Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

The DC Public Library will be closed for Memorial Day on Sunday, May 29 and Monday, May 30.
Preschool Story Time

Preschool Story Time

Monday, June 13, 2016, 11 a.m.

Share the fun of reading with your children ages 3-5 years. Children and their caregivers, will explore stories and activities to encourage children to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning. These 30-40 minute programs are designed to promote language and listening skills, expand children’s imaginations and arouse their curiosity about the world around them.
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Learn to Use a Laser Cutter

Monday, May 16, 2016, 6 p.m.

You will need to pass Fab Lab orientation before you can take this class. Join us in MLK's Fab Lab and learn how to use our laser cutter!
Microsoft Excel

Excel I Basics

Monday, June 13, 2016, 1:30 p.m.

In this 2-hour class, you will learn the basic features of the Microsoft Excel spreadsheet environment that are frequently used for calculation and data entry functions in the workplace. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis. Instructor: H. White 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: Identify and navigate the basic features and elements of the Microsoft Excel window
Microsoft PowerPoint

PowerPoint Basics

Monday, June 13, 2016, 4 p.m.

In this 2-hour class, you will 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: 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:
Sign Language ABC

Let's Communicate in American Sign Language: Beginning Level

Monday, June 13, 2016, 5:30 p.m.

Join us in this beginning 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. No need to register. However since space is limited, participation is limited to those who show up early enough to get a seat in the class. The class runs weekly from June 6 - August 15, 2016 from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. in the Center for Accessibility Learning Lab, room 215.     
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Author Angela Flournoy

Monday, June 13, 2016, 6:30 p.m.

National Book Award finalist Angela Flournoy, in conversation with Kelly Navies, oral historian at the Smithsonian Museum of African American History and Culture. They will discuss Flournoy's book, The Turner House.  
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Facebook Archiving

Monday, June 13, 2016, 7 p.m.

Join us in the Dream Lab to learn how to archive your Facebook photos.  We will show you how to preserve your photo information and the photos themselves.  Please bring your computer with you.  See you there! 
Pajama Story Time

Pajama Story Time

Monday, June 13, 2016, 7 p.m.

An evening story time where pajamas are encouraged but not required. These 30-40 minute evening programs are designed to delight children of all ages. Filled with stories and activities that promote and develop language skills and imagination, these programs encourage children to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning. 
Monday Night Author Spotlight program for ages 6-12

Monday Night Author Spotlight

Monday, June 13, 2016, 7:30 p.m.

Have you ever wondered what inspires Kwame Alexander (The Crossover, Booked)?
Rush Hour Reads logo.The Prince book cover.The Buddha in the Attic book cover.The White Feather book cover.Of Mice and Men book cover.Daisy Miller book cover.We Live in Water book cover.The Red Badge of Courage book cover.A Room of One's Own book cover.Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit book cover.The Picture of Dorian Gray book cover.

Rush Hour Reads

Tuesday, June 14, 2016 (All day)

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

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