Join us in this beginners' level class, which covers 100+ ASL vocabulary words and rules of grammar.
Any level is welcome to join the class, review what you know, learn new signs, practice conversation.
FREE and open to the public. No need to register.
Instructor: Cheryl Lewis.
Room A-3 (“A” Level)
The DC Public Library presents its 26th Annual Black Film Festival!
This year's selections feature award-winning leading men including Denzel Washington, Chadwick Boseman, Morgan Freeman and Boris Kodjoe.
Every Tuesday evening in February in Room A-5.
Please call 202-727-1291 for titles and more information.
The Aspiring Writers Circle meets on the second Tuesday of every month in the Digital Commons at 6 p.m.
A place for peer support and networking for new and emerging writers, the Circle is open to Playwrights and Poets, Bloggers and Freelancers, Children’s authors and Graphic Novelists, Fiction and Nonfiction writers.
Get introduced to the world of Microsoft Access, a powerful relational database. Explore and navigate the Access program window and learn the concepts and structure of data storage in Access.
Instructor: P. McFadden
Computer Lab, Room 311
Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well, and the skills acquired in PC Basics, Word I Basics, Word II Intermediate, Excel I Basics, Excel II Intermediate and Excel III Advanced. Familiarity with the keyboard is also required.
You will learn to:
The reverse underground railroad — the black market underworld in which legally free people were kidnapped and traded as slaves — has been thrust into the public spotlight with the recent release of the critically acclaimed film 12 Years a Slave. This practice, which has since been largely forgotten, is one of slavery’s darkest secrets.
University of Maryland History Professor Richard Bell will present a lecture on the subject in the Black Studies Center, Room 316, at 6:30 p.m.
Learn to self-publish your own zine or minicomic entirely on a photocopier. We'll start by looking at some particularly innovative examples. Then we'll talk about techniques to create and mass-produce little booklets, and how to go from art or text all the way to a finished product. In groups, we'll assemble a class zine and you'll leave with your own copy.
Bring a page or two of whatever you'd like to add to the class zine: something from your sketchbook, a magazine clipping, a banana, whatever!
In honor of Black History Month, the first District of Change of 2015 will explore: Is D.C. Still Chocolate City?
The District of Columbia has always been rich in black culture and history. How will the more recent years of urban development and gentrification alter the racial, cultural, and political map of our city?
Black Space is an art exhibition by Holly Bass in the Great Hall of the MLK Library. Black Space is a tiny house in the shape of the District, which has been a center of Black culture since the early 1900s. As D.C. residents, we all occupy black space, regardless of ethnicity or background.
Visitors will be invited to share their D.C. memories with the artist and create collaborative responses – photographs, poems, sketches, and oral histories, which will be catalogued and displayed in the house.
This summer the Northeast Library and MLK's Digital Commons collaborated on a 3-D printing class for kids and teens. At the first class on July 31 we learned about different kinds of 3-D printing and what kind of things 3-D printers make now and what they could make in the future.
While the main things people think about when they walk into a library are books, that’s only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the materials that libraries have available. In addition to book collections, in physical, audio, and
Please come join us on Sunday, September 14 at 2 p.m. at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library in the Children's Room (Room 200). This is a STEAM Team even. STEAM is a framework for learning about Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math. You will demonstrate the effects of tides in your own tidal pool diorama and you will be able to take it home with you! You will learn about tides, tidal pools, and various animals that live in tidal pools, such as hermit crabs, sea stars, and fish.
Are you unsure about investing your money? Or do you have questions about your credit? Maybe you just need to figure out how to budget your paycheck. The Capital Area Asset Builders in partnership with DCPL will present "Can I Afford My Life? A Seminar on Financial Literacy" to help you answer some of these questions and more.
Join the Aspiring Writers Circle in "Pantser" Drills as we prepare for NaNoWriMo!
Tonight, in preparation for National Novel Writing Month (aka. NaNoWriMo) in November, we are starting a number of drills through the end of November to warm up those writing muscles! These 20-minute drills are designed to include all writers, so if you are not working on the "next great American novel", you can still be a part of the action.
Adaptive Services Division is accepting applications for their Braille literacy class on Saturdays at 10 a.m. starting August 9, 2014 – September 27, 2014.This class is for beginning braille users (All ages).
Get your singing voices ready! It's that time of the month. The Teen Space in Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library will be hosting its monthly Karaoke Fun on August 13 at 5 p.m. Join us as we belt out the lyrics to our favorite tunes.
This talk should be fascinating to anyone interested in Metro, or in the city itself, or more broadly, in how public transit decisions are made. Besides all that, I’m expecting it to be very entertaining, because the book certainly is
Author of Moomin and celebrated artist, Tove Jansson (1914-2001) is one of the most well-known Finnish artists around the world. The 9th of August would have been Tove’s 100th birthday and in celebration the Children’s Department at the Martin Luther King Jr. Library will have a special Moomin story time on Monday, August 11 at 11 a.m.