Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

Tales for Twos and Threes

Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014, 10 a.m.

Children will hear short stories, sing, do fingerplays, and dance and move to popular songs. 

Preschool Story Time

Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014, 11 a.m.

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.

brown bag book chat.

Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014, 12 p.m.

Join the conversation!  This Twitter book club meets every second 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. 

Introduction to Photoshop

Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014, 6:30 p.m.

Tour the Photoshop CS6 workspace, toolbars and panels while learning fun and easy ways to edit and enhance your photos.Crop, scale and rotate, apply color correction, and learn how to work with layers.Finally, test out these new skills on the iMac creative stations in Digital Commons.

Wonderful Ones

Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014, 10 a.m.

An interactive story time to encourage early literacy skills for one-year-old children through stories, songs and rhymes.Ages 12 - 24 months.

Tales for Twos and Threes

Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014, 11 a.m.

Children will hear short stories, sing, do fingerplays, and dance and move to popular songs.Ages 2-3.

Chess Club

Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014, 4 p.m.

Come to the Teen Space to learn how to play chess and master unique chess strategies from our instructor.Ages 13-19.

Intro to 3-D Modeling

Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014, 6 p.m.

Learn the basics of some of the most popular 3-D modeling software programs. If you are interested in creating your own 3-D models to then have printed in the Digital Commons, this class is for you. The class will explore some of the free programs that are available for download and should soon be available on Digital Commons PCs.  
Home Rule activism connected local leaders with Congressmen and Senators.

Panel Discussion: 40th Anniversary of the First Home Rule Elections

Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014, 6:30 p.m.

To recognize the 40th anniversary of the first election process held under the Home Rule Charter, DC Public Library's Special Collections, in partnership with the Historical Society of Washington, is convening a public program to discuss the legislative process of gaining Home Rule, various coalitions of the Home Rule activist community from Congressmen to local leaders, and the campaigns, grassroots mechanics and implementation of the first primary and general election. Moderator Martin Austermuhle, reporter for WAMU, 88.5 FM will moderate this panel discussion, with:

Audio Storytelling Workshop

Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014, 6:30 p.m.

Learn the basics of audio storytelling! The workshop will consist of four one-hour classes meeting once a week for four consecutive weeks in the Digital Commons.Each student must sign up for the program ahead of time and agree to come to each class, as the information will be cumulative. Students should also bring their own smartphone, laptop with a microphone, or digital recorder to class.