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.
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.
Black Space is an art exhibition by Holly Bass in the Great Hall of the MLK Library. Black Space is a tiny house in the shape of the District, which has been a center of Black culture since the early 1900s. As D.C. residents, we all occupy black space, regardless of ethnicity or background.
Visitors will be invited to share their D.C. memories with the artist and create collaborative responses – photographs, poems, sketches, and oral histories, which will be catalogued and displayed in the house.
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.
Finally, it’s warm!!! Barbeques, Memorial Day celebrations, and the end of school is just ahead… along with pollen, bee stings and poison ivy. As you take the good with the bad, check out some of these interesting holidays by going to the websites below to learn more information: May 1 – Keep Kids Alive – Drive 25 DayMay 1 – National Day of Reason
There's a mystery at Martin Luther King Jr. Library and we need your help! Come out to the Children's Room (200) on May 10, 2014 at 11 a.m. to join our story time detective crew and help us solve a mystery during our Family Fun Time.
Join Us for an Eric Carle Inspired Family Fun Time
While the name Eric Carle often brings to mind images of a caterpillar or a brown bear, his career in picture book art can be attributed to a lobster. Carle first worked in New York City as a graphic designer with an advertising agency. His rendering of a lobster in an ad was seen by Bill Martin Jr.
Are you getting things together for prom a bit late this year? Did you miss the Prom Expo at the Martin Luther King Jr Memorial Library? On a budget? Don't panic. This is a guide just for you. Below you will find pro tips from participants of the Prom Expo that are affordable and will help with last minute planning.1. Make your own Corsage or Boutonniere!
Do you love spooky stories? Dressing up in costumes? Is one day a year – October 31 -- not enough time to truly revel in the darker side of life?Then Halfoween may be the holiday for you. The half-birthday of Halloween, Halfoween falls on May 1 every year.
April is nearing its end and May is not too far away. This spring we have seen many rainy days. We rarely have had an occurrence of going through three consecutive days without having to grab our rain boots and umbrellas. Although these cloudy days may make us feel a little down, we can smile knowing that beautiful flowers will be blooming in the near future.
The children's department wrapped up April's STEAM events with a Money Matters program. Focusing on the mathmatic properites of money, children also learned about the features, functions, and characteristics of money. They also learned about the symbols and phrases on our nation's currency. With this information children then designed thier own currency, focusing on what money might look like in the future! Want your kids to be more financially savy?Check out these titles from your local DC Public Library branch.