Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

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Introduction to Raspberry Pi

Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014, 7:30 p.m.

The Raspberry Pi is a credit card-sized computer that plugs into your TV and a keyboard. It can be used in electronics projects, and for running software you’d see on a desktop PC, like spreadsheets, word processors, and games. In this class, you’ll learn to understand computers from the inside out by making a Pi come to life. You do not need to bring a Raspberry Pi. Please meet in the Digital Commons area.

Baby Lapsit Storytime

Friday, Dec. 12, 2014, 10 a.m.

Come read, sing, and play with your baby at the library!This storytime 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 year old and caregivers. See you there!

Preschool Story Time

Friday, Dec. 12, 2014, 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.

Online Application Assistance

Friday, Dec. 12, 2014, 12 p.m.

Do you need assistance filling out an online application or proofing your resume? If so, please sign up at the Digital Commons Desk for a one-on-one half-hour session, email digital.commons@dc.gov, or call 202-727-1175.   To ease your application process, it is requested that you have a working email address.

Email Basics

Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014, 10 a.m.

Learn to use the basic features of Web-based email and the significant function of attaching a document, such as your résumé, to your email transmission. The job search process requires that you have an established email account. 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, and the skills acquired in PC Basics, Word I Basics and Web I Basics. You will learn to:
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Intro to Book Printing With the Espresso Book Machine

Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014, 10:30 a.m.

Come see the Espresso Book Machine (EBM) in action and receive information on where to find resources regarding formatting and self-publishing.  Please keep in mind that attendance is required to print your book.  Upcoming sessions can be found in the Library's online calendar.

Battle Subway Pokémon League

Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014, 12 p.m.

If you love Pokémon, you won't want to miss this!  Battle Subway is an official league of the Pokémon Company International.

Trading Card Meetup

Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014, 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 in the Great Hall. Enjoy swapability at the expense of your opponents and win weekly bragging rights. 

PowerPoint Basics

Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014, 12:15 p.m.

Learn the basic features for creating a dynamic PowerPoint (slide show) presentation. This software is widely used in the workplace and in educational settings. 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: Identify and navigate the basic features and elements of the Microsoft PowerPoint window.
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MailChimp 101: Email Campaigns

Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014, 2 p.m.

Could your organization or business use the help of an electornic newsletter for marketing purposes? This class will introduce you to MailChimp, a free and widely used tool, and teach you what is an 'email campaign.' In this class, we will explore MailChimp's features, touch upon email campaign etiquette, and help you get started on your first email campaign.  

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