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.
Practice home-row key typing in self-paced exercises.
Test your typing skills at various levels of proficiency and speed.
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.
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)
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
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.
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.
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:
Free Space Collective
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
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.
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
Mermaids. Who hasn't been fascinated with these fantastic creatures of legendary folklore? For the child in your life who can't get enough, here is a list of picture books that feature mermaids. For example, one mermaid loves to explore and another mermaid loves to perform. One mermaid convinces a pirate to talk his way out of a difficult situation, rather than fight his way out of it. Another mermaid follows the courage of her convictions to stand up to a devious troll.
The BJP read their favorite challenged authors for Banned Books Week
Please join the Birmingham Jail Players on Monday, Sept. 28 at 6:30 p.m. in the Black Studies Center, for a stimulating evening as they celebrate Banned Books Week with live readings from their favorite banned and challenged authors, such as Toni Morrison, Harper Lee, Sherman Alexie and Barbara Ehrenreich, to name a few. The Birmingham Jail Players (BJP) are a group comprised of staff from all over the DC Public Library System. Hope to see you there!
September brings many new and exciting changes to children's and teen programming at MLK Library! Please refer to our story time flyer for a description of the story times and the date and time for each. We have added a new pajama story time at 7 p.m. on Mondays! Our first pajama story time will be on Monday, September 14. In addition to changing our story times, we have also added the following programs:
A weekly film series for adults at 6 p.m. In Auditorium A-5
Don't miss these Tuesday Night Movies!
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Laugh-out-loud tale of a young man’s antics while playing hooky! Matthew Broderick is the kid; Jeffrey Jones is the principal out to get him. Directed by John Hughes.103 minutes. 1986. PG-13
Jakob the Liar
Robin Williams is a Jewish shopkeeper in WWII Poland, bringing hope to his fellow man with fabricated stories about the war. Directed by Peter Kassovitz.
Here in the Children's Room, I'm constantly being asked for princess stories. Almost as often, when I offer a book featuring a non-Disney, non-European princess, I'm informed (in offended or witheringly scornful tones) that all princesses are pale, blonde, and pretty.
This makes me sad.
Of course, children love the Disney versions of fairy tales. I'm the last person to fault them for that. But there's a whole world of lovely and diverse folktales on our shelves just waiting to be discovered!
On Saturday, Aug. 15, Librarians Cameron and Kim visited the Smithsonian American Art Museum for the Gamer Family Festival, a whole day inspired by games in the museum’s collection. Not to be out done by event partners