Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library

An Adobe Photoshop Tutorial

Published on Monday, July 15, 2013

Photoshop Cs6Want to give your photos a makeover? It feels like magic in Photoshop.

Adobe Photoshop is a staple in all the visual arts - from print design, to photography, to Web design, to motion graphics and 3-D graphics. In Photoshop 101, you'll learn fun and easy ways to edit and enhance your photos using common tools. You’ll learn to crop, scale and rotate, color correct, work with layers and more. Finally, you’ll practice your new skills on a photo and personalize it with text.

This tutorial is perfect for first-time Photoshop users.

Published on Sunday, July 14, 2013

Adobe Illustrator CS6 logoIn this hour-long class we will learn the basics to get you started designing content for print or web. The first half of the class will convene in one of our Digital Commons meeting spaces, where we will take a guided tour of navigation panels and tool bars. We will learn how to use and manipulate basic design elements, import files, set page preferences and discover a few shortcuts along the way. We will finish by designing a logo for yourself, your business, your nephew, or whatever you like with work sessions on our new Macs.

A Vine tutorial

Published on Saturday, July 13, 2013

VineRecord quiet moments, artistic narratives, or just plain goofy fun with an app called Vine!

Essentially a stop-motion video app for your iPhone, Vine lets users create their own short, 30-second films to share with the world.

See an example here!

All ages are welcome. Please bring your own iPhone. Starting July 17, sessions will host seven students at a time every Wednesday at 1 p.m. for approximately 1 hour. Props are recommended but not necessary. Sessions are on a first-come, first-served basis.

For more information, please contact My Nguyen.

Published on Friday, July 12, 2013

bookcoverIt's a graphic novel so disgusting that you won't be able to put it down. The main character, Detective Chu, literally takes bites out of crime whether they're fresh or fetid and decomposing. Tony is a cibopath, meaning that he gets psychic information from the food he eats. If he eats an apple, he learns about how the apple grew, and if he eats a hot dog, he feels something much different.

Published on Friday, July 12, 2013

cra1The Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Pub. L 88-352) is considered the nation's most comprehensive civil rights law enacted by Congress to end discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex or national orgin. President John F. Kennedy first proposed the landmark action in a July 11, 1963 nationally televised address. President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the legislation into law on July 2, 1964.

A Narrative History of African American Writers and Critics 1934-1960

Published on Thursday, July 11, 2013

Indignant Generation Book CoverThe Indignant Generation has garnered numerous honors since it was published in 2011.

Teen Space Craft Books

Published on Wednesday, July 10, 2013
home, paper, scissors by Patricia Zapata

Are you tired of the hot and sticky weather? Want to stay cool and busy? Visit Teen Space and browse craft books.

Patricia Zapata, author of home, paper, scissors, offers 33 crafts to decorate your home. With few materials needed, check out the ease with which to create a Sunburst Wreath or a Pleated Table Runner. All you need after paper and scissors is glue for a spectacular object of art.

'The Life of Kelly Miller' by Dr. Ida E. Jones

Published on Monday, July 8, 2013

Kelly Miller bookPlease join us in the Black Studies Center on Tuesday, July 16 at 6:30 p.m. as Dr. Ida E. Jones, Assistant Curator of Manuscripts in the Moorland-Spingarn Research Center, discusses her book, The Heart of the Race Problem: The Life of Kelly Miller.

This is the first comprehensive biography of Miller, noted intellectual and civil rights advocate, who rubbed shoulders with such greats as Nannie Helen Burroughs, W.E.B. Dubois, Booker T. Washington and Mary McLeod Bethune.

Join us in Room 316.

Teen Space Personal Connection

Published on Monday, July 8, 2013

No More Strangers Now interviews by Tim McKeeTeen Space librarians and teens are excited about poetry group Split this Rock's visit to Tshwane ('T' is silent), located near Pretoria, South Africa. Split this Rock meets weekly in Teen Space to discuss the writing of poetry. At each session, members compose and read aloud their poems for feedback from each other. Teen Space has hosted the group's poetry slams attended by many teen patrons.

Published on Sunday, July 7, 2013

Do you want to join a book group, but don't have the time to attend meetings? Do you like using social media and are looking for a good group to discuss your latest literary indulgence or to learn what others are reading?

Join our online book discussion group on Goodreads

For July, the DC Public Library's Goodreads group is featuring audiobooks. Choose from one of the titles below, or check out the Goodreads shelf for more suggestions.  We look forward to hearing from you in our discussion!

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