Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

The DC Public Library will be closed on the following dates: Jan. 16 for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and Jan. 20 for Inauguration Day

Share Your MLK Library Memories

Monday, January 23, 2017, 5:00 pm

The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, DC Public Library’s central library, will undergo a complete modernization, starting this year. Before the library closes, we want you to share your memories about the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library. These memories may be curated and shared with the public through social media or collected by Special Collections. A Studio Lab staff member will contact you to help coordinate and execute your recording.

Memory Lab Drop-In Tours

Monday, January 23, 2017, 6:00 pm

The Memory Lab is our latest DIY space where you can digitize your home movies, scan photographs and slides, and learn how to care for your physical and digital family heirlooms. Want to learn more about the Memory Lab? Come to the Digital Commons to get a tour of the lab and ask questions about your personal archiving project. 
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PowerPoint I Basics

Monday, January 23, 2017, 6:30 pm

In this 2-hour class, you will 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: L. D. Wright 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:
Pajama Story Time

Pajama Story Time

Monday, January 23, 2017, 7:00 pm

An evening story time where pajamas are encouraged but not required. These 30-40 minute evening programs are designed to delight children of all ages. Filled with stories and activities that promote and develop language skills and imagination, these programs encourage children to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning. 
DC Health Link Enrollment

DC Health Link Enrollment

Tuesday, January 24, 2017, 1:00 pm

Health Link Assisters will be on hand to answer questions regarding the Affordable Care Act and Health Plans. Enrollment sessions are available:   Sundays from 1:30 - 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays from 1 - 4 p.m.
MS Excel 2013

Excel I Basics

Tuesday, January 24, 2017, 2:00 pm

In this 2-hour class, you will learn more features of this spreadsheet software that can help you further 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, and the skills acquired in PC Basics, Word I Basics, Word II Intermediate and Excel I Basics. You will learn to: Manage the screen view and navigate multiple worksheets in a workbook.
Computer Keyboard

Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing Clinic

Tuesday, January 24, 2017, 4:30 pm

In this 1 hour and 45 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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Fab Lab: Sewing Machine Certification

Tuesday, January 24, 2017, 6:00 pm

Learn the basics of how to thread, operate, and troubleshoot a standard electric sewing machine in this interactive tutorial. Please note that a prior Fab Lab Orientation is required for this class. Space is limited due to the hands-on nature of the class, so please register at bit.ly/labsclasses to reserve your spot.*
MS Excel 2013

Excel II Intermediate

Tuesday, January 24, 2017, 6:30 pm

In this 2-hour class, you will learn more features of this spreadsheet software that can help you further your career. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis. Instructor: R. Oberleitner 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 Excel I Basics. You will learn to: Manage the screen view and navigate multiple worksheets in a workbook.
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3-D Printer Certification

Tuesday, January 24, 2017, 7:00 pm

This is the certification and training to use the 3-D Printers in the FabLab.All students must take a Fab Lab orientation (register here) before registering for this training! No exceptions. Space is limited, so please register at bit.ly/labsclasses to reserve your spot.*

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