Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

Computer Keyboard

Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing Clinic

Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016, 4:30 p.m.

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. Class Objectives: Practice home-row key typing in self-paced exercises.
Microsoft Access

Access II Intermediate

Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016, 6 p.m.

In this 2-hour class, you will expand on your Microsoft Access skills by learning how to build queries, aggregate data using basic functions, rename fields, and create macros. Instructor: P. McFadden 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, Excel I Basics, Excel II Intermediate, Excel III Advanced and Access I Basics. Familiarity with the keyboard is also required. You will learn to:
Studio Set Up via Adam Rhoades Creative Commons on Flickr

Three-Point Lighting Basics

Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016, 7 p.m.

In this class, students will learn the basics of three-point lighting for film and photography, using DC Public Library's lighting kits. They'll also learn the very basics of lighting for green screen. To register, sign up at If no dates show, the class is full.   
Cover of Under the Volcano

Books & Bars

Wednesday, Aug. 17, 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
Rush Hour Reads logo.Giovanni's Room book cover.Nightwood book cover.Train Dreams book cover.The Little Prince book cover.Dept. of Speculation book cover.The Postman Always Rings Twice book cover.Reflections in a Golden Eye book cover.We the Animals book cover.The Sand Castle book cover.Flight book cover.

Rush Hour Reads

Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016 (All day)

Want to read more? A few minutes during your commute or at lunch can really add up.
Job Seekers Drop-In Clinic

Job Seekers Drop-In Clinic

Thursday, Aug. 18, 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, Aug. 18, 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. 
Picture of pair of headphones, with rainbow colored books between the earpads

Listen Up: Talking Book Club Wants Audiobook Fans!

Thursday, Aug. 18, 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, Aug. 18, 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. 
kids club fun

Kids Club

Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016, 2 p.m.

Join us every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 2 p.m. for Kids Club. An hour of fun activities for children ages 6-12. Call for more information. 202-727-1248.