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.
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Rush Hour Reads

Saturday, June 4, 2016 (All day)

Want to read more? A few minutes during your commute or at lunch can really add up.
PC Basics

PC Basics I - Beginner

Saturday, June 4, 2016, 10 a.m.

For those who need to come into the world of computers, this is the class for you. In this 2-hour class, you will overcome your fears and gain the skills that can get you ready for the workplace. Also take the Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing class as a perfect complement to PC Basics. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis. Instructor: L. D. Wright Computer Lab, Room 311 Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well. You will learn to:
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Let's Communicate in American Sign Language: Beginning Level

Saturday, June 4, 2016, 10:15 a.m.

Join us in this beginners-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 and open to the public, and there's no need to register Instructor: TBA.   Location: Meeting Room #1 in the Digital Commons on the 1st Floor.   Questions? Email: lbph.dcpl@dc.gov or call: 202-559-5368  
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Trading Card Meetup

Saturday, June 4, 2016, 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.
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Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing Clinic

Saturday, June 4, 2016, 12:30 p.m.

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: 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.

Eyes-Free Family Yoga

Saturday, June 4, 2016, 1 p.m.

Instructors from the Metro Washington Association of Blind Athletes will help us kick-off the Summer Reading Program with some healthy yoga for people who are blind or visually impaired, and their families and friends!
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Summer Reading Kickoff!

Saturday, June 4, 2016, 1 p.m.

Join us for an afternoon of fun and excitement as we kickoff our 2016 Summer Reading Program! Activities and events every hour throughout the building provide the best way to start summer. Prizes, giveaways, and raffles for all ages available all day!   
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Saturday Technology Training Session

Saturday, June 4, 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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Battle Subway Pokémon League

Saturday, June 4, 2016, 2 p.m.

New Meeting Room! If you love Pokémon, you won't want to miss this.  Battle Subway is an official league of the Pokémon Company International.
Microsoft Word

Word I Basics

Saturday, June 4, 2016, 2:30 p.m.

In this 2-hour class, you will learn basic word-processing features that can help you to create letters, résumés, faxes and other documents that are used to apply for jobs. 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 the PC Basics class. You will learn to: Identify and navigate the basic features and elements of the Microsoft Word window.

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