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.

Mega Maker

Saturday, July 16, 2016, 2 p.m.

Maker Month is here!   From July 5 to July 30, join us for hands-on, creative workshops Saturday, July 2nd, July 16th, and July 23rd from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m.   Weekly Themes: July 5-10: Fantasy July 11-17: Motion July 18-24: Fun & Games July 25-30: Engineering & Electronics   Ages 8-19 are invited to come join the fun. No registration necessary.  
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Battle Subway Pokémon League

Saturday, July 16, 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.
Sign Language ABC

Let's Communicate in American Sign Language: Beginning Level

Saturday, July 16, 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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Lego Club

Sunday, July 17, 2016, 2 p.m.

It's the Third Sunday of the month --- time for Lego Club!  Here’s your opportunity to build, design, imagine, and compete! Some meetings, we'll free build. For other gatherings, we'll have specific challenges. Come ready to create!  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 18, 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 18, 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 18, 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 18, 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 19, 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.  

Tech Talk Tuesdays

Tuesday, July 19, 2016, 6:30 p.m.

Tech Talk Tuesdays take place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in room 215, Center for Accessibility, at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library (Please check the DCPL calendar for changes during and immediately after holidays.) This meet-up is an opportunity for assistive technology users to get together and share information on specific topics.

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