Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

On May 8, Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library will close at 3 p.m. to set up for the Arbuthnot Honor Lecture featuring Brian Selznick.
City of Women book cover.

Fiction Lover's Book Club

Monday, May 18, 2015, 6:30 p.m.

Please join The Fiction Lover's Book Club as we discuss David Gillham's City of Women.  
Building Wonder, Designing Dreams: The Bookmaking of Brian Selznick

Building Wonder, Designing Dreams: The Bookmaking of Brian Selznick

Tuesday, May 19, 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 Drop-In

Tuesday, May 19, 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!
Computer Keyboard

Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing Clinic

Tuesday, May 19, 2015, 1:30 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.
PC Basics

PC Basics: Beginner

Tuesday, May 19, 2015, 3 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. Green 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.
Come to Tech Tuesday

Tech Tuesday

Tuesday, May 19, 2015, 4 p.m.

Come to Tech Tuesday in Teen Space and learn hands-on how you can use technology to make digital art, online games, stop motion animation, music production and more. Each week is a different topic, so give us a call to find out a certain week's plan: 202-727-5535. Ages 13-19. See you there!
PC Basics

PC Basics: Intermediate

Tuesday, May 19, 2015, 5:30 p.m.

Expand on your basic knowledge and navigation of the computer by exploring the Windows 7 platform functions & features and other Windows management tools . Instructor: D. P. Grogan Computer Lab, Room 311 Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well and PC Basics - Beginner You will learn to: Open and navigate Windows Explorer Pin and unpin application icons to Taskbar and Start Menu Explore right-click menu features for the Desktop, Taskbar and Start Menu

Let's Communicate in American Sign Language

Tuesday, May 19, 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)  
Building Wonder, Designing Dreams: The Bookmaking of Brian Selznick

Building Wonder, Designing Dreams: The Bookmaking of Brian Selznick

Wednesday, May 20, 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.
Tales for Twos and Threes

Tales for Twos and Threes

Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 10 a.m.

Children will hear short stories, sing, do fingerplays, dance, and move to popular songs.  For ages 2-3 and their caregivers.

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