Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

Microsoft PowerPoint

PowerPoint II Intermediate

Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016, 7:30 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: S. Dodge 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
Baby Lap Time

Baby Lap Time

Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016, 10 a.m.

A story time experience for our youngest library users and their caregivers. These 20-30 minutes story times introduce books, songs, rhymes, tickles and bounces developmentally appropriate for children ages birth to when they start walking.  Baby Lap Time is a wonderful way to introduce your child to the joys of reading in a positive and fun atmosphere. This story time is designed so the baby will be in their caregiver’s lap and the grownup is actively involved in the program. It is recommended that each child have their own adult with them. 
Baby and Toddler Story Time

Baby and Toddler Story Time

Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016, 11 a.m.

These 20-30 minute story times are full of books, songs, rhymes and fingerplays for children birth to two years old. Our Baby and Toddler Story Time is a great way to introduce your child to language skills in a positive and fun environment. With slightly more activity and movement than our lap times, children and their caregivers are encouraged to engage with the books and songs and to actively participate in the program. 

Brown Bag Chamber Recital

On the first Thursday of each month, the DC Public Library presents a performance of chamber music. The recital is held at noon in room A-5.  Performers include internationally-known local musicians. For more information, please contact the Information Services Department, 202-727-1291.

Kids Club: Dinosaurs

Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016, 2 p.m.

Have a love for dinosaurs? This Kids Club is for you! Join us as we explore books about dinosaurs, then create your own dinosaur out of pasta. Ages 12 and under.
The Little Foxes book cover.Arena Stage poster featuring Marg Helgenberger as Regina. Illustrated by Sam Spratt.Broadway poster from the original production featuring Tallulah Bankhead.

Literary Book Group

Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016, 2:30 p.m.

Join us each month as we meet to discuss a lively variety of thought-provoking literature, including fiction and nonfiction, essays and articles, poetry and drama. 

3-D Printer Certification Class

Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016, 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.

Audio Basics

Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016, 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

Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016, 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 Learn more about the Espresso Book Machine.
Coffee & Conversation

Coffee & Conversation

Friday, Sept. 2, 2016, 11 a.m.

Join DCPL customers and staff for coffee, conversation, and sometimes even a craft on the 1st and 3rd Fridays of each month at MLK in the Great Hall.  In the uniquely vibrant and dynamic space that is DCPL, Coffee & Conversation brings together customers from all walks of life in informal conversation focused on relevant and engaging topics discussed over a cup of coffee.