Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

Trading Card Meetup

Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014, 12 p.m.

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. 

Gamers Galore

Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014, 3:30 p.m.

Come to the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library Teen Space to get your game on every Saturday afternoon.  From our variety of board games and trading card games to our stock of video games for the Nintendo Wii and XBox 360, we have something for everyone to play and enjoy!Ages 13-19. 

STEAM Team

Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014, 2 p.m.

Are you interested in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and/or Mathematics? Join us to design, construct, discover, create, and so much more!  Ages 6-12.

Around the World Storytime

Monday, Dec. 15, 2014, 11 a.m.

Come to this storytime and listen to books from and about other parts of the world! With songs and fingerplays in different languages, this storytime is a cultural experience for the whole family.Around the World Storytime is for children ages 3-5 and their caregivers.See you there!

Adobe Illustrator

Monday, Dec. 15, 2014, 6 p.m.

Come learn the basics of Adobe Illustrator CS6.Classes will explore the functions of most of the items in the toolbox.All classes are on a first-come, first-served basis.

Digital Drop-In

Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014, 12:30 p.m.

New Year, New Name, New Service!Got an issue with technology?  Come let us troubleshoot. Want to download free books, music, movies and magazines to your device or computer? Come let us walk you through it.Have a question about how digital things work? Come let us help you find the answer!

DC Youth Slam Team Poetry Workshop

Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014, 4:30 p.m.

Come to the Teen Space every Tuesday afternoon to participate in an exciting poetry workshop and let your imagination soar.Workshop is run as part of the DC Youth Slam Team, a subset of the Split This Rock poets association. Please contact Jonathan Tucker at 202.787.5279 to sign up for the class.Ages 13-19.

Tales for Twos and Threes

Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, 10 a.m.

Children will hear short stories, sing, do fingerplays, and dance and move to popular songs. 

Preschool Story Time

Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, 11 a.m.

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.
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Breaking Barriers to Employment: Pregnancy and Family Responsibilities

Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, 2 p.m.

Are you a jobseeker with questions about pregnancy and family responsibilities?  Do you believe that your pregnancy or family responsibilities are preventing you from getting or keeping a job?  As part of the DC Public Library and Neighborhood Legal Services Program’s (NLSP’s) Breaking Barriers to Employment series, special guests from First Shift Justice Project will give a one-hour-and-15-minute (2-3:15 p.m.) presentation on how pregnancy and child care duties may affect your employment prospects.

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