Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

#brownbagdc Book Chat

Wednesday, Oct. 19, 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
Internet via the World Wide Web

Web I Basics

Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016, 1:30 p.m.

In this 2-hour class, you will learn the basic terminology and navigational skills associated with surfing and searching the Internet via the World Wide Web. These skills can help you search online job boards and complete online job applications. 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 and Word I Basics. You will learn to:
Laser cut diamond shapes

Learn to Use a Laser Cutter

Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016, 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.* 

Studio Lab Orientation

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
Laser cut phone cradle

Laser Cutting Certification

Wednesday, June 29, 2016, 6 p.m.

You will need to pass Fab Lab orientation before you can take this class.


Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016, 6:30 p.m.

In this 2-hour class, you will learn the latest HTML standard (HTML 5) and how to engage its enhanced capability to deliver multimedia, graphics and other rich content in the creation of Web pages. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis. Instructor: S. Dodge Computer Lab, Room 311
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Books & Bars

Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016, 7 p.m.

Join DC Public Library librarians on the third Wednesday of each month at Gordon Biersch Brewery for a modern-day book club.&nb

Let's Communicate in American Sign Language: Intermediate Level

Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016, 7:15 p.m.

Let’s Communicate in American Sign Language: Intermediate Level Join us in this intermediate-level class.   Review what you know, learn new signs, and practice conversation.  Although focus is on those who already have familiarity with American Sign Language, everyone is welcome to join the class, regardless of skill level.  The class is FREE. No need to register. Class meets at the Southeast Neighborhood Library, 403 7th St. SE  
Job Seekers Drop-In Clinic

Job Seekers Drop-In Clinic

Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016, 10 a.m.

Are you a job seeker in need of assistance with your job search process?  Then please attend the Job Seekers Drop-In Clinic, sponsored by the DC Public Library, where you will be able to accomplish the job-seeking tasks that support a successful job search.. The Job Seekers Drop-In Clinic is conducted in the Computer Lab, Room 311, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., June - August. Drop-In services include individualized assistance with the following job-seeking tasks:   Creating an email account
Baby Lap Time

Baby Lap Time

Thursday, Oct. 20, 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.