Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

Baby with book

Baby Lapsit Storytime

Friday, Jan. 30, 2015, 10 a.m.

Come read, sing and play with your baby at the library! This storytime is held in the Children's Room on the second floor of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library. For children ages birth to 1 year old and caregivers. See you there!
Tales for Preschoolers

Preschool Story Time

Friday, Jan. 30, 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.
Black Space with Holly Bass

Black Space Rent Party

Friday, Jan. 30, 2015, 5:30 p.m.

This event draws inspiration from house-rent parties that flourished in the black neighborhoods of Washington, D.C., and other cities, during the 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, and later decades. For a minimum donation of $10, the Black Space Rent Party will feature a dance performance, a special music mix, and informal games of bones (dominoes) and spades.
Black Space with Holly Bass

Black Space Art Exhibit

Saturday, Jan. 31, 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.

Excel II Intermediate

Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015, 10:30 a.m.

Learn more features of this spreadsheet software that can help you further 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, and the skills acquired in PC Basics, Word I Basics, Word II Intermediate and Excel I Basics. You will learn to: Manage the screen view and navigate multiple worksheets in a workbook.

Battle Subway Pokémon League

Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015, 12 p.m.

If you love Pokémon, you won't want to miss this!  Battle Subway is an official league of the Pokémon Company International.

Trading Card Meetup

Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015, 12 p.m.

Can't get enough of Yu-Gi-Oh, Pokemon, or Magic: The Gathering?Prepare to exhibit your trading card prowess at this day-long event in the Great Hall. Enjoy swapability at the expense of your opponents and win weekly bragging rights. 

Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing Clinic

Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015, 1 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.
Come to Family Fun Time!

Family Fun Time

Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015, 2 p.m.

Looking for a fun, family oriented, weekend activity? Look no further! Children and their families are encouraged to let loose and have a ball in the library. Every Saturday, come prepared to laugh, play and have fun! Please call the Children's Desk at 202-727-1248 to find out the specific theme for the week.

Excel III Advanced

Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015, 2:30 p.m.

Learn to calculate, research and display table data using Excel formulas. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis. Instructor: C. Myers 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 and Excel II Intermediate. You will learn to: Calculate using the following formulas: SUMIF, SUMIFS, AVERAGEIF, AVERAGEIFS, COUNTIF, COUNTIFS.

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