Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

HTML 5

HTML 5

Monday, Feb. 22, 2016, 6:30 p.m.

Learn the latest HTML standard (HTML 5) and how to engage its enhanced capability to deliver multimedia, graphics and other rich content in the creation of Web pages. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis. Instructor: S. Dodge 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, Web I Basics, Web II Intermediate, Email Basics and any previous version of HTML. A significant amount of typing is required!
Photo of author Dolen Perkins-Valdez.Balm book cover.Wench book cover.

Meet Dolen Perkins-Valdez

Monday, Feb. 22, 2016, 6:30 p.m.

Join us on February 22nd at 6:30 p.m. when award-winning author Dolen Perkins-Valdez reads from her latest novel, Balm, set in post-Civil War Chicago. The event will be held in The Popular Library, our fiction reading room, located on the first floor, opposite the Digital Commons.

Memory Lab Drop-in

Monday, Feb. 22, 2016, 6:30 p.m.

The Memory Lab is 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. Want to learn more about the Memory Lab? Come to the Digital Commons 6:30-7 p.m. to get a tour of the lab and ask questions about your personal archiving project.
ASL fingerspelling chart

Let's Communicate in American Sign Language: Intermediate Level

Monday, Feb. 22, 2016, 7 p.m.

Join us in this intermediate-level class.  We'll learn more vocabulary and practice conversation. Anyone is welcome to join the class, regardless of skill level. You can review what you know, learn new signs, and practice conversation.  The class is FREE but space is limited to 25 people per class. Please contact us to reserve your place. Instructors: Cole Huff and Steven Titlebaum.    Center for Accessibility Learning Lab, Room 215.     
Pajama Story Time

Pajama Story Time

Monday, Feb. 22, 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. 
Rush Hour Reads logo.The Awakening book cover.I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings book cover.Room With A View book cover.The Bluest Eye book cover.Beasts of No Nation book cover.The Country of the Pointed Firs book cover.Winesburg, Ohio book cover.The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie book cover.The Old Man and the Sea book cover.The House on Mango Street book cover.

Rush Hour Reads

Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016 (All day)

Want to read more? A few minutes during your commute or at lunch can really add up.
Health Literacy for Healthy Living

Health Literacy for Healthy Living

Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016, 1 p.m.

Learn to find and assess quality online health information. This class will be 2.5 hours. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis. Instructors: A. Muhammad, PIA International, Inc. 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 Web I Basics. You will learn to: Navigate medical websites. Evaluate medical websites for updates and active links. Research personal health issues.

Twitter Book Club: #DCPLnewYA

Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016, 4 p.m.

Do you love Young Adult books?  YA readers of all ages are invited to join DCPL librarians for a twitter book club (#DCPLnewYA) on the 4th Tuesday of the month from 4-5 p.m.  We discuss recent and upcoming YA releases, share our opinions, report on trends in YA fiction, and invite you to share your thoughts.  Looking for your next absorbing read? You just might find it in #DCPLnewYA.   Find us @dcpl
Computer Keyboard

Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing Clinic

Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016, 4 p.m.

Self-paced, practice tutorials and custom lessons for improving typing and keyboarding skills to help you create the cover letter and résumé needed to launch 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. Class Objectives: Practice home-row key typing in self-paced exercises. Test your typing skills at various levels of proficiency and speed.
BARS program

BARS

Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016, 4 p.m.

BARS is a creative workshop for youth who enjoy rapping and writing spoken word poems.  Join "Words, Beats and Life" in Teen Space every Tuesday from January until June to write new songs to original beats & poems and to record and perform. Spend your time making art that makes a difference in your community!  The BARS workshop will end in June with a culminating performance by workshop participants. This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

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