Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

The DC Public Library will be closed on the following dates: Jan. 16 for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and Jan. 20 for Inauguration Day

Memory Lab Drop-In Tours

Wednesday, January 25, 2017, 10:00 am

The Memory Lab is our latest DIY space where you can digitize your home movies, scan photographs and slides, and learn how to care for your physical and digital family heirlooms. Want to learn more about the Memory Lab? Come to the Digital Commons to get a tour of the lab and ask questions about your personal archiving project. 
NorthStar Digital Literacy Assessment Certificate

NorthStar Digital Literacy Assessment - Practice Session

Wednesday, January 25, 2017, 11:00 am

The NorthStar Digital Literacy Assessment and Certificate are respected workforce credentials that affirm your competency in basics digital literacy skills.  This 2-hour practice session will allow you to prepare for the proctored sessions of the NorthStar Digital Literacy Assessment, during which you can earn a NDLA Certificate.  However, Certificates are not awarded during this practice session  Facilitator: M. Rivera Location: Computer Lab - Room 311
Preschool Story Time

Preschool Story Time

Wednesday, January 25, 2017, 11:00 am

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, January 25, 2017, 12:00 pm

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
NorthStar Digital Literacy Assessment Certificate

NorthStar Digital Literacy Assessment and Certificate - Proctored Session

Wednesday, January 25, 2017, 2:45 pm

NorthStar Digital Literacy Assessment and Certificate   The NorthStar Digital Literacy Assessment and Certificate are respected workforce credentials that affirm your competency in basics digital literacy skills.  A photo ID will be required to logon and a passing score of 85% on each assessment will be required to receive the NDLA Certificate during this 2 hour proctored session. Proctor: D. P. Grogan Location: Computer Lab - Room 311

Studio Lab Orientation

Wednesday, January 25, 2017, 6:00 pm

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. 
laser cutter projects

Laser Cutting Certification

Wednesday, January 25, 2017, 6:00 pm

Join us in MLK's Fab Lab and learn how to use our laser cutter! This class will go over the basics of laser cutting, safety procedures, and the required software (Adobe Illustrator). Students will then be required to design and successfully cut a simple .svg file. Previous knowledge of design software is recommended. 
MS Word 2013

Word II Intermediate

Wednesday, January 25, 2017, 6:30 pm

In this 2-hour class, you will learn more features of this word-processing software that can help you further your career. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis. Instructor: R. Gopinathan Computer Lab, Room 311 Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well, and the skills acquired in PC Basics and Word I Basics. You will learn to: Navigate and adjust default settings. Create and insert stylized headers and footers, footnotes, table of contents, indexes and cover pages.

Share Your MLK Library Memories

Wednesday, January 25, 2017, 7:30 pm

The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, DC Public Library’s central library, will undergo a complete modernization, starting this year. Before the library closes, we want you to share your memories about the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library. These memories may be curated and shared with the public through social media or collected by Special Collections. A Studio Lab staff member will contact you to help coordinate and execute your recording.
Baby Lap Time

Baby Lap Time

Thursday, January 26, 2017, 10:00 am

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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