Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

Computer Keyboard

Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing Clinic

Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2015, 4 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.
Maker Camp

Maker Camp

Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2015, 4 p.m.

The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library Teen Space is a Maker Camp site!  From July 6 to Aug. 14, we will be doing exciting experiments and projects Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 4-6 p.m. and Fridays, 4-5:30 p.m. Children ages 8 and older and teens are invited to come join the fun every day of the camp or to just drop in whenever they are free.   No registration is necessary.
PC Basics

PC Basics - Beginner

Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2015, 5:30 p.m.

For those who need to come into the world of computers, this is the class for you. 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: D. P. Grogan Computer Lab, Room 311 Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well. You will learn to: Identify basic computer components and operating system features.

Aspiring Writers Circle

Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2015, 6 p.m.

The Aspiring Writers Circle meets on the second Tuesday of every month in the Digital Commons at 6 p.m. A place for peer support and networking for new and emerging writers, the Circle is open to Playwrights and Poets, Bloggers and Freelancers, Children’s authors and Graphic Novelists, Fiction and Nonfiction writers. 
Tales for Twos and Threes

Tales for Twos and Threes

Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015, 10 a.m.

Children will hear short stories, sing, do fingerplays, dance, and move to popular songs.  For ages 2-3 and their caregivers.
Tales for Preschoolers

Preschool Story Time

Wednesday, Aug. 12, 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. Ages 3-5 in the Children's Room. 

brown bag book chat.

Wednesday, Aug. 12, 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
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Free Summer Meals

Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015, 1 p.m.

DC Public Library is participating in the Free Summer Meals Program. Kids and teens eat free lunch July 6 – Aug. 14. No registration required. Lunch will be provided from 1-2:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.Lunch will be provided at the following locations Monday through Friday: Francis A. Gregory Lamond-Riggs Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library Mount Pleasant Petworth Southwest Watha T. Daniel/Shaw
John Coltrane's Giant Steps by Chris Raschka

Book Club with a Beat: A Daytime Music Discovery Program

Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015, 2 p.m.

Got an interest in music? Want to learn how to make a playlist of your favorite songs in Freegal? Join us the 2nd Wednesday of each month for a music appreciation hour, part of our Adult Daytime Programming series. We will pair a book about music with a listening and discussion session about that particular genre. 
Microsoft Word

Word I Basics

Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015, 2:15 p.m.

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. Execute multiple text-selection techniques.

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