Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

Introduction to Photoshop

Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014, 4:30 p.m.

Tour the Photoshop CS6 workspace, toolbars and panels while learning fun and easy ways to edit and enhance your photos.Crop, scale and rotate, apply color correction, and learn how to work with layers.Finally, test out these new skills on the iMac creative stations in Digital Commons.

DC Youth Slam Team Poetry Workshop

Tuesday, Nov. 4, 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.Ages 13-19.

Lets Communicate in American Sign Language

Tuesday, Nov. 4, 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
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NaNoWriMo Meetup!

Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014, 6 p.m.

Cross this one off your list: Get ready for National Novel Writing Month in November.  Join other aspiring writers in the Digital Commons, as we begin stacking pages of our manuscripts.  You can do this, and you are not alone! (Drop by after you vote, or vote in the Great Hall.) Visit for more information about writing events at your favorite downtown library.  

DC Reads: African Film Series

Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014, 6 p.m.

DC Public Library has lined up two special documentary films about life of African immigrants in the United States and their connection to the complex issues facing their home countries. Both shows start at 6 p.m. in Room A-5.

Breaking Barriers to Employment: Discrimination

Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014, 6:30 p.m.

Are you a jobseeker with questions about discrimination?  Do you believe that discrimination is preventing you from getting or keeping a job?  As part of the D.C. Public Library and Neighborhood Legal Services Program’s (NLSP’s) Breaking Barriers to Employment series, special guests from D.C. Office of Human Rights will give a one-hour-and-15-minute (6:30 - 7:45 p.m.) presentation on how D.C. jobseekers can deal with employment discrimination.

Book Formatting Basics Using MS Word

Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014, 7 p.m.

Come receive instruction on how to format materials for the Espresso Book Machine (EBM). Functions like headers, footers, table of contents, and page numbering will be addressed.

Tales for Twos and Threes

Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014, 10 a.m.

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

Preschool Story Time

Wednesday, Nov. 5, 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, Nov. 5, 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.