On the first Thursday of each month, the DC Public Library presents a performance of chamber music. The recital is held at noon in room A-5. Performers include internationally known, local musicians.For more information, please contact the Information Services Department, 202-727-1291.
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.
Do you want to make a difference in a child’s life? Foster parents provide a safe, nurturing home for children or teens temporarily separated from their families through no fault of their own. If you are interested in becoming a foster/resource parent, please come to one of these special info sessions taking place at DC Public Libraries.
Come read, sing, and play with your baby at the library!This storytime is held in the Children's Room on the second floor of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library.For children ages birth to 1 year old and caregivers. See you there!
As part of the sesquicentennial celebration of the Battle of Fort Stevens join nationally-known military historian and authority on the Defenses of Washington, Dr. Ben F. Cooling, for an engaging presentation and discussion of his new book on the famous battle.
It's your favorite book club again. This time with a special guest, Detective Hugh Dunnit! Join Peter, TaChalla, and a former librarian turned detective as we investigative the mystery novel, When the Killing Starts by Ted Wood.
Fireworks make us loud and proud, but Independence Day is just one of the many holidays we can celebrate in July. Learn about some of the weird holidays that happen this month by clicking on the links below, and see if they make as a big a BOOM in your life as the fireworks on the Fourth. July 1-31 – Cell Phone Courtesy MonthJuly 1-31 – International Zine Month
In honor of the 50th anniversary of the passage and signing of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, one of the most iconic symbols of the struggle for democracy, equality, and justice, the Special Collections Department of the DC Public Library is proud to present a photograph exhibit "Let Us Close the Springs of Racial Poison: The 50th Anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act."
Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library's Children's Department hosted a pajama party on Saturday, June 21 as part of its Family Fun Time series, a weekly event that incorporates storytime with activities and crafts.A group of eager, pajama-clad little ones joined us for lots of pajama stories (like these):
Please join us in the Black Studies Center at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library on Saturday, July 12 from 2 to 4 p.m. for a book talk with Lloyd Pinchback, Go-Go musician and author of The Soul Searchers 1968-1978: A Decade of Memories.Learn about the early years of the band that dominated DC's music scene for over 30 years. Autographed copies will be available for sale.
The Life Story of Mother Delight Rice and Her Children Delia Delight Rice was the first teacher of the deaf in the Philippines and her story is told by one of her adopted children, who is an author, a photographer, and a deaf community leader Ronald M. Hirano Monday, July 14, 2014 6 – 8 p.m. Room 215 (Adaptive Services Division)