Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

On May 8, Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library will close at 3 p.m. to set up for the Arbuthnot Honor Lecture featuring Brian Selznick.
3-D Printed Coffee Mug Holder for a Bike!

Intro to 3-D Printing for Bikes

Thursday, May 14, 2015, 7 p.m.

Curious what all the fuss is about 3-D printing? Attend this class for an overview of the 3-D printing technology currently available, plus tips for how to download your own files and have them printed into physical objects here at the library!
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National Bike to Work Day

Friday, May 15, 2015 (All day)

Celebrate National Bike to Work Day on Friday, May 15, by riding your bike to work. Come find DC Public Library at the Freedom Plaza Bike to Work morning pit-stop! Flash your DC Public library card (or sign up for one) and get a bike-friendly gift! Take a photo at our table and enter our #ReadRideDC National Bike Month contest.
Building Wonder, Designing Dreams: The Bookmaking of Brian Selznick

Building Wonder, Designing Dreams: The Bookmaking of Brian Selznick

Friday, May 15, 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 dclibrary.org/selznick for details.
Baby with book

Baby Lapsit Storytime

Friday, May 15, 2015, 10 a.m.

Come read, sing and play with your baby at the library! This story time is held in the Children's Room on the second floor of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library. For children ages birth to 1 and their caregivers. See you there!
Tales for Preschoolers

Preschool Story Time

Friday, May 15, 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. 
Building Wonder, Designing Dreams: The Bookmaking of Brian Selznick

Building Wonder, Designing Dreams: The Bookmaking of Brian Selznick

Saturday, May 16, 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 dclibrary.org/selznick for details.
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Tour de DCPL VI

Saturday, May 16, 2015, 9 a.m.

Every year, to celebrate National Bike Month, a group of library staff, advocates and community members strap on their bike helmets to help the DC Public Library promote environmentally friendly transportation and explore how our libraries connect with the communities they serve. 
Microsoft Excel

Excel I Basics

Saturday, May 16, 2015, 10 a.m.

Learn the basic features of the Microsoft Excel spreadsheet environment that are frequently used for calculation and data entry functions in the workplace. 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 PC Basics and Word I Basics. You will learn to: Identify and navigate the basic features and elements of the Microsoft Excel window.

Trading Card Meetup

Saturday, May 16, 2015, 12 p.m.

Can't get enough of Yu-Gi-Oh, Pokemon, or Magic: The Gathering? Prepare to exhibit your trading card prowess at this day-long event. Enjoy swapability at the expense of your opponents and win weekly bragging rights. 
Mail Merge in MS Word

Mail Merge in MS Word

Saturday, May 16, 2015, 12:15 p.m.

Learn the Mail Merge feature, using the Step-by-Step Mail Merge Wizard in Word. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis. Instructor: C. Myers Computer Lab, Room 311 Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well, and the skills acquired in PC Basics, Word I Basics, and Word II Intermediate. You will learn to: Engage the Step-by-Step Mail Merge Wizard to mail merge letters, envelopes and labels Create address lists as data sources for the mail merge process

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