganger, you might be surprised to learn the answer. Or, it just might explain your particular reading taste.
Many thanks to the folks at Kobo for providing this fun and classy holiday diversion.
Who is Your Literary Alter Ego? Click here to take the test.
For its annual Martin Luther King Jr. Week of festivities from Jan. 11 to Jan. 15 the DC Public Library proudly celebrates "A Century of Black Life, Culture and History."
It is fitting that Howard Dodson Jr., Director of Howard University Libraries and Director of Moorland-Spingarn Research Center, will deliver the keynote address on Jan. 14 at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the Great Hall.