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.
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.
Learn basic word-processing features that can help you to create letters, résumés, faxes and other documents that are used to apply for jobs. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis.
Instructor: K. Lewis
Computer Lab, Room 311
Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well and the skills acquired in the PC Basics class.
You will learn to:
Identify and navigate the basic features and elements of the Microsoft Word window.
Execute multiple text-selection techniques.
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.
Curated By: Pleasant Plains Workshop and The General Store, Inc.This two-hour event will showcase D.C. artists, DJ’s, dancers and pioneers in both the D.C. House Music scene and the Hand Dancing tradition. The show will be part educational, part dance party. T
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.
On January 13, at 6 p.m., join us for our Movie of the Month, Alfred Hitchcock's The Lady Vanishes. In this suspenseful romantic comedy, Margaret Lockwood and Michael Redgrave work to unravel a conspiracy as they race against time to save a woman's life.
This early Hitchcock work doesn't disappoint and the 1938 thriller reflects the troubled era in which which it was made.
A weekly film series for adults at 6 p.m. in Auditorium A-5
Join us for Tuesday Night Movies, a weekly film series for Adults at 6 p.m. in Auditorium A-5.
January has something for everyone: Fantasy, Drama, Comedy and Action!
Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning star in this dark fairytale.
97 mins. 2014 PG
Jan. 13The Lady Vanishes
Win a free book to gift to yourself or someone you love
The Good Book Giveaway returns just in time for the holiday season. If you are thinking of giving a book as a gift or just need something to read in your travels, try your luck.
A list of books available is listed on the entry form found at the link below. Readers can win fiction or nonfiction titles.
The Giveaway will end at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 19th. Winners will be notified by Saturday, Dec. 20th. Winners will have until Saturday, Jan. 10 to pick up their prized book.
Pick a book, any book for a chance to win:
Are your bells a little jingled this year? Have the holidays got you spinning like a dreidel? Take a breath and read. We in Adult Services have been having a bit of a holiday hiatus, and we have been happily cracking the books. Here are some of our picks:
On Thursday, Dec. 4, more than 250 people came to the MLK Jr. Memorial Library for our second Library Basement Show. The talented teenagers Nox opened the show, followed by hardcore Blockhead, and topped with elegant yet angry Priests!
James Ellroy experienced two tragedies in his childhood and teen years: his mother’s unsolved murder and his father’s passing years later. James also took a step into the criminal world and paid for his actions.
Cuddle up to books this winter break and be eligible to receive a Chipotle gift card!
This winter break, between Dec. 21 and Jan. 3, elementary and middle school students who visit their neighborhood branch can be eligible to receive a Chipotle gift card for sharing their winter reading with their librarian.