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.
Practice home-row key typing in self-paced exercises.
Test your typing skills at various levels of proficiency and speed.
Get a basic, hands-on overview of the CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) programming language and discover its capacity to produce dynamic web pages. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis.
Instructor: L. Atwater
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, Web I Basics, Web II Intermediate, Email Basics and HTML Basics. A significant amount of typing is required!
You will learn to:
Learn the basics of audio storytelling! The workshop will consist of three one-hour classes meeting once a week for three consecutive weeks in the Digital Commons.
We encourage every student to come to each class, as the information will be cumulative. By the end of the course, every participant will produce a short piece to share with the DC Public Library community.
Week One - Wednesday, Jan. 6:
A story time experience for our youngest library users and their caregivers. These 20-30 minutes story times introduce books, songs, rhymes, tickles and bounces developmentally appropriate for children ages birth to when they start walking. Baby Lap Time is a wonderful way to introduce your child to the joys of reading in a positive and fun atmosphere. This story time is designed so the baby will be in their caregiver’s lap and the grownup is actively involved in the program. It is recommended that each child have their own adult with them.
These 20-30 minute story times are full of books, songs, rhymes and fingerplays for children birth to two years old. Our Baby and Toddler Story Time is a great way to introduce your child to language skills in a positive and fun environment. With slightly more activity and movement than our lap times, children and their caregivers are encouraged to engage with the books and songs and to actively participate in the program.
In this one-hour course, we'll go over the basics for recording audio tracks, from podcasts to music, in Garageband.
You can play, mix, and record your own songs easily with this software available on Apple computers.
Each participant will be able to use one of our Macs in the Studio Lab to to learn the basics of recording in Garageband in just a few clicks.
This course is open to 6 registrants and will take place in the Studio Lab at MLK.
19th Annual Tribute Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Please join Collective Voices on Saturday, Jan. 17 in the Great Hall from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. for the 19th Annual Poetry Extravaganza honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
In addition to Collective Voices, this event will feature youth poets, the Malcolm X Drummers and Dancers, The Sacred Dance Ensemble, and many others.
For all ages!
The library's closed, but dclibrary.org is open 24/7!
All library locations are closed today, but there's myriad ways you can enjoy the library online!
1. Have your own film festival at home.
View films from major festivals like Sundance, Tribeca and more. Log into IndieFlix with your library card.
Here's a fun exercise: What character in literature is most like you?
Alter ego or doppelganger, you might be surprised to learn the answer. Or, it just might explain your particular reading taste.
Many thanks to the folks at Kobo for providing this fun and classy holiday diversion.
Who is Your Literary Alter Ego? Click here to take the test.
For its annual Martin Luther King Jr. Week of festivities from Jan. 11 to Jan. 15 the DC Public Library proudly celebrates "A Century of Black Life, Culture and History."
It is fitting that Howard Dodson Jr., Director of Howard University Libraries and Director of Moorland-Spingarn Research Center, will deliver the keynote address on Jan. 14 at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the Great Hall.
On January 13, at 6 p.m., join us for our Movie of the Month, Alfred Hitchcock's The Lady Vanishes. In this suspenseful romantic comedy, Margaret Lockwood and Michael Redgrave work to unravel a conspiracy as they race against time to save a woman's life.
This early Hitchcock work doesn't disappoint and the 1938 thriller reflects the troubled era in which which it was made.
A weekly film series for adults at 6 p.m. in Auditorium A-5
Join us for Tuesday Night Movies, a weekly film series for Adults at 6 p.m. in Auditorium A-5.
January has something for everyone: Fantasy, Drama, Comedy and Action!
Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning star in this dark fairytale.
97 mins. 2014 PG
Jan. 13The Lady Vanishes
Win a free book to gift to yourself or someone you love
The Good Book Giveaway returns just in time for the holiday season. If you are thinking of giving a book as a gift or just need something to read in your travels, try your luck.
A list of books available is listed on the entry form found at the link below. Readers can win fiction or nonfiction titles.
The Giveaway will end at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 19th. Winners will be notified by Saturday, Dec. 20th. Winners will have until Saturday, Jan. 10 to pick up their prized book.
Pick a book, any book for a chance to win:
Are your bells a little jingled this year? Have the holidays got you spinning like a dreidel? Take a breath and read. We in Adult Services have been having a bit of a holiday hiatus, and we have been happily cracking the books. Here are some of our picks:
On Thursday, Dec. 4, more than 250 people came to the MLK Jr. Memorial Library for our second Library Basement Show. The talented teenagers Nox opened the show, followed by hardcore Blockhead, and topped with elegant yet angry Priests!