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.
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.
DC Public Library has a huge collection of databases. You can:
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Children's author and illustrator Brian Selznick will give the 2015 May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture. The title of his talk will be Love Is a Dangerous Angel: Thoughts on Queerness and Family in Children's Books.
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.
Meet award-winning children's author and illustrator Brian Selznick. Children may ask questions of Selznick during the first portion of the program. They will then have a chance to meet him and have up to four books signed.
Books may be purchased onsite or brought from home. This will be a great time to explore the multi-media, interactive exhibit, “Building Wonder, Designing Dreams: The Bookmaking of Brian Selznick,” and to try out a variety of staff-led activities related to Selznick’s books. Call 202-727-1248 for more information.
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!
Join us in this beginners' level class, which covers 100+ ASL vocabulary words and rules of grammar.
Any level is welcome to join the class, review what you know, learn new signs, practice conversation.
FREE and open to the public. No need to register.
Instructor: Cheryl Lewis.
Room A-3 (“A” Level)
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.
Registration for the July sessions of the popular Audio Storytelling Workshop, which is a four-part course, is still open. Now is your chance, if you have been considering trying this unique podcasting course.Students will meet on the first four Thursdays in July at 6:30 p.m in the Digital Commons. The goal of the course is to teach the basics of audio storytelling.
Come see our interactive display and try your hand at making poetry!
National Poetry Month began in 1996 when the Academy of American Poets wanted to raise awareness and celebrate the past and present of poetry in the United States. Now it takes place every April, and this year at MLK we’re celebrating the diversity of American poets writing right now.
We had a ton of fun at our kids' karaoke event at the MLK Library on April 13, though you don't have to wait for a library event to break out into song. Why not have a family karaoke night at home? It's simple to plan, fun for all ages, and doesn't have to break the bank.
DC Public Library has just had our Prom Expo on Saturday April 5 at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library Teen Space. Expect to see some pictures and highlights of the Expo up soon. But in the meantime, if you need help preparing for your prom, school dance, or other social event, we have plenty of resources available to you.
Beginning in 1937, the ALA (American Library Association) began awarding the prestigious Caldecott medal to the illustrator of America's "most distinguished picture book for children." The medal gets its name from Randolph Caldecott, an influential 19th century English illustrator.