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
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.
Practice home-row key typing in self-paced exercises.
In this 2 hour class, you will learn how to use your mobile devices more securely. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis.
Instructor: Curtis P. and Amanda S.
Computer Lab, Room 311
Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well, and the skills acquired in PC Basics, Word I Basics, Web I Basics, and Email Basics.
You will learn:
To engage your mobile device's internal security features
The activities and sites to avoid security risks
Friday Lunch and Learn is an hour-long bring-your-own brown-bag lunch and Adaptive Technology discussion held in room 215, Center for Accessibility at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library every Friday from 12 noon to 1:00 p.m. It is an opportunity for people enrolled in the JAWS classes to share information.
Let’s Communicate in American Sign Language: Beginning Level
9:30 - 10:55 a.m.
Join us in this beginning level class, which covers 100+ ASL vocabulary words and rules of grammar. Review what you know, learn new signs, and practice conversation. Although focus is on beginners, everyone is welcome to join the class, regardless of skill level. The class is FREE. No need to register.
Class meets in the Center for Accessibility, Room 215.
In this 2-hour class, you will learn the Mail Merge feature, using the Step-by-Step Mail Merge Wizard in Word. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis.
Instructor: C. Myers
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:
Engage the Step-by-Step Mail Merge Wizard to mail merge letters, envelopes and labels
Personal Reflections of Dr. King as remembered by a Malcolmite
Please join us on Tuesday, April 28 at 6:30 p.m. for a dynamic discussion on the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with Mr. A. Peter Bailey, journalist and self-described, Malcomite.
Bailey, a personal associate of Malcolm X and the author of Witnessing Brother Malcolm X, The Master Teacher: A Memoir promises to bring a radical perspective to a familiar topic. A veteran journalist and participant in the civil rights movement, Bailey was also present at the March on Washington in 1963.
Working on something, but you're stuck? Want some feedback from someone other than family or friends?
In April, members of the Aspiring Writers Circle will meet and share their work for comments by their peers. You must be a member to participate but joining is easy. Just attend our membership meeting on Tuesday, April 14 in the Digital Commons and sign up!
On April 28, at 6 p.m., join us for our Movie of the Month, Dead Poets Society, in celebration of National Poetry Month. The "up the academy" tone of this award-winner has earned it a special niche in Hollywood history.
Peter Weir directed the film from a screenplay by Tom Schulman. Starring Robin Williams as a teacher using poetry to champion creativity and free expression, it is based on the screenwriter's own prep school experiences.
Celebrate National Poetry Month at this Special Event!
April is National Poetry Month. Come celebrate it at this "One Night Only" event.
Calling all poets! Come take the mike and take the room, as you join a community of poets sharing their work at your favorite downtown library for one night only.
On Monday, April 13 at 6 p.m. local poets will gather in Room A-5 to share their work. You could be one of them!
Attendance is open to all, but participants must register online at:
If you like your books to be anchored in reality, with authentic characters and believable plots, these are the books for you. Characters’ decisions and actions will be easy to relate to, because they are things that can -- and have -- happened.
Musicians - they make great music and write powerful lyrics. Ever wonder if it’s because of reading striking and influential books? We asked the bands playing the April 2 Library Basement Show:
What book changed your life after you read it?
Listen to music newly added to National Recording Registry
The Library of Congress and Librarian of Congress James H. Billington added a number of new recordings to the National Recording Registry.
Every year, the Librarian of Congress is charged with picking 25 recordings that are "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant."
Games galore for teens with Xbox 360 Kinect, Wii and More
Like playing video or board games? We’ve got you covered.
Come to Games Galore on Saturday, March 28 at 3:30 p.m. at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, Room 215, and get gaming!
We will be playing Xbox 360 Kinect, Wii, and board games. We also have some cutting-edge equipment from the AbleGamers Foundation that helps broaden access to video games to enable gamers of all physical and visual abilities.
This event is for teens ages 13-19.