Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

brown bag book chat.

Wednesday, April 8, 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, April 8, 2015, 1:30 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 - Beginner

Wednesday, April 8, 2015, 3 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, April 8, 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!

Meet, Learn, Know: Career, Education, Vocation

Wednesday, April 8, 2015, 5:30 p.m.

Professional development is important at any stage of a person's career. It helps to learn new job skills in competitive economic times. This class will cover materials that can enhance your résumé, from education and certification resources to occupation overviews and tips for the job search. This class will be held in the MLK Computer Lab, Room 311. Please register here.
From film to phone photography 101

Photography 101: From Film to Phone

Wednesday, March 11, 2015, 6:30 p.m.

Are you curious about the basics of photography? In this class we’ll begin with a very brief modern history of photography. We’ll then explore the most essential camera parts and settings. Lastly, we’ll review photo composition to find out what makes a great photo. Bring your point-and-shoot, DSLR or camera phone -  whatever you use we’ll experiment at the end of class and find out how great your photos can really be.
Building Wonder, Designing Dreams: The Bookmaking of Brian Selznick

Building Wonder, Designing Dreams: The Bookmaking of Brian Selznick

Thursday, April 9, 2015 (All day)

This interactive, multi-media exhibit for all ages celebrates the bookmaking of children’s author and illustrator, Brian Selznick—his exquisite artistry, experimentation with form and narrative and spellbinding storytelling. It is timed to engage visitors with Selznick’s work and themes in anticipation of his May 8 lecture and May 9 family program at the library; visit for details.
Yours Naturally: Beauty that grows on you

Yours Naturally: Beauty that grows on you

Thursday, April 9, 2015 (All day)

Yours Naturally: Beauty that Grows on You is a national photography exhibition produced by photographer Jason Miccolo Johnson. The exhibition celebrates the beauty of women who wear natural hairstyles. The photographs feature women throughout the African Diaspora of various ages, sizes, and complexions. Women representing a variety of professions are photographed both in the studio as well as on stunning locations.
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Google for Nonprofits Training

Thursday, April 9, 2015, 9:30 a.m.

You are changing the world and changing your community right here in the District of Columbia. We want to help.
Story Time for One-Year-Olds

Wonderful Ones

Thursday, April 9, 2015, 10 a.m.

An interactive story time to encourage early literacy skills for 1-year-old children through stories, songs and rhymes. Ages 12 - 24 months.