Come to this story time and listen to books from and about other parts of the world! With songs and fingerplays in different languages, this story time is a cultural experience for the whole family.
Around the World Story Time is for children ages 3-5 and their caregivers.
See you there!
Have you ever wondered what your favorite book would look like on film? Generations of filmmakers have answered that question by using literature as a reservoir for their creative vision.
"Books on Film" is a monthly series that celebrates the written word on film by screening movie versions of popular and classic books.
Films are screened on the second Monday of every month at 6 p.m. in Room A-5, located on library's lower level. Just call 202-727-0321 to see what's playing this month!
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!
The Aspiring Writers Circle meets on the second Tuesday of every month in the Digital Commons at 6 p.m.
A place for peer support and networking for new and emerging writers, the Circle is open to Playwrights and Poets, Bloggers and Freelancers, Children’s authors and Graphic Novelists, Fiction and Nonfiction writers.
Join the conversation! This Twitter book club meets every second 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.
Did you read the Mary Poppins books as a child, or maybe to your own children as an adult? Or maybe you just loved the movie--with Dick van Dyke and Julie Andrews, what's not to like? Then there's just plain curiosity as to how a movie musical gets made in the first place.
Every Friday, the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library Children's Room hosts a STEAM Team program for children aged 6-12 at 4 p.m. STEAM is a framework for learning based on Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math.
Knitters and crocheters know that there is no such thing as too much yarn, but we also know that it can be an expensive addiction, er, habit. Come to the Knitty Gritty Committee's first-ever yarn swap, and we'll trade stashes, needles, notions and other fiber artsy supplies. You could go home with the makings of a new project for free!
George W. Veditz' historic 1913 film Preservation of the Sign Language, a silent film, will be shown on Monday, April 7 in the Great Hall.The film is in American Sign Language with no voice or captions.
Back by popular demand, what had begun as a trial course in Audio Storytelling is now an ongoing, four-part course for the foreseeable future. Beginning in April, students will meet on the first four Thursdays of each month at 6:30 p.m in the Digital Commons. The goal of this course is to teach the basics of audio storytelling.
Wednesday night I had the great opportunity to attend a reception at the Embassy of Singapore in honor of author Audrey Chin's latest book As the Heart Bones Break. It was a gala event with the Ambassador of Singapore, his wife, representatives from the DC Public Library, and the local Singaporean community.
Shortly after elderly Jane Neal finally agrees to participate in the art show to be held in her small village outside of Montreal, she is killed by an arrow through the heart.As Chief Inspector Gamache investigates, he wonders if her unusual artwork provides a clue to her murder.
On Display in the Great Hall -- and Now Available Online!
The Special Collections Department of the DC Public Library presents an exhibit on The Evening Star newspaper in the Great Hall lobby - to be displayed through mid-April. The exhibit features historic photos, archival documents and original newspapers from Washington's premier daily paper.