Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

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Orwellian America: The Tor Browser & Web Privacy

Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015, 3 p.m.

Concerned about your privacy while you are using the web? Head over to Digital Commons to learn about Tor.Tor is a free, open source software that allows users to surf the web anonymously. The former Direction of Outreach from The Tor Project will walk you through how to install and use the Tor Browser Bundle, as well as provide other tips on how to  help stay safe on the Internet.  Be sure to bring your laptop!
Games Galore

Games Galore

Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015, 3:30 p.m.

Play board games, video games, our new Wii U, and more! Ages 13-19 in Teen Space.
Black Space with Holly Bass

Black Space Art Exhibit

Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015 (All day)

Black Space is an art exhibition by Holly Bass in the Great Hall of the MLK Library. Black Space is a tiny house in the shape of the District, which has been a center of Black culture since the early 1900s. As D.C. residents, we all occupy black space, regardless of ethnicity or background. Visitors will be invited to share their D.C. memories with the artist and create collaborative responses – photographs, poems, sketches, and oral histories, which will be catalogued and displayed in the house.
Come to STEAM Team at MLK Library

STEAM Team

Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015, 2 p.m.

Are you interested in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and/or Mathematics? Join us to design, construct, discover, create, and so much more! Ages 6-12.
Black Space with Holly Bass

Black Space Art Exhibit

Monday, Jan. 26, 2015 (All day)

Black Space is an art exhibition by Holly Bass in the Great Hall of the MLK Library. Black Space is a tiny house in the shape of the District, which has been a center of Black culture since the early 1900s. As D.C. residents, we all occupy black space, regardless of ethnicity or background. Visitors will be invited to share their D.C. memories with the artist and create collaborative responses – photographs, poems, sketches, and oral histories, which will be catalogued and displayed in the house.
Come to Around the World Storytime

Around the World Story Time

Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, 11 a.m.

Come to this story time and listen to books from and about other parts of the world! With songs and fingerplays in different languages, this story time is a cultural experience for the whole family. Around the World Story Time is for children ages 3-5 and their caregivers. See you there!

PC Basics

Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, 2:15 p.m.

For those who need to come into the world of computers, this is the class for you. Overcome your fears and gain the skills that can get you ready for the workplace. Also take the Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing class as a perfect complement to PC Basics. 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. You will learn to: Identify basic computer components and operating system features.

Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing Clinic

Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, 5:15 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.
Turn the page on NaNoWriMo.

NaNoWriMo Editing Swap

Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, 6 p.m.

Turn the page on NaNoWriMo. Join us for an Editing Swap and get one step closer to publication.  Share your work with a like-minded writer for editing.That writer, in turn, will share their work for editing as well.  Staff will make a record of the swap and provide reference materials for the job at hand.  We will meet in Adult Services Reading Room 207.  Bring your clean, most polished draft and come ready to work.  Another writer is depending on your skills.

Booklover's Film Companion

Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, 6 p.m.

Formerly known as the Fiction Lover's Film Companion, this film series presents movies that spotlight issues touched on in the readings of book clubs based at your favorite downtown Library! Join us as we watch engaging films paired as a companions to these great reads. Films are screened on the fourth Monday of every month at 6 p.m. in Room A-5, located on library's lower level. Just call 202-727-0321 to see what's playing this month!

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