Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

Tales for Preschoolers

Preschool Story Time

Wednesday, May 27, 2015, 11 a.m.

This story time helps children with early language and literacy skills through reading stories, singing songs, learning new rhymes and honing visual literacy skills with the librarian. Ages 3-5 in the Children's Room. 

brown bag book chat.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015, 12 p.m.

Join the conversation!  This Twitter book club meets every Wednesday of the month at lunchtime to compare notes with library staffers on what you're currently reading.  Love it or hate it, we want to know.  Or you can share in person. Just drop into the Popular Library during the meeting and get a free book or audiobook and a stylish but sturdy library tote to carry home your treasure. The meetings are held from 12 noon until 1 p.m at #brownbagdc
Computer Keyboard

Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing Clinic

Wednesday, May 27, 2015, 1:30 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.
Microsoft Excel

Excel III Advanced

Wednesday, May 27, 2015, 2:45 p.m.

Learn to calculate, research and display table data using Excel formulas. 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, Word I Basics, Word II Intermediate, Excel I Basics and Excel II Intermediate. You will learn to: Calculate using the following formulas: SUMIF, SUMIFS, AVERAGEIF, AVERAGEIFS, COUNTIF, COUNTIFS.
Come to Kick Back

Kick Back

Wednesday, May 27, 2015, 4 p.m.

Come kick back and relax in Teen Space. Wednesdays at 4 p.m., we will feature movies, talk about books, sing karaoke, hang out, and more. It will be different week to week, so give us a call to find out a certain week's plan 202-727-5535. Ages 13-19. See you there!
readers resources

Meet, Learn, Know: Readers' Resources

Wednesday, May 27, 2015, 5:30 p.m.

Find a new favorite book. Get to know a favorite author. Explore genres and publishing trends. Books are a mainstay of libraries, and DC Public Library has databases for readers of all ages and interests.   This is the final class meeting of the Spring 2015 Meet, Learn, Know: Lifelong Learning course. This session will conclude with a course wrap-up and final thoughts from the instructors.

3-D Printing: Jewelry Design

Monday, May 25, 2015, 12 p.m.

In this class, you will learn how to design your own bracelet using TinkerCAD. Later, you can submit your designs to have them printed on our 3-D printer! Bringing a laptop to this class is optional, but not required. Pictured: Beautiful Chunky Bracelet, by aubenc
Building Wonder, Designing Dreams: The Bookmaking of Brian Selznick

Building Wonder, Designing Dreams: The Bookmaking of Brian Selznick

Thursday, May 28, 2015 (All day)

This interactive, multi-media exhibit for all ages celebrates the bookmaking of children’s author and illustrator, Brian Selznick—his exquisite artistry, experimentation with form and narrative and spellbinding storytelling. It is timed to engage visitors with Selznick’s work and themes in anticipation of his May 8 lecture and May 9 family program at the library; visit dclibrary.org/selznick for details.
Story Time for One-Year-Olds

Wonderful Ones

Thursday, May 28, 2015, 10 a.m.

An interactive story time to encourage early literacy skills for 1-year-old children through stories, songs and rhymes. Ages 12-24 months.
Tales for Twos and Threes

Tales for Twos and Threes

Thursday, May 28, 2015, 11 a.m.

Children will hear short stories, sing, do fingerplays, dance, and move to popular songs.  For ages 2-3 and their caregivers.

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