A story time experience for our youngest library users and their caregivers. These 20-30 minutes story times introduce books, songs, rhymes, tickles and bounces developmentally appropriate for children ages birth to when they start walking. Baby Lap Time is a wonderful way to introduce your child to the joys of reading in a positive and fun atmosphere. This story time is designed so the baby will be in their caregiver’s lap and the grownup is actively involved in the program. It is recommended that each child have their own adult with them.
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.
You will need to have passed Fab Lab orientation before taking this class.
Learn how to use a Makerbot 3D printer during this hour-long class. Students will learn how to prepare digital files for printing, change filament, and many more essential skills.
Once certified you will be able to make reservations on the 3D printers for your personal projects.
Get up and get moving at our Toddler Story Times. These 20-30 minute programs are full of books, songs and fun activities that are designed to help develop your child’s language skills. Children ages 18-36 months and their caregivers are encouraged to engage with the stories and activities and participate in the program along with the children.
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.
MUNDY is a Washington, DC-based New Wave Soul band. Up-beat and visually engaging, with backgrounds in performance art, theater, and dance, MUNDY is a theatrical rock experience. Their concerts feature choreography along with stylized visuals and body moving melodies. Tailored for general and diverse audiences, MUNDY’S mission is to create a memorable, entertaining, and positive environment.
Friday Lunch and Learn is an hour-long bring-your-own brown-bag lunch and Adaptive Technology discussion held in room 215, Center for Accessibility at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library every Friday from 12 noon to 1:00 p.m. It is an opportunity for people enrolled in the JAWS classes to share information.
There was lots of fun and games Saturday in Teen Space @ MLK Library, as more than 20 teens gathered to celebrate their accomplishments as high school graduates. There was food, drink, and music while teens played video and board games. Some graduates even came from Maryland to celebrate with us!
Tracy, a Youth Services Librarian, starred as the celebrity guest mixologist, pouring soft drinks for the group. Teens enjoyed a cake provided by the Friends of MLK as well as cookies and chips that were generously donated by Potbelly's on H St. NW.
A weekly film series for adults at 6 p.m. in Auditorium A-5
Don't miss these Tuesday Night Movies!
Entertaining story of globe-trotting con artists, Will Smith and Margot Robbie. Written and directed by Glenn Ficarra and John Requa.
105 minutes. 2015. R.
On June 9, at 6 p.m., join us for our Movie of the Month,as we screen Charles Vidor's film noir jewel, Gilda.
Released in 1946, the film stars Rita Hayworth as the headstrong vamp, Glenn Ford as the clever drifter, and George Macready as the absent, but controlling husband.
In celebration of Pride 2015, you are cordially invited to attend a performance by the Rock Creek Singers, the Gay Men's Chorus of Washington's chamber choir under the direction of GMCW's artistic director, Dr. Thea Kano.
Offering a wide range of repertoire, from Broadway tunes to spirituals and folk songs, this ensemble has been delighting Washington audiences since its inception in 2000.
Does the everyday world bore you? Do you find it mundane and uninteresting? Then escape to the fascinating world of fantasy, and explore worlds of magic, dragons, witches, and immortality in the following books. Evermore by Alyson Noel
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: