Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

Internet Job Seeking 101

Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014, 1:30 p.m.

Learn to use online job boards and job search engines to find the right job for you. Discover where you can build your résumé online. Learn the steps to an effective job search and the organizational tools to help you stay on top of your job-seeking process. Seats are filled on a first-come, space available basis. Instructor: N. Shiner Computer Lab, Rm. 311 Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well. The ability to execute the skills learned in PC Basics, Web I Basics and Email Basics. Class Objectives:

Introduction to MS Publisher

Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014, 4:15 p.m.

Explore the many document creation possibilities of this powerful desktop publishing software. Microsoft Publisher 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, Word II Intermediate and PowerPoint. You will learn to:

DC Youth Slam Team Poetry Workshop

Tuesday, Nov. 18, 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.

Lets Communicate in American Sign Language

Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014, 5:30 p.m.

Beginning Level. 100+ ASL vocabulary words and rules of grammar.  Any level is welcome to join the class, review, learn new signs. FREE and open to the public.No need to register. Instructor: Cheryl Lewis.Room A-10 (Lower Level)Questions?  Call 202-559-5368 or email
John Muller of Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library

Research Blogs for Aspiring Writers

Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014, 6 p.m.

A NaNoWriMo Event! Have you been planning to write that great American novel, but find that you are always losing track of your notes? Help is on the way.  Successful writer John Muller will demonstrate how to create a research blog and discuss its uses for the aspiring writer.  Use of Google tools for file organization and manuscript development will also be addressed.

Access II Intermediate

Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014, 6:30 p.m.

Expand on your Microsoft Access skills by learning how to build queries, aggregate data using basic functions, rename fields, and create macros.    Instructor: P. McFadden 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, Excel I Basics, Excel II Intermediate, Excel III Advanced and Access I Basics. Familiarity with the keyboard is also required. You will learn to: Import Data Methods by:

NaNoWriMo: Come Write In!

Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014, 7 p.m.

Have you ever dreamed of writing the Great American Novel? Do you have a torrid romance burning inside you? Do you know why the aliens are coming to get you, and you have to share the secret of their extra-dimensional technology with the world?  Come Write in at DC Public Library! Bring your favorite notepad or laptop, or use one of the library's public computers to work on your original novel during National Novel Writing Month

Tales for Twos and Threes

Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, 10 a.m.

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

Preschool Story Time

Wednesday, Nov. 19, 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.

Breaking Barriers to Employment: Criminal Records and Credit Reports

Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, 2 p.m.

Are you a jobseeker with questions about criminal records and credit reports?  Do you believe that your criminal record or credit report is 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, NLSP attorneys will give a one-hour-and-15-minute (2-3:15 p.m.) presentation on how jobseekers can deal with criminal records and credit reports.