Come read, sing and play with your baby at the library!
This storytime is held in the Children's Room on the second floor of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library.
For children ages birth to 1 year old and caregivers.
See you there!
Join us for an afternoon of standard classical church music and heritage music featuring the Morehouse College Glee Club and Quartet, one of America's oldest all-male collegiate glee clubs.
See you at the concert!
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.
Looking for a fun, family oriented, weekend activity? Look no further!
Children and their families are encouraged to let loose and have a ball in the library. Every Saturday, come prepared to laugh, play and have fun!
Please call the Children's Desk at 202-727-1248 to find out the specific theme for the week.
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!
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!
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.