Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

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Memory Lab Launch

Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016, 10 a.m.

The Memory Lab officially launches today! Take a tour of our latest DIY space where you can digitize your home movies, scan photographs and slides, and learn how to care for your physical and digital family heirlooms. Tours will last 20 minutes and will begin at the following times:10:00 a.m. 10:30 a.m. 11:00 a.m. 11:30 a.m. 12:00 p.m. 12:30 p.m. 1:00 p.m.
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Let's Communicate in American Sign Language: Beginning Level

Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016, 10:15 a.m.

Join us in this beginners-level class, which covers 100+ ASL vocabulary words and rules of grammar. Any skill level is welcome to join the class to review what you know, learn new signs, and practice conversation. The class is FREE and open to the public, and there's no need to register Instructor: TBA.   Location: Meeting Room #1 in the Digital Commons on the 1st Floor.   Questions? Email: or call: 202-559-5368  
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Video Basics

Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016, 11 a.m.

Come learn the basics of shooting video. In this class, you will learn how to gather footage with a complete video project in mind. You will also get hands-on experience shooting with our video cameras. Limited space is available and sign-up is required. Click here to sign up.
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Trading Card Meetup

Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016, 12 p.m.

Can't get enough of Yu-Gi-Oh, Pokemon, or Magic: The Gathering? Prepare to exhibit your trading card prowess at this day-long event. Enjoy swapability at the expense of your opponents and win weekly bragging rights.  Players will meet until 5 p.m. in Gallery A-6, located on the Lower Level. Games are open to adults and teens and tournaments will be held twice a year. So, come one, come all; just come ready.
Microsoft Excel

Excel II Intermediate

Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016, 12:15 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: 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 and Excel I Basics. You will learn to: Manage the screen view and navigate multiple worksheets in a workbook.
Through a Lens Darkly film poster

Screening of "Through a Lens Darkly" with Director Thomas Allen Harris

Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016, 2 p.m.

We are excited to have Director Thomas Allen Harris with us as we screen his documentary Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People.
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Battle Subway Pokémon League

Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016, 2 p.m.

If you love Pokémon, you won't want to miss this!  Battle Subway is an official league of the Pokémon Company International. Players will meet on Saturdays from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. in Room A-9, located on the Library's lower level. Games are open to Pokémon lovers of all ages and League Leaders will be on hand to moderate.
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Grow Your Business with Email & Social Media: Simple Marketing Strategies for Small Business and Nonprofits (Registration Required)

Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016, 2:30 p.m.

Grow Your Business with Email and Social Media: Simple Marketing Strategies for Small Businesses and Nonprofits is sponsored by Constant Contact, Inc., and will show you how to make the most of the combination of email and social media for your business.  Register Now
Capital Tangueros

Library Tango Practica

Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013, 2:30 p.m.

Learn and practice the Argentine Tango with Bahman Aryana of Rendezvous Tango. All levels welcome. To learn more about tango classes in DC and to get updates for this series visit Capital Tangueros.
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Rush Hour Reads

Sunday, Feb. 21, 2016 (All day)

Want to read more? A few minutes during your commute or at lunch can really add up.