Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

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
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Let's Communicate in American Sign Language: Beginning Level

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

Let’s Communicate in American Sign Language: Beginning Level 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 at the Southeast Neighborhood Library, 403 7th St. SE.
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Laser Cutting Certification

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

You will need to pass Fab Lab orientation before you can take this class.
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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. 
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Listen Up: Talking Book Club Wants Audiobook Fans!

Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016, 11 a.m.

If you love listening to audiobooks, meet up with The Talking Book Club. We meet on the third Thursday of each month, in the Center for Accessibility (Room 215), to discuss audiobooks that spark good conversation! To get more information and know what we are reading next, call 202-727-2142.
Baby and Toddler Story Time

Baby and Toddler Story Time

Thursday, Oct. 20, 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. 
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Computer Hardware 101

Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016, 6 p.m.

In this class we will take a look inside a basic system unit.  We'll also look at a road map for entry level computer tech certification, the Comp TIA+.

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