Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

Come to STEAM Team at MLK Library

STEAM Team

Sunday, Feb. 22, 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, Feb. 23, 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, Feb. 23, 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!

Mini-Social Media Boot Camp (Registration Required)

Monday, Feb. 23, 2015, 2 p.m.

This “Mini-Social Media Boot Camp”  will focus on helping you learn what social media is and how to use it effectively in your business. It will give you everything you need to get started in the emerging world of social networking. The goal of this mini-social media boot camp is to take you beyond the “what is it” phase and have you putting social media to work for you. (3 hours)Register Now

PC Basics

Monday, Feb. 23, 2015, 6:15 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.
Black Space with Holly Bass

Black Space Art Exhibit

Tuesday, Feb. 24, 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.
William R. Martin

Is Stand Your Ground Law a Great Idea Today?

Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015, 6:30 a.m.

 In celebration of 2015 Black History Month, renowned trial lawyer William R. “Billy” Martin will discuss the topic "Is Stand Your Ground Law a Great Idea Today?" Mr. Martin, a guest commentator for MSNBC’s PoliticsNation during the George Zimmerman (Trayvon Martin) trial June to July in 2013, focuses on complex civil and white collar litigation before state and federal courts. He has tried more than 160 cases that have involved large corporations and high profile figures.

Digital Drop-In

Tuesday, Feb. 24, 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!

Health Literacy for Healthy Living

Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015, 1 p.m.

Learn to find and assess quality online health information. This class will be 2.5 hours. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis. Instructors: A. Muhammad, PIA International, Inc. 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: Navigate medical websites. Evaluate medical websites for updates and active links. Research personal health issues.

Word I Basics

Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015, 3:45 p.m.

Learn basic word-processing features that can help you to create letters, résumés, faxes and other documents that are used to apply for jobs. 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 and the skills acquired in the PC Basics class. You will learn to: Identify and navigate the basic features and elements of the Microsoft Word window. Execute multiple text-selection techniques.

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