Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

The DC Public Library will be closed for Memorial Day on Sunday, May 29 and Monday, May 30.
Baby and Toddler Story Time

Baby and Toddler Story Time

Thursday, July 7, 2016, 11 a.m.

These 20-30 minute story times are full of books, songs, rhymes and fingerplays for children birth to two years old. Our Baby and Toddler Story Time is a great way to introduce your child to language skills in a positive and fun environment. With slightly more activity and movement than our lap times, children and their caregivers are encouraged to engage with the books and songs and to actively participate in the program. 

Brown Bag Chamber Recital

Thursday, July 7, 2016, 12 p.m.

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.
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Author Jane Mayer in Conversation with Hanna Rosen

Thursday, July 7, 2016, 6 p.m.

Jane Mayer, staff writer for The New Yorker and the author of three bestselling and critically acclaimed books, will appear in conversation with Hanna Rosen, co-host of NPR's Invisibilia podcast, and a national correspondent at the Atlantic. They will discuss Mayer’s latest book, Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right.
Toddler Story Time

Toddler Story Time

Friday, July 8, 2016, 10 a.m.

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. 
Preschool Story Time

Preschool Story Time

Friday, July 8, 2016, 11 a.m.

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.
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Friday Lunch and Learn

Friday, July 8, 2016, 12 p.m.

Friday Lunch and Learn is an hour-long bring-your-own brown-bag lunch and Adaptive Technology discussion held in room 215, Center for Accessibility at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library every Friday from 12 noon to 1:00 p.m. It is an opportunity for people enrolled in the JAWS classes to share information.
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Trading Card Meetup

Saturday, July 9, 2016, 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. Enjoy swapability at the expense of your opponents and win weekly bragging rights.  Players will meet until 5 p.m. in Gallery A-6, located on the Lower Level. Games are open to adults and teens and tournaments will be held twice a year. So, come one, come all; just come ready.
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Games for All!

Saturday, July 9, 2016, 1 p.m.

All Ages Gaming at Your Favorite Downtown Library
Christiana Drapkin & BOP GOES THE WEASEL:  Jazz for Kids

Christiana Drapkin & BOP GOES THE WEASEL: Jazz for Kids

Saturday, July 9, 2016, 2 p.m.

Christiana Drapkin and her jazz group, BOP GOES THE WEASEL, introduce young audiences to the fun of live jazz performance.  You will want to sing along, clap to the rhythm, snap your fingers and get up and dance!   For ages 3-10
Summer Board Game Olympics

Summer Board Game Olympics

Saturday, July 9, 2016, 2 p.m.

Play a variety of games and win achievements.  The world of board games is as diverse and interesting as the world of books. Explore different genres of games and collect points. This program takes place in the Center for Accessibility. For teens, ages 13-19.