Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

Toddler Story Time

Toddler Story Time

Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016, 10 a.m.

Get up and get moving at our Toddler Story Times. These 20-30 minute programs are full of books, songs and fun activities that are designed to help develop your child’s language skills. Children ages 18-36 months and their caregivers are encouraged to engage with the stories and activities and participate in the program along with the children. 
Preschool Story Time

Preschool Story Time

Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016, 11 a.m.

Share the fun of reading with your children ages 3-5 years. Children and their caregivers, will explore stories and activities to encourage children to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning. These 30-40 minute programs are designed to promote language and listening skills, expand children’s imaginations and arouse their curiosity about the world around them.

#brownbagdc Book Chat

Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016, 12 p.m.

Join the conversation!  This Twitter book club meets every Wednesday of the month at lunchtime to compare notes with library staffers on what you're currently reading.  Love it or hate it, we want to know.  Or you can share in person. Just drop into the Popular Library during the meeting and get a free book or audiobook and a stylish but sturdy library tote to carry home your treasure. The meetings are held from 12 noon until 1 p.m at #brownbagdc
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Kids Club: Building Bonanza

Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016, 2 p.m.

Come build with us!  Design structures to meet our challenges using three different materials - sticks, cups, and blocks.   For children ages 2 and up and their caregivers.
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Kids Club

Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016, 2 p.m.

Join us every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 2 p.m. for Kids Club. An hour of fun activities for children ages 6-12. Call for more information. 202-727-1248.
Microsoft PowerPoint

PowerPoint II Intermediate

Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016, 2:15 p.m.

In this 2-hour class, you will expand your PowerPoint skills by engaging features that enhance the construction, the structure and the collaborative dynamics of a slide show presentation. 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, Word II Intermediate, and PowerPoint Basics You will learn to: Create photo albums
Computer Keyboard

Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing Clinic

Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016, 4:45 p.m.

In this 1 hour and 15 minute session, you will engage self-paced, practice tutorials and custom lessons for improving typing and keyboarding skills, in order to help you create the cover letter and résumé needed to launch your career. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis. Instructor: M. Rivera Computer Lab, Room 311 Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well. Class Objectives: Practice home-row key typing in self-paced exercises.
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Laser Cutting Certification

Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016, 6 p.m.

Patrons will need to pass Fab Lab orientation before they can take this class. Join us in MLK's Fab Lab and learn how to use our laser cutter!
Website Construction

Build a Website 1-2-3

Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016, 6:15 p.m.

In this 2-hour class, you will learn how to build a website by engaging three critical considerations:  choosing your domain name, choosing a web host, and choosing from among various methods for creating the content of your web page.  Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis. Instructor: L. Atwater Computer Lab, Room 311
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Rush Hour Reads

Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016 (All day)

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

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