Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

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Eddie Glaude Jr. on Democracy in Black

Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016, 6:30 p.m.

Join us for an evening with Eddie S. Glaude, Jr. to speak about his book Democracy in Black: How Race Still Enslaves the American Soul. This is a ticketed event.  Please visit our Eventbrite page to secure your free ticket.

Tech Talk Tuesdays

Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016, 6:30 p.m.

Tech Talk Tuesdays take place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in room 215, Center for Accessibility, at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library (Please check the DCPL calendar for changes during and immediately after holidays.) This meet-up is an opportunity for assistive technology users to get together and share information on specific topics.
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Let's Communicate in American Sign Language: Intermediate Level

Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016, 7 p.m.

Let’s Communicate in American Sign Language: Intermediate Level 7:00 - 8:00 PM 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
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3D Printer Certification

You will need to have passed Fab Lab orientation before taking this class. Learn how to use our Makerbot 3D printers during this hour-long class. Students will learn how to prepare digital files for printing, change filament, and many more essential skills. Once certified you will be able to schedule reservations on the 3D printers for your personal projects.
Preschool Story Time

Preschool Story Time

Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016, 11 a.m.

Share the fun of reading with your children ages 3-5 years. Children and their caregivers, will explore stories and activities to encourage children to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning. These 30-40 minute programs are designed to promote language and listening skills, expand children’s imaginations and arouse their curiosity about the world around them.

#brownbagdc Book Chat

Wednesday, Oct. 26, 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
PC Basics

PC Basics I - Beginner

Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016, 1:30 p.m.

For those who need to come into the world of computers, this is the class for you. In this 2-hour class, you will overcome your fears and gain the skills that can get you ready for the workplace. Also take the Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing class as a perfect complement to PC Basics. 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. You will learn to:
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Learn to Use a Laser Cutter

Wednesday, Oct. 26, 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.* 
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Laser Cutting Certification

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

Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016, 6:30 p.m.

In this 2-hour class, you will learn basic word-processing features that can help you to create letters, résumés, faxes and other documents that are used to apply for jobs. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis. Instructor: L. D. Wright Computer Lab, Room 311 Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well and the skills acquired in the PC Basics class. You will learn to: Identify and navigate the basic features and elements of the Microsoft Word window.

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