Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

Digital Audio Storytelling

Audio Storytelling Workshop

Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015, 6:30 p.m.

Learn the basics of audio storytelling! The workshop will consist of two one-hour classes meeting once a week for two consecutive weeks in the Digital Commons.  We encourage every student to come to each class, as the information will be cumulative. By the end of the course, every participant will produce a short piece to share with the DC Public Library community. Week One - Wednesday, Sept. 2: Interviewing Basics
Book Cover

Still Standing: How an Ex-Con Found Salvation in the Floodwaters of Katrina

Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015, 12 p.m.

Still Standing: How an Ex-Con Found Salvation in the Floodwaters of Katrina by Gerald Anderson with Susan Orlins is an inspiring memoir of poverty, prison, addiction, as well as the dramatic rescue of dozens of Katrina victims. It is also about one man’s determination and resilience to overcome a life of hardship and sin. Ten years after Hurricane Katrina, Street Sense vendor Gerald Anderson says, “If not for Katrina, I’d be dead or in prison.”
Internet via the World Wide Web

Web II Intermediate

Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015, 1:30 p.m.

Review the basic and advanced Google search tools, techniques and features, e.g. Google Images, Google Maps & StreetView, Google Alerts, etc. Learn to use Boolean search terms and various punctuations and characters to refine your search results. Explore two social and professional networking sites: Meetup.com and LinkedIn.com. Instructor: N. Shiner 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:
Microsoft Word

Word II Intermediate

Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015, 4:15 p.m.

Learn more features of this word-processing 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 and Word I Basics. You will learn to: Navigate and adjust default settings. Create and insert stylized headers and footers, footnotes, table of contents, indexes and cover pages.
ASL fingerspelling chart

Let's Communicate in American Sign Language: Intermediate Level

Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015, 6 p.m.

Join us in this intermediate' level class.  More vocabulary, conversation practice. Any level is welcome to join the class, review what you know, learn new signs, practice conversation.   FREE and open to the public.  No need to register.  Instructor: Lydia Barber. Room A-3 (“A” Level)  
Words, Beats and Life

Books & Beats

Friday, Sept. 11, 2015, 11 a.m.

Fridays at the library from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.! Books & Beats is a weekly outdoor music series in front of the MLK Jr. Memorial Library. Check out a book from the Uni, sign up for Summer Reading (through Aug. 16) or simply enjoy the beats outside the historic Mies van der Rohe building.

STAR Family Festival: Sing, Talk & Read

Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015, 11 a.m.

Learn how singing, talking and reading with your baby or young child now can help them later in school. It's never too early to give your kids a smart start.  Come to DC Public Library's STAR Family Festival featuring: Workshops for parents to support your child's early learning
Computer Keyboard

Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing Clinic

Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015, 12 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.
Trading Card Meetup design.

Trading Card Meetup

Saturday, Sept. 12, 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. Enjoy swapability at the expense of your opponents and win weekly bragging rights.  Players will meet until 5 p.m. in Gallery A-6, located on the Lower Level. Games are open to adults and teens and tournaments will be held twice a year. So, come one, come all; just come ready.
Microsoft PowerPoint

PowerPoint Basics

Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015, 1:45 p.m.

Learn the basic features for creating a dynamic PowerPoint (slide show) presentation. This software 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 and Word II Intermediate. You will learn to: Identify and navigate the basic features and elements of the Microsoft PowerPoint window

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