Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

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6th Annual Moving Forward Together Secondary Transition Community Fair

Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, 10 a.m.

All D.C. schools - DCPS, Charter, & Non-publics - serving D.C. students with IEPs, 504 Plans, and disabilities are invited to bring their students to this two-day event to prepare for the future and prepare for a successful transition into employment, post-secondary education, and independence. Activities scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday include: Performing arts session with music and dance Explore artistic and creative ways to express your unique strengths, needs and goals Interactive scavenger hunt with exhibitors

Email Basics

Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, 10 a.m.

Learn to use the basic features of Web-based email and the significant function of attaching a document, such as your résumé, to your email transmission. The job search process requires that you have an established email account. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis.Instructor: D. GreenComputer Lab, Room 311Required 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:

Introduction to 3-D Printing

Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, 10 a.m.

3-D printing is an exciting technology that has the potential to revolutionize numerous fields. 

PC Basics

Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, 12:15 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: X. E. HanComputer Lab, Room 311Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well.You will learn to:
Cover of "Back There, Then"

'Back There, Then: A Historical Genealogical Memoir'

Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, 1:30 p.m.

Have you done genealogy research? Have you considered publishing? Hear local researcher Marietta Crichlow explain the process from start to finish. Crichlow and her family are descended from people who were enslaved by Wilmer McLean in Manassas, Va. (Robert E. Lee surrended to Ulysses S. Grant in 1865 in McLean's home.)

Family Fun Time

Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, 2 p.m.

Looking for a fun, family oriented, weekend activity? Look no further!Children and their families are encouraged to let loose and have a ball in the library. Every Saturday, come prepared to laugh, play and have fun!Please call the Children's Desk at 202-727-1248 to find out the specific theme for the week. 

Discover the Power of Twitter (Registration Required)

Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, 2:30 p.m.

A fun and interactive way for you to learn how to use Twitter!  Twitter is an information network that brings people closer to what's important to them. Learn how to engage with the world around you, tweet-a-thon style!Register NowInstructor: R. FosterComputer Lab, Room 311

Gamers Galore

Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, 3:30 p.m.

Come to the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library Teen Space to get your game on every Saturday afternoon.  From our variety of board games and trading card games to our stock of video games for the Nintendo Wii and XBox 360, we have something for everyone to play and enjoy!Ages 13-19. 


Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014, 2 p.m.

Are you interested in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and/or Mathematics? Join us to design, construct, discover, create, and so much more!  Ages 6-12.

Around the World Storytime

Monday, Oct. 27, 2014, 11 a.m.

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