Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

Chess Club

Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014, 4 p.m.

Come to the Teen Space to learn how to play chess and master unique chess strategies from our instructor.Ages 13-19.

PowerPoint Basics

Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014, 5:30 p.m.

Learn the basic features for creating a dynamic PowerPoint (slide show) presentation. This software is widely used in the workplace and in educational settings. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis. Instructor: C. Myers 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: Identify and navigate the basic features and elements of the Microsoft PowerPoint window.

Intro to 3-D Modeling

Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014, 6 p.m.

Learn the basics of some of the most popular 3-D modeling software programs. If you are interested in creating your own 3-D models to then have printed in the Digital Commons, this class is for you. The class will explore some of the free programs that are available for download and should soon be available on Digital Commons PCs.  
Home Rule activism connected local leaders with Congressmen and Senators.

Panel Discussion: 40th Anniversary of the First Home Rule Elections

Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014, 6:30 p.m.

To recognize the 40th anniversary of the first election process held under the Home Rule Charter, DC Public Library's Special Collections, in partnership with the Historical Society of Washington, is convening a public program to discuss the legislative process of gaining Home Rule, various coalitions of the Home Rule activist community from Congressmen to local leaders, and the campaigns, grassroots mechanics and implementation of the first primary and general election. Moderator Martin Austermuhle, reporter for WAMU, 88.5 FM will moderate this panel discussion, with:

Audio Storytelling Workshop

Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014, 6:30 p.m.

Learn the basics of audio storytelling! The workshop will consist of four one-hour classes meeting once a week for four consecutive weeks in the Digital Commons.Each student must sign up for the program ahead of time and agree to come to each class, as the information will be cumulative. Students should also bring their own smartphone, laptop with a microphone, or digital recorder to class. 

Baby Lapsit Storytime

Friday, Nov. 14, 2014, 10 a.m.

Come read, sing, and play with your baby at the library!This storytime is held in the Children's Room on the second floor of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library.For children ages birth to 1 year old and caregivers. See you there!

Preschool Story Time

Friday, Nov. 14, 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.

Online Application Assistance

Friday, Nov. 14, 2014, 12 p.m.

Do you need assistance filling out an online application or proofing your resume? If so, please sign up at the Digital Commons Desk for a one-on-one half-hour session, email, or call 202-727-1175.  To ease your application process, it is requested that you have a working email address.

Word II Intermediate

Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014, 10 a.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: K. Lewis 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.

Battle Subway Pokémon League

Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014, 12 p.m.

If you love Pokémon, you won't want to miss this!  Battle Subway is an official league of the Pokémon Company International.