This story time helps children with early language and literacy skills through reading stories, singing songs, learning new rhymes and honing visual literacy skills with the librarian.
Ages 3-5 in the Children's Room.
Join the conversation! This Twitter book club meets every Wednesday of the month at lunchtime to compare notes with library staffers on what you're currently reading. Love it or hate it, we want to know.
Or you can share in person. Just drop into the Popular Library during the meeting and get a free book or audiobook and a stylish but sturdy library tote to carry home your treasure.
The meetings are held from 12 noon until 1 p.m at
Come kick back and relax in Teen Space. Wednesdays at 4 p.m., we will feature movies, talk about books, sing karaoke, hang out, and more.
It will be different week to week, so give us a call to find out a certain week's plan 202-727-5535.
See you there!
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, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
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.
On the first Thursday of each month, the DC Public Library presents a performance of chamber music. The recital is held at noon in room A-5. Performers include internationally known, local musicians.For more information, please contact the Information Services Department, 202-727-1291.
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.
The DC Public Library Special Collections Department is celebrating Pride Month with an exhibit highlighting items from Washington's gay and lesbian history. The exhibit features sermons, church bulletins and papers from the R. Michael Vanzant/Faith Temple Collection in the DC Community Archives.
The MLK Sci-Fi and Fantasy Book Club is looking for a new name! Something shorter and less clunky... something that invokes enchanted quests and the mysterious depths of space... or at least something that looks good on a T-shirt. Results will be announced next month. And in the meantime, don't forget to stop by the Popular Library to pick up a copy of June's book club pick, Octavia Butler's Dawn, and join us for discussion on the 18th!
Summertime has finally come, and with it, some time to do what you want rather than what you need to do for work and school. With that in mind, learn about some of the weird holidays that happen this month by clicking on the links below, and see if there’s something new and exciting you would like to try. June 1 – National Cancer Survivors Day June 1 – Say Something Nice Day
The library is the perfect place to introduce children to new experiences. From multi-cultural story times to STEAM activities, the familiar space of the library can be where you child can safely explore something completely unexpected and surprising.