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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

Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016

3D printer

Crafty Bastards

Library Takeout

10 a.m.
The Library will have a booth at this year's Crafty Bastards, located at Union Market! Join us as we make buttons and awesome things on our 3D printer! Sign up for a library cards and learn about free maker programs at the library.

Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016

3D printer

Crafty Bastards

Library Takeout

10 a.m.
The Library will have a booth at this year's Crafty Bastards, located at Union Market! Join us as we make buttons and awesome things on our 3D printer! Sign up for a library cards and learn about free maker programs at the library.

Tuesday, Oct. 4, 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, Oct. 5, 2016

Laser cut diamond shapes

Learn to Use a Laser Cutter

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6 p.m.
Learn everything you need to know about creating files for the laser cutter and using the machine. Registration is required, and all participants need to have taken Fab Lab Orientation. Sign up for this certification and other classes in the Fab Lab here.* 

Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016

Laser cut diamond shapes

Learn to Use a Laser Cutter

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6 p.m.
Learn everything you need to know about creating files for the laser cutter and using the machine. Registration is required, and all participants need to have taken Fab Lab Orientation. Sign up for this certification and other classes in the Fab Lab here.* 

Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016

Fab Lab Image

Fab Lab Field Trip

Georgetown Library

7 p.m.
Curious about the maker and DIY resources at the Fab Lab at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library but not sure where to start?  Join us for this field trip to the Fab Lab, where we will get a brief tour and use the 3-D printer to design and produce a trinket to take home.

Friday, Oct. 14, 2016

picture of embroidery sampler

Lunch at the Labs: Embroidery Basics

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

1 p.m.
Throughout history and across cultures, embroidery has been used to embellish and add significance to clothing, accessories, and household objects. Join Labs staff to learn basic stitches and techniques for making your possessions prettier, or adding an extra special touch to a gift. Materials will be provided, but feel free to bring your own fabric or item to practice on.

Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016

Home Movie Day

Home Movie Day

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

12 p.m.
Do you have home movies you haven't watched in forever? Do you have questions about how to preserve and maintain your 8mm films and VHS movies? Join us in the Great Hall on from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. and have your home movies inspected by local archivists. Ask questions and share your movies with the public. For more information about home movie day visit Center for Home Movies.

Tuesday, Oct. 18, 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, Oct. 19, 2016

Laser cut diamond shapes

Learn to Use a Laser Cutter

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6 p.m.
Learn everything you need to know about creating files for the laser cutter and using the machine. Registration is required, and all participants need to have taken Fab Lab Orientation. Sign up for this certification and other classes in the Fab Lab here.* 

Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016

computer hardware

Computer Hardware 101

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6 p.m.
In this class we will take a look inside a basic system unit.  We'll also look at a road map for entry level computer tech certification, the Comp TIA+.

Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016

Laser cut diamond shapes

Learn to Use a Laser Cutter

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6 p.m.
Learn everything you need to know about creating files for the laser cutter and using the machine. Registration is required, and all participants need to have taken Fab Lab Orientation. Sign up for this certification and other classes in the Fab Lab here.*