The Memory Lab is our latest DIY space where you can digitize your home movies, scan photographs and slides, and learn how to care for your physical and digital family heirlooms.
Want to learn more about the Memory Lab? Come to the Digital Commons 1-2 p.m. to get a tour of the lab and ask questions about your personal archiving project.
It's the Third Sunday of the month --- time for Lego Club!
Here’s your opportunity to build, design, imagine, and compete!
Some meetings, we'll free build. For other gatherings, we'll have specific challenges. Come ready to create!
No registration required.
Please call 202-727-1248 with any questions.
These 20-30 minute story times are full of books, songs, rhymes and fingerplays for children birth to two years old. Our Baby and Toddler Story Time is a great way to introduce your child to language skills in a positive and fun environment. With slightly more activity and movement than our lap times, children and their caregivers are encouraged to engage with the books and songs and to actively participate in the program.
Share the fun of reading with your children ages 3-5 years. Children and their caregivers, will explore stories and activities to encourage children to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning. These 30-40 minute programs are designed to promote language and listening skills, expand children’s imaginations and arouse their curiosity about the world around them.
New to social media? Unsure of what you should and should not post on your Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram?
This class is for you!
Join us and learn how much of your personal information you should share on social media.
We will go over best safety practices when using social media, social media guidelines, and discuss any issues you're having with your private account(s).
Learn to use the basic features of Web-based email and the significant function of attaching a document, such as your résumé, to your email transmission. The job search process requires that you have an established email account. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis.
Instructor: J. Jackson
Computer Lab, Room 311
Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well, and the skills acquired in PC Basics, Word I Basics and Web I Basics.
You will learn to:
Celebrate National Bike Month with us by creating fun and fabulous decorations for your bikes, including bike license plates, noisemakers, streamers, and more. We'll provide the supplies, you bring your creativity!
Can't wait until May 30? See what else is going on throughout DC Public Library to celebrate Bike Month by clicking on the "National Bike Month" tag at the bottom of the page.
And be sure to check out our vast collection of children's picture books about bikes, such as these popular titles:
Hans Kindler, the conductor and founder of the National Symphony Orchestra from 1931 to 1949, donated his extensive orchestral score collection to the DC Public Library. Today, local and area orchestras can check out music for their upcoming concerts, relieving a bit of the financial stress of running a local arts organization.
DC Public Library proudly screens four films from the Fourth Annual ReelAbilities Film Festival. Watch entertaining and evocative films that will challenge concepts and/or assumptions about disability, regardless of race, religion, or geography.
BipolarizedMonday, April 27, 6 p.m.
Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library
Kick back with us in Teen Space and celebrate Pride Month by watching videos from It Gets Better, a project to show lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth that it does get better, and to inspire the changes needed to make it better for them.
Also be sure to check out our collection of titles for LGBTQ youth:
Sometimes during your life, the line between fantasy and reality is blurred. In Annabelle’s case, the line has completely vanished. Her dreams have become so vivid that she can't tell if she's dreaming or if she's awake. Lately, she’s been dreaming of the perfect boy who gives her the perfect kiss. He haunts her waking thoughts and she draws sketches of him constantly.
Celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month in the Black Studies Center!
Jazz it up this month and join us for three films in honor of Jazz Appreciation Month!
Each film begins at 6:00 PM on Mondays in the Black Studies Center.
April 13: Santana, Hymns for Peace: Live in Montreaux 2004
April 20: Sonny Rollins: Live '65 & '68
April 27: MIles Davis: That's What Happened: Live in Germany 1987 and Dizzy Gillespie: Dream Band Jazz America 1982