Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

language learning

Meet, Learn, Know: Language Learning

Wednesday, April 22, 2015, 5:30 p.m.

"If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his own language, that goes to his heart."  -‒ Nelson Mandela Communication in another language lets people from different places find commonalities. DC Public Library has wonderful resources for people who want to explore the world by speaking new languages.  
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Intro to WordPress

Wednesday, April 22, 2015, 6:30 p.m.

Could your organization or business use the help of a blog or simple website? This class will introduce you the basics of WordPress, a widely used tool to create blogs or simple websites. Come get started on your blog or website.
Building Wonder, Designing Dreams: The Bookmaking of Brian Selznick

Building Wonder, Designing Dreams: The Bookmaking of Brian Selznick

Thursday, April 23, 2015 (All day)

This interactive, multi-media exhibit for all ages celebrates the bookmaking of children’s author and illustrator, Brian Selznick—his exquisite artistry, experimentation with form and narrative and spellbinding storytelling. It is timed to engage visitors with Selznick’s work and themes in anticipation of his May 8 lecture and May 9 family program at the library; visit dclibrary.org/selznick for details.
Yours Naturally: Beauty that grows on you

Yours Naturally: Beauty that grows on you

Thursday, April 23, 2015 (All day)

Yours Naturally: Beauty that Grows on You is a national photography exhibition produced by photographer Jason Miccolo Johnson. The exhibition celebrates the beauty of women who wear natural hairstyles. The photographs feature women throughout the African Diaspora of various ages, sizes, and complexions. Women representing a variety of professions are photographed both in the studio as well as on stunning locations.
Story Time for One-Year-Olds

Wonderful Ones

Thursday, April 23, 2015, 10 a.m.

An interactive story time to encourage early literacy skills for 1-year-old children through stories, songs and rhymes. Ages 12 - 24 months.
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Job Seekers Drop-In and Legal Clinic

Thursday, April 23, 2015, 10 a.m.

Are you a job seeker in need of assistance with your job search process?  Are you a job seeker or a recently hired employee?  Are you having difficulties getting or keeping a job?  Then please attend the Job Seekers Drop-In and Legal Clinic, sponsored by the DC Public Library and the Neighborhood Legal Services Program, where you will be able to accomplish job search tasks and address any job seeking issues that can be legally resolved. Both Drop-In and Legal Clinic services are conducted in the Computer Lab, Room 311, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Tales for Twos and Threes

Tales for Twos and Threes

Thursday, April 23, 2015, 11 a.m.

Children will hear short stories, sing, do fingerplays, and dance and move to popular songs. 
Take a Minute for Poetry

Take a Minute for Poetry

Thursday, April 23, 2015, 12:30 p.m.

The Friends of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library invite you to Take a Minute for Poetry. April is National Poetry Month, designated by the Academy of American Poets in 1996. Each day this month at 12:30 p.m., library staff and special guests will read a poem aloud over the intercom at the. We hope that you will take a minute to listen and celebrate poetry.
Come to Art Attack

Art Attack

Thursday, April 23, 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, April 23, 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. 

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