Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

Fantasy Flicks

Monday, Nov. 17, 2014, 6 p.m.

It's just what it says on the tin: movies with some element of realism, some parsimonious narrative shred of the numinous, the impossible, the beguilingly made-up. Planets uninhabited and otherwise, fairies, space marines, time travel, wayward otherworldly machines, and the reality-bending light-out-of-darkness of every universe.  And, perhaps, a little adventure and romance, if our voyage permits.

Adobe Illustrator

Monday, Nov. 17, 2014, 6 p.m.

Come learn the basics of Adobe Illustrator CS6.Classes will explore the functions of most of the items in the toolbox.All classes are on a first-come, first-served basis.
Richard Morias' book is our next selection and has been called "a delicious fairy-tale-like read" by NPR.

Fiction Lover's Book Club

Monday, Nov. 17, 2014, 6:30 p.m.

Please join The Fiction Lover's Book Club as we discuss Richard C. Morais' The Hundred Foot Journey.  

Digital Drop-In

Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014, 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!

Internet Job Seeking 101

Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014, 1:30 p.m.

Learn to use online job boards and job search engines to find the right job for you. Discover where you can build your résumé online. Learn the steps to an effective job search and the organizational tools to help you stay on top of your job-seeking process. Seats are filled on a first-come, space available basis. Instructor: N. Shiner Computer Lab, Rm. 311 Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well. The ability to execute the skills learned in PC Basics, Web I Basics and Email Basics. Class Objectives:

Introduction to MS Publisher

Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014, 4:15 p.m.

Explore the many document creation possibilities of this powerful desktop publishing software. Microsoft Publisher is widely used in the workplace and in educational settings. 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 PC Basics, Word I Basics, Word II Intermediate and PowerPoint. You will learn to:

DC Youth Slam Team Poetry Workshop

Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014, 4:30 p.m.

Come to the Teen Space every Tuesday afternoon to participate in an exciting poetry workshop and let your imagination soar.Workshop is run as part of the DC Youth Slam Team, a subset of the Split This Rock poets association. Please contact Jonathan Tucker at 202.787.5279 to sign up for the class.Ages 13-19.

Lets Communicate in American Sign Language

Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014, 5:30 p.m.

Beginning Level. 100+ ASL vocabulary words and rules of grammar.  Any level is welcome to join the class, review, learn new signs. FREE and open to the public.No need to register. Instructor: Cheryl Lewis.Room A-10 (Lower Level)Questions?  Call 202-559-5368 or email
John Muller of Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library

Research Blogs for Aspiring Writers

Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014, 6 p.m.

A NaNoWriMo Event! Have you been planning to write that great American novel, but find that you are always losing track of your notes? Help is on the way.  Successful writer John Muller will demonstrate how to create a research blog and discuss its uses for the aspiring writer.  Use of Google tools for file organization and manuscript development will also be addressed.

Access II Intermediate

Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014, 6:30 p.m.

Expand on your Microsoft Access skills by learning how to build queries, aggregate data using basic functions, rename fields, and create macros.    Instructor: P. McFadden 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, Excel I Basics, Excel II Intermediate, Excel III Advanced and Access I Basics. Familiarity with the keyboard is also required. You will learn to: Import Data Methods by: