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.
Microsoft Excel

Excel I Basics

Saturday, June 18, 2016, 12:15 p.m.

In this 2-hour class, you will learn the basic features of the Microsoft Excel spreadsheet environment that are frequently used for calculation and data entry functions in the workplace. 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 and Word I Basics You will learn to: Identify and navigate the basic features and elements of the Microsoft Excel window
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Saturday Technology Training Session

Saturday, June 18, 2016, 1 p.m.

Saturday Technology Training Sessions are an opportunity for members of the Adaptive Technology community to get together and share information in an open environment. Adaptive Technologies are broadly defined to include assistive software, hardware, and systems (like screen readers, speech-to-text, and video-relay-services), but also any procedure for success or approach to achieving a goal that is important to participants.
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Collage Workshop with Artist Bryan Collier

Saturday, June 18, 2016, 2 p.m.

Award-winning illustrator Bryan Collier will read from his most recent children’s book, City Shapes, and will lead a hands-on collage workshop. For kids ages 6 and up. Books will be available for purchase from Politics & Prose Bookstore.  Book signing will begin around 3:30 p.m. This event is sponsored by the DC Public Library Foundation and the Federation of Friends of DC Public Library. Great Hall
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Battle Subway Pokémon League

Saturday, June 18, 2016, 2 p.m.

If you love Pokémon, you won't want to miss this!  Battle Subway is an official league of the Pokémon Company International. Players will meet on Saturdays from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. in Room A-9, located on the Library's lower level. Games are open to Pokémon lovers of all ages and League Leaders will be on hand to moderate.
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Look Great in the Inbox: 7 Don'ts of Email Design Plus Bonus (Registration Required)

Saturday, June 18, 2016, 2:30 p.m.

Grow Your Business with Email and Social Media: Simple Marketing Strategies for Small Businesses and Nonprofits is sponsored by Constant Contact, Inc., and will show you that when it comes to your business or organization emails first impressions matter. This 2.5 hour seminar will help you avoid common mistakes and maximize your emails for a powerful impact!Register Now
Board Game Design

Board Game Design

Saturday, June 18, 2016, 3 p.m.

Learn how to design and test your very own board game! Write a rule book, test and revise your game, and learn how to further develop and market your own games. MLK Teen Space For teens, ages 13-19.    
Sign Language ABC

Let's Communicate in American Sign Language: Beginning Level

Saturday, June 18, 2016, 4 p.m.

Join us in this beginning 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. The class is FREE. No need to register. However since space is limited, participation is limited to those who show up early enough to get a seat in the class. The class runs weekly from June 11 - August 13, 2016 from 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. in the Center for Accessibility Learning Lab, room 215.     
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Lego Club

Sunday, June 19, 2016, 2 p.m.

It's the Third Sunday of the month --- time for Lego Club!  Here’s your opportunity to build, design, imagine, and compete! Some meetings, we'll free build. For other gatherings, we'll have specific challenges. Come ready to create!  Ages 6-12 No registration required. Please call 202-727-1248 with any questions.    
Baby and Toddler Story Time

Baby and Toddler Story Time

Monday, June 20, 2016, 10 a.m.

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. 
Preschool Story Time

Preschool Story Time

Monday, June 20, 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.