BARS is a creative workshop for youth who enjoy rapping and writing spoken word poems. Join "Words, Beats and Life" in Teen Space every Tuesday from January until June to write new songs to original beats & poems and to record and perform. Spend your time making art that makes a difference in your community!
The BARS workshop will end in June with a culminating performance by workshop participants.
This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
Get up and get moving at our Toddler Story Times. These 20-30 minute programs are full of books, songs and fun activities that are designed to help develop your child’s language skills. Children ages 18-36 months and their caregivers are encouraged to engage with the stories and activities and participate in the program along with the children.
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.
A story time experience for our youngest library users and their caregivers. These 20-30 minutes story times introduce books, songs, rhymes, tickles and bounces developmentally appropriate for children ages birth to when they start walking. Baby Lap Time is a wonderful way to introduce your child to the joys of reading in a positive and fun atmosphere. This story time is designed so the baby will be in their caregiver’s lap and the grownup is actively involved in the program. It is recommended that each child have their own adult with them.
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.
Traveling around the world is enticing, but hiking the Pacific Crest Trail, alone, with just your thoughts and a bag full of condoms? Now that's a story.Join Anne and TaChalla in DCPL's soon to be favorite book club, Read This NOT That! Anne and TaChalla read books that they (and others) consider to be overrated and offer you some much better alternatives. This episode, Anne and TaChalla discuss Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert and Wild by Cheryl Strayed.
Come in out of the heat this July and learn how to make a beverage cozy for your favorite ice cold (or hot) drink of choice. They can be knitted or crocheted and make quick last minute gifts. Watch as an extremely simple pattern can be transformed with a little bit of seaming and duplicate stitch.
Sometimes it's tough to go inside on a beautiful summer day. Good news: you can enjoy stories and songs AND soak up the sun at our weekly outdoor storytime! In conjunction with CityCenterDC, librarians from the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library will be hosting a preschool storytime for the community's children, their, families, and caregivers on Thursdays at 11 a.m. Storytime will be held in the CityCenter's Plaza at 9th and H Street NW.