Celebrate With Crafts- Wednesdays @ 4pm (MLK Branch Library)

Celebrate With Crafts- Wednesdays @ 4pm (MLK Branch Library)

Join us on Wednesdays at MLK to celebrate unique national holidays!

We are now switching from the Grab & Go kits to in-person afterschool activities. 

Here is a list of the holidays we will be celebrating.  

April 5  – 9  • Unicorns 

April 12  – 16 • Gardening 

April 19  – 23 •  Jelly Beans 

April 26 – 30 •  Super Hero  

May 3  – 7 •  Textiles/Space 

May 10  – 14 • Limerick  

May 17 – 21 •  Millionaire  

May 24 – 28 • Paper Airplanes 

May 31 – June 4 •  Flip a Coin 

If you miss Celebrate with Crafts at MLK it will happen once a week at the following branches on the listed day: 

White Rock- Tuesday at 4pm | MLK- Wednesday at 4pm | Lochwood- Thursday at 4pm | Lakewood- Saturday at 10:30am

Registration isn’t required, please do so if you would like email reminders event updates.  

This is an in-person event inside the library, please keep social distancing in mind; masks are recommended. 

*All supplies are provided but quantities are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.* 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Dallas Public Library 

Link: https://dallaslibrary.librarymarket.com/event/celebrate-crafts

Celebrate With Crafts- Wednesdays @ 4pm (MLK Branch Library)

Celebrate With Crafts- Wednesdays @ 4pm (MLK Branch Library)

Join us on Wednesdays at MLK to celebrate unique national holidays!

We are now switching from the Grab & Go kits to in-person afterschool activities. 

Here is a list of the holidays we will be celebrating.  

April 5  – 9  • Unicorns 

April 12  – 16 • Gardening 

April 19  – 23 •  Jelly Beans 

April 26 – 30 •  Super Hero  

May 3  – 7 •  Textiles/Space 

May 10  – 14 • Limerick  

May 17 – 21 •  Millionaire  

May 24 – 28 • Paper Airplanes 

May 31 – June 4 •  Flip a Coin 

If you miss Celebrate with Crafts at MLK it will happen once a week at the following branches on the listed day: 

White Rock- Tuesday at 4pm | MLK- Wednesday at 4pm | Lochwood- Thursday at 4pm | Lakewood- Saturday at 10:30am

Registration isn’t required, please do so if you would like email reminders event updates.  

This is an in-person event inside the library, please keep social distancing in mind; masks are recommended. 

*All supplies are provided but quantities are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.* 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Dallas Public Library 

Link: https://dallaslibrary.librarymarket.com/event/celebrate-crafts

African American Movie Series (MLK Branch Library)

Join us for an African American film viewing series! These films will be rated PG-13 and recommended to those above the age of 13. We will be spreading out in our auditorium so please bring snacks and blankets or floor cushions to stay comfy while watching the movie. We will have limited tables and chairs towards the back of the auditorium. 

We will be starting right at 11 am so plan to be at the library around 10:45 am to have some time to get settled in. At the library, we recommend our dedicated section of African American materials and displays to learn and celebrate African American culture and history. 

Please call the library for the title of the film we will be watching. 

Registration is not required, please do so if you would like reminders and event updates via email. 

https://dallaslibrary.librarymarket.com/event/african-american-movie-series-0

Comp-u-dopt Lottery (MLK Branch Library)

Need access to technology?

Comp-u-dopt has the solution with their digital device lottery!

Applicants can register to receive a free computer using the computer lottery registration link. Names will be chosen randomly based on the available inventory 3 days prior to distribution dates. To qualify, you must not have access to a working computer at home, and you must have a child in pre-K-12 education (up to age 20) in the Dallas area (Garland, Mesquite, Oakcliff, South Dallas, Pleasant Grove, Bishop Arts, Fair Park, Irving, Arlington, Rowlett, North Dallas, Plano).

Click Here to Register

Selected recipients will be notified by email and/or text message to complete the RSVP process to pick up their computer at the MLK Library.

CARDBoard Project is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded November 2, 2016 “to bridge the digital gap and educate our under-resourced communities about the importance of having access to the Internet and assistance navigating.”

This is an in-person event outside of the library, please keep social distancing in mind; masks are recommended. 

https://dallaslibrary.librarymarket.com/event/comp-u-dopt-lottery

Celebrate with Crafts- Opposite Day

Join us as we celebrate Opposite Day with crafts! We are going to celebrate Opposite Day by creating opposite feelings paper plate masks. 

We will create masks with two sides, the first side we draw will be how we currently feel. The second will be the exact opposite. This will teach us about identifying our feelings and conveying them to others.

To learn more about Compliment Day please visit: https://nationaltoday.com/opposite-day/

Registration is not required, please do so if you would like email reminders and updates. 

https://dallaslibrary.librarymarket.com/events/celebrate-crafts-opposite-day-0

Celebrate with Crafts- Compliment Day

Join us as we celebrate Compliment Day with crafts! Compliments are an excellent way to brighten your’s or someone else’s day. 

We will write compliments letters to read later when we are sad. We will give each other compliments to add to our letters then decorate and seal them. This will help us practice giving and receiving compliments!  

To learn more about Compliment Day please visit: https://nationaltoday.com/national-compliment-day/

Registration is not required, please do so if you would like email reminders and updates. 

https://dallaslibrary.librarymarket.com/events/celebrate-crafts-compliment-day

Celebrate with Crafts- Kite Flying Day

This week we are celebrating Fly a Kite Day, we will be making kites, of course, then weather permitting flying them! 

Join a famous history of kite flying such as Marco Polo introducing the Chinese Kite to Italy or Benjamin Franklin discovering electricity as we celebrate Kite Flying Day at Dallas Public Library. 

If you would like to learn more about Fly a Kite Day, please visit: https://nationaltoday.com/national-kite-flying-day/

Register for this event if you would like email updates and reminders; it is not needed to attend this event. 

REGISTER: https://dallaslibrary.librarymarket.com/events/celebrate-crafts-kite-flying-day

Celebrate with Crafts- World Braille Day

Welcome the new year at the library as we celebrate World Braille Day. At the library, we will be hosting activities and crafts to help us connect with the blind and visually impaired community. We will “write” our names in Braille, learn from braille and traditional book displays, and have other activities to use our senses, beyond sight, to understand our world. 

World Braille Day on January 4 is celebrated to honor the birth of Braille’s inventor, Louis Braille. Braille’s gift to the world has brightened the lives of millions of people around the world who are blind or visually impaired, and they benefit from his work every day. The day also acknowledges that those with visual impairments deserve the same standard of human rights as everyone else.  

If you like to learn more about World Braille Day please visit: https://nationaltoday.com/world-braille-day/ 

Please register if you would like email reminders and updates, otherwise, it isn’t necessary to attend this event. REGISTER: https://dallaslibrary.librarymarket.com/events/celebrate-crafts-world-braille-day