Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

Japanese Way of Tea

Japanese “Way of Tea” Demonstration

Saturday, June 11, 2016, 1 p.m.

The Urasenke Tea Ceremony Association of Washington, D.C. will share the basic principles of the Chado (The Japanese “Way of Tea”) and demonstrate how a bowl of tea satisfies our physical thirst and offers harmony with nature. In the Teen Space.
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Making Music & Preserving History

Saturday, June 11, 2016, 1 p.m.

Are you a musician or collector of music?  Are you interested in preserving your audiovisual materials, photographs, posters and other artifacts? Please join us for Making Music & Preserving History, a 90-minute personal archiving workshop led by Derek Gray,  DCPL Archivist, and Kenneth Despertt, Special Collections Librarian.  The program will take place in the Great Hall and will feature live jazz musical performances by the DC Legendary Musicians, Inc. band.   During the workshop, we will discuss:  
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Japanese "Way of Tea" Demonstration

Saturday, June 11, 2016, 1 p.m.

The Teen Space will have some special guests! The Urasenke Tea Ceremony Association of Washington, D.C. will share the basic principles of the Chado (The Japanese “Way of Tea”) and demonstrate how a bowl of tea satisfies our physical thirst and offers harmony with nature.
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Games for All!

Saturday, June 11, 2016, 1 p.m.

All Ages Gaming at Your Favorite Downtown Library
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Battle Subway Pokémon League

Saturday, June 11, 2016, 2 p.m.

New Meeting Room! If you love Pokémon, you won't want to miss this.  Battle Subway is an official league of the Pokémon Company International.
Mail Merge in MS Word

Mail Merge in MS Word

Saturday, June 11, 2016, 2:30 p.m.

In this 2-hour class, you will 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: D. P. Grogan 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
Capital Tangueros

Library Tango Practica

Saturday, June 11, 2016, 2:30 p.m.

Learn and practice the Argentine Tango with Bahman Aryana of Rendezvous Tango. Classes held at MLK Library the 1st, 2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month. On 3rd Saturdays, classes are held at the Southwest Neighborhood Library. All levels welcome.  
Sign Language ABC

Let's Communicate in American Sign Language: Beginning Level

Saturday, June 11, 2016, 4 p.m.

Join us in this beginning level class, which covers 100+ ASL vocabulary words and rules of grammar. Any skill level is welcome to join the class to review what you know, learn new signs, and practice conversation. The class is FREE. No need to register. However since space is limited, participation is limited to those who show up early enough to get a seat in the class. The class runs weekly from June 11 - August 13, 2016 from 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. in the Center for Accessibility Learning Lab, room 215.     
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Rush Hour Reads

Sunday, June 12, 2016 (All day)

Want to read more? A few minutes during your commute or at lunch can really add up.
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Book Share

Sunday, June 12, 2016, 2 p.m.

Let’s talk books, the characters in them, and the writers who created them. We’ll ask lots of thinking  questions that have no right answers—we want to hear what YOU have to say.  Bring your opinions! Ages 6-12. No registration required. Please call 202-727-1248 with any questions.  

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