Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

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Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing Clinic

Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015, 4 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.
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Excel II Intermediate

Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015, 5:30 p.m.

Learn more features of this spreadsheet software that can help you further your career. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis. Instructor: K. Gurung 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 and Excel I Basics. You will learn to: Manage the screen view and navigate multiple worksheets in a workbook.
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Let's Communicate in American Sign Language: Beginning Level

Tuesday, Oct. 6, 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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Tuesday Night Movies

Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015, 6 p.m.

October 6 Avengers: Age of Ultron  Our superheroes return to fight Ultron (James Spader) in this rousing sequel. Starring Robert Downey, Jr., Samuel L. Jackson, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johannson and Don Cheadle. Directed by Joss Whedon. 141 minutes. 2015, PG-13
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Personal Archiving with Facebook

Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015, 6:30 p.m.

You are using Facebook to keep and organize your digital memories, and it has us archivists a little worried! In this hands-on workshop in the Digital Commons Dream Lab, you will download an archived copy of your Facebook profile to explore what actually gets saved (bring a laptop!). Then, we’ll discuss what rights you have to your content even after death, how you can use some of Facebook’s features to enhance your archive, and what files you should probably keep somewhere else.
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Learn to Use a 3-D Printer

Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015, 7 p.m.

You will need to have passed Fab Lab certification before taking this class. Learn how to use a Makerbot 3-D printer during this hour-long class. Students will learn how to prepare digital files for printing, load filament, and many more essential skills.Space for this class is limited, so SIGN UP HERE.
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UNCENSORED: Information Antics

Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015 (All day)

UNCENSORED: Information Antics is a month-long public art exhibition at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library from Sept. 25 to Oct. 22. The exhibition is part of DC Public Library's celebration of Banned Books Week and the freedom to read, created and express. The art on display with explore the use and abuse of information in our technological age and showcase works by D.C.-based artists:    Kelly Towles Nekisha Durrett Free Space Collective Nancy Daly Hasan Elahi

brown bag book chat.

Wednesday, Oct. 7, 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, Oct. 7, 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.
Job Seekers Drop-In Clinic

Job Seekers Drop-In Clinic

Wednesday, Oct. 7, 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