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.
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.
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!
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!
The Library is happy to announce the return of Books & Bites!Join us each Wednesday, beginning June 3, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. in front of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library. You can purchase a unique and tasty meal from a food truck, check out the latest hot titles, watch movies from our Criterion collection and sign up for Summer Reading!
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
Are you a job seeker in need of assistance with your job search process? Then please attend the Job Seekers Drop-In Clinic, sponsored by the DC Public Library, where you will be able to accomplish the job-seeking tasks that support a successful job search..The Job Seekers Drop-In Clinic is conducted in the Computer Lab, Room 311, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Drop-In services include individualized assistance with the following job-seeking tasks:
Creating an email account
Establishing a job board account
On the first Thursday of each month, the DC Public Library presents a performance of chamber music. The recital is held at noon in room A-5. Performers include internationally known, local musicians.For more information, please contact the Information Services Department, 202-727-1291.
Pop!Street Fashion is an experimental collection of patron street fashion at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library. It is devoted to photographically documenting the sartorial narratives of patrons who visit the library. Please email My Nguyen for more information.Meet Koya.
Please join us in the Great Hall on Saturday, Jan. 18 at 1 p.m. for a very special event.Collective Voices will present the 18th Annual Poetry Extravaganza in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.There will be a performance by the Malcolm X Drummers and Dancers and many other special guests, including Washington, DC Poet Laureate, Dolores Kendrick.
This year was a bumper crop of stellar cookbooks. I’ve put together a brief list of some of my favorites and, of course, my biases come through.I love ethnic food and I’m becoming more and more fascinated with inventive and imaginative vegetarian cuisine. Below are six of the best cookbooks that were published in 2013.
Intergenerational Stories of Civil and Human Rights
On Jan. 16 at 6 p.m., we present All Together Now: Intergenerational Stories of Civil and Human Rights, a collaboration between Special Collections' Washingtoniana Department and the Center for Digital Storytelling.
The Special Collections Department of the DC Public Library is delighted to unveil a new exhibit, "Haunted Houses of Washington." Selected images from the Washington Star and Washington Historic Image photograph collections, news articles from local papers, and ephemera from the vertical files will be on display in the Washingtoniana Room (307) through February.