You will need to have passed Fab Lab certification before taking this class.
Learn how to use a Makerbot 3-D printer during this hour-long class. Students will learn how to prepare digital files for printing, load filament, and many more essential skills.
Space for this class is limited, so Sign Up Now!
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.
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.
For those who need to come into the world of computers, this is the class for you. Overcome your fears and gain the skills that can get you ready for the workplace. Also take the Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing class as a perfect complement to PC Basics. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis.
Instructor: D. Green
Computer Lab, Room 311
Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well.
You will learn to:
Identify basic computer components and operating system features.
Learn the basics of audio storytelling! The workshop will consist of three one-hour classes meeting once a week for three consecutive weeks in the Digital Commons.
We encourage every student to come to each class, as the information will be cumulative. By the end of the course, every participant will produce a short piece to share with the DC Public Library community.
Week One - Wednesday, Jan. 6:
Oldest African-American Deaf Mission in the United States
In celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Week (January 17 – 23, 2016)
The DC Public Library Presents
Dr. Andrew Jackson Foster and the African-American Deaf Mission in Washington, DC
Dr. Isaac O. Agboola
Interim Dean, School of Education, Business, and Human Services, Gallaudet University, Washington, D.C.
Judy C. Williams
Historian, Shiloh Baptist Church of Washington, D. C.
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
6:00 – 8:30 PM
Ah, the 1980s--era of Rainbow Brite, the Electric Company, and the after-school special. Ronald Reagan was our president, the Cold War was still on, and computers were just beginning to be more than a curiosity to the average person. In children's literature, the '80s sometimes get a bad rap for being the era of the "problem novel"; basically, an after-school special in book form. Still, some pretty great books were published during that decade.
On Thursday, Aug. 20, teens met at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library in the Teen Space to walk over to the National Portrait Gallery and sketch portraits. Ms. Blair Kirkbaumer, teen programs coordinator at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, introduced the teens to the concepts of portraiture. One teen sketched the bronze sculpture of Martin Luther King Jr. by Joseph Stein in The Struggle for Justice exhibit on the second floor, and the other sketched the sculpture of George Bush by Patrick Oliphant in the America's Presidents exhibit on the second floor.
On September 27, as part of the fun programs we offer every Sunday in the Children's Department, we got to go on a camping adventure in the library. It's important to be prepared, so we started our adventure by gearing up. Each child wore a backpack full of the essentials - water, a snack, bug spray, matches and a flashlight. Then we were ready for a hike around the library. After our hike, we rested by our campsite and started building a "fire". We lit our matches and had a nice roaring fire in no time. Then came out the marshmallows.
Celebrate DC's legendary R & B musicians with an official proclamation and live music
On October 31 from 2 to 5 pm, the DCLM (DC Legendary Musicians) band returns to the Great Hall at the MLK Memorial Library to celebrate and honor DC's professional musicians and performers, past and present, with an official reading of a letter from Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton. A scroll of professional musicians will be presented to DCPL's Special Collections, followed by a live jam session!
Banned Books Week is drawing to a close, but the Information Antics exhibit will be on display at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library through October 22. Here's a reading list to accompany the show, featuring fiction and nonfiction dealing with the ways in which information and data can shape the world.