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.
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.
Join DCPL customers and staff for coffee, conversation, and sometimes even a craft on the 1st and 3rd Fridays of each month at MLK in the Great Hall. In the uniquely vibrant and dynamic space that is DCPL, Coffee & Conversation brings together customers from all walks of life in informal conversation focused on relevant and engaging topics discussed over a cup of coffee.
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.
Friday Lunch and Learn is an hour-long bring-your-own brown-bag lunch and Adaptive Technology discussion held in room 215, Center for Accessibility at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library every Friday from 12 noon to 1:00 p.m. It is an opportunity for people enrolled in the JAWS classes to share information.
Coup Sauvage & the Snips play music that is celebratory and revelatory. Accusatory and against authority. Confrontational and informational. A soundtrack for the children to watch the first-world burn. Ready? Doesn’t matter.
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. Enjoy swapability at the expense of your opponents and win weekly bragging rights.
Players will meet until 5 p.m. in Gallery A-6, located on the Lower Level. Games are open to adults and teens and tournaments will be held twice a year.
So, come one, come all; just come ready.
Saturday Technology Training Sessions are an opportunity for members of the Adaptive Technology community to get together and share information in an open environment. Adaptive Technologies are broadly defined to include assistive software, hardware, and systems (like screen readers, speech-to-text, and video-relay-services), but also any procedure for success or approach to achieving a goal that is important to participants.
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.
July 5-10: Fantasy
July 11-17: Motion
July 18-24: Fun & Games
July 25-30: Engineering & Electronics
Children ages 8 and older and teens are invited to come join the fun.
No registration necessary.
FIFA World Cup 2014, the biggest and most anticipated soccer fest on the globe, is off to a fast and furious start. FIFA, an acronym for Fédération Internationale de Football Association, is the governing organization of international football.
As part of the sesquicentennial celebration of the Battle of Fort Stevens join nationally-known military historian and authority on the Defenses of Washington, Dr. Ben F. Cooling, for an engaging presentation and discussion of his new book on the famous battle.
It's your favorite book club again. This time with a special guest, Detective Hugh Dunnit! Join Peter, TaChalla, and a former librarian turned detective as we investigative the mystery novel, When the Killing Starts by Ted Wood.
Fireworks make us loud and proud, but Independence Day is just one of the many holidays we can celebrate in July. Learn about some of the weird holidays that happen this month by clicking on the links below, and see if they make as a big a BOOM in your life as the fireworks on the Fourth. July 1-31 – Cell Phone Courtesy MonthJuly 1-31 – International Zine Month
In honor of the 50th anniversary of the passage and signing of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, one of the most iconic symbols of the struggle for democracy, equality, and justice, the Special Collections Department of the DC Public Library is proud to present a photograph exhibit "Let Us Close the Springs of Racial Poison: The 50th Anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act."
Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library's Children's Department hosted a pajama party on Saturday, June 21 as part of its Family Fun Time series, a weekly event that incorporates storytime with activities and crafts.A group of eager, pajama-clad little ones joined us for lots of pajama stories (like these):
Please join us in the Black Studies Center at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library on Saturday, July 12 from 2 to 4 p.m. for a book talk with Lloyd Pinchback, Go-Go musician and author of The Soul Searchers 1968-1978: A Decade of Memories.Learn about the early years of the band that dominated DC's music scene for over 30 years. Autographed copies will be available for sale.