Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library


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
From film to phone photography 101

Photography 101: From Film to Phone

Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, 6:30 p.m.

Are you curious about the basics of photography? In this class we’ll begin with a very brief modern history of photography. We’ll then explore the most essential camera parts and settings. Lastly, we’ll review photo composition to find out what makes a great photo. Bring your point-and-shoot, DSLR or camera phone -  whatever you use we’ll experiment at the end of class and find out how great your photos can really be.

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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Job Seekers Drop-In and Legal Clinic

Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, 10 a.m.

Are you a job seeker in need of assistance with your job search process?  Are you a job seeker or a recently hired employee?  Are you having difficulties getting or keeping a job?  Then please attend the Job Seekers Drop-In and Legal Clinic, sponsored by the DC Public Library and the Neighborhood Legal Services Program, where you will be able to accomplish job search tasks and address any job seeking issues that can be legally resolved. Both Drop-In and Legal Clinic services are conducted in the Computer Lab, Room 311, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Wonderful Ones

Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, 10 a.m.

An interactive story time to encourage early literacy skills for one-year-old children through stories, songs and rhymes.Ages 12 - 24 months.

Tales for Twos and Threes

Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, 11 a.m.

Children will hear short stories, sing, do fingerplays, and dance and move to popular songs.Ages 2-3.

Movie Madness

Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, 5 p.m.

Join us at the MLK Teen Space for a great movie in our Teen Lounge on the first and third Thursday of every month. 

Digital Audio Storytelling Workshop

Thursday, Dec. 18, 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 three 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 to later classes.