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.
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Battle Subway Pokémon League

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

New Meeting Room! If you love Pokémon, you won't want to miss this.  Battle Subway is an official league of the Pokémon Company International.
Capital Tangueros

Library Tango Practica

Saturday, July 9, 2016, 2:30 p.m.

Learn and practice the Argentine Tango with Bahman Aryana of Rendezvous Tango. Classes held at MLK Library the 1st, 2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month. On 3rd Saturdays, classes are held at the Southwest Neighborhood Library. All levels welcome.  
Sign Language ABC

Let's Communicate in American Sign Language: Beginning Level

Saturday, July 9, 2016, 4 p.m.

Join us in this beginning level class, which covers 100+ ASL vocabulary words and rules of grammar. Any skill level is welcome to join the class to review what you know, learn new signs, and practice conversation. The class is FREE. No need to register. However since space is limited, participation is limited to those who show up early enough to get a seat in the class. The class runs weekly from June 11 - August 13, 2016 from 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. in the Center for Accessibility Learning Lab, room 215.     
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Book Share

Sunday, July 10, 2016, 2 p.m.

Let’s talk books, the characters in them, and the writers who created them. We’ll ask lots of thinking  questions that have no right answers—we want to hear what YOU have to say.  Bring your opinions! Ages 6-12. No registration required. Please call 202-727-1248 with any questions.  
Baby and Toddler Story Time

Baby and Toddler Story Time

Monday, July 11, 2016, 10 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. 
Preschool Story Time

Preschool Story Time

Monday, July 11, 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.
Sign Language ABC

Let's Communicate in American Sign Language: Beginning Level

Monday, July 11, 2016, 5:30 p.m.

Join us in this beginning level class, which covers 100+ ASL vocabulary words and rules of grammar. Any skill level is welcome to join the class to review what you know, learn new signs, and practice conversation. The class is FREE. No need to register. However since space is limited, participation is limited to those who show up early enough to get a seat in the class. The class runs weekly from June 6 - August 15, 2016 from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. in the Center for Accessibility Learning Lab, room 215.     
Pajama Story Time

Pajama Story Time

Monday, July 11, 2016, 7 p.m.

An evening story time where pajamas are encouraged but not required. These 30-40 minute evening programs are designed to delight children of all ages. Filled with stories and activities that promote and develop language skills and imagination, these programs encourage children to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning. 
Preschool Storytime

Preschool Story Time

Tuesday, July 12, 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.  

Aspiring Writers Circle

Tuesday, July 12, 2016, 6 p.m.

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. 

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