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.
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.
Tales for Preschoolers

Preschool Story Time

Wednesday, May 20, 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. Ages 3-5 in the Children's Room. 

brown bag book chat.

Wednesday, May 20, 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
Jobseekers Legal Clinic

Breaking Barriers to Employment: Credit Reports

Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 2 p.m.

Are you a jobseeker with questions about your credit reports?  Do you believe that your credit report is preventing you from getting or keeping a job?  As part of the DC Public Library and Neighborhood Legal Services Program’s (NLSP’s) Breaking Barriers to Employment series, NLSP attorney Robert Green will give a one-hour-and-15-minute (6:30-7:45 p.m.) presentation on how jobseekers can deal with their credit reports, so that they are not a hindrance to employment opportunities For more information, please contact Daniel Choi at 202-269-5111.  

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