Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

Word I Basics

Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014, 2 p.m.

Learn basic word-processing features that can help you to create letters, résumés, faxes and other documents that are used to apply for jobs. 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 the PC Basics class. You will learn to: Identify and navigate the basic features and elements of the Microsoft Word window. Execute multiple text-selection techniques.

Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing Clinic

Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014, 4:30 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.

DC Youth Slam Team Poetry Workshop

Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014, 4:30 p.m.

Come to the Teen Space every Tuesday afternoon to participate in an exciting poetry workshop and let your imagination soar. Workshop is run as part of the DC Youth Slam Team, a subset of the Split This Rock poets association. Please contact Jonathan Tucker at 202.787.5279 to sign up for the class.

Word II Intermediate

Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014, 6:15 p.m.

Learn more features of this word-processing software that can help you further your career. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis. Instructor: L. Turner Computer Lab, Room 311 Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well, and the skills acquired in PC Basics and Word I Basics. You will learn to: Navigate and adjust default settings. Create and insert stylized headers and footers, footnotes, table of contents, indexes and cover pages.

Tales for Twos and Threes

Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, 10 a.m.

Children will hear short stories, sing, do fingerplays, and dance and move to popular songs. 

Preschool Story Time

Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, 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.
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Breaking Barriers to Employment: Pregnancy and Family Responsibilities

Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, 2 p.m.

Are you a jobseeker with questions about pregnancy and family responsibilities?  Do you believe that your pregnancy or family responsibilities are preventing you from getting or keeping a job?  As part of the DC Public Library and Neighborhood Legal Services Program’s (NLSP’s) Breaking Barriers to Employment series, special guests from First Shift Justice Project will give a one-hour-and-15-minute (2-3:15 p.m.) presentation on how pregnancy and child care duties may affect your employment prospects.

Wii Wednesdays

Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, 4 p.m.

Do you have mad videogame skillz? Come test them out during our Wii Wednesday program, running twice monthly in the MLK Teen Space.Show your platforming prowess in a Mario game, bust a move in Just Dance 3, or have some fun fencing in Wii Sports Resort. The possibilities are endless...

Mail Merge in MS Word

Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, 4:30 p.m.

Learn the Mail Merge feature, using the Step-by-Step Mail Merge Wizard in Word. 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, and Word II Intermediate. You will learn to: Engage the Step-by-Step Mail Merge Wizard to mail merge letters, envelopes and labels Create address lists as data sources for the mail merge process

Talking Book Club

Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014 (All day)

The Talking Book Club meets at 11 a.m. the third Thursday of each month in Room 215.See the daily calendar for MLK Library for information about specific titles for upcoming meetings.Brown bag lunches welcome; we provide coffee, tea and cold water. 

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