In this 1.5 hour session, you will engage self-paced, practice tutorials and custom lessons for improving typing and keyboarding skills, in order 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: M. Rivera
Computer Lab, Room 311
Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well.
Practice home-row key typing in self-paced exercises.
How do you create?
Whether you prefer computers or crafts, coding or collage, there's always something to do on Thursday afternoons in Teen Space.
We’ll provide supplies*. You choose how to use them. Thursdays at 4:00 p.m. in the Teen Space.
*Some days we’ll use computers and digital tech, but most days we'll use paper, pencils, and other tangible materials.
Upcoming projects:Thursday, May 12: Book Cover Re-design
You will need to have passed Fab Lab orientation before taking this class.
Learn how to use a Makerbot 3D printer during this hour-long class. Students will learn how to prepare digital files for printing, change filament, and many more essential skills.
Once certified you will be able to make reservations on the 3D printers for your personal projects.
Get up and get moving at our Toddler Story Times. These 20-30 minute programs are full of books, songs and fun activities that are designed to help develop your child’s language skills. Children ages 18-36 months and their caregivers are encouraged to engage with the stories and activities and participate in the program along with the children.
Join DCPL customers and staff for coffee, conversation, and sometimes even a craft on the 1st and 3rd Fridays of each month at MLK in the Great Hall. In the uniquely vibrant and dynamic space that is DCPL, Coffee & Conversation brings together customers from all walks of life in informal conversation focused on relevant and engaging topics discussed over a cup of coffee.
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.
Three fun Black History Events for TeensA Movie & Popcorn: "Slavery by Another Name" challenges one of American’s most cherished ideals: that slavery in this country ended with the Emancipation Proclamation. This film documents how for more than 80 years, thousands of African Americans, often guilty of no crime at all, were arrested,and forced to work without pay. Feb. 12 @ 2 p.m.
w/ The Cornel West Theory, Time is Fire and The Black Sparks
The DC Punk Archive Library Basement Show is Thursday, February 4th with The Cornel West Theory, Time is Fire and The Black Sparks. Before you hear their music, find out what and where these artists like to read, their favorite DC venues and their visions of libraries in the future.
Books you can read in less than a week. Stories that will stay with you for a lifetime.
Well, that happened.The New Year started and you made vows. Right.
Here's a diet you can keep: add more reading to your day. A few minutes during your commute or at lunch really adds up and will lead to a healthier outlook. And you can exercise that big muscle between your ears.
Fusing together the areas of visual art, music, literature, and history, composer Michael J. Evans has brought Chekhov’s short story to life in a unique and beautiful adaptation featuring original art and animation from local artist Sam Apple Cummins.
Join us as we celebrate and explore African American history, culture, and issues of the day.
February 2Straight Outta Compton
The emergence of seminal hip-hop performers, NWA, is chronicled in this powerful bio-pic. With O’Shea Jackson, Jr. as Ice Cube and Corey Hawkins as Dr. Dre. Paul Giamatti co-stars as Jerry Heller. Directed by F. Gary Gray.
147 mins. 2015, R
The author of Balm & Wench visits the Popular Library to talk about her work.
Join us on February 22nd at 6:30 p.m. when award-winning author Dolen Perkins-Valdez reads from her latest novel, Balm, set in post-Civil War Chicago. The event will be held in The Popular Library, our fiction reading room, located on the first floor, opposite the Digital Commons.
Held Wednesday March 9, March 16, and March 23 in the Studio Lab
Learn the basics of audio storytelling! The workshop will consist of three 90-minute classes meeting once a week for three consecutive weeks in the Studio Lab.
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, March 9, 6:30 p.m.:
A weekly film series for adults at 6 p.m. in Auditorium A-5.
Don't miss these Tuesday Night Movies!
The Perfect Guy
A lobbyist's new relationship turns into the perfect nightmare in this date night thriller. Starring Sanaa Lathan, Morris Chestnut, and Michael Ealy. Directed by David M. Rosenthal.
100 minutes. 2015. PG-13