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 story time 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 and their caregivers.
See you there!
This story time helps children with early language and literacy skills through reading stories, singing songs, learning new rhymes and honing visual literacy skills with the librarian.
Ages 3-5 in the Children's Room.
Janel Leppin is a cello virtuoso and multi-instrumentalist; an architect of acoustic and analog sound; a haunting and almost mythic singer with a sharp political consciousness. A celebrated young voice with a dedicated following on D.C.’s jazz and improvised music scene, Leppin shows off another side on Treaty, her solo debut as Mellow Diamond. It ventures even further down the ethereal path she’s blazed with the acclaimed duo Janel and Anthony, and lands her in the realm of experimental dream-pop.
DC Public Library has a huge collection of databases. You can:
learn a new hobby
check your favorite stocks and investments
study for a certification exam
research your family tree
and much more! Click here for the full list.
The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library Teen Space is a Maker Camp site!
From July 6 to Aug. 14, we will be doing exciting experiments and projects Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 4-6 p.m. and Fridays, 4-5:30 p.m.
Children ages 8 and older and teens are invited to come join the fun every day of the camp or to just drop in whenever they are free.
No registration is necessary.
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.
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.
The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library has dance fever! On Saturday, April 19 at 11 a.m., the Children's Department at MLK Library will host a special Family Fun Time filled with dancing, stories and crafts to get your feet moving and creativity flowing!
'Capital Beer: A Heady History of Brewing in Washington, D.C.'
Join author and beer scholar Garrett Peck as he taps the history of brewing in the nation's capital and introduces the new brewers leading D.C.'s recent craft beer revival. This event is co-sponsored by DC Public Library's Special Collections Department and the Historical Society of Washington, D.C.
April showers bring May flowers … April showers bring May flowers …Repeat this 100 times a day, and you may get through this damp and messy month.But in the meantime, check out some of these interesting holidays by going to the websites below to learn more information: April 1 – National Fun at Work DayApril 1-30 – Library Snapshot Day
Information Services at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library is staffed by 12 info-savvy, book-hungry librarians. Each month, we'll share a few of our current staff reads. For the full list, visit the display in Room 209 at MLK.Dunnell's Pick
Did you read the Mary Poppins books as a child, or maybe to your own children as an adult? Or maybe you just loved the movie--with Dick van Dyke and Julie Andrews, what's not to like? Then there's just plain curiosity as to how a movie musical gets made in the first place.
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.