The Urasenke Tea Ceremony Association of Washington, D.C. will share the basic principles of the Chado (The Japanese “Way of Tea”) and demonstrate how a bowl of tea satisfies our physical thirst and offers harmony with nature. In the Teen Space.
Are you a musician or collector of music? Are you interested in preserving your audiovisual materials, photographs, posters and other artifacts? Please join us for Making Music & Preserving History, a 90-minute personal archiving workshop led by Derek Gray, DCPL Archivist, and Kenneth Despertt, Special Collections Librarian. The program will take place in the Great Hall and will feature live jazz musical performances by the DC Legendary Musicians, Inc. band.
During the workshop, we will discuss:
The Teen Space will have some special guests! The Urasenke Tea Ceremony Association of Washington, D.C. will share the basic principles of the Chado (The Japanese “Way of Tea”) and demonstrate how a bowl of tea satisfies our physical thirst and offers harmony with nature.
In this 2-hour class, you will learn the Mail Merge feature, using the Step-by-Step Mail Merge Wizard in Word. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis.
Instructor: D. P. Grogan
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 Word II Intermediate.
You will learn to:
Engage the Step-by-Step Mail Merge Wizard to mail merge letters, envelopes and labels
Learn and practice the Argentine Tango with Bahman Aryana of Rendezvous Tango. Classes held at MLK Library the 1st, 2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month.
On 3rd Saturdays, classes are held at the Southwest Neighborhood Library.
All levels welcome.
Join us in this beginning level class, which covers 100+ ASL vocabulary words and rules of grammar. Any skill level is welcome to join the class to review what you know, learn new signs, and practice conversation. The class is FREE. No need to register. However since space is limited, participation is limited to those who show up early enough to get a seat in the class. The class runs weekly from June 11 - August 13, 2016 from 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. in the Center for Accessibility Learning Lab, room 215.
Let’s talk books, the characters in them, and the writers who created them. We’ll ask lots of thinking questions that have no right answers—we want to hear what YOU have to say. Bring your opinions!
No registration required.
Please call 202-727-1248 with any questions.
Please join us in the Black Studies Center for a special showing of the documentary A Place of Rage.
This 1991 documentary highlights the life and work of Black feminist activist and writer, June Jordan and legendary scholar and activist, Angela Davis. Also features interviews with Alice Walker.
We'll meet in Room 316.
Join us for a special panel discussion on the importance of collecting LGBTQ materials and the preservation of LGBTQ history and memory.
Our panel will consist of a variety of specialists who focus on different aspects of LGBTQ history:
Derek Gray, Archivist in Special Collections, DC Public Library
These charming picture books for children feature a wide variety of pets: dogs, a rabbit, a snake, a sloth, a horse, a bird, a woolly mammoth, a saber-toothed tiger, and a dodo bird. The books also deal with following aspects of pet ownership: picking out a pet, taking good care of your pet, being aware of what your pet needs, and becoming a responsible pet owner.
A weekly film series for adults at 6 p.m. in Auditorium A-5
Don't miss these Tuesday Night Movies!
Crazy comedy with Will Ferrell enlisting Kevin Hart’s help as he prepares to serve a prison sentence. Directed by Etan Cohen.
100 minutes. 2015. R.
A programmer wins a competition; the prize…interaction with a beautiful artificial woman! Written and directed by Alex Garland.
108 minutes. 2015. R
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns [Parts 1 & 2]
Did you know that the MLK Jr. Memorial Library has a large collection of sheet music, instrumental instruction books, vocal scores for opera and musical theater, chamber music and miniature scores? There are thousands of scores including classical music, jazz, pop, gospel, and folk songs, just to name a few.
While there are lots of picture books - both fiction and nonfiction - that teach children the ABCs, 123s, or valuable life lessons, here are some picture books that do nothing of the sort. They're just silly books that will make you and your little ones laugh so hard, your ribs will hurt. Many of them are genuinely clever, and others are just goofy.
Create your own game, then try it out at the Trading Card Meetup.
Love playing Trading Cards? Come meet creators from the Art Way Allianceon Saturday, July 18 from 10 a.m to 12 p.m. Two of their artists will teach you how to make your own cards and design your own game! As a participant, you’ll learn how to:
· Use the basics of drawing and character design to create your own character
· Develop a character with special powers and spells
Celebrate the opening of The Labs at DC Public Library
Come celebrate the Grand Opening of our wonderful new Labs at DC Public Library.
We will be giving tours and previewing the amazing activities of the Studio Lab and the Fabrication Lab. Enjoy playing around in front of our Green Screen and witness the power of the laser cutter.
The Labs at DC Public Library are ready for you to bring your passion.
For more information, contact Digital Commons at 202-727-1175.