Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

brown bag book chat.

Wednesday, Dec. 2, 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
Résumés and Cover Letters

Resume Writing and Cover Letter Workshop and Lab

Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015, 2:30 p.m.

This 2.5-hour workshop will feature how to maximize the use of Microsoft Word résumé templates to create a dynamic résumé that sets yours apart from the thousands received by an employer. Several websites will be explored to expand your knowledge and effective use of keywords and action verbs, with an emphasis on why both are important to your résumé construction.

Jobseeker Legal Clinic

Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015, 5:30 p.m.

Are you having difficulties getting or keeping a job? Come to one of our Jobseeker Legal Clinics at the DC Public Library. You can meet one-on-one with an attorney from Neighborhood Legal Services Program to find out if you have a barrier to employment that an attorney may be able to help you resolve. You can get information about issues such as criminal record sealing, credit reports, background checks, obtaining driving and professional licenses, resolving child support arrearages, wage theft, and other issues.
Job Seekers Drop-In Clinic

Job Seekers Drop-In Clinic

Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015, 5:30 p.m.

Are you a job seeker in need of assistance with your job search process?  Then please attend the Job Seekers Drop-In Clinic, sponsored by the DC Public Library, where you will be able to accomplish the job-seeking tasks that support a successful job search..The Job Seekers Drop-In Clinic is conducted in the Computer Lab, Room 311, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Drop-In services include individualized assistance with the following job-seeking tasks:   Creating an email account Establishing a job board account
Baby Lap Time

Baby Lap Time

Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015, 10 a.m.

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. 
Baby and Toddler Story Time

Baby and Toddler Story Time

Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015, 11 a.m.

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. 

Brown Bag Concert

Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015, 12 p.m.

On the first Thursday of each month, the DC Public Library presents a performance of chamber music. The recital is held at noon in room A-5.  Performers include internationally known, local musicians. For more information, please contact the Information Services Department, 202-727-1291.
PC Basics

PC Basics - Beginner

Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015, 1:45 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.
Benediction by Kent Haruf

Literary Book Group

Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015, 2:30 p.m.

Benediction by Kent Haruf centers on the life of Dad Lewis who is dying of cancer, as well as his family and community in the fictional town of Holt, Colorado. Dad Lewis's upcoming death acts as a catalyst for those around him to unearth memories from their past, and come to terms with them. The author captures the ordinary dailiness of life, and its extraordinary sweetness when the end is sight.
Computer Keyboard

Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing Clinic

Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015, 4:15 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.