Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

Come to Tech Tuesday

Tech Tuesday

Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015, 4 p.m.

Come to Tech Tuesday in Teen Space and learn hands-on how you can use technology to make digital art, online games, stop motion animation, music production and more. Ages 13-19. See you there!

Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing Clinic

Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015, 4:30 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.

Let's Communicate in American Sign Language

Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015, 5:30 p.m.

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)  
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26th Annual Black Film Festival

Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015, 6 p.m.

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.
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Breaking Barriers to Employment: Discrimination

Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015, 6:30 p.m.

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 with Holly Bass

Black Space Art Exhibit

Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015 (All day)

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.
Stories for Twos and Threes

Tales for Twos and Threes

Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015, 10 a.m.

Children will hear short stories, sing, do fingerplays, and dance and move to popular songs. 
Tales for Preschoolers

Preschool Story Time

Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015, 11 a.m.

This story time helps children with early language and literacy skills through reading stories, singing songs, learning new rhymes and honing visual literacy skills with the librarian.

brown bag book chat.

Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015, 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

Resume Writing and Cover Letter Workshop and Lab

Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015, 2:30 p.m.

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.

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