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!
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.
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
Come kick back and relax in Teen Space. Wednesdays at 4 p.m., we will feature movies, talk about books, sing karaoke, hang out, and more.
It will be different week to week, so give us a call to find out a certain week's plan 202-727-5535.
See you there!
Are you a job seeker in need of assistance with your job search process? Are you a job seeker or a recently hired employee? Are you having difficulties getting or keeping a job? Then please attend the Job Seekers Drop-In and Legal Clinic, sponsored by the DC Public Library and the Neighborhood Legal Services Program, where you will be able to accomplish job search tasks and address any job seeking issues that can be legally resolved.
Both Drop-In and Legal Clinic services are conducted in the Computer Lab, Room 311, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
This interactive, multi-media exhibit for all ages celebrates the bookmaking of children’s author and illustrator, Brian Selznick—his exquisite artistry, experimentation with form and narrative and spellbinding storytelling. It is timed to engage visitors with Selznick’s work and themes in anticipation of his May 8 lecture and May 9 family program at the library; visit dclibrary.org/selznick for details.
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.
Ever wondered how sound works? Explore the world of sound with an experiment using common household items. Then make more noise with the crafty kazoos we'll be making and decorating ourselves. Ages 6-12.
Want to try your own experiments at home? Check out these great books for ideas:
Experiments With Sound and Hearing by Chris Woodford
Please join us in the Black Studies Center on Saturday, Jan. 24 at 2 p.m. for a special event featuring Naomi Ruth Barber King, sister-in-law of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Mrs. King will discuss her book, A.D. and M.L. King: Two Brothers Who Dared To Dream.
Books will be available for purchase.
Please join us for the first annual Black Studies Center Film Festival!
All films will take place on Wednesdays from 12-2 p.m. in the Black Studies Center starting on Jan. 14. Here is the exciting and thought-provoking lineup:
Jan. 14: MLK: A Call To Conscience
Jan. 21: Eyes on the Prize: Awakenings
Jan. 28: Eyes on the Prize: Mississippi, Is this America?
Feb. 4: Do the Right Thing
It's time for all your bullet sweating, pencil chewing, and page stacking to come to an end. And a new beginning.
Nothing beats a keen eye and a clean draft to whip a manuscript into shape.
Join us at Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library on Monday, Jan. 26 at 6 p.m. in Room 207. There you will share your manuscript with a like-minded writer who will edit your work. In turn, they will share theirs to be edited as well.
Staff will make a record of the swap and provide reference materials for the job at hand.
19th Annual Tribute Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Please join Collective Voices on Saturday, Jan. 17 in the Great Hall from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. for the 19th Annual Poetry Extravaganza honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
In addition to Collective Voices, this event will feature youth poets, the Malcolm X Drummers and Dancers, The Sacred Dance Ensemble, and many others.
For all ages!
The library's closed, but dclibrary.org is open 24/7!
All library locations are closed today, but there's myriad ways you can enjoy the library online!
1. Have your own film festival at home.
View films from major festivals like Sundance, Tribeca and more. Log into IndieFlix with your library card.
Here's a fun exercise: What character in literature is most like you?
Alter ego or doppelganger, you might be surprised to learn the answer. Or, it just might explain your particular reading taste.
Many thanks to the folks at Kobo for providing this fun and classy holiday diversion.
Who is Your Literary Alter Ego? Click here to take the test.
For its annual Martin Luther King Jr. Week of festivities from Jan. 11 to Jan. 15 the DC Public Library proudly celebrates "A Century of Black Life, Culture and History."
It is fitting that Howard Dodson Jr., Director of Howard University Libraries and Director of Moorland-Spingarn Research Center, will deliver the keynote address on Jan. 14 at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the Great Hall.