Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

Come to Around the World Storytime

Around the World Story Time

Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, 11 a.m.

Come to this story time and listen to books from and about other parts of the world! With songs and fingerplays in different languages, this story time is a cultural experience for the whole family. Around the World Story Time is for children ages 3-5 and their caregivers. See you there!

PC Basics

Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, 2:15 p.m.

For those who need to come into the world of computers, this is the class for you. Overcome your fears and gain the skills that can get you ready for the workplace. Also take the Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing class as a perfect complement to PC Basics. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis. Instructor: D. P. Grogan Computer Lab, Room 311 Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well. You will learn to: Identify basic computer components and operating system features.

Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing Clinic

Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, 5:15 p.m.

Self-paced, practice tutorials and custom lessons for improving typing and keyboarding skills to help you create the cover letter and résumé needed to launch your career. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis. Instructor: D. P. Grogan Computer Lab, Room 311 Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well. Class Objectives: Practice home-row key typing in self-paced exercises. Test your typing skills at various levels of proficiency and speed.
Turn the page on NaNoWriMo.

NaNoWriMo Editing Swap

Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, 6 p.m.

Turn the page on NaNoWriMo. Join us for an Editing Swap and get one step closer to publication.  Share your work with a like-minded writer for editing.That writer, in turn, will share their work for editing as well.  Staff will make a record of the swap and provide reference materials for the job at hand.  We will meet in Adult Services Reading Room 207.  Bring your clean, most polished draft and come ready to work.  Another writer is depending on your skills.
Black Space with Holly Bass

Black Space Art Exhibit

Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015 (All day)

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.

Digital Drop-In

Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, 12:30 p.m.

New Year, New Name, New Service! Got an issue with technology?  Come let us troubleshoot.  Want to download free books, music, movies and magazines to your device or computer? Come let us walk you through it. Have a question about how digital things work? Come let us help you find the answer!

Health Literacy for Healthy Living

Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, 1 p.m.

Learn to find and assess quality online health information. This class will be 2.5 hours. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis. Instructors: A. Muhammad, PIA International, Inc. Computer Lab, Room 311 Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well, and the skills acquired in PC Basics, Word I Basics and Web I Basics. You will learn to: Navigate medical websites. Evaluate medical websites for updates and active links. Research personal health issues.

Excel I Basics

Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, 4 p.m.

Learn the basic features of the Microsoft Excel spreadsheet environment that are frequently used for calculation and data entry functions in the workplace. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis. Instructor: D. P. Grogan Computer Lab, Room 311 Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well, and the skills acquired in PC Basics and Word I Basics. You will learn to: Identify and navigate the basic features and elements of the Microsoft Excel window.
Come to Tech Tuesday

Tech Tuesday

Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, 4 p.m.

Come to Tech Tuesday in Teen Space and learn hands-on how you can use technology to make digital art, online games, stop motion animation, music production and more. Ages 13-19. See you there!

Let's Communicate in American Sign Language

Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, 5:30 p.m.

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)  

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