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.
Practice home-row key typing in self-paced exercises.
Test your typing skills at various levels of proficiency and speed.
Join us in this beginners' level class, which covers 100+ ASL vocabulary words and rules of grammar.
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: Cheryl Lewis.
Room A-3 (“A” Level)
The DC Public Library presents its 26th Annual Black Film Festival!
This year's selections feature award-winning leading men including Denzel Washington, Chadwick Boseman, Morgan Freeman and Boris Kodjoe.
Every Tuesday evening in February in Room A-5.
Please call 202-727-1291 for titles and more information.
Are you a jobseeker with questions about discrimination? Do you believe that discrimination is preventing you from getting or keeping a job?
As part of the D.C. Public Library and Neighborhood Legal Services Program’s (NLSP’s) Breaking Barriers to Employment series, Teresa Rainey, Community Outreach Coordinator at the D.C. Office of Human Rights, will give a one-hour-and-15-minute (6:30 - 7:45 p.m.) presentation on how D.C. jobseekers can deal with employment discrimination.
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.
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
This workshop will feature how to maximize the use of Microsoft Word résumé templates to create a dynamic résumé that sets yours apart from the thousands received by an employer. Several websites will be explored to expand your knowledge and effective use of keywords and action verbs, with an emphasis on why both are important to your résumé construction.
Cuddle up to books this winter break and be eligible to receive a Chipotle gift card!
This winter break, between Dec. 21 and Jan. 3, elementary and middle school students who visit their neighborhood branch can be eligible to receive a Chipotle gift card for sharing their winter reading with their librarian.
Do you like playing games and want to practice your math skills in a fun way?
If so, please join the STEAM Team on Sunday, Dec. 7 at 2 p.m. in the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library Children's Room (Room 200). STEAM is a framework for learning about Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math.
Woo-Hoo! Episode 2 is finally here!
This episode's pick is a lot less gory and much more upbeat. A book for book lovers, Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstoreby Robin Sloan, will warm the cockles of your heart.The Story:
Celebrate the work to change the face of men's health
This month, as you walked the halls of your favorite downtown library, you may have done a double take. Many familiar faces of our hardworking staff were clean shaven in anticipation of the hair to come.
Although pictured here earlier this month, they look a bit fuzzier now, and for a good cause.
“I didn’t realize how important it is to sing, talk and read to your newborn until I attended a Sing Talk and Read workshop while pregnant. Now I tell other mothers start even before their babies are born."
In this very special episode of Check It or Leave It?, Peter and TaChalla tackle an entire shelf of books from the Popular Library.
Ranging from dense historical fiction to steamy romance reads, these 12 random titles have nothing more in common than the fact that the Dewey Decimal system has placed them on the same shelf. How many of these books will get the Ding of Approval or the Buzz of Shame?There is only one way to find out!
With D.C. buzzing about Fugazi's "First Demo," we've assembled a few essential online reads and listens, whether you're a longtime fan or completely clueless about the punk scene.
1. Read: Leor Galil of The Washington Post writes about punk legends Fugazi, and the demo that started it all.
Celebrating the Diversity of the Deaf Community with the Arts
In celebration of Clerc-Gallaudet Week, Dec. 3 - 10, the Center for Accessibility presents "Celebrating the Diversity of the Deaf Community with the Arts" with:
Tracey Salaway, Professor of Art and Interim Program Director, Art and Media Design, Gallaudet University