Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

The DC Public Library will be closed for Memorial Day on Sunday, May 29 and Monday, May 30.
Preschool Story Time

Preschool Story Time

Wednesday, June 15, 2016, 11 a.m.

Share the fun of reading with your children ages 3-5 years. Children and their caregivers, will explore stories and activities to encourage children to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning. These 30-40 minute programs are designed to promote language and listening skills, expand children’s imaginations and arouse their curiosity about the world around them.

#brownbagdc Book Chat

Wednesday, June 15, 2016, 12 p.m.

Join the conversation!  This Twitter book club meets every Wednesday of the month at lunchtime to compare notes with library staffers on what you're currently reading.  Love it or hate it, we want to know.  Or you can share in person. Just drop into the Popular Library during the meeting and get a free book or audiobook and a stylish but sturdy library tote to carry home your treasure. The meetings are held from 12 noon until 1 p.m at #brownbagdc
PC Basics

PC Basics II - Intermediate

Wednesday, June 15, 2016, 5 p.m.

In this 2-hour class, you will expand on your basic knowledge and navigation of the computer by exploring the Windows 7 platform functions & features and other Windows management tools . Instructor: M. Rivera Computer Lab, Room 311 Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well and PC Basics - Beginner You will learn to: Open and navigate Windows Explorer Pin and unpin application icons to Taskbar and Start Menu
HTML 5

HTML 5

Wednesday, June 15, 2016, 6:30 p.m.

In this 2-hour class, you will learn the latest HTML standard (HTML 5) and how to engage its enhanced capability to deliver multimedia, graphics and other rich content in the creation of Web pages. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis. Instructor: S. Dodge Computer Lab, Room 311
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Espresso Book Machine II: Preparing the Book Block

Wednesday, May 18, 2016, 7 p.m.

The class will introduce you to the requirements for preparing the book block (interior pages) on Microsoft Word for EBM publishing. Register for the class at: bit.ly/mlkfablab.
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Books & Bars

Wednesday, June 15, 2016, 7 p.m.

Join DC Public Library librarians on the third Wednesday of each month at Gordon Biersch Brewery for a modern-day book club.&nb
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Rush Hour Reads

Thursday, June 16, 2016 (All day)

Want to read more? A few minutes during your commute or at lunch can really add up.
Job Seekers Drop-In Clinic

Job Seekers Drop-In Clinic

Thursday, June 16, 2016, 10 a.m.

Are you a job seeker in need of assistance with your job search process?  Then please attend the Job Seekers Drop-In Clinic, sponsored by the DC Public Library, where you will be able to accomplish the job-seeking tasks that support a successful job search.. The Job Seekers Drop-In Clinic is conducted in the Computer Lab, Room 311, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., June - August. Drop-In services include individualized assistance with the following job-seeking tasks:   Creating an email account
Baby Lap Time

Baby Lap Time

Thursday, June 16, 2016, 10 a.m.

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. 
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Listen Up: Talking Book Club Wants Audiobook Fans!

Thursday, June 16, 2016, 11 a.m.

If you love listening to audiobooks, meet up with The Talking Book Club. We meet on the third Thursday of each month, in the Center for Accessibility (Room 215), to discuss audiobooks that spark good conversation! To get more information and know what we are reading next, call 202-727-2142.

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