Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

Sign Language Alphabet

Let's Communicate in American Sign Language: Beginning Level

Monday, Feb. 29, 2016, 5:30 p.m.

Join us in this beginners-level class, which covers 100+ ASL vocabulary words and rules of grammar. Any skill level is welcome to join the class to review what you know, learn new signs, and practice conversation. Feel free to stay for the Intermediate level which follows right after this one on Monday evenings.  The class is FREE but space is limited to 25 people per class.  Please contact us to reserve your place.  Instructors: Cole Huff and Steven Titlebaum.   
Microsoft PowerPoint

PowerPoint II Intermediate

Monday, Feb. 29, 2016, 6:30 p.m.

Expand your PowerPoint skills by engaging features that enhance the construction, the structure and the collaborative dynamics of a slide show presentation. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis. Instructor: S. Dodge 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 Basics You will learn to: Create photo albums
ASL fingerspelling chart

Let's Communicate in American Sign Language: Intermediate Level

Monday, Feb. 29, 2016, 7 p.m.

Join us in this intermediate-level class.  We'll learn more vocabulary and practice conversation. Anyone is welcome to join the class, regardless of skill level. You can review what you know, learn new signs, and practice conversation.  The class is FREE but space is limited to 25 people per class. Please contact us to reserve your place. Instructors: Cole Huff and Steven Titlebaum.    Center for Accessibility Learning Lab, Room 215.     
Pajama Story Time

Pajama Story Time

Monday, Feb. 29, 2016, 7 p.m.

An evening story time where pajamas are encouraged but not required. These 30-40 minute evening programs are designed to delight children of all ages. Filled with stories and activities that promote and develop language skills and imagination, these programs encourage children to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning. 
Rush Hour Reads logo.The Awakening book cover.I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings book cover.Room With A View book cover.The Bluest Eye book cover.Beasts of No Nation book cover.The Country of the Pointed Firs book cover.Winesburg, Ohio book cover.The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie book cover.The Old Man and the Sea book cover.The House on Mango Street book cover.

Rush Hour Reads

Tuesday, March 1, 2016 (All day)

Want to read more? A few minutes during your commute or at lunch can really add up.
Neighberhood Legal Services Program logoInstitute of Museum and Library Services

Breaking Barriers to Employment: Discrimination

Tuesday, March 1, 2016, 2 p.m.

Are you a job seeker with questions about discrimination? Do you believe that discrimination is preventing you from getting or keeping a job? D.C. job seekers have the right to be free from discrimination based on race, gender, age, personal appearance, and 15 other categories. A new law in D.C. also prohibits discrimination based on a job seeker's unemployment status. As a part of the D.C. Public Library and Neighborhood Legal Services Program's Breaking Barriers to Employment Series, Teresa Rainey from the D.C.
BARS program

BARS

Tuesday, March 1, 2016, 4 p.m.

BARS is a creative workshop for youth who enjoy rapping and writing spoken word poems.  Join "Words, Beats and Life" in Teen Space every Tuesday from January until June to write new songs to original beats & poems and to record and perform. Spend your time making art that makes a difference in your community!  The BARS workshop will end in June with a culminating performance by workshop participants. This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

MLKML Tax Preparation

Tuesday, March 1, 2016, 4:30 p.m.

Free tax preparation assistance, provided by Community Tax Aid. Note: Monday April 18 service will be provided 1:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Films with a Purpose

Films with a Purpose: Black Studies Center Documentaries for Black History Month

Tuesday, March 1, 2016, 5:30 p.m.

The DC Public Library Black Studies Center proudly presents the following documentaries that tell the rich story of African American life, culture and history from the 1920s through the mid 2000s.   Films will be screened in the Black Studies Center, Room 316. For more information, please contact Kenneth Despertt, Special Collections Librarian,  at 202-727-1211 or 202-727-1213.     Tues Feb 2 – 6 p.m.
Rush Hour Reads logo.The Awakening book cover.I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings book cover.Room With A View book cover.The Bluest Eye book cover.Beasts of No Nation book cover.The Country of the Pointed Firs book cover.Winesburg, Ohio book cover.The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie book cover.The Old Man and the Sea book cover.The House on Mango Street book cover.

Rush Hour Reads

Wednesday, March 2, 2016 (All day)

Want to read more? A few minutes during your commute or at lunch can really add up.

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