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.
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!
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!
It's just what it says on the tin: movies with some element of realism, some parsimonious narrative shred of the numinous, the impossible, the beguilingly made-up. Planets uninhabited and otherwise, fairies, space marines, time travel, wayward otherworldly machines, and the reality-bending light-out-of-darkness of every universe. And, perhaps, a little adventure and romance, if our voyage permits.
Calling all music lovers!Please join us in the Great Hall on Thursday, Feb. 20 at 6:30 p.m. for a jazzy evening featuring pianist Michael Brookins.Michael Brookins has played piano for the last 30 years in the Washington, D.C. and Chicago Metropolitan areas. He has been involved in the formation of several gospel/jazz fusion bands on the local scene.
We devour books in the Popular Library. In fact, nothing between two covers is safe from us. If you get your fill this way, too, you may be delighted to know that the Brown Bag Book Club has had a makeover.
On Saturday, Feb. 1, the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library Children's Room hosted a Black History Month Kickoff Celebration. With crafts, stories, and puppets, we got Black History Month off to a great start at the library. One of the crafts we did was make patches for the Library's very own Freedom Quilt.
Learn about how far a firm handshake and solid cover letter can take you
Summer's around the corner, and with it comes the summer job market. From day camps to scooping ice cream, there are lots of options for teens to earn some money. Here are a few pieces of advice that can help you land the job you want:
Romeo and Juliet? Superman and Lois Lane? Hermione and Ron? Who is your favorite couple? Stop by Teen Space on the second floor of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial library and fill out a candy heart letting us know who the lovely pair is, and we'll put it on display!
Civil Rights Open Mic hosted by Derrick Weston Brown
Celebrate Black History Month with the power of the word by joining us on Wednesday, Feb. 12 at 6 p.m. for a rousing Civil Rights-themed Open Mic hosted by Derrick Weston Brown of Busboys and Poets.We will begin to accept sign-ups at 5:30 p.m. in the Great Hall.All ages welcome.Bring your best poem about any Civil Rights issue!