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
Any Graphic Novels readers listening? This episode is for you!
Peter and TaChalla have tackled mystery, romance, science fiction, and historical fiction. Graphic novels just seemed like the next logical step. Unterzakhnby Leela Corman is a coming of age story of two Jewish girls growing up in New York in the 1900s.
Join us in the Great Hall on Feb. 27 at 2 p.m. for a screening of the DC Independent Film Festival movie Snowblind, the remarkable story of Rachael Scdoris, the 23-year-old blind woman who competed in the Iditarod dogsled race.
Film to be followed by a Q&A session with director Vikram Jayanti.
On Feb. 24 at 4 p.m., join us for Tech Tuesday and the Teen Video Challenge!
The Teen Video Challenge is a competition for teens to create videos that promote reading and libraries under a theme: "Every Hero Has a Story."
See below and check out the CSLP Teen Video Challenge page for details.
It’s time. The third installment of the Library Basement Show is just around the corner (Thursday, Feb. 19) and we have some information to quell your anxious show-going selves, eager to get back to one of the year’s best (FREE) music venues.
The MLK Jr. Memorial Library basement will host Laughing Man, Maloso and Peoples Drug for a seriously excellent show. But who are these creative individuals you ask? Well, the librarians asked them a few questions on topics they believe are incredibly important:
Join us on Thursday, Feb. 26 for a lunchtime book discussion of Lost in the City by Pulitzer Prize winner Edward P. Jones.
Set in Washington and written by a native Washingtonian, these stories reveal D.C. as more than just a city of monuments, but a town filled with living, breathing, and imperfect human beings. The book, the author's first, won two major literary awards.
Meet, Learn, Know is a seasonal course for library users who want to learn about DC Public Library’s extensive database collection and other online resources.
Let DC Public Library librarians guide you through each class and show you how to access and use valuable online tools.
The course for Spring 2015 is “Lifelong Learning." We'll focus on:
A celebration of legendary Washington, D.C. musicians and the historic U Street corridor
Come and celebrate the rich musical heritage of Washington, D.C. and its famed U Street corridor with the D.C. Legendary Musicians on Feb. 17 at 6 p.m. in the Great Hall!
This musical and dramatic tribute to D.C.'s finest musicians will feature performances by legendary D.C. musicians Memphis Gold, Jimi Smooth, Mark Preston, Greg Gaskins, and more.
There will also be an audio and visual presentation of the U Street Oral History Project.
This is an exciting event for the whole family!