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Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016

photo with craft supplies

Family Crafting Night in the Fab Lab

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

3 p.m.
Make paper roll mermaids, decorate 3-D starfishes, and create seashell sun-catchers from laser cut stencils and tissue paper! Recommended for children 6 and above. Children under the age of 6 are not permitted in the lab. Guardians are required to stay with the children while they are in the lab.  

Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016

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3-D Printer Certification Class

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

7 p.m.
This is the certification and training to use the 3-D Printers in the FabLab. All students must take a FabLab orientation before registering for the training! No exceptions. Click on the link at right for the 3-D Printing Certification Training Registration Form.
microphone

Audio Basics

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

7 p.m.
In this class, students will learn the basics of the equipment we have in the Digital Production Suite and different ways to record audio in the Studio Lab. Register on the Studio Lab page.  
espresso book machine

EBM I: Self-Publishing Basics

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

7 p.m.
The class will introduce you to the Espresso Book Machine and the requirements for printing a manuscript on the Espresso Book Machine at the D.C. Public Library. Register at bit.ly/MLKDreamLab. Learn more about the Espresso Book Machine.

Friday, Sept. 2, 2016

cross stitched jewelry

Lunch at the Labs: Laser Cut Cross Stitched Jewelry

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

1 p.m.
In this Lunch at the Labs class students will learn both the basics of cross-stitching on wooden jewelry pieces and the basics of jewelry assembly. The class is limited to 10 registrants. Register at our classes page

Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2016

sewing machine photo

Fab Lab: Sewing Machine Basics

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6 p.m.
Learn the basics of how to thread, operate, and troubleshoot a standard electric sewing machine in this interactive tutorial. Space is limited due to the hands-on nature of the class, so please register at bit.ly/labsclasses to reserve your spot.* You can find more information about the Labs at DC Public Library and upcoming classes here.

Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016

Studio Lab Orientation

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6 p.m.
This is the required first step towards getting access to the Studio Lab at MLK Library. Participants must have a DC Public Library library card. Register on our classes page

Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016

Studio Lab Orientation

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6 p.m.
This is the required first step towards getting access to the Studio Lab at MLK Library. Participants must have a DC Public Library library card. Register on our classes page
bookblock

EBM II: Preparing the Book Block

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

7 p.m.
The class will introduce you to the requirements for preparing the book block (book interior) on Microsoft Word for Espresso Book Machine publishing. Register at bit.ly/MLKDreamLab. Learn more about the Espresso Book Machine.
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3-D Printer Certification Class

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

7 p.m.
This is the certification and training to use the 3-D Printers in the FabLab. All students must take a FabLab orientation before registering for the training! No exceptions. Click on the link at right for the 3-D Printing Certification Training Registration Form.
DiWire Lamp

DiWire Certifcation

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

7 p.m.
You must have taken the Fab Lab Orientation to qualify for this certification.

Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016

Advanced 3D Printing Workshop

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

2 p.m.
This is an advanced workshop for FabLab users who have already taken their 3D Printer Certification Class and are looking to practice their skills. Drop in at any time during the workshop and start tinkering! You MUST have taken the 3D Printer Certification class, no exceptions. Registration is required for this class.  

Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016

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3-D Scanner Certification

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6 p.m.
This is the training and certification class for using the 3-D Laser Scanner in the FabLab. All students must attend a FabLab Orientation before registering for the training! No exceptions! Click on the link at right to view the 3-D Scanner Certification Training form.

Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016

Facebook Archiving

Digital Archiving with Facebook

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

7 p.m.
Learn how to download your Facebook data and get started on a personal digital archive. Laptops will be provided for a hands-on experience, but bring your own if you have one. Register at: bit.ly/MLKDreamLab.

Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016

password on phone

Computer Privacy Basics: Password Protection

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

7 p.m.
At this class learn the basics of creating better passwords and find out about what programs can help you better protect yourself online. Register on our classes page
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3-D Printer Certification Class

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

7 p.m.
This is the certification and training to use the 3-D Printers in the FabLab. All students must take a FabLab orientation before registering for the training! No exceptions. Click on the link at right for the 3-D Printing Certification Training Registration Form.

Monday, Sept. 19, 2016

The Labs at DCPL Logo Laser Cut

Learn to Use a Laser Cutter

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

1 p.m.
You will need to pass Fab Lab orientation before you can take this class. Join us in MLK's Fab Lab and learn how to use our laser cutter!

Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016

sewing machine photo

Fab Lab: Sewing Machine Basics

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6 p.m.
Learn the basics of how to thread, operate, and troubleshoot a standard electric sewing machine in this interactive tutorial. Space is limited due to the hands-on nature of the class, so please register at bit.ly/labsclasses to reserve your spot.* You can find more information about the Labs at DC Public Library and upcoming classes here.

Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016

Studio Lab Orientation

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6 p.m.
This is the required first step towards getting access to the Studio Lab at MLK Library. Participants must have a DC Public Library library card. Register on our classes page

Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016

Studio Lab Orientation

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6 p.m.
This is the required first step towards getting access to the Studio Lab at MLK Library. Participants must have a DC Public Library library card. Register on our classes page
book cover

EBM III: Preparing the Book Cover

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

7 p.m.
The class will introduce you to the requirements for preparing the book cover on Photoshop for Espresso Book Machine publishing. Register at bit.ly/MLKDreamLab. Learn more about the Espresso Book Machine.
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3-D Printer Certification Class

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

7 p.m.
This is the certification and training to use the 3-D Printers in the FabLab. All students must take a FabLab orientation before registering for the training! No exceptions. Click on the link at right for the 3-D Printing Certification Training Registration Form.

Friday, Sept. 30, 2016

save the date

UNCENSORED: The Cocktail Party 2016

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

7 p.m.
Please join us at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library for our annual Banned Books Week fundraiser celebrating the freedom to read, create and express. The DC Public Library Foundation and Event Chairs Jennifer Barger, Holly Bass, DC Brau, Derek Brown, Anna Fuhrman, Mess Hall DC, Svetlana Legetic and Morgan H. West invite you to UNCENSORED: The Cocktail Party 2016 Friday, September 30, 2016 Provocative Art /// Live Music /// Exclusive Cocktails