Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

The DC Public Library will be closed for Memorial Day on Sunday, May 29 and Monday, May 30.
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Rush Hour Reads

Thursday, June 9, 2016 (All day)

Want to read more? A few minutes during your commute or at lunch can really add up.
Baby Lap Time

Baby Lap Time

Thursday, June 9, 2016, 10 a.m.

A story time experience for our youngest library users and their caregivers. These 20-30 minutes story times introduce books, songs, rhymes, tickles and bounces developmentally appropriate for children ages birth to when they start walking.  Baby Lap Time is a wonderful way to introduce your child to the joys of reading in a positive and fun atmosphere. This story time is designed so the baby will be in their caregiver’s lap and the grownup is actively involved in the program. It is recommended that each child have their own adult with them. 
Baby and Toddler Story Time

Baby and Toddler Story Time

Thursday, June 9, 2016, 11 a.m.

These 20-30 minute story times are full of books, songs, rhymes and fingerplays for children birth to two years old. Our Baby and Toddler Story Time is a great way to introduce your child to language skills in a positive and fun environment. With slightly more activity and movement than our lap times, children and their caregivers are encouraged to engage with the books and songs and to actively participate in the program. 
PC Basics

PC Basics I - Beginner

Thursday, June 9, 2016, 2 p.m.

For those who need to come into the world of computers, this is the class for you. In this 2-hour class, you will 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:
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Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing Clinic

Thursday, June 9, 2016, 4:15 p.m.

In this 1 hour and 15 minute session, you will engage self-paced, practice tutorials and custom lessons for improving typing and keyboarding skills, in order 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: M. Rivera 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.
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Maker's Social Club: Donald Duck Day!

Thursday, June 9, 2016, 7 p.m.

The Labs are hosting a major birthday bash for one of the most beloved Walt Disney characters. That's right, Donald Duck Day is approaching!  Join us and celebrate the anniversary of Donald Duck's debut in The Wise Little Hen on July 9, 1934. Come reminisce in your childhood by creating 3-D printed ducks on our 3D printers. Light snacks will be provided.   
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3D Printer Certification

Thursday, June 9, 2016, 7 p.m.

You will need to have passed Fab Lab orientation before taking this class. Learn how to use a Makerbot 3D printer during this hour-long class. Students will learn how to prepare digital files for printing, change filament, and many more essential skills. Once certified you will be able to make reservations on the 3D printers for your personal projects.
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iMovie 101

Tuesday, March 17, 2015, 7 p.m.

Learn to edit and present digital footage on an Apple platform. iMovie tutorials can teach you how to create, edit, and add music to your videos. Begin the process of splicing together your documentary or use iMovie to make vacation movies and sports highlight reels, then learn to share your videos with the world. This class will take place in the Studio Lab and is limited to six registrants. Please register at www.bit.ly/labsclasses  
Rush Hour Reads logo.The Prince book cover.The Buddha in the Attic book cover.The White Feather book cover.Of Mice and Men book cover.Daisy Miller book cover.We Live in Water book cover.The Red Badge of Courage book cover.A Room of One's Own book cover.Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit book cover.The Picture of Dorian Gray book cover.

Rush Hour Reads

Friday, June 10, 2016 (All day)

Want to read more? A few minutes during your commute or at lunch can really add up.
Toddler Story Time

Toddler Story Time

Friday, June 10, 2016, 10 a.m.

Get up and get moving at our Toddler Story Times. These 20-30 minute programs are full of books, songs and fun activities that are designed to help develop your child’s language skills. Children ages 18-36 months and their caregivers are encouraged to engage with the stories and activities and participate in the program along with the children. 

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