Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

Let's Communicate in American Sign Language

Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015, 5:30 p.m.

Join us in this beginners' level class, which covers 100+ ASL vocabulary words and rules of grammar.   Any level is welcome to join the class, review what you know, learn new signs, practice conversation.   FREE and open to the public.  No need to register.  Instructor: Cheryl Lewis. Room A-3 (“A” Level)  
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26th Annual Black Film Festival

Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015, 6 p.m.

The DC Public Library presents its 26th Annual Black Film Festival! This year's selections feature award-winning leading men including Denzel Washington, Chadwick Boseman, Morgan Freeman and Boris Kodjoe. Every Tuesday evening in February in Room A-5. Please call 202-727-1291 for titles and more information.

Access II Intermediate

Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015, 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:
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Fiction Lover's Book Club

Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015, 6:30 p.m.

Please join The Fiction Lover's Book Club as we discuss Natalie Baszile's Queen Sugar.  
Black Space with Holly Bass

Black Space Art Exhibit

Wednesday, Feb. 18, 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.
Stories for Twos and Threes

Tales for Twos and Threes

Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015, 10 a.m.

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

Preschool Story Time

Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015, 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.

brown bag book chat.

Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015, 12 p.m.

Join the conversation!  This Twitter book club meets every Wednesday of the month at lunchtime to compare notes with library staffers on what you're currently reading.  Love it or hate it, we want to know.  Or you can share in person. Just drop into the Popular Library during the meeting and get a free book or audiobook and a stylish but sturdy library tote to carry home your treasure. The meetings are held from 12 noon until 1 p.m at #brownbagdc
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Breaking Barriers to Employment: Ban the Box - Fair Criminal Records Screening Act

Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015, 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? 

Email Basics

Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015, 4 p.m.

Learn to use the basic features of Web-based email and the significant function of attaching a document, such as your résumé, to your email transmission. The job search process requires that you have an established email account. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis. Instructor: D. Green 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:

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