Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

Building Wonder, Designing Dreams: The Bookmaking of Brian Selznick

Building Wonder, Designing Dreams: The Bookmaking of Brian Selznick

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 (All day)

This interactive, multi-media exhibit for all ages celebrates the bookmaking of children’s author and illustrator, Brian Selznick—his exquisite artistry, experimentation with form and narrative and spellbinding storytelling. It is timed to engage visitors with Selznick’s work and themes in anticipation of his May 8 lecture and May 9 family program at the library; visit dclibrary.org/selznick for details.
The Department of Small and Local Business Development (DSLBD) works with the Adult Information Services Department to bring you quality business information through the library's online resources.

How to Perform Market Research Using Business Databases

Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 10 a.m.

During this two-hour session, you will learn how to effectively perform market research using free and easy to access DC Public Library resources. Join us in Room 311 as we walk you through the library's databases that can help you write a stronger business plan, identify new opportunities, and learn more about your competitors. Topics to be covered include consumer lifestyle searching; market overviews, competitors, and statistics; and searching for articles in business journals, magazines, newspapers.

Digital Drop-In

Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 12:30 p.m.

New Year, New Name, New Service! Got an issue with technology?  Come let us troubleshoot.  Want to download free books, music, movies and magazines to your device or computer? Come let us walk you through it. Have a question about how digital things work? Come let us help you find the answer!

Let's Communicate in American Sign Language

Tuesday, May 12, 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)  

Aspiring Writers Circle

Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 6 p.m.

The Aspiring Writers Circle meets on the second Tuesday of every month in the Digital Commons at 6 p.m. A place for peer support and networking for new and emerging writers, the Circle is open to Playwrights and Poets, Bloggers and Freelancers, Children’s authors and Graphic Novelists, Fiction and Nonfiction writers. 
Building Wonder, Designing Dreams: The Bookmaking of Brian Selznick

Building Wonder, Designing Dreams: The Bookmaking of Brian Selznick

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 (All day)

This interactive, multi-media exhibit for all ages celebrates the bookmaking of children’s author and illustrator, Brian Selznick—his exquisite artistry, experimentation with form and narrative and spellbinding storytelling. It is timed to engage visitors with Selznick’s work and themes in anticipation of his May 8 lecture and May 9 family program at the library; visit dclibrary.org/selznick for details.

brown bag book chat.

Wednesday, May 13, 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
business and personal finance

Meet, Learn, Know: Business and Personal Finance

Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 5:30 p.m.

Explore and compare detailed profiles of national and global companies. Make informed decisions about investments. Read business handbooks. Devise a business plan. Get tips on management. DC Public Library's Business and Personal Finance databases are filled with information for analysis.  This class will be held in the MLK Computer Lab, Room 311. Please register here.
Building Wonder, Designing Dreams: The Bookmaking of Brian Selznick

Building Wonder, Designing Dreams: The Bookmaking of Brian Selznick

Thursday, May 14, 2015 (All day)

This interactive, multi-media exhibit for all ages celebrates the bookmaking of children’s author and illustrator, Brian Selznick—his exquisite artistry, experimentation with form and narrative and spellbinding storytelling. It is timed to engage visitors with Selznick’s work and themes in anticipation of his May 8 lecture and May 9 family program at the library; visit dclibrary.org/selznick for details.
Digital Audio Storytelling

Audio Storytelling Workshop

Thursday, May 14, 2015, 6:30 p.m.

  Learn the basics of audio storytelling! The workshop will consist of four one-hour classes meeting once a week for three consecutive weeks in the Digital Commons. Each student must sign up for the program ahead of time and agree to come to each class, as the information will be cumulative. Students should also bring their own smartphone, laptop with a microphone, or digital recorder to class to later classes. 

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