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Making Minicomics and Zines

Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015, 6:30 p.m.

Learn to self-publish your own zine or minicomic entirely on a photocopier. We'll start by looking at some particularly innovative examples. Then we'll talk about techniques to create and mass-produce little booklets, and how to go from art or text all the way to a finished product. In groups, we'll assemble a class zine and you'll leave with your own copy.  Bring a page or two of whatever you'd like to add to the class zine: something from your sketchbook, a magazine clipping, a banana, whatever! 
March on Washington

District of Change: Is D.C. Still Chocolate City?

Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015, 7 p.m.

In honor of Black History Month, the first District of Change of 2015 will explore: Is D.C. Still Chocolate City?  The District of Columbia has always been rich in black culture and history. How will the more recent years of urban development and gentrification alter the racial, cultural, and political map of our city?
Black Space with Holly Bass

Black Space Art Exhibit

Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015 (All day)

Black Space is an art exhibition by Holly Bass in the Great Hall of the MLK Library. Black Space is a tiny house in the shape of the District, which has been a center of Black culture since the early 1900s. As D.C. residents, we all occupy black space, regardless of ethnicity or background. Visitors will be invited to share their D.C. memories with the artist and create collaborative responses – photographs, poems, sketches, and oral histories, which will be catalogued and displayed in the house.
Stories for Twos and Threes

Tales for Twos and Threes

Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015, 10 a.m.

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

Preschool Story Time

Wednesday, Feb. 11, 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.

Google Partners Connect + Bonus Group Coaching: Webinar with Google Experts on How To Grow Your Business (Registration Required)

Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015, 11:30 a.m.

Join us for Google Partners Connect, an exclusive Google webinar, featuring Google experts on how to grow your business.  An introductory discussion will begin at 11:30 a.m. with Google Partner Romona Foster, followed by a 45-minute webinar, featuring Todd Rowe, Managing Director, Global Channel Sales, and Fred Vallaeys, Google AdWords Evangelist. The webinar will be followed by a Q&A session, hosted by Google Partner, Romona Foster, and conclude at 1:30 p.m.

brown bag book chat.

Wednesday, Feb. 11, 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

Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing Clinic

Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015, 2:15 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.

PC Basics

Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015, 4 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. Green 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.
Come to Kick Back

Kick Back

Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015, 4 p.m.

Come kick back and relax in Teen Space. Wednesdays at 4 p.m., we will feature movies, talk about books, sing karaoke, hang out, and more. Ages 13-19. See you there!