Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

On May 8, Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library will close at 3 p.m. to set up for the Arbuthnot Honor Lecture featuring Brian Selznick.
Come to STEAM Team at MLK Library

STEAM Team

Sunday, July 19, 2015, 2 p.m.

Are you interested in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and/or Mathematics? Join us to design, construct, discover, create, and so much more! Topics change from week to week, so give us a call to ask about a certain week's plan at 202-727-1248. Ages 6-12 in the Children's Room.
Globe

Around the World Story Time

Monday, July 20, 2015, 11 a.m.

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!
The Casual Vacancy book cover.

Fiction Lover's Book Club

Monday, July 20, 2015, 6:30 p.m.

Please join The Fiction Lover's Book Club as we discuss J.K. Rowling's The Casual Vacancy.

Digital Drop-In

Tuesday, July 21, 2015, 12:30 p.m.

New Year, New Name, New Service! Got an issue with technology?  Come let us troubleshoot.  Want to download free books, music, movies and magazines to your device or computer? Come let us walk you through it. Have a question about how digital things work? Come let us help you find the answer!
Tales for Twos and Threes

Tales for Twos and Threes

Wednesday, July 22, 2015, 10 a.m.

Children will hear short stories, sing, do fingerplays, dance, and move to popular songs.  For ages 2-3 and their caregivers.
Tales for Preschoolers

Preschool Story Time

Wednesday, July 22, 2015, 11 a.m.

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. 

brown bag book chat.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015, 12 p.m.

Join the conversation!  This Twitter book club meets every Wednesday of the month at lunchtime to compare notes with library staffers on what you're currently reading.  Love it or hate it, we want to know.  Or you can share in person. Just drop into the Popular Library during the meeting and get a free book or audiobook and a stylish but sturdy library tote to carry home your treasure. The meetings are held from 12 noon until 1 p.m at #brownbagdc
Story Time for One-Year-Olds

Wonderful Ones

Thursday, July 23, 2015, 10 a.m.

An interactive story time to encourage early literacy skills for 1-year-old children through stories, songs and rhymes. Ages 12-24 months.
Tales for Twos and Threes

Tales for Twos and Threes

Thursday, July 23, 2015, 11 a.m.

Children will hear short stories, sing, do fingerplays, dance, and move to popular songs.  For ages 2-3 and their caregivers.
Digital Audio Storytelling

Audio Storytelling Workshop

Thursday, July 23, 2015, 6:30 p.m.

  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. 

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