Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

HTML Basics

Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014, 1:30 p.m.

Introduction to simple Web page design, using the HyperText Markup Language (.html). Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis. Instructor: J. Taylor Computer Lab, Room 311 Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well, and the skills acquired in PC Basics, Word I Basics, Word II Intermediate, Web I Basics, Web II Intermediate and Email Basics. A significant amount of typing is required! You will learn to: Use four basic HyperText Markup Language tags.

DC Youth Slam Team Poetry Workshop

Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014, 4:30 p.m.

Come to the Teen Space every Tuesday afternoon to participate in an exciting poetry workshop and let your imagination soar. Workshop is run as part of the DC Youth Slam Team, a subset of the Split This Rock poets association. Please contact Jonathan Tucker at 202.787.5279 to sign up for the class.

Lets Communicate in American Sign Language

Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014, 5:30 p.m.

Beginning Level. 100+ ASL vocabulary words and rules of grammar.  Any level is welcome to join the class, review, learn new signs. FREE and open to the public.No need to register. Instructor: Cheryl Lewis.Room A-10 (Lower Level)Questions?  Call 202-559-5368 or email

Breaking Barriers to Employment: Custody and Child Support

Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014, 6:30 p.m.

Are you a jobseeker with questions about custody and child support?  Do you believe that your custody and child support issues are preventing you from getting or keeping a job?  As part of the DC Public Library and Neighborhood Legal Services Program’s (NLSP’s) Breaking Barriers to Employment series, NLSP attorneys will give a one-hour-and-15-minute (6:30-7:45 p.m.) presentation on how jobseekers can deal with custody and child support issues, as it relates to their employment.

Tales for Twos and Threes

Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014, 10 a.m.

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

Preschool Story Time

Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014, 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.

Resume Writing and Cover Letter Workshop and Lab

Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014, 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.

Wii Wednesdays

Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014, 4 p.m.

Do you have mad videogame skillz? Come test them out during our Wii Wednesday program, running twice monthly in the MLK Teen Space.Show your platforming prowess in a Mario game, bust a move in Just Dance 3, or have some fun fencing in Wii Sports Resort. The possibilities are endless...
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Job Seekers Drop-In and Legal Clinic

Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014, 5:30 p.m.

Are you a job seeker in need of assistance with your job search process?  Are you a job seeker or a recently hired employee?  Are you having difficulties getting or keeping a job?  Then please attend the Job Seekers Drop-In and Legal Clinic, sponsored by the DC Public Library and the Neighborhood Legal Services Program, where you will be able to accomplish job search tasks and address any job seeking issues that can be legally resolved. Both Drop-In and Legal Clinic services are conducted in the Computer Lab, Room 311, 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Clerc-Gallaudet Week: Celebrating the Diversity of the Deaf Community with the Arts

Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014, 6 p.m.

Celebrating the Diversity of the Deaf Community with the Arts: visual art poetry prose theater music ASL and voice interpreters will be present in the Great Hall. For more information, contact: Janice Rosen, Deaf Services Librarian Center for Accessibility (202) 559-5368 voice or video